Friday, June 3, 2016

Friday's Fave Five, 6/3/16

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This will be a little brief because - My son is getting married tonight!!  Needless to say, there is a lot going on.  But I'm putting my feet up for awhile (so that those strappy gold sandals will fit tonight) and so will post.

1.  Beautiful rehearsal & rehearsal dinner last night.  We pulled it off with LOTS of help.  My dear friend helped me cook and set up yesterday; my sister and her friend got everything done while we were at the rehearsal; some former students and the mom of one of them did serving and cleanup help.  My own mother made the delicious brownies for the dessert (we added ice cream and hot fudge sauce).  And the father of the bride made delicious Hawaiian barbecue for the meal.

And--somehow I got NO pics.  How does that happen?

2. Everything so far has gone very smoothly.  I've got a lot of things on my mind but do not feel stressed.

3. Went to three showers this week - two for my son and his fiancé, and a baby shower for a lady at church.  Enjoyable to party for other people.  :-)

4. Earlier this week I heard on a birding list that there is a scissor-tailed flycatcher about 20 miles from here.  That is WAY out of range.  The last time I saw them was at my sister's house in Dallas (which is in the middle of their range).
 So we were running errands and I talked Mike into taking me there.  At first we thought it was a wild goose chase.  But almost on command, the bird appeared and put on a show - flying from wire to pond to tree to sticks on the grass.

This is what one looks like - Not my picture; I pulled it off the internet.  (Getting a nice camera with a good zoom is next on my list.  Might take awhile.)  And when this bird flies, it really looks like the tail is "scissoring."  A nice find.

5. We also got a close-up view of a red-headed woodpecker.  I do believe that that is my favorite bird - probably because black and red are my two favorite colors.

That's it - it's wedding time now!!


Wendy said...

Oh wow I hope the wedding goes well. Look forward to hearing about it.

Barbara H. said...

Wow! I didn't know that was coming up already! So glad the rehearsal and dinner went well, and hope the wedding will as well. Nice bird sightings!

Karen said...

Sending good wishes to you and your family!

Susanne said...

How exciting that you got to get a glimpse of that bird!! And a super exciting weekend for you! May it be an absolutely beautiful day!