Saturday, December 14, 2013

Meme Mania

It's such a busy time of year for everyone! I have been very ill with pneumonia for over 6 weeks, but I am happy (and relieved) to report, I am getting better...but now I have a lot of catching up to do in a very short period of time, to get ready for Christmas. 
 
So...today's post is 3 photos that I am sharing with many memes. I usually post one theme for various memes, but I am contributing to numerous ones, all at once this weekend, due to time constraints. I snapped these pics from inside my home, through the windows (again), while I was sick.
 
Hosting a meme takes a lot of time, effort and dedication. Without these memes, many blogger's photos would never be viewed, so I am sending out a big "Thank you" to all the meme hosts!
 
sharing with...
 I'D RATHER B BIRDIN'   (Anni)
Female Cardinal
 
sharing with...
CAMERA CRITTERS (Misty Dawn)
SATURDAY'S CRITTERS , a new meme at "Viewing Nature With Eileen"
 Stoney Braveheart

sharing with...
TODAY'S FLOWERS (Denise)
I HEART MACRO  (Laura)
MACRO MONDAY 2 (Gemma, Magical Mystery Teacher)
BLUE MONDAY  (Sally)
Rose of Sharon seed pods.

I also want to thank my followers for stopping by and leaving such kind comments!

Cheers!
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72 comments:

Hazel said...

Sorry you were sick, but glad you're feeling better. I love your photos. Gorgeous!

SquirrelQueen said...

Gorgeous photos, I love them all but from my screen name you can guess my favorite. He is adorable.

Sorry to hear you have been sick, hope you continue to recover.

Lotta said...

Wow, a lot of beautiful pic´s! I really like them all!

Elephant's Child said...

I am so very glad that your health is starting to improve. About time.
And love ALL of your photos.

Red Nomad OZ said...

What a great collection!! I like them all, but that touch of red on the cardinal gives it the edge!

Joop Zand said...

Your pictures are fantastic Karen...... i like them all.

Greetings, Joop

Joop Zand said...

Your pictures are fantastic Karen...... i like them all.

Greetings, Joop

Icy BC said...

These are fantastic photos, Karen! The lady cardinal is just so pretty. Take care and get well soon..

Betty Manousos said...

dear karen, sorry to hear that you were sick, but glad you're feeling better.

i adore your photos, my fave is the first one.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Seems a lot of us bloggers have been under the weather so to speak...hope soon, you'll be 100%!!!

Love your photos this week. You do have a meme mania going on here.

Happy Weekend...
Hootin' Anni
and
Anni @ I'd Rather B Birdin'

eileeninmd said...

I am happy you are feeling better.. I enjoyed your birdies and the cute squirrel. And I thank you for joining Saturday's Critters. Have a happy weekend!

Indrani said...

Lovely pictures for the memes.
Get well soon, my wishes!

Pam :) said...

Hopefully you will continue to feel better each and everyday Karen.
Miss Cardinal looks so sweet perched in the tree. As does the Squirrel.
happy weekend to you :)

EG CameraGirl said...

The female cardinal is stunning, Karen!

bree said...

stony is so cute!:) when did you take these photos?

The Furry Gnome said...

Fabulous pictures! Hope you're feeling better.

Robyn said...

Karen,
Sorry to hear you have been sick, but glad you are on the mend. Don't push yourself too hard.

Lovely pictures. I enjoy the photographic little creatures so many bloggers share.

TexWisGirl said...

even when you're ill, you still rock the photos! these are all wonderful. :) and you rocked the memes, too. you are a great blogger, participant commenter and friend. :)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Karen I'm so glad you are getting better!! I wish I could take half such good pictures when I'm well as you can when you're sick. Keep on getting well, don't let the Holidays stress you.

acreativeharbor.com said...

Be well ~ sending lots of healing hugs ~ Fantastic
critter shots ~ thanks, carol, xxx

Carver said...

I'm sorry you've been sick but glad you're on the mend. Great shots.

Sylvia K said...

I love these and you could post them every week and I would never tire of them! I'm so sorry you've been ill and I do hope you're feeling much better -- don't overdo getting ready for Christmas, just enjoy and know I'll be sending good thoughts your way!! Take care, Karen!!

DeniseinVA said...

Karen, I really do thank you a whole lot for linking with Today's Flowers in this one. So many lovely photos. Hope you are feeling a lot better after your bout with pneumonia and please don't overdo things because I know how you can get so run down afterwards. It takes a while for the energy level to get back to normal. Wishing you back to 100% good health :)

Gail Dixon said...

Goodness, didn't realize you had pneumonia! Glad you're on the mend. Every time I see Rose of Sharon, I think of The Grapes of Wrath's character. SToney Braveheart is so cute with his greedy little stash. :)

Muffie said...

Beautiful photos, as always. Glad to hear you're on the mend.

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

Beautiful photos! The female cardinal has her own beauty though she's not as flashy as the male. And I adore squirrels.

I'm sorry you've been sick, and I hope you will soon be fully recovered! You have a beautiful blog. I found you through Saturday's Critters. :-)

My Odd Sock said...

