Goodness, snow! I'm sorry! I didn't mean to be so harsh. I do love you!!
But, it's springtime now. You must go. I'm sorry. Absence makes the heart grow fonder, you know?
1. "What a lot of elephant's ears," exclaimed Diana. "I'm going to pick a big bunch, they're so pretty."
"How did such graceful feathery things ever come to have such a dreadful name?" asked Priscilla.
Have you thought what Priscilla thought? What is something you love but hate the name thereof?
Well, I can't think of an example, but I'm sure I have. There are many fictional character names that I dislike, although I like the characters themselves. "Vicki" from the Left Behind: The Kids books, "Fanny" from Mansfield Park.....
2. "Oh, girls, look at that!"
"That" was a shallow woodland pool in the center of a little open glade where the path ended. ...it was a glimmering placid sheet, round as a saucer and clear as crystal. A ring of slender young birches encircled it and little ferns fringed its margin.
..."Well, we must name this place before we leave it...Everybody suggest a name and we'll draw lots"
The names suggested were:
Birch Pool (Diana),
Crystal Lake (Jane),
Glimmer-glass (Priscilla), and
The Fairies' Mirror (Anne)
Which name would you choose for this lovely dimple of water? One of these? Your own name? (It ended up being called Crystal Lake.)
I'm sorry Jane, but "Crystal Lake" is horrible unoriginal. It's pretty, I suppose, but compared to "Glimmer-glass" and "The Fairies' Mirror" it's rather boring. (No offense to anyone who likes the name, of course, this is just my opinion. ;))
I have to say I like "Glimmer-glass" the best.
|did you know the actress who played Diana auditioned to play Anne? Photo proof right here.|
It's so hard to decide! Since this is just for fun, I'll wish for a time machine of sorts that can transport me to any fictional world that I choose!
4. "I wonder what a soul...a person's soul...would look like." said Priscilla dreamily.
..."I read somewhere once that souls were like flowers," said Priscilla.
If your soul was a flower, what do you think it would be?
Oh dear, I really don't know. Perhaps a daisy? It's quiet and simple and yet quite happy, whimsical, and old-fashioned.
5. What is your favourite thing about Spring? You can choose as many favourites as you need; I understand how hard it could be to choose a favourite.
Warm sunshine, green growing things, going barefoot, that ineffable freshness in the air that is so cool and sweet, having the windows open, and flowers. And a million other things. ;)
6. Do you have a favourite kind of flower? What is it, if so?
I honestly don't know if I have a favorite, but I've always loved daisies, roses, and just wildflowers in general. :)
7. Do you prefer rain or sunshine?
I love both!
8. Is Spring your favourite season? Why or why not?
I have to say that, despite the heat, I think summer is my favorite. It just is so vibrant and exciting. "And it's also my birthday.....just so you know."
9. Is it Spring where you live?
According to my calendar, it is. :/
10. Do you like what season you were born in? Do you wish you were born in Spring or some other season?
I was born in the middle of summertime and while sometimes the heat is rather annoying, I wouldn't change the season I was born in. :)
|please don't share or use this photo in any way without my permission. Thanks! :)|
Despite the un-spring like weather now, we thankfully had a GORGEOUS day last Sunday for Easter! After church I did a mini photoshoot with my friend. This is a reflection of us in a store window. I actually have had parental permission to put my photo on my blog, but honestly am still not quite comfortable with the idea. The internet is a scary place, guys. haha
I'm the girl in the pink dress. Don't you love our Easter colors?
I stole this rather uniue and very fun tag from Hamlette's blog, called the "Life According to Literature" tag. In answer to the questions, you use a book title! You're supposed to use only books you've read in the past year, but for ease I'm going to change it to "only books on my bookshelf". ;)
Describe yourself: An Old-Fashioned Girl by Louisa May Alcott. A little girl I know once told me I was very "old fashioned" and I took it as a great compliment. ;) haha
How do you feel today: On Wings of Cheer by Sam Campbell. Despite longing for spring, I'm quite content to stay inside and stay cozy with a book and cup of tea and dream of spring-bike rides, walks at the park, taking photos with my friend--and all the other warm-weather activities that are sure to come along. As a note, I DID enjoy my first bike ride a week or two ago with my brother! It was chilly, but just warm enough to be enjoyable and spring-like. :)
Describe where you currently live: By the Shores of Silver Lake by Laura Ingalls Wilder. Now, I actually live about and hour or two from the nearest lake, but being that my state is pretty much surrounded by lakes, I figured this worked. ;)
If you could go anywhere, you would go to: A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens. Paris and London!
Your favorite form of transportation: Wings Like a Dove by Christine Farenhorst. I couldn't find anything else that worked as transportation. ;)
Your best friend is: Emma by Jane Austen. I have a close friend who, out of all of Jane Austen's characters, reminds me most of Emma Woodhouse.
You and your friends are: A Candle in the Darkness by Lynn Austin. I certainly hope I and all my friends succeed in being a candle for Jesus in this dark world.
What's the weather like: The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder. I'm starting to feel redundant and annoying with my longing for spring, but I couldn't help but use this title. ;)
You fear: Titantic: The Long Night by Diane Hoh. Do I need to elaborate?
What's the best advice you have to give: Love is Patient by Jean Archambault White.
Thought for the day: Amazing Grace by Eric Metaxas (which, by the way, is amazing and a book everyone should read!!) because God's grace is amazing.
How you would like to die: Unlocking the Spell by E. D. Baker. If I'm going to die, I might as well do something good as I go, right?
Your soul's imagination's present condition: Once Upon a Summer by Janette Oke. Because yes, I'm longing for summer too. ;)
Lastly, Miss March tagged me with "Memory Nest" a looong time ago. And here I am finally doing it. ;) Thank you, Miss March!
For this tag, I have to list five things that start with "when I grow up and have my own house..."
When I grow up and have my own house....I will never ever ever ever have animal heads on my walls. No, Gaston. No, it's not fabulous. At all. Neither are you, while we're on the topic. #teamBeast
(is anyone even on "Team Gaston"? I would be utterly shocked if there were)
When I grow up and have my own house.....I will have flowers everywhere. In the house, outside, in flower boxes...everywhere.
When I grow up and have my own house.....my house will be a castle. ;)
When I grow up and have my own house.....I'll wear beautiful gowns every day. Remember, I own a castle. I totally can get away with wearing ballgowns.
ps. I didn't include it in the list, but of course my house will be filled floor to ceiling with books. How could you possibly think otherwise?!
Happy Spring, everyone! Hopefully it's warm and green where you are! :D