Feathers On Friday: Seeing Double

Mervyn Muscovy scooting past without stopping to greet anyone. Well,Β  I guess that’s what neighbours do these days.


We have a delightful elderly couple living next door and this morning, they called to ask if they and their son can come round on Sunday to sit outside in our lanai and listen to me play the piano. Apparently it’s something they have really missed during lock-down. So, we’ll put up the sun umbrella, open a bottle of Prosecco, socially distance the seating and tell the goldfish not make a noise. I’m really looking forward to our first visitors in almost three months.

Wishing you all a happy and peaceful weekend.

74 comments on “Feathers On Friday: Seeing Double

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    • Thanks for asking, Gunta. It’s a longish story, but they didn’t come round in the end. Hubby and I drank the Prosecco, ate the chocolate truffles and played the piano to ourselves. πŸ˜…

  2. Your goldfish sometimes makes noise? Lol. Sounds like you will have a nice a time, though I think your neighbors will enjoy more. I was taking a walk in my neighborhood a month ago, when I heard a mother and daughter playing musical instruments for their cul-de-sac neighbors. I joined the audience while socially distancing with them, and it was really nice I must say. I may pass by to listen to you as well.

  3. I think he was not rode to not stopping to greet you. He must have something on his mind.

    I would love to come and listen to you playing piano too. Please have a great time!

  4. Amazing colours of the feathers…. and sure reflection too. Thank you dear Sylvia, have a nice day, Love, nia

  5. What a lovely thing to do Sylvia! We had a young neighbour with a baby grand piano, and we often heard him play, it was wonderful, eventually some neighbours asked if he would leave the door open, and he did…what a way to spend the afternoon!
    Enjoy your music and your first visitors.

  6. That visit sounds delightful, Sylvia. I didn’t know you played the piano. I did for years, but when we moved to Illinois, there was no room for our piano so I gave it away. Perhaps one day again.

    There’s one Muscovy duck at the Preserve and he’s quite the guy!! Such an interesting-looking duck. Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy the Prosecco. We’ve been enjoying cold Pino Grigio.


  7. Beautiful photo. We had friends round for SD coffees in the garden today and it was delightful after all this time with no visitors. It felt very strange not to invite them inside and not to hug them but it was a really lovely couple of hours. Enjoy your afternoon as I’m sure your neighbours will. Wish I could hear your piano playing. πŸ™‚

  8. I know exactly how you feel, Sylvia. After a period of solitude, there is a wonderful feeling of being able to reconnect. And what a great way to connect – sitting under the sun umbrella with an opened bottle of Prosecco and music coming through the open window played by a divine pianist. I’ll be beaming over to join you shortly.

  9. That sounds lovely. What a sweet gift that you can give the elderly couple the joy of your musical talents Sylvia. It warms my heart to think of it. Have a lovely time.

  10. I’m sure Mervyn would have stopped if you were playing then, Sylvia… although you may not have seen him!
    Enjoy your weekend!

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