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Wild Bird Wednesday 120–Rufous-sided (Eastern) Towhee

It was a happy day at my house! Our first migrant birds showed up in the backyard today. I haven’t seen a Rufous-sided Towhee for a few years, so it was a treat to see another. 

Female Rufous-sided Towhee–please turn around!
Well, that’s a little better. But it will have to do for today.
The first White-throated Sparrow of the season arrived today, too.

Excited to share these with Wild Bird Wednesday!

Thanks, Stewart, for hosting this fun meme.

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Share Your World–2014 Week 43

Share Your World

What is your favorite time of day?
My favorite time of day is when hubby calls to tell me he’s on the way home.

What’s your favorite charitable cause and why?
There are many good ones, two we support are Samaritan’s Purse and the Salvation Army. Both provide many services to help people without high administrative costs.

How do you like to spend a rainy day?
Cleaning house, catching up on blog reading

When writing by hand do you prefer to use a pencil or pen?
A pen 

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?
I’m grateful for members of our writers group who share their expertise with Saturday morning workshops; look forward to returning to my regular exercise program this week.

Linking to Share Your World

Join in the fun! Create a SYW post and link to Cee’s blog, or share your answers in the comments below. 

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Good Fences #31

I kept an eye out for Good Fences while on vacation, too. My long-suffering hubby was so patient while I made frequent stops to photograph everything I saw. 

This Great Egret mingled with the visitors in the park. It timidly moved step by step as everyone with a camera gathered around for photo ops. 

Great Egret and small chain fence

If you look closely, there’s a fence at the base of the lighthouse.

Harbour Town Lighthouse

I liked the colorful houses at Kure Beach, NC. It was such a happy place, though that area bears the brunt of many an Atlantic hurricane.

Kure Beach, NC

Linking to Good Fences