Sunday, 22 May 2011

It's Giveaway Day!


I don't know about you, but Giveaway Day has become a tradition for me.  And I have realised that I have even more fun when I am giving something away than just participating in other people's giveaways.  I love reading comments that others leave on my blog and I am happy to make one lucky winner.

Which is why I am participating once again in this Giveaway Day.  The last few weeks have been a bit hectic and I haven't had time to sew something nice to offer, so I will keep it simple and give away three coordinating fat quarters of fabrics from my stash.  The pink one is a print from Jenean Morrison's California Dreamin' collection; the flowers on brown are from Michael Miller's Hedgehog collection; the other one, I don't know where it comes from, but I call it Froot Loops!

So, if you would like to win these fabrics, here is how it goes:

1.  This giveaway is open to everyone, everywhere in the world, so you have no reason not to enter, right?
2.  It will be open until the end of May 25, Eastern Time, and the winner will be announced late on May 26.
3.  Please do not Twitt nor write on Facebook about my giveaway, and follow me only if you feel like it, because none of these will give you more chances.
4.  What you need to do is leave me one good old comment right here and tell me something that you like about nature (it can be watching the sunset from your backyard, or going fishing on the weekend, or collecting insects with your grandchild).  I know, it would be easier to say "Pick me", but I read the comments, and it's better if I can find interest in them.
5.  The winner will be chosen randomly, so don't worry about having the most original comment, just tell me something nice about your relation to nature.
6.  Make sure I have a way to reach you if you win.  If your profile is set up as No-Reply, please include your email address in your comment, otherwise I will have to pick another winner, and that would be such a bummer.

Best of luck to all!  I'll be looking forward to reading your comments.

And don't forget to check out all the other giveaways on Sew Mama Sew!

Sylvie

361 comments:

  1. Oooh lovely. I'm trying to get myself to use more modern fabrics, and those I wouldn't have trouble with!

    I like the noise of the crazy frog creature outside our bedroom window... but it keeps the husband from sleeping, so he puts on fake nature noises on his radio. Silly man.

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  2. Thank you for the chance to win such wonderful fabrics! And about nature... I can tell a lot. I love taking photos of flowers, love to watch birds playing in my garden, long walks in the woods... but espacially the early Spring time, when all the trees are blooming...

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  3. I love to practice my photography on flowers, bugs, birds, trees, leaves... basically anything outside.

    And stuff that grows absolutely fascinates me, so I'm teaching myself to garden.

    Cute fabrics!

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  4. Love the brown fabric

    I think my favorite thing about nature is that damp, cool, quality the air has early on a summer morning.
    Also, I love seeing my 1 year old's delight at discovering new living things (like bugs)

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  5. Lovely fabrics, thanks for the chance to win. I live near the beach & love to walk near the coast early in the morning, it's a great way to start the day.

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  6. As I'm a chronic pain sufferer I don't get to see nature very often. But every once in a while we find a wheelchair friendly campsite and go camping. I love sitting by the tent and knitting smelling all that lovely fresh air while my loved ones go tramping over hills. I may suffer for the pleasure of sleeping in a tent, but there is nothing like it for healing the soul.

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  7. I love to look at my baby playing on the garden grass.

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  8. Thank you for the giveaway!
    I like the sea. I love being near it, walking on the beach, swimming in it... everything about the sea is wonderful. Unfortunately, I live just about as far from the sea as is possible if you're in the UK. My only wish for the next place I move to is that it should be closer to the seaside!

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  9. Lovely fabric. The bet thing about nature is rabbits, baby rabbits and their parents. I love seeing them hopping around!

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  10. I love how the rain makes the leaves on the trees dance.

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  11. Lovely fabric, I know I'd make lots of cute things for our grandkids from it. I love discovering new crafty blogs, especially Canadian ones.

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  12. I love the smell of fresh air. Nowadays with the haze and other air pollution, it's hard to get a good sniff.

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  13. I love watching the sun rise in the morning as we live by the beach and are the first to see the new day in the world

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  14. love the fabric! thanks for the giveaway!

