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new or used bookstores? ice skating or swimming? apple cider or peach juice? ocean or a creek? neon or pastel? snow or sand? canoeing or biking? satin or velvet? lilies or lilac? bath or shower? purse or backpack? candles or diffuser? ice cream or gelato? 

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Ten images from my most popular sets in 2016.

Thank you to each and every one of you that has followed my page, liked and reblogged my images and sent me such lovely words and encouragement of my art! I started this site in June, and it’s grown to 1,610 followers as of today and I appreciate the love so much!

Happy and safe New Years to you all! 🎉❤️

Garden Vocabulary

Originally posted by kmkibum

General

Garden 庭園 「ていえん」

Gardener 庭師 「にわし」

Lawn 芝生 「しばふ」

Growing field 畑 「はたけ」

Vegetable garden 菜園 「さいえん」

Plant 植物 「しょくぶつ」

Flower 花 「はな」

Flower bud つぼみ 

Seed 種 「たね」

Tree 木 「き」

Tree (specifically in a garden) 庭木 「にわき」

Fruit 果物 「くだもの」

Vegetable 野菜 「やさい」

Pond 池 「いけ」

Mulching マルチング

Soil 土 「ど」

Fertilizer 肥料 「ひりょう」



Tools

Rake 熊手 「くまで」

Shovel (pointed tip) シャベル

Spade (flat tip) 鋤 「すき」

Hoe 鍬 「くわ」

Pruning Shears 剪定鋏 「せんていばさみ」

Pitchfork ピッチフォーク

Trowel 金ごて 「かなごて」

Wheelbarrow 手押し車 「ておしぐるま」

Lawnmower 芝刈り機 「しばかりき」

Watering-can じょうろ

Hose ホース

Tiller ティラー


Vegetation

Tomato トマト

Cucumber キュウリ 「胡瓜」

Watermelon スイカ 「西瓜」

Bell Peppers/Capsicum ピーマン

Eggplant/Aubergine ナス  「茄子」

Corn トウモロコシ

Carrots 人参 「にんじん」

Lettuce レタス

Broccoli ブロコリ

Cabbage キャベツ

Napa Cabbage 白菜 「はくさい」

Strawberry イチゴ 

Apple リンゴ

Peach 桃 「もも」

Pear 梨 「なし」



Trees/Plants

Hollyhock 葵 「あおい」

Oak オーク 

Oak 楢 「なら」

Kurogane Holly クロガネモチ

Camellia ツバキ

Black Pine 黒松 「くろまつ」

Cryptomeria 杉 「すぎ」

Japanese Maple イロハモミジ also 紅葉 「もみじ」

Maple カエデ

Cherry 桜 「さくら」

Japanese Plum/Apricot 梅「ウメ」

Magnolia コブシ


Flowers

Chrysanthemum 菊 「きく」

Cherry Blossom 桜 「さくら」

Camellia ツバキ

Rose バラ

Lily ユリ

Forget-me-not 忘れな草 or 勿忘草「わすれなぐさ」

Magnolia コブシ

Orchid 蘭 「らん」

Tulip チューリップ

Carnation カーネーション

Hydrangea アジサイ

Iris アイリス

Morning Glory 朝顔 「あさがお」

Violet スミレ

Plum 梅 「うめ」


Verbs

To plant/grow 植える 「うえる」

To sow 蒔く 「まく」

To grow/sprout 生える 「はえる」

To maintain soil 土作りをする 「どつくりをする」

To water a plant 水をやる 「みずをやる」

To harvest 収穫する 「しゅうかくする」

To pick a fruit/vegetable 採る 「とる」

To pick a flower 摘む 「つむ」

To fertilize 肥やす 「こやす」

If you’re having a bad day...
  • Change your clothes. Even if you’re already wearing something comfortable, change into something else that’s still casual and comfy.
  • Eat your favorite food. A bowl of rice, ice cream, pasta, make a sandwich, anything that makes you happy.
  • Eat some fruit. A banana, apple, peach, pear, some berries, fruit is always a good option.
  • Eat some protein. Cheese, meat, eggs, rice and beans, ect. Something to give you energy.
  • Drink lots of water. Fill up a water bottle and keep it with you, but remember to actually drink it.
  • Find as many pillows and blankets as you can around the house and pile them on your bed. THE MESSIER, THE BETTER!
  • Bring your acquired snacks into your room. Even if you don’t make a habit of eating in your room, make an exception this time.
  • Bring a couple of your favorite stuffed animals to share your nest with.
  • If you have cats, invite them as well.
  • Watch an episode or two of your favorite show GUILT FREE. Nothing sad! Watch something that will make you smile and laugh a lot. And ENJOY IT. Give yourself this time to decompress without stressing over a million other things. I know it can be hard, but YOU CAN DO IT
  • Hang a sign outside your door, letting family members/roommates know that you are currently unavailable. Be polite, courteous, and take their needs into consideration if they need something from you, but it’s okay to have a little chunk of time all to yourself when you’re having a tough day. We’ve all been there.
  • Turn off your phone. Just for a little while so you can completely relax. Stay off social media too - you don’t need any drama right now.
  • Once you’ve finished your show and eaten a healthy amount of food, do something productive. Even if it’s just one or two little chores - sweep, do the dishes, tidy up your room, dust, reorganize the bookshelf, whatever. Do something that will make you feel like you’ve accomplished something. Even if it’s little, be proud of yourself for each task!
  • Listen to music while you’re working. iPod, record player, radio, etc. Make it something up beat with a nice and lively tempo.
  • Dance and sing. I don’t care if you dance like a fish out of water and sing like a dog whose tail was stepped on, you are a beautiful contribution to this world so don’t be afraid to shine!
  • Alternate in doing tasks throughout the day with doing things you enjoy. Paperwork and then a walk (fresh air always helps!), mop the floors than read that book you’ve been wanting to explore.
  • Talk to a friend if you need to. If you don’t think you have anyone to talk to, let me be the first to tell you, YOU DO! There are thousands of kindhearted people on here who would love to get to know you and want to help you and hear about your day if you are feeling under the weather.
  • Remember that this is today. Every tomorrow is another chance. Everyone has rough days, and sometimes we get a whole long string of them, but life is so much more than just the bad days. Go to bed knowing that tomorrow is a new start.
Wine in Witchcraft!

