Fences, Roses, and Dreary Weather (+ an Award)


Today I have some photos that Allison and I took in a recent photoshoot we did. In fact, they are so recent that Allison hasn’t posted them yet! This is a never before seen photoshoot on my blog! Shocking.

*weeks later*

Hehe. Well Allison still hasn’t posted it, but I can’t say it’s terribly recent. Who cares though? I’m guessing no one. So I shall continue.

To make this post even more shocking I will also be doing two tags mixed in among the photos. I kinda just looked through different tags I’d been nominated and chose my favorite. ๐Ÿ˜› Anyway, the first one I’ll be doing is The Real Neat Blog Award which Rachel nominated me for about a year ago. Thanks Rachel!

Here areย The Rules

  • Thank and link the blogger who nominated you
  • Answer the questions asked
  • Nominate 7 more bloggers for the award
  • Create seven questions for your nominees.

Rachel’s Questions

ONE: What’s your favorite book?

The Bible. ๐Ÿ™‚

Trying to climb the fence post.
Trying to sit naturally on a fence post. (Hint: it’s not easy. I bet I had you fooled.)

TWO: Where is one place you wish you could visit?

For countries, I’d say some of my top picks would be Germany, France, New Zealand, Ireland, or Peru. But then I really want to see my pen pals and blogger friends, so the states they live in would also be among my top picks. And I loved going to British Columbia, Canada to see our cousins in 2013, so that would be fun too!

Allison sheds her coat for the sake of the picture.

THREE: Your favorite day of the week?

Ooh, that’s tough. I’ve always liked Wednesday because of the spelling and probably because we used to always go to Grammy’s house on Wednesdays. We also did Nature Study on Wednesday which I really liked, so maybe that’s another reason I like Wednesday.

One of the few pictures where Allison wasn’t talking and it wasn’t blurry.

FOUR: What’s your favorite show? Why?

I don’t watch shows… Well, I guess we do watch Andy Griffith and Fixer Upper. ๐Ÿ™‚ Andy Griffith is really funny and I like that, so I’ll go with that.

I had such trials trying to sit in a position that didn’t get me soaking wet and that didn’t look strange like the position in this picture does. Trials and tribulations.
I had already tried sitting cross-legged but when I did it the second time Allison decided it was good. Hmm.
Not quite sure what I was doing here…

FIVE: How many blogs do you follow?

Well let me go check. Hmm. My WordPress reader isn’t working. I know it’s over one hundred but that’s all I know.

*UPDATE* It’s actually 130.

The second time of this setting for Allison since she wasn’t satisfied with the fist batch. Humph. XD
I think she might have a mushroom in one hand.

SIX: Random question: your favorite type of car?

Does Chevy work? Then Chevy.

The cold was too much for her.
Or maybe not.

SEVEN: What is your favorite blog theme?

NOOO I don’t want to answer that. To tell you the truth, I don’t even like answering when people ask me for suggestions for themes because I want to keep them for myself. But I suppose that’s pretty selfish so ATTENTION EVERYONE! Some really great themes are Sketch, Edin, Nucleare, and Toujours. My favorite might be Sketch, though the sidebar isn’t my favorite on that.

*sob* That was hard for me. Sorry, I’m being too dramatic. I just really like finding themes that are either little-known or else you can customize a lot and are nice and clean, but mostly I like them to be unique which is why I don’t like telling people when I found a theme I love that isn’t very-well known. Bad Megan.

Hmm, can you tell I like graphic design by the size of this answer compared to the others? ๐Ÿ˜›

My nominations for this award are….








Amazingly, our first try with the rose petals worked fairly well! Must be my excellent blowing skills. ๐Ÿ™‚

My questions for the nominees: (sorry guys this is going to be annoying to copy :P)ย 

ONE: Would you rather have a miniature pony or a donkey(!!!)?

Behind the scenes.

TWO: If you had to watch either a baseball, soccer, basketball, or football game which would you choose?

