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Friday’s Hunt v3.16

Friday’s Hunt

This week our prompts are Starts with P, Week’s Favorite, and Foot/Feet.

My Week’s Favorite Starts with P: Pink…

Azaleas

…and Plenty of it.

Rhododendron

Linking to

Hope you have a great weekend!

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Share Your World – 2016 Week 14

Share Your World

Cee reminds us: With your answers, please remember we are in the SYW world and which may not always match our reality.

If you could hire someone to help you, would it be with cleaning, cooking, or yard work?
Hands down – cleaning! 

What makes you laugh the most?
The things kids say. They have a special view of things.

What was your favorite food when you were a child?
Coco Wheats, my mom said she cooked them for me for breakfast for the 12 years I went to school.

List at least five favorite flowers or plants.
Flowers are like birds to me, they are all my favorite! Rhododendron, Lantana, Aster, Black-eyed Susans, Mallow

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?
Thankful when hubby came home from work Saturday evening and said he wanted to run away from home, we were able to; I look forward to sharing this week the photos from our little getaway. 

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Willy Nilly Friday 5 #59

Willy Nilly Friday 5

1. Yesterday I shared a photo from Mirror Lake (at the botanical garden). Here’s another one from that area.

Mirror Lake

2. After Mirror Lake I walked to the Enchanted Garden, but felt some of the enchantment was missing. Then I saw this!

Rhododendron blossom

3. Here’s a fun project at the garden this year–frames mounted near scenic views, prompting participants to shoot and share their photos. Pictured is the Japanese Garden.

4. Two more unexpected blossoms, and I liked the tangle of branches here.

5. As I headed out of the garden, I saw a pair of sun dogs (parhelia–a bright spot in the sky appearing on either side of the sun, formed by refraction of sunlight through ice crystals high in the earth’s atmosphere).

That’s all the randomness for this week. Linking to:

Skywatch Friday and

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Willy-Nilly Friday 5

Willy-Nilly Friday 5
inspired by Norfolk Botanical Garden

1. The Fitbit fitness tracker keeps me motivated. I love getting out and walking–nice, long walks. It’s addictive! And such a beautiful time of year with all the flowers and gardens coming to life. Everything is so green!

Fringe Tree

2. I watched an odd-looking butterfly wend and wobble through the air across the path from flower bed to tree branch. Once it alit, I realized it was not one, but two, Monarchs. No privacy from the paparazzi. 

Monarch butterflies

3. There were azaleas:

Florida azalea
Unknown variety
Unknown variety

 

4. Last fall, as I wandered through the various gardens, I tried to envision how it would look when all the rhododendron bloomed. The small screen of my mind couldn’t come close to the real-life experience. And the fragrance! Not over-powering, but a mild sweetness that I want to memorize until they bloom again next year.

Mounding higher than my head…
…ethereal beauties…
…to vibrant, lining both sides of the path.

5. And my favorite find…

…a bunny!

Thanks for coming along with me!

 

Share Your World–2014 Week 16

Share Your World

An early-Monday-morning sky of gray gave way to a sunshiny day. The newly potted flowers and those yet to be planted in the bed spent Easter in the shed,  protected from the bitter wind. We were thankful for the biting breeze that prompted hubby to move them inside–finding the shed filled with gasoline fumes where the mower leaked.

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Rhododendron don’t seem to mind residing in their pots–they bloom wherever they are planted.

Here are Cee’s questions and my answers for this week:

How many places have you lived? You can share the number of physical residences and/or the number of cities.
We’ve lived in two cities, a total of four residences.

What type of music relaxes you the most?
Christ-centered praise & worship music, old hymns–they have wonderful lyrics to put the things of life into perspective.

If you could instantly become fluent in another language, what would that language be and why?
American Sign Language–to be able to converse with those who have no verbalization.  

If you could fly or breathe under water what would you prefer?
I would fly! 

I’m grateful to God for the redemption and salvation we celebrate at Easter. This week, I look forward to completing data transfer to my new laptop and giving the PC to my hubby. After working on a netbook at home, he’s looking forward to the 17″ screen on the HP laptop. 

Linking to Cee’s blog

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Share Your World–2014 Week 13

Share Your World

April is here, and there’s sunshine in the forecast. Hopefully, I can tackle some spring cleaning projects soon. It’s also time to think about the flower garden, where bits of green are popping up here and there. I’m delighted to see fennel coming back after this harsh winter. We’re thinking to plant Rhododendron under our oak tree in a new bed when we clean up that area. I don’t know if we’ll get to it this year, but the thought of it makes me giddy.

Sorry to ramble on so…here are Cee’s questions–and my answers–for this week.

Do you believe in extraterrestrials or life on other planets?
It’s a vast universe in which we live, who knows? I just hope they all speak English, like in the movies.

What type of pet or pets do (you) not want to have?
In regard to several recent tragedies in the news, I don’t think I’d want a Pit Bull.

If you were a crayon, what color would you be?
I do love that creative crayon display Cee found online, just look at all those pretty colors! What color would I be? I’d like to be a warm Sunshine Yellow.

What type of transportation would you be? Why?
A taxi. I like to drive, and having friends or grandchildren along for the adventure is even better.

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?
I’m grateful the family was well so we could visit.
Looking forward to a good report on my annual check-up.

That’s it for Share Your World. You can create your own post and link to Cee’s blog, or comment below. If you’re looking to make some new blogging friends, check out the other replies on Cee’s blog.

Weekly Photo Challenge–Change

We don’t always have the foresight to comprehend the repercussions of our actions. In our city, real estate can be quite valuable, and clearing the land for development is the order of the day. I can show you the change of environment that takes place with the removal of just one tree.
Clicking on a picture below will start the slide show, with captions
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Now it’s easier to imagine the far-reaching effect of the loss of acres of woods, or rain forests. If the threat of global warming is real, could the decrease in numbers of these towering giants who cast the shade, purify the air, and soften the breezes be part of the cause ? 

Linking to Weekly Photo Challenge.