Random 5 For Friday

I’ve a new knitting loom project in the works. I hope to get it finished soon. Here’s a sneak peak.

I bought a sunflower mat and butterfly flowers from the fundraiser my niece’s sorority was having. I wish it was warm enough to get these darlings growing, but that’ll be a couple months from now.

The freezing snap we had this past weekend bit our pear tree blossoms and made them start turning brown. The pear trees are usually so pretty with their dainty white blooms, but this year, they’re sad looking.

It’s warmed up a smidge here, it’s a dreary, rainy 42°. We’ve had so much rain that even the daffodils look sad.

 Earlier this week we had internet trouble. We bought a new router and thought that would fix the issues. Well, it did for about 24 hours then the issues returned worse than before.
I picked up our home phone to call internet support and was met with a shrill squelch and loud static. I checked our other house phone lines and they were dead.
I thanked the good Lord above for my handy-dandy mobile phone and then called the phone company and reported the issues.
They sent out a service guy and he discovered that our phone trouble was caused by line issues down-the-road-a-ways. It took 3 service people a few hours to fix the landline.
Our phone works great and the internet is faster than ever… Yep, you guessed it, we didn’t need a new router. However, since our other router was 4 years old, we decided to keep the new one. We’ll hang on to the old one for back-up.

I hope you all have a weekend free of cold and internet issues.

 

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Snow once on daffodils

There’s an old saying, in our neck-of-the-woods, that says, ‘snow lays at least once on daffodils’
Well, for this year, so far, the only precipitation that might be considered snowy was a few hours of the tiniest little ice beads that fell 3-4-2019 during the night. I went out early and took photos of the daffodils. The ice balls are hard to see in most of the photos.
I’ve decided to claim this as the ‘one snow on daffodils’ and be done with it for the year. :;
Are there any old-wives-tales like this for your region?

I hope you all have a sunshine filled rest of the week.

 

 

 


 

Blooming Mini Daffodils


My mini daffodils are blooming. They’re a fun sign of Spring. I was hoping to get a pretty picture of them in the sunshine. Unfortunately, the rain has set in and the sun is hidden behind a canopy of gray clouds. Fortunately, daffodils are bright yellow and they show fairly well in a photo anyway.
I could have picked a few, brought them inside, and tried to take some better photos. I just didn’t have the heart to pick them. To me, they’re out there trying so hard to cheer up the winter world. I leave them to grow and bloom and glow with hope for warmer days to come.

Here’s wishing you all warm temps and signs of Spring.

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Blooming 8 o’clocks video

In October of 2017 I made a post about wondering if a volunteer plant might be an 8 o’clock flower. I’m happy to tell you that the plant is an 8 o’clock flower (evening primrose) After about 13 years a little dormant seed has grown into a real beauty that brings an extra smile to our evening.Every evening my we go outside (and light the mosquito lamps) and watch the 8 o’clocks bloom. The 8 o’clocks start blooming around 8:15pm and continue to bloom until about 8:30pm. It’s so fun to watch a flower bloom. We’re like two old silly-hearts out there, oohing and aahing with each petal moving and blooming. A bit like watching fireworks.It’s hard to get a good photo in the dimming evening light. To get a better photo of the flowers,  I go out in the mornings and take photos of them. The blooms are so lovely I wish they’d last all day, but they don’t.

I’ve made a video of one of the blooms opening. It’s hard to film at the time in the evening, but it turned out pretty good I think. I sped the video up where it’s 8x faster than normal. Speeding it up lessens the megabytes. I hope you enjoy it.

I hope your week is a pleasant one.