Friday, March 21, 2014

Door a-jar… or as I like to call it Just a Crack!

Our minds have unbelievable power over our bodies.
                            Andre Maurois


So Mother Spring finally left her door open just a crack so what was a farm girl who has a lot of stuff on her mind to do but squeeze her, been a long winter and she may have put on a few pounds and certainly those bulky coveralls don’t help, body through the tiny opening to see what Mother Spring has been hiding. As we know if she catches me she may slam that door shut so I must work quickly. It is Random 5 Friday with Nancy and here is what I discovered.


1-   I watched as six deer stood by that open door and peered into the unknown as I fed the cows as quickly as I could. I did take a few minutes to get out and ask the girls when they would be giving me the gift of new calves and they replied “Ask Mother Spring, we are waiting, it’s her move.” I turned once again back to watch the deer off in the distance; one by one they squeezed their slim bodies through that door left a-jar. I had to hurry. I bid the girls goodbye and practically ran for that opening.


2-   On squeezing through the, she could have left it open just a little wider, opening I could see how the deer had left tracks on top of the snow and I was so happy that the snow was strong enough to hold them which would mean I did not need those snowshoes still sitting behind the tractor seat, well unless there had been too many of those Red Velvet cupcakes for breakfast. I headed through the trees and in the direction of the stream I needed to see. I knew the deer drank and frolicked there when Mother Spring let them in.


3-   The deer were there but as I slipped into the deep snow once again, I knew it was because of the cupcakes, I ultimately let out a sigh and they ran off enjoying the beautiful new world. I could then see the diamonds of ice I had hoped were there, my place of magic where everything seems possible and worries seem to disappear. I played with my camera and those diamonds mixed with My Pink Cadillacs all the time thinking I should hurry back before Mother Spring noticed the door was a-jar. I left there with a huge smile on my face. That was just what I needed.


4-   I made it through the door back to semi-winter and I thought of my best friend since we were 5 years old BA who will be going through a door this week and she has no idea what lies on the other side and is understandingly a bit nervous. You can read her story here. I want to let her know she is going to come through this just fine because she is strong and loved. I was hoping that all my friends and her friends could leave a comment sending BA hugs and prayers as she walks through that door this week knowing she is not alone.  Thank you everyone.


5-   I am so happy that Mother Spring left that door a-jar, just a crack so I could get a glimpse into what lies ahead. I have always believed there is not one door that we find ourselves having to go through that will not give us some surprises and lessons even though we are not so sure what they are at the time, it is all in the way we look at it I guess. HUGS Love you BA.


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Random 5 Friday

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53 comments:

  1. A fun post...I like your description of early spring !:)

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  2. Red velvet cupcakes (plural) for breakfast? Oh my, we have so much in common! :-) I'm headed over to read about BA, now. Have a good weekend!

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  3. "I could see the diamonds of ice I had hoped were there, my place of magic where everything seems possible and worries seem to disappear".......

    Oh, I am so there with you on that sentiment!!!

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  4. I'll go check in on your friend BA. Those ice diamonds remind me of an Isaac Singer story I used to read with my 7th graders. Have a good Friday! It is raining here in The Netherlands. And flowers are blooming! Linda@Wetcreek Blog

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  5. ahhhhh spring!!! have a great weekend miss buttons!

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  6. i love red velvet. it my favorite. ( :
    spring is near ... maybe?? maybe not??!

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  7. I wish though Mother Nature would open that door just a bit more.....we are forecast for another 5 to 10 cm of snow overnight (((SIGH)))

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  8. LOVE those boots, Buttons! And yes, spring is slowly but surely making its way onto the scene ... and not a moment too soon!

    ;-}

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  9. I hope that things go well for your friend. A bit of spring here today too. The deer ate my tulips :-(

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  10. How cute to see those deers. Hugs M xx

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  11. Miss B,

    Our just a crack has been beautiful weather for a few days and then not so pretty wind and cooler temps. As long as we can get the pretty spring days to recover from the icky ones hope will keep us thinking positive.

    Your 5th thought is so true! Well said, my Friend.

    Glad you got to go out and enjoy the peaceful and beautiful nature you love so much.

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  12. Oh yeah Buttons those red velvet cupcakes could be a problem.. for me! I can't see how they could be a problem for you with all that walking you do! Our "just a crack" is 70 today.. I will take it!

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  13. So amazingly beautiful and those little ice sculpture not willing to melt quite yet, I will visit your friend, you are a wonderful human being and I'm so happy I found you

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  14. It is forecast we are to expect a Spring Day today :)
    Fancy boots :) love 'em!

    Hugs to your friend!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  15. Lovely photos, Buttons. Sorry to hear about your friend. I wish her strength to get through the treatment and I wish her a full recovery. All the very best from London, Bonny @ just saying ...

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  16. March is MS awareness month as well!! Best wishes to your bestest friend, she is lucky to have you to love and support her!!

