Grandma Barb’s This and That

Friday, July 5, 2013

Five Random Facts on Friday

1.  The weather in Minnesota has been beautiful for the last several days.  Today is starting to get hotter and higher humidity.

2.  My roses have been loving this weather.  They are going wild this year. You can hardly see the old bike.


3.  My cherry tomato plant is starting to produce some ripe tomatoes.  I ate these 2 the other day.



4.  Many of you start the day sitting in your gardens with a cup of coffee.  I'm not a morning person but I get up and go to water aerobics to get me going in the morning. It feels wonderful when I'm done,

I know I already posted this picture once

5.  I end the day sitting in the back yard in my chippy old rocking chair with a magazine and a glass of wine.



Linking to Nancy's Random 5 Friday.

As always, thanks for stopping.  Have a wonderful weekend
See you next time

Barb

43 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

i would not join you for water aerobics as i'm a coffee drinker in the mornings - sometimes for a couple of hours. :) but i'd surely end the day sipping wine out in your yard!

andrea@townandprairie said...

If you are doing water aerobics in the MORNING, I'd say you are DEFINITELY a morning person, Barb!

Buttons said...

Oh Barb your day sounds perfect to me I love water aerobics I used to go wish I still did.Those are beautiful roses and tomatoes. B

Blackberry Lane said...

Hi Barb, Those roses are exquisite. Good for you with the water aerobics...I can't swim! I love sitting in the garden, morning or evening, though.

ImSoVintage said...

Your roses are gorgeous. I need to get out there and join you for the water aerobics :)
Hugs,
Laura

My Little Home and Garden said...

Your roses are incredible, Barb. I can't believe all the beautiful blooms you have! The tomatoes looks good too.

Enjoy your weekend,
Karen

LesleyAnn said...

Oh my goodness. Your roses are amazing!! Starting the day in the pool would be great! I start mine with coffee and 2 cookies. I look so forward to that every day. haha I always have to break off a small piece of each one for my dog, but ... I guess it doesn't hurt me to share. ha

Have a blessed weekend.

Debbie said...

love the reflection in the pool!!

we have not been enjoying the yard as much as usual. too hot and too many bugs ;(

Far Side of Fifty said...

Love your roses they are beautiful! :)

EG CameraGirl said...

Love my morning coffee, and I AM a morning person. Your roses are gorgeous!

✿ chica said...

Gostei das rosas, do tomate, da piscina convidativa e da cadeira para o drinque! beijos,lindo fim de semana,chica

Vicki @ lifeinmyemptynest said...

That chair looks comfy and relaxing - a great way to end the day :-)

Mary said...

Ooooo! Beautiful end of the day reading spot. Love it. And those tomatoes are (were) cute and look yummy! :)

JOY @ http://joysjotsshots.blogspot.com/ said...

Sounds like you are having some wonderful summer days. Beautiful roses. enJOYed your facts.

Laurel's Quill said...

Looks like the good life to me!! I love retirement too!!! Laurel

eileeninmd said...

Barb, your roses are gorgeous! I love the photo of them. Sitting on the chair relaxing with a glass of wine sounds great to me. Have a happy weekend!

Terri said...

The morning dip in the pool sounds invigorating!

Happy@Home said...

Hi Barb,
Thanks so much for stopping by for a visit via Vee's blog. I appreciate your kind comments and now will be following you.
Your roses look so healthy and gorgeous. I am anxiously awaiting the first cherry tomato from my garden. Yours look so good.
Water aerobics sounds like a wonderful way to start the day.
The glass of wine in your garden sounds like a very nice way to end the day.

Jan said...

Your roses are beautiful. Our tomatoes are still green but coming along well. You and I end our days in a very similar way - a glass of wine and a good book. Have a great weekend, Jan

Tricia Hays said...

Oh my goodness, I LOVE the old bike in the roses, love it! =)))

acreativeharbor.com said...

Magnificent photography ~ roses are, indeed, beautiful! Happy Weekend to you ~ and thanks for 'visiting' .

Vee said...

What an amazing way to get the day started! You're putting me to shame as I do love a slow, easy start with blog reading and a cup of coffee. The roses are amazing!

Leave It To Davis said...

My mother in law used to do water aerobics when she was in her 60's and 70's. She's 90 this year. They must help prolong your life because I never saw her to any other kind of exercise!

Your roses are amazing!

My Maine Blog said...

What beautiful roses Barb...so pretty. Your evening ritual sounds so perfect and looks so inviting...looks so peaceful too and a glass of wine to relax...great way to end the day.

Karen Frost said...

Sounds pretty perfect to me, Barb! Those roses have me swooning...Enjoy your weekend! Hugs xoxo

Karen said...

I love the way you end your day!

Carole M. said...

I can't get over all your roses! Do you feed them up for that to happen; just fantastic Barb'. Do you bring some indoors...?

Pearl Maple said...

beautiful collection of photos celebrating the best of the season

Amy Burzese said...

Those roses are gorgeous. You must enjoy them immensely. Good for you on the water aerobics. I'm a coffee drinker and do not like to get up and go somewhere every day.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Lovely, lovely roses Barb -- and I love your vintage chair and table. My kinda style my friend! :)

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

I love your roses. I am a sit and veg with a cup of coffee in the owning sort of person - but I do love the way you end your day!

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

In the morning - eeek. - I really am so tired of my iPad "correcting" everything I write.

amanda | wildly simple said...

I love your roses! And your place in your back yard. Our backyard is my favorite place where I like to read & sit, too.
I'm not a morning person, either. Good for you with your water aerobics!
We've got tomatoes just starting to make fruit. The humidity got quite heavy here last night! Those nice days without it sure were beautiful.

Jori said...

Your roses are spectacular! I ADORE your old bike!! I think that is great that you go to water aerobics every day. That is such great exercise! LOVE your rocker!

Rose said...

I really need to do this Random 5 post...I so enjoy reading yours and others I come across.

Small City Scenes said...

Great fact to know about you and your world. those roses are gorgeous. I ate a cherry tomato the other day too-right out of my garden--isn't it great. MB

Daniel LaFrance said...

Are you giving the Roses a little something special? So so so many blooms!

I like your style of relaxing. ;-)

Nell at njschout said...

Your roses are absolutely beautiful!

Tanya Breese said...

beautiful photos...your rose garden is wonderful and i love your chippy chair!

Tanya Breese said...

beautiful photos...your rose garden is wonderful and i love your chippy chair!

Our Neck of the Woods said...

The roses are so beautiful! Wow! And those tomatoes look great. Mine aren't ripe yet. Love your rocking chair :)

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

gorgeous, gorgeous roses!! love that color. ( :

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Barb,
Oh, your roses are SO beautiful♡♡♡ And yummy looking cherry tomato♬♬♬
Wow, I've never experienced water aerobics and makes me wish to try(*^_^*)

Rainy season is over today; and in Japan we all are experiencing unusual high temperature now(^^;)

Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*