Friday, February 17, 2017

Five on Friday

It's that time of week, time to join Amy and the other bloggers at Love Made My Home for this weeks Five on Friday.

We've had a beautiful week, mostly in the 70's feeling more like spring than winter and I have no complaints.  The garden is happy and everything is growing.

They Hyacinths are up out front, we have pink, blue and white.







And just look at my peas all growing in rows!







The Azaleas are in bloom.






Everything is growing






And my fifth thing is something I'd like your opinion on.  Valentine's Day I was watching the local news, something I only do to get to the weather and they led off with a sweet story about a couple who had been married for 72 years and still sang to each other (Let Me Call You Sweetheart), they were so cute.  They then followed this feature up with a lengthy report on domestic violence.  I thought the juxtaposition of these two features was horrible.  They didn't need to run the domestic violence feature on Valentine's Day and certainly not right after the first feature.  It was totally tasteless of them.  Am I being over sensitive?



That's my five, hope you have a great weekend.



















35 comments:

  1. I love your azaleas! I can't believe they're blooming already, how nice. I agree, that juxtaposition sounds horrible on the news, totally inappropriate. Long, happy marriages should be celebrated, especially in the day and age, and should not be a lead-in for a story about domestic violence. I don't understand why they'd do that unless it was to create a contrast to shock people into awareness or something. Weird. Anyway, I hope you have a good weekend!

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  2. Lovely Spring blooms and plants with lots to look forward to. It does seem strange to place the two news items next to each other the second report would certainly jar after the first one. Perhaps, as Jennifer (above) says to highlight awareness? Who knows? Have a great weekend:)

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  3. Looks as though your garden is off to a great start this year. I agree about the news thing. Why not have the bad news earlier in the broadcast and end on the lovely love story. They just don't think do they.

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  4. Everything is growing.. so beautiful.. I sowed two weeks back,, but yet to see the sprouts.. :)

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  5. Your garden is really growing! As for the news, I don't think you're being over sensitive. I would have probably thought the same thing. Maybe the news station didn't have anything else to fill that time slot. Enjoy your weekend, Pat xx

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  6. Maybe a shock tactic to raise awareness, apparently domestic violence is on the rise both in the UK and USA. It is so lovely to see the garden growing once again.

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  7. I love all the things growing in your garden!

    The stories on your news certainly were an odd combination. Maybe two different people submitted their stories and it just happened that they were put together in such an unfortunate way.

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  8. Such nice growth happening in your neck of the woods. Ugh. I don't think those two should have been on top of each other. Both things that need to be told but not right next to each other.

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  9. Seems like weird news stories to have close together. Lots of beautiful things growing in the garden - can't wait until Spring!

    Happy Five on Friday

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  10. That's crazy! I would find another channel to watch. Talk about ruining a good feeling. My in-laws will celebrate their 70th anniversary on March 1st. My father-in-law still wants to jitterbug with her (at 94 and 91) but his walker gets in the way.

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  11. Poor judgement for that station.

    Love seeing your growing things as a reminder that we too will have spring and growing things very soon.

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  12. Look at all those beautiful flowers and plants growing! I am so anxious for spring......Geez, what a way to segue into a bad subject, but something that should have awareness, for sure. You need a strong constitution to watch any news these days.....xx K

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  13. You are so ahead of us in the garden, I can almost feel that beautiful sunshine. Sounds like you newschannel needs to improve how they coordinate their content. I totally agree with you. We need more good stories these days :). Enjoy the sunshine this weekend. B x

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  14. I agree they didn't need to follow one with the other. But hush you are a few weeks ahead of us. My hyacinth tips are only just pushing through the earth

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  15. It is so good to see the garden bursting back into life isn't it? I have started to venture out into my garden over the last few days.

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  16. Gosh, I can't wait for my spring flowers to spring up but I have noticed plenty of buds waiting for the right time to burst open.

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  17. Oh dear, I bet that news report spoilt the moment. They should have done all the horrible ones first. Great to see all your flowers coming along so well. ☺

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  18. You have a lovely variety of spring flowers to enjoy. The azaleas are just buds up here but our big old gorgeous camellias are still blooming their hearts out.
    I agree that the two stories are an odd juxtaposition, especially on Valentine's Day. There was another sweet story going around a few months ago about a similar couple, married many years, now in assisted living and still playing lively piano duets together.

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  19. Looks like spring has "sprung" in Georgia! Lucky you! Have a lovely week.

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  20. It's like a breath of fresh air seeing all your plants and flowers coming to life! And no, you weren't being overly sensitive at all. Poor planning on the part of the news room who put together that program.

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  21. Those Hyacinths and Azaleas are lovely ...

    The first part of the Valentine's Story was great, and yes unfortunately so many are open to domestic violence, but I do think it could have been shown at a different time ...

    Enjoy your weekend

    All the best Jan

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  22. It seems quite tasteless to have such a heart warming story followed by such ugliness, especially on Valentine's. Overall I'd rather hear good news reported and leave the rest behind.

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  23. Your garden is looking great! You're way ahead of us. I have some hyacinths blooming indoors.
    The news these days hardly bears watching - so much negativity and biased opinions.

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  24. Oh but this post does my heart good! How encouraging to see spring working so hard to produce new growth and pretty blossoms! Love the rows of peas coming through!
    THat news run sounds totally distasteful though I realise domestic violence is a real concern.
    But hope you have a great weekend!

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  25. First of all, congratulations on the lovely things popping up in your garden! Secondly, no you're not being overly sensitive. The editors simply weren't paying attention. I see that happen a lot. It's a wonderful long-marriage story and certainly should have been left alone so that the program could end on a high note. Think, people, think! (meaning the TV) LOL

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  26. How fun to see the new things growing! Signs of spring in the air :)

    I do agree, they could have postponed the domestic violence story for a day or two or do it earlier in the program and end with the couple married 72 years (can you imagine?). Someone sure didn't plan that right in my opinion.

    betty

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  27. I hate to disagree with you, but I think Valentine's Day was the perfect time. It's worth reminding all those lovey dovey people that not everyone is so lucky. Domestic violence is widespread and cruel. Often it's clearly going on but others choose to ignore the signs because it's an uncomfortable topic. If you're in an abusive relationship Valentine's Day is even more horrendous than every other day. Be glad you've never experienced it.

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  28. Domestic violence has been a big story on the news over here this week too - so many people affected by it. wonderful though to hear of a marriage surviving so long.

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  29. My first time here ... I'm so glad you stopped by so that I could return the visit. A lovely blog you have here. Enjoyed seeing your laundry room ... it's a lovely room with a view. If I iron these days, it's mainly pillowslips too.

    Wishing you a beautiful week ahead...
    Brenda

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  30. Look at all your springtime blooms coming up!! We're a bit far off from those delights, but the snow has quickly disappeared in the last two days. I agree with you on the domestic violence ... completely wrong segment to discuss that and especially after a sweet story about the singing couple.
    Wendy

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  31. Lucky you with all those blooms! I would email the news station or leave a comment on their Facebook page. Public input is important. :)

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  32. I totally agree with you about the tasteless vent of the news report! How sweet about the married couple. They should have ended there!

    Lovely early spring photos! How exciting that your spring is awakening! Can't wait to see more!

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  33. Your pictures of the plant life are making me miss the south. We just visited Florida and there were blooms everywhere!

    Cindy

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  34. Wow you're miles ahead of us with the peas! Haven't even sown ours yet

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  35. Wow you're miles ahead of us with the peas! Haven't even sown ours yet

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