Friday, September 25, 2015

Autumn Roses

  Just looking out my window I see leaves falling from the trees and ever so poetically floating through the air greeting the ground as an old friend. Now since autumn is so beautiful and doesn't seem to last long enough I decided to take advantage of all of its beauty and preserve and craft nature till my heart was content.
  So today since I felt crafty I made several roses and was absolutely delighted with how well they turned out to be, and decided I shall share a tutorial with you, in case you want to make some roses as well.

  To make Leaf Roses you will need:

  About 10 leaves, freshly fallen so that they aren't brittle and won't break or tear easily.
 A long, pliable leaf stem

 1. Starting with the smallest of the leaves with the colorless side facing you, bend the middle leaf tip down towards you.

2. Then starting from the right side tip fold it down and roll it all the way over to the other side.

3. Holding on to that rolled leaf tightly, take another leaf, colorless side towards you fold down the middle tip and place the previous leaf in its' center.

  4.Once again starting from the siding tip, fold down the outer tips and roll the leaf around the previously rolled leaf.

  Repeat steps 3 and 4 until you have your desired rose shape.  Using a stem from a leaf, tie it around the other stems to secure the rose's shape.

  This tutorial is really quite simple even though sounds a little complicated. It's fun, and at the end you have a lovely rose.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Changing Season

  Goodbye summer and welcome fall!
  My favorite season has come at last.  Everywhere I look there are signs of fall. Brightly colored leaves on the ground, fallen acorns, and chilling breezes are everywhere. It is really rather hard staying inside when all you want to do is run through the grasses, hair flying in the wind, soaking up every magical thing that is fall.
  I shall have to thank God for all His wonderful creations and enjoy every bit of sunshine filled fall that I can!

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

There's Trouble in the Air

  I am sure that on my parents wedding day they dreamed of days spent together doing positively perfectly dreamy things, of course they do spend some marvelous moments together like on a hike, a vacation, and an occasional picnic or two.

  Fast forward sixteen plus years to last evening and you will find our family gathered in the living room reading. Mom is working on writing a book, and there's random chit-chatting. It was a relatively hot day our windows were wide open allowing the breeze to float across the living room's occupants, now no such perfect scene can last very long and indeed it didn't for into the living room buzzed a curious yellow jacket and started its inspection, the following five seconds were filled with an ear piercing shriek as the yellow jacket decided to rest on my Mom's lamp leaving her to hide under a blanket, of course it was Dad to the rescue as he calmly eliminated the troublesome yellow jacket. Mom was quite grateful having such a splendid husband!

  I don't know about you but doesn't that sound every bit as dreamy and heroic as they always wanted it to be? I think it does.

Friday, September 4, 2015

If I were.....

  If I were a plant I would be a fern because gently swaying in the wind with long curly, feather like leaves sounds perfectly dreamy.

  If I were a tree I would be a weeping willow because I love them quite dearly and making a lovely shady spot for someone to read under sounds like a lot of fun.

  If I were a flower I would be a red rose, I love how they seem perfectly perfect and being given to someone dear to admire doesn't sound half bad.

  If I were a gemstone I would be a sapphire because their brilliantly glassy look has always captivated me and quite frankly being a shimmery blue stone would be fun.

  If I was a piece of furniture I would be a bookcase, I could spend hours and hours with books just like I always wanted to.

  If I were weather I would be sunny and fill every nook and cranny with glowing warmth to brighten the world.

  If I were a sea animal I would be a dolphin and spend my days splashing, jumping and playing in large waves and having the time of my life.

  If I were a color I would choose to be lavender because a color so lovely and creamy purple would be a marvelous color to be.

  If I was an animal I would be llama, standing around around chewing vigorously would be fun, not to mention being able to spit on anyone I wanted and just have people think it was my defense mechanism.

  If I were an emotion I would be joy and fill peoples days with cheerful anticipation, extreme happiness, and big smiles.

  If I were a scent I would be the scent that lingers after it rains in the mountains, a deep earthy, woody smell that exudes clean freshness.

  If I were a fruit I would be a plum and hang onto a tree with my purple plumpness drawing the eyes of many a hungry wanderer.

  If I were a vegetable I would love to be a pea and nestle in a vegetable shell with my family sleeping the day away.

  If I were a Taste I would love to be salty, food without out salt is a sad affair indeed and bursts of salty flavor dancing across one's tongue would be splendid.

  If I were a beverage I would be water and quench peoples thirst's with my life sustaining clear self.