Nancy is taking a break for the holiday season, but I’m going to continue Random 5 Friday posts. Here goes:
1. I awakened to chirping around 7:30 this morning. No, it wasn’t a bird this time, it was the carbon monoxide detector. Do I qualify as a morning person now?
2. I’m glad I got up early, it’s 77F! I turned off the heat and opened the back door to invite it inside.
3. This is what I saw when I opened the door:
Apparently, the leaves liked the “welcome” message and gathered there.
4. I baked a 13×9 pan of Pumpkin Pie-less (no crust). The kitchen smells so good!
5. I’m still kicking myself for missing the photo op of the year. I stop by the kitchen window several times a day to observe any visiting birds. Wednesday, I bopped up to the window and there stood a Cooper’s Hawk in the middle of the pedestal birdbath! I saw it. It saw me. I held very still (camera just out of reach!) but it was leery of the movement detected by its keen eyesight, and flew away.
That sums up my Random 5 Friday. What randomness is wandering in your head? Please share.
It’s a busy time of year, and I missed Friday Fictioneers last week, but I’m back this week with a 100-word story which follows the photo prompt provided by Randy Mazie.
Copyright: Randy Mazie
Lydia never saw it coming. She was focused on the chemo and side effects, and carried the hope of health.
John, on the other hand, sought consolation in the arms of another. The day came when he broke the news to Lydia; he couldn’t go on watching her suffer so. He packed his bag and left.
Lydia boarded the windows of her heart and posted a “No Trespassing” sign.
Five years of remission later, a gentleman came into her life and said, “I’m going to sweep you off your feet.” She told him he’d better have a pretty stiff broom.
Now it’s your turn! Hop over to Friday Fictioneers to find out how you can join in this fun writing exercise. Lots of new friends await!
A Song Sparrow showed up on a recent cold morning to find a layer of ice on the birdbath. Sharing with Wild Bird Wednesday, click the link to see Stewart’s Australian Magpie, and what others posted. Always something new to see!
Thanks, Stewart, for hosting Wild Bird Wednesdays.