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  15. My son and I go on rainbow hunts when it is raining. He's never seen a real one. UNTIL LAST NIGHT! It was one of those "sprinkling-but-sunny" evenings, and as we were on our way home in the car we saw a rainbow over our house. We got home and went on the front porch, and for a bonus, it had turned into a DOUBLE rainbow! Awesome!!!

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  16. I love so much about nature! The ocean, the African countryside (I miss and love that more then anything!), going out and exploring nature with my son. It's all good!
    mamaisaac09(at)gmail(dot)com

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  17. I love it when I can get out to the islands here and stare at the horizon of sea meeting sky while I'm in the water, I feel like I'm the only one there!

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  18. I love it when the bluebonnets and other wildflowers bloom here in central Texas each Spring.

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  19. Love watching rain!here in India we have very strong monsoon showers and I love watching rain with a hot cup of coffee! 'd love play in rain, but we are not allowed by elders :(

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  20. I love taking walks on nature trails. I find it very peaceful.

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  21. Great giveaway! Please count me in! In Romania you can find beautiful landscapes.

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  22. We have a cottage in the woods and absolutely love the smell of the mossy earth. Thank and hearing the bull frogs in the lake at night!

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  23. Lovely fabric-thanks! I love to garden(flowers and vegetables)!

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  24. I love the smell of nature early in the morning before the world wakes up.

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  25. The sea is my true love. Also really like wet grass during summer mornings.

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  26. pretty fabrics! I love the smell of fresh rain and sunsets/sunrises!

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  27. Hmmm ... nature and I have been at odds for most of my life (way too many allergies!) but there's nothing better than lying in a hammock at my grandparent's cottage listening to the loons.

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  28. I just love seeing how much my kids enjoy it and notice all the beauty of nature.

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  29. Hi there! i'm from canada too!!
    I guess the most thing i like about mother earth is the calm i get when i just sit and watch the mountains around me, i guess it as to do with the immensity or something!!

    MaryPoppins

    marykickass(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  30. I love fresh air. Simple as that. I can't get enough of it!

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  31. I love to knit outside on our deck. It's so relaxing....fresh air, and watching my kiddos playing. :)

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  32. I love watching my little kids discover new thing outside in nature, bugs, flowers, etc.

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  33. My in-laws have a tiny lake cottage and I LOVE watching the vultures dry their wings in the trees just after the sun comes up. I know they're buzzards, but they look really cool stretching their wings in the trees by a misty lake.

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  34. Nature is always surprising me ... and I love a surprise!

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  35. i love looking at the stars on a clear summer night.

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  36. My favourite thing is sunlight. I love the long midsummer days in the UK.

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  37. Lovely fabrics you picked for the givewaway. Nature can change in just a second. So I guess Mother Nature is really female, huh? I love the way the day can start out chilly, then turn to scorching hot, then rain, then chilly again, then humid, then...you get the picture. (HA! Just had to come back in and edit this comment. My word verification was "winter". Too funny!)

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  38. I love sitting on the patio smelling the rain in the air and watching the monsoons roll in.

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  39. I love watching the flowers come out in the spring - the progression from the early crocuses through the tulips and fruit trees and magnolias and azaleas.

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  40. G'Day! I'm here for the Sew, Mama, Sew Giveaway Day! Please visit me, too:
    http://www.homemakerhoney.com/2011/05/sew-mama-sew-may-giveaway-day-ends-may.html

    Deborah
    Homemaker Honey
    @Homemaker_Honey
    homemakerhoney.com
    homemakerhoney @gmail .com

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  41. Love those fabrics! Love to watch nature wake up in Spring in Minnesota. All the different greens showing where once it was all brown/white. The songbirds coming back is special too. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway. jmniffer at comcast dot net

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  42. beautiful fabric!!!! fenna_otten at yahoo dot ca

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  43. One good thing about nature: the way the frogs are so loud and happy (okay, I'm imagining that part) that they keep me up at night. Hooray for the voices of nature! Hurrah for the return of spring!

    wordygirl at earthlink dot net

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  44. What a lovely selection! I love learning to identify birds by their song - then when I hear them, it's like hearing a friend.

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  45. Great fabrics - thank you!
    I run a nature club at my local primary school and every year we enter a schools quiz run by the local wildlife trust

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  46. Thanks for the giveaway. I love the rain, but maybe that's because its a stranger around here.

