A Batch of Yellow Cheer

posted by Sharon February 20, 2014 26 Comments

Is spring showing up yet where you live? My find this week is a batch of yellow tulips. And what says “spring” more than this sunny flower? Tulips don’t grow wild around here; we have to find them at a store or nursery. That makes me appreciate them all the more. They make me smile.

My random five this week are links for you to enjoy.

1. Do you listen to TED talks? They started as Technology, Entertainment, Design talks on inspirational ideas. My boss brought this one to our department meeting. It’s worth sharing.

2. I’m reading The Likeness by Tana French. It’s the second in a series of crime mysteries set in Dublin. The writing is intense and rich You feel like you are sitting in a room with the characters, they are so well drawn. The stories are full of intrigue. You’ll be drawn into these intriguing stories set in rough and romantic Ireland.

3. Here’s a treasure of yoga videos you can do in your home whenever you can grab a few minutes. The teachers are from a respected studio in Los Angeles. I’m trying the hip extension class and the exercises feel great. Check out the website: Udaya. New classes are added every month.

4. My daughter and I had such fun looking for wedding music — first dance, father / daughter dance, family entrance song. Here’s one of my favorites we considered.

5. I’ll leave you with a bit of wisdom from the esteemed Dr. Suess:

“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life’s realities.”

How about you? How is your week going? Do tulips grow where you live?

Linking up with Little Things Thursday, Random 5 Friday and Friday Finds. The photo is edited with Kim Klassen’s texture BB2.

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26 Comments

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dalettre February 20, 2014 at 5:05 am

Beautiful edit, Sharon…and I love your fun list!

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Nancy @ A Rural Journal February 20, 2014 at 12:07 pm

Beautiful tulips Sharon — I’m looking forward to seeing mine come up this spring!

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FlowerLady Lorraine February 20, 2014 at 12:15 pm

Great post.

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nicki February 20, 2014 at 1:13 pm

The tulips could definitely fool you into believing it is Spring – lovely edit. I love your “randoms” and plan to come back and visit the yoga one. As for Michael Buble – you can’t go wrong and that particular song – a favorite (classic and still, contemporary).

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Mitzi February 20, 2014 at 1:59 pm

Beautiful tulips and love the edits! They don’t grow where we live but other lovely flowers do. I am patiently awaiting the signs of Spring!

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kim February 20, 2014 at 2:32 pm

Our temps are warmer this week and very spring like. It’s temporary, I think. Love your bright yellow flowers! I love TED talks, too!

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Megan February 20, 2014 at 9:35 pm

I would die to see tulips (or anything really) blooming already! Nice photo!

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Tamar Strauss-Benjamin February 20, 2014 at 9:56 pm

Such pretty flowers – we’re warming up for a day or two then polar vortex take 3 – oy!

I love TED talks!

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jeanne stone February 20, 2014 at 10:15 pm

All great for the random 5 this week! So I have now downloaded THE LIKENESS by Tana French, and will definitely check out the yoga website. Thanks so much,and those flowers are so hopeful for spring.

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bettyl February 21, 2014 at 3:54 am

I so love your tulips! It’s summer here in New Zealand and your bright colors fit right in!

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kim at picking poppies February 21, 2014 at 6:56 am

I love your edit, and yes, I love TED talks. I will have to check this one out! And that Dr. Suess is one smart cookie…. have a great weekend.

Oh and no tulips don’t grow here easily…we have to refrigerate them for at least 6 weeks with no other fruits kept in there…I just buy them from the store! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Leave It To Davis February 21, 2014 at 7:01 am

No tulips….right now, just weeds. But I’ll take them….at least they look better than dried brown grass!
And I love green eggs and ham!

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Claire February 21, 2014 at 7:02 am

Great Random 5! Gotta love Dr S – such deep wisdom ๐Ÿ˜€
Have a fab Friday!

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Sanghamitra February 21, 2014 at 9:24 am

Gorgeous shot!
Thanks for sharing.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

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a spirit of simplicity February 21, 2014 at 11:39 am

What a lovely song for a father/daughter dance. Your tulips looks so pretty. Yes tulips do grow where I live….but they will not be up for a few months.

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Beth February 21, 2014 at 12:06 pm

i will have to look into these TED talks. sounds educational. ( :
i love Michael Bubble. the hubby not so much.

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Robyn February 21, 2014 at 1:22 pm

Sharon,
I do like tulips. I would love to plant some, but have never made the time to do it. I need to made a tulip bed before I can plant.

I finished “The Husband’s Secret” earlier this week. Very good book. The one I am reading now is a little sketchy. I am getting into the characters and it had had high star ratings. One needs to keep an open mind while reading it.

This week has been full and busy around the ranch.
Hope you have a fabulous weekend.

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Inger February 21, 2014 at 2:22 pm

I love the quote, so true. Week is going great, spring is on its way here in our California mountains, but I still hope for some snow. I love yellow flowers, tulips and daffodils.

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Barb Brookbank February 21, 2014 at 2:53 pm

What a fun-filled informative post! Thank you for all the tips and the Dr. Seuss quote! Have a wonderful weekend!

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lynn February 21, 2014 at 3:21 pm

What a fabulous 5. ‘Awesome’ TED by Neil Pasricha (lovely that both he and MB are Canadian, I like this:-)…your Dr Seuss quote is on our fridge.

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Donna February 21, 2014 at 7:01 pm

I love the texture on the yellow tulips giving them a beautiful vintage feel, like a still life painting. Thanks so much for the great finds – especially the yoga and the TED talk. I’ll check out both of these. Every Friday feels like Christmas with gifts just a click away on Kim’s link up!

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Ida P. Krause February 21, 2014 at 9:50 pm

Beautiful tulips. Ours aren’t blooming yet. Probably not for another 4-6 weeks but I can’t wait to see my new bulbs bloom.
Great musical choice, it’s quite romantic sounding.

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sarahhuizenga February 22, 2014 at 1:13 am

Favroite TED talks would be Brene Brown and Susan Cain. We have a tulip festival here every year. I have read a couple of the Tana French books, but I still need to read The Likeness.

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Margie O'Hara February 22, 2014 at 1:30 pm

Loved your post from top to bottom. Checked everything out and enjoyed it with my cup of coffee this morning.

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mscarletti February 22, 2014 at 1:50 pm

Tulips, wedding music and Dr. Suess. Can’t beat it with a stick! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Karen February 22, 2014 at 3:26 pm

I am going to check out that yoga website! I love the Tana French books – I think I’ve read all of hers, but now I’m going to head over to Amazon to make sure I didn’t miss one. It must be a lot of fun checking out wedding music! I do love that song.

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