Thursday, March 27, 2014

Random thoughts on a weekday evening

It snowed again the other day and I’m hoping that this is the last of it for this winter. It was pretty, I’ll give it that. Luckily it didn’t snow enough to close the schools. We already have enough days to make up on the calendar.

It only amounted to a couple of inches although it came down in blustery swirls all night.


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Checking my photo files, I saw that on the same date the previous year, it had snowed enough to cause school closings. I shot the photo below from my bedroom window on March 25 of last year.



We had about six inches then. So this year’s end of March snow was nothing.

I just hope it’s the last of it.


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A co-worker gave me a present today. It’s a really pretty wireless mouse. She said that she knew I liked birds. She bought it {here}.

It’s sitting on a mouse pad I made several years ago that I bought from Shutterfly. I used a photo I had taken while visiting Deer Isle.


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I took this because it caught my eye while walking in Baltimore last weekend.

I was hoping to see some firemen, though.


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Inserting gratuitous firemen shot.

Taken on the High Line in New York City back in 2009.


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Today the children in 1st through 5th grade were rehearsing for the Spring Concert in preparation for tomorrow evening’s show at our school. I went out to listen to them a couple of times because it makes me glad, but I got this one song stuck in my head that has become impossible to shake loose. It’s the The Lonely Goatherd from the Sound of Music. Maybe sharing it with all of you will finally get the monkey off my back.

I apologize in advance.


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I shot this through my kitchen window late one afternoon this week.

I thought it looked kind of dreamy.


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M.E. Masterson said...

Nice Stroll through your mind and photos!

Cloudia said...

No excuse needed to show firemen; but that wasn't even the best photo here!

ALOHA from Honolulu

=^..^= <3

Anonymous said...

Those firemen are a proud group of men and it shows... they deserve it!

beth said...

i love randomness….you know i do…but i love me a fireman or two or three more….snort :)

it's been raining all day so our snow is finally history….and now the door for spring {to be FULLY present} is finally here.


Patty said...

Beautiful shots, love the last one especially. That mouse is adorable!

Blondie's Journal said...

I think it is amazing that you got such a great shot of the sweet bird through you's stunning!

I was in line today with a Chicago police officer behind me. I couldn't help but taking a few sly glances at her, just absorbing the bravery and dedication she possesses as she bought a simple yogurt and apple for her lunch. Our brave people.

My blog is totally all randomness. Always. That's life.


forgetmenot said...

That photo of the snowy tree through the window is lovely--well done! Plus, who doesn't like a nice shot of those heroic firemen--what brave men they are and what accolades they deserve.
Have a nice weekend, my friend. Mickie :)

Kerri Farley said...

Your birds in flight are ALWAYS dreamy :) Cool shot of the firetruck!! and I'm with you on the snow....we have flurries forecasted for Sunday....YUCK!
and I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Mouse!

Jill of All Trades said...

Brrrrrr....I love that mouse.

Willow said...

Love the window shots ... but the shot of the firemen ~ hubba hubba Nice shot !! . lol

BB said...

Soooo pretty. Always is here. That snow looks gorgeous (still hot here so can say that without any kind of sarcasm) - bird shot is amazing. As always. :-)

The JR said...

I'm hoping we don't get another winter blast that will knock all our blooms off.

Love the mouse.

Happy weekend.


Daryl said...

i remember those fire hunks, er, firemen ... heh ...

high on a hill sat a lonely goatherd ....


Hilary said...

Your eye for lovely images is always spot on. I love your windows, also.


Lay ee odil lay ee oldil (oooooh la la!) That last part was for the firefighters. ;)

thewiildmagnola said...

there is much enchantment in our world.

thank you for sharing.

thotlady said...

Love the mouse, but for some reason the link doesn't work.

Em Parkinson said...

Dreamy indeed - absolutely beautiful Kate. x

JC said...

I like this post. Just you thinking out loud about your day and things. Your snow is pretty but I'm so glad it's not here. Cool bird mouse or mouse bird. lol

Give George and the cats a pet from me and the girls.


JaneK said...

Love the firehouse shot and the actual firemen shot even more :-)

Such a thoughtful gift....

Maybe we need to watch Sound of Music this weekend, it is impossible to watch without smiling....

Viv@Thoughts from the Desktop said...

Lovely post I so want that mouse how pretty, and the firemen are as well lol...