Saturday, August 2, 2014

Guts And Glory

Guts, as in glutton.
 
Yep, it's Stoney Braveheart,
He visits the yard at least 5 times a day, 
and always takes two peanuts at a time.
 
 
Glory, as in astounding beauty.
 
Centaurea cyanus, or cornflower, bachelor's button.
Beep, my granddaughter, grew these from seed in my garden.
In herbalism, a decoction of cornflower is effective in treating eye ailments.
 
Many thanks go out to all my blog buddies that have stopped by, left kind comments, and encouraging words, during my recent health dilemma. Your support means a lot to me!
 
sharing with...
 TODAY'S FLOWERS  BLUE MONDAY 

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61 comments:

  1. Love the squirrel...and the bachelor photo is gorgeous, such brilliant color

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  2. Even the 'guts' is glorious.
    And I hope the optic neuritis is easing off. Hugs.

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  3. Super flower, and gutsy, well he is hungry. I do hope your recent flare-up is settling down, and lots of TLC ( Via cyberspace) and love from down under.. Hugs,XXX Jean.

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  4. Great pics Karen, little squirrel making sure he doesn't miss out. The cornflower is very pretty, I just love that shade of blue.

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  5. The squirrel photo made me laugh! He's being a tad piggy. :))

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  6. Karen, love the squirrel with the mouthful. and the flower is lovely. Your granddaughter must be very happy that these pretty flowers have bloomed from her seeds.. I hope you are feeling better. Take care! Thank you for linking up to my critter party.. Have a happy weekend!

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  7. Beautiful shots, Karen!

    Continue on healing, relaxing, and take good care of yourself!

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  8. Brilliant shot of the squirrel......and doesn't he look healthy!
    Cornflowers are always lovely,especially on the edge of cornfields.

    Happy weekend!
    Ruby

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  9. Oh Karen he is quite the little "Greedy Guts" we used to call them:) Take care of yourself. Great shots. Hug B

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  10. that squirrel image literally made me lose it...too funny.

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  11. i love your squirrel buds - even the hogs! :)

    beautiful cornflower, too. stay 'braveheart', karen!

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  12. My, that's a glutton. Two nuts in his mouth. Think of the equivalent of us humans trying to do the same thing with objects of equivalent relative size. Amazing. But efficient.

    Love the flower. Your grandchild must be so pleased.

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  13. gorgeous flower and old stony braveheart is adorable and so fluffy and healthy and the photo is so real i tried to pet his tail. hope you feel better soon

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  14. Oh, they're such little piggies!! That cornflower is gorgeous -- Beep did a great job as a gardener.
    I hope you're remaining healthy after the ON, and that you'll be sharing your beautiful pix with us again.

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  15. I love it when they hide things and don't remember where they put them!!!!...:)JP

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  16. Ah, we both have those squirrel hogs, Karen!! Mine here carry off two peanuts at a time, too, although much of the time they just climb on the porch railing and eat away!! And Beep does have such gorgeous flowers! I do love the color! I'm sure she's so proud of them and she should be!!

    I'm so hoping that you have a better week ahead! I am holding good thoughts for you every day!

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  17. Braveheart is sooooo cute and your cornflowers are beautiful. Hope you are continuing to get better.

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  18. It is fun to see squirrel in action.

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  19. Cute shot of the piggy squirrel- they are adorable, but such pesky fellas. I hope you are feeling better. Have a great weekend!

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  20. Beautiful shots! Take care, Karen!

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  21. I too almost thought of the squirrel as a "greedy glutton," but it is only doing what needs to be done in order to survive. Just think of how many it could carry if it had cheek pouches!

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  22. The 2 peanuts stuffed in his mouth sure makes a cute photo! Love it.

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  23. I have always liked squirrel pics. Great catch of the little Stoney Braveheart. Hope the vision is improving.

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  24. Wow! That's one greedy and cheeky squirrel.

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  25. Great pictures of both the squirrel and Cornflower. The squirrel picture made me smile!

    Get better soon!:)

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  26. Glutton is a well chosen word ... I have a lot of gluttony at my feeders, both squirrels and chipmonks with their cheeks stuffed full of goodies. This was a great catch on your part, I must say. The cornflowers grow as weeds on the sides of the roads in our area. They add a touch of beauty to what would otherwise be a boring landscape.

    Andrea @ From The Sol

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  27. Nice shot of the squirrel. You caught him with his mouth full! :)

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  28. That is one greedy little squirrel, but oh so cute! That bachelor's button is exquisite.

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  29. Look at those cheeks!!!
    I. LOVE. Stoney.

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  30. Beautiful and animated critters. Fun to watch too.

    Get well soon!

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  31. A winning combination, critters and flowers. Both photos a complete joy. Thanks Karen! Have a great weekend :)

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  32. Thinkin' bout you.... hope you're on the way UP!

    I think Stoney's feat of two peanuts at a time is pretty glorious too (as well as gutsy). But the flower is beautiful and Beep has her grandma's green thumb obviously.

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  33. Love seeing Stoney. Squirrels are such characters. The cornflower is my favorite shade of blue - so lovely.
    I hope that your vision problems are clearing up.

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  34. Great shot of Mr. Glutton! Beautiful flower!

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  35. a greedy begger that squirrel - all the best now

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  36. The squirrel is so cute! :) And the flower beautiful - one of my favorites!

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  37. Beautiful flower and great shot of the squirrel.

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  38. I always enjoyed watching the two or three squirrels that lived in our trees. I was a little less pleased when one 'dropped in for a visit' down our chimney one year. Blue bachelor buttons are the Best! Cool shots.

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  39. Fabulous squirrel capture Karen - thanks for sharing and trusting you are now enjoying better health.

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  40. I love the squirrel. I'm moving to a new home where there are lots of squirrels and I can't wait. The blue flower is beautiful xo Jenny

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  41. Gorgeous blue colour! Happy Blue Monday from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

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  42. That's a cool shot, squirrels are so cute looking.

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  43. Great portrait of Mr. Squirrel!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  44. I like your blue bloom and your squirrel

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  45. You must enjoy feeding him. I grow nuts and never see any of them because the squirrels get them all. But at least then they are too busy to bother my apple trees. The swirly petals of the cornflower are so pretty, love the color.

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  46. Hi Karen,

    That squirrel is so cute with his mouth stuffed with TWO nuts! I love the blue bloom--how pretty. Thanks for sharing.

    Have a Happy Blue Monday!

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  47. Returning from a year long hiatus I am glad to see you are still photographing and posting. Popping over from I Heart Macro. I cannot promise to always stop by but I just wanted to let you know I have always enjoyed your images. Glad you are feeling a bit better. xo Teri

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  48. Great photos! your flower is beautiful!

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  49. OMG; how lovely that glutton (thanks for the word, haha) squirrel♡♡♡
    And the cornflower is REALLY beautiful♪

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

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  50. That little squirrel is detrmined not to be hungry. Amazing photo. And love the colour of the beautiful flower.

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  51. He-he! Two at the time, he is not modest...

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  52. great pics - fantastic heading! *LOL*

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