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Pretty Watercolour Paintings // A painted envelope from a friend


Hello! I’m back for a quick post to show you the creative efforts of–no, not me–my sister and my best friend, who are two lovely artists. These first photos are by my sister Ruth, and they are pen and watercolour on watercolour paper.

It’s not perfect (no one will tell you that more than Ruth, haha!), but don’t you just love it’s pretty simplicity? It captures the imagination.

She likes this one a little better, but I actually like the first one best. But I think this one technically has less mistakes. 🙂

And now–this the envelope of a lovely letter I received today, from my best friend. Isn’t it so pretty?? (The colour blocks are to keep our addresses private.)

Speaking of painted envelopes and letter writing, I just recently read this wonderful blog post with lots of inspirational ideas that I intend to implement with my next letter.

Well, that’s all for today! Hopefully I’ll have more soon… 🙂

What are your favourite things to do with your letters? Do you prefer watercolours, acrylics, or oil paints?

Yours truly,

Magaidh

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The Death of a Pet


I once had a pet lizard called Legolas Greenleaf.  He died a little over a year ago. Legolas was just an ordinary Green Anole like the ones you can find every day around your house in the South, in fact, he was far uglier than the usual specimens.  So me, however, he was more beautiful than them all, because I loved him, and he came to me right at the time when I needed something to love.

The day I got him was quite ordinary, as extraordinary days usually are…I think I was in my room reading a book.  Suddenly my younger brother busted into the room saying “Elizabeth!  Samantha (our cat) dug up a lizard!  Do you want to rescue it?”  Of course, I got up and followed him in a hurry; I loved rescuing animals.  It was mid-October, and rather chilly, so Legolas had been in hibernation.  Sometimes (as I later found out) cats will sniff them out and dig them up to eat them…which is what Samantha (who I love in all other respects) had done.  Poor Legolas was quite scratched up, freezing cold, and completely dazed, so he made no effort to escape as I picked him up and carried him inside.

I cleaned his cuts up with hydrogen peroxide on a Q-tip for the next few weeks, fed him, and put him in my best terrarium.  In just a few months he became my favourite pet.

Throughout his life Legolas proved himself to be one of the most patient creatures in existence.  He had to live with a variety of irritating frogs, who, I discovered, had an insolent habit of occasionally sitting on his back (don’t ask why…), and sometimes even other male lizards (it was stupid for me to put them together; don’t do it!  It’s a miracle they didn’t kill each other!).

The last year of his life, though, Legolas lived alone in a tiny travel carrier, travelling all over the world with me.  One day, I ran out of crickets for him, and he really needed to eat.  It was then that I taught him to do the coolest thing; I would take him out on my hand (there was no need to restrain him; he wouldn’t try to escape), and put him up next to a bug, and he would eat it!  From that day on I never had to purchase crickets again!

The most special thing about Legolas, though, was that he was mine.  Mine to train, mine to love, mine to care for.  It was a big responsibility, certainly, but it was so worth it.  I learned so much from him, just by observing him I came to know so much about reptiles.  It helped me through tough times to, because instead of worrying so much about myself, I had him to look after.

Legolas died happily, of old age, and is buried in the woods beside a beautiful pond.  I miss him, but I am glad God gave me the time I had with him.  The Lord’s creation is truly amazing!

 

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Legolas Greenleaf

Legolas hanging upside down (:
My lizard has crazy habits…

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I See God Everywhere: My Favourite Works


I feel Your power in the wind,

I hear Your voice in the rain,

and it is enough to make tremble Satan’s bane.

I see Your might in the river,

I breath Your love in the air,

I can see you and your goodness everywhere.

~I See God Everywhere

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With Poem 006 (1 of 1)

With Poem 014 (1 of 1)

Sunday 010 (1 of 1)

Sunday 007 (1 of 1)

Silly 001 (1 of 1)

Red Clouds 001 (1 of 1)Family 028 (1 of 1)Family 026 (1 of 1)

Little Butterfly Face

Beautiful Lady Butterfly

Moth Face

Green Buds

Happy in a Bush

Hangin'

Clouds Reflect

Dream

Light

Deep in a Book

With Poem 007 (1 of 1)

Eowyn the Lizard

Tweedledee the Almost-Frog

Dusk Splendor

Life

Icy Tree

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Just Pictures


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Pictures in Vonore


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look for them in my galleries!

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In the Butterfly World


Our mint plant has been an amazing opportunity for some awesome photography lately.  Every day I’ve been going out to get pictures of all the bees, moths, and butterflies pollinating there, and each time I come back with some very satisfying shots.  I hope you enjoy these Butterfly shots as much as I did!

~Magi

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Maryville Photography


Houses Go By


Hello Everyone!

Recently, my family took a mini-trip up to Maryville, Tennessee, which is about three hours away from us.  I brought back some photography, so I hope you enjoy it!  Maryville is a very neat little town, and I like it a lot.

~Magi

Blowing Tree
Blowing Tree

Tree
Tree

Sunset Tower
Sunset Tower

Tower and Cloud
Tower and Cloud

Spikes
Spikes

Chewing Tobacco
Chewing Tobacco

Stop Lights
Stop Lights

Walking Past
Walking Past

Rover
Rover

Land Rover
Land Rover

Clouds Reflect
Clouds Reflect

Reflect
Reflect

Droplets
Droplets

Jumping
Jumping

Houses Go By
Houses Go By

Fence
Fence

BBQ
BBQ

Clouds
Clouds

Glory
Glory

Brightness Peers Out
Brightness Peers Out

Dream
Dream

Me
Me

Balance
Balance

Dimpled Clouds
Dimpled Clouds

Lush Hills
Lush Hills

Enter: Fog
Enter: Fog

Blue Mountains
Blue Mountains

Sunset on the Lake
Sunset on the Lake

Lake
Lake

Squares
Squares

Little Drops
Little Drops

Voyager Off-Road
Voyager Off-Road

Car
Car

Clouds
Clouds

The Rover
The Rover

Reflected Clouds
Reflected Clouds

Land Rover
Land Rover

Raindrops
Raindrops

Reflect
Reflect

Lights On
Lights On

From Days of Old
From Days of Old

“Castle Tower”

Dead End
Dead End

Where We Ate
Where We Ate

The Misty Mountains
The Misty Mountains