Random Five Friday

It has been rather quiet ’round here this week, but I finally found five little bits of random to share.

1.) While many of you are having snow and ice, we’ve had several foggy mornings recently.

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2.) This beautiful, hungry creature has decided that my liriope plants are free for the munching.  (Photo taken through our bedroom window.)

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3.) Since it’s been awhile since I’ve shared a photo of Gypsy, here’s one from earlier this week of her and her Motor Man. They were having a little chat.

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4.) Jeff Gordon announced that he’ll retire after this racing season. Although he has his critics (who doesn’t), Motor Man and I have always “pulled for him”.  I took this photo at Charlotte Motor Speedway in 1998 or ’99.


5.) I love it when someone corresponds with me after discovering my blog through an internet search. This week, I was contacted by a gentleman who lives in Georgia. He suspects that we “share” a common ancestor: our 8th great grandfather. But he’s hit a snag in his research, and asked if I could help. So I pulled out my family genealogy information and several books, including “Old Surry” and “Colonial Surry” and did some studying last night. I found one little tidbit that just may be of some help to him. I’ll keep you posted.

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~These Days Of Mine~

20 responses to “Random Five Friday

  1. Love the foggy photo……………..our liriope have been munched to the ground too – anything “tender” seems to be on the deers’ “must eat” list! Good luck helping your possible distant relation in his genealogy mission too.


  2. Love the fog photo!
    This made me remember several years ago the hubby bought a pair of #24 earrings at the Richmond race. He teased me about liking Gordon because he didn’t (Earnhardt fan, Sr. and Jr.) It’s been years since we’ve gone to any Nascar races…good reason to have television, ha!

  3. The fog in the first shot is really great, although I imagine that living too long in it can become dull.

    Mersad Donko Photography

  4. Your fog photo is both beautiful and eerie, Dianna.

  5. You have such interesting Friday 5’s.
    1) Your fog photo has a real quiet peaceful feeling about it.
    2) Oh my, that Deer is gorgeous, it has good taste in it’s snack choice. Great photo.
    3) Gypsy girl is a peach. It looks like she’s enjoying the conversation with her favorite fellow.
    4) Jeff Gordon, retire, wow, I never thought he would. It’s nice you & MM pulled for him. I’m not familiar with most of the drivers, but Jeff was one that became a household word early on. I wish him much enjoyment in his retirement.
    5) Awesome on the contact with a distant possible relative. That’s such fun. I hope you all can get the line joined. I look forward to your updates.
    Have a great weekend!

  6. I always look forward to your R5F. Always interesting. And you’ve really had contact with a lot of people through your blog. I look forward to hearing more about our possible distant relative!

  7. Another instant favorite photo for me – the fog! What a precious picture of MM and Gypsy. Wouldn’t it be neat to have connected with a ‘new’ distant relative? GREAT Randomness!

  8. Aww.. MM and Gypsy ♥
    Fog makes for some ethereal photos.. pretty click Dianna!
    Cool about the gentleman in Georgia!
    Good Morning!

  9. You and Rick could share fog and deer photos, but the deer don’t visit that close to a window.
    I haven’t had possible distant relatives contact me but what I do find interesting is members of my father-in-law’s engineering group in the army and Rick’s ship in the navy contact us for info.

  10. Here are my random 5 comments:
    1. Great foggy photo! Even with the snow, we had a foggy night this week but it didn’t last long.
    2.While they may be beautiful, the damage they do to our plants and shrubs isn’t.
    3. MM & Gypsy having a heart-to-heart makes one adorable picture.
    4. Didn’t know that about Jeff Gordon, but then I don’t follow racing either.
    5. How neat that you found some research to help him out!

  11. Oooh, love hearing about the possible distant relative. Yes, please keep us posted.

  12. #3 Is terribly cute! Looks like a “team meeting” in progress. 😉

  13. I love the fog foto and of course the beautiful lariope grazer. Your randoms are always so interesting.

  14. That was some serious fog the other morning … probably the thickest I remember ever driving in..
    I just know Gyp and MM got to the bottom of whatever business was at hand, and I love the photo of your research area …. ! let me know what unfolds !

  15. beautiful fog and sweet doe! love gypsy. 🙂

    my sundog was spotted in january so i guess not the same as yours. 🙂

  16. Love all the shots! Especially that one of Gypsy snuggling with Motor Man. Makes mes miss my Daddy

  17. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    Fog is bad to drive in, but it is something about it in a picture. That deer is so cute but sorry about it eating your plants 😦
    Gypsy does love her daddy! Good luck on your research, sounds like fun. Hope you and JR have a good weekend.

  18. Hi
    Thought we’d stop by for a look see…
    Have a great weekend…

    Noodle and crew

  19. The fog lends an ethereal sense to your photo. At least your deer holds still for a photo! Who was doing the most talking, MM or Gypsy? I’ve been a Jeff Gordon fan since he came on the scene–back when Earnhardt gave him a hard time about having to toast with milk at the awards ceremony.

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