Monthly Archives: May 2019

Me And Mrs…..Mrs. Wren

We got a thing goin’ on

My favorite hanging plants for our front porch are ivy-leaf geraniums.

Not long after I purchased these and put them in place a few weeks ago, I disturbed a tiny bird one day when I took this one down to water it.

And, boy, did I get a scolding. From Mrs. Wren.

I have attempted to water the plant from the opposite side as her nest, but I always seem to forget which side she has occupied. (Note to self: mark the flowerpot.)

So while I had the plant off the hanger (and Mrs. Wren was a few feet away, giving me “what for”), I snapped a quick picture. It isn’t very good, but there appear to be several tiny eggs in her little cylindrical nest.

So… although I didn’t spend nearly $30 for a plant for Mrs. Wren’s summer home,  I’m going to do everything possible in the future to keep from disturbing her.

~These Days Of Mine~

 

 

 

Smokin’ On The Beach

Motor Man and I have seen some sights during our many trips to Carova, NC over the past several years.

But, this was a first (for us):

We were told that it happened late Saturday night and was caused by the transmission overheating. Thankfully, no one was hurt.

Wild horses on the beach pictures will resume in my next Carova post.  They certainly provide prettier photos.

(I had thought to make this a “Wordless Wednesday” post, but decided my readers would probably like a little information.)

~These Days Of Mine~

 

She Flies Because…

“Our flag does not fly because the wind moves it. It flies with the last breath of each soldier who died protecting it.”

(Unknown)

 

Ohio-Virginia Friends

Actually, the title of this post should be Ohio-Virginia-North Carolina friends. You may recall my previous mentions of our friends, Renee and Mike. The four of us met on the beach at Carova a few years ago when Renee and I were both taking pictures of “our” wild horses. Yes, she’s as much a fan as I am.

Renee and Mike live in Ohio, but Carova may well be their favorite place in the world. Each year, they vacation there, and Motor Man and I take a trip to visit with them during that time.

Knowing that the four of us wanted to get an early start to our day, Motor Man and I drove to the Outer Banks the night before and stayed overnight. It was nice to wake to the sunrise over the ocean.

I particularly liked the sun’s reflection on the water’s edge…..and the footprints in the sand.

Then it was down to the business of spotting horses. And there were plenty to see, both on the dunes…

And by the ocean…

As per the usual for this time of year, there was a bit of a disagreement amongst a couple of stallions. I love that you can hear Renee say at the beginning of the video: “Woop, here we go!”

 

After a morning of riding, taking pictures and just catching up, we had lunch in the village of Duck.

Renee and Mike are such a sweet couple; it’s difficult and takes us forever to say: “til next time”.  Several hugs are always involved.

Who would ever think a friendship could come about from two “little girls” taking pictures of wild horses on a beach?

~These Days Of Mine~

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday Waddlers

First, an update on the computer situation:  we picked it up Monday, and for the most part, all is going well. We purchased Adobe Photoshop, so learning that is proving to be somewhat of a challenge. In the meantime…

This time of year, there are always new little ones in our yard….geese, ducks, deer, rabbits.  This year, we have ONE duckling. And proud Mama and Papa brought it around just about the time of sunset last night. I ran for the camera.

It’s an honor to know that the parents feel comfortable enough with me to bring their little one so close. (Of course, the corn that I feed them is encouragement.)

That sweet baby looks so soft and fuzzy…

And then they swam off into the sunset.

Bye, duck family!  Stay safe and come back soon. I’ll be waiting with corn.

~These Days Of Mine~

 

 

Random Five Friday

Just ’cause it’s been a while since I’ve shared random thoughts:

1.) These pics were on my Facebook page, but thought I’d also share them here. My Mother’s Day was wonderful: breakfast with my two guys and special gifts from both of them. Marshall’s gave me one of his 3D shadowbox designs that he created just for me.

Motor Man’s gift was a hummingbird feeder, which now hangs right in front of our kitchen window.

2.) Remember this picture I shared in a previous post of Motor Man taking his “physical therapy”?

Evidently that therapy must have been just the “ticket”. I’m happy to report that he was released from the orthopedist this week. We’re thankful that his broken shoulder didn’t require surgery.

3.) We made a trip to the Outer Banks earlier this week to visit with some friends who are vacationing there. The four of us went riding to see horses, had lunch and spent some time catching up. It was a good time. My apologies to my FB friends for the repeat photos today.

4.) The annual Memorial Service is this Sunday at the cemetery in my little home town. This tradition goes back many, many years.  It seems the weather that day is either very cool or extremely hot. The latter seems to be what we’ll have for this year’s service: Sunday’s forecast is for temps around 90. We’ll definitely be seeking a shady spot to set up the chairs.

5.) Our home computer is just about out of space….that’s understandable, considering all the pictures I take (mostly of horses).  So, Motor Man and I recently went “window shopping”, and we think we’ve chosen a replacement. I’m so nervous about taking the old computer to the experts to have everything transferred to the new one. Silly? Maybe. But just think of all the room I’ll have for….more pictures!

So, if I’m missing from blogland for a few days, I’m just waiting to bring home the new computer. (Or trying to figure out how to use it….)

~These Days Of Mine~

 

 

 

 

Still A Kitten….

Ever since she was a tiny kitten, Gypsy has loved to lie on my legs. This has resulted in some rather interesting photos through the years.

This would be the first of many such pictures. It was taken the night Motor Man found her, shivering, scared and hungry, at the back door of our shop.

Some time later, after she had officially adopted us.

Still later.

And later.

Later.

And these days.

She’s still a kitten….at heart.

~These Days Of Mine~