Saturday, April 20, 2013

Random 5 Friday – on Saturday

I am linking to Nancy Claeys at A Rural Journal for her Random 5 on Friday where she invites readers to share five facts about themselves, their pets, kids, whatever they’d like to share.

I’m a little late to the party because it’s already Saturday so for what it’s worth ~


 
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1. We had a big storm come through last night. I love the raindrops it left on the azalea blooms. Springtime makes me catch my breath sometimes with its beauty.




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2. I have no idea how old this azalea bush is, but it’s huge. I can feel the history of this property that we caretake here on a hill in Maryland. The house is old and needs a little work, but it feels safe and strong.




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3. I  was surprised to realize that this is the 5th spring that my husband and I have lived here.




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4. I love movies. Last night I watched The Petrified Forest (1936), a black & white classic featuring Leslie Howard, a  very young Bette Davis, and Humphrey Bogart in his first film appearance.

Howard reportedly insisted that Humphrey Bogart appear in the film as gangster Duke Mantee. It proved to be Bogart's break-out role. Howard and Bogart had previously appeared in the play together on Broadway and became lifelong friends; Bogart and Lauren Bacall later named their daughter "Leslie Howard Bogart" after him. ~Wikipedia

Loved it. Thank you to my sister-in-law, Barb, for suggesting it to me.




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5. One of my mother’s favorite trees was the dogwood, and she would have been 91 years old on the 18th. After she passed away in 2006, my sisters and I began writing to each other as group e-mails and it’s this correspondence that often gets me through my worst days. And for that, I am so thankful.





Hope you have a wonderful weekend.
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41 comments:

Snap said...

Never too late for a random 5. Beautiful images. Looks like spring maybe coming to your area. Always fun to see what movies you are watching. The azalea and the dogwood ... beautiful and filled with stories to tell!

JC said...

Loved your five.

I like Spring too. I think it's the freshness. The light after the cold and dark. I enjoy waking up to birds singing. The green everywhere .. I live in the woods.

Enjoy your weekend,
JC

Country Gal said...

Wonderful photos ! I will have to pop over to this Random 5 Friday and take a nose around ! Papa and I love the old movies to. Thanks for sharing . Have a good day !

Jeanne Walker said...

If only the house, the azalea and the dogwood tree could talk to tell their stories! Awesome photos! Spring is such a magnificient time of the year with the emergence of the leaves on the tress, the flowers and the melodies of the song birds!!! So thankful that you have your sisters and that you are so close.

The Weaver of Grass said...

I don't think we have dogwood here Kate but I have seen them in flower in the US and I agree they are simply beautiful.

Low Tide High Style said...

Better late than never, as the saying goes! Dogwood trees always remind me of my mother's family, and Virginia. Gorgeous shots.

Enjoy this beautiful day!

Kat

jinxxxygirl said...

I love old movie too. I have to be in the mood but oh my there is a treasure trove out there....Have you seen Arsenic and Old Lace? Loved it! To me...that was 'acting' back then . Most of todays movies rely on special effects so much they forgot how to act....Old movies i find i really have to pay attention to....really listen to the dialogue to know whats going on....Hugs! deb

Cloudia said...

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Aloha

Lisa Gordon said...

Loved your Random 5, Kate, and these photographs are beautiful.

We had a big storm here last night too. Luckily not the tornado they predicted.

Have a good weekend!

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

I feel that way about spring too, although autumn is really my favorite season of the year. The dogwoods are just delicious looking in our area right now. Wish I had about 20 of them on our property to enjoy. :)

Sheila said...

Beautiful images, after a long winter, it is so nice to see so many beautiful colors. Thanks for sharing.

Tracey from Haiku.You.Do said...

Beautiful. I love this time of year. I don't have many flowering anything around me, unfortunately. I'll have to change that.

Love the idea of group emails between siblings. Trouble is, I only have 1 brother and we don't talk that much. :/

JaneK said...

The fab 5 :-) thanks for sharing!

Nancy Claeys said...

I watched "Memoirs of a Geisha" last night for the about the 5th time and your last photo reminds me of that movie with the cherry blossoms. So beautiful! Spring just doesn't last long enough does it?

Thanks so much for joining up this week Kate. Very much appreciated.

Carolynn Anctil said...

Oh, that photo of the rain drenched azalea is gorgeous.

Carolynn
A Glowing Ember

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

thankful that you have your sister & those comforting letters.

i need to check out that movie. sounds good. wonder where i can find it? i will get to it. thanks!! have a great weekend. ( :

Gracie O'Tripp said...

Love the photos of early spring. Here in Texas we have passed azalea and green bud season and are approaching summer.

beth said...

i love your five everything.....and oh lordy kate, the third photo down took my breath away!!!

xo

Mary said...

Beautiful five! And i'm so glad you posted. Gorgeous azalea and dogwood tree. :) Mail is so wonderful, whether e-mail. or written on paper stationery!

Gail said...

I am glad spring has reached you.

I sense you are in need of it as we all are.

Blessings and as usual, awesome photos.

Deanna said...

Lovely, the dogwood, the azalea, how special. Fun that joined up this week....Nancy is so fun.

Nancy said...

I like you just love anything about spring....Your shots are awesome...

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sharon said...

I love dogwoods. Their flowers are so dainty.

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Mary said...

Our dogwoods are barely beginning here... I love it when the flowers are tiny. :)

Hope you had a marvelous weekend. Spring is certainly beautiful in your neck of the woods! xoxo

GailO said...

Gorgeous spring photos Kate! That azalea is stunning...all those perfect buds...I don't doubt that my breath would be taken away at the sight of that in full bloom!

I am so glad you have your sisters to cherish and support each other....I miss mine so very much.

Annie said...


Wonderful photos as usual Kate. Very dreamy photo of the dogwood, one of my favorites since visiting the US, and after watching the movie The American President! ;-)

Love the azaleas also, have several in my front yard. Pity I am selling. :-(

Lovely that your sisters all keep in touch,. My sisters and I have a group typing skype running all day every day, since we live so far away from each other it is nice to be able to "chat" during the day, and catch up with each other. My Mum passed away in 2006 also.

Hope you have a wonderful week.

Daryl said...

lovely post ... i cant believe its been 5 yrs .. i remember all too well Lauren's email asking if i would come with her to help you move .. turned out your local friends handled all that w/o us but we were there in spirit ...

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mrs mediocrity said...

Sigh.... We are almost there, green grass and a few buds on the trees, it's so lovely to see your scenery! We all need an extra dose of beauty these days.

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Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

The support of family and friends is essential for life's trials and tribulations.

That first pic is absolutely exquisite.

simply bev said...

Spring is popping out all over! Your photos are beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

Ramona JapaneseRedneck said...

gosh, time flies....

I remember when ya'll moved in.

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Mental P Mama said...

Five years??? Wow. Our blogs are magic.

Flea said...

Has it really only been five springs? It seems like so much longer. I know I've been out of pocket for awhile, and I apologize. Lovely to see you again.

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