Category Archives: Nature

These Books Are Perfect Gifts for the Holidays

One of my favorite presents to get as a child was a good book. There’s something magical about a new book for Christmas. Not only does it make that book special but you’ll grow up always remembering your appreciation of that book.

Today, I’m sharing with you four books that will make your children and maybe even an adult friend especially cheerful for this holiday season.

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is img-9233.jpg

First off, these two books are absolutely incredible! You can’t see it in the picture but these books are thick and will absolute dazzle even adults with its wealth of information.

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is img-9236.jpg

My personal favorite between the two was the World Atlas which is utterly enthralling to flip through. There’s so much amazing information; engaging details about our incredible world and interesting tidbits about our world’s economy and climate.

Not only will this book be regarded fondly by your children for years as they revisit this book’s pages to learn something new but it’s a gift for the holidays.

Continue reading These Books Are Perfect Gifts for the Holidays

Art Transports Us

There are all sorts of forms of art but the art that grabs my attention the most are the ones that manage to transport me to another world. This piece does exactly that.

img_1413

The fine lines give the piece a sense of sophistication, the pink cherry trees paint a stunning portrait that fills your insides with giddy warmth, and the background featuring green trees beyond the walkway provide a sense that the landscape is even grander from a bird’s eye view.

I wanted to share this piece because I love it so much and I hope it’s given you the same happiness it has given me.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a great day.

‘African Cats’ Is One of the Best Nature Films I’ve Ever Seen

Disney+ has a lot of gems in its vast vault of entertainment. One such gem that I was very pleased to discover was African Cats, a film that follows a cheetah mother and her three cubs, a pride of lionesses and their leader, a toughened lion named Fang, and Fang’s imminent challengers, a father and his three sons determined to take over the pride lands.

I have never been more riveted or more horrified by a nature film. The suspense, the storytelling, the brutality of nature and the power of perseverance. This film is nothing short of exceptional.

I’m giving it 5 out of 5 stars and 100 out of 100. Yeah, it’s perfect.

If you are a proud owner of Disney+ and haven’t seen this film make sure to check it out. It is totally worth the watch and is undoubtedly one of the best Disneynature movies out there. I highly recommend it.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a wonderful day.

 

 

Throwback Friday: A Surprise Gift From Nature

Last year while doing yard work I happened to come across this gorgeous moth sitting among the grass. At first glance, it looked exactly like a large leaf until I looked closer and realized it wasn’t. I was totally flabbergasted. I’ve seen a lot of beautiful birds and bugs in my time but I have never seen a moth as beautiful as this.

_DSC0304.JPG

And just to give you an idea of how big the moth was I placed a dime right beside it to show you how large it actually was.

I love nature for so many reasons and every once in a while nature provides a special gift that you don’t see coming and I thought it would be the perfect gift to give you as well for this week’s Throwback Friday.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a glorious day.

‘Free Solo’ Is a Riveting Display of Determination

If you missed it Free Solo is a documentary that follows outstanding rock climber Alex Honnold as he attempts to free solo (that means to climb rocks without the aid of ropes) one of the most difficult rocks in the world, the El Capitan wall located in Yosemite Park.

It’s not very long, just a simple hour and forty-minute documentary, but it is expectedly riveting as we follow Alex’s journey to completing this near-impossible task. The documentary won an Oscar for Best Documentary for a legitimate reason. It was brought into the movie theaters in IMAX for a short time and it deserves it because it truly is the spectacle.

Free Solo (2018)

The wall is an amazing natural structure that now I want to see with my own eyeballs one day. The views presented in this movie are jaw-dropping, the leadup to the big moment when Alex has to complete the climb is riveting, and the level of danger is so high that one can only stare at the screen in awe-inspired horror.

My Conclusion of the Film

Free Solo (2018)

Is it the best documentary I’ve seen? No, but it is definitely one of the best and I’m not even a fan of documentaries. It’s filled to the brim with beautiful imagery and the climax of the movie is clearly the best part. Alex Hannold is amazing, pure and simple. He may be a bit peculiar but that’s what makes him special and able to do these jaw-dropping feats.

At times I found myself on the verge of tears when he was performing the climb because it was so traumatically incredible. Lol. Yeah, the documentary is definitely partially traumatizing.

I’m giving this movie 92 out of 100 and 4.5 out of 5 stars. It truly is a spectacle and totally worth the watch.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have an amazing day.

Reviewing A Fantastic Year

2018 has been a fun year for me, from the exciting movies that I’ve watched to my wonderful twentieth birthday. This year has brought many new things and I’ve enjoyed every step of the way. So, since this is the last day of the year, I’m looking back on all of the exciting things that have happened. Enjoy!

(This will be a long read.)

January

blackwidowassassin.jpg

This January it was announced that we would finally get a Black Widow movie which was such an exciting announcement. I’ve been waiting for this for years because she’s such an awesome character who rightly deserves her own film and so this was definitely one of the highlights for me.

February

_DSC0165.JPG

When I went to see Black Panther I could only hope that it would turn out to be as amazing as everyone was saying that it was. Thankfully, it was pretty incredible. It was worthy of every bit of praise it was (and still is) getting. Wakanda Forever!

The Solo: A Star Wars Story Super Bowl trailer was off the chain. I still remember my utterly shocked reaction when I saw it for the first time. I had serious reservations about this film but after this trailer, nearly all of my worries were lifted.

Continue reading Reviewing A Fantastic Year