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Monday, February 13, 2012

Mrs. Cardinal

Freezing cold and blustery!  That's how I'd describe today!  Mrs. Cardinal thought so, too. Her petticoats kept getting ruffled! :)  It's also my Four Year Anniversary of my blog! 
"Time flies...", right?  And thanks to all of you, friends, for making it fun!


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  1. Congratulations and Happy Anniversary! And I hope Mrs. Cardinal doesn't call you "doll!"

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  2. She calls me "Girl" :)

    And, Silver, isn't is your blog anniversary, too?

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  3. Yeah, but since I'm on hiatus, there isn't much to crow about, in my case!

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    1. Silver, even tho you aren't crowing.....how many years has it been for you?

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    2. I know you're on hiatus, but I thought it was still something fun we celebrated together. I didn't expect you to post today, but maybe comment about it here! :)

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    3. I had my David'Z RantZ blog on a site called DiaryLand for a while, but I started David'Z RantZ on Blogger on February 11th, 2008!

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    4. Well, it's nice we can celebrate an anniversary together, doll. (Gee, almost sounds like we're married, haha!)

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    5. Are you serving something yummy for your "anniversary party" Betsy, and Silver? :)

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    6. Not me, but I'd gladly eat anything anyone else wants to serve!

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    7. Let's have those heart shaped brownies that Gloria made. I'm sure they are sugar free in cyber space. :)

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    8. I have some specialty chocolates that hubby bought me from a local candy shop. I could share them. :)

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    9. Everything Gloria blogs about looks delicious!

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    10. I agree!! Her posts make my mouth water. :)

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  4. Happy anniversary betsy and finally a Mrs. is nice!

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    1. Thanks, Gloria! Yes, Mrs. Cardinal posed nicely for quite a few pictures today!

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  5. Beautiful!!!! Isn't it amazing how bright the female's beak looks--because she is so drab otherwise?

    Happy Anniversary!!! How did you happen to start blogging?

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    1. I had a couple of friends who blogged, so I thought it would be fun to try. :)

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    2. It IS pretty fun isn't it? It's basically my only hobby. :)

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    3. Yes Rebecca but sometimes Im really tired oif post:(

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    4. Yeah, I run out of ideas too.

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    5. I still have a lot of ideas... but lately, my writing's turned to crap. Too much else going on. So I said to hell with it, for now.

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    6. Do you guys compose blog posts in your head? I catch myself doing that all the time. :) Good thing people can't read my thoughts. :)

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    7. I'm always "writing" in my head. It's just not translating well to the page lately. So I won't post while I'm in this slump.

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    8. Well Rebeccca in my case I begin with a recipe that Im in love almost all the times, but today Im making a post that I have to choose a recipe for other blog, is Secrect Recipe Club, I have a lot of ideas but Im tired.

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    9. Me too, and it's funny because prior to having a blog all those thoughts just sort of felt like they were stuck with no place to go.
      (I didn't say that right, but I can't think of a way to say it better.)

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    10. Rebecca I think you always write nice things:)

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    11. Thanks Gloria--you're sweet. :)

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    12. sssh! you cant say that to some persons sweet is a BAD word but I understand dear:)

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  6. I think I begin to blogging by the same time that you betsy but mine is in August, last year I dont mention but sometimes I make a giveaway:)

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    1. I've done a giveaway before, too! Those are fun to do. Maybe next year. :)

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    2. My first anniversary is coming up in April I think. Maybe I should give away some eggs. :)

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    3. Eggs, huh? You sure you can spare them, haha?

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    4. hahaha...how far will you ship? lol...

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    5. I meant chicken eggs, and currently I have about 9 dozen in my fridge. Think I can spare a few? :)

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    6. Rebecca I can a giveaway with blueberries (lol)

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    7. I don't know. I'm not sure how to ship them without any breaking. I just thought maybe it would go along with my blog name....even tho it really has nothing to do with actual chickens. :)

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    8. Gloria, if you are giving away blueberries let me know. I LOVE blueberries. :)

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  7. what a beauty!! I love how you desribed her petti coats.
    My old blog that became attacked was called How my time flys and its so true, time does fly!

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    1. I remember that, laurie...that was a great name for a blog. :)

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  8. Doesn't look to be enjoyed the cold what so ever
    Bet she wishes winter came around never
    And four years for you
    Wow that is quite a few
    God only know where I'll be in three more
    Hopefully no slump like Grammar Nazi's comes to my shore

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    1. Oh and congrats too of course from the cat and Pat
      And maybe even Cassie Cat
      Although she is a tad stuck up
      And the cat might knock over your coffee cup

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    2. I hope you don't get a slump either!
      Where will I cure my rhyming fever? :)

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    3. Oh, she's a girl and we'd get along
      I'd probably get her to sing the coffee song! lol.

