Friday, October 4, 2013

I May Not Have a Horse but..........(Random-5-Friday)

Our thoughts are epochs in our lives;
all else is but as a journal of the winds
that blow while we are here.
           Henry David Thoreau


I think you all know by now how much I love my Blogger family and they have supported me through many life changing events over the years and this last month has been one of those months so I want to thank all who have been there for me. Today I will be joining my dear friend Nancy for Random-5-Friday.

1-    Feralwoman I may not have a couple of beautiful horses to create an awesome header like yours but I do have a little something up my sleeve. As you can see I have beautiful ladies not handsome gentlemen who are more than willing to stand in the early morning sunrise while I shiver in shorts and a t-shirt while watching their frosty breath drift in the cold and let me snap their photos. xoxo



2-   I love my Mom we have went through some changes this month but yesterday as I sat on a couch beside her in her “New Place” she finally taught me how to knit. I know you are as surprised as I am, you probably all thought I knew how. We sat for two glorious hours and since I do not know how to stop or start yet (that will be the next lesson) I knitted a square she had started and by the time I figure out how to stop it will be very very long. Time with Mom will be worth it.



3-   I was lucky enough to be able to spend an incredible weekend in a cabin in the middle of cottage country in the Kawarthas in Ontario Canada with two old friends (they are not old the friendship is), I have known these two girls since we were all in grade three. We laughed we cried (that would have been me) and we enjoyed every moment and we all look forward to our next now annual event.



4-   I remember my Dad going up North when I was a kid every year and then coming home from that Northern bush after hunting for food to feed our large family with that comforting lingering bush smell clinging to his clothes. That wilderness smell entered our house and pierced my soul as he walked through the door. That scent has stayed with me my whole life and I thank him for that. I still need to be wrapped in that smell. The wilderness is truly where my soul lies.



5-   I do know for a fact that hugs from my virtual blogger family are just as comforting as those real ones from my family and friends and I appreciate them so much. I also know for a fact that by getting up early in the morning it is not a waste of sleep it is truly a feast for the eyes.

Random 5 Friday

 Hugs to Tess, love you.

(Happy Birthday Auntie M hug)

Later

74 comments:

  1. Learning to knit seems like a nice way to spend time with your mom, and your weekend with your friends sounds wonderful, too! Have a nice weekend!

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  2. I learned to knit from my mom, too, many many years ago -- I never got as good as she, but it's a relaxing thing to do on cold, winter days.

    Love the sunrise shots -- and thank you for sharing at R5F this week. xo

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  3. Oh amazing you knitting....good on you, something that your Mother taught you :)
    Lovely photos. Hugs M xoxox

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  4. Learning to knit...good for you! I'm sure the time spent with your Mom will be well worth it, and just think of all the fun things you can make this winter while the snow flies!

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  5. Aw Buttons I truly love you and your spirit to pieces .
    Your girls look lovely in that lighting that you bared your goosebumps for.
    You know we will all expect little knitted scarfs for Christmas now .
    Ah the wilderness and natures scents always soothe my soul. You my dear, always touch my heart.
    Love seeing you up on those scenic rocks !.
    Many Hugs
    Willow

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  6. How super that you are now able to knit! It's even more super that your mom is sharing something special with you now that you truly value.

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  7. One more little gift from your mom to keep with you....that is very special. As always, I enjy your photos. You have such an eye for a shot.

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  8. Enjoy the time with your Mother. You'll have a great scarf! Glad you spent time with "old" friends. Hugs back at ya!

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  9. I love that your mom is teaching you to knit. Maybe one day my mom will get around to it too.

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  10. Consider yourself hugged! :-}

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  11. I've so tried to learn to knit myself, but to no avail. I can accomplish the cast-on and then....no way José. More power to you.

    Now crochet, I can do. But I'm curious, what will be your first 'big' knitting project?

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  12. so sweet b, mornings are the best time of day and i continue to sleep right through them!!

    i LOVE your thoughts and pictures today!!

