Checking Out

Mourning Dove and House Sparrow

We have so much going on this week, I’m taking the rest of the week off from blogging. I’ll visit you as I can, but won’t be posting. Your regularly scheduled programming should return on Monday. Be safe, and blessed. 




Labor Day Macros

Labor Day is celebrated the first Monday in September in the U.S. It was created to honor the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. Not everyone gets to have the day off, though. Those employed in retail, food establishments, and other service-related industries work “business as usual.”

That’s the story behind our holiday, and now, onto my recent attempt at macro with my Nikon.

It looks like ants appreciate the flowers!

Linking to I Heart Macro and Macro Monday 2



Random 5 Friday

Random 5 Friday, where we share five things about our lives. Join us!

1. This week I moved things around in my sewing room to make the space a bit more usable. (Like boxes of kitchen ceiling tile that’s been hogging a corner.) They got moved OUT. There’s still a lot to sort/donate, but more of the floor is visible. That’s a good feeling.

2. I usually make my own greeting cards, but I bought hubby’s valentine today. On Valentine’s Day. Yes, I was in the store at the last minute. And I was not alone!

3. The weather app forecast for today’s high was 52F. It got above 60! I hope this trend continues. We’ll be heading for our daughter’s this weekend, she got six inches of snow this week. It’s a good thing I like her so much.

4. We get to celebrate three of the grandkid’s January birthdays. Just a little late.

5. Let me see if I can find you a nice mermaid for today:

Norfolk Mermaids on Parade

Linking to Random 5 Friday