Friday Randoms



The apple trees are just about, "bloomed out", at this farm.  


Tomorrow is the Kentucky Derby!  Have you picked your horse yet?  Here are the favorites listed by some experts.  I'm going with, "Carpe Diem", for the Derby and, "I'm a Chatterbox", for the Oaks.  


Here are some fast facts about the derby.  


A classic Kentucky music selection for this fine Friday.  Or, if you need something with some pep, here is something extra.  


Can I confess that the high school softball schedule is kicking my behind and I am not even the one playing?  Looking forward to catching up with many of you later this weekend.  


Linking up with Tanya today.  Go forth and have a great Friday!  

Comments

  1. I'm sure those apple blossoms will be pretty. I cannot believe the Kentucky Derby is almost here! I always pick 3 horses (still have to do my research)…and pray for a safe, uneventful race. Here's to a strong finish to your work week!

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  2. such pretty apple blossom buds...i know how you are feeling, i'm falling under too! the derby, exciting!!! good luck on your horses! thanks for linking and have a great weekend :)

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    1. Tanya, I am trying to get my second wind to make it through the next few weeks! I hope you find your, too!

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  3. Good Morning, pretty image.. Good luck to your favorite horse.. I almost forgot about the Kentucky Derby..Have a great weekend!

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  4. I remember the baseball days around here...I felt as though I were meeting myself coming as I was going! Take a deep breath and enjoy it all. Shoot...I need to sit down at look at the Derby horses. Usually, I am all set with my pick. Have a lovely weekend!

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    1. Jen, that is how I feel! Things will slow down in a few weeks!

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  5. Morning Michelle, love reading about the Derby, and their off!!!!!!!! Blessings Francine.

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  6. oooooo, that images is gorgeous and i enjoyed some fun facts!!!!! have a wonderful weekend!!!!

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  7. no doubt, a big weekend in kentucky-land!

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  8. love the apple blossom capture.

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  9. We always watch the derby at our local pub - makes it exciting with lots of people around!

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    1. Pat, a gathering of friends always makes the Derby better!

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  10. Pretty apple buds- have a super Friday and hopefully a relaxing weekend!

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  11. Watching the Kentucky Derby is always great fun. Just wish i could attend one of these days.

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  12. Gosh! It is lovely to see Apple blossom. Ours are nowhere near at that stage as yet.

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  13. Very pretty the bus. You have a nice weekend.

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  14. Beautiful apple blossom shot ~ you are indeed more than a 'budding' photographer.
    Good luck with the 'gee-gees' as we sometimes call them here. We have the Derby and the Oaks here as well in UK. Hope your choices romp home in first place . . . . . :)

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  15. I didn't realize the derby was tomorrow....how can you not win with a name like Carpe Diem?

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  16. Definitely a big weekend here in Kentucky. Have a great one. xo Laura

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  17. Lovely pictures! Wow!
    Have a happy weekend, take care...
    Titti

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  18. I mentioned the Kentucky Derby in my post, too. I look forward to it...I love the pre-race show that tells all about horses and owners. But I really think I missed my calling by not working with horses. Notice I did not say I wanted to be a jockey. Just really love them. There is a shower tomorrow afternoon I think it is and I am not going...I will be glued to the television. I guess it is a good thing there is not televised racing every weekend.

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  19. The apple blossoms will be blooming real soon. Have a great weekend.

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  20. Love seeing the "blossoming out!"
    We are just now beginning to see some of the flowering trees beginning to bloom.
    Isn't springtime wonderful!

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  21. No apple blossoms here yet. I'll watch the race though......

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  22. Apple blossoms are a happy sign of spring.

    Enjoy the softball season. You have only a few years to enjoy them. I would give a lot to be able to go to my daughter's softball games again, but they are in the distant past.

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    1. jack, I know you are right. Although six game days in a week, with double headers, can make me a bit crazy.

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  23. Love the vibrant color of this bloom.

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  24. Do you have your hat for the Derby? I hope your horse wins. My apple trees are done blooming. Home from the beach. Tired. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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    1. Teresa, I did not have a hat this year! Hopefully next year I will be at the Oaks and will have a hat!

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  25. love the apple bud shot!!
    i love apple trees...was raised with one in back yard in NY. so i bought one that's supposed to do well here in the warmer temps of north florida. it had buds...but the deer ate them all off. :( it's a small tree.

    have a happy spring & weekend! :)

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  26. Great photo! I went to one horse race when I was very young...bet $2. on a three to one, and won! I was so excited about my $6. but hey, what if I had been able to bet $200. or $2,000!!!! It's so easy to say that after the fact. :-)

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  27. How pretty those red apple tree blossoms are! I have only seen white and pink so far ~ this must be a special type ... Lovely!

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  28. Oh my goodness. It's Kentucky Derby time already!!

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  29. Forgot all about the Derby! Ah well I'm sure they did fine without me :)

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  30. great picture of the new life budding from the apple tree. The best part of Spring....watching the blooms as they come out...

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  31. What a pretty shot of the buds! Hope the apples do well for you this year. We really need some fruit trees out here!

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  32. One of your best images lately!

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