THREE: Favorite color combination?

Pretty much the only good one of Allison blowing the petals. Perhaps this was because of me and not because of Allison’s blowing.

FOUR: Do you like succulents or wildflowers better?

Trying to peer through the petals.

FIVE: If you could give a donkey to anyone, who would you give it to? (Hint: I WOULD LIKE A DONKEY! :D)

SIX: What is one of your favorite quotes/bible verses?

SEVEN: Did you realize there was a Crown Roast of Pork Day? What’s your opinion on hashtags not used as hashtag such as #twoquestionsinone ?

And now I don’t know what to do with the extra space. So I shall do part of this tag I did a while ago until I’m done with the pictures.

Here you see me with a rose in my mouth, trying to balance on the fence. You can also see what happened when I knelt in the muddy pasture.

SONG THE FIRST: 4:12 || Switchfoot

-I like this song a lot, but if I had to pick my favorite lyrics it would be the last part-

And you began to believe that all you are is material
It’s nonsensical

I still can’t believe that all we are
And that all of are dreams are nothing more than material

Souls aren’t built of stone

I think Allison took this when I was pondering whether it was “a rose by any other name would smell as sweet” or if it was wouldn’t.
Or maybe that was in this picture.

SONG THE SECOND: Slipping Away || Switchfoot

-My favorite part is probably the chorus. I really like the descriptions and the way they write their lyrics. :)-

I feel like I’m dreaming
Oh oh
Staring up at the ceiling
Oh oh
It’s four in the morning
I can’t sleep and it feels like a warning
Oh oh
You wouldn’t believe me
If I could say it just the way that I’m feeling
Oh oh
The words that I wanted to say
I feel them slipping away

And now for some slightly less odd expressions.

SONG THE THIRD: Bullet Soul || Switchfoot

-I actually don’t particularly like this song (mostly I’ve gotten tired of it) and there’s already been two Switchfoot songs so NEXT! XD-

SONG THE FOURTH: Hymn For the Missing || Red

-This song is kinda sad (but it is pretty) and I can’t decide on my favorite lyrics so I’ll go to the next one again.-

She looks kind of like she’s about to eat the flower.


-Once I wrote this whole song on an envelope. I can’t quite decide what my favorite lyrics are, but maybe it’s… actually I really don’t know. Sorry. If you’ve heard this song, what’s your favorite part?-

Sorry about the rose photobomb…

SONG THE SIXTH:ย Start Somewhere || TobyMac

-Good ol’ TobyMac. ๐Ÿ™‚ My favorite lyrics are at the very end…-

Dude, the gun shot’s gotta go, man.

That’s it I mean, enough is enough. Good grief.

– XD Just kidding. Here’s my real favorite part. –

If I need you, and you need me
How can you turn your back and just leave me?
When I’m right here, and you’re right there
And God knows we’ve got to start somewhere

And we shall end on this picture. I was trying to look like a majestic and noble unicorn (even though personally, I think they’re a bit overrated), but I just look like a snooty and stuck up one.

Welp, That’s all I believe! This was a fun post to make, even if it was a bit of a jumble. I hope you enjoyed it despite the mess! ๐Ÿ˜€

Oh, one more thing. I got this super weird notification from WordPress:

WHY DO THEY NOTIFY ME OF 1,337 FOLLOWERS? That’s such a random number. I don’t get it. XD

Anyway, yay for 1,337 followers! Thanks guys! Although it’s actually 1,396 now. Thank you to everyone who reads my blog, even if you don’t follow me. ๐Ÿ™‚

which was your favorite of the questions I thought up?

i challenge you to listen to one of the songs i listed. what did you think of the one you listened to if you did?