I saw this post by @cosmic-witch and realized… I don’t think I’ve ever seen correspondences written up for types of wine before! So I spent some time and put some together based on their flavors/aromas/etc. Enjoy, wine-loving witches!

Wine in general is associated with happiness, success, love, relationships, and offerings.

Red Wine

In General

Element: Earth
Season: Winter
Associations: Love, warmth, contemplation, happiness, success, money, passion, health, lust

Cabernet Sauvignon

Tastes Like: Full-bodied, bell pepper, olives, herbs, black cherry, tannic/rough
Element: Earth
Associations: Grounding, protection, banishing, strength, energy, lust, fertility, ancestors, written magic such as sigils

Merlot

Tastes Like: Soft/round, blackberry, cherry, plum, herbal notes
Element: Water, fire
Associations: Unity, love, passion, self-care, protection, healing, prosperity, sexuality, sea witchcraft, water magic

Pinot Noir

Tastes Like: Delicate and fresh, fruity, tea leaf, worn leather, tomato leaf, pale cherry, beet root, strawberry, blackberry, earthy
Element: Earth, air
Associations: Prosperity, protection, wealth, success, beauty, passion, glamours

Shiraz

Tastes Like: Hearty, spicy, black pepper, black currant, clove, blackberry, plum, leather, tar
Element: Fire, earth
Associations: Wealth, banishing, divination, tech witchcraft, comfort, mystery, secrets, endings

Zinfandel

Tastes Like: Rich, zesty, raspberry, raisin, black cherry, blackberry, pepper
Element: Earth
Associations: Growth, wealth, plant magic, vigor, stamina, happiness, love, healing, versatility

White Wine

In General

Element: Air
Season: Summer
Associations: Joy, happiness, love, relationships, friendships, endings, success, energy, purification

Chardonnay

Tastes Like: Wider-bodied, light, velvety, apricot, mango, green apple, citrus, melon, vanilla
Element: Water
Associations: Peace, emotions, safety, success, happiness, balance, polarity, purification, mental power/abilities

Muscat

Tastes Like: Sweet, acidic, fruity, grapefruit, musk, citrus, apricot, rose, caramel
Element: Air
Associations: Love, mystery, lust, relationships, fertility, purity, cleansing, healing, love magic

Pinot Grigio

Tastes Like: Crisp, dry, fruity, peach, pear, acidic
Element: Air
Associations: Rebirth, endings, new beginnings, happiness, reality, creativity, longevity, divination (especially open-ended, like tarot)

Riesling

Tastes Like: Steely, crisp, fresh, slightly sweet, pear, apple, peach, petrol, honey
Element: Fire, water
Associations: Energy, movement, growth, rebirth, love, friendship, attraction, activity such as dance, preparation, cleansing

Sauvignon Blanc

Tastes Like: Herbal, grass, bell pepper, green apple, lime, gooseberry, jalapeno, melon, mango, black currant, passionfruit, peach
Element: Air, earth
Associations: Love, peace, friendship, companionship, arts, healing, happiness, joy, spirit work

Rosé Wine

In General

Element: Air
Season: Spring
Associations: Beginnings, happiness, excitement, friendship, new romance, love, passion, playfulness, relaxation, luck

Sparkling Wine

In General

Element: Fire
Season: Summer
Associations: Success, completion, celebration, wealth, opportunity, setting things in motion, prosperity, space witchcraft, weather magic, adding a “spark”

Feel free to use these however you’d like and add your favorite wines!

Predominantly white high school served fried chicken to “celebrate” Black History Month

  • One predominantly white high school in New Jersey faced some backlash after serving a “Black History Month” lunch. 
  • Hopewell Valley Central High School students, of which around 82% are white, dined on a lunch for Black History Month that included fried chicken, sweet potato casserole, sautéed spinach, mac and cheese, cornbread, peach and apple crisp, NJ.com reported. 
  • After the town received complaints about the menu, Thomas A. Smith, the school superintendent, issued an apology, NJ.com noted. Read more (2/23/17 9:28 AM)

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