Summer Photos//feat. Random Things About My Summer

Hey Everyone!

I’ve taken a bunch of pictures this summer and I am (of course) excited to share them with you all as I tell you a bit about my summer. So let’s not bother with a meaningless intro.


I got to spend an amazing week at summer camp. I am so thankful for the wonderful memories I made and the time I got to spend there.

My grandparents visited, It was good to see them and the time flew by as it always does.

I have gotten to go (big) blueberry picking twice. Although I do not enjoy it as much as strawberry picking it is still something I love.

Reading everyday for several hours is my favorite part of summer. I have read more books than I can count, well not quite but close. One of my favorite places to read is in my wonderful Wise Owl hammock, that I got for Christmas last year.

As I have mentioned before I love fresh, local veggies, and being able to work with them has definitely been a highlight of my summer. I love making salads for my mom, using whatever fresh veggies we have around.

Life here on the farm has been as crazy and wonderful as it always is during the summer, non-stop work for my parents and lots of sunshine.

It is so hard for me to believe that the summer is already so close to being over. Summer always flies by, unlike winter, unfortunately.

I keep having to remind myself to enjoy August and not constantly be thinking about how sad I am that it is August.

I love fall and I love spring and sometimes I enjoy winter, but nothing ever compares to summer, ever. In some ways all fall and winter we live for spring and summer, especially if you are a farmer. We have to prepare for calving and then cheesemaking and then haying and markets and the list goes on and on.

It’s always hard to come to August and realize that summer is almost over, you look at your summer goals and are amazed by all that you haven’t accomplished and all you want to do before summer is over.

Honestly, I am nowhere near ready for the new school year to start and whatever challenges it will bring my way, so I am going to enjoy every last moment and hour day of my summer.

I challenge you to enjoy every last minute, day and hour of your summer (or at least as much of it as possible). 🙂


How has your summer been? What are some things you are hoping to accomplish this month? Do you have a favorite picture from this post?

Liebster Award #2, #3, #4

Hey Everyone!

I keep getting nominated for this award! It seems like maybe everyone is running out of bloggers to nominate? Not that I mind being nominated! I love answering fun questions about myself and what I love.

Thank you to Maysa, Olivia and Farmgirl for these nominations!

I’m really excited to answer all these questions, so let’s jump right in!


My Answers

1: What is something that you really enjoy doing?

Reading is still my favorite way to spend my free time. It is as natural and easy to me as breathing.

2: Do you have a pet peeve or something that you can’t stand?

It drives me crazy when my siblings don’t close their drawers or the kitchen cabinets. I’m not sure why but it does.

3: What was the last movie that you watched?

The first Hobbit movie. My siblings have already seen all three of them with my grandpa, but at the time I wasn’t interested, so now my dad and I are watching them for the first time. I am still surprised by how much I enjoyed the movie, because as a general rule I much prefer light-hearted movies to serious or intense ones.

4: Is there something that you feel like you just can’t live without?

CHOCOLATE, I intensely love chocolate and could almost live on it.

5: What is your favorite genre of music?

Christian music, I guess. That is most of what I listen to.

6: What is one piece of advice that you have for other bloggers based off of your personal experience?

Hmmm. I guess don’t try to write about things that you don’t enjoy and to be yourself as much as possible.

7: Would you be brave enough to jump out of a plane flying several thousand feet in the air without a parachute for someone you love? (considering it is for a good cause)

Yes, if it would save their lives, but if it wasn’t absolutely necessary I would not.

8: If you had all the Legos in the world to build with, what would you build first?

A life-sized aqua convertible. Not sure why, but I would.

9: What are your thoughts on lying? Lying is a sin, but do you think there is ever a time when it is right to lie? (Consider Jonathan and Rahab and the lies they told to help others in danger. Find as many Bible verses as you would like to support your answer)

Honestly, I am not sure. Yes and no, I guess.

10: Would you prefer having tea or coffee with talking red foxes or with talking deer?

I would love to have tea with talking red foxes.

