Random Five Friday

This and that thoughts and photos for this last Friday of June.

1.) Pinterest comes through once again. I saw this simple-to-make bird bath, decided to try it, and in less than an hour of putting it in place, there was a gorgeous “golden” visitor. (The black stakes are actually garden hose “guides” that I used to, hopefully, keep the deer from knocking over the bird bath. So far, they’ve worked .)

2.) Speaking of gold finches, for my birthday, my friend, Janet, gave me this adorable feeder on a stake. Again, the birds took to it immediately.  I think his little legs, hanging on, are so cute.

3.) My “gypsy garden” continues. You may recall my ongoing efforts to save certain plants from the deer, and how creative I have to be with barriers. So far, I’ve managed to save a couple of volunteer sunflowers, but you can tell the deer enjoyed dining on most of the leaves before I put the netting in place.

4) And my ONE garden phlox that has survived, thanks to the cage Motor Man made for it and some cross piece deterrents across the top. I have hopes for the buds on the others.

5.) Sundae girl, on her window seat at sunrise, waiting on a hummie.

Bonus: this weekend is our small-town festival known as Olden Days. Main Street is closed off for a car show, live music and craft booths, and a raft race takes place on the Pagan River. This popular festival was started back in 1991, and I always look forward to it.

Enjoy your weekend!

~These Days Of Mine~




7 responses to “Random Five Friday

  1. You have managed to come up with some creative ways to keep the deer out of your beautiful flowers. I am impressed. It is not easy, that is for sure! I love the little finch feeder and that is the perfect picture. Thanks for sharing your lovely yard and creatures with us.

  2. Wonderful pictures!! Especially both little goldfinch pictures. They are so perfect they look like porcelain. Your birdbath is awesome! Enjoy your weekend!

  3. Love the creative birdbath – don’t you love Pinterest for ideas? I do for school. We have the same ‘deer screen’ over our tomatoes in the garden to keep the crows away! So far – so good! Enjoy Olden Days!

  4. You have a little paradise there. I am now relying on nature to bring in sweet birds. Sadly no more feeders but maybe a bird bath? No…bears drink too and one good 300 lb lean-in would topple things. I can no longer compete with bears.

  5. Summertime on TheseDays !!
    The flowers are looking good, the birds look entertained, and so does Sundae.!
    This weekend should be a big hit.. if all the festivalgoers can handle the heat ….

  6. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    I love the bird bath, birds, and Sundae pics!! I love your plants too especially the beautiful sunflower!! Enjoy this weekend. ❤

  7. That bird bath is fabulous…….I bet I could make one of those – our old concrete bird bath has sprung a leak! This is attractive and obviously works since you have a “customer” already! Enjoy the Olden Days Festival.


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