Wednesday, June 5, 2019

RANDOM PHOTOS


I haven't done a random photo post in a while, and I thought why not do a collection in this one.  The first photo shows a pretty color combination of Gerbara Daisies.  They were being sold in the front of one of our local supermarkets 



We decided to have a bite to eat before shopping, and after picking up a tray of vegetable sushi and a drink, we headed to the dining area.  After lunch we started in the vegetable section and bought bananas, mushrooms, a sweet red pepper, a cauliflower, a big bag of birdseed, and a few other sundries.  This was not a big shopping trip. We got into a conversation with our young cashier as she rang our groceries up.  We are always impressed with the friendliness of the staff here. 


A wasp landed on the patio door and it didn't budge for a long time.  I think they are building a nest inside the outside light fixture.  I don't really want to look inside.  They seem to build one every year. 


This was a print in our bedroom at the Airbnb the weekend before last. Thought it was pretty enough to take a photo of.  I have said that a few times.


I like the quote.  I can't remember where I found it.


These two photos were taken when we were driving through Culpeper, Virginia, on the Friday of the Memorial Day Weekend.  I would have liked to have gotten a better photo of the mural, but my reaction time is slowing down.  Maybe we will take a trip back sometime.  I think the figure is supposed to be George Washington who, among his many accomplishments, was also a land surveyor.  You can read all about that here if interested.  

Added note: If you go to this link you will see photos and more information on the mural.


Next are the Asiatic Lilies we found for sale outside another supermarket.  Thought they were lovely.


More lovely flowers. 



I found a postcard in my collection for the State of Virginia.  Not only pretty but informative.



This past weekend we took a ride up to Skyline Drive.  It was a sunny day but on the chilly side.  Should have been more prepared as we were both in short sleeves, the weather having been warm for the previous few days.  The only thing I knew about the weather was that it was going to be sunny, that it would be a great day for a drive, and it was. I will do a post of our trip later.  So what is the ice-cream picture all about?  We know a place on our way home, and the car knows how to get here.  It is nothing fancy.  Nowhere to sit down inside, in fact no inside at all for the general public, a building with a large menu of various ice-cream flavors and drinks, and a sliding glass window where you order.  The seating is outside to the right of the building, where you sit under a large canopy.  I got a hot fudge sundae and Gregg got his root beer float.  Forty-five minutes later we were home.


Thanks for looking at my random photos, and have a great day.






32 comments:

  1. Love your random selection.
    Asiatic lilies have the advantage that as well as being beautiful they are scent free and don't assault delicate noses.

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    1. I did not know that about their scent, thanks EC :)

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  2. Sundae is looking so delicious...

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  3. I liked all your photographs and agree with ReHiTu about the sundae. I was alsp interested in the note about the wasp nesting in the light fitting. Does that happen every year?

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    1. Thanks Valerie, yes they build them there every year. Really don't know why but we remove the old nest hoping they won't rebuild. Hasn't stopped them yet.

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    1. Obrigado e um abraço e uma boa semana para você também.

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  5. Hello, I love the flowers. The mural is wonderful, great find. Love the quote too. The ice cream looks delicious. Wishing you a happy day!

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    1. Thanks you Eileen, and a happy day to you too :)

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  6. so much beauty everywhere, love the painting and red gerbera

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    1. Very true Linda, and thank you, so glad you enjoyed :)

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  7. I enjoyed all your randoms, especially the surveyor on the bricks. love it... had to scroll quickly past the ice cream though. the flowers are beautiful. great trip on a sunny day

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    1. Thanks Sandra :) I will have to remember to tell you to come back so that you can look at the link on the surveyor. I added this the next day when I thought to see if there was anything online about it.

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  8. Random photos are always fun, Denise, because so often folks fail to observe the beauty in things around them and those daisies were certainly colorful. Cooler temps are something we could use here in AL and then our next stop in FL 😉 and ice cream is one of our favorite trip treats! Looking forward to connecting on our travels back to NH.

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    1. They certainly are Dorothy :) I have always enjoyed going back and picking one out that I haven't shared before. Ice-cream on hot days is a must but I have to face it, I could eat ice-cream in the Antarctic. Looking forward to seeing you both soon :)

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  9. I love sushi and bananas....
    thank you for sharing beautiful photos, especially flowers...
    Have a wonderful day.

    # I follow you, I'll greatly appreciate if you follow me as well

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    1. Two of my favorite things Tanza :) My son has a love of it too, though I am the vegetable sushi person and he is far more adventurous than I. Thank you for following, I will also on my next visit. You have a wonderful day too.

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    1. Yes I saw it as we drove through town. I hope to stop next time we are in that area.

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  11. the hubs and i carry sweatshirts in the car all the time. they are "car" sweatshirts and they never come out of the car...this way, we always have them!! lucky Virginians, awesome flower, bird and butterfly!!!

    the quote is a great quote for today's generation, no one looks up or at anyone these days!!

    the sundae looks pretty darn good!!

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    1. Thanks Debbie, that's what we should have done and will from now on. And I like to share quotes that give me pause for thought, and hopefully others will enjoy in the same way. Yes the sundae was pretty darned good ;)

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  12. Hi Denise,
    Love the Gerbara,they are such a beautiful daisy, also the ice cream looks delicious.
    Appears you had an excellent day.
    All the best, John

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    1. Thank you John, it certainly was an excellent day. All the best to you too :)

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  13. I have never seen and Asiatic lily that color...so I will be looking for them! It is so different. I did enjoy the random photos...

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    1. Thanks Rose and I hadn't seen that color before either.

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  14. A lot of loveliness in your random selection, thank you.

    All the best Jan

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