98 thoughts on “Fences, Roses, and Dreary Weather (+ an Award)

  1. these photos are so nice!! my favorites are the ones with the roses, very aesthetic. ๐Ÿ™‚

    thanks for tagging me! iโ€™ve always wanted to talk about my opinions on donkeys.

    and congratulations on 1000+ followers! thatโ€™s huge. ๐Ÿ˜€

    xo apollo

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  2. WHAT AN EXCELLENT POST! It enjoyed reading it quite a lot. The pictures were so great – your captions were hilarious and the last picture made me laugh out loud. XD
    That notification from WordPress is so weird! I wonder if it’s a glitch or if they did it on purpose for some odd reason? But CONGRATULATIONS on 1000 followers because that is simply amazing! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ ๐Ÿ˜€ Your blog definitely deserves it!
    Now to answer your questions at the end. My favorite of the questions that you thought up was “If you could give a donkey to anyone, who would you give it to?” That hint was so subtle!
    Okay, I’m going to go listen to “Start Somewhere” and tell you what I think of it.
    That was pretty good! Not my favorite TobyMac song, but I enjoyed it. ๐Ÿ˜€

    Also, random note: I love your hair! When mine is that length, it just sort of… explodes. XD But yours looks so pretty! ๐Ÿ˜€

    I always love your posts!

    -Clara โค

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    1. I guess you’re rubbing off on me! ๐Ÿ˜€ BUT THANKS! I’m glad you liked it. Haha, yay! It was a fun photoshoot.
      Yeah, it’s most puzzling. But it is kinda funny. Thank you!! I’m very glad for all my followers. ๐Ÿ™‚
      Hehehe. I like that question too. I know, I thought that was a masterfully subtle hint as well.
      Yeah, I agree. ๐Ÿ™‚
      Thank you so much! Well… Mine can explode too. XD Some time maybe Allison and I should do a photoshoot titled “I woke up like this”. Then you could see how explosive my hair can be. XD
      Thanks Clara! Same here!

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      1. Haha! I’m not quite sure about that… XD But thank you, and you’re very welcome! ๐Ÿ˜€
        Oh my goodness, you should definitely do that. It would be hilarious! XD
        You’re welcome again! ๐Ÿ˜€ Has my letter gotten to you yet?


  3. Enjoyed the photos! And personally, I think coat on is nicer than coat off. But maybe that’s just because where I live, I wear shorts and T-shirts every, single, day, of the year. ๐Ÿ˜› My Coat is 2 sizes to small and stored in a cubby hold till our next UK trip. xD

    Neat pictures and tags! ๐Ÿ˜€

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  4. Beautiful photos (as always) Where on earth did you get rose petals in the middle of winter?? I have received a few weird notifications like that before, and it is super weird! Congrats on over 1000 followers!!

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    1. Thanks Hannah! Haha, some friends from church bought them for the monthly potluck meal as sort of going-away decorations and they gave them to us after the meal. ๐Ÿ™‚
      Strange! It’s kinda funny though. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thank you very much, Hannah!

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  5. Great pictures, Megan! I love the one of you sitting on the fence and the ones of you and Allison sitting on the ground.
    That’s funny that your favorite day of the week is probably Wednesday, because that was always my favorite day, too (we have pasta on Wednesday, which is part of the reason)!
    My family has watched a bit of Andy Griffith on YouTube, and I think it’s funny, too. Have you seen ever watched Beverly Hillbillies?
    Also congratulations on almost 3,400 followers! That’s amazing! ๐Ÿ™‚
    I’m not sure about my favorite question you thought of, but I know the easiest one: number 2! Of course I’d choose to watch a college basketball game! ๐Ÿ˜‰ And I didn’t know there was a Crown Roast of Pork Day. Did you celebrate it? ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    1. Thanks Sassafras! Yeah, I think my favorite setting might be where we were sitting on the ground. ๐Ÿ™‚
      Haha, really? That’s neat! ๐Ÿ˜€ Ooh, yummy pasta!
      Nope, I don’t think we have watched Beverly Hillbillies.
      Thank you! ๐Ÿ˜€
      XD I thought of you when I added basketball to that question. ๐Ÿ˜› Actually it’s March 7th so we haven’t celebrated it yet, but I don’t think we will anyway. ๐Ÿ˜›


      1. You’re welcome!
        Yes, pasta (plus carrots and garlic bread) makes any day better!
        You might like the Beverly Hillbillies, because it’s an old TV show similar in style to the Andy Griffith Show.
        LOL, yes, my siblings and I do love basketball. I’m excited for the tournament coming up this month.
        Haha, yeah, it seems like a strange thing to celebrate.


