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Friday, November 28, 2014

Friday Link Ups - November 28, 2014

Welcome. - To those who celebrated Thanksgiving yesterday I hope you didn't over indulge in holiday goodies.  I tried hard to keep it in control so I didn't feel overly stuffed.

It's time to join Tanya (Around Roanoke) for Willy-Nilly Friday Five.

1.  I snapped this shot of a Dragonfly this past summer and hadn't yet posted it (that I recall).  I find dragonflies to be very fascinating.  Now more so after I discovered this information on them today while researching dragonflies.  Be sure to watch the video.  Towards the end this same type of dragonfly is shown.

2.  This is our Pug, Cricket.  She doesn't often sit still for pictures but I managed to get this one of her the other night.  You see that yellow blob in front of her?  It's a piece of a dog cookie.  We can place them on the floor and tell her to wait and she'll just sit there until you tell her okay and then she grabs up the cookie and woofs it down.  I found a video one day of a Pug named, Loca that Coleen fell in love with.  So I thought I would share that with you.

3.  Coleen has had this "bird feeder" set out all summer and nary a bird has visited.  The other day we finally had a visitor to the feeder......

The little rascal hung there for some time pulling seeds out of the feeder and eating them.  I just wonder how strong those little feet are to hang like that. 

4.  While out taking pictures the other day I saw a large bird fly past me and land in a tree about a block away.  So I hurried back to the house and got my camera.  Halfway down the block I snapped a shot of the bird (this is cropped) and then headed on to see if I could get a better picture.  Sadly the hawk had flown by the time I got to the tree.  I convered this image to Black and White for,  The Weekend in Black and White.

5. With Thanksgiving over now it is time to bring out the Christmas decor.  I put away all the regular glasses today and have brought out the "Holiday Glasses" for the season.  They will be used now until Jan.2nd at which time they are put away again for another year.  I'm also playing the first Christmas music today and hubby and everyone else are outside putting up the holiday lights.  Do you have a favorite Christmas song or decoration.  Tell me about it in the comment section. 

Entry for Feline Art:


                                                           Snowy Cat
Played around with a not so stellar photo in Pic Monkey and Pixlr-o-Matic.
Texture by Bonnie (Pixel Dust Photo Art)

Finally for Feline Friday I'm sharing this photo of our cat Harley:

                                            "Harley want a Cracker!"


  1. You did well to catch that hawk photo!

  2. Hey, I used to have some of those same holiday glasses (the one with the green and white trees)

  3. that dragonfly video is amazing, i did not know any of that about them..30 mph is fast and seeing backwards to.
    love the kitty cracker and your pug is adorable. my mother had similar Christmas glasses to yours. i like that you put them out to use the whole season. my favorite song is Beautiful Star of Bethlehem..

  4. cute pug you have! i like those acrobatic squirrels, too. at least they make us laugh as they steal seeds. :)

  5. You amaze me with your pictures, Ida. Fun to see Harley and Cricket. It makes my feet hurt to see the squirrel hanging like that on Coleen's feeder! Hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend.

  6. #1 WOW.
    #2 Well behaved I'd say.
    #3 Nice squirrel feeder.
    #4 Some birds have no manners, they just sly off.
    #5 I listen to Christmas music all year long.
    Tom The Backroads Traveller

  7. Cricket is adorable. Yes she is.

    Awww, I loved the video. Too cute.

    Have a woof woof Feline Friday. ☺

  8. Harley wanna cracker cracked me up, I had a cat that would do that, too!

  9. Great group of photos. I love the hawk in the tree.

  10. Harley is a sweetie! I didn't know cats ate crackers, but whenever I eat some around Chase Bird, he tries to get at them.

    Beautiful shot of the dragonfly! The details on his wings are gorgeous.

    I love the Christmas carols like "The First Noel" and "Silent Night." I popped in the first Christmas CDs today.

  11. You've got some nice critter photos!

  12. That squirrel is too funny!
    Hope you had a lovely holiday!

  13. Nice photos! Love the tree shot with the Hawk in it.

  14. What a lovely post and nice photos! The squirrel is really an acrobat...
    Most I like the last photo.
    Today I brought out even Christmas decorations and tableware and candles, all ready for 1st Advent.
    Have a quiet time :-)

  15. We have squirrels in our bird feeder too so often. :)
    I am also listened to Christmas music today. I love all Christmas songs. :) We will be putting our Christmas tree tomorrow.

  16. Loved the video of the dragonflies! Very interesting...I didn't really know anything about them! Nice Friday Five and lovely shots of the pug and cats. All my best!

  17. Wonderful shots. The dragonfly is beautiful and your pug is so cute.

  18. Great photos, I like the Snowy Cat composition !!

  19. I Love, Love, Love that you have special glasses fro the holiday season . . .

    i just LOVE That!

  20. Oh, I love the b&w photo! So beautiful. And, of course, your cat photos are amazing, as always!

  21. I love Christmas carols, the old ones from hundreds of years ago that are less familiar. Such good recordings on Youtube! Your photos are excellent. I love the bare tree, and that squirrel is hysterical. He's really lounging! Your holiday glasses are lovely -- that's a great idea. I should look for some :)


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