fialleril: [from which you will never recover] (this is a mystery)
Yet more stock icons.

[6] night sky
[10] food & drink
[6] tree houses
[10] nature & misc.

Rules:
[x] Comments are nice. :)
[x] Credit [livejournal.com profile] fialleril.
[x] No hotlinking!
[x] Textless icons are not bases. Please do not alter.
[x] Resources are here.

Samples:



the rest under here )

icons // stock

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012 11:26 pm
fialleril: [small, swift, and clever] (ermine)
Escaping the heat at Barnes & Noble again, so have some more stock icons!

[18] tea & food
[13] home & architecture
[9] ermines/stoats
[6] greek sculpture

Rules:
[x] Comments are nice. :)
[x] Credit [livejournal.com profile] fialleril.
[x] No hotlinking!
[x] Textless icons are not bases. Please do not alter.
[x] Resources are here.

Samples:



the rest under here )
fialleril: [some day I will visit here] (Iceland)
It's been ages since I made a graphics post over here, but I went to Barnes & Noble to escape the heat today and ended up making some icons. I am in the midst of my annual and perennial longing to visit Iceland, but since I cannot afford that, I made some icons instead. Also some Norse mythology icons. By which I mean Loki and Sigyn, of course. So here they are!

Rules:
[x] Comments are nice. :)
[x] Credit [livejournal.com profile] fialleril. Additionally, if you use one of the art icons, please credit the artist!
[x] No hotlinking!
[x] Textless icons are not bases. Please do not alter.
[x] Resources are here.

Samples:

:: ::

the rest under here )
fialleril: [the fires and the black river of loss whose other side is salvation] (Default)
So awesome that I had to write some poetry to express how I feel?

Yes. Also, pictures. )

pics at last

Thursday, December 31st, 2009 10:23 pm
fialleril: [the fires and the black river of loss whose other side is salvation] (Spockblocked)
The long-promised pics from Christmas at home. Yes, [livejournal.com profile] albumsontheside, that includes the Trek pics.

under this cut )

Happy new year, folks!
fialleril: [my eyes are yours; they are not blue, but they're wide open] (martyr Kitster)
Because spontaneous road trips are the best kind, this morning I woke up early, got in the car, and started driving north until I hit the mountains. This is what happens when you're cooped up in an apartment all alone for too long. Also my dad called me last night and suggested that I needed to get away before school started again. I thought this was a good idea, so I did it.

I took a camera, my little writing notebook, and a bottle of sarsaparilla and headed north in search of adventure and my ever elusive muse. Surprisingly enough, I found both.

Naturally there are pictures, so the adventure continues under this cut... )

Also, because this song I'm listening to (and the one which inspired the title of this post) is completely amazing, and because so many people on my f-list have shared music with me, I decided to share. :)

Arrowheads

(I also consider this to be possibly the most perfect Anabasis!Kitster song ever, because of these lines:
My eyes are yours
they are not blue
but they're wide open.
)
fialleril: [the fires and the black river of loss whose other side is salvation] (beautiful)
I really fail at interesting titles for my posts lately. Oh well. Have some pics from home. Mostly of my cats ([livejournal.com profile] lumy12, this is for you!) and my lovely yard, which is looking rather jungle-like with all the rain we've been getting.

dail-up destroying picspam under the cut )
fialleril: [the fires and the black river of loss whose other side is salvation] (beautiful)
Here's the promised photos of the destruction caused by southeast Kansas' recent ice storm. Click the thumbnails for the full size photo.


This is right outside my window. We used to have a pretty large elm there, but it was completely destroyed in the storm, and Dad had to chop it up for firewood.


Here's the stack of limbs formed when we moved everything that had fallen on the other side of the house. Dad's eventually going to haul them off to a bonfire spot, but right now the ground is still too wet to get a tractor in.


A picture of the sunrise a Dad's pecan field. Most of the tree tops have fallen, and it makes for a pretty eerie landscape.

ice age

Monday, December 10th, 2007 03:53 pm
fialleril: [the fires and the black river of loss whose other side is salvation] (bomb)
The weather has not been good to Kansas this year.

First we had a freeze in April that killed most of the year's crop. Then there was the record-breaking flood in June-July. And now...

My dad called me last night to tell me that they'd been hit by a severe ice storm, which knocked out the power and has brought down quite a lot of trees. They're expecting to be without power until Thursday of this week. Thankfully, there's a fireplace in the living room, so they are keeping warm, but things are pretty crazy. Apparently dinner last night was baked potatoes - made in the fireplace. Followed by an evening of Scrabble, because there was pretty much nothing else to do. ;)

So please keep in your thoughts and prayers all those affected by this storm who are without power. It's been in the 20s and 30s there, and not everyone has a fireplace.

And meanwhile, here in sunny Atlanta, Georgia, it's a nice 72. *rolls eyes*

tree-hugger

Saturday, September 29th, 2007 05:14 pm
fialleril: [the fires and the black river of loss whose other side is salvation] (holy)
"Whoever does not love trees, does not love Christ."

Fr. Amphilochios of Patmos (1888-1970), Orthodox monk and one of the first Christian ecologists. To those who came to him for confession, he would often prescribe the penance of planting two or three trees.
fialleril: [the fires and the black river of loss whose other side is salvation] (holy)
I promised to make an icon for [livejournal.com profile] veriond to celebrate her new journal, and because I'm me, I ended up making... a lot more than one. ;)

[livejournal.com profile] veriond is fond of the Archangel Gabriel, so I decided to do something I've been wanting to do for a while: make icons of...icons!

As always, comment, credit, and please don't hotlink.

Samples:

1. 2.

and there was light )

And, just for kicks, here's some random nature-inspired icons.

