Warm Memories // some thoughts

Can you picture it?

A night where the moon bursts out beneath magnificent streams of still clouds.

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A morning where the fresh cut grass sticks to your feet as you walk to the garden.

A night when you need a light jacket because of a hair-twirling breeze, but you have your bare feet out.

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A day when you eat a sandwich up in a tree for no reason.

A morning where the sun’s rays are so majestic you feel you must take a photo with a camera that has held many a memory card in its life.

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A night of warm weather sounds like frogs and cicadas calling to one another.

When you come in from being outside, not thinking you were sweaty from the heat, but a fan cooling your house is everything you didn’t know you needed.

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I like those moments. They are almost here. Though, it feels vaguely quite. Vaguely still.

There may not be the getting together with neighbors and grilling and playing soccer until the stars are brightly shining, or the amazing, juicy watermelon eating in a family reunion, but maybe the stillness holds something good, too.

This upcoming season will be a lot different. But maybe it will be special in itself.

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Though, strangely, it almost seems… okay right now. Is it a rest we needed?

If there’s one thing I’ve felt in this time we’re in, it’s calmness. I feel calm.

I know there’s strange stuff going on, and it’s very sad, but I think it might almost be a blessing we’re able to be in our homes. It gives us time to think. To be with God and strengthen our relationship with him.

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Sometimes life can be crazy. Sometime you feel like you could use a break.

Now is a perfect time. We’re in for awhile, why not make the best of it?

The warm nights of shining stars, bright moons, dewy grass and dandelions are still coming, but this Summer may be different.. maybe.

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I am thankful for technology (email, phone calls, etc.), and the mail (and blogging, of course!) to help us all stay connected.

We can still enjoy the warmth of the nearing season!


 

Have a wonderful day, and Happy Early Easter! He is risen!

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Are any of those warm memories yours as well? How are you staying connected with your friends and family? Are you enjoying a bit of a rest from things? What are your quarantine days like?

Here I Am! // Recents Doings

Well Hidey there!

 

It sure has been a few minutes! I’m back today with a chunk of photos and tidbits and different things. We went on vacation to Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, and South Dakota, and it was also my first time on an airplane. All this provided a good bit of photography opportunities(:

I learned on our trip that different camera settings are very useful. A lot of times I would find myself raising aperture and lowering the ISO, then other times it would be completely different. It was fun to experiment!

Without further adieu…

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I wanted to see a moose so bad!

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Various, non-vacation photos…

I’ve been taking lots of black and white (monochrome) photos, and I’ve been learning a lot of fun things using it. Wood looks neat!

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                         Recent Letter Art

 

Fall has been sneaking up on me (with no help by the weather. It’s still in the 90’s), in the decor and art sense. I really really love autumn, so I took that into my letter art. Robert Frost, I’ve found, as I scrounged the poetry books on our shelves, that he has quite the Autumn poem selection. (Below)

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That’s it for the photos for today. Which part did you like best? I’m so excited about Inktober this year. I will be posting the art I’ve done with the promt word given, so be sure to check back periodically for those! If you’ve never heard of Inktober, you should definitely look into it. It’s a fun way to stretch your creative muscles!

I hope you are all having a delightful day! Come back tomorrow for a peek at my Bullet Journal. (:

 

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Which pictures were your favorites? Have you ever been out west? Do you live where Buffalo roam? Do you like airplanes?

Sunsets, Sunrises

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Hello, Friends!

I went to bed late and got up early for a couple nights/mornings a couple days ago. I took the opportunity to take pictures of the sun rising in the early morning and setting before I went to sleep. (A few of these you might’ve seen before, but they still fit in here😁)

Now, let’s get to it, shall we?

This first one is at, just guessing based on the time I got up, 6:15 a.m. It was still super dark out!

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This is about 20 minutes later. The light comes fast! Look at those pinks way down there!

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I’m pretty 100% sure i’ve already used this a bunch, but I took it a few mornings ago.

