Luna moth: Beautiful, mysterious, and rare. I’m still as excited to see one now as I was that first time when I was a child.
Ladybug: When I was just starting school, our neighbor had two maple trees in his yard that where usually full of lady bugs. And not just red/black dot lady bugs… there were black/red dot and yellow/black dot. They fascinated me. I’ve never seen such a variety since.
Little Brown Puppy and A Falling Star: My favorite childhood book. About a homeless puppy who chases a falling star and find a home instead. Mom found a copy for me about 15 years ago. It was a lot of work and I really appreciate it. I’ll make sure Little Bird and Little Hoss have a copy in their little library! (OK, I realize that “Little” isn’t actually in the title… but that is what I called it as a child!)
Lists: I have probably killed a whole forest to supply all the paper I’ve used to make lists on! I make all sorts of lists. Not just your standard “to do” or “grocery” lists, but personal like my “50 Before 50” list or what movies I’ve seen (computers have saved a lot of trees as most of my lists now are in excel). And man-oh-man… when I am planning a big trip, you should see the lists I make!
Lavender: One of my favorite scents. Recently I found a lavender based perfume and it’s wonderful! Found out Little Bird loves lavender too. I brought her back a sachet from WA and she sniffed and sniffed it.
Lily: In particular, day lilies. I really enjoy these easy to grow flowers. What I like is there are so many colors and shapes. It’s fun to find a new one and put it in the garden.
Lilacs: A favorite flower AND scent! I’ve planted 4 along the west side of the shed and next spring I’m going to plant 4 more on the east side. I can’t wait til I can cut bunches to bring inside!
Lobster: Everything is better if there is lobster in it!
Lace: I am amazed by the REAL stuff. One of these days I want to see lace makers who still use bobbins to hand-make lace. And I want a piece of it… which I will frame because I’ll only be able to afford a small piece…
Letters: In high school I started writing pen pals and by the mid 90s, I had about 30 pen pals from all over the world. It was fascinating. As email and the internet took over, people started writing less and less. I still have a few of those original pen pals but we’re down to a letter at Christmas. But now I get to write letters to my sponsor kids. So the fun continues!