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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~





Random Five Friday

How about some randoms to end the week?

1.) After many trials and tribulations, I have a sunflower. Apparently, sunflowers are so delectable to deer that the deer will climb up steps just to get a taste. So, out of about a dozen seeds planted, I have one. This is a small sunflower and it isn’t one of the exotic varieties, but it makes me happy.


2.) Last weekend, Motor Man and I took a day trip to the Outer Banks to have a look-see at the after effects of Hurricane/Tropical Storm Hermine.  Of course, we had to also drive up on the four-wheel drive area to look for horses. (We only saw one; perhaps they were still hunkered down from the storm?)  This cottage, named Laughing Gull, sits closer to the ocean than any others. Normally the beach is wide enough in front of it for several cars to pass easily. Sunday,  for awhile, it was one lane only.


3.)  We also saw this dog frolicking in the surf. (His owners were just out of camera range.)  One word to describe this picture:  carefree.


4.) Saw this item in a country catalog this week, and it made me chuckle. Pretty sure that’s supposed to be “up and at ’em”. Who’s Adam?


 5.) The next few days, including next week, are shaping up to be rather busy. Just a tease: the wild horses are involved in one adventure, and there are also plans to meet some online friends in person (one is a VERY distant cousin that found me by way of this blog). You know I’ll share details.

~These Days Of Mine~