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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~

 

 

 

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Thanksgiving And Throwback Thursday

This “vintage” photo seemed an appropriate one to share on Thanksgiving Day.

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This was taken in 1994 during the Olden Days Festival in our hometown.  I had dressed up for the occasion, and apparently, so had this gentleman. I don’t know who he was (George Washington, perhaps?): someone just thought we should have our picture taken together.

On a more serious note,  I wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving. Motor Man and I are grateful to be spending much of the day with family.

To give thanks in solitude is enough.
Thanksgiving has wings and goes where it must go.
Your  prayer knows much more about it than you do.
                                                                          ~ Victor Hugo

~These Days Of Mine~

June To-Do List

For Mama Kat’s Writer’s Workshop this week, I chose this prompt:

1.) Ten To-Dos in June

June is a super-busy month for us. The first three items on my to-do list are now on my “done” list.

1.) Celebrate my friend, Bev’s, birthday.

2.) Celebrate my birthday, which is the day after Bev’s.

3.) Celebrate my in-law’s 70th wedding anniversary, which I posted about yesterday.

4.) Welcome my niece, Donna, her son, Connor, and their friends, who will be visiting next week from Texas. This will be their friends’ first trip to our area, so we’ll be busy showing them around. Wondering about the background in this picture? It’s the framework of the monster truck, Gravedigger. His shop is about an hour and a half from us, and a few of Connor’s trips to Virginia in the past have included a visit to Gravedigger’s Dungeon.

5.) Have lunch and catch up with a relative (distant cousin) that I haven’t seen since we were children.  She lives in New York now, and will be in town next week. We plan to have lunch and fill each other in on the last ** years.

6.) Celebrate Marshall’s birthday (June is THE month for birthdays around here).

7.) Celebrate Father’s Day.  My dad died when I was only eight months old, but we’ll honor Motor Man’s dad. And of course,  Marshall will celebrate with his dad and with Motor Dad.

8.) Head to the beach.

8.) Enjoy downtown Smithfield during Olden Days.  This is a small town festival, held each summer. It features classic cars, crafts, entertainment and lots of food.

9.) Be at our local short track for Saturday night racing.

10.) And last, but not least, capture as many sunrises and sunsets as possible.

Our family sure packs a lot into a short month….

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