Saturday, May 24, 2014

Grab Bag -2

sharing with...TODAY'S FLOWERS and NF BLO-MA
 I couldn't resist bringing this "Aztec Sunset" dahlia home, to put in my garden.
 
sharing with...CAMERA CRITTERS and SATURDAY'S CRITTERS 
 Black squirrel (Coalter)
 
sharing with... I'D RATHER B BIRDIN'   
Oh, what have we here? It's a lifer for me.
A little teaser of what's to come. (Baltimore Oriole)
 
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53 comments:

Elephant's Child said...

Stunning - as always. Thank you.

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Fresh and beautiful.

I just took a pic of my pink dahlias today. Working on a post. First time I ever bought them. (Went nuts last week.) : - )

orchid Miyako said...

Wow; elegant pink dahlia and sweet and adorable squirrel plus elegant bird ♡♡♡

Sending you Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako* 

Margaret Adamson said...

the Black Squirrel posed beautifully for you. All great shots

Indrani said...

Terrific shots! I like black bushy tailed one very much. :)

lina@a happy family said...

Came from critter meme :)
Cute squirrel and pretty bird, Karen. Happy weekend :)

HOOTIN ANNI said...

If only these beauties would thrive in our temperate zone...it's gorgeous.

And the squirrel...gotta love 'em.

Congratulations on spotting the Oriole!! They're so pretty.

Have a great weekend...
Hootin' Anni
and
Anni @ I'd Rather B Birdin'

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

Pretty flower and bird...even the pesky squirrel is cute.

Icy BC said...

Beautiful photos, Karen!
The Baltimore oriole is what I'm after, but my camera has no capability to reach them :-(

TexWisGirl said...

LOVE coalter! :) always look forward to your posts. :)

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Lovely dahlia Karen! Glad you saw the Oriole. I have two pair coming to my feeders. Love seeing them.

Willow said...

These are all fabulous ~ love the black squirrel !

Sylvia K said...

Your posts/photos always take my breath away, Karen, and today is no exception! Such a beautiful, colorful flower and of course I love the squirrel and such a lovely little bird!! So much beauty to start my day! Thank you!! Have a wonderful weekend!!

CJ said...

Your Dahlia is beautiful. I think the only place I have seen black squirrels was in Hannibal, Missouri. Apparently there is a huge colony of them there. In my neck of the woods (Western PA) they are mostly gray with an occasional red or brown squirrel.

Linda W. said...

Love the flower! It's colors are fabulous.

Muffie said...

Love that gorgeous dahlia! That little oriole looks as if he's trying to hide!

Judy said...

Beautiful, as always, Karen

Pamela Gordon said...

Oooo, that dahlia is gorgeous! What a colour.

Gunilla Bäck said...

The dahlia is amazing and the critters are very cute.

Rajesh said...

Very cute squirrel.

Phil Slade said...

OK Karen, I'm hooked. Let's have more orioles soon please.

Christian Weiß said...

Great photos and a beautiful bird.

RedPat said...

I'm off to the garden centre next week! Love Coalter.

My Little Home and Garden said...

That dahlia is a showstopper. Wow!

Rambling Woods said...

Congrats on the lifer!

SquirrelQueen said...

I love that gorgeous dahlia, what a great find. Adorable squirrel and Baltimore Oriole too.

Judy said...

And why should you resist such a beautiful colour for an iris?!!! The squirrel is so cute!

Hailey said...

Dahlia's are my new favorite flowers! Beautiful, I can't wait for mine to grow!!!

Debbie said...

My oriole was a lifer as well, and now she's gone. Perhaps she flew to see you!! The dalia is gorgeous, no one could resist that beauty!!

Carletta said...

The color of the dahlia is lovely!
I keep looking g at the fur on the squirrel and it looks so soft. :)

Gary Phillips said...

Great series Karen. Boom, Bobbi and Gary.

Minoru Saito said...

Hi,Karen. Nice captures. All of the flower shot and a squirrel and a bird shots are very beautiful. The squirrel is very cute too. Thanks for sharing. Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

Arija said...

A superb Dahlia and I haven't seen a black squirrel since we were last in Kingston Ont.

Roan said...

I love the Dahlia colors and that black squirrel is a cutie! We used to see Baltimore Orioles around here all the time, but haven't seen one in recent years.

eileeninmd said...

Hello Kare, lovely flowers and the squirrel is cute. I do not remember seeing a black squirrel. And the Oriole is beautiful. Thank you so much for linking up to my critter party.. Have a happy day!

Ela said...

Karen, your photos are gorgeous, as always ! I love your black squirrel :))

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

Love the brilliant color of the newly arrived orioles!

Our photos said...

Wow, that is nice. I love the Dahlia !

Lisa Gordon said...

That dahlia is gorgeous, Karen. Such beautiful colors.

Bob Bushell said...

Aha, so you have a lifer, the Baltimore Oriole, it would be for me. Beautiful shots Karen.

Laura said...

wonderful series Karen… LOVE that blossom especially.

maryaustria said...

Wonderful shots! The black squirrel is amazing!
To answer your question about the third blue flower: it´s a Nigella damascena of love-in-a-mist :)

Les... said...

terrific pics! love the Dahlias colors and texture!

and a new squirrel! I love the name coalter - so clever *S*

and what a teaser pic of the Baltimore Oriole! Cant wait to see the other ones *VBS*

Les... said...

terrific pics! love the Dahlias colors and texture!

and a new squirrel! I love the name coalter - so clever *S*

and what a teaser pic of the Baltimore Oriole! Cant wait to see the other ones *VBS*

Carver said...

The flowers are beautiful and great shots of the bird and squirrel too.

DeniseinVA said...

Oh my gosh, my mouth dropped open at that first photo, such a stunning photo and one gorgeous flower. The name really fits this beauty. I always enjoy your black squirrels, this cutie is adorable and the Baltimore Oriole, those colors are something else. Happy day to you Karen :)

David Gascoigne said...

By now we are getting used to Baltimore Orioles and already I have seen a couple of nests under construction, but the first one of the spring is sure an occasion for rejoicing.

Gail Dixon said...

This variety of dahlias is so pretty! Mine are red and white, but I like this color scheme a lot. Coalter...what a cute name for this little guy. :)

Gail Dixon said...

Oh! Congrats on the lifer. How exciting!!

NatureFootstep said...

congrats to the lifer :)

A beautiful flower for Blo-Ma. :)

Felicia said...

I don't blame you, I would have brought the dahlia home too. It's lovely, cute squirrel

MitchyLR said...

Hi Karen!! Wonderful shots. I really love that dahlia!!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Congrats on the beautiful lifer -- the dahlia is gorgeous. And I don't remember Coalter, but like all your wild "pets" he is a handsome little devil!