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Friday, March 28, 2014

Friday Finds and Random 5 Fridays

 
It's not everyday that you walk through the woods and find a blue leave. Blue on only one side that is. Here's my thoughts on how it got it's beautiful color. Somewhere, someone was about to dig for some reason and called to have the utility lines identified. Out comes the guy with his spray cans and marks where the lines are. If I'm not mistaken blue signifies a water line. The wind comes up (we've certainly had plenty of that this week) and sends this leaf sailing through the woods to where I found it. This is one thought although as far as I know, no one has painted anything around here in the middle of the woods.  Mr. H says he's seen leaves that have stood in stagnant water take on a bluish tone. This seems more like it, but honestly I'm not too concerned why it's blue. I'm just delighted that I saw it on my walk. I think it's another little wink from God to make me smile!
 
 
Random Facts from these week
 
Fact  #1
I've taken numerous pictures of this covered bridge and they're all different. The light shines different, the water reflections are different, and this time, it's sporting a new paint job!
 
 
 
 
Fact  #2
My sister has moved close to me and now we can finally enjoy more photo excursions together. We spent the morning at a park and look what we found. This c. 1849 cabin was built by John Christian Heilman, one of the first settlers in this area of Arkansas. Legend has it that he built the structure from hand-hewn logs salvaged from the first Arkansas territorial governor's mansion.
 
 
 
 
Fact  #3
Everywhere you go you can find liter that some careless person has left behind!  Are you old enough to remember the commercial about littering where the Indian Chief had a tear rolling down his cheek because we care so little for our land?  Anyway, at least it was a pretty piece of liter!

 
 
Fact  #4
You can find the most interesting textures on trees. But, if I were you, I wouldn't touch this one. I thinks it's poison ivy!!
 



Fact  #5
You know spring is here when you see bees on flowers. This is one of my King Alfred Jonquils. It's about twice the size as a regular jonquil.

 
That's it for this week!
May you have a lovely weekend!
 
Linking with Kim for Friday Finds and Nancy for Random 5 Friday.

20 comments:

  1. I had never been to Arkansas until last Spring. I was blown away by how beautiful it is... just stunning. We only drove through, I'd like to explore it more in the future. Lovely covered bridge, lovely. Visiting from R5F

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  2. It's so nice to see the bright yellow flowers blooming (in your photos). LOVE your covered bridge, and what a long and pretty one! We have several in Indiana, and I need to check them out. One is fairly close by, but the others need a day trip to visit. Log cabins are really a great piece of American history!

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  3. I love all your photos from the "blue leaf " to the beautiful covered bridge. A nice post with lots of variety. Mickie :)

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  4. Awesome set of Randoms. - First I've never seen a blue leaf either but that was pretty cool.
    So happy you and your sister are able to spend time together and that cabin was a great find.
    The Daffodils are pretty, I like those huge one like that. I have yet to see bee's on mine though.
    I do remember that commercial and I'm always sad about littering but you're right that was a pretty piece of litter.
    Oh my gosh that Covered Bridge shot is amazing and just beautiful.

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  5. I like your finds this week, Cathy! I hope you kept that blue leaf. Your comment about my needing a 5th bottle is so funny, because I've thought it myself. There were more there but these were the best. I might just have to go back.

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  6. Lots of interesting finds! A beautiful covered bridge and reflection!

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  7. What a beautiful surprise to find a blue leaf, does it feel like it's been painted?

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  8. Very nice finds! The jonquil is beautiful!

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  9. a blue leaf! :) how delightful. beautiful, beautiful shots cathy. i can imagine you and your sister will have lots of fun exploring your woods together. so happy spring is here. have a wonderful weekend my friend. xo

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  10. I think we need a new Indian commercial. I get so tired of all the trash along side the roads. Love that covered bridge! Yay for your sister moving closer.

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  11. Wonderful selection for Friday! What a leaf color -- your theory is interesting. What a great old cabin, photographed so well from different angles. Of course, I love your newly painted covered bridge, isn't it fun to come back to it and see it differently each time? Have a wonderful weekend!

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  12. oh how wonderful to have your sister move nearby ... and to love photography too! Lucky you! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!!

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  13. Love that newly painted bridge. With the reflection, it looks as if it is admiring itself in the water!

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  14. Gorgeous images Cathy! The blue leaf -- awesome find. And how neat that you and your sister share the love of photography.

    Thanks so much for sharing and wishing you a wonderful weekend. xo

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  15. Always so fun to come and see what you have been up to, love that blue find wherever it came from. That bridge is totally awesome as someone younger might say, truly gorgeous. So many fun and good things, and so good your sis is living closer to you now and you two have fun together. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  16. Love your blue leaf - regardless of how it got its lovely color. Love the new bright red paint job on the bridge - and its reflection in the still green water. Great finds and facts.

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  17. I am loving your covered bridge image. The lines in it are unbelievably gorgeous!

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  18. I just know that you and your sister will find a lot of enjoyment being close to each other. I am looking forward to hearing about all your excursions.

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  19. Great finds! I'm a sucker for covered bridges and didn't know you has them in Arkansas. I'd love to take a walk around that cabin! And yes, I'm old enough to remember that commercial. I wonder if it's the reason I honk at people if I see them throw something out their car waindow (I'm always shocked by that)

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  20. Lucky you to have your sister close enough to see often. Mine is clear across the country. That blue leaf looks like it fell right out of the sky, bringing its color down with it.

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