Friday, April 15, 2016

This and That





Water Lily


1. The new lily in the water garden is blooming. 

2. One rainy day and I was able to finish Dimestore, Lee Smith's memoir.  Smith has been telling the stories of the Appalachian south for 45 years. Dimestore is her own story. From helping in her father's dimestore, to her son's death, to teaching, to the importance of local cultures, this book was a winner. A  small delight for all Lee Smith lovers! 


3. On my morning walks, I've noticed that the blue jays and mockingbirds are having a grand time "out mocking" each other. What a noisy group!


4. The Rice University baseball team is home this weekend. Games Friday, Saturday and Sunday. I think I enjoy going to the games because watching these kids keeps me young! Ha!


5. I'm almost done with my KAL shawl. Hope to show it off next week. My hands have lived through the knitting, but are starting to complain a bit. I will take a break for awhile when this one is finished.



Joining Nancy's Random 5 Friday.



Wishing YOU well and much joy!








32 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I love the pretty waterlily. Great randoms. I hope to see your pretty shawl soon. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

LeeAnn at Mrs Black's said...

How lovely to have a water lily blooming! Ours are deep in the murky waters not awakened yet.

This book, and the author sound wonderful - thank you so much for sharing, I must go and read about her and find the book.

I hope your hands will be okay, and look forward to seeing your work.
x

Barb said...

Still keeping those fingers flying. That lily is gorgeous - love the color and the bubbles. Enjoy your baseball games!

Kim Mailhot said...

Happy Friday, Snap!
Enjoy those sights and sounds of spring time!
❤️

Anne Payne said...

Snap! That water lily is stunning!!! Sounds like you're getting some pretty decent weather. Even though it's been a little cool here and the windows are still shut, I can hear the seagulls making a racket on the deck. Come on, warmer temps!

mamasmercantile said...

What a stunning Lily, such a striking colour, a real delight.

eclectichomelife said...

Lovely lily. Can't wait to see the shawl

Christina said...

What a beautiful water lily! I have never seen an Mockinjay, I don't think they live in my part of the world. Have a lovely weekend.

Christina said...

Oops, I meant to say mockingbird and blue jay.

Dorothy Borders said...

Lovely water lily. Mine have not returned yet. I think perhaps I need to get some new ones for the pond. Yours is a reminder to me. Happy weekend!

Jo said...

The water lily is beautiful, I wish I had room in my teeny tiny pond for one but it's far too small.

Tom said...

#1 It's a beauty.
#2 News to me.
#3 They think that they own the place.
#4 I'll be busy taking a hike in the woods.
#5 My hands complain every day.

Mascha said...

Wonderful flower!
Oh yeah, the birds can make a lot of noise, therefore they are so small - - -
Enjoy the springtime

Crimson Kettle said...

What a beautiful waterlily! :-)

Sara - My Woodland Garden said...

What an interesting and fun post! The water lily is indeed wonderful, as are your header images. :)
Have a lovely weekend! xx

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

What a pretty flower! I haven't heard of this book, will check it out. I am always looking for new authors. I've been watching the blue birds flash their gorgeous blues as they dart here and there. The martins pretty much have center stage, but I love to see the others too. Congrats on your shawl...I wish my eyes weren't so bad..I used to love to crochet and knit.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

What a gorgeous shade of pink on that water lily!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Pretty lily! I do enjoy Lee Smith.

Cathy Keller said...

What a gorgeous photo. How I love water lilies! We have no pond anymore so I really miss them! Thank you for sharing!

Zizi Santos said...

Adorei estar aqui!
Uma linda flor.
Aqui no Brasil tem o nome de flor de lótus.
Maravilhosa!

abraços

Martin Kloess said...

thank you for sharing this

Adam said...

nice water lily

happywonderer.com said...

Lovely water lily! Fun to hear the birds on morning walks. Enjoy those baseball games!

Denise inVA said...

So pretty and I enjoyed reading your randoms. Happy weekend :)

edenhills said...

Beautiful image! I look forward to seeing your shawl. I would love to have you join my Friday's Hunt.

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

A gorgeous pink water lily Snap!
I've enjoyed your this and that for the week!
It's great hearing the birds trying to outdo each other - a territory thing I suppose.
Looking forward to seeing the shawl.
Happy weekend
Shane

Marie C said...

Beautiful to have a waterlily in one's own garden!!! I have always loved Lee Smith's books, and didn't know she had a memoir. So glad you told us about it...I'll be ordering a copy!

Lynn said...

water lily is beautiful, I'd not heard of Lee Smith, her name is added to my want-to read book list..:-)

Corrine at corrinegilman.com said...

Can't wait to see the shawl. Yes, all those hand stitch things take their toll. I can relate. Lovely lily, your garden must be bursting now. xox

Mitzi said...

Stunning lily! We are seeing a lot of Blue Jays & Robins this year...the Robins haven't been around in a couple of years.

abrianna said...

That water lily is stunning. I am jealous. Sometimes I think about having a water garden but we already have enough trouble with mosquitoes here and I attract enough of them already.

Pondside said...

I look forward to seeing the shawl. I've never made a shawl but I've seen a few online patterns that are tempting me to try.