Soulful Thoughts of Rachel

This is my life. It is my one time to be me. I want to experience every good thing. ~ Maya Angelou

Archive for the 'Nature' Category

Beauty of Small Things

We often neglect small things around us. It’s easy to overlook tiny details because we’re too busy focusing on our daily chores and activities. Whenever I walk in the morning, I enjoy the peace and quiet of my surroundings.  It’s a good time to reflect and appreciate nature. During one of my walks, I noticed […]

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60 Minutes

Yesterday’s  Earth Hour was a success.  We took part in our village Earth Hour activities including the tree planting and switching off the lights from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. “The care of the Earth is our most ancient and most worthy, and after all our most pleasing responsibility. To cherish what remains of it and […]

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Earth 2013

Every year we observe Earth Day. It’s our little way of showing that we care for the world.  This year, Yohan will join us for the tree planting.  The tree planting activity is a great way to teach kids the importance of protecting and nurturing the environment. There will also be a sunset fun run […]

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Make Your Own Natural Fertilizer

An easy way to help the environment is by reducing your waste. A great way to do this is by composting your garden trimmings and kitchen waste and turning them into natural fertilizer. Compost is made of decomposed plant material and kitchen waste. You can buy a compost bin designed specially for creating compost.  You […]

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Art of Growing Plants Without Soil

Hydroponics is amazing because it allows you to grow plants without the need of soil. There are several types of hydroponics including Wick, Water Culture, Ebb and Flow (Flood & Drain), Drip (recovery or non-recovery), N.F.T. (Nutrient Film Technique) and Aeroponic.  There are complete hydroponics such as Food & Drain that comes with complete materials.  […]

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Praying for Japan

Earlier today, Japan was rocked by a major earthquake measuring 8.9. According to reports, the epicenter of the earthquake was 81 miles off the coast of Sendai. I was shocked when I saw video footage of the devastation in Japan. A giant wave measuring 20 feet high led to tremendous damages. It was heartbreaking to […]

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Beautiful Red Dragonfly

Today I saw a lovely red dragonfly in the garden. I went upstairs to get my camera in a hurry. When I went out again, I was so pleased to still find it at the very same spot. I’ve tried taking photos of dragonflies before but they always fly away whenever I tried to get […]

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Interesting Facts About An Octopus

I love reading articles and watching wildlife television programs.  I find different kinds of animals fascinating.  I enjoy going to the zoo but it is a limited experience. I want to learn more about the animals and how they live in their natural environment. The octopus is one of the animals that has captured my […]

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Beauty of Spring

“Spring unlocks the flowers to paint the laughing soil.” ~Bishop Heber~ We don’t have Spring in the Philippines but I love the thought of Spring. I’ve been seeing a lot of Spring photos posted on blogs lately. It’s amazing how plants and flowers appear to wake up from a long winter sleep.  Spring brings beauty […]

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Camera Critters #36

Visit more Camera Critters participants here. A tiger in slumber.

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