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  13. What a Beautiful Post! The words and the images :)

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  14. Just keep knitting that square - eventually you'll have a scarf.

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  15. oh, your cattle scenes are just lovely. and the knitting lesson made me smile. :)

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  16. HEREFORDS!!!! I LOVE HEREFORDS!!!! I LOVE YOURRR HEREFORDS!!! more annie please - we want to see her in her awkward heifer stage...backlit, forelit, whatever, give us ANNIE!

    nice g string youre knitting there.

    your friends really love the companionship of their lucky canadian garden gnome; if they feed it, it gets even better... ;)

    Your dad went to the unknown, and brought its memories back in scent...isnt that amazing? No wonder you are still seeking the "scent" :)


    ((((((((HUGSBIGGESTHUGSIMEANBIGGEST!!)))))))) (actually that reads "thugs" too - it stays...;p )

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  17. How wonderful that you got to spend such quality time with your mom. Isn't that lovely? And I love the color in those trees :)

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  18. How awesome that your mom is teaching you to knit. Glad she is adjusting to the new place. Love your pretty photos. Hope you have a lovely weekend.

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  19. That is beautiful, that your Mom is teaching you to knit. My mother taught me what I know, but I never really got the hang of it. She helped me a lot with crochet, too. I'm better at that.

    Beautiful sunrise photos! I can't seem to get out of bed in time to see the actual sunrise. I think I'm missing a lot.

    Hugs to you, sweet B. I've been thinking about you and your Mom.

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  20. Wonderful photos - the cows make good subjects. How wonderful to have a mom that you can love and spend time with, and learn to knit.

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  21. Sounds like a slice of Heaven - learning from Your Mom (didn't you both fit in the red chair??? - well, a couch will do . . )

    Cow- Girls in the crisp morning air and friends to walk the path with you - cyber&in-person . . .
    yep - sounds like a slice . . .
    Happy Friday!

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  22. And I appreciate you, too!

    Funny, the knitting thing. When I learned, I couldn't stop and ended up with a scarf that could double as a tow rope!

    Pearl

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  23. HUGS to you Miss B!
    How fun to spend quality time with your Mom. You never know what you might learn to enjoy. Kudos for trying something new.

    I hope you continue to enjoy the beauty of fall and share your pictures and thoughts with us.

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  24. I never learned to knit. I think it's a wonderful way to spend time with your mom. I'm glad you enjoyed your time in cottage country, that's where I am happiest!

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  25. Awesome pictures! Yes, virtual hugs are great! There is one right ((here)) Have a great weekend!!

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  26. I smell the wonder of the wilderness with you. I also remember the scent that my Dad carried to the house after time in the woods, whether cutting firewood or hunting, it was and still is, the smell of a true gift from God.
    The photo of you and your Mom's knees holding the knitting lesson, is truly priceless. My Mom can no longer hold 'fine works' due to age in her joints. I am inheriting that trait, and it's OK with me.
    There are far too many other things to keep us busy in the gardens of our lives.
    Loved this entry, dear Button.
    My Prayers include you also., and your Mom.
    Life IS Truly Good

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  27. Ah, a new knitter! Beware! You're being led down a slippery slope of addiction! :) I learned as a child but hadn't knitted for decades until about a year ago, when I picked it up again and haven't been able to stop.

    You have a lovely blog. I am so grateful to Nancy for the Random 5 so I get to find people like you.

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  28. Aren't you just simply AMAZED every morning, that the colors and scents and feel of the air just say MORNING? You could walk out with your eyes shut, just awake, and know that the play of color in the sky is there, just beyond your eyelids.

    And my own mundane little-town-street dawns are so same, and so different---just pouring the coffee and walking out, dead-heading the geraniums, seeing that the hostas need a drink, righting the tipsy angel in the great swath of ivy---and somewhere, enjoying that sunrise is someone with a COW to share it with. That just delights my heart, for our own Peke and canary are such mild little beasts, with tiny needs and presences, and you're out there with the sturdy warm being of such great heft and steaming breath and those depthless eyes---I'm going to think of that a lot, for it's such a foreigh thing. Though we DID have a cow when I was little---I used to "get to walk" her down to the town pasture in the mornings, though it was more scurry along and beat her to the gate.

