Hello, friends! I hope you’re doing well on this Friday. It’s time for another Random 5 Friday, a great meme started by Nancy at A Rural Journal.
The Altavista Christmas Parade was held last night. I took photos for the newspaper. This is the fifth Altavista parade I’ve covered. Larry met me and watched the floats go by as I stood in the street and tried for the best shots.
It was in the 60s during the parade—it definitely seemed too warm for such an event. Last year it was so cold, we bundled up and my fingers I used for picture-taking felt frozen. This year, I got hot.
The unseasonably warm weather will give way to a cold front on Saturday, with freezing rain expected on Sunday. Mother Nature never ceases to keep us on our toes!
|We haven't needed a fire for the last couple of days.|
Tuesday morning as I moved around the kitchen getting my breakfast, I looked out the window and saw a cardinal sitting in one of the holly bushes in the front yard. I grabbed my camera and tried a few shots through the window pane. I was reminded that I need to clean the windows.
Then I tried to sneak outside and around the house to get a better photo, even though I was wearing my Christmas pajamas and an old sweater.
But the bird must have heard me, or was frightened by my candy-cane-covered pajamas. He flew through the bushes as I came around the corner and flew into a camellia bush on the other side of the yard.
|It's not a great shot, but I thought he was so pretty, I had to try.|
Yesterday was a workday that reminded me of the saying that variety is the spice of life. I covered the annual planning session of the Board of Supervisors for much of the day. Then I stopped by the sheriff’s office to talk with an investigator about a couple of cases I’m covering. Then I had the parade photos to take. Yep, being a reporter for a small paper keeps me doing different things.
The plan is to put up our Christmas tree and do other decorating sometime this weekend. I can’t wait to have Christmas lights all around me.
What do you have planned for the weekend?