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Friday, March 20, 2015

Books, Music, Blossoms ~ let's Celebrate!!

I love this blog hop!

We are celebrating those small achievements we've had for our week!  Sharing about health, wealth, writing, family, or school... you name it, and we'll celebrate with you!  We do this by hopping to each other's blogs, offering congratulations. And for those times you need encouragement, this is the best blog hop group ever!! We are empathy, en masse! Consider joining us by adding you name at Lexa Cain's blog site.

We are coordinated and directed by:

And two lovely co-hosts assist her:

What am I celebrating?  

1 - I finished reading The Happiness Project, by Gretchen Rubin. That means more time to read that book about 'the masculine journey', by John Eldredge!! (Ooh, baby, this is good!)

2 - I'm listening to an 8 disc set on Understanding the Fundamentals of Music. I'm in awe of people that compose music. They have an interesting perspective.

3 - Better weather to enjoy the yard more. The Japanese Magnolia/Tulip Tree is still not in full bloom, but here's an updated photo. The blooms are half opened, but at least I have the god-daughter's camera to document it. (smile)


















I hope everyone has a fun celebration day! And now ~  the linky vehicle we travel on... 

~ Hop forth and celebrate!  


42 comments:

  1. Lots of great reasons to celebrate. We started with a gorgeous day... now it's howling and blowing a gale outside. Lucky I grabbed all the clothes off the line in time as now it's raining. Anyway... your yard looks gorgeous even when overcast:)

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    1. Thank you Tonia! On and off rain here too. I love clothes hung on the line (smile).

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  2. What pretty blossoms! Is that a gazebo back there? Thanks for sharing the pics. Yay for reading books you love, and for learning about music! I played in high school and took a few music history courses in college. I'm very happy I soaked up all that info and culture. Have a great weekend!

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    1. I love the gazebo. So do the squirrels. Maybe one of them will pose for me while I have access to this camera. I took art everything in college; never thought to add music! I hope you're weekend is great too.

      Thanks for keeping this blog hop on-point!

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  3. and the spring is arriving today officially!

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    1. That's right, you're a day ahead of me! I hope the weather is nice (smile).

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  4. Happy Spring! Have a great weekend.

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    1. You too, Marilyn. I'll check your IMDb... love what I got chance to see this morning. (smile).

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  5. Looks much better there weather wise than here with our mountains of snow, ugg.

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    1. Mountains of snow? Why do I keep thinking you live on an island??
      Stay warm. (smile)

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  6. The blossoms on the trees and the flowers peeking through the mulch are truly a time for celebration!

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    1. Thanks, Linda Kay. So much green yet to come! Then there's lots of mowing fun. Ha!

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  7. Beautiful spring yard! Love the flowering trees! Have a great weekend and enjoy reading!

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    1. Thank you, Tyrean. I am really surprised by this book. I think Mothers with sons have a look at it.

      Happy weekend.

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  8. I love Gretchen Rubin's books too and read her blog every day.

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    1. I haven't checked out her blog. Thanks for that, (smile).

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  9. Your music lesson sounds awesome, Dixie. Twice now I have caught a public radio broadcast on music prodigies. It was neat learning about Mozart again who at 8 years old composed his first piece! Love your wooded yard setting :)

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    1. This set is produced by Professor Robert Greenberg - maybe you've heard of him? I've read where many composers were quite young. Quite amazing!

      Yes, I love the wooded area too. The only I lack in this yard is a beach! (smile)

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  10. Yay for the springtime and warmer days.

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  11. I took a music theory class once and it was really fascinating. Our final project involved composing our own piece of music. I did mine on the piano. It was quite the challenge. Your tree is beautiful even when it's not fully open. Enjoy your weekend and your reading!

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    1. Ha - since the only instrument I play or toy with is an accordion - I might create a polka?!!! I can't seem to transfer that knowledge to a piano.

      Thanks. Lori - enjoy the weekend too. I'm ready to hide out tomorrow.

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  12. I celebrate with you on the better weather. While running errands this week, I noticed the Daffodils & Forsythias in bloom. I love how happy yellow makes me feel! It's been cool and rainy the last couple of days, but tomorrow is another story and I can't wait to embrace the outdoors. Have a good weekend!

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    1. My Forsythias is usually first in, but the Tulip tree beat this year. I love seeing the spots of color! Hope you have good weekend too, Cathy!

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  13. Great things to celebrate.
    Have a good week-end. Dixie.

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    1. Thank you, Yvonne. I really enjoyed your week of poetry!

      Good weekend, friend. (smile)

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  14. The tree looks beautiful! Enjoy your books :)

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    1. Thanks Lara. I'm working my way back to more reading now!

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  15. Reading good books and listening to music are always things to celebrate. As are the first signs of spring!

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  16. A tulip tree - I'm in awe.I didn't know there was such a thing. It looks gorgeous, too.
    Keep celebrating, DC. Happy weekend.

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    1. Hey, thanks Robyn!! happy weekend and spring!

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  17. The weather's starting to get nicer here, too; I'm loving the longer daylight hours.

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    1. We too, Laura. Mulch being delivered today!!

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  18. i'm celebrating spring by cutting the lawn for the second time. this global warming has it's ups and downs.

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    1. Ain't that the truth?!! Shoot, my grass still looks dead. I have some grown cover plants, but... up/down temps are messing with my yard plans.

      Good to hear from ya, Billy!

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  19. That tree is magnificent!
    I wish I had more flowering shrubs here and at the cottage!
    Perhaps this year I will plant a few!
    Enjoy your weekend....Happy Spring!
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. Linda, it's trying to reach full bloom. Today was cold again and very little sun. I got some mulch out but had to stop early.

      I hope you can grown one of these trees - they are fascinating to watch. Have great weekend with the little one. (smile)

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  20. Yay for better weather!
    And thanks for your kind thoughts!

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    1. Yes, indeed, and you are very welcome!!

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  21. I love your yard and the flowering tree is beautiful! I can only imagine when it's fully bloomed. I love that the weather is getting nicer. Thank goodness for that; I thought winter was never going to end. Have a great night! Hugs, Eva

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    1. Eva, forgive me for just now reading your comment. It gave me a smile. This evening is a bit chilly, so I'm keeping an eye on the blueberry and rose bushes. It is very pretty though. Stay warm. I'll visit you soon (Smile).

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