It’s turkey time in Canada so here’s a Thanksgiving greeting and wish from us to you. Have a good one.
'Light Up My Night." via— Surprising Lives by Amanda Ricks
"A rare magical moment caught on film. A wolf reaching up to the sky, as if to say, Hear My howl." via Photo — Surprising Lives by Amanda ricks
"Twinkle in my heart, little tree so bright. Happy hearts on this Valentine's day" via— Surprising Lives by Amanda Ricks
So beautiful, nature's majestic lone Wolf. via Photo — Surprising Lives by Amanda ricks
A photographic and famous quote post of the definitions of solitude.
"Want a cuppa?" via Surprising Lives by Amanda ricks
I adore this photo, it's just too cute. "Sit Upon My Shoulder, my baby." via surprisinglives: #Too cute — https://surprisinglives.tumblr.com/
This sadly is my repurposed computer! Yes, I can create almost anything with my imagination, a box, and duct tape. I had to come up with the above horrible looking contraption when my old laptop finally refused to even turn on. After a few days of brainstorming, I dug out an even older laptop that had … Continue reading I'm The Queen Of "Repurpose"
"Penguin Love" Photo courtesy— Surprising Lives by Amanda ricks
How cool is this? A real reindeer! He or she definitely deserves a vacation after the hectic holiday season. via Photo — Surprising Lives by Amanda ricks
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"My Window Of Winter Wonder." Photo courtesy of my Tumblr @ https://surprisinglives.tumblr.com
"Open the door and smell the snow. Sounds crazy, but it has such a wonderful, clean, crisp scent!" via Surprising Lives by Amanda ricks
I have had a love affair with Cheetahs since I was a young girl it was one one the few things that my father and I were able to bond over. We would watch all available nature shows that featured them, read magazine articles together, and play games pretending that we had been Cheetahs in … Continue reading The Last 100 Iranian Cheetahs In The World
"It's snowy, it's white. It's cold and bright. What a delight!" via Photo — Surprising Lives by Amanda ricks
"Merry Christmas to all and to all a Goodnight." via Surprising Lives by Amanda ricks
"Happy Christmas Eve" via Surprising Lives by Amanda ricks
"Christmas Sparkle Delight." via Photo — Surprising Lives by Amanda ricks
"Come to my window..." via Photo — Surprising Lives by Amanda ricks
"Deer Christmas." via — Surprising Lives by Amanda ricks
"Ho, ho, ho, kitty." via Photo — Surprising Lives by Amanda ricks
"A simple evergreen tree and boxes of paper brown bring presents to all those dear and around." via Photo — Surprising Lives by Amanda Ricks
"The fire is lit, the coffee made and it's time to just put up your feet and relax. Aww, tis the season." via Photo — Surprising Lives by Amanda Ricks
"Joy to the world." via Photo — Surprising Lives by Amanda Ricks
"And simply, a Merry Christmas to all." via Photo — Surprising Lives by Amanda Ricks
"You can feel the magic in the air." via Photo — Surprising Lives by Amanda ricks
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Two photos of Mia, my cat lounging sleepily and relaxing on the couch as if she didn't have a care in the world. Very appropriate photos for the wp photo challenge for the word, relax.
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As I lay me down to sleep and close my eyes, I think of my favourite things. Saucers of cream, fluffy mice, and tickles under the chin.” Sweet dreams little one. Photo via my Tumblr @ https://surprisinglives/tumblr.com
This photograph is so lovely with the little white spring flowers. But I love how it also looks as if it could be have just been dusted with the first snow of the season. Yes, the colder weather is here. Photo is courtesy of my tumblr site: https://surprisinglives.tumblr.com/
Photographs of "Mia," my cat sitting on the edge of an old dresser from a lower angle looking up at her. Titled, Pawsed on The Edge and submitted to the wordpress.com photo challenge for the word, "Edge." Cat quotes have been added for a touch of humour.