    My, My. something to think about and smile.

    rachel

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  29. Your post is a buffet for the soul today. I love that your mom is teaching you to knit. Precious times.

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  30. You picked up the knitting needles!! I hope you remember to put them back down - I usually forget!

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  31. I love that you learned to knit! How amazing! I've always wanted to learn. Maybe someday :)

    I loooove that first shot. It's so pretty!

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  32. Knitting sounds fun and relaxing - sort of like beading to me. I hope you continue to enjoy it ;)

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  33. Take cows over horses any day. knitting Huh ! great now we can challenge you with some creations. glad you are learning. Its a great relaxing ( once you get past the learning stage ) hobby. PS Glad I am back too.

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  34. Spending time with mom is precious. Learning handwork from them and doing that is wonderful.
    My grandmother use to make many things using cotton. I love it.

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  35. I have to admit your blog name really intrigued me Buttons Thoughts, that is great. I am new to Nancy's Random Five, so happy to meet you and read your blog. I agree the blogging world is awesome.

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  36. Good for you that you learned to knit but sitting in a cabin would be the best!...:)JP

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  37. my great aunt tried to teach me to knit ... she was so great at it. but for me ... i could never sit enough or long enough to get it figured out. so i still don't have it in the brain-o ... maybe one day i will figure it out. i hope!! ( :

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  38. Love this post. Love the cows! Nothing like the peacefulness of a cow or cows in the sunlight.
    Have a beautiful weekend.

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  39. This is such a nice random 5. It's funny we both use "buttons" in our photographs.

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  40. Wonderful post. The scenery is just gorgeous there. Loved that shot of the trees and road from the visit with your friends.
    I think it's wonderful that you are spending quality time with your mom and learning something new. I can't knit either.

    Your blog is great, I'm not following.

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  41. B,

    I've learned 5 things about you today, each touching my heart.

    Your Mom seems to be settling in pretty good in her new digs. I'm so very happy you were able to spend some time with your Mom and she taught you how to knit. I thinking learning to knit is wonderful, I still don't know. I've learned to crochet though.

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  42. Blogging friends truly are a source of comfort. :-) I love the shots of your ladies in the morning. Cows are truly sweet creatures.

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  43. A great post. And lovely snaps of your creatures. Hey, I can knit a scarf a mile long, and here in the northeast, it wraps, and wraps, and wraps me up nice and snug for winter warmth. So, keep on knitting! Aloha!

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  44. How special that you were finally taught to knit! That is a real memory!

    Sending hugs to you, Buttons, as you continue with all that is ahead.

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  45. Wonderful that you are your mom can share knitting time together. Time together is really what it is all about.

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  46. Welcome back Buttons! I am glad you did not stay away for long. Besides, I think the cows would stage a revolt if you stopped posting pictures and stories about them!

    Vic303
    PS: glad you liked the old Warbirds post!

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  47. You are so right, Buttons! Our internet friends are as real as our 'real' friends. It is so sweet to finally meet some for 'real' and find that they're exactly what you thought they'd be. Lovely that your mom can still teach you a few things. :-D

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  48. I really enjoyed your random 5 -- and the photos -- beautiful morning shots. Sweet to see the photo of you and your mother knitting.. I learned from a friend who at the time could have been my mother when she taught me.. My mother was into crocheting - but I made my mother some lovely things out of knitting - keep it up -- and you could make some dish clothes..with 100% cotton yarn.
    Have a great day..
    Hugs

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  49. I just love #4 .... how awesome is that!!!
    I love to knit and crochet .... it took me forever to learn so don't be discouraged. It can be done.
    ;-)

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  50. I like the sunrise shots and the second shot of the fall foliage...ahhh.

