Friday Randomness

Friday Randomness

1. Here’s another photo from The Porches writers retreat. See? I do mornings on occasion. 

Foggy morning at The Porches

2. It’s been hot and humid some days. 

The Mourning Dove has the right idea to cool off. They don’t often use the tall birdbath. A cicada exoskeleton can be seen attached below.

3. Some of us have bad plumage days.

Looks a little moth-eaten.

4. This hinders bird photography through the kitchen window.

I got her underside earlier, then she turned her good side toward the window.

5. Do you think the Tiger Swallowtail was trying to hide from me?

Becoming one with the lantana.

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Good Fences #75

Good Fences

I came back! Our writers retreat was held at The PorchesWe did manage to get some writing done, and we ate very well. Our writers are multi-talented and fabulous cooks–no starving artists here! 

As with discovering any new territory, I was on the lookout for fences, gates, and anything else of interest. 

En route, I had to pull over for this:

I apologize for the glare off my dirty windshield.

The road was narrow. Passing cars (and logging trucks) sped by faster than I thought safe so I opted to stay in the car, click, and get moving.

Turning onto a road less traveled, we passed an interesting gate so I pulled over, hopped out, and snapped a photo. Once settled into our accommodations, I wandered out to the porch to look around, and there, at the bottom of the hill was The Gate.

Gate at The Porches–as it turned out, there were two of them.

A friend and I took a walk and saw this fence and gate. That’s it for this week’s Good Fences. Click the link below to see more.