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:

  1. 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.) : - )

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

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

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  3. the Black Squirrel posed beautifully for you. All great shots

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

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

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  6. 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'

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

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

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

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

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  11. These are all fabulous ~ love the black squirrel !

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  12. 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!!

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  13. 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.

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  14. Love the flower! It's colors are fabulous.

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

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  16. Beautiful, as always, Karen

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  17. Oooo, that dahlia is gorgeous! What a colour.

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  18. The dahlia is amazing and the critters are very cute.

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

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  20. Great photos and a beautiful bird.

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

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

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

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

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  25. 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!!

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

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  27. Great series Karen. Boom, Bobbi and Gary.

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  28. 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.

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

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  30. 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.

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  31. 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!

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

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  33. Love the brilliant color of the newly arrived orioles!

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  34. Wow, that is nice. I love the Dahlia !

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  35. That dahlia is gorgeous, Karen. Such beautiful colors.

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

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  37. wonderful series Karen… LOVE that blossom especially.

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  38. 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 :)

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  39. 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*

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  40. 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*

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

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  42. 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 :)

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  43. 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.

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  44. 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. :)

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  45. Oh! Congrats on the lifer. How exciting!!

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  46. congrats to the lifer :)

    A beautiful flower for Blo-Ma. :)

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

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

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  49. 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!

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