Friday, May 31, 2013

Random Five Friday



This shot was taken yesterday, while I was exploring the county with my Dad, who happens to be here visiting for the week.  I wonder if the pond was always in this location, or maybe the old house has been moved.  

As my Dad was the driver for the day, I am the one who ended up telling him to slow down and watch the road.  A reversal of roles in life.  He thought this was funny.  Me not so much. 

Full service gas stations are awesome here in Smalltownland.  Especially when the attendant wants to tell you how he remembered when you were in diapers...

I will be painting the four exterior doors of this old farmhouse in the next few days, or I should say the next semi-cool day.  Any suggestions?  Our siding is a light beige.....

Our kind neighbor delivered our wandering cow.  After the brief shock of being let out of the trailer, she is now hanging out with her bovine friends like she never ran away/left/tore down two fences/embarrassed her owners/etc.....


Linking up with Nancy at A Rural Journal......





32 comments:

  1. do you love those stories - i remember when .... they keep you young & fresh. ha. ha!! my mom always makes me drive now ... she never drives me any more??! ( :

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  2. Ah! This photo has so much character!

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  3. Aww poor cow...at least she wasn't injured! I say go for blue on your doors..I've always loved blue with beige.

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  4. Interesting picture. Hmmmm. I can't imagine that someone would have a pond that close to their home. Who knows....maybe it was used as a septic waste tank!! Lol. What fun it must have been to drive around with your dad, as your chauffeur. Good memories right there.

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  5. I love Nancy's random Fridays! And Michelle, you sure have some random stuff going on here. How fun that you dad is visiting and that poor old house, strange that it hasn't collapsed yet. Last time I visited a full service gas station it was located in the ritzier parts of Beverly Hills, probably for the benefit of rich old ladies, or young ones, living there. I wonder if they got rid of the full service by now.

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  6. thanks for the smiles. color? i say evergreen green!

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  7. I have become one of those old parents who like to say, 'remember when', and thank goodness, my kids, like you, are patient and listen. Cherish those moments with your Dad...time flies by too fast. I vote for blue for the doors too! I love those old run down houses and barns, and can only imagine who lived there and what their lives were like. Have a wonderful Friday and weekend.

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  8. You just reminded something I also did with my dad, telling him a bit too often to keep the right and the likes...

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  9. I suggest barn red for your doors. It's a nice red and will look awesome against the beige siding. Blue is a cool color and doesn't have the uplifting warmth of red. :-) Just imagine if that house could talk! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  10. I sure hope the is a transplant....how scary would your front yard be laying that close to the pond. Snakes and other scary animals probably have made the home there. Yuck!! neat picture though!

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  11. I smiled to your story about the reversed roles in the car ... Sounds so familiar :) Good that the lost cow has found back home! When our boys were younger, their favorite evening stories were about this cool cow, who learned to bicycle, climb to trees, and whose best friend was a crow ~ lovely series of books called "Mor Muh" | "Mother Cow".

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  12. I like the red idea too....glad your wondering cow is home...enjoy your time with your Dad...

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  13. How wonderful your Dad is visiting, nice......I like Cottage Red by Benjimin Moore......Glad the neighbor brought our cow home.....Happy Weekend, Francine.

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  14. Beautiful! That sounds like my dad.. :)

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  15. I love that shot! Seems like the house must have been moved because that would be a precarious place to build that close to the pond. So funny about the driving role reversal with your father!

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  16. A very funny post today, Michelle. You might win the prize for most decay of the CDP bloggers showing decay this weekend.

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  17. Ah...the good old role reversal...tricky. Glad your Dad laughed. :-)
    I have a purple front door that I love. Red or dark orange would be pretty too.

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  18. I love the wonderful character of this house. I wonder how an estate agent would advertise it? Rusty, well ventilated, charming, well lived in home with own swimming pool in front garden!!! Margaret

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  19. I'm glad you didn't sneeze while photographing that old house or it would have fallen down! haha.

    Hope the cow learned her lesson. hahaha.

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  20. Lovely photo. Glad you got your cow back:)

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  21. I hope someone tries to recycle the wood and tin.

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  22. I hope someone tries to recycle the wood and tin.

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  23. I suggest green doors. I love that photo! And I'm glad your cow came home.

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  24. That is a great photo - and I laughed about the role reversal. I can imagine your cow isn't too concerned about the fence, trouble, embarrassment. I'm painting my front door next week. It's deep red right now, but I'm going to switch things up and go with B.M. Yorketowne Green (it's a deep bluish green). Best of luck!

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  25. Lots of little smiles with this post, Michelle. Enjoy your visit with your Dad! xo

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  26. I like a bold color on the front door...

    Dann in Ohio

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  27. This would certainly cover our 'theme' assignment for June 1. You've captured fine beauty in this decay.

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  28. You always find the greatest old barns.

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  29. Oh my gosh... A full service gas station?!

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  30. You made this dilapidated old building look appealing some how. Great photos.

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  31. Oh I Love this building no matter how it landed on the pond:)
    A runaway cow now I get that one we seemed to have three escapees from someones herd with our cows now I guess my girls were cuter considering two of them are bulls. Yikes. Have fun with your Dad. Diapers and gas love that:) B

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  32. I'm not sure if it's more dangerous to be near the barn or the pond with the paintbrush !!

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