Great pics! Feel like I could reach out and feed the animals!
Get well.

RedPat said...

So glad you are feeling better, Karen! The pics are wonderful as usual!

Ela said...

Gorgeous photos and co a lovely squirrel and cardinal

Ellie said...

It's so good to hear you are feeling better after such a long period of feeling unwell.
You have some really lovely shots here, your first one is like a Christmas card, so pretty :))

HansHB said...

A gorgeous post for the bird-theme!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Karen, I'm sorry to heart that you have been sick and hope you are on the mend now. You've gotten some wonderful photos through your window! I scrolled through several of your posts and they are great!
Thanks for taking the time to stop by today.

Debbie said...

oh karen, i did not know you were still sick!! i sure do hope you feel better soon!!

your images are beautiful...i tried to pick a favorite but it changed as i scrolled ;)

Lmkazmierczak said...

Great shots....sorry you had a bout with pneumonia...all the best♪ http://lauriekazmierczak.com/night-pixels/

Beth Edwards said...

i wonder what the miss cardinal is eating? snow or seeds? or? ( :

Me said...

Cool shots, the Rose of Sharon pods are really unique.

Carole M. said...

beautiful photos, each one, but that cardinal plucks a chord in my heart

Dimple said...

These are beautiful photos, Karen, I think your windows are very clean!
Sorry to hear you've been ill, but glad you are mending.
Blessings!

Sandy Carlson said...

These are pure delight! They make me think of Thanksgiving.

magiceye said...

Beautiful captures!

Heres wishing you speedy recovery!

Stephanie said...

Wishing you speedy recovery soon. Fantastic shots!

Rajesh said...

Wonderful shots. Very cute bird.

Our photos said...

Your pictures are Beautiful Karen!

Oman said...

not just for meme but your photos are really magazine-material. awesome shots.

Susie Clevenger said...

What fantastic shots!!

Ileana said...

Great shots! you are a good photographer!:)

Villrose said...

Wonderful, all three of them:-)
No stress! Christmas comes anyway.

Gemma Wiseman said...

Really sorry to hear that you have been so unwell for such a long period of time. I can relate because I have been struggling with stress and headaches - end of school reports etc. It's tough. I have missed participating in a number of my regular memes. But glad you are feeling better and appreciate your thoughts for meme hosts.
So love the artistic beauty of those yellow seed pods in the last photo. And your little cardinal and squirrel are both so adorable. I tend to favour Mr Bushy Tail. So love the curve of his tail.
Happiest Christmas to you.

Les... said...

so good to know you are getting better again! keep those incredibly good pics coming! *VBS*

Helen said...

Really lovely focused shots love the bird

Pat said...

I'm so glad that you are getting better. These are lovely shots.

Laura said...

May you feel moments of ease each and every day Karen. Your photos are so lovely...thanks for sharing the love up-close with I Heart Macro:-)

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

Good your are in recovery!
I love the photos.
I killed my Rose of Sharon, oops.
Happy to see your seed pods!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Glad you are feeling better, and I want to add my thanks to all the meme hosts out there. I don't do it often enough, and they deserve a huge THANK YOU.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Beautiful shots! I'm so glad to hear that you're feeling better.

lina@home tips said...

Nice to hear good news about your present health condition.
Enjoying your shots, Karen.

Sharon Wagner said...

Sorry to hear about the sick bug. But thanks for sharing!

SmilingSally said...

Hi Karen,

Thanks for sharing your pretty blue sky. I'm glad you got to take photos even while sick. Pneumonia is a big thing.

Happy Blue Monday!

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

I'm glad to hear you are on the mend! The mommy cardinal is very beautiful.

Madge Bloom said...

Thank you for coming by sharing your creative photography on the Weekly Top Shot, #113!

Mary said...

Wonderful photos! Love the squirrel!

Katrin said...

Just wanted to tell you how much I love your pictures!

molly said...

Lovely selection of shots

Mollyxxx

NatureFootstep said...

beautiful image of the female Cardinal. Glad you are finally better. Hope it stays that way.

Hannah said...

It's great that you are feeling better, pneumonia is so debilitating. I love your great shot of the Cardinal, they are a favorite bird of mine but I don't live where they do anymore.

Dianne said...

Hi Karen ... such a long time to be sick but don't over-do it now with your Christmas Chores. I didn't know about all these memes so must take a visit to some of them.
Love that girgeous Stoney Heart Squirrel.
Take Care. xx


"Adelaide and Beyond"

Joy H said...

Beautiful photos! I love squirrels!
Well except if they were in my attic.

ladyfi said...

So pretty! Get well soon!

Judy said...

Six weeks is a long time to be sick!! Glad you are on the mend!!And if this is what you can do from inside the house, I will certainly have to check out what you do when you are unleashed on the world!!!
My favourite is the cardinal!!! I love the bits on her beak!!

Buttons said...

Oh Karen I am so sorry I did not know about your being not well I am so happy you are on the mend. Amazing shots. HUGS B

Icy BC said...

It is so good to critters in the winter! Love your shots and the last one is fantastic!

Judy at Peace Be With You said...

So glad you're feeling better, Karen.