Samples:

1. 2.

and God saw that it was good )
fialleril: [bring me that horizon] (weather eye)
The last of the flood waters have pretty much receded now, and both the highway and the road leading to our house are open again. Thanks to everyone who asked after us here. *hugs*

Unfortunately, quite a lot of crops were ruined in the area, and there were a few casualties among the cows. Some of the towns a few miles away were actually partially underwater, and the area was declared a disaster zone, which at least means that there will be government aid for everyone affected.

Now, if only we can avoid more rain... ;)
fialleril: [the fires and the black river of loss whose other side is salvation] (Captain Turner)
For the last week or more, it has been raining nearly every day. We live about 5 1/2 miles from a river, which has now flooded its banks in the worst flood since 1986. We have about 7-8 feet of water over our road, and the highway is closed. (Luckily, we can get out on the other end of the mile section, so we're not trapped.)

Anyway, my brother and sister and I went out today to check out the situation. The water is moving pretty fast over the highway: there's even a current so strong that you can hear the roar. And we spotted a young fawn swimming across the highway.

So, naturally, I took pictures of all this. :) Here they are, below the cut.

water, water, everywhere )

seeds

Monday, June 4th, 2007 11:22 pm
fialleril: [the fires and the black river of loss whose other side is salvation] (wisdom & strength)
Another prayer/poem I wrote on retreat a while back:

The God of Small Things

Spiritual moments
are small things
seeds
sparks
grains of dust

But life is born of seeds
whole worlds of dust
a universe from sparks

The birthing does not make them great
They are still small
In their smallness is their beauty

fallen leaves
shells by the sea and acorns in the mud
little four-petalled bluets like stars in the grass
a child in a manger and a flow of blood and water
a beam of sunlight on the dry and ashy ground

God the birth-giver is infinite in Her smallness

fialleril: [the fires and the black river of loss whose other side is salvation] (mercy)
Our church on campus is being renovated right now, and they have scaffolding up to paint the ceiling. So of course I climbed it and took a bunch of pictures. :D

It is such the neatest thing! They've put up so much scaffolding that there's basically another floor, right next to the ceiling, and the vaults come right down to the "floor." I think I'll have to build a house like that some day. ;) And you can see the stained glass up close and personal!

So, here's some pics from my excursion. Some of them didn't turn out so well, because the lighting wasn't so good, but you can get the general idea...



And some random pics of flowers. :)

spring )
fialleril: [Na-Ekkreth the trickster] (Anakin)
Well, I'm back in Omaha, and the snow has all melted, the birds are singing in the newly-budding trees, and it was a lovely 72° F today. :) And so, in spite of homework, life is good.

Beneath the cut, some pics from home. Mostly newly blossoming flowers and budding trees. :) And my cats.

and quicken the seed of hope... )
fialleril: [the fires and the black river of loss whose other side is salvation] (holy)
So it's 16 degrees outside (that's negative 8 on the Celsius scale, or so I'm told), and I've finally found some time to post. Apologies to everyone for my long absence!

Just before classes began for this new semester, I went on a five-day silent retreat, which turned out to be one of the most amazing experiences of my life. The things you discover, the things you simply notice about yourself and the world around you when keeping silence, are truly amazing, and really almost indescribable.

The retreat was held at the Benedictine monastery in Schuyler, Nebraska. It's an absolutely beautiful place, and the monks there are truly wonderful people. They all have these adorable German accents. :D

pics from home and retreat )

come away with me

Tuesday, October 17th, 2006 06:17 pm
fialleril: [the fires and the black river of loss whose other side is salvation] (the Avatar and the Fire Lord)
Well, I've just gotten back from my GRE. I got a 650 on the verbal section and a 540 on the math, each out of 800. Blech. I expected the math score would be about like that. :P But I'm a bit disappointed in the verbal... *sighs* Oh well. It's good enough to get into grad school, so I guess I won't worry about it.

On a completely different note, here's the pics from the retreat that I promised!




And on another, even more different note: For anyone who likes both Star Wars and V for Vendetta, you absolutely must read this fanfic! One of the best fanfics I've ever stumbled across...
V for Vader

hope and memory

Thursday, October 5th, 2006 12:35 am
fialleril: [a hug means it's love] (Mai and Zuko)
Well, it's another of the those melancholy/beautiful autumn days. One of my favorite times of year. :) Though I'm not at all looking forward to winter. *shivers* But let's not think about that!

Today I got a letter inviting me to join Alpha Sigma Nu, the most prestigious honor for someone attending a Jesuit university. It was completely unexpected, and I was really overwhelmed. I almost didn't want to tell anyone, but then of course I found out that it was the entire Campus Ministry staff (with whom I'm doing my internship) that nominated me. LOL. I love them all. *hugs CM staff*

Also, in honor of the fact that autumn has finally arrived, some fall-themed pics from Creighton, specifically St. John's church and the Jesuit gardens...





And, since I'm in a somewhat melancholy mood, here's a wallpaper with one of my pics.
fialleril: [my eyes are yours; they are not blue, but they're wide open] (martyr Kitster)
Just a quick update to let everyone know that I'm alive. I'm sorry I haven't been on much at all lately: between schoolwork and my Campus Ministry internship, my time is basically eaten up.

But some good news! I'm meeting my sister at the Kansas City Renaissance Faire this Saturday! :) It'll be a welcome break, and I'm really excited to see her again. I haven't seen her in a month.

So, should I dress as Frodo Baggins, or should I wear my new Gypsy-like brown skirt with my vest and cloak? LOL. If I get a chance, maybe I'll take some pictures of both options and post them, but I'm not promising anything. ;)

And, because I'm feeling a bit homesick, I thought I'd post a few random pictures.

[short] picspam )

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