Tuesday, May 25, 2010

"Continue in Patience."

"The lessons we learn from patience will cultivate our character, lift our lives, and heighten our happiness."
"Patience -the ability to put our desires on hold for a time- is a precious and rare virtue."
"Patience is not passive resignation, nor is it failing to act because of our fears. Patience means active waiting and enduring. It means staying with something and doing all that we can --working, hoping, and exercising faith; bearing hardship with fortitude, even when the desires of our hearts are delayed."

"Patience is not simply enduring, it is enduring well!"
"If we wait patiently for the Lord, He will incline unto us. He will hear our cries. He will bring us out of a horrible pit and set our feet upon a solid rock. "

"Patience is a process of perfection."

-Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Monday, May 24, 2010

Alive.

I know that worms are supposed to be disgusting (and bugs in general, I guess). But look at the texture of this wet worm, and the shape of his curl, and the lines of his body, and the color of his innards!

"I love to see the temple..."
"Down in the valley, valley so low- hang your head over, hear the wind blow! "

"Photograph" literally means "portrait of light."

I hope Brittany all the best as she serves in the Everett, Washington mission!

Whoever thought that ants could be so lovely?

They look like candies... candies with legs. They can walk down your throat.

"May we ever be exemplary in our homes and faithful in keeping all of the commandments that we may harbor no hidden wedges but rather remember the Savior's admonition: 'By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.'"
-President Thomas S. Monson, The Peril of Hidden Wedges

"Directive."
-Eve, Walle

"You electrify my life. Let's conspire to ignite all the souls that would die just to feel alive."
-Muse, Starlight

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Miss Iris.

As I was walking to church this morning, I saw this beautiful iris, and it was catching the sun in such a lovely way, I knew I needed to take some pictures.

I'm not exactly sure why, but this kind of flower, especially the purple ones, remind me of my mother.

So lovely!

I love the lines and texture.

Monday, May 17, 2010

"Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practise to deceive!"
-Sir Walter Scott
Block that sun.

"A day may come when the courage of men fails, when we forsake our friends and break all bonds of fellowship, but it is not this day. An hour of woes and shattered shields, when the age of men comes crashing down! But it is not this day! This day we fight! By all that you hold dear on this good Earth, I bid you stand, Men of the West!"
-Aragorn


Tres Leche in the trash. Why? People who get tickets don't give legit desserts to traffic officers.

"Accept what people offer. Drink their milkshakes. Take their love."
-Wally Lamb

Silly Tabbi.

"It's useful being top banana in the shock department."
-Holly Golightly

Tabbi wore my shoes, and I just happened to be wearing her shoes. We switched feet, essentially.

"Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you are a mile away from them, and you have their shoes."
-Jack Handey

"What becomes of the brokenhearted? They buy shoes."
-Mimi Pond

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Hey Peach.

It kind of looks like lava.

Texture.

Monday, May 10, 2010

You Say "Grow Up," I Say "Throw Up"

video
Ever wonder what would happen if you put a whole handful of those cinnamon flavored candies in your mouth, all at once? Stop wondering and start watching.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Friends+Caves=Fun.

Here is our whole group. Aren't we pretty?
Oh and here's one more who decided to come along for the ride. He's pretty, too, right?
We found the lost boys' hideout. Watch out alien invaders, we know where to hide.
It's complete with bedroll. We'll even be comfortable when the aliens come. That's not what they were expecting, I expect.
Katherine was very graceful, not to mention brave.
King Jake is making an announcement. The announcement is, "I am King!"

This cave was not small, as far as caves are concerned. As far as rooms are concerned, it's pretty small, actually.
Bergen found a fossil!

...and I found a bug. Of course.