Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Random catch-up



A full moon.


Birdie activity in my tree.





I think the Ravens liked having their pictures taken ;)


My once dying Hydrangea finally bloomed.





A sweet letter from a blogging friend, that I've known for years.


Thank you again, Tina! :)


A road trip this weekend...





A beautiful prize to come home to...


I won my beautiful friend, Laura's giveaway!

She makes aprons from her Grandma Eleanor's fabric and trim, that she inherited.

You can read more about it 'here'.

How wonderful to have a piece of history like this.

Thank you, Laura! :)



And this is what I woke up to this morning....


A little quail family on my fence :)

I hope you all have a beautiful day!

xo
rue




36 comments:

  1. Love your random pictures Rue, The moon and Ravens reminds me of what's to come, Halloween. Always happy to see a Quail family. What a pretty homemade apron, love the material. Have a nice day, Kathleen in Az

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    1. Thank you, Kathleen! I can only hope that the Fall will get here soon with this heat. Although it hasn't been too bad lately, I know it's coming back.

      I hope you're staying as cool as possible :)

      xo

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  2. A delightful catch-up post!

    Mmmmmmm, that mooooooooon..... Mmmmmmmmm...

    And the Ravens, and the flowering flower, and the precious apron, and...........................

    Delightful all.

    Tessa

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  3. So many pretty shares. Sounds like you've been relaxing and enjoying good times, good weather and good (sometimes feathered) friends! ♡

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  4. Oh, I LOVE quail families. When we lived in Tempe, AZ, there was a family of quails that would sneak into our fenced backyard and parade across our patio. They were simply the cutest!

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  5. Good afternoon, Rue! Love your photos. What sweet surprises you received in the mail. Love that homemade card...and the apron is simply gorgeous. I love that it's made with fabric from your friend's grandmother. xoxo

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  6. Congratulations on your apron from Laura! I love her blog!

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  7. Random posts are usually my favorites! Looks and sounds like life is treating you well. Congrats on willning the sweet giveaway. So pretty! Have a lovely rest of the week...:)

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  8. Oh! I love it that you won Laura's apron! :) She is such a lovely person. I'm so glad I got to know her before she moved. :)
    You guys would love each other. Loved catching up with you.
    ~Liz

    P.S. Thank you for the sweet comment on my nails. :)

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  9. I discovered your blog yesterday from a link on The Cottage Nest. Your photos are fabulous and I very much appreciate your balance of transparency and honesty.

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    1. Thank you so much, Jan! I really appreciate that :)

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  10. What a lovely day in your world, Rue! The birds really love your yard and your apron is just darling!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  11. You have ravens and quail! How cool. I've never seen an actual raven in person.

    Your photos are all so pretty. Congrats on your win. :)

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  12. Oh!!!! You lucky duck! You won Laura's apron!!!!! :) Congratulations! Don't you call a group of ravens an unkindness? (I think....)

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  13. Glad to see a post from you, a lovely one too. Congrats on the win.

    Love the little quail family ~ FlowerLady

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  14. AWESOME randoms, Rue!!!!

    Glad you got away - super happy your weather is lovely, and quails? No way, what a neat thing, never saw a quail in life before, only pictures. They're so cute.

    Grats on the giveaway and sweet thoughtful gifts. Isn't kindness wonderful? ♥

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  15. Rue, pictures of this and that are my favorite of all. I love the birdie activity, and the moon picture is mysterious and beautiful.

    Enjoy your road trip this weekend.

    ~Sheri

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  16. Hi Rue, love random posts. Beautiful bird shots. Sweet card and awesome apron win. Just lovely. Special moon capture. Enjoy your road trip! cm

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  17. Rue, love the pictures. The world around us is beautiful, isn't it?

    Barb

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  18. Hi Rue, beautiful random pictures.I have never seen a quail before.Love the picture of the moon,great pic.Congratulations for winning that cute apron.The card you got is so sweet <3.
    Have a great week.
    Hugs
    Caroline

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  19. am i the only one that thinks you look like scarlet o'hara in your picture there on the side bar?
    you do!
    love your beautiful world.
    especially the little quail family on the fence! xo

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  20. Love your photos, especially the picture of the moon! Frames with the tree branches like that...gorgeous! It sounds like you have had a wonderful relaxing week, just enjoying the things in life that make us the happiest! Hugs!

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  21. Wonderful photos...the one of the quail family is awesome. The one of the highway looks like around the Munds Park area? Glad to see you saved the hydrangea! Mine is lush, but no flower heads again this year.

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  22. I wish we had ravens here! When we first moved here we would hear "bob white" noises in the hills but no longer.

    What a terrific moon shot you got!

    It sounds like your week has been full of nice blessings, Rue. I'm glad for that.

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  23. I love your random this-and-that post, Rue...a slice of your life...

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  24. Beautiful random photos Rue.It's looks like you are enjoying the good things in life. Happy weekend!

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  25. Great bird pictures, I particularly loved the quail ones! And the apron you won is lovely! Congrats! Hope you had a great road trip! :)

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  26. Randomness is my favorite. That moon photo...spectacular! Love your new apron. What talent!

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  27. What a sweet apron to come home to after a nice getaway : )

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  28. What a sweet apron to come home to after a nice getaway : )

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  29. That moon shot is fantastic!! LOVE! I loved all of the pics you shared in this awesome randomness Rue! Feathered ones are truly special and I am so glad they are in your world. Love you!!

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  30. I agree with Kim. The first picture of the moon is beautiful Rue. Truly. You really need to stop saying you take terrible pictures, ya' hear??

    The apron was made for you. It's just your style.

    Oh, and I also agree with Tammy ;)

    xxx

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  31. Rue, this posting is so charming. I like the things you like, I think, and so I enjoyed every photograph, but particularly the ravens. So beautiful. And, yes, I'm sure that one was watching you. ~Ginene

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  32. It is always fun to have a random post with pictures throughout your day and life, giving us a glimpse into your world! Enjoyed the pictures very much, and how exciting to have such precious mail waiting for you! Love the handmade card, and apron! And I adored the old phone sitting by your blooming hydrangea! I love these kind of posts, just bits and pieces, but enjoyable and fun all together! Have a wonderful day!

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  33. I am so very glad you are enjoying the apron. Love that little quail family. :)

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