Share Your World–2016 Week 7

Share Your World

Cee has three easy questions for us this week, and a new feature: a sentence to complete. Looks like fun! I hope you’ll join the fun with your own blog post linked to Cee’s blog, or share your responses in the comments. Thanks! 

What are you a “natural” at doing?
Exploring nature.

Since we’re on that subject–today’s the last day of The Great Backyard Bird Count–look who stopped by to be counted! This female Red-bellied Woodpecker accompanied the male. I think his bachelor days are over. You can see where the “Red-bellied” name originated, something not seen often. I apologize for picture quality, it was raining, accompanied by the wind–and my happy dance. 

Red-bellied Woodpecker, female

Would you prefer a one-floor house or multiple levels?
I like the extra workout I get having stairs, so two floors is good–for now. I suppose the time may come when a single level will be more practical. 

What was your favorite subject in school?

Complete this sentence: If only the rain… 
…had stayed a way, my yard would be covered in snow today. Yay for rain! Yay for warmer temperatures! 


Random 5 Friday

It’s Random 5 Friday! Sharing five random thoughts about us, our lives, whatever. Join us, won’t you? Find out how, here.

1. Is it just me, or are there fewer days between Fridays now? I seem to have lost days somewhere. It must be spring fever!

2. I’m attending another Hampton Roads Writers Traveling Pen writing workshop Saturday morning. The title is “Eliminate the Excuses: You Can Learn to Be a Creative and Productive Writer!”

3. It was warm today, 60s, just a bit of chill in the air. Hubby got home in time for us to walk two miles before the sun set. I carried my camera along, but didn’t take any photos. Tulip trees are in bloom, the Bradford Pears will be soon. Saw a few Daffodils and Jonquils, Crocus, Hyacinth and Pansies.

4. I haven’t gotten to this week’s Strathmore workshop. I’m glad they are available online anytime. I’m curious what this week’s lesson is.

5. There weren’t as many black birds at the feeders today. The only sparrows were House Sparrows, four of them. I wonder if the White-throated Sparrows and Dark-eyed Juncos are headed for their summer cottages. Our first American Robin arrived this week and serenades us in the early morning. And I have this news:

It’s a Girl! We now have a pair of Red-bellied Woodpeckers.

Thank you, Nancy, at A Rural Journal for inviting us over every Friday for Random 5 Friday.

Once I hit ‘Publish,’ I learned this is my 800th post! Thanks to everyone who made this possible.