What is Fun? Butterflies? Festivals?

Fun? What does Fun mean to you? Is it going on an adventure, a thrill ride, a quiet outing out, a festival, take out, a good book…what is fun to you? I thought about this post because I realized I have not posted much to my Fun page of this blog lately. However, I was sitting here thinking and asking myself what is fun to me and then I wondered what is fun to others. I personally believe fun is anything you do that makes your spirit full, makes you forget any negativity, makes you vibrate higher, and brings a smile to your face. All in all Fun is anything that satisfies my mind, body, and soul. Interesting enough fun defined by dictionary.com states it is something that provides mirth or amusement and enjoyment and playfulness. Personally if I had to list specific fun things I would say:

  • Meditation
  • Taking Pictures and Scrapbooking
  • Cooking-nourishing the body is exciting
  • Yoga or regular fitness activities that gets those endorphins producing
  • Spending time with my family and cooking out or attending festivals
  • Going to a new coffee shop or vegetarian restaurant and trying it out
  • Communing with nature be it a walk in the park, stroll down a path alongside water, or a park with my daughters
  • Blogging –forms of self-expression
  • Reading self-help books
  • Spending time with my girlfriends and beading or having some ritual or sister circle
  • Beading and/or making other handmade DIY items
  • Trying new things
  • Viewing art and art exhibits (i.e., mural mapping)
  • Being alone and listening to music, taking a bubble bath, and sipping tea

What would you say? Leave a comment and tell me. 

I might be missing some things, but these are what come to mind at this moment. I was thinking about how fast summer has passed us by and how fall is about to knock at our front door. Most people associate the end of summer with the fun being over, but in all actuality fall might be the best season of them all. During the fall there are tons of festivals that go on and lets not act as though we don’t LOVE the holidays. Fall is when the world has pumpkins everywhere, have holiday specials, lights go up on tall buildings that make the city look amazing (RVA), and families spend more time snuggled up since the days get shorter and dark winter nights slowly approach as the fall phases out. Just think—fall is so pretty when the leaves begin to turn and we see foliage everywhere.

I was looking through some photos trying to organize them to begin my 2014 scrapbook (yes I am behind, no judgment!) as I just finished my 2013 one and I recapped all the fun stuff we have done.

Here are some fun happenings from September last year that you may want to partake in if your in RVA this year!!

Here in RVA we have the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden located at 1800 Lakeside Avenue. Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is on property that was actually Powhatan Indian hunting ground and was once owned by Patrick Henry. Lewis Ginter was a prosperous Richmond businessman who purchased nine acres in 1895. Today, it is a beautiful attraction for RVA residents and tourist. As stated on their website, “Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden offers year-round beauty on an historic property with more than 50 acres of spectacular gardens, dining and shopping. A classical domed Conservatory is the only one of its kind in the mid-Atlantic. More than a dozen themed gardens include a Children’s Garden, Rose Garden, Asian Valley and Cherry Tree Walk.”

During the year all the way through October 15 they have an exhibit called, Butterflies LIVE! Lewis Ginter is a non-profit garden and the reason behind this exhibit is to show the interdependence of people, plants and insects and encourages all to care for nature. Visit their Website and check out the event details.

See Slideshow of my visit with my daughter September of last year (May not be visible from mobile device).

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If you do not reside in RVA check out this Free Guide to all There is to see and do in the Richmond Region!

http://www.visitrichmondva.com/plan-your-trip/visitor-guide/!

Here is a list of Festivals that usually happen every year between the months of August through December:

Dragon Boat Festival
Filipino Festival
Carytown Watermelon Festival
Down Home Family Reunion
Fall Line Fest
43rd Street Festival of the Arts
Publick Days
Festival of India
Chester Festival
Virginia Pride Fest
Italian Street Festival
Martin’s Tour of Richmond
Second Street Festival
Richmond Folk Festival
Richmond Oktoberfest
St. Benedict Oktoberfest
Central Virginia Celtic Festival and Highland Games Imagine Festival
Harvest Festival
Brunswick Stew Festival
InLight Richmond
Food and Feasts of Colonial Virginia

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One Comment Add yours

  1. gina23181 says:

    I’ve never been to a butterfly exhibit! I’d like to go! The slideshow was wonderful and since learning about the lifecycle of a butterfly is part of the school curriculum – Kennedy now has wonderful concrete experiences about butterflies to help her with background knowledge on the subject! Fantastic!

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