Random Five Friday

How about some randoms to end the week?

1.) After many trials and tribulations, I have a sunflower. Apparently, sunflowers are so delectable to deer that the deer will climb up steps just to get a taste. So, out of about a dozen seeds planted, I have one. This is a small sunflower and it isn’t one of the exotic varieties, but it makes me happy.

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2.) Last weekend, Motor Man and I took a day trip to the Outer Banks to have a look-see at the after effects of Hurricane/Tropical Storm Hermine.  Of course, we had to also drive up on the four-wheel drive area to look for horses. (We only saw one; perhaps they were still hunkered down from the storm?)  This cottage, named Laughing Gull, sits closer to the ocean than any others. Normally the beach is wide enough in front of it for several cars to pass easily. Sunday,  for awhile, it was one lane only.

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3.)  We also saw this dog frolicking in the surf. (His owners were just out of camera range.)  One word to describe this picture:  carefree.

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4.) Saw this item in a country catalog this week, and it made me chuckle. Pretty sure that’s supposed to be “up and at ’em”. Who’s Adam?

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 5.) The next few days, including next week, are shaping up to be rather busy. Just a tease: the wild horses are involved in one adventure, and there are also plans to meet some online friends in person (one is a VERY distant cousin that found me by way of this blog). You know I’ll share details.

~These Days Of Mine~

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11 responses to “Random Five Friday

  1. Sorry you only saw one horse, but you know what they say “a bad day at the beach ….is still a great day looking for horses with dear friends!” Serious paraphrase here! Eat your Wheaties and rest for next week, look forward to seeing family, AND hearing about it! Oh, I still say plant a band of sunflowers around the water and draw deer away from the house with the ” sunflower candy”! Good weekend!

  2. LOVE the Pot – at’em – too cute that it was spelled Adam! Sunflowers always make me smile! …And Carefree was the right working. Looking forward to the further report.

  3. Good idea Donna!

  4. Love the little sunflower!

  5. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    Your sunflower is very pretty. At least the deer have good taste in flowers.lol The dog playing in the water is so precious. I must agree the pot is very cute! Have fun and enjoy your family and friends this weekend.

  6. “at ’em” .. yep – they missed that one ..
    sorta’ like ” hark! the Harold angels sing ” : )
    looks like a great beach visit !

  7. Love all the pics! And I have to say that poodle is living on the edge with the looks of the surf!!

  8. ” Adam”…lol! I had a coworker who was always saying “nip it in the butt”. I finally could not handle it anymore and had to tell her that the saying was not related to body parts and explain the meaning.
    I love the sunflower!

  9. At least you had one “survivor” sunflower…..that makes it special! Speaking of special, thanks for sharing your beach and your horses with us – it was MAGIC!

    Love, Pam

  10. I’m so glad you managed to get a sunflower! That’s a lot of white in that water, but the dog obviously doesn’t mind. Yes, Adam struck me a bit funny, too.

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