It's Friday again and time to join with Amy over at Love Made My Home for Five on Friday.
I was trying to think of something to write for my Five on Friday post this Friday. I really enjoy joining in with these so wanted to participate. With everything going on this week including yet another senseless tragedy in the city where I live I struggled a little. Earlier this year there was a mass shooting in our city where six people were randomly killed and two more injured. This week a pick-up truck plowed into a group nine people riding their bikes and killed five of them. The other four are in hospital. With all the bad going on I decided to post five random things that make me smile.
They are such fun to go to. For one day you can live in a fantasy land. There are jousts and jesters, fairies and fair maidens, fun and laughter. Since the kids grew too old for the Apple Orchard we've been visiting the Ren Faire in Holly Michigan the last few years. I treasure each year as they are all grown adults and I know that, one day, they will no longer be able to find the time to go.
I see these when I am out walking sometimes. They are such majestic creatures. Remembering this one always makes me smile. I was out walking at the nature preserve and it started raining. I started walking really fast to try to get back to my car before the rain really started coming down. This deer was hurrying the other way coming further into the woods. We both just stopped and looked at one another. I think we were both shocked to see the other!
I am terrible about growing them. I think I have a brown thumb. I have discovered the joy of wildflowers that are very easy to grow and forgiving! I do however enjoy looking at them and taking photos of them. Seeing flowers always reminds me of my Mum as she enjoys them so.
Shasta is my daughter's recently adopted rescue dog, a Siberian Husky. My daughter and I don't live in the same city. She always texts me pictures of what her dog is up to. Shasta is such a lovely dog. I'm not sure why she was given up but she is such a sweet dog and my daughter is very lucky to have adopted her. The first picture is the latest one - Shasta got worn out after a run at the dog park!
I've seen it a couple of times in the past two weeks. It always makes me smile when I see it. I get a little mad too as last year, my first year planting an edible garden, something (I suspect the bunny or a deer) ate the lettuce I planted. It was growing so well, faster than a lot of the other plants in the garden. I was looking forward to eating it. One day I went out and the whole lot was gone. I had planted three lettuce. Two of them were almost eaten to the ground and the other had disappeared completely! Not long after the other two disappeared too. I'm thinking both the deer and the rabbit enjoyed a meal!
Thanks for sharing a few of the things that make me smile!