Green with ivy, is a fun interpretation of a photograph showing a green country door surrounded by beautiful ivy. By Amanda Ricks
Buddy is the eldest of our cats and reigns supreme as pack leader. Admittedly, he's losing it a little and has developed a few funny habits. I seem to be spending a lot of extra time accommodating his special requests. But I don't mind the extra effort because we all still love Buddy a lot.
Suri tried very hard to take a glamorous selfie for everyone for this post but unfortunately, due, of course, to my inexperience he was unable to. So here is my Suri making himself at home just like every other male I've ever had in my life. #Sigh I have finally been won over to the dark … Continue reading All You Need Is Love And An iPhone
Photographic interpretation of a lovely photograph of an old wooden blue door set in a very old stone wall. Titled, 'I Adoor You.' by Amanda Ricks
featuring the video by Paul mcCartney singing George Harrison's The Long And Winding Road. This post is in response to a little mistake I overlooked last week. Sorry George. By Amanda Ricks
The photograph is wonderful simply because the flowers are so pretty. If you had a bunch of flowers like this anywhere you put them would be that little be nicer and happier because pretty is just pretty. By Amanda Ricks
"This beautiful photograph of a country road with old farmhouses off to the side almost calls out to me," read more.... by Amanda Ricks
An interpretive submission to the wordpress.com photo challenge for the word "Morning." A Photograph of a cemetery at sunrise and the quote: I'm mourning the loss of "U." By Amanda Ricks
'Summers For The Birds' and thank goodness, what a lovely sight to see. Photo via https://surprisinglives.tumblr.com/
Thank goodness our precious planet still offers peaceful harbours such as the one in this photograph. Beautiful green nature and fresh lakes beckoning our weary souls. Photography. By Amanda Ricks
A cool photograph of inside the new subway cars of Toronto, Ontario that allow you to look the entire length of the train.
"Cucumbers On Top" A fun interpretation of the expression "Cherry on Top" in which I talk about a lovely trip to Niagara On The Lake and a stay at The Prince of Whales Hotel. Photographs Included. By Amanda Ricks
The Doorway To My Soul is "Private!"
Photograph courtesy of Christopher Kerksieck from Instagram
Photograph courtesy of Olga Kovaleva from Instagram
Taken in the Toggenburg Mountains, Switzerland. Photograph courtesy of Jan Keller from Instagram
Photograph courtesy of India Earl from Instagram
Taken at Emerald Lake, Alberta, Canada Photograph courtesy of Fabio Zingg of Instagram
Taken at Vancouver, Canada. Photograph courtesy of Matthew Pastula from Instagram
A short post about Mia, my cat and current best friend. The wonderful things she does and how comforting it is having her in my life. By Amanda Ricks
Photograph courtesy of Julia @humphreyandgrace from Instagram Note: Julia of Humphrey and Grace also has a beautiful website that you can link to from her Instagram account.
Photograph courtesy of Alex Strohl from Instagram Note: I have seen many copies of Alex's photos shared across the internet in particular on Tumblr and often without proper or clear credit given to Alex. So I did some digging and happily found his accurate Instagram account which I have linked to above.
Photograph courtesy of Sam Smith from instagram
photo courtesy of Zackk Barazowski from Instagram
The morning sun pouring in the window. How lovely. It's the little things in life that count. That's how I came up with the name Severely Magical Things. Photo via Saskia Bauermeister from Instagram
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"If I were a princess I would have a country estate filled with only the best, people waiting to attend to my beck and call and acres of wonderful countryside to wander and explore. Unfortunately, ..." Photograph of 'country estate' included.
"As I lay me down to sleep and close my eyes, I think of my favourite things. Saucers of cream, fluffy mice, and tickles under the chin." Sweet dreams little one. Photo by Y. Kakizaki of Instagram
The early morning sun reaches up over the horizon and shootes a beam of brightness through an arch. You can almost feel the flowers opening and reaching to touch the warmth. Photo by Johnny Foy from Instagram
A lovely photographic interpretation of the story and title: Flowers For Algernon. A link to a write-up about the progression of the story and the life of the author is included.
