Monday, June 30, 2008
Might tempt, should heaven see meet,
An angel's lips to kiss, we think,
A baby's feet.
Like rose-hued sea-flowers toward the heat
They stretch and spread and wink
Their ten soft buds that part and meet.
No flower-bells that expand and shrink
Gleam half so heavenly sweet
As shine on life's untrodden brink
A baby's feet.
Algernon Charles Swinburne
Saturday, June 21, 2008
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Thursday, June 19, 2008
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Just to update you again. I tried out for the Wizard of Oz play and I found out that I am going to be an Ozian Manacurist! If you have ever seen the movie then you'll know who I am. I come in at the end I wear a green dress. Just like in the movie! Even though it isn't the part that I had hoped to get I know that it is what's best because if it wasn't God would have had me be somebody else. :)
On Tuesday I had my first summer softball game of the year. All of our games are going to be double headers (two games) so the whole team will get to play different positions. I played 1st base in the first game and then I pitched the first 3 innings of the second game and then was moved to 3rd base and then moved to 1st again. I actually slightly dislocated my shoulder diving for a ball while playing 1st base. Fun fun!! But it is better today and I will be playing a game tonight. I am also recovering from a cold. :) So cheering should be interesting since I pretty much lost my voice!! :) haha
The Lord answered our prayers by allowing me to get a job as a teller at the bank here in town. This is the first real job that I have ever had and I pray that God will be glorified in everything I do there.
So, that's the update. Until next time. Praise the Lord for His goodness and mercy to us poor sinners!
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Bonsai is actually two words, "Bon", and "Sai". The word "Bon" means "tray" and "Sai", "growing" or "planting". Therefore, the two words put together give you the translation of "tray growing" or "tray planting". When you say the word, "Bonsai" to people, they usually think of a type of tree. However, this art form is actually a way of growing many different species of plants and trees. With that in mind, take your time and browse through the many articles I've written about my favorite hobby, and get started on your path to becoming a true Bonsai Master!
- Erik Olsen, Author of Bonsai Gardening Secrets
Bonsai originated in China although it became popular when Buddhist monks took the art form to Japan where it became excessively popular. In Japanese, the name Bonsai translates to “tray gardening”, which is the growing and training of trees to create them in miniature form. While the process is beautiful and detailed, it takes years to develop a single tree.-Bonsai Gardening
TRIDENT MAPLE (Acer buergerianum)
The Trident Maple does best in semi-shade during the hotter summer months and then full sun for the remainder of the year. Regardless, you want to make sure this bonsai always has good protection from wind. The soil should be kept moist, not over watering and never allowed to dry out completely. The Trident Maple is hardy, being able to tolerate poor soil and some exposures. However, full sun, as well as protection from wind and frost is best.
You can train your Trident Maple bonsai in just about any style. For example, the root-over-rock, twin trunk, forest, and upright are simply stunning, showing off the vibrancy of foliage color. The only style we suggest you avoid is the broom. The soil should be free draining and you will need to repot the Trident Maple every year in early spring. The key here is to wait until you see the buds begin to swell and then repot. Finally, be sure you feed the Trident Maple weekly during the springtime and then in late summer, biweekly.
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
|Your Brain's Pattern|
Structured and organized, you have a knack for thinking clearly.
You are very logical - and you don't let your thoughts get polluted with emotions.
And while your thoughts are pretty serious, they're anything from boring.
It's minds like yours that have built the great cities of the world!
You Are a Colon
You are very orderly and fact driven.
You aren't concerned much with theories or dreams... only what's true or untrue.
You are brilliant and incredibly learned. Anything you know is well researched.
You like to make lists and sort through things step by step. You aren't subject to whim or emotions.
Your friends see you as a constant source of knowledge and advice.
(But they are a little sick of you being right all of the time!)
You excel in: Leadership positions
You get along best with: The Semi-Colon
You are Milk Chocolate
A total dreamer, you spend most of your time with your head in the clouds.
You often think of the future, and you are always working toward your ideal life.
Also nostalgic, you rarely forget a meaningful moment... even those from long ago.
Your Irish Name Is...
You Are an Afternoon Person
You can find energy any time of the day ... or night!
You prefer to be out and about when most other people are.
Very early mornings or very late nights aren't really your thing.
You're practically solar powered, and the afternoon is when do best.
Are You a Morning Person or Night Person?
|You Are Strawberry Ice Cream|
A bit shy and sensitive, you are sweet to the core.
You often find yourself on the outside looking in.
Insightful and pensive, you really understand how the world works.
You are most compatible with chocolate chip ice cream.
What Your Hands Say About You
You are logical, analytical, and rational. You have good verbal skills.
Flexible and broad minded, you can fit in to any situation. There's no telling where your life will take you.
Consistent and reliable, you like to count on structure and routine in your life.
Your emotions tend to be nervous and potent. Your energy - both positive and negative - deeply impacts your life.
What Do Your Hands Say About You?
Hyper and driven, you'll take your caffeine any way you can get it. Frappuccinos are good, but you'd probably chew coffee beans in a crunch!
You Are Black Pepper
You may be considered ordinary by some, but you're far from boring.
You elevate the mood of any discussion, and people miss you when you're not around.
You are secretly very dominant and powerful. Most can only take you in small doses.
What Spice Are You?
You Belong in Spring
Optimistic, lively, and almost always happy with the world...
You can truly appreciate the blooming nature of spring.
Whether you're planting flowers or dyeing Easter eggs, spring is definitely your season!
What Your Handwriting Says About You
You are highly energetic. You are a passionate, intense, vigorous person.
You range from very outgoing to very shy. You are a shapeshifter who is very versatile. You adapt well, and you look at things from many angles.
You are balanced and grounded. You know how to get along well with others.
You need a bit of space in your life, but you're not a recluse. You expect people to give you a small amount of privacy, and you respect their privacy as well.
You are somewhat traditional, but you are also open to change. You listen to your head and your heart.
You are a decent communicator. You eventually get your point across, but sometimes you leave things a bit ambiguous.
|What Does Your Handwriting Say About You?|
Your German Name is:
You Are A Lily
You are a nurturer and all around natural therapist.
People see you as their rock. And they are able to depend on you.
You are a soothing influence. You can make people feel better with a few words.
Your caring has more of an impact than even you realize.