Monday, June 29, 2015

Summer Break 2015

 Summer has arrived, and with it came some special backyard visitors.
 
Baltimore Oriole (male), Rose-breasted Grosbeak (female), Black squirrel (Nutter)
 
It's school holidays for Beep (July & August),
and she is spending her weekdays with me (and Merfy).
We have lots of projects planned for home,
 and lots of relaxing time planned at the lake.
 

I'll only be popping into blog land occasionally.
 
CHEERS!
 
sharing with...
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38 comments:

Muffie said...

Enjoy summer with Beep!!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Gorgeous pics - and enjoy your break with that sweet fast-growing young lady at the beach. I'll be with you in spirit!

TexWisGirl said...

enjoy your summer, karen and beep!

Sylvia K said...

Ah, I do hope you and Beep and Merfy all have a wonderful, beautiful summer!! I love your captures for the day!! They are superb -- as always! Enjoy!!!

David Gascoigne said...

Great shots, Karen. I was interested to see the oriole feeding on the orange. This was always a tried and true method for me, but a friend of mine has even greater success with grape jelly. Next spring I am going to try putting it out right from the getgo. My friend says he can hardly turn his back before the birds are feeding on it and he refills a couple of times a day.

Nancy J said...

Lovely, and a half orange is the way to start any day. Enjoy days out with Merfy and Beep, I am longing for summer, and we are not really into our winter down here yet.

Stephanie said...

Have a great summer with Beep!

Judy said...

Love your photos. Have fun with Beep!

eileeninmd said...

Hi Karen, it will be wonderful to spend your summer with Beep and Merfy. Gorgeous images, I love the Orioles and the sunset is lovely. Have a happy new week!

Debbie said...

so jealous about your oriole, don't have too much fun ;)

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

It's always a treat when the orioles visit my garden in spring but once the nesting begins I don't see them any more.
Days at the beach and cozy fires at night for toasting marshmallows will make for a nice summer. Enjoy the time with your granddaughter.
Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday Karen.

RedPat said...

Love the Oriole pics, Karen! Have a great summer!!

Halcyon said...

Those orioles are gorgeous!

Felicia said...

have a wonderful summer.

Gemma Wiseman said...

Those little characters in the first collage are so cute. Adore the bushy tail of the squirrel. And the summer collage looks so filled with the joys of the outdoors.

Elephant's Child said...

Have a wonderful time together.
We will be here when you return.

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful summer for Karen, Beep and Merfy. You'll love it.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

WonderFul summer for all of you! Have fun, enjoy every minute. Rest up on the in between days!

carol l mckenna said...

Delightful summertime photos ~ love that doggie ~ do cute!

Happy week to you ~ Happy 4th of July in the USA
artmusedog and carol

Lisa Gordon said...

Looks like a beautiful summer, for you, Karen.
Enjoy every moment with beep!

Gail Dixon said...

You lucky girl to get the Baltimore Oriole! Sweet photos of Merfy and Beep. Enjoy your summer. Looks like y'all are off to a good start already. :)

Rajesh said...

Beautiful bird. That is a very pretty bird.

Barb said...

Your summer looks amazing - good that you can share it!

ladyfi said...

Wonderful shots. Enjoy your summer!

Adam Jones said...

The Baltimore Orioles look great and so colourful.

Andrea said...

That first bird is so very beautiful, we have an oriole colored like that but they are always in very tall places.

Silver Parrot said...

Those oriole photos are stunning!

DeniseinVA said...

Very special photos. Love the ones of Beep on the water. Cute birds and squirrel too.

Thanks so much for leaving my father-in-law such a lovely message Karen. It brightened his day.

Donna@Gardens Eye View said...

Enjoy your summer and all your special visitors!

bailey-road.com said...

Love those Orioles. Enjoy your time with Beep this summer.

Gayle said...

Beautiful Oriole. They are still alluding me.
Like the other photos too.

Lorrie said...

Enjoy your summer. Water and children make a perfect match. Love the Baltimore Oriole.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Wonderful captures! Enjoy your summer with Beep.

Marie C said...

Wonderful visitors, and great summer shots!

Margaret Adamson said...

A wonderful variety of shots on both the collages.

Mary Cromer said...

I like how everyone is staying in their area as for the wildlife treats you have provided. The Raccoon's around here would rib the birds and other wildlife of their enjoyment. It looks like a lovely time down by the water. If you have time, please stop by my 6 year blog anniversary~

Rambling Woods said...

Enjoy your break.... Michelle..

EG CameraGirl said...

Sounds like tou and Beep are looking forward to a wonderful summer together!