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  47. Thank you for the giveaway !

    There are three things I love about nature : thunderstorms when it's really hot outside, the sun and all the fresh fruits and veggies it produces !

    marika_ouellet@hotmail.com

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  48. I love fireflys. Thank you for the giveaway. Eve at scott43@bellsouth.net

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  49. I love getting my two young kids out into the 'wild'. We live in a city, so it's a bit harder, but they love fresh air. And of course all the opportunities to find treasures!

    alisonDblanchard [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  50. Un coucou de la rive-sud de Montréal, je suis contente de découvrir un blog créatif québécois! les tissus sont très jolis, merci pour ce concours! Ce que je préfère de la nature : le bruit du vent dans les feuilles. sophie (at) bleuvanille (dot) com

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  51. I love being outside on a clear night when you can look up at a wide sky with no artificial lights and see so many stars that you feel outside yourself.

    Thanks for the give-away!
    crazyncrafty (at) gmail (dot) com

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  52. I love the way grass feels on bare feet when its warmed by the sun.

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  53. I love feeling the warmth of the sun on my skin! I also really love water...looking at it, being in it, being on it. I don't care...I just love it! jinglesells at gmail dot com

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  54. I love letting my normally-inside-only cats outside in the backyard and watching them explore. Everything must be sniffed and watched carefully. So much fun!
    Thanks for the giveaway.
    jmhamlin826 AT yahoo DOT com

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  55. i like going exploring in forests with my friends. it's something i used to do a lot but got very busy with work... now i'd like to get back into it. :) we once found an island with a secret hiding tree!

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  56. I love critters! :) We live in a very wooded area and have everything from racoons, deer, oppossum, birds nesting in our carport, chipmunks, you name it, all over our yard...and in our trash to my husband's dismay. ;) They are all worth it though especially when my children spot them and become thrilled! :)

    Thanks for the fun!

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  57. What beautiful fabrics you have chosen. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  58. I love being at the farm my husband grew up on in west Tennessee. I love the wide open spaces and when cotton is in bloom.

    tarapage22(at)gmail(dot)com

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  59. I love fresh veggies from the garden.

    mindfulhome at gmail dot com

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  60. The sound of birds:) Thanks for the chance! thurbs8(at)yahoo(dot)com.

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  61. I love the smell of the world after it's been raining in summer!

    Sarah @ Kiwi Gets Crafty
    http://kiwigetscrafty.blogspot.com

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  62. we are currently enjoying all the birds in our yard and are looking forward to Mr. and Mrs. Mallard showing off their babies.

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  63. I like seeing value in something others see just as waste. It's the packrat in me. When everybody is looking at our campus's natural area and envisioning all the parking lots and buildings they could put there, I'm the one saying "whoa, have you thought about what might be there RIGHT NOW?"

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway. :)

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  64. My favorite thing about nature is seeing my kids interact with it. Whether my son is digging in the dirt or my daughter is blowing the dandelions, it's a special thing. We live near a river and love to ride bikes near there and look at all the ducks together. :)

    skooksplayground[at]gmail[dot]com

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  65. I love the colors. I love looking at the bright green grass or the bright colors of flowers

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  66. I love going to my parents' house in Kentucky and picking apples and swimming. And there's no better produce than the kind that comes from their garden.

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  67. Watching my kids throw rocks into the rivers we have up here in the mountains. Many a lazy summer day is spent this way :-)

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  68. If your stand at my kitchen sink and look into my yard you will see a bird feeder and bird bath, I love watching all the drama as they take turns coming into get a drink, eat a bit or take a bath... and the humminbirds vieing for control of their feeders... Just love the birds and the clowns of the bunch are the squirrels as they try to steal from the birds

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  69. I am enjoying watching the world come to life during a late spring. Those dear little fresh green leaves never cease to amaze me. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  70. I like walking past a fragrant flower and catching the whiff of beauty. Thanks for the generous giveaway.

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  71. We live on a farm, so we see lots of nature, all the time...but I love discovering new things that have found there way onto out land. We now have at least one Buzzard, sometimes three. This Spring my DH spotted a white Hare...very unusual for our temperate climate in Ireland.

