Sunday, January 30, 2011

Cold-Weather Snapshots~

On Friday I decided that I wanted to take some photos. So, upon hearing that my mom was taking all us kids to Barnsley Gardens, I quickly scooped up a camera and loaded fresh batteries into it.

It was rather cool outside, which was frustrating because my heavy coat was limiting how far I could lift my arms up to take pictures. How I long for warmer weather!

I did, however, manage to get some rather nice shots. Even though I've been to the gardens a billion times and I have taken pictures of the same things over and over, I still found different angles from which to shoot,
giving new life to these familiar things.

There were tiny little flowers everywhere and dried rosepetals on the walkways. The roses weren't in bloom, though, so I don't know where the petals came from....How mysterious! >:3

The sky was the deepest, purest blue, too. Thanks to winter, I haven't gotten to see it for a while, but I was glad to finally see the upside-down ocean. It was virtually cloudless, save for a few wisps here and there that looked like puffs of smoke from heavenly chimneys. Before we all left, however, a rather large cloud had formed, and we all decided it looked like an elephant that was sitting down. =3

All in all, a very good day. It was nice to get out of the house and walk around in the sunshine. Hiding out from overly cold temperatures for several months is no fun, so we all have been clamoring for warmer weather. Although we could do without spring tornadoes, I still can't wait for it to be warm enough for me to go
outside without having to bundle up
so tightly that I can hardly move at all. o.o Though I'm sure that when the hot weather gets here, I'll be crying for the cool air once more. By the time one season is over, you're ready for the next one. It's not that I particularly hate the cold weather, it's just that I'm tired of it and am ready for something new. Same with the type of weather every day, but that is a ramble for another post. ;-)

Well, I've run out of things to talk about. This weekend is still going.
I'm going to church tonight and am going to see about joining a Bible study group for college age singles.
I've been feeling the pull to get closer to the Lord,
so I'm going to try my best to do just that. =)
Looking forward to services tonight, but since the weather yesterday was warm (post about that with pictures coming soon!) and today seems to be chillier, I don't know exactly what to wear. xD
Ah well, guess I'll go find something in a minute. I'm tired right now. My little brother woke me up this morning with the words, "Lizzy! Time to play Ratchet and Clank!"
My slurred reply came: "I'm sleeping right now. And we can't play until you've eaten breakfast...."
He stuck out his bottom lip and stormed away. xD

So, now that he has done eaten, I'm being called out even as I write to help him through a hard part of the game. I just now got back, but no doubt I'll be called away any moment now...!
-shifty eyes-

...Darn I'm good. =P