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Friday, January 27, 2012

Stand Out In A Crowd!

No color editing on this photo. Pretty amazing, huh!

93 comments:

  1. agree! look absolutely beauty!

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  2. Ahhh, what a sharp little beauty he is. Hard to miss!!!

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  3. I love the contrast betsy too! look special and nice!

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  4. Silver ~ Is he for real? Well, yes he is! He even called me 'doll' once. :)

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  5. Hmmm. How do you know he's for real? Did you ask him? :)

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  6. Silver ~ yes, I said "Are you for real?" lol...

    Gloria ~ thanks, dear. How are you doing tonight?

    ME ~ thank you...he's always outside my window...easy to get his photo every day. :)

    Rebecca ~ nice chatting on your blog today! :)

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  7. Here Im betsy absolutely alone

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  8. Love the way he stares so purposefully, directly at the camera, like he's already made up his mind as to what he wants.

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  9. daughter go to my Mom house and my son (with the boot lol) go to a friends house, ah I forget the dogs! yes Im with them!

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  10. Gloria ~ alone is good. I love being alonE! HA.

    Silver ~ yeah, he wants attention! lol.

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  11. Yes, he certainly does stand out! Great shot.

    I am officially a follower after lurking around for quite a bit...always love your work on Creative Tuesdays. I am looking forward to checking in with you on a regular basis; your blog is wonderful.

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  12. yeah sometimes Is good I love too! but others days....

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  13. Well, thanks, Janice! It's great to see you on a non-CT day! ha. :)

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  14. After all the seed you feed him and the others, maybe he's looking for a little dessert!

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  15. Gloria ~ yes, that is true...sometimes it can be lonely and other times the silence is a welcome change after a house full of noise. :) How is your mother dove?

    Silver ~ dessert? well, I could offer him some choices, I suppose. ha.

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  16. She is OK but so tired, tahnks betsy

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  17. Ha! No need, doll. You haven't even given him his choices yet, and as I said earlier, it looks like he's already made up his mind as to what he wants!

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  18. oh how cheerful he looks! I was looking forward to your post this evening :) Thanks for sharing!

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  19. Gloria ~ actually I meant the bird..the dove sitting on her nest. Any eggs hatch yet?

    Mari ~ thank you! couldn't miss his flash of red! ha.

    Silver ~ ha. Well, if you say so. lol.

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  20. What do you like to do when you are all alone Gloria? Read a book, work on your blog?

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  21. Martha ~ well, thank you. It's good to see you here! I have a sore throat today, so I picked a post that didn't take a lot of typing or thinking on my part. Mr. Cardinal did all the work. lol.

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  22. Betsy, I enjoyed the chat too! A little sanity in a not-so-sane day. :)

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  23. oh wow he really pops...but hey if you got the color better to be comfortbale in those feathers...smiles...

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  24. Yes I like to read, but I was stopping by in all these blogs I cannot vit the last times, but shame of me today I workrd a lot, mop the kitchen,washings dishes, peel some corns to grind and freeze and make bread..

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  25. Like for cornbread Gloria? Wow you worked a lot. I do that too when I'm alone--no one to make a mess after I clean up. :)

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  26. yes cornbreads so you know if let them maybe they will be bad. Well anyway I have to do.
    Love to be alone sometimes but today I missed my kids

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  27. Isn't that funny--when they are around sometimes you wish you were alone, and then when they leave you miss them. :) That's called being a mom. :)

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  28. Yes is true, but I missed them today

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  29. Thanks, Sandy! :)

    Gloria ~ we love cornbread...especially with fresh corn in it! Hope you enjoy some peace and quiet this evening anyway. Sounds like you had a busy day. My kitchen needs mopped!

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  30. when betsy here I have to moped all days cause sometime sthe dogs enter to the house and have grass or others you know and around the house are plants,grass and all these things.So me day I fall in the Kitchen cause I dont mop, was so terrible

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  31. we have three dogs Betsy, Rex is the older is so nice, Mouska (the woman) and Ares is terrible , broke my plants an dyou know,but are nice

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  32. Betsy, You want a puppy? We're thinking about having a litter. Or rather we are thinking about having our dog have a litter. :)

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  33. Mari Esperanza make me crazy that she wants a Bunny (like yours) but she want a little, but not the Easter Bunny ,ha!