Sometimes it's the hardest thing to achieve but whenever we can step back and get a different perspective everything always shuffles into a new pattern, priorities re-align and motivation is renewed. Photo via Hannes Becker from Instagram
I felt his lips gently brush my cheek. My eyes flew open expectantly but I was alone except for the wind blowing the sheers. photo via @hstokka from Instagram
"Yes, and a mighty fine day to you too." Photo via Ellen ___e_l_l_e_n___from Instagram
A perfect photo of flowers and a coffee for June.
"Walk a peaceful pathway and you will hear the evergreen voice of your inner wisdom." ~Amanda Ricks ©2016 photo via Mina Fagerlund on Instagram
"Rub My Tummy, Please" seems to be what this gorgeous fluffy black and white cat is saying while it stretches and rolls on a cozy rumpled bed. Photograph.
Find Beauty In Simplicity a quote designed by Rachael Johnson featured @instagram
Envision the perfect retreat. A comfy covered get out of the heat on a lazy summer day. That is what this photograph is about.
Precious Nature. Precious, sweet, adorable: Nature's animals. A beautiful close-up of a little chip monk.
Pure Innocence Photo. A close up of a beautiful baby deer's face. Enchanting.
Photography. Have breakfast in bed on a lazy day with this adorable cat.
Curious cat eyes are always watching. How often have I been deep in concentration and look up into the questioning eyes of one of my cats? -Photograph
The forests of The UK are always so green, lush and alive. This photograph of a forest in Northumberland seems to be saying: "Come and walk my path and be a part of my peacefulness."
One of this life's greatest pleasures is sitting outside as evening approaches, watching the sun go down. Stresses seem to disappear with the sun.
Adorable photograph of a child and a cat sitting together looking quietly out of the window. "Sitting in the silent bond of two friends, watching the world go by while feeling grateful to just "be" together."
Misty blue fields of tiny flowers conjure feelings of mysticism and dreams. That is the perfect description for this lovely misty photograph.
A stunning photograph of a tall strong tree with bright red leaves. "Weeping red tears of loneliness, the lone tree still managed to stand tall arching its leaves out as if to touch a friend.
I think this photograph of the lovely doorway to this cute house seems to say "Come on in and have a cup of tea." via Alison Little Note: I have been called away and to be honest I'm not quite sure how long I will be gone. Although I certainly hope to be back quickly I … Continue reading Come In And have A cup of Tea
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A beautiful mystical photograph of a misty morning accompanied by an original quote by author Amanda Ricks.
"And on the forest floor, amongst a carpet of multicoloured wildflowers, toned groundcover, and mosses, lived the fairies." A lovely photograph of a forest accompanies.
Photograph of the prettiest, most ROMANTIC, loveliest looking bunches of flowers wrapped up in brown paper packages I've ever seen.
Treetops in the Mist. Beautiful tall evergreens reaching high up into the sky and fog swirls around them. Photograph. EVERgreens. MISTerious.
Winter reflection is a beautiful photograph of a cabin by the side of a lake during winter. There is just enough snow to make the scene and cabin look pretty and cozy.
Nice Morning is a beautiful misty photograph of an early morning sunrise shot over a lake. The colours are muted and blurred.
A sweeter, simpler life, when one could ride your bicycle down the country roads carrying a pretty bunch of mixed flowers. Photograph.
Stunning mystical photograph of a distant landscape across the ocean during sunrise. The colours shown are spectacular and unique, almost like a misty rose haze.
A severely Magical photograph of a nature Landscape with pretty flowers, rolling hills and an almost tactile sense of peace.
Snuggle into a cozy fresh bed of fluffy bedding along with the cutest pair of cats. Photograph.
Escape into a secluded little cabin in the woods. Leave behind your stresses and absorb nature. Photograph.
Lovely landscape photographs of nature filled countryside with a cat rolling around and enjoying every minute.
Adorable photograph of a baby deer snuggled up in blankets inside a home. Looks so sweet, perhaps he/she is recuperating.
The title is tragi and the girl in this photograph does fit the title, yet also, I find it beautiful in an amost surreal way. via from500px: The Saddest Girl In The World by AnnieMitova — https://surprisinglives.tumblr.com/