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Friday’s Hunt v4.5

Friday’s Hunt

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This week we’re looking for Starts with E, Drop(s), and Happy. 

Ears–Starts with E

The bunny makes another appearance this week. Sorry, I can’t get enough of this cute face. 

Raindrops keep falling on my head 🎶

Northern Cardinal with no head feathers.

Happy

One of my happy places at Norfolk Botanical Garden.
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Saturday and Catching up!

Saturday, and Catching up for the Week. 

Apparently too soon, I thought life was back to normal. Hubby took off a couple of days this week. His original plans changed from a WV trip to working around the house and yard. Today, I’m combining Good Fences, Willy Nilly Friday 5, Random 5 Friday, Friday’s Huntand Today’s FlowersI look forward to visiting you very soon! 

I apologize for the wonky format. I thought switching to the WordPress new editor would help straighten it out, but it didn’t. It’s taken all afternoon to get this written, not inclined to start over. 

Friday’s Hunt v1.20 features Starts with T, Week’s Favorite, and Evening.

T is for the Tiny bunny we saw on our walk.
My Week’s Favorite features a Good Fence.
Evening on the water.                                                                                                                                                                                                Randomness:                                                                                                                                                                                               1. Thursday, hubby joined me in a six-mile hike at First Landing State Park. It was 70 degrees with a light breeze – perfect hiking weather.                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. Friday we worked on defining the flower bed with edging until it rained, then we came inside where he worked on the downstairs bathroom. I’m delighted to see the border on the wall!                                                                                                              

                                    3. Our wildflower garden is springing to life.

Today’s Flowers
Yarrow
Catmint in the front, Bearded Iris in the back, overshadowed by the Loropetalum.                                                                                 4. My Fitbit Charge’s band separated and I’m replacing it with a Fitbit Blaze – and it came today! Now I need to get busy and put some steps on it. I’ve been without it for 3.5 days, so what should have looked like a really good week won’t show up on my weekly report. <insert whining>                                                                                                                                                                                                                     5. My assistance is needed in the backyard. Have a great weekend! 
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Willy-Nilly Friday 5

Willy-Nilly Friday 5
inspired by Norfolk Botanical Garden

1. The Fitbit fitness tracker keeps me motivated. I love getting out and walking–nice, long walks. It’s addictive! And such a beautiful time of year with all the flowers and gardens coming to life. Everything is so green!

Fringe Tree

2. I watched an odd-looking butterfly wend and wobble through the air across the path from flower bed to tree branch. Once it alit, I realized it was not one, but two, Monarchs. No privacy from the paparazzi. 

Monarch butterflies

3. There were azaleas:

Florida azalea
Unknown variety
Unknown variety

 

4. Last fall, as I wandered through the various gardens, I tried to envision how it would look when all the rhododendron bloomed. The small screen of my mind couldn’t come close to the real-life experience. And the fragrance! Not over-powering, but a mild sweetness that I want to memorize until they bloom again next year.

Mounding higher than my head…
…ethereal beauties…
…to vibrant, lining both sides of the path.

5. And my favorite find…

…a bunny!

Thanks for coming along with me!

 

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Wordy Wednesday

I’m so excited–family coming this weekend! So much to do to get ready, like clean house. So what did I do today? Laundry. Watered the garden. Pulled weeds. A ton of weeds. I did start straightening up inside a bit.

Here are some flora and fauna photos from last week’s visit to the Norfolk Botanical Garden.

Scrolling over photos will show captions, clicking a photo will start a slide show.

I’m going to take off the rest of the week from blogging. I hope you have a great weekend and that I’ll see you back here on Monday. I’ll try to visit your blogs in the meantime, if the opportunity arises.

Hugs, Patti