Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Only for you

I’m writing a somewhat random post this evening, while giving a solemn nod to the families of those who lost their lives or were injured during the tragedy at the finish line of the Boston Marathon yesterday. I just don’t understand the hatred.


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I took my camera to school today, along with my 60mm macro lens to get pictures of the new tulips blooming in one of the courtyards. I don’t know why someone at our school didn’t think of this sooner, because these bulbs are absolutely lovely.


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I took my ground mat outside with me – it’s really an old beach mat that rolls up nicely. I use it to lie on the ground so I don’t ruin my clothes. I’m sure the children in the classrooms found my photo taking antics quite interesting.


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Heard this on the way to school today:

Fighter – Steve Martin and Edie Brickell (click play arrow under photo)

Didn’t think I’d like it, but I did.



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Perfect spring weather today.



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Coming home through town.



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Home, on the top of the hill, and violets are all over the yard.

The grass needs cut.



Heard this while driving home and felt like sharing.

I’d never heard it before and really liked it.


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My husband made dinner again, something simple and chock full of carbs (burp). We had fresh Buitoni sweet Italian sausage tortelloni with marinara sauce. I love when dinner is made for me and this makes twice in four days. Not that I’m keeping track, mind you. What I should be keeping track of is the fact that it’s been pasta. Fattening.

It’s just nice to have dinner made for me. Until tomorrow, then ~

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Lisa Gordon said...

The tulips are really beautiful, Kate.
I am smiling as I read about your mat.
I carry around an old blue yoga mat with me when I am photographing flowers! Gotta do what you gotta do!

Caroline said...

Love the tulips...and your randomness today. I love carbs...and could eat pasta every day. Yes, I could! But I am trying to reduce the carbs I eat. It's makes me kind of sad... Ah well. Hope the rest of your week is lovely.

Cloudia said...

Orange tulips, you in your nice clothes taking pics on a beach mat, sweet town and George! You lucky lucky human! :-)


PerthDailyPhoto said...

I enjoyed it too CG..love the vibrant tulips...and even more loooooove when someone else makes dinner..such a treat!

The Weaver of Grass said...

I love your little town Kate - and is that a tree in blossom in the distance?

Annie said...

all sounds pretty good Kate.
so lovely your husband is cooking dinner. lucky you.

meals are very ordinary here, especially while trying to clean house and sell.

my daughter flies to NYC this w'e for work. Wish I were coming too!

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Having dinner ready and waiting is one of those small yet wonderful things that can really make a difference.

Beautiful tulips.

BUSH BABE said...

Trying to recall the last time hubs cooked dinner for me... LOL. Gorgeous flowers. Some skies at my place you might like.

Ramona JapaneseRedneck said...

hahaha, you couldn't lay down and take pics in our yard right now the clover and grass is so high. You'd have to stand up on your knees!

Love your pictures.

Daryl said...

lovely tulips ...

Karen said...

Love the tulips! Perhaps a planting project for a class this fall?

Eh.. enjoy the pasta... and eat cake while you're at it. Live, I say :-)

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Hilary said...

You have very cool radio stations in MD.
And I LOVE having dinner made for me.
Such a treat.

beth said...

random is good and your spring is so pretty....if our tulips are out around here, they have probably been pushed back down by the pounding rain :(

off to listen to your music....xo

Tracey from Haiku.You.Do said...

Can I borrow him? I'd take dinner made for me any day. Any day at all...fattening too. I just don't care. I absolutely H A T E cooking dinner. I'm exhausted, no one likes what I want to cook, so why put in the effort?

Love ya. Love the pics.

Jeanne Walker said...

Randomness is what makes life interesting! Tulips, quaint town, George, wild violets, and dinner waiting...nice!

Mental P Mama said...

Beautiful as always. xoxo And, if someone cooked dinner for me, you can bet I'd eat it too! Carbs and all!

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missing moments said...

So awesome he is cooking again! I so miss pasta which I rarely have anymore. Sigh. Love that George in the background.

GailO said...

My daughter works in the Boston Public Library which is directly across the street from the bombing....Fortunately it was Patriot's day and she was home and I was visiting her and she was no where near the mayhem. I try to understand all this random violence but it is becoming too frequent.

Love your tulips:) and I have very similar taste in music as you but you are so much more up to date!

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Mary said...

I love that photo of the violets with George in the background! It just makes me smile... :)

And having someone else cook dinner is the best!

Kerri said...

So glad you hubby is well enough to cook! What a blessing - and doubly so when you enjoy it so much :)
Beautiful pics as always :)

mrs mediocrity said...

What lovely color on those tulips. And food always taste better when someone else cooks it for you, right? xo