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Random Five Friday

First of September random thoughts:

1.) Motor Man and I attended a fiftieth anniversary party for friends a few weeks ago. Someone had apparently been designated to take pictures of all the guests. This week, we received this photo in the mail; we thought it was a very sweet gesture.

2.) Sunset on Wednesday evening.

3.)  Remember the three ducklings from a few weeks ago? The last time we saw them, there were only two. That was probably ten days ago.  But….they returned yesterday morning!  Motor Man noticed them first – swimming our way with Mama Duck. We had been worried that they had met with a sad fate, so were so happy to see them.

4.) My niece, Donna,  and her son, (Connor) Ray, live between Houston and Galveston. Although there was flooding in their neighborhood from the hurricane, thankfully, they and their house came through with no problems. Ray’s school district is closed through this week, so yesterday, he helped friends whose home was flooded.

5.) The ocean along the Outer Banks of North Carolina was still showing effects of the storm just a couple of days ago.

Have a happy, safe weekend. We’re praying that Irma hangs a sharp right and heads out to sea.

 

~These Days Of Mine~

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Random Five Friday

Randomness for the final Friday in August, and I’m reminded of the quote “August is the Sunday of Summer”.

1.) Motor Man and I hadn’t gotten caught up in the excitement of the eclipse, even though my friend, Donna, had given us two pair of glasses. On my way home that afternoon, I spotted our 80-something year old neighbor, out in his yard, looking up at the sky.  I pulled in his drive and he was so excited about the eclipse, I decided that we’d take a look. Friends had posted a selfie of them in their eclipse glasses, so we took the tripod out and captured the moment.

2.) Sharing a sunset from earlier in the week.

3.) And this has to be one of the silliest things I’ve ever shared on my blog. You know how you get those little wind-blown pieces of debris (leaves and such) on your windowpanes? One recent morning, I saw this on a window when I opened the curtains and thought it looked like a comical little cartoon kitty. Wearing sunglasses.

4.) Back in the spring, my friend, Donna, gave me a couple of packets of zinnia seeds. (She’s a very generous friend.)  One pack was an old-fashioned speckled variety. This is my first bloom. Look at those tiny little “starfish” around the center.

5.) Keeping everyone in the path of Hurricane Harvey in thought and prayer, especially my niece, Donna, her son and their friends. She texted yesterday that they aren’t in the direct path, but will be on the “dirty side” and are expecting some flooding.

~These Days Of Mine~