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!
 
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38 comments:

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

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  2. enjoy your summer, karen and beep!

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  3. 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!!!

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  4. 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.

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  5. 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.

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  6. Have a great summer with Beep!

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  7. Love your photos. Have fun with Beep!

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  8. 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!

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

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  10. 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.

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

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  12. 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.

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

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

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

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  16. Delightful summertime photos ~ love that doggie ~ do cute!

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

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

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  18. 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. :)

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  19. Beautiful bird. That is a very pretty bird.

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

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  21. Wonderful shots. Enjoy your summer!

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  22. The Baltimore Orioles look great and so colourful.

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

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  24. Those oriole photos are stunning!

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  25. 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.

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  26. Enjoy your summer and all your special visitors!

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

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

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

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  30. Wonderful captures! Enjoy your summer with Beep.

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  31. Wonderful visitors, and great summer shots!

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  32. A wonderful variety of shots on both the collages.

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  33. 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~

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

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