Friday, April 17, 2015

Randoms, Spring and Squirrels . . .

 A few random thoughts for the week.
1.~  "Happy birthday to the best dad a girl could ever ask for.
I'm so glad God blessed me with such a loving and supportive father.
You deserve the world for everything you have done for me and our family.
I hope your day was everything you wanted.
I love you."
written on Facebook by my granddaughter Amanda,
for my son Scott, on his 51st birthday this week
picture was taken a few years ago
Amanda's 21st birthday was in March

2.~ A new bed of Helebores . . . a true sign that spring has arrived.
and below, some Helebores in bloom

3.~ I am willing to say that sometimes I find squirrels
just plain "squirrelly cute."  


4.~ Things I planted in my cutting garden this past year are beginning to sprout 

5.~ Everyone was celebrating Sibling Day on FB the other day
so I hunted up a picture of me and my brother.
The photo was taken in 1942 .
My grandson Jordon wondered why my face was painted. 
I tried to explain that this is how studios used to finish their photos.

Random 5 Friday
and also linking up with

Thank you for visiting me
and for leaving me
such kind and loving comments.
.Enjoy a sunny, springtime weekend. 
Love, Lynne 


Liz said...

What a beautiful girl!! We sat on my parents deck yesterday watching the squirrels and all of their funny antics! Enjoy this beautiful weekend coming up! It feels like spring!!

Gail said...

Great photos.

You're not old enough to have a son of this age! Handsome man and pretty granddaughter.

Latane Barton said...

Lynne, that squirrel is rather cute but the real cuteness is that picture of you and your brother.

Annesphamily said...

Love that sibling photo! A great share! I also like your son and grand daughter share. A very nice birthday message and I am always happy to see the loved ones of others I blog with. You captured some other terrific shots and I have enjoyed my visit here today. Hugs, Anne

TexWisGirl said...

such cute family photos! your son is handsome! i think squirrels are adorable, too.

Gwen said...

Gosh, I'd forgotten about tinted photos. Nice you still have some.

What a sweet granddaughter. Proof again that often the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. ;)

Love your pops of glorious spring color in your garden!

eileeninmd said...

Hi Lynne, happy Friday! I love the old photo of you and your brother. And your granddaughter is pretty, a great shot of her and your son! Happy Birthday to your son! The Helebores are lovely, I wish I had some growing here. Have a happy weekend!

Karen S. said...

Oh such a sweet and warm post. Happy birthday greetings for your dad too!

Sarah Huizenga said...

I have a studio shot like that and mine was taken in the early 70's.

Missy George said...

Sweet post Lynne..Happy Birthday to your Dad//I'm starting to get some sprigs of green here and there..I need to get some purple Hellebores to go with my white ones..The squirrels provide lots of entertainment while eating me out of house and home..

Jojo said...

Love the precious comments you shared! Your granddaughter is beautiful and why did they always use the sepia finish on photos back in the day? LOL!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Lynne, just stopping back to say thank you for linking up and sharing your post, have a happy weekend!

Joyful said...

Great series of photos. The squirrel is cute :-)

carol l mckenna said...

Happy Birthday to your son and great photos ~ Squirrel shots are great ~ they can be cute and a bit dangerous as well.

Happy Weekend,
artmusedog and carol

laurak/ForestWalkArt :) said...

i've always liked those old photos. the one of you & your brother is perfect!!

your flowers are beautiful!

squirrels...i like them too! sure, they can be annoying...but they are who they are!! :)
have a happy rest of the weekend!

Nancy's Notes said...

What a sweet post your granddaughter sent to her daddy! Good looking son and granddaughter too! Oh those squirrels are fun to watch unless they are eating your plants! Aww, Lynn, love the sibling photograph, just precious!


Thistle Cove Farm said...

Great photo of a beautiful woman and her Dad! Helebores are beautiful plants, when I land somewhere else, I want to grow some.

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Great photo of a beautiful woman and her Dad! Helebores are beautiful plants, when I land somewhere else, I want to grow some.

Cranberry Morning said...

What a sweet tribute to her dad! And I love the family photos. Darling. So nice to know that spring is coming, isn't it!

A Joyful Cottage said...

Very sweet randoms, Lynne. Your granddaughter's message to her dad is so touching. Boy, that's one for the memory book, isn't it?

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Your granddaughter was so sweet to make such a sweet post for your son's birthday. I know his heart (as well as yours) melted.

Love your sibling photo. You are a cutie (then and now)! blessings and hugs ~ tanna