Friday, May 10, 2013

Apple blossoms, stone fences and random thoughts…







1)  I took a ride around town the other day even though it was threatening to rain because a friend told me how beautiful the apple blossoms were this year.  I think I got to them a little late, but they were still beautiful with their nice stone fences in front of them.

2)  The alarm clock that sits next to my side of the bed is five minutes slow.  This would not be such a big deal but it is one of those clocks that allegedly sets itself by the Atomic Clock so there is no way to change the time to make it right.  The alarm part of the clock stopped working before it started losing time.  The only real reason I keep it around is because the numbers are really nice and big letting me tell the “time” even without my glasses.  I just do the five minute mental math and am done with it.  Ironically, this silly clock falls back and springs forward as regularly as clockwork without any prompting from me.

3)  Speaking of time pieces, I can’t wear a watch.  There is something about my body chemistry that makes a watch slow down and eventually it dies prematurely.  I’ve given up.  But it has taught me a big life lesson.  And that is that I can’t control time.  It flows as it flows and it will stop when it wants to.

4)  We had a Red-bellied woodpecker at the feeder yesterday in all its glory.  What a beautiful bird!  But I think it has been misnamed as most of its red is on its head not on its belly.
  I want to suggest a new name for this bird.   How about Cool Fancy Woodpecker?

5)  I’m half way through the third Game of Thrones book.  It’s called A Storm of Swords.  It’s takes all my willpower not to lock myself in a room somewhere and finish it.  I am smitten.

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11 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

laughing at your atomic clock issue. :)

LOVE the stone fences and even better with apple blossoms!

Dotti said...

Crazy story about your atomic clock! My mother is one of those people who can't wear watches so I know exactly what you're talking about. Lovely blossoms ... even past their prime! (Random 5 Friday)

Pamela Gordon said...

These are really beautiful photos of the apple trees. I love the stone wall too. Enjoy the weekend.

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

i find the clock bits interesting. i think you need to be studied. that is wild!!

the hubby has an atomic clock & it continues to have a time that we have no clue where it is coming from - it was right for some many years & then suddenly it totally got off sync. odd?!

great views. so springy. ( :

Nancy Claeys said...

Weird about the watch thing -- I've never heard of that!

The weeping cherries are gorgeous.

Thanks for joining in Barb.

Nicki said...

The stone fencing absolutely makes these pictures. I also have some Atomic clocks around the house - crazy thing is that I can't remember ever changing batteries in them since my husband bought them 12 years ago. Wish I had the same kind of batteries in my computer mouse.

Enjoy!

Rose said...

I love these shots!

Brian King said...

Love that rock fence! The blossoms are beautiful! That craggy tree in the last shot has a lot of character.

MEcoy said...

i like how he texture was emphasized

MyMaracas said...

Beautiful photos. Our little apple tree bloomed its heart out this year too.

I second the motion on the new name for the woodpecker!

Marie said...

First of all, your photos are amazing! How beautiful! The apple blossoms, that huge tree, and the stone fence! Secondly, loved your Random 5! Perhaps your Atomic Clock is somehow affected by your chemistry also. I don't know if that's possible. Your thoughts on the passage of inevitable time were so profound!