I watched a documentary called The Queen’s Garden.
It was all about Queen Elizabeth II’s garden at Buckingham Palace.
Talk about a beautiful place!
There are hundreds of species of birds and woodland creatures in the garden. Not to mention thousands of species of bugs and fungi.
And, of course, the garden is home to hundreds of various flowers.
Two of the flowers were actually created to commemorate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and her 70th birthday.
Another cool tidbit is that Queen Elizabeth has four beehives and several acres of mulberry bushes, which supply honey and berries for the royal family.
The garden is 40 acres and is one of the most beautiful sites in London.
What I was most fascinated by is the history behind the garden–it goes all the back to Henry VIII!
Can you imagine growing up with such a beautiful site as your playground?
English history has always intrigued me and The Queen’s Garden is well worth the watch.
Every once in a while, a trivia show comes on that’s really good.
500 Questions did not disappoint me.
The goal is simple: Answer 500 questions and keep from getting knocked out of the game during battle rounds by your opponent.
If you lose in a battle (or can’t clear the board before the next battle) your opponent takes your spot and continues the game where you left off.
The rules are a bit more complex than this explanation, but I didn’t want to bore you.
For trivia nerds, I recommend this show.
I’m amazed at how much information there is in our world in relationship to how little I know.
Does anyone remember the website Stumble Upon?
In thinking about this topic, I did a quick Google search and it turns out they’re still around!
Back in my college days, one of my many procrastination tools was to check out cool new websites via Stumble Upon. It was possible to be on that website for at least an hour…
There are websites that I still enjoy today that I found using Stumble Upon. There’s no way that I could’ve found them on my own, either. Think about the amount of new content that we have access to everyday:
- YouTube videos.
- TV shows
I’m reminded of the words of King Solomon:
But regarding anything beyond this, dear friend, go easy. There’s no end to the publishing of books, and constant study wears you out so you’re no good for anything else. The last and final word is this: Fear God. Do what he tells you.
I think it’s safe to say that there’s no end to the releasing of new content.As one of my English professors put it:
The only thing that makes your writing original is that you wrote it. The various devices of storytelling and poetry have been around way before you were around and will continue way after you’re gone.
This is a topic that keeps me humble and also shows me just how big God is. Imagine what He thinks! He created everything and knows everything and sees everything.
My brain started smoking just by thinking about all of this….
While my goal is to learn as much as I can, it’s safe to say that there will always be a large gap between what I know and how much more there is to know.