away for the weekend: random five

Friday, April 19, 2013

random five

Completely random...
My mind has been a bit scattered all week -
waking this morning to the news of a dramatic scene unfolding in Boston.
I am finding myself with an unexpected day off, and
I pray that this all ends without further blood shed. 


I spied these jugs outside a shop in Jamaica, Vermont.
When I shot them last weekend, I loved them for their bright cheerful colors -
today when I look at them, their rainbows symbolize hope.

These week from my scattered brain - completely random thoughts:

1) I am wrapping up my photography exercise next week with a 200 mm setting.
This should be interesting...

2) Last year for Mother's Day, my daughters gave me a pair of red cowgirl boots.
They're perfect for adding some pizzazz to my catholic schoolgirl style.

3) I thrive on sunshine. I don't care whether the temperature is 0 degrees or 100. If the sun is shining, I'm likely smiling.

4) I am dreaming on quiet mornings on the lake in my kayak.

5) Again - no number five, so I will wish you all a happy weekend.
Take care.


38 comments:

  1. No number 5? Gyp! Lol. Just kidding.

    Love those milk cans -- very folksy.

    And I'm with you on the sunshine -- I need it!!

    Thanks for joining in this week Karen. Have a lovely day off and weekend. xo

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  2. Well I hope that you get to go kayaking soon!

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  3. Love those milk jugs! Keep smiling!

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  4. Happy Weekend to you, Karen!

    I am ready for some sunshine and warmth. It gets old putting on my many layers of clothes and still being cold.

    My Mom has an old cream can on her deck. She painted it ... cream colored.

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  5. Hope you have a happy weekend! I am the exact same way with the sunshine. I need it! It's not very sunny here today. =/

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  6. Love the cans...love you attitude!

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  7. will ya show us a picture of you in your red cowboy boots? love the rainbow milk jugs. ( :

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  8. Love the cute cans- and the idea of being on a quiet serene & beautiful lake sounds wonderful. Have a great weekend!

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  9. I'm with you on the sun and it is shining here today! An unexpected day off work is nice but not for the reason you have it. I've been glued to the TV all morning.
    The milk cans are fun and colorful. I hope you get to go kayaking soon.

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  10. I would like to see some pictures with the red cowboy boots too! We must definitely cling to hope in this mixed up, crazy world.

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  11. the milk cans certainly catch the eye! i do hope boston can be at peace, soon. *sigh*

    my sis is like you in #3. she likens herself to a 'snake on a rock' - if there's sun, no matter what the temp - she'll sit out in it. :)

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  12. Oh your girls are so smart I wish my girls would read this. Red cowgirl boots are awesome.
    Nice cans, like the way you think. I love the sun in Ontario it is sunny more than not where I live and that is just the way I love it. Have a nice weekend hope the sun shines for you.hug B

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  13. I love the milk cans. The colors are inspiring. I hope peace will come soon in this ongoing situation. I hope kayaking is in the very near future for you!

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  14. I really like the bright colors of the milk cans. I too like the sunshine (it's raining at the moment).

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  15. I've had a couple of milk cans for years. They are only painted a solid color. Maybe I should rethink that. :)

    The news has not been pleasant at all this week. I wish the two young men would have just given up. We do have to make some kind of sense of it and go on. Such is life.

    Put on those red boots and enjoy your day. I hope you have sunshine.

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  16. Stay safe is my #5 for you. I like the idea of red anything!

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  17. Kayaking does sound nice about now, if it were a bit warmer. :)

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  18. I love those cans. So happy and hopeful. Especially today. And i am the same with sunshine. I have oodles more motivation to do things. Pretty much anything. Even housework. lol Though i'd rather be outside in the sun. :)

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  19. Those jugs look really nice. Thanks for sharing!

    www.modernworld4.blogspot.com

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  20. definitely agree about the sun, it just brightens my attitude. red cowboy boots, sounds like something I would enjoy!!

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  21. I loved your sentiment about the milk jugs with their rainbows and bright colors! Lovely testament of hope! I've been "down" this week, and am having trouble getting back to a normal routine at all. My thoughts are constantly with all the tragedy of this week, and other worries. God bless the families of all we have lost this week in Boston and in West!

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  22. I thrive on sunshine as well! If there are too many gloomy days all in a row I become quite the *bleep*. :) LOVE the cowboy boots. Can I borrow them?

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  23. I'm with you on the sunshine! It doesn't matter how cold it is, if the sun is shining, I am happy. But I do prefer warm and sunny :) I'm glad you're staying safe at home today. Such a crazy day.

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  24. Oh, I love those jugs! Right there with you on the sunshine. And above all, yes, be safe.

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  25. Really Like your Colorful Hope Jugs -
    Red Boots? Now, That's Snazzy!
    Awesome Day to You,
    -g-

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  26. i always smile when i come here, i always enjoy reading your entries!!

    i like the '2" jugs...pun intended!!

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  27. Random thoughts are great. Mine are random chaotic! Interesting how some people take the old steel milk cans and decorate them.

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  28. It really has been a sad series of events this week. I didn't realize that you were in Boston until I read your note.... I am not as angry any more. Just sad really for the senselessness of it all.

    Your rainbow jugs do help convey promise of brighter days though. And being on the lake in a kayak sounds wonderfully peaceful.... I hope you have lots of sunshine this weekend!

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  29. Have a great weekend! Love those jugs ;)

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  30. Hope the scary drama comes to an end soon. I liked those colorful jugs and such jugs are used here for carrying milk. But they are plain aluminum.
    Enjoy the sunshine and keep smiling always :)

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  31. They symbolize hope to me as well my friend. Something we all need to see every once in a while for sure.

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  32. Such pretty vases .. and thoughtful sentiment. First time stopping by:) We are avid outdoor folks in in the pacific northwest. My husband recently bought a kayak and it's been lots of fun. We are looking forward to warmer temps and less rain so we can get out more. I agree, sunshine makes us feel happy!

    leslie
    www.4aroundthetable.com

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    1. Ha! I said vases.. and I meant jugs!

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  33. Those milk cans are something else! Very bright and cheery.

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  34. I've only been kayaking once and loved it. What colorful milk cans!

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  35. Aren't those cans adorable! Visiting from Kim's PicPro class!

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  36. You are my kind of gal...sunshine, red boots, and kayaking......

    I am so glad things have settled down in Boston and I do hope that healing is soon and quick....I image it will take time for people to process all that's gone on but I am very thankful that you were not among the injured....

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