A Few of My Favorite Things

In lieu of an interview today, I thought I’d share a few of my favorite things, some of which are nature-related. I’m currently participating in a really neat project with well over 100 bloggers participating called Send Something Good, created by Gentri Lee with the aid of Kristy Gardner and Dearest Nature’s own contributor Kaitlyn Webb Patience. The gals recently initiated a blog link-up so that participants can get to know their secret person a little bit better.

a few of my favorite things

So without further delay, here a few of my favorite things.

1. Animal: manatee. Ever since 7th grade, the sea cow has been my favorite animal. I have over a dozen stuffed manatee animals

Watercolor painting by Tree Hollow Designs

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2. Bird: hummingbird. These little wonders visit our yard often in the springtime but I can never seem to photograph them in time.

Print by Teva Gallery

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3. Color: green
Photo by Donaville Herrick

This is what’s currently on my monitor. Download free desktop wallpaper.

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4. Flower: forget-me-not. A native flower of Alaska, this is a flower I’d love to plant in my yard someday.

Photo by Lorrie Whittington

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5. Fungus: Mushroom. Nature’s umbrellas!  They taste amazing in omelets, too.

Mushroom villa card by Anastasia Marie 

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6. Insect: butterfly. Our most recent installment of Collections features paper butterflies in fantastic formations from Lush Bella.

Photographic print by Angela Fanton

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7. Scent: jasmine. The sweetest scent, it’s what reminds me most of my trip to Hawaii when I was in middle school.

Hawaiian jasmine, patchouli, and amber solid perfume by Illuminated Perfume

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8. Season: summer. Always a favorite growing up because it was symbolic of homework-free days! And my birthday’s during the middle of summer, too.

Set of 3 beach cottage decor prints by Summer Owens

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9. Time of day: the golden hour.

Photo by Deidre Lynn during a trip to the Swiss Alps / Check out other beautiful golden-hour photography we featured recently by Deidre Lynn

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10. Tree: weeping willow. I once considered moving to the South just to be closer to these trees.

Illustration by Barbara Ana Gomez

About Donaville Herrick

Donaville is the Founder of Dearest Nature and also Co-Founder and Creative Director of Hello Hello Hi. When visions of nature and web design aren't dancing in her head, she enjoys spending time with her three munchkins, baking cupcakes, and trying her hand at various crafts. Follow her on Twitter to stay updated with her day-to-day musings.

10 replies on “A Few of My Favorite Things

  1. wow, this is visual eye candy, so beautiful! thanks for including me here. wafting gratitude to you and this gorgeous blog.

  2. No way! my favorite animal is the manatee too! They are the gentlest giants and have the cutest smooshed up faces.

  3. Um, why have I never been here before?! What a beautiful blog! I love forget me not’s too! Not only because they’re beautiful, but because they remind me of my love- Alaska. :)

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  5. Lovely pictures. Big fan of Lorrie Whittington’s art and photography. Nice to see some of her work here.

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