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  72. Since I live by the ocean I am reminded every day of the power of nature. I love to watch the ocean when it is serene and beautiful and also when it is wild and dangerous. Thanks for hosting this giveaway.

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  73. Frogs, of course! :D
    I love the sound of a rainstorm. Or when a wild turkey comes into the yard and my daughter points and goes, "Chicken!"

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  74. I really like rain. I like the smell of it. I like the grey skies and the lightning and thunder that comes with it. But most of all I like to dance in it. It reminds to be young at heart.

    p.s. my email is khsmiles(at)juno(dot)com

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  75. I love exploring. When I was growing up I used to explore the woods behind our house barefoot. Heck, I used to climb the giant hill behind the church in 4 inch heels. I was invincible!

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  76. My husband, son and I have seen so many beautiful places and animals while hiking at state and national parks. It's amazing what's out there if you just go out and explore.

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  77. pretty! I love going fishing in the summer and just watching thew water move by

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  78. there are few better sounds than the crunching of leaves...

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  79. Lovely fabric! I live in the mtns, and love nature, most everything about it. But my favorite thing...the wind, gently blowing thru the pine trees...awwww~

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  80. At the moment a lake near us has ducklings on it. My son has just turned 2 and squees with delight when he sees them. But oddly enough it's as though they know he's only little, they flock round his feet, where as they are scared of us adults!

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  81. I love fall. The smell of dry leaves, apple picking, Halloween, all of it.

    limor477 at aol dot com

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  82. I love watching all of the different bugs and birds attracted to the flowers in my yard. Right now we have a lot of butterflies dancing around out there and a hummingbird came to visit last week. Beautiful.

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  83. I am currently pregnant, so I have just become overwhelmed and in awe of how all nature, not just people, keep going and reproduce. The whole thing is just amazing how it happens (and I don't just mean the actual deed).
    jacquelinelockhart10 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  84. Lovely fabrics! I'm not too big on the outdoors, actually, shame on me. But I do have a small kiddo discovering... well, everything, and I love watching her be fascinated by nature and all it entails.

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  85. We were hiking at Yosemite a few weeks ago, and we passed a great big bear walking along. It was a profoundly beautiful and terrifying moment. I love Nature's surprises.

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  86. I have to be outside for a bit each day or else I go kind of crazy. I love just walking through the woods and am super excited to go hiking next month in Sedona, AZ with my dad.

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  87. Maevy, how nice of you to ask for nature comments! I am newly living in a small city in northern Florida -- sandy, hot, dry, and nothing I plant wants to grow! However, my sweetie and I love to sit out on our patio very late at night, and watch the cats in the neighborhood, and talk with them. They are each beautiful in a different way, and somehow manage to survive despite not having homes aside from the areas outside these apartments. It is a joy to feed them, and be part of their lives...

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  88. I love the outdoors - and sunsets are my favorite. :) And lakes. And the moon. And the stars. Okay - I'll quit now - I just love nature!

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  89. Those fabrics are just beautiful!

    I love swimming in forest ponds, picking mushrooms in the autumn, crisp winter afternoons when the entire world is blue, napping in the garden with my cat. Asking me what I like about nature is very close to asking what I like about life - except for the whole crafting aspect ;)

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  90. I love walking in the woods and being surrounded by trees and the little critters. I find it calming and it helps to center me, so I can get back to real life with a better perspective.

    Debbie

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  91. Great fabrics, I´d love to win. I love to go to the forest and listening the birds singing.

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  92. I love watching the ever changing mountains that i look at every morning. some-days there is snow some-days there is nothing its amazing!

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  93. Trees. I love trees. Especially great big ones. We just moved to Florida, and luckily we are in an area with the beautiful live oak trees. They would be perfect to climb up in and just enjoy the day reading.

    Thanks for the giveaway chance!

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  94. I love spring time, watching the crocus open and today the ferns are uncurling. Love to see the apple blossoms, the smell of rain, oh and listening to the birds singing. It is so relaxing to sit outside in the evening and watch the campfire and listen to to crackling sounds. Love ladybugs, owls and the sound of the dove calling. I could go on but I want to thank you for the giveaway.

