Favorite Thing Friday: Spring Flowers

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As temperatures rise into the 80s, I figured it was time to fill my plant rack with some beautiful flowers. After months of looking at empty pots and a barren patio, it’s so nice go outside and see bright colors!

Pansies were among my grandmother’s favorite flowers. She said they looked like little smiling faces, so now that’s the first thing I see when I look at them. I’d say my new little pansies look pretty happy.

Then, there’s the “mini-pansies,” violas. Or as my grandmother called them, Johnny-Jump-Ups.

Adding a sweet aroma to the backyard is Stock. These beautiful little flowers will hopefully attract the bees we need to pollinate our citrus trees.

Aside from the plant rack, the plum tree is blooming.

For those of you still buried in snow, I hope Spring arrives soon. Until then, I hope my little flowers brightened your day.

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What’s your favorite thing this week?

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Photos: c.b.w. 2015

Favorite Thing Friday: Introvert Humor

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Earlier this week, a friend of mine posted a picture of an awesome t-shirt of my Facebook timeline. She knows I love a good nerd shirt (see last week’s post) and she just had to share a spectacular find.

We’re both introverts, so it’s amazing we ever became friends. And it’s even more amazing that our friendship has continued despite our complete and total social impairment and awkwardness. In many ways, I think our friendship hinges on the fact that we can relate to each other because we share the inability to function in larger groups (or small groups). She gets me and I get her. And boy do we love to laugh about it.

So when this t-shirt popped up on her radar she knew I’d love it. And I do. I want it!

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The problem is the picture was not linked. I have no idea where to buy this amazingly awesome introvert nerd shirt! After searching through amazon, google, and cafepress, I’m at a loss. I can find the quote, but I can’t find this particular design. My friend has no idea where she saw it either (she just had a baby, so she’s forgiven).

It’s my favorite thing this week and I’d love to add it to my closet, (so I can wear it to the next party or social function I’m forced to attend). Anyone out there know where to buy this shirt??

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What’s your favorite thing this week?

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c.b.w. 2015

Favorite Thing Friday: Fog

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One day this week, I woke up to the oddest thing: Fog. I live in a desert, so the appearance of this thick white stuff really took me by surprise! Everything from shrubs, palm trees, and the sun were obscured in a haze that made my neighborhood look like a different planet.

I was so fascinated that the weather actually did something, I grabbed my camera and went on a little photography expedition through the mountain preserve across the street.

The fog was so thick, the mountain I normally see outside my window everyday was completely “gone.”

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I swear there is usually a mountain in this view!

My running trail also fell under the spell of fog.

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There’s usually a mountain in the distance, but not this time!

As I ventured further into the desert, the fog only got thicker. In some places, pockets of clear air sat inside thick walls of mist.

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I literally could not see anything beyond what was in this shot!

Not even the sun could get through the blanket of fog!

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It was another hour before the sun could finally poke through the fog.

I’m sure fog is a regular occurrence for many places, but it was a truly a remarkable event in Arizona. I love it when nature gives me a surprise, almost like an invitation to come outside and marvel in its wonder.

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What’s your favorite thing this week?

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c.b.w. 2015

 

Favorite Thing Friday: T-Rex Logic

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After a very busy week of grading final exams and last minute assignments, a good old fashioned T-Rex meme is just what I needed. A friend sent the below quote graphic to me on Pinterest, thinking it would be a great quote for a Social Studies department t-shirt and it’s been making me laugh all week.

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I’m usually not big on work logo shirts, but if my department decides to do this, I will totally wear it. Science is awesome, don’t get me wrong, but Humanities rocks, too!

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What’s your favorite thing this week?

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c.b.w. 2014