      2. Yummy… I’m sure it does!
        Oh, neat! Maybe we’ll have to check it out!
        I am too, but mostly because after that then baseball starts and there aren’t many other sports to interrupt it. XD
        There’s also Lumpy Rug day which is probably stranger.

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      3. Yes, you should!
        Haha, I guess that’s a good reason. When does the baseball season start?
        Also, speaking of basketball, will be you participating in my bracket game this year? I’d love it if you would. ๐Ÿ™‚
        Lumpy Rug day? Who even comes up with these things? XP


      4. Yep! Well they have Spring Training games now (and they started on the 23rd of February) but the regular season starts March 29th. Sure, that would be fun! I know nothing about it, so I guess I’ll just ‘make’ the Jayhawks win. (They are called the Kansas Jayhawks, right? Or is that just football? :P)
        I know, it’s so strange! ๐Ÿ˜›


      5. Okay, so the season starts basically after March Madness (the Final Four games are on the 31st of March).
        Yay, great! That’s okay that you don’t know much. And actually, my ‘strategy’ is a bit the same as yours; for the past few years I’ve made Butler win, because they’re my favorite team. I was wrong, though. ๐Ÿ˜›
        And yes, the basketball team is the Kansas Jayhawks. They’re pretty good this year, as always, so it’s not a bad guess to make them win. ๐Ÿ™‚


      6. Haha, yeah, it’s a good bet that Kansas is always a good team. They’re in the Big 12 conference, and they almost always win the conference tournament.


      7. Oops, I was afraid you might not. Basically, colleges (and their sports teams) group into conferences, generally based on geographical location. Then the teams in a specific conference play against each other throughout the season. At the end of the regular season, each conference has their own tournament, and like I said, Kansas usually wins their conference tournament (Big 12). Other conferences are the Big 10, the Big East, the ACC, the Pac-12, and the Ivy League (have you heard of any of those?). Ohio State, one of my preferred teams, is in the Big 10. Does that make a bit of sense?


      8. Haha, it’s fine! Oh, okay! That does make sense. Yeah, I think I’ve heard of some of those before. ๐Ÿ˜€ Thanks for explaining!
        P.S. I deleted part of a comment since you sort of mentioned my state, but I did read that part. Just so you know what happened. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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      9. No problem! I’ll talk basketball anytime. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I’m glad it made sense, though.
        P.S. Whoops, I’m so sorry about that… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ


  6. The rose pictures cracked me up so bad Megan! ๐Ÿ˜… You can let Allison know that roses actually are edible, but I don’t recommend biting then right off the stem because of the thorns. . ..Sorry! ๐Ÿ˜ I’ll be quiet now. But thanks for brightening this gloomy day!

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  7. I love the Andy Griffith Show! Have you ever played the trivia board game? We always play with my grandfather on Thanksgiving.
    I also love every single photo above! They’re always so beautiful and sometimes funny! ๐Ÿ™‚
    ~ Megan Joy

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      1. Yes! The game is so much fun! If you google “Andy Griffith trivia board game” it’s the one with the orange boarder. We also have the black and white square one, but it’s not as fun because some of the trivia is actually wrong!
        ~ Megan Joy


  8. Love this post, Megan!! You girls are so beautiful! On a side note: YOUR HAIR IS SO PRETTY!!! I want to cut my hair that length very badly. ๐Ÿ˜ Congratulations on over 1,000!

    -Bekah โค๏ธ

    P.S. Would you like to do a collab sometime? Maybe a Q&A. ๐Ÿ˜€

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