Willy Nilly Friday 5 No. 84

Willy Nilly Friday 5

1. It seems like forever since I’ve written a random post – and I don’t even know what this one is about, yet! Does that count as one thought?

2. We spent two days at Colonial Williamsburg last week, and walked over six miles each day – according to my Fitbit. I took very few photos, most of them were of the flower gardens and fences.

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3. Last summer I bought a “succulent tile” at Lowe’s to put in an empty terra cotta container. This spring they have tiny yellow blossoms!

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4. It rained 2/3 of the past weekend. I haven’t taken any bird photos for days! A beautiful Blue Jay visited this afternoon. You’ll have to take my word for it. Where was my camera when I needed it! I am totally discombobulated! I will share the High Mallow, instead.

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5. I’m really excited to go for my annual mammogram tomorrow! Then I’ll be totally discom-boob-ulated. Have a happy day!

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Share Your World – 2016 Week 14

Share Your World

Cee reminds us: With your answers, please remember we are in the SYW world and which may not always match our reality.

If you could hire someone to help you, would it be with cleaning, cooking, or yard work?
Hands down – cleaning! 

What makes you laugh the most?
The things kids say. They have a special view of things.

What was your favorite food when you were a child?
Coco Wheats, my mom said she cooked them for me for breakfast for the 12 years I went to school.

List at least five favorite flowers or plants.
Flowers are like birds to me, they are all my favorite! Rhododendron, Lantana, Aster, Black-eyed Susans, Mallow

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?
Thankful when hubby came home from work Saturday evening and said he wanted to run away from home, we were able to; I look forward to sharing this week the photos from our little getaway. 

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Willy Nilly Friday 5 #49

Willy Nilly Friday 5

1. Peek-a-boo!

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Downy Woodpecker, Juvenile
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Juvenile Downy Woodpecker being fed by adult male

2. Thursday’s sky before the storm:DSCN2760

3. The High Mallow finally bloomed!

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4. Our new neighbors are moving in.

5. Family time this weekend! 

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Thanks to Yogi, Sylvia, and Sandy.
And Tanya at Willy Nilly Friday 5

 

Backyard in May 2013

This was the view from the laundry room. Where's Waldo?
This was the view from the laundry room Saturday morning. Where’s Waldo?
Now you can see him/her better.
Now you can see him/her better.
The Yarrow has really spread out this year.
The Yarrow has really spread out this year.
Asiatic Lilies are laden with buds.
Asiatic Lilies are laden with buds.
High Mallow--one of the first garden plants I bought, and it never disappoints. Still a favorite.
High Mallow–one of the first garden plants I bought, and it never disappoints. Still a favorite.
Walker's Low Catmint
Walker’s Low Catmint

 

Irises don't last long enough!
Irises don’t last long enough!
Another new butterfly preparing for its first flight.
Another new butterfly preparing for its first flight.

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Blooming This Week

Walker’s Low Catmint

I love catmint! What’s not to love about a plant that blooms spring to fall? It loves the heat, attracts butterflies and hummingbirds, and is deer resistant. Not that we have deer, but that’s good to know if there are deer in your area.

Gaura–Whirling Butterflies

This delightful plant reseeded itself, so now there are two. I like that! In the lower left corner is the high mallow. Somehow, I lost its picture.  

Yarrow

This yarrow keeps spreading out. It looked like a patch of sunshine on this heavily-overcast day.