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Weekend Update and Wildflowers

Sunday, April 14, 2013

This past week was H-A-R-D! I don't know why but people seemed to be at their craziest; not the quirky kind, the rude kind. I was so tired when I got home, I left the key in the ignition without completely turning the car off. I've never done that stunt before.

Saturday, I had the blues. I think the anger I was feeling on Friday turned inward to depression. The end result was that I enjoyed a day of being a hermit and just tinkering with things. I did not want to go out at all or be with people, but I had tickets with a friend to go to the symphony. I seriously thought about backing out and not going, but music can be so healing I decided to go. The concert was Beethoven piano concertos with guest musician Norman Krieger. What a wonderful concert! I left feeling renewed and happy again.

Today was a gorgeous day; too beautiful not to go out exploring to see what new wildflowers were blooming. I got in 17,800 steps, 7.31 miles, and 30 flights of 'stairs'. Quite a few more flowers were blooming since last Monday. Let me share them with you:



Snow Trillium



Nodding Trillium



Toad Trillium



Trout Lily



Bloodroot



Yellow Violet



Spring Beauties



Dutchman's Breeches



Bell Flower



May Apple ~ just now budding



Hepatica



I love the way flowers grow right out of the nooks and crannies of the old limestone.



Look who came on the walk with me. She fits right in!

Hopefully, I'm rested and rejuvenated enough to launch into this work week centered and cheerful. It's going to be another relentlessly busy week, but maybe the adults will behave better.
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IUHRYTR 4/26/2013 10:22PM

    Your photos refresh me. emoticon -- Lou

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FIFIFRIZZLE 4/16/2013 1:26PM

    Yellow violets! I have blue, pink and white violets. A few blues out at the moment, it's autumn here so they are getting in early.
I've only seen pictures of trilliums.

Have a good week, dear Chris.

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MARY1313 4/15/2013 7:16PM

    I hope people have started to mind their Maryland Manners in your neck of the woods! thanks for sharing your beautiful world!!

Mary

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KAPELAKIN 4/15/2013 8:36AM

    Glad things improved as the weekend went on. Gorgeous flowers, trilliums are one of my absolute favorite flowers, maybe because they're so wild and hard to come by. Hope this week is better for you!

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OVERWORKEDJANET 4/15/2013 6:09AM

    Just what I needed. I've not had the will to look for the small things. It's something I'm usually known for.
I've been staring at the immensity in the sky lately, feeling very small in a big world.

Hmmm.

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ROCKMAN6797 4/15/2013 1:17AM

    One can only hope!
Make it a great week Chris!

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LMB-ESQ 4/14/2013 10:31PM

    Aww.... I'm glad your weekend ended better than it started! Anger takes so much energy. Beautiful flowers too. That had to help cheer you up also. emoticon

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JET150 4/14/2013 10:11PM

    Thanks for sharing the lovely pics! I hope your week goes well.

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KOMAL53 4/14/2013 9:49PM

    I simply wait for your beautiful Picture Blogs--they just refresh and rejuvenate my tired and jaded mind and soul!! Nature has a way of being so unexpectedly beautiful and picturesque that even the mundane can acquire a sublime beauty!!It also has the power of healing our mental aches and pains--and yes one really needs it when one is down--the best pick me up of all!!Here's wishing you a great Week ahead---and one without any of the distress of the last week!!Take Care and God Bless!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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0309COOKIE 4/14/2013 9:10PM

    Glad to hear that you are starting your week refreshed and rejuvenated.

Thanks for sharing the pictures of the wildflowers. They are so pretty.

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KRISKECK 4/14/2013 9:08PM

    Beautiful wildflowers and glad you're feeling better...I had the blues a bit too this week. But also had a good weekend.

Here's to a better week next week!

Cheers,
Kristin



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TRAVELGRRL 4/14/2013 8:57PM

    Looks like you really turned the weekend around. I love that you know all the names of the wildflowers!

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FLAMENM 4/14/2013 8:50PM

    I love the spring wildflowers!

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JAMBABY0 4/14/2013 8:29PM

    Very pretty pics and thanks for sharing

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