Monday, September 28, 2015

Once and Only Once

Just a little (or rather, not very little) thought. . . 

Photo © S. F.
"Through this toilsome world, alas!
Once and only once I pass;
If a kindness I may show,
If a good deed I may do
To a suffering fellow man,
Let me do it while I can.
No delay, for it is plain
I shall not pass this way again."
~ Unknown

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

. . .And Autumn Begins!

Happy Autumn Everyone!

*dances around throwing red and yellow leaves like confetti*

Isn't this such a glorious season? I love it! I hope you have a brilliant autumn. ♥

With love, S. f.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Now Summer Ends. . .

Now just how did it become the last day of summer? I would like to know. It has been feeling like Autumn for the last couple of weeks, but it seems a little strange that it's going to be autumn officially tomorrow.

 As the Summer of 2015 winds down (again, HOW?!), here is what I did and didn't complete on my summer bucket list. . .

1. Sleep under the stars
I didn't sleep right under the stars, but I could see the stars though the tent roof. . . does that count? ;)
2. Go camping more than 3X
I think I did it only 3 times (in the back yard.)
3. Learn the guitar better, and bottom hand on the piano
Yes! I did semi-learn more guitar and piano (as in, I did, but I could have learned more.)
4. Write a song
I wrote poems. . .they can be a song if you put a tune to them, right?
5. Read 10 or more books
Nope. I think I read around 5 or 6.
6. Keep gratitude, prayer, quote, and drawing journals
None of the above. Oh well. . .
7. Memorise Scripture verses
I loved memorizing more of God's Words. ♥
8. Take more pictures
Now, I'm not exactly sure what I meant when I said "more pictures". . . I did take pictures, so I'll say yes.
9. Do something I've never done before
10. Read Little Women
And Little Men, too. Oh, that were wonderful.
11. Learn German
I don't think I learned any more words in German that what I knew before, so I'll have to answer 'nein'' to that.
12. Organise
That I did do, and of course I still have more to organise!
13. Go swimming!
Ah, the joys of swimming. . . *happy sigh*
14. Participate in Elizabeth's Summer Photo Challenge.
Thanks for hosting it, Elizabeth!
 15. Give this blog a new design.
16. Go through all the 'drafted' posts I never finished.

How was summer for you? If you can, sum up your summer in one word. ♥ Mine was beautiful.

Adieu, summer!

Love, S. F.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Elizabeth L.'s Summer Photo Challenge

Hi all!
Happy September to you. Isn't this such a lovely month?

For the past few months I've been taking pictures for Elizabeth's photo challenge, and even though I didn't take pictures for all of the subjects, it was a lot of fun! Here are my pictures:

1. Sunset
Disclaimer: This is a Sunrise and not sunset, but somehow I haven't taken a picture of a sunset this summer (*gasp*) and I figured it was close enough. :)

 2. Reading
Both Little Women and Little Men. I love them so much!

3. What Summer Means to You
♪ "Cool 'n' green 'n' shady" ♪

4. Bubbles

5. Food & 13. Water Mellon & 16. Cool treats
Talk about 3-in-1! But it's food, water melon, and a cool treat. ;D

6. Water

7. Fireworks

9. Wild and Free

10. Fun in the Sun & 14. Flowers
I had "Fun in the Sun" growing "Flowers" in my garden.

Thanks for hosting it, Elizabeth! I hope every one's having a nice summer. Are you?
Love ~ S. F.