Friday, 5 June 2015

Five on Friday

Five musings from my week -

 Upon watering the potted fruit trees this morning I thought I spotted a strange bird at the feeder station. It was strange all right! Once I had fully opened my eyes I realised it was a coconut half.

We spotted these the other day in the garden, spider nests, spider egg cases? Whatever, they are full of teeny tiny baby spiders. I've spotted some hatching.

My granny stripe blanket has been relegated to the back of the small sofa for the summer. You know just to keep the sofa cosy during the night. I like the look of it there so when time allows I shall be making a granny square blanket for the back of the other sofa. Mike understandably is thrilled by this plan, I heard him muttering the other day about where it all went wrong!

 The sweet cherry tree is loaded with cherry's this year, the sour one is too for that matter. The question is How many will the blackbirds leave for me this year? A strong guess is 0!

I think these are Alpacas, Mike could imitate them quite well so they came over for a closer look. The thought of attaching an extension cable to Mikes hair trimmer thing did cross my mind (more than once)

Joining in with Amy's Five on Friday. Do take a look at the others. Enjoy your day all x

36 comments:

  1. Your comment about the Alpacas made me smile, I would have been tempted too. Have a great weekend.

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  2. I'm laughing about the alpacas. You could definitely have some fun with the hair trimmer. Come the revolution, Mike will be glad to have wool blankets about the place. He just needs a while to realise their true value. He'll get there, I'm confident of it. CJ xx

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  3. Your five musing made me smile Jo I love the idea of the hair trimmer, and a spiders nest how interesting, your blanket looks lovely and cheerful there, men what do they know haha have a great weekend. :) x

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  4. The alpacas are looking at you rather suspiciously! Have a good weekend. :-)

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  5. Love the alpacas. It's a definite sign that summer is here when the granny blankets are folded and become just decorative.

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  6. Alpacas seem to be fashionable at the moment. I know two places round our way where they have a sizeable herd of them - maybe 25 or 30? Have you read about the craze in Japan for trimming the facial fur of small dogs into a cube shape? It makes the dogs look really ridiculous, poor things!

    http://www.boredpanda.com/taiwanese-square-dog-haircut-taiwan/

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  7. Wow, you will have loads of cherries, my favourite summer fruit, but the season is so short.

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  8. Ewww... spider nests. I'd be staying clear of those! However, those alpacas are pretty adorable. I hear they quite often have personalities to match their goofy faces! Have a wonderful weekend!
    www.queenbcreativeme.blospot.com

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  9. I am not so fond of spiders, but I would let them live as long as they are outside.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  10. Ha ha, had to laugh about the coconut half, should have gone to Specsavers. The alpacas are so cute, are they in the field next to your house? I think I'd be looking over the fence all day if I had alpacas for neighbours.

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    1. They are in the field next to the one behind my house, there are a few of them. The two you see above are Mikes new friends!

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  11. You are not a morning person Jo, loved your coconut bird, love the wild life at the bottom of the garden.

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  12. Oh you are funny, thinking of giving those Alpacas a haircut. Cute.

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  13. What a lovely 5 on Friday. I LOVE your granny stripe blanket. Have a lovely day and weekend.
    Julie

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  14. Ha! Good post Jo :) I've seen more than my share of "coconut" birds now that my eyes are growing dim(mer). I'd say go for it with a little trimming of a friendly alpaca ... make sure you get enough for two mittens or a hat! Maybe Mike will help with colour selection for the new blanket? Have a great week!
    Wendy

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  15. A good FoF post which had me smiling.
    Thanks, and you too. Flighty xx

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  16. Hi sweet lady! What a joy to come by for a visit :) Your pictures were a delight to look at and brought a smile to my face. I love your pretty blanket....did you make it?

    Have a wonderful weekend! Hugs!

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  17. So funny about your 'new' bird :o) Are those teeny tiny spiders black and orange? I can't remember the name for them but they are quite common in the UK, although we don't seem to get them here. I am now busy imagining Mike's alpaca impression, which is making me smile not inconsiderably.... :o) xx

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    1. I don't think so, more like a beige/brown. They really are very tiny. Mike got a shouting at as one of the Alpacas refused to leave & spent the night by the fence!

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  18. My first visit! I am new to Amy's meme. Wonderful post! I laughed and laughed over that coconut! I think I've done the same thing before but I can't remember what the object really was...a plastic bag or something. I don't see where you live on your blog...I'm assuming the UK. Have an awesome day!

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  19. Oh dear that is funny about the coconut! I probably would have done the same thing!
    I think i would keel over and die if i found those spiders! Ugh! *shudders*
    Alpaca fibre makes the most wonderful yarn, i think it has to be washed well first though, to make i super soft... or something to that effect... or am i thinking of sheep's wool? ... Shut up Diva...you're rambling ;)

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  20. My eyes certainly aren't what they used to be. We visited an alpaca farm a couple of years ago. Such fun critters. Love the granny stripe as it is so easy to whip up. Best wishes, Tammy

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  21. Not sure about the spiders, but everything else is good!! So funny about you thinking you had a new bird, I do that sort of thing when I peer out of the window in the morning too, eyes still half shut! Mike will just have to mutter about the blanket, or not be allowed to use it come winter!! Thank you so much as always for joining in. I hope that you have a great weekend! xx

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  22. I love your granny stripe blanket, beautiful colours.

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  23. Love the granny blanket. I have a similar one my mother made for me years ago. Could not part with it and my Grandchildren love to cosy up with it in the Winter.

    Great image of the Alpaca......there are some in the field opposite our home. I love their faces, full of curiosity.

    Have a good weekend.....

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  24. Hehe! I had a similar problem as you with the half coconut before I got new glasses, I also love your Alpaca comment Mande me giggle. Lovely pictures, have a great weekend x

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  25. Alpacas are adorable, we have a farm near us that we love to visit. I'm visiting from Five on Friday/

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  26. Love the Alpacas and had a chuckle at the coconut half as I've done similar so often. Hope you get lots of cherries, the bullfinches got to our plum tree so no plums this year. Tell Mike sofas need to wear crocheted blankets ;) Hx

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  27. Have spider reservations as I try to pretend they don't exist! Loved your tale of the bird/coconut and the alpacas too. When I see something non-birdlike on our feeders it is usually an upside down squirrel:)

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  28. I am sure the alpacas won't notice. It'll be like a specs savers advert.

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  29. Aww love the spiders. The silly haired alpacas are adorable

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  30. The birds never leave me any plums, and I had to share my blueberries with a very persistent blackbird last year.
    Leanne xx

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  31. I LOVE alpacas - and at least you are unlikely to be troubled by foxes. But you did make me laugh with the coconut shell. I know the feeling. x

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  32. Wow I've never seen baby spiders accumulated like that! The alpacas are beautiful, what lovely neighbours :) And I love your blanket x

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