11: What is one character flaw you hope will someday be a thing of the past with God’s help?

Probably how easily I get annoyed with my sisters.

12: If you were to go on one long journey from history, which journey would you make? (Example, with Columbus when he discovered America, or with Lewis and Clark on their expedition. Pick any journey or expedition from history.)

I would have wanted to go west with the pioneers. They were so brave take the risk of leaving everything they knew and loved to make a new life for themselves.

13: What is your favorite book of all time (besides the Bible)?

I really can’t choose. It’s like asking me if I have a favorite sibling (which I most definitely do not)!

14: What is one animal you dream of owning?

Someday, when have more time I would love to own a horse again.

15: Would you rather fill a journal with only drawings or fill a journal with only poems?

I would rather fill a journal with only drawings and doodles.

16: If you had everyone’s attention in the whole world and they promised to listen to you for one hour, what would you tell them?

That is so difficult to even imagine! The first thing I would tell would be that God loves them, no matter what you have done.

17: What inspired you to start blogging?

I first discovered WordPress through the blog Tween You And Me. I immediately loved the blogging community and slowly got more involved, it seemed natural to want a blog and when my parents said yes, I was thrilled!

18: What is your favorite instrument to listen to?

Pianos for sure.

19: What is your favorite sport to watch?

I am not really someone who enjoys watching sports, but I do love watching gymnastics and ice dancing.

20: What is your favorite season and why?

I think spring is my favorite season, although I do love summer as well. I love watching all the new life come forth.

21: What is your favorite flower?

My favorite flowers are lilacs and roses, I also love quince flowers.


My Questions

  1. What is your favorite type of tree?
  2. Would you rather go for a walk early in the morning or late at night?
  3. Do you journal on a regular basis, or at all?
  4. What is your favorite spring flower?
  5. Would you rather spend your whole day writing essays or doing math?
  6. Do you hate, like, love or LOVE chocolate?
  7. If you could live anywhere in the world for six months doing anything you want, where would you go and would you do?
  8. What is something about you that most people don’t know?
  9. Do you prefer tea or coffee?
  10. What is your current favorite song?
  11. If you could meet someone famous (anyone from the president to a movie star), who would you want to meet?

My Nominees

Amy – Crazy A

Isa – The Art Of Being Isa

Aria – Aria Photo Blog

Ani – Ani’s Books

Sophie – The Girl In The White Shirt

Hannah – Striped Plaid

Jenna – Jenna Terese

Jo – Pananaw

Truly Beautiful


The Rules

  • Thank the blogger that nominated you
  • Display your award
  • Answer the questions you were asked
  • Nominate 5 to 11 other bloggers
  • Come up with 5 to 11 new questions for your nominees
  • Let each nominee know you’ve nominated them and give a link to your post

Mini-Update

I know that I have been pretty much MIA for the past month and I am sorry. Life gets busy in the spring and I just needed a break. I will most likely be taking another couple week break in June, but I definitely want to keep blogging.

I am done with Weekly Verses for this school year, I will probably bring them back in the fall though. My thought for my summer posting schedule is that it will be more relaxed and probably only one post a week. I’ll keep you all updated though.


I’d love to hear how your May has been so far!! Did any of my answers to the questions surprise you? Feel free to answer any of the questions!

Spring Photos!!

Hey Everyone!

I am really excited to show you some of the pictures I have been taking. I am so so happy that spring is fully here! Everything is so green and beautiful. I love seeing all the new life springing up.

I have decided that spring is my favorite season. It is so beautiful and warm, but not hot. There aren’t the pesky flies and mosquitoes of summer but you still can enjoy the green grass and sunshine!



The lilac leaf buds are opening and growing constantly! It won’t be much longer until we have lilacs.

Forsythia is so bright and colorful. We have a rather wild hedge of it in front of our house.

The beautiful red maple full of buds.

Aren’t these red maple buds amazing!

More red maple buds, further along. Leaves are coming soon!


I am probably going to be posting another collection of spring photos soon, so be watching for it!

