Saturday, June 7, 2014

A Few Of My Favourite Things

Some favourites in my yard from this week, to share this weekend,
with some of my favourite memes.
 
sharing with...
 
Grey squirrel (Nick)
 
Male Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Beaker)
 
Female Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Beakette)
 
Aquilegia "Bunting" (Columbine)
 
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66 comments:

lina@a happy family said...

Hello Nick, you're so cute. Pretty birds and flower!
Happy weekend, Karen.

orchid Miyako said...

Wow!!! Beautiful Nick and Grosbeak♡♡♡ And I LOVE the bright color of Aquilegia as well(^_^)v

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

Gunilla Bäck said...

Wonderful photos all of them! Nick is adorable and I like the reflections in his eye.

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Karen Nick is so cute and all your photos are very sharp and lovely. Have a great weekend.

Elephant's Child said...

Gorgeous. I have never grown a columbine (grannie's bonnets) that colour. I will have to look out for it.

Robert Nicolaescu said...

Beautiful series.

eileeninmd said...

The Grosbeaks are gorgeous.. And the columbine is beautiful. Thanks for linking up and have a happy weekend!

Nancy J said...

Your "Granny's Bonnet" is gorgeous, and Mrs Beakette, a title that suits her to a T. Cheers, Jean. p.s. Did I say a lovely series of pics today.

Icy BC said...

Beautiful and fantastic shots as always, Karen! Love your rose-breasted grosbeak! Just so beautiful..Happy weekend!

Jocee said...

Fabulous photos, squirrels always look so cute to me.

Adam Jones said...

Such a cute looking squirrel but the Grossbeak is astounding. What a bird!

Andy said...

Super closeups and super colours.

Buttons said...

Love your favourite things. Great shots Karen have a nice weekend. Hug B

Frank said...

Lovely set of photos Karen. I particularly adore that Aquilegia 'Bunting'.

Susan said...

Just love those little feet on Beaker! A sweet pose too :D)
Great photographs.

EG CameraGirl said...

Your yard was a beautiful place to be this week!

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

Lots of cuteness in your yard this week- even the scamp in the top pic! Love the purple flowers.

grammie g said...

Hi Karen.... Love those Grosbeaks,love to see them at the feeder!!
The columbine is grogeous, I guess you cover all the memes!! : }

Grace

TexWisGirl said...

just gorgeous shots, karen! i love that you name your visitors. :)

Debbie said...

gorgeous subjects, gorgeous images...cute little names for your companions!!!

Bob Bushell said...

Beauty, the Squirrel, the birds and a superb flower, you do photography so well.

Muffie said...

Such beauty you found in your yard!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

You name the animals in your yard?:)
I love the columbine. So pretty.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, yes!! Your favorite things are mine, too!! Hope your weekend is off to a great start, Karen!! I hope you can stop by and see the Teddy Bear pictures that I finally was able to upload!!

The Furry Gnome said...

Those are four spectacular pictures Karen!

Anni said...

My 'home' state, state flower!! I used to pick these when we lived in the mountains of Colorado...so pretty they are.

Loved your Grosbeak images. And the squirrel...has a notched ear, does it?

Thanks for linking this weekend.

Andrea Priebe said...

Nice clear shots of the adorable and the beautiful. I love your posts and I understand why these are some of your favorite things ... great job, Karen.

Andrea @ From The Sol

Phil Slade said...

Some lovely pictures for the weekend Karen. Obviously I'm rooting for the Beaker and Beakette. Great names. Are those your invention?

RedPat said...

Wow - great shots, Karen!

My Little Home and Garden said...

I wish you had been in my garden when the fledgling robin stopped by. You would have gotten a beautiful shot. You always do!

-Karen

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Some of my favorite things too all together on one of my favorite blogs!

Ela said...

Karen, your photos are gorgeous!
My favorite is the first photo.
Greetings

Pat said...

Sweet little NIck! All these shots are great, Karen.

Marie said...

I love these things, too! Beautiful photos!

Pamela Gordon said...

Really beautiful photos Karen. I love the one of the squirrel. Such great detail. And the one of the Columbine flower is exquisite.

Felicia said...

Love all your images Karen. beautiful columbine.

SquirrelQueen said...

Beautiful photos, I especially like the Columbine.

Ni de Aqui, Ni de Alla said...

Great pictures! Columbine is one the plants I want to have in my garden for next spring. I haven't see this color before, so pretty!

Roger said...

Bravo! Brilliant photos Flame. SYS.

Linda said...

Excellent pictures!

Stephanie said...

Fabulous images!

Linda W. said...

Awww...cute squirrel pic! And I love your photo of the columbine.

Jo said...

Wow Karen, I needed you to photograph my cobra and pied crow encounter! What stunning photography! I love your grossbeaks and have never seen this bird and would LOVE to. Thanks for visiting my blog, Hope to see you again. Greetings Jo

Birgitta said...

Great, sharp! Gorgeous shots!

Les... said...

Stunning work as always!!

You achieve sooooo much fine detail yet still capture the character of your subjects so beautifully!

Well done!!

Must say that Columbine is an absolute beauty too! *S*

Gattina said...

Beautiful pictures ! I love the squirrel !

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

Wonderful intimate views of your backyard critters!

vivi ka said...

Wow!! Great shots!

Roan said...

The birds aer amazing, as is the flower!

Kathy McB said...

Such beautiful clarity in your squirrel photo. Wonder what he's thinking? :).

Betsy Brock said...

Gorgeous bird photos today! I've joined up with Anni today, too. I'm already a follower but it's been a while since I've paid you a visit! So great to see your post today.

Me said...

Great shots of Beaker and Beakette, love the Columbine and Nick sure is a cutie.

Carver said...

I always love your animal photography and the columbine is beautiful.

Lisa Gordon said...

That columbine is gorgeous, Karen!

Connie Smiley said...

Wonderful shots--such excellent detail!

Sheila at WolfSongBlog.Com said...

Wow, beautiful, beautiful photos! So sharp!

Felicia said...

Still love all your images even after looking at them a second time.

Gemma Wiseman said...

Wonderful collection of beautiful characters. especially love the shiny eye of the little squirrel.

Gail Dixon said...

Stellar shots, Karen! Beautiful focus, exposure and composition. You've got it all! I'm going to have to check out some of those memes.

Rambling Woods said...

Nice that you have a pair...

maryaustria said...

These shots are all fantastic. These columbine blossom is very pretty... And the eyes of the squirrel... Amazing!

NatureFootstep said...

lol, love that blue columbine. :)

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

Striking photos! Well shot.
Our pregnant deer hasn't turned up, nor its babe. It's been several days. I wait with baited breath!
(ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

cathy @ma vie trouvee said...

wow - amazing bird photos - so sharp. and the dwarf dahlia - I have not seen this - a wonderful Friday find indeed!

Laura said...

So much beauty Karen! Thanks for sharing the love up-close with I Heart Macro as always:-)

Stewart M said...

I do like the Beaker!

Nice pictures.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne