Friday, February 6, 2009

Friday Five: My Favorite Things

Songbird writes: In a week of wondering how various things in our family life will unfold, I found myself thinking of the way Maria comforted the Von Trapp children in one of my favorite movies. Frightened by a thunder storm, the children descend upon her, and she sings to them about her favorite things, taking their minds off the storm.

So, let's encourage ourselves. Share with us five of your favorite things. Use words or pictures, whatever expresses it best.


Yay! I love Julie Andrews and the Sound of Music, and Maria's list was pretty darn good so it gets incorporated into mine.

1. Raindrops on roses. Actually, raindrops seen on any plants while hiking are fine -- I live in the Pacific NW after all! (Here's Hubby and me hiking in the rain:)



2. Whiskers on kittens. Especially if that kitten is Mr. Tumnus.



3. Brown paper packages tied up with strings (or packing tape) -- especially if the package is from Amazon or Powell's and contains a book! Yeah, books are great!

4. Schnitzel with noodles. I gotta admit I love German food (especially if my grandma made it!)

5. Silver white winters that melt into springs. I love snow too! This picture (featuring Offsprings #1&2) was taken last winter break (i.e. a year ago) when we went snowshoeing.



OK, time to head out for the day -- and hope there are no dog bites or bee stings. I know, I know. I'm carrying the lyrics too far.

16 comments:

Purple said...

YES...to every one. I am especially loving cat whiskers.

1-4 Grace said...

Great post and use of the lyrics. Love the whiskers on kitty

Sue said...

I've never seen a cat so relaxed in a car!!

RevAnne said...

Fun, light-hearted play, and I love Mr. Tumnus!

Songbird said...

You had me at Mr. Tumnus, as usual.

Singing Owl said...

Hee hee! Great play, and pics. I think the reason my first word was light (re: your comment at my place) was because I was almost blind--and light was one of the first things I saw. Thanks to Dr. Louis Jaques, optometrist, and some other people, that got better. Thanks for stopping by!

Hot Cup Lutheran said...

very fun... i was in a big craft store today and there was a woman who looked just like you... i had to do a double take! then i thought why would barbara b. be in the middle of the united states today in the aisle filled with scented candles? mmmm....

Barbara B. said...

Sue, Mr. Tumnus is surprisingly good in cars. :)

Singing Owl, Wow, that is quite a story about your vision!

hot cup, hahaha, too bad it wasn't really me! we could have gone for coffee!

RevSis said...

Wow, Mr. Tumnus is a kitty beyond compare! Mine would only be that content in a car with some serious medications. Great play with the lyrics!

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

Awww. I love that photo of Mr. Tumnus.

Jennifer said...

I knew this would be uber-clever.
You rock!

dust bunny said...

Great play!!

mompriest said...

all good things to love - although I am particularly fond of sitting INSIDE and watching the rain fall on roses....rather than being out in it...Mr. T looks just like a man-cat I use to have....loved that boy!!!

Barbara B. said...

Thanks, everybody :)

MperiodPress said...

Yes, whiskers on kittens! Eyebrow "sproinks" too...Not really eyebrows, not really whiskers, but awfully sweet and expressive.

Diane said...

I LOVE your whiskers on kittens pictures (I do sometimes miss having a cat.....)