Friday, July 19, 2019

A special childhood memory: Candleflies around me


I could never really tell that they were, indeed, around me so I had to take the word of my brothers and cousins. They usually came out at night and they lived at the seaside.  

We would venture outdoors and walk in the fresh cool air of the night and then they would come. They would emit lights of various colours. That is, they would seem to light up as they flew but if you caught them and put them in a container they would not light up. So everyone had to be content to simply admire them as they flew around.  

For me, it meant using my imagination to help me admire them. I had to depend on the descriptions given to me by my parents, brothers, and cousins.  My granny would often go into great detail to describe their presence to me because she knew how much I loved them. I would always be smiling whenever anyone, especially Granny, would describe them to me.

Candleflies were not your ordinary fruit flies! No, they were like little treasures in the night! Graceful, elegant, and beautiful! They were not afraid to mingle among us and they were always so ready to show off their presence!

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Thursday, July 18, 2019

A special childhood friend: Memories of my beach ball


I probably had many of these but I can honestly say that they were all my favourite ones.  You are probably wondering why beach balls would stand out in my mind and in response I'll say this!  They were all colourful and so easy to play with.  

They were probably my childhood favourites and I never tired of playing with them. They were my constant companions and I always took time to make sure that I could find them each time I put them aside.

I played with them whenever my family played ball games and I also played with them on my own. I would toss them up in the air and then watch them return to me. Or I would throw them to others around me and then wait for them to throw them back at me.  

We played on the beach. We played in the sea and we played on our outdoor patio at our beach house.  I would often sit on our couch and hold my beach ball close on my lap or hug it close to me whenever I had room to do so on our couch.  

I simply adored their many colours and their soft, comfy feel. Oh yes!  My beloved beach ball forever.

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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Forever my treasured memory: My beloved buttercup


So many memories for me to love, cherish, and guard forever whenever I think of my beloved buttercup. I thank God that when I first met this beautiful flower I had just enough vision to appreciate it! 

She was tall, yellow which is my favourite colour, and she was so smooth and strong. I met her when I was just a wee one and I always looked forward to when our teachers would take us for walks up the hill.  

There she was, just waiting for me to come looking for her. Our teachers would show us where to find the buttercups and then they would help us to pick whichever one we wished.

Sometimes I would pick just one but most of the time I would pick two or three.  Then I would hold them fervently in my little hands, holding onto them with all of my tiny might.  

I would touch them gently, hold them upright, and simply admire their bright yellow colour.  I would bring them up to my nose and smell them and there was a sweet smell that was not too strong; just strong enough for my nostrils.

Oh, how I loved these beauties of nature and they bring back so many super childhood memories for me.

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Friday, July 12, 2019

My new addition: Planting my new anthurium

 
After purchasing my lovely lavender plant, I decided to complete my plant purchases for spring 2019 with the addition of an anthurium plant.  I was so happy to bring her home on a bitterly cold winter's day and after putting her into her new pot, I decided to place her in front of my patio door. 

This was in late February of 2019 and fast forward to the end of May and she is thriving.  Her leaves are thick and wide.  She is spreading out and each day I pay her a brief visit to check on her. 

I water her once weekly and I know that she will be with me for a very long time.  She has enriched my home and it is always so enjoyable for me to have plants around me.

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Thursday, July 11, 2019

The new light of my life: My lavender plant


Lavender is probably my most favourite fragrance. It reminds me so much of spring time. So, in February of 2019, I decided to treat myself to an early spring present in the middle of a wicked winter. 

On a very cold winter's day, I bought Ms. Lavender at the supermarket and brought her home to be a part of my family. She stands tall and proud on my kitchen counter and her fragrance is strong and constant. I take time each day to visit with her for a moment and to say hi.  She continues to grow and I look forward to having her with me for a very long time.

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Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Fighting with batteries: Difficult to find where to insert the battery


This is probably one of the more interesting and somewhat frustrating challenges for me: figuring out where to insert the batteries. 

In most cases it is obvious to me.  I use my sense of touch to help me locate the battery compartment but I can tell you that there are definitely times when, because of a very smooth surface, it is not easy.

Once I have located the compartment chamber, the rest is very easy.  What I need to remember is to take my time. More haste only leads to less speed. So less haste can only lead to faster results.

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Friday, July 5, 2019

She is my miracle worker and friend: Renaming photos with Gabriella

I guess that for the sighted world it does not matter whether or not photos are appropriately named. However, for me it is important so that I can identify them.

It does not matter that I can no longer see them but when I go to upload photos to Facebook or whenever I need to show photos to family or friends, I need to know which photo I am choosing.  

Gabriella really helped me out on this day. First, I had my friend Jilla, who took the original photos, describe them to me in an email.  Next, I showed these to Gabriella and then used the descriptions to name them appropriately.

In the normal scheme of things, whenever one takes a picture, it is given a name such as img followed by a bunch of numbers.  No good for me.

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