Random Five Friday

Five random thoughts for October’s final Friday:

1.) An unknown (to me) waterfowl during a recent trip to the Outer Banks. What a life: hanging out at the beach all day.


2.) This month’s Harvest Moon a couple of weeks ago rising through the clouds:


And just three minutes later:


3.)  We discovered a couple of weeks ago that Miss Gypsy, unfortunately, had a bad case of fleas. How that happened, we aren’t sure, since she never goes out of the office.  Perhaps someone inadvertently brought them in to her?  We hadn’t seen her scratching, but she began acting strangely. So we took her to the vet, where she was given a flea treatment.  We sprayed the office that evening, so she had to “camp out” in another part of our shop, Motor Man’s “dyno” room. She was a little trouper through it all, though, and is all better now.


Gypsy, looking through the window of her new (temporary) room

4.) Tomorrow, my friend, Donna, and I are planning to go to our local Farmers Market.  It should be fun to see all the little ones dressed in their costumes. Will Donna and I dress up?  Tune in next week to find out.

5.)  The deadline to enter the Corolla Wild Horse Fund calendar is Monday.  So I will, once again, be submitting photos.  And I’ll have a contest here on These Days, so my readers can select which photos they think might be featured in the calendar.  Three photos are allowed, and I’ve narrowed my choices down to….oh, about twenty.  Will this be one I choose to enter?  I’ll let you know next week.


Happy weekend!

~These Days Of Mine~

12 responses to “Random Five Friday

  1. Pretty moon shots! I know Gypsy was happy to see those “office visitors” (fleas) depart – she had to be miserable. We know you’ll have photos in this year’s Corolla calendar – but which ones?? Time will tell! Happy weekend.


  2. Such beautiful pictures. If this is one of the twenty pictures you have to choose from, I can’t imagine how hard this choice is going to be. Enjoy the Farmer’s Market!

  3. I saw that harvest moon too but didn’t have my camera with me. Wasn’t it beautiful? Can’t wait to see which of your photos you entered in the calendar contest. I know they will be winners!

  4. I love this photo. Please let it be onr you enter? I think it would be a winner!

  5. A fine way to close out the month ..
    Gypsy looked right at home in the dyno room !
    & bravo on the moon pics- your best so far, I think .. !

  6. Can’t wait to see which pics you choose for the calendar, all your photos are worthy of inclusion.
    Happy weekend and Happy Halloween to you and MM.

  7. That moon was spectacular ~ I love that all of us can look up and see the same sky ~ it unites us!

    Please post a link to the calendar and your winning photo 🙂 MJ

  8. Lovely horse photo? Is the bird a cormorant?

  9. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    That bird looks just like he was posing for you. The moon shots are wonderful, the second one is my favorite. Gypsy does not look any worst for the wear. She is a pretty kitty. I am looking forward to the rest of your horse pictures. This one is very nice.

  10. Great Randoms.
    1) What an interesting bird and what a lucky fowl to be able to be a beach bum.
    2) Your harvest moon photos are most mysterious and quite enchanting like a Harvest Moon should be.
    3) Miss Gypsy is a beautiful baby. I agree that someone may have inadvertantly brought fleas in, either on their clothes or in a shipping box. I’m thankful they have such good flea meds now. I hope Gypsy will be back to her normal self soon.
    4) Have a wonderful time out Halloweening with Donna. I wish you clear weather and joyous day.
    5) I figure you’ll be a winner again and again. I also think it’d be awesome if you made up your own calenders to sell. Didn’t you mention Marshall has a flag shop? He could sell your calenders there. Is his shop on line?

    I look forward to your updates. I wish you & MM a Very Safe and Happy Halloween. 🙂

  11. Wonderful that you will be submitting photos… always fun to see what is selected! Gypsy seems to be such a sweet soul. I bet she would love to join you at your home… 🙂

  12. Great moon shots.

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