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Friday, August 30, 2013

Friday Fences & Random 5's

(click on photo to enlarge) Eagle Rock, Botetourt County

Friday Fences

1) I love Crepe Myrtles. The color in my photo is my favorite. When we lived in Georgia, our little town of Monroe held a Crepe Myrtle Festival every summer.

2) I took the photo above right down the road from the Blue Ridge Vineyard while we were there on Sunday.

3) I dislike when websites or blogs have music that auto plays when you visit. I was just reminded of that as I was getting the link for the vineyard and almost jumped out of my chair when the music blasted on.

4) Tomorrow is a Bacon Festival in Roanoke. We're going to go. It's a good month for festivals. Last weekend was Wing Fest and now Bacon Fest.

5) I'm sitting here enjoying my coffee, being the first one up. I have to get the boys up in about a half an hour. I need my quiet time before I jump into breakfast and lunch making!

Random 5 Friday

Have a great Labor Day weekend!

40 comments:

  1. i love crepe myrtles, too. they almost make the summer heat worthwhile! ;) enjoy your coffee. i love festivals ... lots of good people watching!

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  2. At one point I had music on a website but after a bit I got rid of it. I agree. Not every one has the same taste. I am up early and often on the computer early in the morning. I like the silence and quiet sounds then and I don't like them disturbed with other noise.

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  3. Such the beautiful garden of the lovely flowers...

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  4. totally agree about 3 - not come across many recently but then I have the volume mute on by default only turning it on when I actually choose to - I used to post comments on blogs that did that and got quite a few - don't care responses.

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  5. I have been trying to get a crepe myrtle to grow in my yard...on the second one now...so far so good! I don't like the music on blogs either. At one time a while back I did have music on mine..but took it off!

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  6. I love crepe myrtles too- they are so pretty! I'm with Birdman...did you say bacon???

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  7. Oh how I remember having to get the boys up...I miss that chore now with cats who wake me up. I've got another view of the Blue Ridge on my post today!

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  8. Love that shot and quiet time with coffee and bacon fest sounds good to me. Have a nice long weekend Tanya. B

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  9. Crepe Myrtle: I cut my wife's down, thought it was a weed bush, which it is if you can't eat anything on it. Anyway it came back up and seems to be more of them now.

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  10. Crepe Myrtles are beautiful trees. I don't think they grown around here though.

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  11. That's a lovely shot. The air looks so clear.

    I enjoy crepe myrtles, too. I bet that festival in Monroe was nice. I hope you have fun at the Bacon Festival. I'm not a big bacon fan, but my husband is. Once he hears about it, he might want to go!

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  12. i'm with you on the auto-music. scares the bejeebers out of me! :) i like that hot fuschia color, too.

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  13. Hello! Very nice and interesting post.
    Great and friendly atmosphere on the blog.
    Greetings. :)

    Patricia & Daniel


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  14. Wineries... Bacon... Crepe Myrtle... Life is good!

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  15. i enjoy my quiet time 2. some days i need lots of it too! ha. ha!! ( :

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  16. I really like crepe myrtles, too! And I agree on the auto music thing.

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  17. I agree with you on the crepe myrtles and the auto music thing. I just get off the music sites asap. And the Bacon Festival! What a concept!

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  18. Those crape myrtles are beautiful!

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  19. I don't think crepe myrtle is hardy in New England. That would be our loss.

    And I mute the sounds when I visit blogs for exactly that reason. Though, one blogger whom I visit has exceptionally good taste in music, so I sometime in mute on her blog to listen to what she has chosen. Just that one exception.

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  20. I'd love to go to a Bacon Festival! It's one of my favorite foods and I love the smell of it frying. Yum, yum!

    I agree with you about the music. I just keep my computer volume down when I'm reading blogs, so I won't be scared out of my wits! Haha!

    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  21. you used your quiet time very well: posting, blogging, and enjoying coffee in solitude!

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  22. Lucky girl! I love those trees/bushes. We don't have those in Vancouver or England. Quiet time is very important. Good for you to find some. :)

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  23. Such lovely trees -- I'm surprised they are blooming now. How wonderful.

    And I hear you about the morning quiet time -- it's awesome.

    Happy weekend to you Tanya and thank you for sharing at R5F this week. xo

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  24. Thank you for joining in 'Rurality Blog Hop #29' Hope to see you next Wednesday for #30...

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  25. I love crepe myrtles too, they are so pretty! The Bacon Festival coincides with International Bacon Day today! :)

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  26. Lovely scene! I like crepe myrtles. We planted one this spring and already it is blooming, even though it is still short.

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  27. Beautiful blooming trees, Tanya! I don't think we have these here, maybe it's too hot for them...

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  28. Hi Tanya! Oh, how I miss those crepe myrtles! Your photo is so lovely! Loved the Random 5 too. Mom was just out your way and posted photos of her jaunt to the mountains. I am drooling, you two!

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  29. Hi Tanya! Oh, how I miss those crepe myrtles! Your photo is so lovely! Loved the Random 5 too. Mom was just out your way and posted photos of her jaunt to the mountains. I am drooling, you two!

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  30. Hi Tanya! Oh, how I miss those crepe myrtles! Your photo is so lovely! Loved the Random 5 too. Mom was just out your way and posted photos of her jaunt to the mountains. I am drooling, you two!

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  31. I especially love crepe myrtles, too! And I love the mountains in the background of your picture. I have a son in Blacksburg Va. The mountains will be gorgeous in the Fall. Glad to find your blog today.

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  32. I like your crepe myrtles also. We had several at our former home. The starter tree was a gift from a friend of mine, he died now at age 99.

    I am not sure if this is your newest post or not. Google Plus gives me fits and only a hint of where to look.
    Thanks for dropping in on me, Jim
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