a NEW Thursday thought

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I thought this quote was good to pair with this Australian sunrise photo I took on our recent trip there.  I hope to always remember to make a concerted effort to lift others whenever I can – because there are certainly many people who have lifted me through the years!

Have a great day. Do something NEW!

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a NEW butterfly biosphere in my area

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Happy Tuesday!

I visited a NEW butterfly biosphere that just opened in my area.  I got a few photos of the beauties, but it was hard – they’re so quick!  I think I need to go back with different camera settings and try and get better shots.

These beautiful blue butterflies are rather plain looking when they are landed and folded up – just a camouflaged brown color.  Here’s one that landed on a lady’s head:

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Here’s a few more.  I’m hoping to go back soon and start my NEW butterfly (photo) collection.

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Have a great day! Do something NEW!

 

 

 

 

Miscellaneous Monday…NEW stuff i gotta share

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Happy Monday!

It’s been about a month since we returned from our New Zealand trip, and I’m just now posting a pic from that trip! Boy am I slacking!

Our boys gave us one of those large framed maps for Christmas –  along with little pins for us to place where we’ve traveled.  Goodness! We’ve gotta get busy and plan more trips!  The pins showing where we’ve been seems minuscule compared with all the places left to travel to! New Zealand was great. The world is a huge place. There are so many more places to visit!

In other miscellany:

I started a NEW class! I’m taking a pottery class. Yea, scary, haha, but NEW and exciting too!  In school, my schedule was always filled with music electives and I never got the chance to take a pottery or ceramics class.  I’m such a newbie!  However, I’m kind of thrilled with the 3rd item I made:

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But, what on earth should I use it for? A classmate suggested using it for olive oil to dip crusty bread in.  That way we can still, kind of, see the design.  Let me know if you have any suggestions!

And…these are the NEW books I’ve read lately:

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They are From Ash to Stone by Julie Daines, The Art of Non-Conformity by Chris Gillebeau, and finally (after hearing a lot of buzz about it…) Daring Greatly by Brene Brown.

And lastly, I went to a workshop after work a few nights ago and learned something NEW about Jin Shin Jyutsu.  It was super interesting and although I don’t have any major ‘aches and pains”, I should practice this ancient self-healing art form, just to keep the good energy running through my body.  I know I’ll need to be consistent at it – as well as learn a lot more about it than I did in just that one workshop.  Let me know if any of you have any feedback for me about Jin Shin Jyutsu.

Well, I think that should be enough miscellany for this Monday! Take care and have a great day!  Do something NEW!

 

 

a NEW taste Tuesday

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Happy Tuesday!

I just had to post this recipe today – if only for my own benefit of having the recipe ready and always available when I need it.  It was delightfully delicious! Everyone that came over for dinner the other night had a very hard time saying no to another serving…then another…then another!  My daughter-in-law mentioned it tasted like a creamsicle, so that’s what I typed up the name to be.  Yum!

Here’s the recipe:

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Have a great day! Do, learn or whip up something NEW!

 

a NEW photo of my week

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Happy Friday! I loved spotting these vibrant leaves recently.  It was so chilly that day that these water droplets most likely never dropped!  They probably froze before they could!

Autumn is slipping away from us! I love the colors, but winter has it’s beauties too – {in its own frosty way}.  Seasons are the spice of life!  Have a great day!  Do something NEW!

 

a NEW Thursday thought

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Happy Thursday! I hope my future self will thank me for chasing all the waterfalls that I do! Last weekend I crossed off another one off my waterfall bucket list.  This is Mesa Falls in Idaho – near the south end of Yellowstone Park.  It was very chilly, but the strength of the water rushing over the cliff was fantastic.  I chased this little guy around, trying to get his photo…squirrel.jpg

The top photo is known as ‘Upper Mesa Falls’, and this is Lower Mesa Falls:

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What are you going to do today that your future self will thank you for?  Leave a comment and let me know! Do something NEW!