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Friday, January 24, 2014

Random 5 Friday

"If you so choose, each day can be filled with even more joy than the one before.
If you so choose, even the most seemingly random events can work in your favor." -- Ralph Marston
 
 
 
Happy Friday Cottage Friends ~
 
I've been very nostalgic for warm weather this week.  Not that's it's terribly cold here. Fortunately, we've had temps in the 40's.  But maybe that just makes me long for  even warmer weather. . . gardening weather.

Here's what I've been dreaming about, in color.

#1 - Blue
This is Winchester Bay. I took this photo with my iPhone last summer, when we were on our 5-week Oregon excursion.

#2 - Gold
Dennis participated in a plein air painting event on a farmette in Lyons, CO three years ago.  It was a magical place with beautiful gardens.  This is an edited version of a photo I took.  I played around with it this week, and gave it the look of a painting.




#3 - Orange
Nasturtiums tumbling over a stone wall in Yachats, Oregon. Another photo from our excursion.

 
 
 
#4 - Pink
A plethora of wild roses filled an area in our Colorado homestead.  I snapped this photo last year before we sold our home.
 
 
#5 - Red
One of my very favorite places in the whole word: Fawnbrook Inn, Allenspark, Colorado. Mieke's garden is like no other.



 
 
I'm so glad you  joined me for a look at my random colorful dreams. 
 
And now I must know, what have you been dreaming about this week?
 
 






 
 


 

 


26 comments:

  1. I have been dreaming about early Spring. We are in the single digits and more snow to come tomorrow.

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    1. I'm so sorry you're experiencing the frigid cold. I hope your home is cozy and warm. xx ~ Nancy

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  2. i am loving the orange. so pretty. it just is the right kind of pop (of color) that i need today. so perfect!! happy week for you! ( :

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    1. Thanks, Beth. I'm glad the nasturtiums pleased you. Hope you have a great weekend. :)

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  3. Loved your post Nancy! Beautiful photos and Color Touches . . .

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    1. You're so sweet, Lynne. Thank you. Hope you're staying warm there.

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  4. I'm actually dreaming about white....we don't get much snow where we live, but usually there is quite a bit in the mountains (just an hour away). This year...not so much. I really want to go cross country skiing, but I doubt it's going to happen this year.

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    1. I think cross country skiing must be fun, Jill, though I've never tried it. It must be great exercise. Maybe you'll get your wish and the mountains where you live will get some snow before summer.

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    1. Thank you so much, Magali. You're very kind.

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  6. Thank you for the beautiful colors, Nancy. I have been actually been dreaming of summer, longing for hazy, hot and humid days by the pool. All this snow and subzero cold is getting old!

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    1. My pleasure, Kim. I hope you get a break from the cold soon. Hugs.

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  7. I love nasturtiums. They are so colorful.

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    1. They are pretty, and they're not a fussy flower. I like to add them to window box arrangements.

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  8. I especially like the last one with the pop of color the chair gives. Dreaming? I guess I just live in the day....I don't tend to dream about something else---not sure if that is good or bad!

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    1. I think that's good. It's easy to miss the blessings in each day if you're dreaming of being somewhere else. :)

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  9. Oh, I am so ready for a homegrown tomato. and sitting on the porch, and going fishing...

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    1. Mmm. Yes, that all sounds lovely, Rose.

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  10. Gorgeous Nancy! Especially the nasturtium. I really need to plant some this year. xo

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    1. Thanks, Nancy. I hope to have a flower garden this summer, and nasturtiums will be present somewhere. :)

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  11. I love your garden gate photo. I want to walk through that gate and see what's on the other side. Wonderful!

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    1. Thank you, Laurel. I can only take credit for the photo. The owners did a fabulous job of creating a charming garden. One day I'll post more photos of it. Have a great week. :)

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  12. wild roses are beautiful. last year was the first year i planted nasturtiums and they thrived, now i have to have them always. pretty post.
    betsy

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    1. Thanks, Betsy. I hope to have a flower garden this year. Last year we sold our home and I missed the gardening season completely while we headed west and began our search for a new home.

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  13. Nancy, how are you!? I didn't blog much over about a six month period and am now getting back in the swing. Have a new camera! That was one of the "fixes" to some issues that were going on before. These Random 5 photos are just great! I LOVE nasturtiums, and the "painting" photo was so neat. Hope all is going well for you!

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  14. Beautiful...I love the sea!

    What have I been dreaming about? Loghtning bolts shooting from my hands to heal the world. That sounded less hilarious before I typed it out.

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