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  95. I love when it's sunny outside and a breeze is blowing. It feels so great to step out of the house and feel a perfect warm temperature with fresh air blowing right on you.

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  96. The best thing about nature is seeing it through my children's eyes! I look at a leaf and sometimes just see a leaf but my 4 year old picks up a leaf and see's fabulous greens and different textures that he has never seen or felt.. It's amazing!
    megan.ritchie(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  97. Thanks for the chance to win. I am nearby in New Brunswick. I love seeing deer so often near where we live. And I like crows too. I know a lot of people don't like them, but they are so clever it is fun to watch them.

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  98. Thank you for being honest and forthright on your blog! What I love about nature is it's beauty is not contrived and I love spending time with my 18 mo old son, who explores it with such honest delight!

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  99. When I was younger, I loved to go family camping - as I got older and things got busy, we never went again but I enjoy going outside in my back yard and sit on the porch chairs and read on my Kindle or just watch my dog roll around in the grass happily :)

    rachaelroyce [at] gmail [dot] com

    thanks!

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  100. I like sitting on the front porch in the morning with a cup of coffee and listening to the birds. I also enjoy sitting there with my husband - we like it when it rains, but not a heavy rain lest we get wet!

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  101. Right now, I'd love to see rain! I'd love to see pearly grey clouds and hear the sound of it pattering on the roof. We haven't had rain in months, and have had nothing but wildfires for about 6 weeks now.
    Thanks for participating in Giveaway Day!

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  102. I love the sounds of nature. Thanks for the chance to win these awesome fabrics.

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  103. I live in Portland, Oregon and every chance I get, I find a way to get out of the city and enjoy this beautiful state. My favorite thing to do is go rock hunting at the ocean or along the wild mountain rivers, I like finding agates most of all,to me they are more precious than gold.

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  104. I'm going to take up fishing. :)

    zucchinisummer at gmail dot com

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  105. I live in Denver, and I love the transformation in spring from brown to green. It's so fun to watch new plants pop out and the grass wake up and it makes me feel hopeful for new things in my own life!

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  106. I love the sound of the waves hitting the beach. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  107. I love the Spring when everything blossoms and the birds come out in full force. Thanks for the giveaway!! megancparsons(at)gmail(dot)com

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  108. There are so many things to love about nature. My favourite at this time of year is also my least favourite. I love it when the birds come back and are singing in the morning. I hate it when the birds wake me up at 5 am in the morning with their singing!

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  109. I love trees, I love to go for a walk and look at my favourite trees, i am a real tree hugger too!

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  110. I love the smell of truly fresh air, like in the mountains. And the feeling of good tiredness at the end of a long hike.

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  111. We get away to the great outdoors in our caravan (think you may call them trailers) as often as we can.
    Jenny from New Zealand.

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  112. Just got back from doing my very favorite thing in nature ... picking organic strawberries. It's a bright sunny day and when they're all warmed by the sun the whole field smells like strawberry jam.

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  113. I love to watch things grow in my garden.

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  114. Love the fabric. I love the blooming of the flowers and trees in spring. Also, I like the changing colors of fall. My favorite thing to do is sit on outside on a beautiful spring or fall day.

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  115. I love the blossoms that are finally coming out on the apple tree in my backyard. Beautiful.

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  116. I love the sound of waves crashing on the beach... since I live in Rhode Island, the Ocean State, I get to hear that sound a lot. I love that you said you had more fun with the giving part of giveaways! I'm doing a giveaway today and it's been so exciting all day to read all the comments!

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  117. Aw, that's so nice that you read the comments! I like foresty nature, but I absolutely love the ocean. The water extends forever, and the temperature is usually cool. I spent the summer a few years ago in San Francisco. It was the best!

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  118. My favorite thing about nature is listening to the birds sing on warm spring and summer mornings. It all seems so new and wonderful!

    Thank you so much for hosting a giveaway!
    My contact e-mail is lafenwick@me.com

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  119. I love watching the kids run around and play and soak up all the summer air!!!

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  120. I just got back from the family cottage so what comes to mind first is the lake. Just looking at it (since it is now 8 degrees) is the most soothing thing in the world. My one year old daughter stares at it, my 3 year old son actually slows down to just look, and my parents and grandparents have looked at this same lake. It's wonderful...

