Random 5 Friday

Random 5 Friday at Nancy’s place–A Rural Journal. Come and share your week with us.

1. Rats! I have no mermaids this week! Maybe next week I’ll have more time to goof off look for them.

2. I was amazed humbled trembling a bundle of emotions when asked to write a daily reading for our church’s Advent devotional.

3. Hubby is away this weekend, dealing with legalities of his mom’s estate, and to visit his dad and siblings. He was greeted by yellow jackets (bees) in the kitchen of the house he grew up in.

4. I met my author-friend Evelyn for lunch today. It was a new restaurant for me, a breakfast-served-all-day kind of place. I try to shy away from carbs, but they offered a pecan-topped Belgian waffle that tempted me beyond my willpower limits. And it was worth it! I have no remorse.

5. I’m putting flannel sheets back on the bed tonight!

That’s a wrap for Random 5 Friday. Have a great weekend!

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A Walk Through the Garden

I was so happy to finally see something thriving in the garden. Having the large oak tree removed nearly demolished two rhododendron and a dwarf Crimson Queen maple. Hopefully the rhododendron will recover, but we’ll probably take out the maple and plant a larger tree now that we have the space. 

We added a couple Asian lilies for color and to fill in some gaps.

The high mallow spreads a bit more every year…one of my favorites.

This single white coneflower looks lonely. 

The purple coneflowers are a delight this year. I’m sure the goldfinches will be happy.

Speaking of Bee Happy…

I hope today you find many things that make you happy. Thanks for walking through the garden with me.