Book Review: “The Black Star of Kingston” & “The Green Ember”

Good morning, readers!  We have a weekly posting schedule!

I’m going to be doing book reviews every Tuesday, if I can manage it.  I don’t just love writing book reviews, but I decided I’ve read a lot of good books and I needed to share about them.  But this book review should be fun, because I love these books so much!

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Lauritzen Gardens

I know these have been a long time in coming. . . better late than never, right?  Anyway, I’m very happy with how they turned out!

If you don’t like hundreds of pictures of flowers, feel free to skip this post. 😉  And, believe it or not, this is the narrowed-down version.


I got a lot of good pictures of Little Brother.  I guess he’s just picturesque.




I am so excited about this picture!  My pictures of bugs never turn out this clear!

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All that is gold does not glitter,


Not all those who wander are lost;


The old that is strong does not whither,


Deep roots are not reached by the frost.


From the ashes a fire shall be woken,


A light from the shadows shall spring;


Renewed shall be blade that was broken,


The crownless again shall be king. (193)”

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien

A New Road


Still round the corner there may wait

a new road or a secret gate,

And though we pass them by today,

Tomorrow we may come this way

And take the hidden paths that run

Towards the Moon or to the Sun. (86)

The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien


We went to Lauritzen Gards yesterday, and I think I took a million pictures (including that one ^^).  We’re going to be pretty busy for the rest of the week, but I’m hoping to post the rest of them sometime soon.

Happy Wednesday! 🙂

The Birthstone Book Tag

Good morning, readers!  Today is my first official day of Summer break!  I celebrated by staying up way too late last night watching Star Wars and sleeping in this morning. 😉  I’m so totally crazy.

Anyway, I snagged this free-for-all tag off of my friend Savannah’s blog (which, unfortunately, is not public, so I can’t link to it), and decided to do it today.  I was tagged by two other tags recently, which I need to get to posting, but I decided to do the unofficial one first, because. . . me.  I think it will come together faster than the other ones though.  I’ll give myself more time to get those together.

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