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  121. I'm an avid gardener, so have to divide my time between sewing and gardening... forget the housework. I absolutely love photographing the flowers and foliage in my garden. It allows me to see detail that I couldn't otherwise see... allmap(at)y7mail(dot)com

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  122. mmmm...there are so many things to love about nature! I think that's why I love photography so...trying to catch the beauty of it every chance I get...the sunrises and sunsets, glorious mountain ranges, ocean views and babbling brooks and how it all changes with the quality of light...ahhh yes, heaven!

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  123. i love the smell of the ocean. I don't live by one but I do live by the Great Salt Lake. It doesn't always smell so pretty. Thanks for the giveaway!
    Angie

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  124. I love everything about outside....from hiking in the mountains to watching waves roll in on the beach!

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  125. Hello,
    I am a gardener, so spring is my favorite time of year. I like putting my hands into the warm earth, planting, communing with nature, and sharing the joys with my grandchildren.

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  126. I love sitting outside in the evening when the air is warm and soft. I know after a long long long winter that spring is here and summer is on the way!

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  127. I love walking outside with my baby son and pointing out all the animals - in the city its pigeons and squirrels, but I still like it.

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  128. I love the quiet and the stars available only in the middle of nowhere.

    starsandsunshineblog at gmail dot com

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  129. I love the beautiful water and white sand of the FL beaches!

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  130. I love the beaches of North Carolina....went this weekend and the sunset was beautiful over the water

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  131. What I like about nature is showing things to my kids and watching while they explore the world. Like my 2 year old getting super excited because he found a worm today in the vegetable garden. Love it!

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  132. I love hearing the birds sing.

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  133. I love the calmness. Even thought there really is so much going on in, say, a mountain meadow, it is so calm and peaceful compared to my city life.

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  134. Merci pour ce beau giveaway... Ce que j'aime de la nature... presque tout! Je suis biologiste de la faune alors ça fait parti de ma vie
    fabiennecote(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  135. Thanks for the chance! I love the constant growth and renewal of nature...very inspiring.
    cried2dream at gmail dot com

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  136. I love the feel of grass between my toes and the shade from the tree in the backyard in the summer. But, most of all I love to watch my kids catch fireflies. :)

    Thank you for the chance to enter your giveaway.

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  137. I took macro photos of a Ladybug laying eggs, and those eggs hatching!

    I've never managed to get insect lifecycle on "film" before! :)

    RP from BBC {at} gmail {dot} com

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  138. I'm all about birds, especially owls right now! Thanks for participating in Giveaway Day :)

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  139. I love nature. My parent have taught that. My favorite thing is stand in the sun and turn into the breeze. Close my eayes and just breathe and smile. AAAHHHH!!! I am glad to be alive! Thank you for a cool give away!

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  140. Nature, that's a topic I could talk a lot about, but you have already had to read a lot of entries to get this far so I will narrow it down...I love to be the first person to put a baby on the grass.Not on a blanket or a lap, right on the grass, letting them experience the real thing, up close. Also, my hubby saw me brush a spider off my hand while I was in the garden the other day, he was shocked! I tried to explain that they just give me the creeps when they're in the house, in the garden they're cool. Makes perfect sense to me!

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  141. Thank you for the great giveaway. It's lovely.

    atchisonsteph at gmail dot com

    I love planting in my garden.

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  142. I love all the colors of spring. I go hunting for my crocus, then watch and wait for the tulips and daffodils to appear. Now the Iris are beginning to bloom. When I go walking I can smell the Lilac trees.
    bc(underscore)hats(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  143. I love introducing my son to nature and seeing his wonder. We spent a good half hour at the park just throwing a feather up in the air and watching it float down. So nice to help me enjoy the simple pleasures in life!

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  144. This weekend I've been getting a kick out of watching birds going about their business. They've been flying in and out of birdhouses, splashing in our bird bath, checking out freshly turned garden soil ... just being regular old busy bodies. I love it!

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  145. I love bug hunting with my girls! Thanks for the chance to win!

    grokgrace (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  146. I love nature through the eyes of my three little boys... everything is magical, a ladybug or a leaf bud on a branch, or a pretty coloured rock. Amazing! Would love to be the lucky winner! Thanks for sharing...such a generous giveaway!