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  51. I like your blog header and love that you've learned to knit. It's a wonderfully useful skill and will bring many hours of pleasure to you and those whom you gift. Well done!

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  52. I'm so glad you are back! Can sure understand why you needed a break tho. Your Mom sounds like she's doing very well...I see a long scarf in your future. Sending you even more hugs from Skoog Farm.

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  53. What a beautiful post. Your words are poetic-enjoyed visiting here today.

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  54. I learned to knit years ago from my mom. Love reading about your random five. Gorgeous sunrise with the silhouette of the cow.

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  55. Your description of your father's hunting trips is so poetic. Beautiful foliage in your road shot; and time with our parents should never be taken for granted (never too late to learn to knit).

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  56. The time spent with your Mom is so precious...and this is a gift that she is able to give to you.

    Wonderful.

    Jen

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  57. Beautiful photos, and I love the story of you and your mom knitting. It's about more than the knitting, isn't it?! I, too, have friends from third grade. They are my "sisters" -- friendships like this are such a blessing!

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  58. I don't knit, but sometimes wish I did. Then I think I need another hobby like I need a whole in my head. quilting and photography take up enought time.

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  59. Thank you for stopping by my blog and saying hi. What a lovely list. Are you from or living in Canada?

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  60. Oh my, so many different thoughts and yet they all weave together to be just Buttons!! I'm so pleased to hear that your Mum is teaching you to knit. It must be such fun for you both
    So glad that blogger hugs are helping you so much. I have found this true as well. It's amazing how many friends we have all over the world who really care!
    What a joy to have friends to go away with...a real tonic for you my friend!
    Take care of your self. Joan

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  61. Love this post idea but it is now Saturday so perhaps next Friday I will have a go at random-5-Friday. Love your sunrise Moo photo's! And congrats on learning how to knit... looks like you are quite a ways on your "new scarf"... ;) I remember my niece learning to make "snakes" when she started crocheting. We all start somewhere.

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  62. Mothers, new places and new memories grow to be as "special" to us as the old ones at times. x

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  63. Good Morning B...My mom taught me to knit when I was a child. I love spending time with "old" friends.

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  64. What a precious gift you and your mom have given each other! I'm glad you will have that memory always. Sounds like you had a really good time visiting with old friends. Have a fantastic weekend!

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  65. Thanks for visiting my blog. I can feel the emotions behind your words, you have a gift for writing. Good job on knitting, and getting to spend that special time with your mom.

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  66. Your writing is so poetic and your Five so special. I absolutely love Ms Cow at sunrise.

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  67. Enjoy the moments with your mum - learning to knit is great - It's a perfect Little hobby, easy to take with you anywhere :) Your sweet cow is just adorable! Enjoy the weekend, Nina

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  68. What wonderful thoughts. It is so cool that you learned how to knit. You have gently reminded me to get with my mother and learn how to crochet baby blankets. I also appreciate your visits to my blog. Your warm thoughts helped during our little blizzard. We have now plowed our way to civilization, so all is well.

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  69. What a wonderful post! And I love your girls that are willing to pose for you!

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  70. You sure have a big blogging family for you to keep up with but will help you trough bad times. It is good to know that. I hope your mum is settled in her new place. It is a lovely way to bond, for her to be still teaching you something.

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  71. Missed you Lady B....... Cow photo is beautiful....my fondest memories- little did I know at the time- is the sound of my moms knitting needles while she knits thousands of hats and mittens and scarfs..........
    Changes are tough.... Blessings to you my friend.......
    Rain :)
    ((((((Hugs))))))))

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  72. such beauty! thanks for sharing your feast, hon.

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  73. These moments spent with your mom will become so special. My mother taught me to knit when I was a teen. Did a scarf or two then gave it up. Just not one of those people to sit fiddle with my hands. When I go to sit and be mindless I am mindless. So glad you got away with friends during a time when you needed it.

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