Friday, February 21, 2014

Random 5 Friday



1. Walking the land with Samson, I'm amazed at the things we find, things left behind by others who once lived here. 

2. Although I have lived in the U. S. for over 50 years and am a citizen of this country, it's amazing how all that falls away when a Swede wins gold at the Winter Olympics. 


3. So many friends are ill ~ I will continue to think of  you all.

4.  I wonder why, as I have gotten old, I don't want to learn anything new about tech stuff (and I used to be good, wrote software user's guides and trained others, even) and now I want nothing to do with tablets, smart phones, and so on. Or, for that matter, Facebook and Twitter.

5. While so many of you, across this country and in the U. K., are plagued by horrific winter weather, spring is slowly arriving here in the California mountains. The drought continues, but some new little birds have arrived, singing away happily. 


Linking up with Nancy at A Rural Journal










30 comments:

  1. Oh Inger your photos are beautiful. "GO SWEDEN" :):)Go Canada:)
    Oh there is a lot going on in the health of so many I send my healing thoughts I do wish that would work.
    Techy what?:)
    Take care Inger have a nice weekend. HUG B

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  2. #2 - I agree Inger, all Canadians were doing nothing but watching women's Olympic hockey yesterday. Today they'll be watching men's hockey. (remember I'm an American expatriate)

    I love the look of your latest banner photo. And that little riding lawn mower? looks fifties style doesn't it? It looks like one an uncle of mine had.






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  3. gorgeous view, Inger. i am sorry to hear your friends are not doing well. i know the weather around here does not help with the health issues. i hope they will be great again soon. ( :

    enjoy your day.

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  4. #4 is me too, it is all becoming too overwhelming. My new printer is still not hooked up.

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  5. oh, that fence shot... :)

    i don't face or tweet or pin or insta-anything. just blog. that's plenty! :)

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  6. the desert is looking great from here... love that rugged fence in the header... that mower looks like it might have been repairable.. Americans are amazing at what they throw away....we see it all the time here, perfectly good things sitting at the curb to be trashed...

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  7. What a beautiful blue sky, Inger!
    The walking with Samson sounds very pleasant.
    I am glad that the spring is slowly arriving at your place and some new little birds have arrived too. Hope the drought ended soon.
    I send my healing and positive thoughts to your friends.
    Have a happy weekend! :)

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  8. Hi Inger, I know that you live in great peace since you live in the desert but i don't think I would survive. it looks so vast and open and hot in the summer. I'm glad that you are living so content there. I'm sure there are plenty of beautiful flowers in Summer.

    Sorry your friends are sick, I'm sending healing thoughts and prayers.

    I'm happy that the Canadian are doing so well but since I'm not into competetive sport, I haven't followed the Olympics. I only listen to the news and I cheer when a canadian wins a medal.

    I read a sign in an office that had 10 quotes from Gandi, one of them was, "Learn like you're going to live for ever". I have come to realize that the mind is such a gift, I try to learn as much as I can even though I'm 67. Time is zipping by so fast.
    I've enjoyed reading your post.
    Hugs,
    JB

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  9. Spring is looking really pretty in your neck of the woods!I have a love/hate relationship with technology. I like to use most of it, but find much of it annoying (facebook). Have a wonderful weekend!

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  10. Love the photos and Go Sweden indeed :)
    Thanks for visiting - have a fab Friday!

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  11. Beautiful photos.

    You're really not missing much with Facebook or Twitter.

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  12. I hate living in drought conditions and I see wasteful people. I've enjoyed the watching the Olympics and just hope whoever wins...does it with dignity.

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  13. I could see that tractor being an art piece in our garden Inger . I am mid age ( well sort of if I live to be 100 lol) I never took to Twitter ,Facebook, or the like either.

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  14. What a beautiful Spring it is, Inger with your warm thought!...:)JP

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  15. What a beautiful Spring it is, Inger with your warm thought!...:)JP

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  16. That lawnmower looks like it could mow again with a little love.
    I'm with you on #4. I use to be excited by the new, it is just that the recent "new" seems antisocial for being so called "social media". People just don't talk anymore.

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  17. I like that little red mower. My stepmom is looking for a new phone since after replacing the battery her phone still has awful life and she is frustrated because she can not find one that does not have internet. "Why do I need internet on the phone"? she says.

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  18. Like you,I was into software and was considered to be the go-to person when there was a problem. Now, I don't care because as soon as I learn how to do something, it changes. I don't have the patience or incentive anymore. And it is all OK. It is now about enjoying our space, keeping healthy, and caring about family and friends.

    You live in a beautiful place and with all the horrible weather we are having in the east, I envy your desert.

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  19. Love that red vintage vehicle. Yup, left behind by someone, and you wonder what the story is behind it. I live near Julian -- is that where you live? Or mountains around LA? My daughter works at UCLA. Small world! Have a great weekend!

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  20. It's wonderful to have pride in one's country. I haven't watched a great deal of the Olympics though this time around.
    Living in the desert would be nice during the winter but I would think it would be really hot come summer time.
    Hope your friends are better soon.

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  21. I have so many ill friends, too, Inger, and it burdens me when I consider how difficult their lives have become. Very sad. I'm sure that watching the Olympics brings a little bit of Sweden home to you here in the Canyon. I think it's wonderful that you can cheer for your homeland! It is lovely to see spring coming our way! Now there needs to be a little spring across the country! :-)

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  22. I love that blue sky and the cloud peeking shyly out from behind the hill.

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  23. Go Sweden Go!! don't you just love the Olympics Inger....free of all politics if that is possible but nonetheless good clean sportsmanship.
    I hear you about all the tech stuff out there. I believe we become more selective about what we do with our time when we get older......just not necessary all these gadgets.
    Welcome spring to your mountains!

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  24. Go Sweden Go!! don't you just love the Olympics Inger....free of all politics if that is possible but nonetheless good clean sportsmanship.
    I hear you about all the tech stuff out there. I believe we become more selective about what we do with our time when we get older......just not necessary all these gadgets.
    Welcome spring to your mountains!

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  25. Go Sweden Go!! don't you just love the Olympics Inger....free of all politics if that is possible but nonetheless good clean sportsmanship.
    I hear you about all the tech stuff out there. I believe we become more selective about what we do with our time when we get older......just not necessary all these gadgets.
    Welcome spring to your mountains!

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  26. What a great Header! Your landscape looks so serene. I like that very old tractor!

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  27. Beautiful shots! Love the blog header.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

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  28. I totally understand about the tech overload -- I am resisting taking on any more gadgets. Happy for you that spring is making an appearance where you are. xo

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  29. Hi Inger - I love the photos too .. past life reflected in possessions left. Oh I'm South African at times! So can understand your Swedish homesickness return to success ...

    My thoughts to all who are ill and struggling .. let's hope Spring eases things for us all ... ours is coming too ..

    Not quite dark yet .. almost, but somuch better! ... cheers Hilary

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Thanks for leaving a comment.. ~~ Inger

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