Spring!!

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CAN YOU BELIEVE IT??? Oh, maybe that was a little over dramatic.  Ahem, let’s try this again.  Can you believe it?  I’m doing another photography post!  That’s right!  Winter (and all its wonderful coldness) has moved outta the South, and now a drizzly spring has taken its place.

*Does a face plant*

Yes, when I mean drizzly I’m serious.  MY PHOTOS TESTIFY!  Oh, right.  I wasn’t taking pictures in the rain.

Ahahaha–Let’s just move on.

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LOOK AT THIS!  What a work of art…except the red rose is kinda turning black.  Yes, I used Valentine roses for a photo shoot.  What else are they good for?

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See?  Good props!  Haha!  My expression!

So, I decided to take a photo shoot of myself.  I mean, you need good pictures of yourself, right?  But I only got about ten from a hundred.  Why?  Self timer.  *Glowers*. and little sisters. *scowl*. Okay, my sister wasn’t that bad, she just wanted a photo shoot too.

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Pretty flowers!  These are super cool, since the turn from white to brown through out the blooming process.  Man, the water tower photo bombed that one. 😦

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Yayayayayyayayyayayya!  The Bradford pears are blooming!  Am I the only one that likes their scent?  Yes?  Oh, bother.  *hides face in hands*

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Am I the only person who doesn’t like photographing bright colors?  They seem to be too bright…or something.  But these flowers are pretty!  Look how little and cute they are ❤

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The leaves are on their way!  *dances happily*. Because after the leaves means warm weather…and with the warm weather longer evenings…and with longer evenings equal wonderful strolls…and swimming!

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Yay!  The hyacinths are blooming.  Aren’t they pretty?  They’re my dad’s favorite flowers. We have purple and white, but only the purple have bloomed so far…

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More Bradford pears!  And the sky is actually remotely blue!  :0. It’s so shocking.  😉

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I had this very odd idea to use shells and flowers together.  I mean, it was supposed to work in theory.  What do you think?  Does it makes sense?

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While I was taking pictures, I came across this friendly pill bug.  Some how, he managed to get in at least six photos.  Maybe I was practicing my portrait skills????  Maybe???

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Here’s a Quince tree.  Don’t you just love the white and green?  It had SO many leaves!  Guys, it’s just March!  There’s craziness in the air!  (Or maybe that’s only me…)

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And what’s a photography post without pictures of my favorite creatures?  Hello, Mama cow!  You look so pretty with all the flowers behind you…(And your fellow kin folk)

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So, I said it’s been raining?  It had just poured before I went out to take these pictures.  Look how bright green the leaves are!  And the water droplets!  And!!!! *dies*

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Peach blossom time!  Do y’all like peaches?  I know I do!  Nothing like a sun warmed peach on a hot day.  I am a peach fan, to be sure!  (Though I prefer berries…)

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So…I’m not sure if I like this.  Ya know, it would make an awesome screen thingy.  Ya know, lock screen thing?  I’m feeling un-intelligent right now because I can’t think of the word.

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SOOOOO PRETTY!!! *Eyes pop outta head*. I CAN’T BELIEVE THIS IS ACTUALLY A PHOTO I TOOK!!!!! *gasps*. I should enter this in a contest.  Ya know, I will hold on—-

Done!  It’s entered.  *dances*. But!  I probably won’t win.

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What did you think of this post?  What is your favorite photo?  Do you enjoy photography?  Are you ready for spring?

Tootles, y’all!

~~Amie~~

Fall Decor and DIY

Hey guys!  Today I’m here to bring a bit of fall into your life.  This has been an ongoing project to decorate my desk for fall.  Actually, it was a challenge from my little sister and I’m pretty bad a turning down challenges.

Okay, here is an overall look of my humble desk.  Last week, I’m afraid to say it was piled high with papers.  That’s where the challenge came from.

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All right, we are starting on the left side of the desk.  I have made a sign to remind me who the Lord of harvest really is.  It’s taken from the hymn, “Come Ye Thankful People, Come,” which is one of my family’s favorites.IMG_9749.JPG

I also have one of my favorite decorations, my most adorable little teapot.  It’s simple cream color and I’ve placed decretive flowers in it.  Next to it I have a crocheted pumpkin (I got tired of real pumpkins rotting on me!) and Sneaky, my little fox friend.  Sneaky is made out of felt.  Isn’t he a cutie?

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Sneaky, my little fox friend!
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A crocheted pumpkin.  They don’t rot on you!

On the right side of my desk, I have three Ball mason jars, which I painted metallic gold and burgundy.  Next to them I have Nutkins, my squirrel friend and two more crocheted pumpkins.

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My little buddy, Nutkin.

Now, for the DIY.

After I made the pumpkins, I wondered what else I could make out of yarn and a needle. After considering other fall stuff, I accidentally stepped on an acorn.  What is better to go with a squirrel than an acorn??  Nothing!

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What could be better?

I’m really bad at giving instructions, so I’m hoping you’ve crocheted before if you’re going off this DIY.

First, crochet three.  Than make a ring.  After that, go around once doing a double stitch.  Now, go around twice, alternating doing two and just one double stitch in each hole thing.  After you’ve accomplished that, change yarn.  Go around twice doing two double stitches in each hole.  Then, alternate skipping a hole and doing the normal thingy.  Oh, make sure you’re still doing a double stitch.  Once you have no more holes, you’re done!

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Your acorn should look like this.

I hope that made sense.  It makes sense to me, since I made it.  If you try it out, make sure to comment down below!

Okay, now I’m doing a fun extra.  Allison said in her last art lab

“Draw a picture of what nothing would look like if it was something. I… don’t even know if this is possible.”–Allison

I took that as a challenge, and I think I have successfully drawn a picture of Nothing.  I tend to think in words, so when you see this picture, try to imagine words.

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Now, let me explain.  Nothing is actually something.  So, if you are into puzzles, look back at the letters inside nothing.

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Ah?  Did you find something interesting?  I thought you would.  Now, comment down below if you figured out the puzzle.  I want to see how many people get it.

And now I’m going to announce….A Q&A a week from Saturday!  You can comment down below with your questions and I hope I’ll be able to answer them all.  I’m actually excited about this, so y’all better comment!

Now, I’m off to figure out another puzzle and to read another book.

~~Amie~~