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Friday, May 31, 2013

Random 5 Friday

Some Random Things - that's not hard, I'm very random

1. I like sitting on the steps, watching the day come in,  or the end of the day.  I like sitting on the steps.


2. I don't have steps any more.  We have a ramp, didn't think about sitting on the steps when we had the deck built.


3. We like to sit in the house at dusk with the lights off and watch the evening come in.  Our kids call us Moles.


4.I've seen an eight inch long slug - those big brown ones that live in the  redwoods, and bright yellow ones -
called Banana Slugs - also in the redwoods.  So trees aren't the only things that is big in the redwood forests.

5.This weekend I am going to finally get my new flowers potted up for the deck. It has rained so much in the last two weeks that I haven't been able to get to this delightful chore.  The flowers are happy - and soon my deck will be adorned with snapdragons, petunias of all colors, geraniums - pink ones and white ones, alysum, bacopa and carnations. 

 Happy, flowery weekend to you all. 


18 comments:

The Weaver of Grass said...

Snapdragons - my most favourite flower. I am sure you know that their 'real' name is antirrhinum - an old man in our village always used to call them antitirrinhums.

Mary said...

We like to sit out on our patio to watch the late summer sunsets! Sometimes i'm not up early enough to see the sunrise in summertime.

The hummingbirds will love your deck! :)

Deanna said...

I also like to sit on the front steps, especially in the evening. I know what you mean about the rain and not being able to plant. It's almost a daily occurrence here.

Lynn said...

cannot wait to see your deck all decked out :-). Now what is a 'bacopa' I wonder. My parents used to sit on our front steps on any occasion, after dinner coffees or tea, neighbours would stop by.

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

Lovely flowers for your deck! I love to sit outside (or inside the enclosed porch) as the day ends in the summertime and listen to the sounds.

Kay said...

Funny - it's so exciting to think of a good, new design, and better still to get it finished. . .and then the realization that it lacks something you always took for granted. You may not have stairs to sit on, but you do have that wonderful new deck. I guess you'll have to "settle" for comfortable chairs.

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

i hope you find the time to plant soon. ( :
we sit on the front porch once in a while. usually after work in the yard but once in a blue moon i guess.

GardenOfDaisies said...

Well, I guess you'll just have to find a really comfy deck chair. :-) One of the good things about living in KS... our slugs are smaller. ;-) All your flowers are so pretty. I love potting up annuals each spring. It truly is a happy chore for me, and often choose to do it on Mother's Day. (it was a bit later this year, simply because we kept getting spring snows, and I wanted to wait til our weather quit being so crazy.)

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Your photos are wonderful -- I just love these colorful annuals.

I like sitting on steps too. :)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Nice and colorful, Jo! Love your flowers. :-)

Julie Fukuda said...

I remember those "banana slugs" and the three inch wide trails they left on my sleeping bag during the night!

Karen Frost said...

Oh, I love all your flowers, JoAnn! They are going to be so pretty all potted up and give you even more joy in the evening when you watch the day come to a close. Evening is my favorite time of day, too, I just love the light. I don't think I would like to see an 8" slug! I suppose you would be more likely to see it and not step on it when they are that big! There's nothing ickier than stepping on a slug! Hope your weekend is filled with sunshine! xo

LisaS said...

Beautiful flower shots! uhg don't like slugs.

greenthumb said...

You will have to find something else to sit on and look at all those pretty flowers.

Kara Claflin said...

Such beautiful pictures of your garden flowers. You could always build a little bench for sitting on

Jeanne said...

Such colorful flowers you have gotten there, and know they are going to be lovely. Infact, they already are. It is nice sitting out and watching both dawn and dusk... such peaceful times!

Judy said...

Your planters are going to be so beautiful!!!

Debra @ Homespun said...

an 8 inch slug sounds disgusting...I shuddered when I read that! : )

Your flowers are all so pretty here in this pictures! :) They look happy!