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:

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

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!

Nancy J said...

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

DeniseinVA said...

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 :)

Gunilla Bäck said...

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

Margaret Adamson said...

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

Andaje said...

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

Rajesh said...

Super cute shots.

Elephant's Child said...

Stunning grab bag - each and every one.

Jocee said...

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

lina@women perspective said...

Came from TF. Love the color.

Andy said...

Another fine collection of photos. Keep on clicking.

Gemma Wiseman said...

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

eileeninmd said...

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!

orchid Miyako said...

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*

lina@happy families said...

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

Mersad said...

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

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Forest Dream Weaver said...

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

Happy weekend!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...


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

Merf is adorbs!!!

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

Cute, indeed!
(ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

Jo said...

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

Alexa T said...

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

Lea said...

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

TexWisGirl said...

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

Carver said...

Beautiful blue flower and great shots of the animals too.

Sandra said...

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

Judy said...

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

Muffie said...

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!

Sylvia K said...

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!

Pamela Gordon said...

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

Marie said...

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

Hannah said...

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.

RedPat said...

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

Christian Weiß said...

Great photos, the squirrel looks like a winner.

Adam Jones said...

That squirrel made me laugh. Great pictures.

Icy BC said...

Beautiful shots, Karen! Your Merfy is just adorable.

Kristin_Texas said...

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!

Pat said...

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

Betsy Brock said...

Aw, Merfy! :)

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

That blue flower is wonderful!

Debbie said...

Great squirrel captures, but Murphy steals the show!!

Felicia said...

beautiful images.

Gail Dixon said...

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

Liz said...

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

Sandy Carlson said...

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

Stephanie said...

All wonderful critter shots!

Phil Slade said...

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.

Arija said...

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.

Anni said...

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'!!

David Gascoigne said...

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

Gattina said...

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

Lisa Gordon said...

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

bettyl-NZ said...

Definitely loving your little flower blossom!

BLOGitse said...

Great shots from lovely models! :)

Anni said...

Great shots! The squirrel is truly amazing!

Bob Bushell said...

Brilliant images Karen.

Buntpapierfabrik said...

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

SmilingSally said...

Hi Karen,

Beautiful blue bloom. Thanks for making Blue Monday special.

Have a Beautiful Blue Monday!

EG CameraGirl said...

Merfy has such a sweet face!

Jim said...

Cute shots

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

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

Julie said...

What fantastic shots.

Sharon Wagner said...

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

Stewart M said...

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

Kathryn said...

Wonderful nature photos.

Ela said...

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

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

I love your little critters!

Macro Blossoms

Laura said...


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