I already have this sunset in my header, but I love the colors so much that I wanted to show it again in a larger size. Which brings me to one reason I posted this today. It's Random 5 Friday at Nancy's and my first random fact is:
1. I love sunsets. That is something you've probably noticed if you are a regular reader here. This sunset was shot from the front of my house. I'm so blessed to have wonderful views of the sunsets in front of the house and then many awesome sunrises (if I'd get up early enough to catch them!) that I see out my kitchen window. And just over the hill is a large lake that I can easily drive to if I want a lake sunset.
2. I don't like winter weather.. And that's a fact! We woke up to close to 2 inches of snow yesterday and it was bitterly cold all day. I know that is nothing for those of you who live further north and out east who are in the path of the heavy snows this week. Please stay safe and warm!
3. I saw my first American
Kestrel several weeks ago. He
didn't hang around long and I shot this while hanging out my window. He was a little bigger than a Robin and I wish I'd gotten a shot of his backside but he sat like this for quite a long time before flying away and I haven't seen him since. I love his colors and the marking on his head.
4. This is the mess that we have in front of our house at the moment. Our foundation work will be done as soon as they get the concrete slab we call our front patio/porch broken up and removed. We have had water getting into our basement when we have the really heavy rains and the work being done will hopefully stop it from coming in. We won't have to tear up the driveway because the basement doesn't extend that far.
5. It seems to be a fact, at least for us, that when one project is started it always leads to another. We were hopeful that this project would go smoothly, but we have found that behind the part of the slab that was removed against the house that the sill plate has rotted from the moisture. So here we go...more repairs. They will remove the rest today, so we'll have a better idea of how much needs to be replaced. Looking at it from inside the basement, it looks like it was only in one small area and we'd never noticed it before. I'm hoping it was only confined to that one small area!
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Until next time...