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Friday, November 20, 2015

Warm Heart Wednesday & Willy Nilly Friday Five

Hello & Welcome!

Today I am joining in on a brand new Meme called: Warm Heart Wednesday hosted by Jenny Matlock and also joining Tanya for Willy Nilly Friday Five.

WARM HEART WEDNESDAY - Please visit Jenny's blog and check this meme out.

Yesterday my Granddaughter Coleen surprised us (well I sort of knew about part of the surprise since she told me she was doing it for her Grandpa) by making us breakfast.  -  She got up at 5:00 am so she would be awake before her Grandpa got up.  He normally fixes her breakfast in the morning before she goes to school.  I don't get up until around 7:00. 

She made up this Menu Board of various choices for us to pick.  I had Granola Cereal, A Hard Boiled Egg & Orange Juice.  Grandpa picked Cereal and a Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich.  She warms my heart by being such a thoughtful and sweet child.

Now let's join in for some WILLY NILLY FRIDAY FIVE FUN

1.  My mom's next door neighbor has an Apple Tree in their yard.  All summer long I watched this one apple that just kept hanging on the tree until it shriveled up into a very flat looking apple.  We had very high winds this week and I decided to check and see if that apple was still there.....

"Hanging On."

Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go. - William Feather.

2.  I've enjoy finding some unusual stuff like that apple and the leaves below this week to photograph.  Sometimes those little unexpected and often over looked items can really be interesting and beautiful.

Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving.  What you have caught on film is captured remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything. - Aaron Siskind.

3.  Sometimes you find life can be so fun when you capture moments like this:
All serious daring starts from within. - Eudora Welty.

4.  Or this....
Be intent upon the perfection of the present day. - William Law
Just so you know, Ghost did not get that squireel but boy was that squirrel taunting him.

5.  I love to laugh and Coleen is really good at making me laugh.  Check this out...She'll be embarrassed by this but hey she's the one who decided to do it.
A day without laughter is a day wasted. - Charlie Chaplin.

Be sure to laugh today (if you haven't already) as I would hate for your day to be wasted.
Have a great weekend.



  1. Couldn't look at your blog with a smile today. Thanks!

  2. Great photos, wise quotes, I've very enjpoyed yor post. Watching for one apple... -
    And such a lovely idea withe breakfest with Menue card! What a nice girl!
    Have a good weekend

  3. Hello Ida, I like your cute squirrel and the kitty shots. And Coleen's photo made me laugh! What fun! Happy Friday, have a great weekend!

  4. What a great post! I love what Coleen did for you. So sweet and thoughtful and such a cute menu! Love all the photos. Funny that the apple did not fall off the tree. Really enjoyed this, Ida!

  5. #1 What a wonderful shot!
    #2 Those little unexpected and often over looked items are always really interesting and beautiful.
    #3 You got him!
    #4 Squirrel hunter.
    #5 Girls grow up fast these days.

    I'm laughing!

  6. tell Coleen her new middle name is "dolly" as in Parton. love that squirrel watching Ghost... the apple is fantastic and my kind of photo. every day things that are dying and making art while doing it. with the help of your camera

  7. Love the kitty's look:) Intent indeed!

  8. These are great...Coleen reminds me of my girls...well, especially Lo's mom. And Lorelei is headed that same way. Even when she was just a toddler, she liked to make us laugh.

  9. Quite a persistent little apple. Loved the squirrel and the cat that appeared to be interested in it. Somebody get a pin and bust that bust!

  10. ooooh i so enjoyed your 5 but the story about colleen and breakfast just warmed my heart. she is a special girl....and what an adorable picture of her at the end. the squirrel image wasn't bad either!!!

    have a wonderful weekend!!!!!

  11. I sometimes wonder when fruits dry on branches whether they would taste as good as dehydrated fruit. Your Ghost reminds me of our Molly the Cat. :-) A wonderful post, thank you, Ida.

  12. Coleen sounds brilliant!
    I posted a response to your question about following by email on my blog, but in case you don't get the notifications, I said there should be a box showing at the right of the blog, not too far down, which says "follow by email" I have had so much trouble with Blogger that I don't take anything for granted any more but I hope it's visible! Thanks also for the follow :)

  13. oh my gosh, what a wonderful gift...she is a very special girl! oh pics 3 and 4!! thank you for linking ida and have a great weekend!

  14. So much beauty - Thank you -
    (Holding on . . perfection.)

  15. Oh I LOVE Coleen's menu -- very creative! And getting up at 5:00 shows a lot of determination and willpower, not to mention love! Speaking of determination.... that apple sure has a lot of it! And the kitty / squirrel standoff is hysterical!
    (Thanks for following my blog -- I'm following you too!)

  16. How very sweet of your granddaughter. She is a gem!!

  17. Nice pic of the squirrel! Yes, Colleen's photo made me laugh!

  18. I feel that you smile a lot, Gia. I'm glad that you have such a clever grandkids. One that surprises you too!
    The Friday five looks lik a nice meme. Our Thursday five stopped while I was out of pocket.

  19. What a great post full of love...Coleen is a precious girl. xoxo

  20. What a lovely post. I think I know where Coleen gets her kind heart from ... . Beautiful photos. All the best, Bonny

  21. How wonderful that Colleen is such a thoughtful girl!

  22. How sweet is Colleen!! That sounds like a great menu!

  23. In this troubled time it must be so comforting to have children that turned out loving and kind, funny and bright. God bless her little heart.

  24. Such a thoughtful girl. Heartwarming for sure.

  25. I love those quotes! That breakfast was very very nice!!!

  26. What a wonderful post! I loved the breakfast for grandparents...incredibly sweet! And the menu board was a stroke of genius on her part. What a loving little girl! I went by to see what Warm Heart Wednesday is about, and it sounds like something I might join in from time to time as well. Thanks! Poor squirrel being stalked by the cat! :-) Such awesome photos! I have to tell you that apple just struck a chord with me! It was like a person...a fresh lovely bud with such promise, attached firmly to the branch that is life; red and shiny and luscious and beautiful in its prime; shriveled and hanging on toward the end! :-) You are a photography philosopher! :-)

  27. I definitely laughed at that last one, so mission accomplished for this day! LOL
    Also, that squirrel and cat series is so perfect. I've watched our cat do the same thing when he is outside on his leash, and those darn squirrels are soooo smart. they know exactly how far that leash can reach and they tease him something awful. Scurrying by Just Outta Reach!! ha

  28. How sweet of her to make breakfast. Cute shots of the cat and squirrel.

  29. What a sweet grand daughter. I LOVE the menu board. Sweet girl.... You are blessed!

  30. I like that first photo "hanging on".. I can relate..
    Great shot too.

  31. Oh, oh! I love your link! Coleen reminds me of when my girls were small! Such a joyous memory! Thank you for warming my heart. XOXO


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