Friday, March 10, 2017

Five on Friday

I'm beginning to think that there may be more than one Friday in a week the way they come around so quickly.  Right now the lovely Amy at Love Made My Home is hosting this weekly  event, but in 2 weeks it moves to Tricky and Carly's blog Fast.

Here's my five for this week.

First, the Wisteria is starting to bloom on the garden fence, it is one of my favorite flowers, smells so sweet.  It's starting to bloom around the trees out front too , but always looks prettier hanging over the garden fence.





Second  is the white Azalea, it's always a little behind the others in blooming.  I use to think that white flowers were boring, but I've come around to thinking they're beautiful.





Third is the new series, number 19, of Midsomer Murders has started streaming on Acorn and we watched the first episode last night, The Village That Rose From the Dead.    There's a new Sgt. and a new dog, Sykes has retired.  The Sgt. is ok and the dog looks like he's going to be great.  So far we like this a lot better than the last series.




Fourth is the thrill of discovering that a book series you've been reading finally has a new book coming out.  I love the Longmire series by Craig Johnson about a sheriff and his friends in Wyoming and I've had  the latest book in the series An Obvious Fact for a while, but I've held off on reading it because I didn't know when the next one in the series would be out.  Found out it will be out in September (The Western Star) so I can go ahead and read this one.  I'm also a big fan of Elly Griffiths Ruth Galloway books and her latest, The Chalk Pit just came out in England and I couldn't wait for it to come out here in May so I ordered it from Amazon UK.  I recommend both of these series highly, two very different settings, Wyoming and Norfolk UK, and very different characters, but both so well written.









And finally, my fifth.  I'm going to let the picture do the talking.



Have a great weekend and do join the other bloggers at Love Made My Home.








                     


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35 comments:

  1. I'm very jealous of your wisteria. I think it's such a beautiful plant.

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  2. How lovely to see the wisteria and azalea doing so well already!
    I do believe I felt a twinge of jealousy when I saw the suitcases being packed!
    Enjoy your break!

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  3. I bet you are excited about your break away. I'm so jealous you have wisteria already. Roll on spring I say :). B x

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  4. Look at that beautiful wisteria! How marvellous. Have fun.

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  5. Your wisteria is so pretty! I just finished watching the Longmire series on Netflix. I hope the books are better than the show ;)
    And a trip!! Exciting times! Have a great weekend Janet
    Wendy

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    1. The books are great, I don't have any idea about the Netflix series.

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  6. Love the illustration as your header. Love wisteria - cascading over buildings, it's so beautiful; it will be ages before it blooms over here. We have learned to avoid Somerset - far too violent :-)

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  7. Your Wisteria is lovely. We had snow here in New York today. Flowers are starting to bloom here and there but they're temporarily under a white blanket. Enjoy your weekend!! xx

    ~ Wendy
    http://Crickleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

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  8. Your wisteria is beautiful! We have to wait more two months to see the wisteria starting to bloom. Love the fifth photo. Take care not to have a cold before your trip!!!

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  9. I haven't seen wisteria since we moved away from South Carolina. Packing - yeah! It's always fun getting ready for a trip.

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  10. I've been watching the Midsomer Murders too. The new dog is pretty cute too. I really enjoy the Ruth Galloway series but I'm behind a book already. Looks like it's time to catch up!

    Happy Five on Friday

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  11. Thanks for stopping by, always nice to meet a fellow blogger. I love Wisteria but it gets so greedy and takes over everything. :o)) Enjoy your time away and have a great weekend.

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  12. the wisteria flowers are so beautiful..

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  13. Seems like you are traveling somewhere! Enjoy!

    betty

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  14. I lost my wisteria, it went down with a dreaded blight that only attacks wisterias. Packing? Oooh, somewhere nice?

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  15. Hello I do hope you're off somewhere nice? It's always exciting to have the suitcases out, although we had to hide ours so as not to upset the dog!!! Have a great trip!
    Wren x

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    1. Our cat gets upset when she sees them, sleeps in them to slow us down.

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  16. Enjoy your holiday! I haven't seen Midsomner Murders for ages, didn't even know new episodes are still made. I enjoy watching it, too. Not a place where I would like to go and live though, so much crime :-)

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  17. I love wisteria too. Poppy just asked why our's has never bloomed. I've had no luck with wisteria. Are the wisteria and azaleas blooming early there? Have fun, where ever you are off to this time! :)

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  18. Your wisteria and azelia are lovely. I have the new Elly Griffiths novel reserved at the library, I'm no 3 in the queue now so it won't be long and I'm really looking forward to reading it. Have a wonderful time away:)

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  19. It is lovely to see the blooms in your garden and be reminded of what is to come in the next few weeks here in the UK. Have a great trip and looking forward to hearing about your travels soon.

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  20. I'm impatiently waiting for The Chalk Pit to become available from Amazon.com. For some reason we can't buy Kindle books from the UK (sigh).

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  21. My favourite pic this week is of the wisteria - what a beauty.
    xx

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  22. Wisteria - beautiful! Enjoy your trip, wherever you may be going! We watch Midsomer on Netflix and are still with the original Barnaby. There are a lot of seasons!

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  23. There is a trip in the offing, I see, but what caught my eye is the spinning wheel-hat rack, a flax wheel I think. Is it an antique? Cool! Enjoy your trip and we'll see you when you get back!

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    1. It is an antique, we bought it about 50 years ago in Germany.

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  24. Love your wisteria! We are a bit behind you as far as spring is concerned. Enjoy your get-away!

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  25. We love the Longmire series on TV. We were sad to see it end, but then Netflix picked it up and has been doing new seasons. I just recently noticed it was based on the books you mentioned. Glad to know they have plenty more material to work from and if they cancel the series in the future, I plan to read the books all the way through.

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  26. Someone told me they changed a lot in the series from the books.

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  27. enjoy your holidays! hope you had a fabulous weekend and can't wait to hear about your adventures

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  28. Gorgeous flowers! Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  29. Lovely to see the flowers ...
    Your packing is looking good!

    All the best Jan

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  30. I may have to sample Elly Griffiths--I've read both Ann Cleeves series and Maisie Dobbs. Somehow British mysteries are always the best. I should dig out the ones by Ellis Peters and re-read.

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  31. Curious to see what adventure you're off on! Loving your wisterias and azaleas, so beautiful!

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  32. So glad you met Tomoko! Isn't she good fun! We loved meeting her on 2 occasions in Japan.

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