A randomness on Friday

February 27, 2015

This morning I got an email from my friend Nancy, who has resurrected her Random Friday blog hop. I used to really enjoy that hop and am really happy she’s made this decision.

So welcome back to the randomness πŸ˜€

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I’m so sorry about winter out East this year. Completely don’t understand what’s going on in the world. Here it’s mild, early spring, very little snow pack. Loving the sunshine, but am a bit worried about the lack of snow for summer water.

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Tomatoes, organic or not, big or small, roma or beefsteak, tomatoes taste rather bland this time of year, don’t they?

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Clover’s lunch time and after school art classes are going really well. This bunch of self portrait paintings, done by 6 and 7 yr olds are going to be turned into pencil cases for them. Aren’t they wonderful?

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Years ago I’ve lost one of these pots to carelessness and an unexpected frost. I still have the lid and am having the darnest time replacing the pot. Isn’t it supposed to be the other way round?

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Did I mention I’m loving the sunshine? πŸ˜€

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13 Comments

  • Reply Nancy February 27, 2015 at 7:34 am

    Tomatoes out of season are bland — but still pretty! Thanks for joining in — much appreciated.

  • Reply Julie@frogpondfarm February 27, 2015 at 9:36 am

    Gorgeous pics .. Loving those self portraits ????

  • Reply Julie@frogpondfarm February 27, 2015 at 9:37 am

    Sorry .. No idea where those question marks came from! Damn ipad problem whoops

    • Reply Veronica March 1, 2015 at 2:49 pm

      Lol, WordPress gremlins! Thank you so much Julie. πŸ˜€

  • Reply Renee February 27, 2015 at 10:45 pm

    Happy Friday to you! Yes agreed, tomatoes are bland. I am curious about the weather too! I wonder if we are really experiencing global warming or global freezing? The pots you have from Medalta Potteries are made in the city where I grew up in and work in now! How cool is that?

    How are the portraits being made into pencil cases? What supplies are being used? I think my grade one students would go “gaga” over them!

    • Reply Veronica March 1, 2015 at 2:49 pm

      Were they? It’s great to know a little more history.
      The pencil cases and acrylic on canvas rectangles, Chloe was studying some Henry Matisse with them. They were given to a seamstress to fit the zipper and sew them together with a black cloth side.
      I think I might try to make one too. How hard can it be? If Clover has a chance I’ll get her to photograph the finished product and send it to you or post it on FB or something. πŸ˜€

  • Reply Pondside February 28, 2015 at 7:15 am

    Sometimes this type of post is just the very best, and this is one of those times. I like the idea of randomness! Like you, I feel for family and friends in the east. Here we are – a glorious morning, with blossoms outside every window and back there they are still suffering with ice and storms. Not fair!

    • Reply Veronica March 1, 2015 at 2:40 pm

      Thank you so much Pondside. I like the idea too. How lucky are we to have ended up in this corner of the world? πŸ˜€

  • Reply Ida P. Krause February 28, 2015 at 8:19 am

    It was fun to rejoin Nancy with R5F.
    I know what you mean about feeling bad for all those with snow. We’ve hardly had any and yes like you said that may be bad come summer.
    I agree tomatoes in the store most any time of the year don’t taste nearly as delicious as fresh from the garden.
    What wonderful art work those kids did.
    Lovely butterflies, it’s great to enjoy the sunshine.

    • Reply Veronica March 1, 2015 at 2:25 pm

      I know Ida, I’m so glad she’s decided to do it again. Hope your week is a lovely one. πŸ˜€

  • Reply daryledelstein March 2, 2015 at 5:31 am

    did you know most tomatoes come from Florida and Florida only exports the nicest looking tomatoes .. usually they are tasteless since looks are more important than taste … give me an ugly heirloom tomatoes any day … and those pencil cases will be cherished

    • Reply Veronica March 2, 2015 at 7:33 am

      I suspect as much. Yes to ugly, speckled, pitted, tomato smelling fruit any day! I’m going to try making a pencil case myself. πŸ˜€

  • Reply A bespoke pencil case | March 6, 2015 at 7:27 pm

    […] I booked us a week away in Mexico, and, having C’s children’s art class self portraits and Frida Kahlo on our minds, we thought we’d make a couple pencils cases to take with us. […]

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