Linking up with Amy of Love Made My Home today for Five on Friday. I'm going to do five random things from the past little while.
As we were eating supper on Monday night, I suddenly noticed a curious bird resting on our fence. I knew at once that it was a Whippoorwill!! I have never been lucky enough to see one of these nocturnal birds before, so I was thrilled that it chose our backyard to have a little rest before it began its night of hunting. They have such tiny little beaks for catching bugs. His feathers do make him look like leaves scattered on the forest floor, so I can see how well he would blend into the forest. I took far too many photos of him, but will share only the best. It was getting late in the day, so lighting wasn't great. Oddly enough this is the exact same spot that a tiny Saw Whet Owl sat a few years ago.
My dad continues to drift through life in an oblivious kind of fog. I visit him most Saturdays, and have been able to take him for a nice long walk along this pathway that runs below his residence. I take photos of him among the wild flowers and tall grasses, and he seems to enjoy his time outdoors. "A change is as good as a rest" ... Dad always quoted! So I take him out for a change of scenery.
I haven't been to the thrift store in ages. I usually only go now when I am looking for something specific. Earlier in the summer I was looking for things I could use in the garden for plants. This week I popped in for no reason at all, but saw this cute little Staffordshire creamer on the shelf and scooped it up right away! Isn't it a nice size? I have it sitting on top of the microwave with a few other blue & white pieces for now.
Another thrift store find was this cute chocolate fondue pot. It was MIB (mint in box), so it made for a nice find. I've been looking at the fondue pots since last winter. There seem to be a lot of abandoned fondue pots after the Christmas season. But I never saw one that I liked. This pot is a nice size, and with four forks, perfect for my family. It has a little tea light candle underneath. Now I've been looking up recipes etc. on Pinterest ... ready for a sweet dessert soon!
I did a bit of crafting with kids this summer, and this is one that turned out pretty good. I picked up some canvas stapled onto a wooden frame at the dollar store. Using green painters tape I taped on the letter "N" (first letter of a little boy's name I know), and then I had that same little boy dab paint all over the canvas. Once it was dry, we peeled off the tape, and Voila!! Now this hangs in the little boy's room. He's just 18 months ... I think he did a great job!
On another summer day, I helped a young girl make her very own tote!
It took us all day to work through it, but she did an amazing job.
Well, I always have to squeeze in one more. Yesterday was my husband's and my 27th wedding anniversary!
|A photo of us at my parents' home when we were dating|
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