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Friday, September 12, 2014

My perspective on Autumn.

I keep going back and forth on this season.
I mean, I love the fun part of it, no doubt about that, but I don't think I'm ready for the "cold".

Wisconsin was hit with some storms mid-week and this caused the temperature to drop. And when I mean drop, it's like 50-ish out there. On Tuesday, before the storm hit, we were averaging 70-ish every day. This is obviously a big dip considering I was wearing capris and tshirts to work and now I'm digging for my work jeans and long sleeves. 

This does make me think about this one comic though:

And this is SO true. Let's just look back to this past spring!
Here was the official first day of spring, though it didn't feel like it. However, even after a few weeks I was raving about the temperature increase. I remember at that point I wasn't really wearing a jacket and trying to roll my sleeves up because it was so "hot". Oh boy!

So to conclude today's lesson folks, a lot of things in life are all about perspective! The above example was obviously a very plain simple thing, but you could take this into other areas too. Of course now I'm having a brain fart about any other examples, but if you have a thought about them put it in the comment section!

Friday, September 5, 2014

Magic in our hands.

We see magic all over the place now a days.
TV, movies, books, music, any any other source of entertainment there is always something about magic. Something about that instant conjuring of whatever we desire. 
Isn't that something that we all dream of? Instant everything? Everyone, at some point in their life, must have wished for something, wished that something could be taken back, wished for that person to like them, wished to get the object you desire the most. We all wish, yet no magic happens.

And that's where you would be wrong.
There's magic in our hands. It's right there at our fingertips.
We have the magic to create and nurture life and even to destroy it.

Here's what you can do with your magic.
Create a garden.
Volunteer at an animal shelter.
Destroy the barriers that limit us.
Each and every one of us has a magic within.
Make sure you don't ever forget that.
What are you going to do with your magic?

Friday, August 29, 2014

SANC Educator Getaway!

So this is sort of a Photo Dump Friday, but not really. These photos are all from the SANC Educators Getaway from this past week. We went up to Sandhill Wildlife Area, Necedah Wildlife Refuge, Roche-A-Cri State Park, and the Wild Rose Fish Hatchery (all in Central Wisconsin). There are so many amazing things from there, but let's just have the photos do most of the talking.
 I have really become fascinated with Badgers. Not just because they're Wisconsin's state animal, but just because they're so quirky looking. LOOK AT THOSE CLAWS!!
 Yup, that's a Bald Eagle.
This little lady was a great model.
 Here we have a Whooping Crane, which are an endangered species, next to a Great Egret.
 This is Smartweed. It's become my new favorite!
 This is part of the rock at Roche-A-Cri. Those are ancient petroglyphics. There are also some jackasses that carved their own name and tampered with this ancient rock. Friends don't let friends graffiti ancient pieces.
 Immature Turkey Vulture.
There were many a cool things inside this building, but most of the didn't turn out... bummer.

There is so much to explore in this world and people travel all over the place, but there is still so much to explore in just this state alone! I'm definitely going to make it a mission to try and see as much of Wisconsin as I can!!