Friday, August 29, 2014

Willy Nilly Friday Five

The sunflowers next to our untility shed are blooming. I hope the goldfinches find them soon!

1. I saw a word on facebook this morning—pluviophile. Do you know what it is? Yeah, me either. Sounds like a criminal of sorts doesn't it? But after I read the definition I found I have pluviophile tendencies.

pluviophile. (n) a lover of rain; someone who finds joy and peace of mind during rainy days. 

Not stormy days, but rainy days. Rain is like snow in that I enjoy it when I can stay home and see/hear it from a comfy chair with a cup of coffee or iced tea and a good book.

2. My favorite granddaughter called me with some fabulous news. She submitted a poem for publication and has made the semi-finals. She was so excited I'm sure she was jumping up and down, as I was. I remember how exciting it was the first time I received one of those letters. Fingers crossed!

3. I have a cousin coming to visit this weekend. She lives the pacific northwest, so she doesn't come every year. Our family reunion is Sunday. It will be good to see all the family. My mom was one of 14 children with only 5 left. I fear the reunion will be no more once these are gone. The younger relatives don't seem to be as family oriented as their parents were.

4. Speaking of family reunions, I need to bring a couple of covered dishes. Any suggestions for something different? 

5. August is ending and September is beginning. I'm looking forward to a couple of fun weekends. My favorite granddaughter plays clarinet in the school band. They will be marching in a parade next weekend. Another weekend, Punky Doodle has invited me to hop in for a trip to see Sonny Boy in Tennessee. Can't wait!

Linking to Willy Nilly Friday Five

I'm still having computer issues. The new modem is supposed to arrive today. I apologize for my failure to comment, but everytime I try to go visit a blog the internet drops me! It has taken me approximately 2 hours to finish this post.


Anonymous said...

I am a pluviophile! We need rain!!!
Fingers crossed for your Granddaughter!
No suggestions for something different, I am a potato salad and baked beans kind of gal.
Enjoy your reunion!

Tom said...

WOW what a sunflower! Enjoy the parade. Tom The Backroads Traveller

Tanya Breese said...

i guess i'm a pluviophile too then! congrats to your granddaughter! exciting, fingers crossed!! beautiful photos and thank you for linking!!

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

What a neat word! I'm with you. Indoor play!
(ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

TexWisGirl said...

enjoy the family reunion! and i love that word - especially since we are getting some RAIN this morning! it is SO healing!!!

LV said...

That sunflower is simply gorgeous. One of the prettiest I have seen. Trust all goes well at your family activities and that your computer problems will end.

Stephanie said...

Gorgeous sunflower! Have fun at the family reunion! And hope the modem woes goes away soon.

Marie said...

Wow! I am having computer issues as well...something is trying to take over my computer and it will tell me a USB device is malfunctioning, even when I have nothing plugged in. When that happens, it won't let me type anything! VERY annoying! Anyway, hope you have a wonderful visit with family! Congrats to your grand-daughter! I remember those early writing accomplishments too, and it is very exciting! I am NOT a pluviophile. I do enjoy rain if it doesn't happen too often and isn't a storm. I looks forward to sunshiny days! :-) Hope you get your new modem soon!

Ginny said...

Your sunflower is GORGEOUS!! In fact it is at the peak of it's gorgeousness!! And I learned a new word, too! Congrats to your granddaughter! It is the semi finals of what? So you are both poets? I would love to read some!

Ida said...

Stunning Sunflower shot.
I like rain and even walking in it if it's a nice warm rain. The cold rain and blowing wind stuff not so much fun. Enjoy the family reunion. You are right young people today don't seem to care about things like that. To caught up in themselves it seems. Very sad.

Brian King said...

Beautiful photos! The sunflower is gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Let's start a pluviophile group! That's me, also! :)

Congratulations to your granddaughter and wishing her all the best that her poem advances all the way to the end. That's exciting!

Trying to think of something for your covered dish request but as it is late Saturday night as I am writing this, you most likely have everything prepared. :)

Enjoy every moment of your reunion!


Halcyon said...

Love that sunflower too! They always bring a smile to my face.

Janey and Co. said...

My Mom was from a family of ten...and five are still with us. You are correct the reunions just aren't happening with our group. Not like they use to. Enjoy.