Tag Archives: nature

Singing and Dancing in the Rain

#37. Create a summer playlist.

#108. Dance in the rain. image[1]

I love rain. I love those days when the sky is gray and the world is hushed and quiet. I like the way the world seems to fall into a sort of humming silence on rainy days. I’m not saying I would like to live in a world where it only rained, because I wouldn’t, but I do enjoy the rain. And because of that I decided that I would try to dance in the rain while it was pouring – a little ode to those childhood days when I would splash in  puddles and run around until I was soaked to the bone. For the week or so I’ve been out of school I’d say half of those days have been rainy. However I was looking for a downpour and all I was getting was a drizzle. Finally about two days ago the heavy dark clouds of a storm rolled in. I waited patiently and when the sky opened up and released a torrent of rain I dashed out side. Within minutes my clothes were soaked and I was dancing with a fury I didn’t know I possessed. The storm lasted all of ten minutes and then it was back indoors to change out of my wet attire. All I can say is I had a splashin’ good time.

May the summer be ever in your favor,



The Act of Living Simply

Well there’s not much I can update about, because I’ve been occupied with things other than the bucket list. However #15 Climb a tall tree and #51 Watch the clouds are so simple I was starting to fret that I would end the summer without completing either, in which case I would feel like an epic fail. So that’s what I did. And it was pretty darn fun. 🙂

May the summer be ever in your favor,


P.S. – The top of the tree you see in the photo is the tree I climbed. Just wanted to let you know.

P.P.S. – I’m still working on the nonfiction novel…one hundred more pages to go!

Where the Wild Things Are

I’ll admit it – I love the zoo. Well let me back up and start by saying point-blank: I love animals. I’m not the most sociable person out there and at times I would rather stay at home with my dog then go out and be “social.” I’m a bit of an introvert and tend to keep to myself, which sometimes comes across as being supercilious, but really I’m just shy. However I do tend to prefer animal company over human company most of the time and because of this I plan on becoming a veterinarian. It is also the reason I decided to become a vegetarian in fourth grade and due to my stubborn nature I have stuck with this choice and have not tasted meat in roughly  five years. All of this being said you can understand why I take pleasure in visting the zoo and felt that it should be part of my bucket list.

However despite my love of zoos I can’t help wondering if they are adequate substitutes to  the wild. Are they truly capable of giving all the animals suitable enclosures? Can a zoo give an animal a happy life or will they always feel trapped? Do they even realize that they are trapped? I suppose there is no way to truly answer these questions, abeit asking the animals themselves, but I doubt you would get an understandable response. So as I explored the zoo on Tuesday I pushed these dour thoughts to the back of my mind and tried to focus on the positive, whatever that may be. Like the uncanny coincidence that Mei Chang, the female panda, happens to have the exact same birthday as me- same day, same month, same year. Happy 14th birthday, Mei Chang!

May the summer be ever in your favor,


PS – If you’ve noticed I tend to have a bunch of pictures all in a straight line down the middle. Is there any way to move the pictures around? Thanks!

#101 Paint pottery

Hmmm do I sense a theme here? It seems I’m in an arts and crafts mood this week! First a collage, now pottery…you would think I’m artistic. Which, unfortunately, is not the case. In fact I would even go as far to say I’m horrific at art. Terrible, awful, horrid, lousy, dreadful…so mind boggling repulsive is my art it brings small children and old ladies to tears. Just kidding. 🙂

Anyway there is a small back story to this list item, so bare with me while I explain. About five months ago, some dreary winter day, my father decided that then was the time for some long over-due father-daughter bonding. So what is there to do in the dead of winter, when the roads are slushy and the sky grey? Well, paint pottery of course. So that’s what we did in order to form a closer bond. (How I love my family and their quirky ideas.) But alas when we came back a week later to pick up our shiny new pottery, what did I see? A giant crack running down the side of my mug! After some profuse apologizing, we walked out with a broken mug, crushed spirits, and a gift card for $20 dollars, that has been gathering dust all these long months. So that is why I had to paint pottery this summer, otherwise when else would I?

Now let me describe to you, in great detail, the magnificent plate I painted. Lets see – its square, painted a bright yellow with a golden orange sun in the middle, and the words SUMMER 2012 painted in a light blue across the top. Its pretty snazzy if I do say so myself. Hopefully I will get it back, in one piece, when I go and pick it up next week.

Oh and randomly enough, next to the pottery shop there was a farm. With cows! Which lead to an impromptu photo shoot and ended with me receiving my first ever cow kiss. Score. 🙂

May the summer be ever in your favor,

Meagan (Moo!)