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This was blurry but I still love it😍

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This was the sun setting one night. It’s kind of hard to tell, but this was a pink X in the sky. (Airplanes crossed paths) I thought this was pretty cool. I looked out my bedroom window and, being me, I immediately scurried to get me camera. 🍀

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Here’s another I’ve used in the past couple days. This is also a sunset. (Isn’t purple so pretty?)

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This sunset’s clouds look like mountains!

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I don’t know why, but I take a lot of blurry sunset pictures. They look so soft and pretty☺️

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Well, There ’tis! There weren’t quite as many as I thought, but I hope you enjoyed this post!

Let me know if there’s anything specific you want to see soon. Something Valentine’s Day related? Bullet Journaling? Writing? I’d love to hear from you!

~theJunebugblog

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Oh, dear. What a long one!

Well, Hello there, bloggers!

Did you all have a dandy New Year (five days late)? I did! Well, today I’m posting some photos i’ve taken, Art day, a movie and song(s) recommendation, And, well, that’s it, but it’s still going to be a long one. (don’t be surprised if I throw in some other things, too.) Haha. Well, On with It!

Now first I have something to show you. (!!!)

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I Got a new lens for my Camera!!! I’ve been looking at this lens for a while now, and I have been saving for it and I was able to get it! I’ve had the 18-55mm lens since I got my camera a year and a half ago and now this one is 75-300mm. If you are looking for a new canon lens I recommend this one. The only thing about it is that it doesn’t have image stabilization, so you can’t shake, but other than that it’s great!

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This was so exciting!

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Ah, there I’tis. I thought It was funny that I was photographing a camera lens(:

 

Well now, these are some photos I took the night I got it. I learned how to take a picture of the moon that day. I love that you can see the craters in it.

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I am soon going to get a picture of a full moon! I don’t know when that is, though. let’s see… it says that the 1st of January was the Wolf moon and the 31st is the Snow moon. so I’ve got a while.

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This is a little succulent plant we have on the kitchen sink. I thought the lighting at that moment looked very pretty and white.

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This was so peppermint Hot Chocolate I made yesterday.

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Comment below if you love peppermint. ♥

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Maisy. Maisy loves to look out the window. (you can see my reflection)

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Oh! she got a haircut. I like her fluffy more, but it was getting a little over-grown…

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Look very closely here. There are two eyes and a nose and fluff. Can ye see it? (Heehee)

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This is my neighbor’s little puppy Blue. (He lives at the home where we used to live, across the street. you can read about that in about.) I’m pretty sure he’s 6-8 months old. Isn’t he cute?

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Look at that face!! he really wanted to play with us.

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He’s looking off into the far, blue, distance. (Haha)

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Look at his collar! So cute.

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This was a very poor drawing of a treble clef, and I can do much better. Hehe. I’ll set a reminder to do a better one next Saturday. But still, I like the tiny notes. colored pencil is a working progress for me. Haha!

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This is the most written verse for me. I love how you can do a variety of different lettering. I’m just now realizing it’s crooked. Hmm…

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I was testing out a few colors and came out with this. I’m still learning the basics of watercolor still. One day I’ll get it! hehe. I really like it! Does anyone have any recommendations for good watercolors?

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This is a little drawing of a violin/Viola that I was playing around with. I like how it turned out. The only thing is, I don’t play Violin/come around them much, so I’m not exactly sure if this looks right. Tell me what you think. (:

Well, I guess that was all the art I had this week. I’m going to start a new schedule where I’m going to draw twice a day every other day so i’ll have more!

Now, Movie and song(s) recommendations. Have any of you seen “the Greatest Showman”?  I believe It came out the 20th of December. We went and saw it last night and we LOVED i highly recommend it. I’ve been listening to the songs all day. It’s about P.T. Barnam and how he started the circus. There’s a lot of awesome dancing  and singing in it. my favorite songs are: “Never Enough”, “This is me”, and “From now on”.

Well, Thank you for reading!

~theJunebugblog