First Five Fragments for Friday

1. That moment upon waking when there is no thought, only the feel of cotton sheets on bare legs and the sound of breath.

2. Early spring means morning sounds are different: birds are louder and so are the sniffles from my allergy-suffering daughter.

3. The first road trip since Thanksgiving: bare trees, still-dead grass, bits of snow still piled in shady places, and air warm enough to wear a t-shirt.

4. I want to have a bonfire, but our wood is wet with the early spring that has turned our yard into a swampy place.

5. Irish whiskey at the ready because this is part of my heritage.

And your fragments are….?

Happy St. Patrick’s Day (one day early).

Cairn on Croagh Patrick. Photo by Kathleen Cassen Mickelson.


  1. Happy St. Patrick's Day to you, Kathleen. 🙂

    My five for today:

    1. Why did it take me so long to try Spotify? Do I really need to buy all this music?

    2. I love mornings when the sky is clear, the dogs are at my feet, and I'm reading great blogs such as yours.

    3. I am looking forward to visiting the art museum with my sister later today.

    4. I wish my sister lived here. I hate seeing her grow up through Facebook.

    5. Time flies. Try to catch every minute and make it count.


  2. 1. A gray and damp day outside my afternoon window.

    2. I'm about to switch handbags to one that looks like a brown saddlebag.

    3. Saw the first daffodils of Spring at the post office today.

    4. And … I'm only good for 3 fragments today!

    Happy St. Patrick's Day to you 🙂


  3. Spring road trips here are much the same. Slashes and smears of snow and mud, the odd hint of green to come, bare trees beginning to bud. That's why spring road trips are usually for getting there, not taking in the scenery. 🙂


  4. 1. Autumn is showing her face with the changing leaves.

    2. I have put clean sheets on the bed. Bliss.

    3. My first daffodils are coming up in the garden, three months too early.

    4. I have been weeding, a little each day (and some days a lot).

    5. I really, really need to do more weeding.


  5. Joanne – I am completely addicted to bags, so now you've got me wishing for a photo of yours!
    Sometimes, there just aren't five fragments to be had. Especially when there are daffodils to draw attention.


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