A Day at the Zoo

Recently I went to the zoo with my Mom and my sister and I had a lovely time. It had been years since I saw all the animals and needless to say, I felt five years old again. It was quite a feeling!

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Elephants are easily one of my favorite animals because they are gentle giants. They meekly walk around and quietly observe the world around them. Their soulful eyes look so deep and wise.

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This meerkat is simply not amused. I took close to fifteen pictures of this little guy only because he seemed so uninterested in everything around him. He was quite sassy if you ask me.

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I also met the newest member of the zoo. It was beautiful how the mother gorilla gently held her baby. She would slowly touch around his eyes and along his face as he lay in her lap fast asleep. She didn’t take notice of the looming crowd watching her every move. Her eyes stayed on him and only him. I don’t see how people can say that animals can’t feel like people can. Not after what I saw that day. I wish that every child ever conceived could feel that love and be held in such a warm and tender way. Such an unconditional love is truly admirable and is undoubtedly what we are looking for in life.

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And what is a zoo trip without a mischievous gibbon? Something about him makes me want to feed him a cookie and give him a big hug. He just looks so fuzzy and snuggly! Granted he would probably try to hurt me in some way if I were to ever approach him in any way. Yet another love spurned, I’m afraid. C’est la vie, I suppose.

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I also met (who I am guessing is) Shere Khan. I don’t believe he was prepared for company. I have been informed by a close friend who happens to be in veterinarian school that the average house cat sleeps close to twenty hours a day. I would imagine an even larger cat would take even longer naps. Honestly, if I were to meet Mr. Khan in his native habitat I would hope he would be asleep, in a very deep sleep, as I slowly saunter away before passing out in fear.

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I know baboons probably aren’t the most popular animals at the zoo, but something about this reflective soul caught my attention. He just looks like he would enjoy the deeper things in life. Perhaps an evening of poetry and classical music coupled with a long chat about the woes and victories of life. Or he just wants the hat that sat on the head of the woman standing next to me. He could have fooled me!

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I don’t think chameleons like attention. If you think about it, they spend their whole lives trying to blend in with the background. So naturally being thrust out in view of small children and their flash-happy photo obsessed moms would make any level headed reptile cling in panic to a sturdy limb. Bless his tiny camouflaged heart.

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Sassy, interactive animals always make me laugh. When I first spoke to this little turtle, she slowly craned her neck to see where that obnoxious sound was coming from. She then proceeded to take in as much of me as she could with a single, scowling red eye. I spoke with her for a few minutes before finally determining that I had indeed met the Regina George of turtles. She belittled me in every way and I enjoyed every second of it.

I hope you all have a fantastic one wherever you are. Stay amazing.

Loads of Love,

Kate

xoxo

A Simple Jar

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It’s amazing just how much brightness a bouquet of flowers can give off. Ever since they were put on my desk I simply can’t stop staring at them. They may exist for only a short time, but the radiance the give off lasts a lifetime.

Have a beautiful one wherever you are.

Loads of Love,
Kate
xoxo

Saturday Sketching

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Today I managed to finish this little project I had started a few days ago. Naturally I used my favorite color to finish her up. I haven’t named her yet, but I’m sure I’ll think of something.

Have a fantastic weekend and stay ever so amazing!

Loads of Love,
Kate
xoxo

A Beautiful Sky

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Yesterday was a very stormy day weather wise. I heard people complain about the excessive rain that continued pouring on their heads. But I think they forgot to mention the beautiful sky we had that morning.

In life it’s very easy to spot the rain drops and forget a beautiful sky. I know I am guilty of this and I have every intention of improving. Life is beautiful whether there are ups or downs. When it comes down to it we all are given more than what we care to see.

I plan on seeing beautiful skies.

Have a fantastic one and stay equally as fantastic.

Loads of Love,
Kate
xoxo

The Magic of Dew

This morning I had the opportunity to take a stroll and see some beautiful little pieces of nature. Something about morning sunlight brings out the best in all of us.

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One of the prettiest things highlighted in dew is a tiny intricate spider web. Honestly spiders scare me a little, but I must admit that they have beautiful homes.

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Wildflowers are the best kind of flowers in my opinion. They grow and thrive where they will without a care of who notices. I believe that’s what makes them so beautiful.

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And even the teeniest of mushrooms deserve a smile and a nod.

Have a fantastic one wherever you are.

Loads of Love,

Kate

xoxo

A Quiet Evening

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Evenings filled with James Taylor and organization time are simply the best. I am by no means the most organized human on Earth, but something about sorting through things and finding a special spot for them just cleanses the mind. I practically kept “Shower the People” on repeat as I sifted through what I needed to keep and what needed to go. Something about that song puts a big smile on my face and makes me want to hug everyone within a five mile radius.

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I also came home to find four new little friends waiting for me on my dresser. My Aunt gave me three beautiful old books and an adorable little aloe plant that I have not yet named. (Any suggestions are welcome!) It truly made my day to see such cheery little items to place around my room. I am fortunate to have such amazing people in my life that take the time to think of me. They are all irreplaceable pieces of my heart that I couldn’t live without.

James Taylor gives great advice. “Shower the people you love with love. Tell them the way that you feel.”

I think life would be a more beautiful place if we would.

Have a fantastic one and stay ever so amazing!

Loads of Love,

Kate

xoxo

How Much You Give ‘Em

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I picked up the book ‘A Light in the Attic’ by Shel Silverstein a few days ago when I went to the library and it truly is fantastic. The poem that spoke to me the most was the one entitled ‘How Many, How Much.’ To be so short it says so much. The last four lines especially made me think about my own life.

I’ve come to notice that days themselves aren’t good or bad. They are only spans of time with good or bad things in them. And sometimes even the bad can be seen as good if it’s viewed at the right angle. Sometimes bad things are lessons or catalysts to help us discover ourselves. And good things create memories and unbreakable bonds.

It’s all about what you do with those days.

Friendship is another area of life that makes living worth while. I truly believe that once you are friends with someone that love lasts for all eternity. Nothing could ever be said or done that could break that bond. Friendship is about sacrifice, not convenience. It’s about unconditional love, not personal gain. Sometimes it even means giving up things for the sake of someone else. That is true friendship.

And it depends on “how you love ’em.”

Loads of Love,
Kate
xoxo

Let Them Eat Chocolate

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Today is a rainy day. Not much is happening and it’s making me drowsy. It seems that everyone I meet has a melancholy look on their face because of the overcast sky. But I simply refuse to be blue.

To cheer myself up I bought some pens that glide like a dream on paper. A good pen is essential to any good day.

And the best part is the tiny hazelnut chocolates in the gold and brown wrappers. Anytime I am down Ferrero Rocher lifts my spirits. These candies can mend broken hearts, produce smiles and euphoric sighs of relief.

They are magic.

Have a fantastic one.

Loads of Love,
Kate
xoxo