Monday, November 30, 2009


A bird nest

Saturday, November 28, 2009


I was sitting on my bed reading a book, when a noisy fly suddenly started buzzing around near my window. Of course I had to pull out the camera and snap away. A fly really doesn't seem that interesting, but well anyways... What do you think of these pictures?

Friday, November 27, 2009


Okay, so get ready for a very long list of quotes. I found this great site and there are way to many good ones...

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind."
Dr. Seuss

"A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you."— Elbert Hubbard

"Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened."
Dr. Seuss

"If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything."
Mark Twain

"To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Without music, life would be a mistake."
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are."
Theodore Roosevelt

"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."
Maya Angelou

"Anyone who thinks sitting in church can make you a Christian must also think that sitting in a garage can make you a car."
Garrison Keillor

"A day without laughter is a day wasted."
Charlie Chaplin

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Mom and I
Samantha and Casidy (lovely face expressions, don't you agree?)
The Brown Trio
My Wonderful Parents!
And me

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Sunday, November 22, 2009

My 16th Birthday.

Casidy posing on my new cedar trunk.
Samantha, who made the delicious cake! (She is quite the cook.)

Grandpa and Me.

Well, today was my 'sweet 16' I didn't have a large party, just my grandparents and of course my family. To start the day off, my Mom made these pancakes, okay so I'll admit they weren't exactly "round" how most pancakes are they were "micky mouse" pancakes... My Mom wanted to start a tradition when we all had our 1st birthday, so from there out it's been micky mouse pancakes (with chocolate chips for the eyes, nose and mouth.) And spahgetti dinner was always the meal for a birthday dinner, allthough tonight I broke the tradition, you can do that at 16... :) Haha I was getting quite tired of the spahgetti, so instead we had delightful chicken, potatoes, beans, beats, bread, salad and all the works! From my Mother and Father I got this beautiful cedar chest to put at the end of my bed, my sister made a lovely pillowcase and my Grandparents got me this pretty necklace. I'll certainly say I had a wonderful day! Even though it was my birthday it seemed like any other day, really.... For my 16th birthday my Mom took me to get a "french manicure" and ummm. lets just say I rather have dirt all under my fingernails, but well it was fine. At least I can still play the piano and type this out!!! Oh, I almost forgot to mention my favorite part - for lunch we went out to this Greek Restaurant, which is currently my favorite food. I had this lamb Gyro pita bread thing, which was delcious!!! Of course my Mom had to tell the cook that it was my birthday and just as we were heading out the door the waitress gave me two Greek desserts... I can't begin to pronounce what they were, but they were very good. Anyways, wow I did not mean to type that much...

Friday, November 20, 2009

All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful,
The Lord God made them all.

--Cecil Francis Alexander

The Ancient One

Back when I was growing up life was indeed a tough one. I went through so much to get to where I am today. Many storms I survived through: snow, hail, thunder and even lightening. Day in and day out there I stand, noble and towering over nature’s beautiful land. All of the interesting things I’ve seen and been through over the years, are the stories I sweep down to share with the young tender ones as they begin life. Gracefully, my arms sweep down to you. Silently, I stretch in the breeze. Some feel that we are adorned in regal green ball gowns as we appear to float over the ground-keeping perfect time to nature’s orchestral procession. I am one of many protectors of the forest. I am a Hemlock.

By: Kaylie Brown

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Guess Who?

After my sister's saw a poem by friend of mine they insisted that there poems shall go on the blog as well, so here they are...

Casidy Brown
Comp.1 D

I come out at night
high in the sky- searching below for any movement
I spot a mouse a mile away
I fly down swiftly
I caught a meal and flew off without a sound

I am the Owl

Samantha Brown
Comp 1D
At night I come out of hiding searching
for food that is lurking in the
shadows of the moon.
I lie down in
the tall grass waiting for my next move.
I howl and yelp to call in the rest
of the pack to say dinner is served
I am the coyote.


What are you most thankful for?

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Maple Leaf

High in the sky, fluttering there,
I stand.
I am part of a crowd, I am an individual,
I am looked at and gazed at,
For we are beautiful together,
But ignored individually,
Many shapes, designed by God,
All expertly designed and made.
I live for the summer,
I die for the winter,
Taken away at life’s end,
To never be seen again in whole form,
My pieces fall from me,
I become one with the soil,

I am a leaf.

By: Theo Wiersema
You can view his blog at

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of man's desire to understand.
– Neil Armstrong

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Ornamental Pear Leaves

This is the original photo with no changes whatsoever.

The four above it have been edited. Which one is your favorite?

Snow Level, Leaves and Spider.

I took this photo yesterday morning. I'm showing you how far the snow level dropped over night...

That there is a spider and the object tightly woven next to him was a fly until the spider, well kind of got him. I watched the spider as it spun the fly in it's thread. It was very interesting to watch.

Another Quote

Edmund Burke:

"Truth resides in every human heart, and one has to search for it there, and to be guided by truth as one sees it. But no one has a right to coerce others to act according to his own view of truth".

Quote of the day

"Cherish each hour of this day for it can never return." – Og Mandino

Friday, November 13, 2009

Here is the stack of omnibus books I'm reading this school year.
I lit a candle and was just playing around taking shots. I edited this one quite a bit. What do you think?

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

God is so powerful. He really is amazing beyond belief. God loves us all so much, it feels wonderful to be loved. This week I've been really busy with schoolwork and I just keep thanking God for such an opportunity to be busy with all of this geat curriculmn I'm using. It really is a blessing no matter how frustrated and overwhelmed I feel, I continue on thanking him. If you are feeling sad, frustrated, tired, clueless or even happy pray to God and he will lift your spirts. He is wonderful and I'm just so thankful with my life right now. I truely feel blessed.
May God Bless You All Too.


Monday, November 9, 2009

Always Do Your Best, and Your Dreams Will Come True

Always Do Your Best, and Your Dreams Will Come True
by Collin McCarty

It's not always easy to know
which path to follow,
which decision to make,
or what to do.

Life is a series of new horizons,
new hopes, new days, and changes
that come to you.
And we will need some help with these things
from time to time.

Remember these things: Dream it. Do it.
And discover how special you are
Be Positive, for your attitude
will affect the outcome of many things
Ask for help when you need it;
seek the wisdom the world holds
and hold on to it.
Make some progress every single day
Begin. Believe. And become

Give yourself all the credit you're due
don't shortchange your qualities, your abilities,
or any of the things that are unique about you
Remember how precious life can be.
Imagine. Invest the time it takes
to reach out for your dreams;
it will bring you happiness that no
money on earth can buy.
Don't be afraid; no mountain is to big to climb
if you do it at your own pace.

What's the best thing to do?
That's simple:
Do your best
And everything else will fall into place

Life Without Friendship

~~Life Without Friendship~~

Life without friendship....
is like the dawn without the sun.

Life without friendship....
is like the sky without the moon
when the evening has begun.

Life without friendship....
is like a rose without rain.

Life without friendship....
just wouldn't be the same.

Life without friendship....
is like a ship without a sea.

Life without friendship....
just could not be without a friend like you for me.


Be Thankful

Be Thankful

Be thankful that you don't already have everything you desire.
If you did, what would there be to look forward to?
Be thankful when you don't know everything,
for it gives you the opportunity to learn.
Be thankful for the difficult times.
During those times you grow.
Be thankful for your limitations,
because they give you opportunities for improvement.
Be thankful for each new challenge
because it will build your strength and character.
Be thankful for your mistakes.
They will teach you valuable lessons.
Be thankful when you're tired and weary,
because it means you've made a difference.


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