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  34. Did you house train your bunny Betsy? Or was he already trained when you got him.

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  35. Gloria, my boys think they want a bunny too--especially when they see pictures of Betsy's in the house. I'm afraid our dog would chase a bunny in our house. :)

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  36. The Easter Bunny? ha...don't tell Silver!

    Yes, he is litter box trained. It only took 2 days to train him. He was either really smart or we were really lucky. ha.

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  37. hahaha bunnies and dogs being swapped about
    Really a zoo today out and out
    That Cardinal is sure a show off
    Making all the others scoff
    As he sits right in the middle sucking up all the attention
    While they barely get a mention

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  38. four kids is almost a litter, Rebecca...but then you knew that. lol.

    I don't know if I need anymore animals. But Taylor wants a puppy. What kind of dog?

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  39. Hee hee--today they were more like a herd not a litter. They were so loud and rowdy. sigh

    She's an Australian Terrier.

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  40. Nugget doesn't like to be picked up. He loves to be petted and loves to lay at your feet like a dog would, though. He had been in a pet shop (glass aquarium) for the first 4 months of his life and not picked up. In fact, he could barely hop around when we first brought him home since he had never had that exercise or used his muscles. He was way to big for the aquarium...could only turn around. But he recovered well and runs around the house. We like to think we saved him from a sad life there. :)

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  41. Pat ~ should we get a puppy from Michigan?
    would you tease me with chagrin?
    Maybe fish would be better?
    No pooper scooper or carpet wetter?
    lol.

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  42. talking about Easter bunny.....

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  43. Awww, he looks so soft and cuddly. So sweet that you saved him poor little guy in that little aquarium.

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  44. I think Pat only wants virtual pets (lol)

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  45. Oh, Pat's two cats are real. Orlin and Cassie. If you want to see them, click on that little video on his sidebar. :)

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  46. I think were virtual pets! ha!

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  47. Nighty-night ladies I'm exhausted. :)

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  48. Now Pat will tease me all the time (lol)

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  49. haha..you know Pat will tease you about that, Gloria.

    Rebecca ~ I has to look up Australian Terrier...aw they are so cute!

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  50. Nah I wouldn't make fun
    As what's another one
    Plus with a dog like that
    You could pretend it's your tenth cat..lol
    Actually surprised with all the animals at your zoo
    There is no dog to view
    Gloria is a virtual pet
    I hope she doesn't virtually bite, or become too noisy, I just might fret

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  51. I've really never wanted a dog
    and I've never wanted a hog.
    Well, maybe a little piglet
    but it would grow up to drink from the toilet.
    ha.

    I think it's the barking and pooper scooping I don't want to try
    I like my pets independent and shy.
    ha.

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  52. Yeah I can see that
    Sorta the same at my mat
    But I'll be getting a Shiba Inu when the chance comes
    As they are ocd and remain as clean as a cat but prob still sniff bums..haha

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  53. Pat ~ oh those are pretty dogs I think
    But won't Orlin hit the brink?
    Oh the posts that will inspire
    when things get really dire.
    The Mister wanted to get a white husky one time
    but we never seriously thought to spend the dime.

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  54. Thank you for dropping by my bog today. I am now a new follower of yours as well.
    That picture is beautiful.
    Going read some more of your post.
    Have a fabulous weekend,
    Melissa

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  55. Well, thanks for coming on over, Melissa! Love your sister's blog and recognized your photo from some of her posts! :)

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  56. aw sorry about the throat, wish I lived close by I would have brought your supper for you. I made some yummy ham and potato soup tonight.

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  57. OOh, Martha...that soup sounds wonderful. that would have been so nice...but very sweet even for you to want to do that! Everybody in our family has some sort of bug! ha. At least we made it through the holidays without any illness.

