Friday, January 19, 2018

Randoms ~ January 19



Snapshots of my world this week: 
Top left, clockwise


Avry, my sweetheart, loves boiled shrimp.  I watched him eat two bowls full.  Yuck, pooey, but he loved it. 

Kudos to On the Border- last Friday, all employees wore these red shirts: Remember Our Deployed- love it.  So rare to see these days, I had to take a photo. 

Another abandoned car at the park, nature taking over. 

An egret plopping around for fish in the pond- making quite the splash in the 10 degree weather! 

My dad and my oldest granddaughter (Happy Birthday Pops!

The ceiling fan decided to fall.  I wasn't in the room, but my husband was sitting in his chair a few feet away.  Four tiny nail gun nails were all that was holding the fan to the ceiling.  It held 21 years, so I guess we can't complain, but this is the table all my grands sit around when we have a dinner.  Thank God they weren't here. 

Dakota and Little Man buried up in the hay.  It's cold and they stayed at the buffet forever. 

Last but not least is the main reason I cannot have bird feeders.  The lovely, but oh such stinking stinkers: the starlings.  They will attack my feeder with a vengence and down a bag of feed in an hour.  These are the same birds that layed (laid?) eggs in my bluebird box and left for vacation...leaving the blue birds to deal with their babies.  

Haley's goat Daisy had her baby the other night, and I posted a photo on my instagram, which I immediately took down because the baby died.  Four days later she gave birth to a mummy twin.  Stranger things I have never heard of.  Haley has another goat mama ready to give birth the end of this month- Minnie.  I'm hoping all goes well for this one.  
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Randomly with Tanya

27 comments:

Elephant's Child said...

Love your randoms. And the inclusion of the sad, the yucky and the dangerous along with the beautiful.

Nancy J said...

lovely selections, and the sad and the wonderful, we all have moments like that, to share is a part of how we live.

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

I love this post, with its variety and accompanying images. The falling fan could have been disastrous. So glad it wasn't.

Tom said...

...nicely packaged bit of your life!

Betsy said...

So glad no one was near the fan when it fell. Love the beautiful outdoors pictures and then one with your granddaughter with your dad. Such important memories to be made. I hope you have a lovely weekend.
Blessings always

Chatty Crone said...

I saw pictures and words to match - that is a cool way to write.

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

A full and exciting week! Love all of the nature surrounding you - those starlings! Shame on them. Reminds me of our Blue Jays -- they are such mean-spirited birds lol.

Ruth Hiebert said...

I agree about the Starlings.They look pretty nice, but are pigs at the feeder.

bj said...

I love your pictures...I've always been scared one of our fans would fall and cut our heads off. So so glad no one got hurt at your house. Bet it startled your sweetheart.

Margaret Adamson said...

That certainly is strange about the goat. Have a lovely weekend.

Out on the prairie said...

I never heard of a fan falling on its own. My friends kids looped a sheet over theirs and pulled off the blades.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Happy Birthday Pops! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Hugs!

Sandra said...

so sad about the baby goats. very strange to me also. that is really scary about the fan, i look at ours sometimes and think they have been there for 28 years and now i will think of it even more.

Kelly said...

A great assortment of photos! Love the big splash from the egret. (and brrr...it DID get awfully cold in south Arkansas!!) We raised brush goats for a few years and the ups and downs with that nearly did me in. Scary about that fan!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Happy Birthday to your dad! This is a neat post with the photos and descriptions of each. Glad the fan didn't hurt anyone...that was scary! And sad to hear about the babies...poor mama goat. Have a nice weekend!

Sharon Qualls said...

Good thing the fan waited until the kids were gone. I have worried about them falling, I can see I wasn't just being paranoid.

Henny Penny said...

What a neat post. I enjoyed every picture and word, except about the baby goats. Hope the next one will be fine. That's so sad. Guess I'll be afraid to sit under our ceiling fan now. :)

Far Side of Fifty said...

Too bad about the baby goat...that is sad for your Grand. Those Starlings are buggers:(

betty-NZ said...

Love your photos, especially the RED shirts. We have lots of starlings that follow the dairy cows from paddock to paddock but they never seem interested in the bird seed I put out for the sparrows and finches and other wild birds. Strange.

Changes in the wind said...

Wow what a week you've had. So glad no one was there when the fan fell and the baby goat situation is very odd and sad. The horses look happy as can be.

eileeninmd said...

Hello Terri, wonderful random images. I like the one of the horses buried in the hay. Prayers and good wishes for the Momma goat and baby. Happy Birthday to your Father! Thanks so much for linking up your post. Happy Monday, enjoy your day and new week!

Melanie said...

Scary about the falling fan! So good no one was under it. When I lived in Florida, my bird feeder was attached by squirrels. Have a lovely day.

Tanya Breese said...

oh i am sorry about the baby goat and its twin :( so glad nobody was hurt when the fan fell, yikes! love those RED shirts! happy birthday to your dad! i like boiled shrimp too :) i loved your randoms! thanks for linking up terri and have a great week ahead!

Red Rose Alley said...

I love those abandoned car photos that you take. They're quite unique. And a lovely picture of your dad and granddaughter, Terri. What a treasure. I lost my dad when I was 28, and miss him terribly. : )

~Sheri

Lowcarb team member said...

I did enjoy this post, certainly a lot of variety.
But, goodness, that falling fan could have been disastrous ... I am so pleased it wasn't.

Take Care, my good wishes.

All the best Jan

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Oh, sorry to hear about the little goat- so sad. Scary about the ceiling fan, too! Cute photos of your shrimp eating little guy and Grandpa and granddaughter. The horses look so happy, but the old car....not so much. Happy birthday to your Dad and hope you all have a good week.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

If I come visit your world, can we ride those horses. Been a while for me...