Saturday, September 27, 2014

Grab Bag -4

 sharing with...lots of memes. Scroll down to the photo that matches the meme ;)
 
Sweet Stoney Braveheart always insists on two peanuts at a time!
(He has the most magnificent tail I have ever seen on a squirrel)
 

Male House Finch, a common bird, but one of my favourites.
 
Nigella damascene (Love-in-a-Mist) 
Last week I featured the same flower in pink.  I was thrilled to have some blue, and some white ones bloom from the same seed packet.

Merfy, I just love this sweet little face and that cute nose!

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66 comments:

  1. Really neat that you got all three colors of that beautiful flower from one seed packet. The house finch was the most frequent feeder visitor when we had our Oregon house; I always loved seeing them.

    Hugs to sweet Merfy!

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  2. Every one is the most stunning, a story by themselves, but together, a volume. Merfy, the sweetest of all. Cheers, Jean.

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  3. Well, first of all I adore little Merfy. Definitely very special!!! A great series of photos for all these memes and thanks so much for including Today's Flowers Karen. Enjoy your weekend :)

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  4. Adorable shot of Merfy. Stoney's tail is very impressive.

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  5. Love the Squirrel and Finch however Merfly is just so cute, he gets my vote.

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  6. You are so good at capturing your things around you - which photo do I like the most today? All of them ;)

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  7. Stunning grab bag - each and every one.

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  8. Love your squirrels - that tail is amazing, and Merry - what a gorgeous face!

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  9. Another fine collection of photos. Keep on clicking.

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  10. Merfy's face is so appealing. An amzing, beautiful expression. And the squirrel's tail is incredibly bushy.

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  11. Karen, what a great post. I enjoyed all your photos.. The bushy tailed squirrel is a cutie. And the male House Finch is pretty. The blue flower is gorgeous, I have not seen one before! Adorable Merfy is the star of the post and my favorite. Thank you for linking up, have a happy weekend!

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  12. Oh My; Love the gorgeous tail and the beautiful 'Love-in-a-Mist'♡♡♡ Great friends or nature to us and your Merfy is just CUTE:-)

    Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

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  13. Came here again from critter meme.
    Your squirrel shots make me smile. So cute full mouth and tail.
    Love the dog face too :)

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  14. Perfect shots. Love all of them. Oh, animals are so cute!

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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  15. Great shots of Stoney....and Merfy is adorable!

    Happy weekend!

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  16. As always, it's a thrill to see what you've posted, Karen!

    Merf is adorbs!!!

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  17. What a glorious tail, for sure. And I love Merfy's smile. Too sweet. Have a great day. Jo

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  18. Indeed such a cute nose of Merfy!! And so lovely aspects in all photos! Have a great weekend!

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  19. Love the wild animals, but the puppy dog is just the cutest thing!
    Have a great weekend!
    Lea

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  20. love your grab bag of fur, feather, flower and fur, again. :)

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  21. Beautiful blue flower and great shots of the animals too.

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  22. that flower is amazing, i have never seen one before, not even a photo. also that is the biggest most awesome tail i have ever seen. great shots and kisses Merphy

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  23. I'm always blown away by nature's beauty ... which you have photographed so well.

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  24. With that bushy tail on the squirrel, you may be in for a cold winter. (Old farmer myth!) The red collar on the finch makes him seem regal. And, of course, I love seeing cute little Merfy!

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  25. Beautiful captures as always, Karen!! Just fed my squirrel family some peanuts, but they'll be back for more in an hour or less! And I always love to see the pics of Merfy!! Helps to fill the empty spot left by the loss of my Sam Schnauzer! Thanks for sharing! Love that sweet face! Hope your weekend is off to a good start! Enjoy!

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  26. Really great pics of Stoney. And Merfy is adorable. Enjoy the weekend Karen.

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  27. Such a beautiful squirrel! And greedy too. :-) That flower is just gorgeous! And Merfy is so cute!

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  28. Such a beautiful flower, I'm looking forward to seeing them in spring. The squirrel's tail is really full, and Merfy is adorable. From the pin feathers on the finch's face, I can see he is moulting before winter like my chickens.

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  29. Love them all, Karen! Grey squirrels always seem to have more luxurious tails than the black squirrels but Stoney's is especially nice indeed!

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  30. Great photos, the squirrel looks like a winner.

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  31. That squirrel made me laugh. Great pictures.

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  32. Beautiful shots, Karen! Your Merfy is just adorable.

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  33. Those are the CUTEST photos I think I've ever seen of a squirrel. Now that's what I call a perfect capture. There's a whole story in just one shot. Well done!

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  34. Stoney does, indeed, have a tail to be proud of! The Love-in-a-Mist bloom is gorgeous. Little Merfy is just adorable!

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  35. Aw, Merfy! :)

    Your finches are molting, just like ours.... I love those sweet birds and their sweet little voices!

    That blue flower is wonderful!

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  36. Great squirrel captures, but Murphy steals the show!!

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  37. Merry is so darn cute! And Stoney Braveheart is always a pleasure to see here! He does have quite the fluffy tail.

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  38. Beautiful images Karen! The squirrel is gorgeous and that tail certainly is magnificent.

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  39. These are great! I love that double-dipping squirrel.

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  40. That certainly is some tail - he must be on a healthy diet.
    I loved the House Finch of course - spot on portrait Karen, even down to the new tail feathers emerging.

    But Merfy stole the show as you knew he would.

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  41. Lovely Love-in-the-mist Karen and that squirrel really has style. Wish our house finches or common house sparrows were as pretty and colourful as yours.

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  42. I swear...that Merfy has stole my heart!!

    And that blue flower is stunning. I would love to have some like that in MY yard.

    Your finch is a great photo, and that squirrel certainly made me giggle.


    Thanks for sharing your link today at I'd Rather B Birdin'!!

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  43. These are all great pictures, Karen but the House Finch is the best for me. The feather detail is quite remarkable.

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  44. Love the squirrel pictures, they are so adorable. The little doggy is also very cute !

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  45. Beautiful photographs, Karen, and I just love Stoney and Merfy!!

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  46. Definitely loving your little flower blossom!

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  47. Great shots from lovely models! :)

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  48. Great shots! The squirrel is truly amazing!

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  49. So beautiful pictures, so detailed and such a cute squirrel.

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  50. Hi Karen,

    Beautiful blue bloom. Thanks for making Blue Monday special.

    Have a Beautiful Blue Monday!

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  51. Squirrels drive me crazy because they always clean out the feeders, but they are cute.

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  52. A fluffy tail indeed. It must be all that peanut oil.

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  53. Thats a tail and a half! Nice picture!

    Must be great to be able to carry a blanket like that around with you.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  54. I agree with you face with a wet nose is beautiful :))

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  55. An abundance of beauty Karen! Thanks for sharing the love up-close with I Heart Macro:-)

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