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  147. I like photographic nature. all parts, but mostly trash in nature... the stuff you don't normally get drawn to.

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  148. love your rules for the giveaway.

    when i was little, we used to visit our grandparents on their farm. there was a pond on the farm, and a tiny stream from there, we sisters used to go and sit on its bank, ankle-deep in water and watch the minnows, listening to the crickets and birds and whatnot.. it was a very relaxing place.

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  149. because i live in Los Angeles I have found an appreciation for nature by just taking in whats around me. It's usually mainly grass lawns, but even that has its beauty and tranquility. I have to get by my everyday, when I can't go out to a park, somehow.

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  150. I love the fabrics! I've only recently discovered Jeanann Morrison but I think she is great. And hedgehogs, my goodness. I live in a nature filled environment and I love my relationship with it. I know the ground I walk on and the lakes and the birds and the beasts. I would like to spend more time just outdoors walking than I do, but I get out there everyday for at least half an hour. I can't begin to describe the beauty of the place I live. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  151. I love the smell of a spring rain and the smell of good earth on a spring day.The smell of freshly mowed grass on a summer day. The crunch of leaves in the fall and the pristine look of newly fallen snow.

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  152. I love stargazing! Where I live the city lights often hinder how many stars we can see, so when I get the opportunity to get out of the city I love to just sit and enjoy the beautiful night sky! Thanks a lot!

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  153. I love trees. Love the way tree bark looks. Love the way the leaves change colors. Love it all.

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  154. Smelling flowers is my favorite :)

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  155. I love going for walks with my boyfriend and out dogs. We take pictures and have picnics. I love my life.


    quixoticdreamer(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  156. My favorite thing about nature is just sitting on a blanket and reading a book. Relaxing!

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  157. I love the beach, having grown up near it, but really any form of water - lake, stream, ocean makes me so much more happy and at peace. I love it :)

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  158. I like that the color of the ocean and the horizon on the ocean looks different every day! Thank you for a great giveaway!

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  159. I love to plant things and watch them grow :) Especially if they're also edible!!

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  160. We have just moved to acreage to give our four children a closer connection to the land. When I walk around our property and see the kangaroos and wombats and watch my children climbing the oak and gum trees, I know we've made the right move and are so lucky!
    Beautiful giveaway, thank you.

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  161. I love a walk in the woods

    Great giveaway! Amazing prize!

    Thanks for the chance

    violet_bg1(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

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  162. I love harvesting vegies that I've grown...nature is incredible. Thanks for the chance : )
    thedomesticartisan(@)gmail.com
    (blogger doesnt seem to allow me to log in atm!)

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  163. Hi Maevy, thank you for your lovely giveaway! I must say, I have loved nature ever since I was a little girl (but bugs still freak me out!). Something about it just makes me feel at peace. Whenever I surround myself with anything naturally beautiful - from animals and flowers, to the countryside or even paintings of nature - it seems to calm my soul and helps with my depression.

    Erin x

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  164. I love sitting by a shore in the evening and listening to the waves come in. Now with children, I love to play with them at the beach in the shallow waves!

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  165. I have a Father's Day tradition and my dad and I used to climb up on the roof of the summer cottage on June 21st (close enough to Father's Day for us) and mark the exact time that the sun would slip below the horizon. Now that we live on different continents, we both try to watch the sunset and time it where we live... Tricky, but it mostly works :)

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  166. I love to watch the clouds, rain-drops, Sea Waves, Waterfalls, Birds flying, Mountains, Greenery ... I can go on and on ;D

    Thanks for the chance :D

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  167. I love to photograph nature. On Sundays I try to post pictures I've taken on my blog; birds, mushrooms, flowers, waterfalls, everything God made.

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  168. I love the water...at the beach or a lake is a great day out.

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  169. Hello! I like everything about sea - to walk on the beach or to swim) Thank you

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  170. I love the feeling of serenity I get from being in the mountains. There is nothing more satisfying than looking down on the view after a hard slog up hill.

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  171. I love that you want to read comments about our relationship with nature. We already have a connection.

    We are an outdoor family and I can't pick something specific, but my husband and I chose both our daughters' names because of their natural connection.