Which picture is your favorite? Did these springy pictures bring even a small smile to your face? What is you favorite part of spring?

Weekly Verse #29

Hey Everyone!

Happy Easter!!

It is finally spring here!! It was nice and warm outside (when it it wasn’t raining) all this past week. It is so wonderful to look out my window, when I wake up in the morning, and not see snow but bright green grass! I have been taking a bunch of pictures, but I decided to restrain myself and only share these. I hope they brighten your day as they did mine.


I love crocuses. They are so brave and bold to be the first flowers that come up!

The sharp points of the petals are so beautiful and I love the purple stem!

The contrast of the bright yellow pollen and the white petals is so strong and eye-catching.


Here is this week’s verse:

Colossians 1. 19,20

For in Jesus all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through him God was pleased to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, by making peace through the blood of his cross.

It is so crazy to me that Lent and now Holy Week are over. In some ways it felt endless and in others it flew by. You know what I mean?

Which picture is your favorite of these? How is your spring going? Isn’t it crazy Lent is over?!

Random Photos!

Hey Everyone!

For my post this week’s post I decided to post a bunch of picture that I have taken recently. Enjoy!

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I love how the sky always looks different, no two days does it look the same, ever! God Is so creative!

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More sky pictures! I could seriously take pictures of the sky all day, everyday and never get tired of it!

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One of my brothers  riding his bike.  I love our road in the summer with the sun shining through the leaves!

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My littlest brother laying in the grass. I thought it was cute! 😀

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I love dahlias! Each one is so unique and beautiful!

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I love how quinces’s skin looks!

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I think that fountains are really cool! My family went to a park and I had a blast taking pictures  of the fountains. This is one of the many pictures I took!

What did you think of my pictures? Do you have a favorite? What do you like about it? Do you have any photography tips?

As always, any prayer requests?

Thank you for reading!!

~Esmeralda

 

A Short Reflection On My Summer!

Hey Everyone!

Who’s sad that summer is over? I know I am! It feels like summer just began. I am already looking forward to next summer!

I had a great summer! I was able to go to an amazing christian summer camp for a week, we had several rounds of family and friends come visit us, we went swimming many times and so so much more! It wasn’t perfect and it didn’t always go like we hoped and planned, things rarely do it seems, but overall my family had a wonderful, busy summer!

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One of the highlights for me was when went to the ocean. We didn’t make it there for much more then half an hour, but it was still amazing! All of us had a blast getting slightly wet in the freezing cold water! I love the ocean and I wish that we lived closer to it.

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I love the late summer sunrises! I rarely get up early enough to see them, but when I do it is definitely worth it! They are so beautiful! My aunt took this beautiful picture of the sunrise across the field from my house.

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What about you? How was your summer? I can’t wait to hear!

~Esmeralda

Hey Everyone!

Hey Everyone!

I just want to say and tell you a bit about myself! 😀

  1. I love reading!
  2. My favorite book genres are historical fiction, realistic fiction and fairytale retellings (is that even a genre?). Really I like most books as long as they are clean and not too scary! 😀
  3. My favorite author is Shannon Hale. I love her series, The Books Of Bayern! Especially the first two!
  4. I mostly listen to christian music. My favorite artists right now are Lauren Daigle, Hollyn, Jamie Grace and TobyMac, If you haven’t heard their music you should totally check it out!
  5. I live on a farm. We have dairy cows, pigs, chickens, a horse, cats and dogs.😀

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6. I’m the oldest of a bunch of kids. I love being the oldest! most of the time at least. 😃      7. I enjoy taking pictures of nature, I’m not very good at taking pictures of people. I am trying to improve, though.

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8. I love cooking and baking! One of my favorite things to make is chocolate cake! Chocolate is the BEST!                                                                                                                            9. I believe that GOD is the only true god! I believe that Jesus died on the cross for my sins!

Well, that’s enough about me for now. Please tell me something about you! Never hesitate to ask for prayer!

I’m really excited to be starting this blog!

Thanks for being here!

~Esmeralda