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Petrichor

Blacknwhiterocks

I love words. I have loved the sound of words , and  the human voice ever  since I can remember. My Daddy’s voice telling me things , teaching me the way of the world, while he held me in his big strong hands, is absolutely one of my first memories. My next oldest sister to me, is four  years older . She loved to play school. And I ,being the baby, was her student. ( Whether I liked it or not, ha!) I was 3 years old and she taught me to read.

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I do not remember a time in my life when I did not know how to read, or when I did not love the written word.  I suppose it follows then, that I love languages , of all sorts, because I think it’s true what they say , “There AREN’T enough words in the English language to describe how I feel right now!”  It’s funny ,I was just thinking about that this morning, when I found this online .  These are foreign words and I think they are really beautiful. Whether or not they’ll come in handy, I don’t know, but it might be fun to spring them on someone in everyday conversation! Here’s to lovely words. May we never lose our hunger to learn them.

P.S.  Here is another beautiful word . Petrichor . It means the smell of the earth before the rain comes. Coming from the Latin Petra, meaning rock. And Ichor, meaning blood. So , literally,  the blood of the rock. Very fitting , because what you smell is quite literally the ions in the water of the earth and rocks being drawn from them before the rain comes.

http://www.boredpanda.com/11-untranslatable-words-from-other-cultures/

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Soak Up the Sun~

Hubs and I just got back from a mini trip over Friday and Saturday. We had a little stay-cation. We went for a drive up through the area called the Talimena Scenic Byway. It goes up to the second highest peak in Arkansas, Queen Wilhelmina Mountain  and has lots of beautiful places to stop and take pictures along the way.  We stopped at an old pioneer cemetery, did the scenic drive , and then stayed in the hotel where we went  for our honeymoon. Then we had breakfast at the Lux Cafe where we shared our very first breakfast as husband and wife. It was early yet , so we decided we’d hit a few garage sales,  and then went to our favorite flea market. We love to do that kind of thing , because you don’t have to spend a ton of money, but there’s always a lot of neat stuff. I honestly have to say, we’re kind of a weird couple , to be so young.  We like odd junk. We live in an old house, we collect oil lamps. I have an almost fetish for vintage hardback books. I wear dresses from the 50s , 60s and 70s, and think that retro vehicles are just the bees knees. We listen to the golden oldies, and our kids are the same. Their idea of a good time  is to fill the car up with gas and go “riding around” looking for old cars, or junk shops.  So yeah. Our weekend together is the best time the hubs and I have had in a really , really long time. Thought you guys might like to see some of the pictures we took. These are just a handful of them.  If you want to visit some place really beautiful , check out Queen Wilehelmina Mountain , the town of Mena, Arkansas, and the Talimena Scenic Byway .

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MultiColored Butterlfy
MultiColored Butterlfy

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Eagle Look out Vista
Eagle Look out Vista
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Fencing implement
Bakers Elk
Bakers Elk
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Seventh Seal
Old Horton's Plumbing Sign Glenwood , Arkansas
Old Horton’s Plumbing Sign Glenwood , Arkansas