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Pink Primroses - Close Up

Prim·rose : primˌrōz : [noun] : a commonly cultivated plant of European woodlands that flowers in the early spring.

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beside my front porch,

a cluster of brilliant pink primroses, bloom in full glory.

Our winter was so mild,

they over-wintered and started blooming again nearly a month ago.

I was very surprised, that’s the first time ever in my life

that primroses purchased one season

have held over to the next.

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I’m not sure what I really believe or think about global warming,

but even a layman like me who has lived in the same climate for a lifetime

can see that the weather is changing.

The Pacific Northwest, at least the regions west of the Cascade Mountains,

have never been known for harsh, cold nor snowy winters.

But when I grew up in the 1950s and 60s,we definitely had more snowfall and colder weather through the winter

than we’ve had in the last 15 or 20 years.

This was our warmest winter on record in the more than 100 years of record keeping for our area.

And weather elsewhere has certainly been on the abnormal scale as well.

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Here’s my five randoms for the week:

1- I’ve turned coat on Pentax, this week I purchased a new mirrorless camera,

the Fujifilm XT1, and after playing with it for just one day, I’m glad I’m making the jump away from a DSLR.

2- I’m not looking forward to selling my used Pentax gear on eBay, ugh.

3- I’ve been watching a BBC drama on HULU called ‘The Indian Doctor,’

about a medical doctor moving to Wales in the UK during the early 1960s, so far a very good show.

4- I’m reading a book by Janice Holt Giles, published in 1951 called ‘Miss Willie,’

about a teacher who moves from Texas to teach in a one-room school in the hollers of eastern Kentucky.

5- My husband and I put sheets of 3/4″ plywood under our mattress to firm up our bed for his back,

and it is still quite comfortable, much to my surprise.

Sharing with ‘Random 5 Friday,’ and ‘Willy-Nilly Friday 5.’

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23 Responses to Primroses – Weekly Top Shot #169

  • Ah, spring is in the air.
    #1 I have a few Nikons that I don;t fully understand.
    #2 Camera don’t hold their value, do they?
    #3 Need to check it out.
    #4 I’m not much of a reader.
    #5 So that where the term “sleeping on a board” came from.
    Tom The Backroads Traveller

  • Wow! Beautiful and colorful macro shot! Just what I needed to see ~ beautiful Spring like flowers ~ too much snow here on East Coast ~

    Happy Weekend to you,
    artmusedog and carol

  • Marie-AZ says:

    Haven’t heard of the show or the book, but they both sound good! Hope you enjoy your new camera, and don’t have much trouble selling the old one.

  • 1. I’ve heard about Mirrorless Cameras as I looked them up. Sounds like it’s a good choice. Maybe someday I’ll be able to afford something different.
    2. I have an E-bay account but have never tried selling anything there. Guess I’m afraid no one would want to buy it.
    3 & 4. – Haven’t heard of either but do I detect a theme there that you enjoy “historical” stuff.
    5. I bet plywood is much cheaper then buying one of those sleep number beds.

    Loved your pretty Primroses. I bought my mom some and they have really been lovely.

  • Nick says:

    Hello, Madge. We call these primroses “Polyanthus” here in Australia, where they grow very happily in our garden. Melbourne doesn’t ever get very harsh winters so they keep coming back season after season for many years.
    Thanks for hosting.

  • For some reason, when I read the discussions about the new cameras, it feels like math to me…and that’s not good! I guess I don’t know what’s really going on. 🙂 I’ll be curious to see what you produce with the new camera. You do such a great job with the Pentax!

  • Nina says:

    Hi Madge,
    Enjoy the primroses and the extraordinary warm spring! And congratulations on your new mirrorless camera – I look forward of hearing how you like it and seeing your pictures!

  • Daryl says:

    good morning from rainy NYC .. hey its better than the snow we had all winter .. beautiful primroses on your coast makes me feel as if spring really is here

  • Nancy W says:

    Good morning from Vermont! Where we are expecting a freezing rain today! Love seeing your colorful primroses! I’m sharing photo of a Barred Owl that has been visiting us! I’ve managed to get some amazing photos!
    – Nancy
    On The Home Front

  • Minoru says:

    Hi! Verybeautiful primrose photo! I think so that the weather would become warm year by year. Thanks for sharing.

  • gtyyup says:

    Beautiful color! Yes, I agree with you. Growing up in the Hillsboro OR area, I remember lots of snow and much colder winters. Even here in the SE corner, it’s warmer now than when we moved here 10 years ago…but I pray it will get through this phase and on to the cold phase again. We love BBC stuff…I’m checking to see if Netflix has The Indian Doctor; it sounds interesting. Have a wonderful weekend.

  • annieelf2012 says:

    Very glad to see #3 and #4 on your list. I’ve been wondering about The Indian Doctor. I’ll get that on my Hulu list.

    The book sound really good. I like stories that show the meeting of different cultures, especially when the cultures are right in our own country.

  • bettyl - NZ says:

    How wonderful that your flowers are blooming again! I haven’t heard of mirrorless cameras, so I’ll be doing some research 🙂 BTW, we have slept on a board for years now, I like it.

  • tanya breese says:

    oh madge, that is a gorgeous spring photo! love the colors! that book sounds good…i’ll need to look for it! thank you for linking, happy st. paddy’s day!!

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