Sunday, March 27, 2011

Photos of Flowers

Enjoying spring time, as you can see!

I took these over the week.


Thursday, March 24, 2011

Spring is Here!

Today I captured this bee buzzing from flower to flower. (It had such a loud buzzing noise)

 I enjoyed watching the bee and taking its picture. Nature fascinates me so much. One of my favorite things about Spring is seeing flowers bloom all over the place. Speaking of blooming; My little forget-me-nots are sprouting! ..I had, at first, thought I messed up because a few weeks went by without any sign of life, but after a day of rain, there's little leaves all over the pot. (I'll take a photo of that tomorrow)


Sunday, March 20, 2011

On My Soap Box ...

Yesterday while I was in the grocery store, I saw a magazine on the rack with a photo of two teen Mom's on it titled "Pregnant Again!".
Now I don't pay a whole lot of attention over celebrity gossip (Find it a waste of time) so I don't remember the girl's names, but I seem to remember hearing about a show awhile ago called "Teen Moms" and I think these two girls where from that. I immediately thought "Again?" and then pondered over why such a thing is so glamorized in our society now ...

Remember Jamie Lynn Spears? Pregnant at age 16. Her pregnancy was talked about all over the place for the next eight months, then photos of her, her "then" boyfriend, and of course the baby where published all over mags; making her new lifestyle look so wonderful. Sure, I guess when you're rich, what does she have to worry about? But this is something young girls don't think about when they see those things and then, themselves, get pregnant. I saw somewhere that the statistics are 1 out of 3 teens are pregnant before nineteen. Young girls need to think about the major consequences of having sex. Not only does it affect their lives, but also their babies if they get pregnant. In reality, it isn't glamorous and parents need to talk to their children, both daughters and sons, about this more often. Growing up in a traditional family, my Mother often had those long, dreadful talks with me about growing up as a young woman and how it's always best to wait till after marriage before having sex. THAT was the birth control I was taught to use - Common sense, along with Christian values. Not only has it kept me safe from catching some sexual transmitted disease, it taught me how to be a decent, responsible young woman.

I'm not trying to talk bad about teen mothers ..I know things happen and mistakes are made. I just worry about our future and the future of the unborn who deserves to have both parent's in his/her's life without this chaos.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

A Deep Thought Moment ~

Yesterday I came across this video of a dog in Japan staying close to its injured companion. When you watch this video, you can see the sadness and worry in this dog's eyes; his eyes saying "help" as he watches over his friend. I watched it as I felt so sadden and helpless inside. It got me pondering over something afterwards ..I have came across people who have said they don't believe animals can understand love. I think this video proves them so wrong ....

I also think this video proves that if we all took note of the love and care this dog showed and practiced it ourselves, maybe the world wouldn't be filled with so much selfishness and hatred.

I wish people thought about that more....


Monday, March 7, 2011

Planting Forget-Me-Nots

Credit: Shutterstock
Earlier this Evening I planted some Forget-Me-Not seeds. I haven't grown anything in such a long time, so I'm really hoping I'm successful with these .......The memory of a 7yr old girl (Me) drowning her little seeds just came to memory as I typed that...

I picked this particular flower as a way of remembering those I'm missing - My cat Twix and friends I've lost over the last few years. Each flower that will bloom will hold a special meaning.

I took a photo of it below and will take more as my little flower grows. I can't wait to see them all in full bloom!