    Sierra means "mountain" in Spanish. And Kaia, depending on where you look is either the feminine form of the Hawaiian word for ocean, kai, or a derivative of the Greek earth goddess, Gaia.

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  172. Thanks for the generous giveaway!
    Lovely fabrics... I hope I am the lucky one..
    Well, I loves to feel morning breeze... ^^

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  173. Great giveaway! I love beautiful sunsets! It takes my breath away to see how God paints the sky. Thanks for participating in SMS Giveaway.

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  174. There is a river that runs through our downtown park. It is spilling over the dams at flood level. Visiting last weekend, we rode a gondola over the falls and listened to the roar of the water as it crashed on the Basalt rock riverbed. The wall of water was a whiteout- like a blizzard. So powerful and beautiful!

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  175. I love rain! I especially love laying in bed listening to it rain!

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  176. My favorite thing about nature is watching my children interact with the world around them. We currently have a bird nest in our garage and my oldest loves to sit and watch the mama bird come and go.

    Bree
    bdoody11 at yahoo dot com

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  177. Ever since I was a little girl, one of the only things I got to do with my dad was feed birds/ducks so this is special to me. I love watching birdies, feeding them, feeding the ducks, etc, and teaching my girls the same love for this.

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  178. Love to watch the birds, bunnies and foxes in our yard!

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  179. I just love going to the river with my dog and watching him chase frogs and bugs and think that he's a wild animal, too. Thanks for the chance to win. akmajor (at) gmail (dot) com

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  180. Right now I live down town in a big city so I feel no nature here. But when we lived in Alaska the sky would be so big and the mountains so tall that the ocean looked kind of small next to them. I miss that.

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  181. soooooooooooooo cute.. I will follow you cause I checked ur Blog and I like it :)

    I would love to win. Thanks for the chance

    Svenja

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  182. Hurray! Quelqu'un du Québec!
    J'aime les arbres... les magnolias à ce temps-ci de l'année, les grands pins blancs (à l'année longue) et plusieurs autres. Mon mari et moi venons de planter des arbres pour pouvoir admirer leur évolution avec le temps!
    Merci pour le tirage!

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  183. I love absorbing sunshine! Thanks for the chance to win. jjjcwebb {at} hotmail {dot} com

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  184. I love sitting outside reading. Getting a tan while doing it is great too :)
    thanks for the chance to win!
    jacy468 at aim dot com

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  185. One thing I love about nature is the sound of rain on the roof while I'm in bed. There's nothing better than staying home and cuddling when it's raining outside

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  186. I love going on nature hikes when the seasons change and taking pictures so I can see how the scene changes throughout the year! It's really neat!

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  187. Beautiful! I'd love to win! katiefewell(at)gmail(dot)com

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  188. Hi, I'm a gardener in the UK. I have worked in some fabulous gardens, one I know you will be able to google is Hidcote Manor. Working outside all year round certainly puts you in touch with nature. The summer is great but in the garden I prefer autumn and winter. I love putting the garden to bed in the autumn and February sunsets.

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  189. I love randomly seeing cool birds like the bluejay I saw driving home just now. :)

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  190. i love watching my little balcony garden grow and bloom

    radiyas(at)gmail(dot)com

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  191. I love that stack of fabrics, especially the pink one on top! My favourite thing about spring is rediscovering my flowerbeds and seeing how much my perennials have reproduced!

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  192. Theresa Nelson24 May 2011 at 14:10

    My favorite thing is watching everything turn green in the spring...I'm from Canada so it's so refreshing to see the snow melt and watch the trees bud and see the little green sprouts pushing their way through the soil in my flower bed :)

    daniel_theresa(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  193. What I like about nature? Just the fact there is such thing as nature is something unbelievable.

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  194. I just love watching the earth come to life after a long winter! The birds singing, the leaves emerging on the dead looking trees, flowers popping up in the garden! So beautiful!

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  195. I love to sit out and here the birds are singing.
    And I love to walk up on mountains here we live in Norway:-)

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  196. I live in the country and enjoy every minute I spend in the nature. Most of all I like to get up early , make myself cup of coffee and go outside to listen birds singing.This is the most wonderful day begining.

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