Friday, April 19, 2013

Random 5 Friday

 
Spring Daffodil
 
 
1. Made the 2.5 mile hike up a small mountain nearby. Saw 2 chuckwallas and many butterflies.
 
 
2. Passing other hikers on their way down I was warned about a rattlesnake, sleeping near the top.
 
 
3. Missed the snake. Could not find it. ... My little drama for the day.
 
 
4. It was a clear day and very beautiful at the top. Sorry, no camera pics.
 
 
5.  Mom died on an Easter Sunday quite a while ago. Every year, I remember her death on April 12th, on the following day I remember the day of her actual birth, April 13th. Coincidence? ...hardly.

Have you ever noticed important dates come together in interesting and special ways?



...Not sure if I really understand or know how to write about randomness but will keep working on it.
 
ran-dom  adj Having no specific pattern, purpose, or objective: random movements.
Doesn't everything have purpose?
 
 
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29 comments:

  1. Beautiful daffodils. I am glad you missed that rattlesnake!!! Sometimes I wonder when people pass away at certain times. My grandmother passed away just after turning 90 and I wonder if she just held on until then wanting to reach that milestone birthday.

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  2. Beautiful daffodils!
    I would be especially glad to miss that snake!
    Have a wonderful week-end!
    Lea
    Lea's Menagerie

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  3. What a wonderful post!

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  4. What gorgeous daffodils! Lovely post.

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  5. Stunning photos! I'm glad you missed the rattlesnake. My father died right after his 76th birthday. I can't think of his birthday--July 1--without thinking of the day he died--July 9.

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  6. Beautiful post. Those daffodils are very lovely. :)

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  7. Nice post and blog!
    Would you like to follow each other?

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  8. Lovely pink daffodils, like them so much more than the yellow ones which are often too bright. Sure glad you missed that rattle-snake...not a good encounter.

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  9. Beautiful daffodils. Glad you hiked and didn't meet the snake!

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  10. Great post! I agree with you about dates. Love the flowers- they are gorgeous.

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  11. that is a gorgeous daffodil. i don't think i have ever seen a pink one. nice! ( :

    i truly believe things happen as they should. ( :

    i dislike snakes. not fun creatures at all. as long as they are behind glass or away from me, i'm all good.

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  12. The daffodils are so beautiful. Glad you didn't run into that snake... I so dislike snakes.

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  13. May you always find the snakes missing in your life stories -
    May you be happy with your life randomness
    May you ALWAYS offer us Beautiful Photos Like this.

    -g-

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  14. Lisa
    You do great with your random thoughts and pictures!

    I hope you got some shots while on your hike. I am pretty sure I don't want to see a rattle snake on a hike in the wild.

    I still have my Mom and pray for her everyday. Now that I have a smart phone we text a lot. Mom's are special people and it sounds like you were close with yours.

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  15. Wow, am I the only one who doesn't know what a chuckwalla is?

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    1. Well you asked...here's a little info from some of the local experts:

      http://www.azgfd.gov/video/ChukwallaLizard.shtml

      :)

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  16. Lovely pictures, and nice tribute to your mom. I don't think the dates are random!

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  17. Sorry about the snake but you did not have your camera anyway :) Thank you for sharing your random thoughts - I like it!

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  18. Pleased you didn't come across that rattle snake! Your second photo is beautiful, lovely soft colours.

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  19. I would not have tried to find that snake! :)

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  20. The daffodils are so pretty. I'm looking forward to hiking - we don't have rattlesnakes, thank goodness! I don't think I would have wanted to see one. I agree that there does seem to be a significance with certain dates. Have a nice weekend!

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  21. The daffodils are so lovely. I find it very interesting that dates seem to fall together in surprising ways. I enjoyed visiting your list from nancy's meme.

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  22. Snakes of any kind rattle my cage!

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  23. Yikes! Snake! Gorgeous flowers!

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  24. I think you did a great job with your random post. That is sweet about your Mother. My kids use that random word with me. Maybe I should join in on this party..

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  25. Oh I love that top photo it is stunning. I love your random five they made me "feel" different emotions. Hug thank you. B

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  26. Don't think I've seen daffodils with colours like that - beautiful.

    As for 'coincidences' in dates - yes. My grandfather passed away the day our twin girls turned 5, and my father-in-law passed away on the day between our anniversary and Father's Day - bittersweet.

    Thanks for following - you are my 300th (!) follower, and I'm your 111th.

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  27. When my Mom passed away her funeral was on what would have been my wedding day. Sorry about your coincidence.

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  28. Wow, I have never seen them is this color. They are beautiful. Thank you for visiting pret-a-vivre.com

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