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Cherries Pt. 2

Remember my post weeks ago of the cherry blooms at my workplace?

We have fruit now!

And let’s not forget Mr. Hoot who is “supposed” to discourage the crows and blue jays from eating them all. (I think crows are smart enough not to fall for that but we’ll see..)

This Was My Childhood

Fun fact. I’m a classic Disney nerd. If it’s not on VHS, it’s not classic Disney for me. I posted a photo in my Beauty and the Beast review of my collection but it has grown a little since then. I’m still missing a couple but here’s what I have so far:

The reason I keep these, besides my love for them, is because any future children I may have should not only know what VCR is, but to see and experience one of the things that made me who I am today.[...]

The Jerk: Part 2

This week’s photo challenge is pretty neat. I have a couple posts talking about friendship including one showcasing my husband and best friend, as well as my pets. I figured I’d do a part 2 of the jerk since he’s constantly around me. He’s my reading buddy, nap cat, and monkey boy. He was my unexpected fur friend after the passing of my pup. I never thought I’d like cats but this jerk has my heart with his grumpy cat eyes.[...]

Turtle Power

Turtle Power

In the midst of all that’s going on in the world right now, I feel the need to share a story that I hope will bring smiles to faces today. We all need a reprieve from life every once in a while yeah?

This is Turtle:

Let’s rewind back to oh, 2008ish. I was a freshman in college. I lived in a dorm with a roommate and my high school Biology teacher had imparted the gift of a baby corn snake to me. I named him Y because he had a Y on his head. Y didn’t last long because the stupid snake wouldn’t eat no matter what I tried. We buried Y outside under one of the trees in front of Miller.[...]

Test of Time

I have to confess. When I saw the word “evanescent” I immediately thought of the band Evanescence. Am I the only one?

This word has a cool meaning and pairs perfectly with my post from this morning. Check it out if you haven’t.

John, from this morning, had a show and tell story for me a couple of weeks ago. I forget how the conversation started but he ended up telling me about the tree that grew through the car. I looked at him like he was crazy. What do you mean a tree that grew through a car??? He was like, “Take a walk with me. Let me show you” So we make our way to the back of the plant and out the door and he wasn’t kidding:[...]

All You Have To Do Is….

All You Have To Do Is….

What does this look like to you?

If you guessed catapult, you’d be sort of right. It looks like you can pull a lever back and fling things, big things, big, human things, into the ocean. It’s actually this:

Located at Ka Lae which is considered the southernmost tip of the United States as well as the Big Island Hawaii. It is believed that when the Polynesians arrived, this is where they docked first. It became a great fishing spot where they would drill holes into the cliff to moor their boats while they fished. Now, if you’re a swimmer, I’m not, and you’re fearless, which I’m selective about, you can catapult yourself off this point. There’s a little maneuverability involved, skirting around random deep tidal pools and all that but here’s what it looks like; without jumping of course:[...]

Unmoored? Maybe?

These words man..

I looked up synonyms to this one and most of them say loose, adrift, without an anchor and all I can think about is this picture:

I mean it’s technically unmoored in a sea of grass right?!

My husband sent me this picture while he was working. He believes the people who live their intentionally buried their truck. Like they woke up one day, when to start the truck and it was dead. Instead of scraping it, they do what most do with beloved dead things and they buried it in their yard. I imagine it was a nice gardening project; step one dig a hole, step 2, put truck in hole, step three, throw a bunch a grass seed around it so it becomes a decorative lawn ornament.[...]

Medici Family

When my husband and I honeymooned in Firenze (Florence) back in 2015, this was one of our stops. In case you don’t know who this is, it’s the statue of David by Michelangelo. We learned all about him and were told that this is usually the main attraction for tourists. Obviously we were no exception but he wasn’t what enthralled us the most.

Everywhere you look in Florence you’ll see signs of the Medici family in some form or fashion. From the buildings, bridges, artwork and even to the actual bones of the family, some buried, some in the Medici Chappelle. They were the richest, influential family of their time![...]

Compilation of Pink

I hate pink. Well, I don’t hate it. Ironically enough I’m actually wearing pink today. I think I look great in pink clothing! I would never have a pink wall or pink car though. Let’s just say pink is not my first choice. So for this post, I went through my phone and had M go through hers to find any pink pictures we have and share them!

First up are these jellies! This is kind of a cheating pink picture because the jellyfish aren’t actually pink at all but the neon lights make it seem like he has bright pink feelers. Following that you have pink lilies my husband presented me for some such special occasion. And finally, a pink book! Great series if you haven’t read it but I found this gem at Books-a-Million for $5! All the books are a numbered grave but each one is a different color which is pretty neat![...]

Nature Reflecting

It’s pretty ironic that I just took these pictures yesterday while strolling through downtown Cleveland. I stumbled upon these as I was walking towards the wind turbine that I didn’t know was at the Great Lakes Science Center. I remember thinking that these are pretty awesome pieces of art. But then I had a second look of sorts and looking at these trees and flowers reflecting back I almost wondered if they were thinking sad thoughts. Don’t get me wrong, it was a beautiful day. We’ve finally gotten some sunshine in a sea of rain but the plants started to look sad to me. Instead of looking at a forest, they were looking at concrete structures and wires around them you know? Maybe they’re looking at their reflections wondering how long they’ll get to stick around until that construction project up the way affects them. But what do I know. Maybe they were admiring their fresh, spring hair-dos.[...]