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  58. Oh my "bugs" are no fun! Hope you all get better soon!

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  59. Thanks, Martha ~ they are only colds...nothing too serious. :)

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  60. that's good to hear, some of my boys are just getting over a cold too. I can handle those, it's that other stuff I hope to avoid!! Hope evryone has a good night~

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  61. Martha ~ there's a nasty stomach virus going around school that I hope we completely miss! ha.

    good night...

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  62. Orlin actually likes dogs pretty well
    At first he'll think what the hell
    And Cassie will surely flip her lid a bit
    But oh the rhyming fits..haha

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  63. Pat ~ check the factinary
    I sent you a message, deary.
    ha.

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  64. Oh what a darling shot...Love that red coat!! Such a fashion statement!!

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  65. He is quite stylish, isn't he Wanda!

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  66. Yes !!!
    Best regards from France,

    Pierre

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  67. Hi Betsy .. how right you are .. stunning little chap - have a great weekend .. Hilary

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  68. Awwww adorable!!!! Is it a male birdie surrounded by females!??! Lucky little birdie! Yay! take care
    x

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  69. OoooMmmmmGeeee!! Fabulous photo! A man and his admirers!! Ha!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  70. oh my goodness Betsy! this is the best shot! he looks like he is carrying some responsibilities & like he knows about it, like a king or ... i don't know ... there is something about it (i'm sure ;-) ...
    finally some more sun here for the weekend i'm going to be ouuuuutttt :-)

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  71. So Im a virtual pet Pat? OK!
    I know he will tease me, he is really sensible with his cats (lol)

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  72. Yep, Gloria the virtual pet. ha. What do you want to be, Gloria...bird, dog, hamster.... ?? lol.

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  73. When I looked at your sidebar
    I started to pray
    Oh no Betsy's going shopping
    Every day

    The rain will come pittering
    Right down on our roof
    Her cats will go skittering
    Under a bush.

    But then I read the rest of it, and stopped worrying and rhyming--which for me go hand in hand because I'm so awful at it. ;)

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  74. This photo reminds me of my son... he is different from all the others, he can stand out in a crowd, but he is beautiful nonetheless. Thanks for a great photo, Betsy!

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  75. Rebecca ~ well, it only misted on me. How's that? ha. I changed my grocery day 3 times this week and it rained on all three days. ha.

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  76. You're just doomed to go shopping in the rain I guess. :) Actually the sun is shining brightly here. It's gorgeous!! The kids were shutting the blinds, and I told them to open them. If we are only going to see the sun one day out of the week then I want the curtains OPEN! LOL

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  77. By the way, that peanut butter granola recipe is up on my blog. Just for you!! :)

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  78. Oh, I hope your sunshine comes down here! :)

    Yay...I'll come look at that recipe today. Sounds really good! :) Thanks!

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  79. My wife and I moved out of the big city and to the country. We setup our bird feeders and we have visitors but no Cardinals. We miss the Cardinals.

    A lovely splash of colour on a greyish day.

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  80. Daniel ~ every year I see a new kind of bird here. Maybe some bright red birds will find you!

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  81. The bird is kind of like you...colorful and standing out from the crowd. :)

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  82. Well, thanks, Otin. :) And I do have a red coat, too! ha.

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  83. lovely! the other day i think we hit our all time record of cardinals at the backyard birdfeeder - generally i see maybe one or two pair on a regular basis, but the other day i counted a total of 10 cardinals! unfortunately i couldn't get any decent snaps - i should have put on the telephoto lens and tried taking the pics from inside the house, instead i went outside and each time i'd try and get the shot i'd scare the birds off.... you do have a gift for bird pics!

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  84. kim ~ i take all of my photos from inside! I'm too wimpy to be cold. And you're right...it does scare them away. Even the beep of my camera startles them.

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  85. Hi Betsy! I wanted to let you know you're the giveaway winner but you were faster :D Congratulations! I'm very happy for you :) I'm going to send you the email shortly, don't worry :) And the photo is amazing!

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  86. it really is incredible! i have yet to even see a cardinal in real life. lol

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