Thursday, December 25, 2014

Silent Night

(Start at  1:01)

 Silent night, holy night!
All is calm, all is bright.
Round yon Virgin, Mother and Child.
Holy infant so tender and mild,
Sleep in heavenly peace,
Sleep in heavenly peace.

Silent night, holy night!
Shepherds quake at the sight.
Glories stream from heaven afar
Heavenly hosts sing Alleluia,
Christ the Savior is born!
Christ the Savior is born!

Silent night, holy night!
Son of God love's pure light.
Radiant beams from Thy holy face
With dawn of redeeming grace,
Jesus Lord, at Thy birth.
Jesus Lord, at Thy birth.
Merry Christmas, everyone!  May we always remember the true meaning of Christmas.
With love, S. F.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

One Last Time

As of yesterday, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies came to the cinema. We (my sisters and I) have not seen it yet, but allow me to say: Ow. Help. Someone. DO SOMETHING! *whimpers* *refrains from tears*
Thank you for this wonderful adventure through dear Middle-earth, J. R. R. Tolkien and Sir Peter Jackson.
~ S. F.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

"Photo A Day" December - Week One

As you see from the above photo, I am doing the "Photo A Day" challenge this December. It's been brilliant so far, and without further ado, here are the photos I have taken for the last ten days. . .

 Days 1 and 2: "Joy" and "Hanging" combined into one picture. :)

Day 3: "Home Decor"
Day 4: "Hand Writing".
Days 5 and 6: "Messy" and "Glitter/Bling". (Because, after all, glitter is messy.)
Day 7: "Something Sweet". (It's popcorn, I know. But it was sweet flavoured, so therefore it counts.)
Day 8: "Weather"
Day 9: "You." (My fabulous boots.)
Day 10: "Red."

That is how many I have taken, because, obviously, it is the 10th, but I will post the next batch of photos in a few days. Until then, continue to be the amazing person you are. ♥

~ S. F.
ps.-- I was my friend Kara's "Featured Blogger" which you can see here.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The Things That Make Me, Me

Dear readers,
Since you cannot really know who I am completely know who I really am (for not even I know myself,) I have come up wit a collection of the little things that me, me, with pictures I found on Pinterest (lovely place, isn't it?).

Here you are:
The Things That Make Me, Me:

It sure is. I would love to spend a whole day out of doors.
I love hedgehogs. SO. CUTE.
A turtle. Reading. How much better can you describe me?
It's a hobbit of mine. :)

*drooling* A shortcut to mushrooms. *drooling*
The Gothard Sisters are the best!
I love that moment!
This is brilliant and so true.
*dreamy sigh* Autumn time.
Bilbo Baggins is my favourite Middle-earth-ite.
Violets in the rain. ♥ both.
Who could not adore turtles?
It's a fun life. Really. What do you do?
There you have it. A little look at me, though you knew most of that already.

Monday, October 13, 2014


Dear readers,

My friend Elizabeth Lindsay is having a photo contest and today's the deadline so I had better hurry and enter! We were to "photograph something in creation that demonstrated a certain character quality." I chose "Endurance," "Sensitivity" and "Vision".

 ~ Endurance ~
These flowers have endured much, but still look beautiful!

 ~ Sensitivity ~
This little blue parakeet was a brilliant friend. But now he has passed onto a better place. You can guess why I have this picture for "sensitivity".

 ~ Vision ~
This one speaks for itself.

Those are my entries. :) Plus another friend shared the tip for using a plastic bag to give a foggy look to pictures. I tried it with a rose and it turned out great!

 That's all for now, folks!

Friday, October 3, 2014

World Smiles Day


Wednesday, October 1, 2014

If it Hasn't Been a Year Already!

October 1st 2013:
'I have a blog of my very own called "On Solid Ground". . ."I'm going on an adventure!"' ~ My journal.
Yes, dear peoples, it has been one year that I have been "officially" S. F. (I have been commenting as "S. F." since July 1st 2013, but didn't have my own personal Blogger propfile until October 1st. ☺)
Indeed this blogging adventure has been quite a fun one.

37 published posts/14 "company members" (followers)/3358 pageviews/235 comments

Pictures 1, 2, 3, 4 are mine. The last is from the Gothard Sisters.

Thank you so much, all of you my friends. You're comments have made my day and you're all the greatest! I can't really express how happy you make me. :)

14 company member! (!!!) You all are amazing.

And now, who wants to have some fun? You do. Of course you do. Come on, let's go!

Answer-----> The poll over on the side.

Find-----> I have hidden 10 of the "We stand. . .On Solid Ground" pictures in the various posts that I have posted. Go find them. Then tell what posts they're on. You have until the 5th (Leave your answers in a comment for me to not publish.) "Hurray!" for you if you do. Ehehehe. . .
This one doesn't count. :)
Tell-----> How did you find this funny little blog o' mine? What's you're favourite post that I did? What is the tenth thing I describe myself as on my "You Can Call Me S. F." page? Is this fun or am I wasting my time?

Saturday, September 20, 2014

God Save the Queen!

Picture from Google.
For those of you who didn't know, Scotland was recently (and for sometime) wanting to be an independent country and not part our the grand United Kingdom. This last Thursday they voted yes or no. And, glory be, the United Kingdom still includes our lovely Scotland the brave! Needless to say, I am very happy about it.

Picture from Google.

On another note of British-ness, isn't Prince Harry such a hero?

Picture from FaceBook.
"Last Sunday, 5-year-old Isabelle Nixon was having trouble seeing the stage during the closing ceremony of the Invictus Games -- an international competition for wounded, injured and sick members of the armed forces -- in London, England. Lucky for little Isabelle, Prince Harry, who launched the games, noticed how upset she was and came to the rescue, lifting her onto his shoulders and dancing with her while the Foo Fighters performed on stage.

"'He approached us and smiled at me and just literally picked her up and just started to dance so she could see the stage,' Isabelle's father, Adam, the captain of Britain's wheelchair basketball team, told the Daily Mail.

"Isabelle was unaware she was dancing with the 30-year-old royal, until her mother, Taryn, told her, 'You're dancing with Prince Harry."
"'When she realized who it was, she was lost for words. She just danced along to the Foo Fighters with him and hasn’t stopped smiling since," Adam said.
"Taryn told the outlet that the 5-year-old has since been exercising her bragging rights: 'Isabelle now says she’s a princess and tells all her friends she danced with "Uncle Harry."'"

Isn't that the sweetest thing?
~ S. F.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Misty Streets - A Writing of Mine

Picture from Pinterest
A walk in the early morning while the streets are still misty is a delightful treat.
I stroll a moment too long and miss the taxi.
Leaning against the post of the "Taxi" sign, I pull on my coat tighter and watch the people walking by.
There is the lonely person walking by themself & the large group of friends.
There is the scowling person and the person who can't stop smiling.
There is the wealthy business man and the poor girl in rags.
There are those strolling slowly along and those rushing by.

 As the taxi finally drives up, I find someone else rushing up and asking if they may go first.
With my permision granted, they pay the taxi driver and state their thanks to me.

And I wait for the next taxi to come along.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

When Words Fail

There are times when words fail, even for writers. 
But I praise the Lord that He gave us all another type of way to speak what we feel and what we see in this world that He gave us; and that is through photographs.

Whether in the early morning, at noon day, or dusk, I am content with a camera in hand. If you would like, here are a few of the many photos I have taken~

And than there are the times I have editing fun. . .