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  17. I wish Mother Spring would prop that door wide open! I am afraid I put on more than a few pounds this winter, well, it has been a very long winter ;)

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  18. I love your descriptions and pictures. I feel like I am there with you. And I do hope Spring is there to stay for you all!

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  19. I know what you mean about too many cupcakes!

    Sent another hug to BA.

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  20. I love the trickles of water as the snow melts. When we were kids we used to make boats out of bark or leaves and float them down the little streams.
    I tried the link to your friend's story but it didn't work for me, but sending up prayers for her.

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  21. Happy Spring is starting to spring in your hood. Red Velvet cupcakes for breakfast sounds really good right now :) Happy weekending B

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  22. Spring is on it's way! (Actually, it has arrived formally, but that's just a detail.)

    Hats for the calves! That will be a lot of work. Fortunately you are a handy person.

    Blessings and Bear hugs — to you, the Deer, the girls, and their babies!

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  23. Spring may have opened the door a crack but Old Man Winter just slammed it in our faces yesterday lol.
    Best wishes for your friend....hope everything goes well for her.

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  24. It's a good thing we get a peek at the future of good weather once in a while even if we have to get muddy and cold just to find it. Love those boots!

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  25. happy springing! and i do hope your dear friend will be okay.

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  26. Just read your comments on Camper and am chuckling! Campbell is my 6 year old granddaughter, first grader. Thanks for visiting and ... I love your randoms today!

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  27. I'm so glad spring is coming your way!! And yes...many hugs and prayers for your friend BA!

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  28. Gosh, so many people in blogland are waiting for babies. I've been on pins and needles waiting for one friend's cow to calve and she's late. Come on spring! Come on babies! I'll head over to your friend's site and try to give her some support. :) Hope your weekend continues to get warmer and warmer.

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  29. Goodness, I know a thing or two about spelling mistakes. Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting. Also, those boots rock!

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  30. Glad things are starting to thaw out there.
    Lynne

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  31. Sending hugs to both you AND BA - and thanks for the glimpse into spring. She looks so lovely...

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  32. Love your ice diamonds!

    Here is a big hug for your dear friend BA! God bless her!

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  33. At least, it was open a crack and you had a glimpse of things to come...and go!...:)JP

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  34. B,
    Finally, signs of spring!!!! Enjoy, and stay dry :-) I love those pink Cadillac boots!

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  35. Really beautiful reading. Love the perspectives of your shots. TGIF

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  36. Thank you for such a delightful post! Will stop by BA next to give a hug. Thank y out for sharing.

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  37. Oh, I do hope your friend comes through just fine. Yay for spring! Glad you got a peek thru the crack!

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  38. There is a Spring light at the end of the tunnel :)

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  39. I know you are glad to see a bit of spring!

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  40. My thoughts are with your best friend, and sending her prayers and well wishes.

    Send a hug to her for me will you?

    Jen

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  41. I'm so very sorry to hear of your friends battle with cancer. I lost my cousin to cancer last year and it is such a devastating thing. XO Wishing her healing and courage as she faces this. I love your glimpses of Spring and am so glad you could find them. :-)

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  42. Love the ice formations in each shot. Fun post, I was reading your blog this morning and for some reason I could not post a comment on the iPad. So here I am on the computer this evening, viewing your wonderful shots again.

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  43. Happy Spring, Buttons! It will get here, I promise. I'll say a prayer for your friend and am sending hugs to you and to her, too. Take care!

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  44. Beautiful thoughts on Spring leaving open the door. Lovely melting ice shots, too. Sending positive thoughts to your dear friend - I know you are afraid for her. Sending you courage, B. Be strong for her. Hugs xo Karen

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  45. The diamonds of ice and the pink of your boot meld beautifully and magically.
    I think there is always a door we can open and step through if we leave ourselves open to possibilities.

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  46. If having too many cupcakes is wrong, then I don't wanna be right!!

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  47. Ah ~ so it's the red velvet cupcakes that have me sinking a bit deeper in the mud this Spring lol thanks for reminding me too B :)

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  48. Just a glimpse of spring days is sometimes enough to lift our spirits.

    Will keep your friend in my thoughts. xo

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  49. We worked out in my Moms yard all day yesterday.. I pretty sure it's close to summer already here in the desert. It seemed so hot already we had shorts and t-shirts on and we still had to keep taking breaks because it was too hot. I really enjoyed reading your post and your got a glimpse of spring..

    Great Big Hugs go out to BA..

    Happy Sunday my friend.

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  50. Mother nature called -

    shes on a beach, holding a tequila sunrise, and wont be home until we promise we will pick up around the yard so she can make those flowers grow...

    ;)

    xoxo

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  51. Very neat perspective on open doors (if only a crack). Your friend is blessed to have your support.

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  52. Years ago I cross stitched a saying that said, "when God closes a door, he opens a window." That's what your post reminded me of. Well, that and how I need to get back on the healthy eating kick! Oh, and I'm on vacay in FLorida, and I thought of you. I'll be posting why later.

    Cindy Bee

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