Share Your World – Week 29

I don’t know how it happens, but Sunday has arrived again. I’m beginning to question whether we really have seven days in a week, because it does not seem possible that many have passed since Week 28 of sharing, as posted by Cee, who can be relied upon to always know when it is Sunday.

This week I will be interspersing the questions with photos of more blooms from the garden, but first I want to share one of a pair of quail, who delight me because they always travel in pairs and the male is always on guard, watching the female, making sure no harm comes to her as she feeds.


1. What sound or sounds do you love? The sound of silence. The sound of birdsong. The sound of laughter. The sound of running water, or ocean waves breaking on the sandy shore. Not so much waves breaking on a rocky shore – that sounds angry to me.

2. If you could be a tree or plant, what would you be? If a tree, it would be Maple I think. They have happy leaves, brightly green in early spring, comfortable green in summer, explosive golds and reds in fall. If a plant? So many choices, but I think a pansy because they seem durable and sturdy with pretty smiley faces.

3. What is your favorite recipe that was passed down from your mother or grandmother? Have you mastered it as well as the original? I think that would have to be my mother’s cinnamon rolls; and yes, I did master that recipe, although I have not made them for several years now. My father was a meat and potatoes with gravy man, so our meals were those items for the most part. My mother did make one absolutely non-gourmet, incredibly easy macaroni dish that I love although I’m not sure why. It’s simply ground beef browned with onion, then macaroni mixed in and all tossed with tomato soup. Talk about plain midwestern style! Just to spice it up a bit, I often add a can of chili. Yep – canned soup and canned chili. This will never be featured in Bon Appetit.

4. What is your favorite genre for novels, and why? I guess what I read most of now would be classified as romance, although I’m not certain of that. My favorite authors are Anne Rivers Siddons, Jennifer Weiner, Lisa Scottoline, and more. I think the very top of that list would be Anna Quindlin, who I discovered via the column she had for many years in Newsweek. Other times I like some biographies and historical novels. I think my reading is pretty eclectic, although lately I seem to be a lazy reader.

And looky there – I got so involved in the words I did not add the pictures, so here they are:







There you have it; now I’ll go see what others are sharing!

About Carol

I'm me - nothing unusual, just me. Widowed, 2 grown children who are my best friends, 1 dog, retired, loving being retired. I am woman, I am strong.
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13 Responses to Share Your World – Week 29

  1. Dear Carol, lovely pictures! I especially like the one of the quail. I find them the most charming of birds!


  2. Kathy says:

    Hi, Carol, isn’t it amazing how fast the weeks pass as we grow older? Or do we grow older because the weeks pass so fast? Hmmmm….I like your quail photo, too. Can see why they delight!


  3. Sheri says:

    Absolutely GORGEOUS photos of your flowers.


  4. Lisa says:

    Life seems to move at warp speed. While it seems to take to get to Thursday, all of a sudden the weekend is gone! Poof! And then it’s Monday (groan) again. But your flowers are lovely. Safe to say, you’re out of the white rain?


  5. I love Anne Rivers Siddons, too. And the “blood orange” colored flowers (3rd from the bottom) are just stunning!


    • Carol says:

      Laurie, they are some of the “old reliables” that I planted the first fall we were here, back in 1999. Love things that behave themselves and return every year.


  6. Cee Neuner says:

    Your photos are beautiful. I like how you described the maple leaves. And yes pansies have great faces!!


  7. pegbur7 says:

    Love the answers and the photos.


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