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    4. For Cassie to do that's absurd!
      Cuz spilling coffee's fightin' words!

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    5. I think I never will be make rithmsmI cannot:(

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    6. Sure there are a ton, I bet.
      The Folgers song is probably the most popular.
      "The best part of wakin' up...."
      right?

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    7. Sure. I could sing you a coffee song, if you'd like...

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    8. You'll have to give me a call, silly!

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    9. Oh, I thought you meant right here! Sigh.

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    10. I was hoping to hear the coffee song, and I don't have a wire tap on Betsy's phone. :)

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    11. haha...he said "call" so I was going to yell "Sillll-verrrrr!" Would that work?

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    12. Gloria ~ I think it would be very hard to make rhymes from a second language! But Pat enjoys you anyway. I can tell by the way he teases you!

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    13. Yeah even if one is rhyme impaired a bit
      They are welcome over at my pit
      As long as they can take a hit
      As the cat can pick with his wit

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  9. Pat, I must admit it's true,
    I doubt a slump will come to you!

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    1. Well so far so good at my sea
      In three years we'll see what comes due for me

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  10. If your blog gets in a slump
    Maybe you could prime the pump
    By reading other blogs--its true
    An idea may come to you
    We miss your wit
    and sometimes sit
    and cry because you blog no more.
    (just kidding about the crying part)

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    1. Aw, now Silver...you have to admit Rebecca's comment was really sweet! :)

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    2. Sure. She can be sweet if she wants to be!

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    3. Maybe I should have added
      "Quoth the Raven nevermore"
      to the end of it. :)

      Do you remember that one?

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    4. Do I remember "The Raven?" Rebecca, there are Poe references all over my blogs! I even did a take-off of "The Tell-Tale Heart!"

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    5. I haven't read them beginning to end--sorry. :) One of my brothers taught me that poem before I could even read. :) There's something a little disturbing about a toddler quoting Poe don't you think?

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    6. You're never too young to be thoroughly warped! Check this out: http://silverfoxlair.blogspot.com/2009/06/tell-tale-timex-theme-thursday-tale.html

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    7. Hahahaha! I like it! I had not read "The Tell-Tale Heart" before. Wasn't Poe a little disturbed himself? I think I read that somewhere. :)

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    8. Was Poe disturbed? Heh. Very much.

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  11. wow she has such beautiful markings...

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  12. I missed my blogiversary this year. January 17 made six years! So much has happened in that time. The best part of blogging is the friends we make. Thanks for being one of them. :)

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    1. By the way, your cardinal photos are gorgeous. I'm loving the ruffled petticoats.

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    2. I agree...it is the friends! And you're one of the sweet ones! :)

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  13. Congratulations on the anniversary. Ir is quite an accomplishment and I hope it gives you a good feeling to have so many friends out there that follow and care about you and your family. Your photos of the cardinal are remarkable shots.

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    1. Larry, you are so right...it really does and I appreciate it very much. Thank you! :)

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  14. Normally I'm petrified of birds...but she's gorgeous! Love her hints of red and a bright beak!

    Hope you had a nice weekend :)

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    1. Birds AND strawberries? lol....

      The weekend wasn't so nice, actually. Hopefully Monday will be better!

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    1. Isn't she? I love how she looks right at me. :)

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  16. Hello! I'm a new blogger/writer and I just added myself to your followers for support! Maybe you could come follow me too?
    Thanks so much!

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    1. Hi Martin...nice to 'meet' you. Thanks for stopping by. :)

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  17. Great shot Betsy !
    Best regards from Paris,

    Pierre

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  18. Betsy, happy blog anniversary, i'm glad i found you here :-)
    thanks for the coffee you are serving :-), it's so nice in the morning and the cardinal is just ... awwww ... you know how i'm with your birds pictures ;-)

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    1. Mrs. Cardinal posed nicely, didn't she!? :)

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  19. Happy happy four year blogoversary!! Yay!!

    Awwww Mrs Cardinal is adorably ruffled!! Such fabulous pics of her! I love how her perfectly pointy head reflects the pointy bits of the fence! That's really really nice!! Oh she looks completely unimpressed with the weather! Take care
    x

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    1. She did look cold, didn't she? I hope she and Mr. Cardinal nest in our yard this spring!

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  20. Happy blogoversary Betsy, you are such a prolific blogger.;) And that bid is so cute, I will never ever get images like that.;))
    Happy Monday to you as well,
    xoxo

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    1. use your zoom through a window, Zuz...I'm sure you could!

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  21. Congrats on your four years! That is super!
    Love the ruffled feathers photo!!! Beautiful!
    It was blustery and so cold here too. I was frozen all weekend.
    Ugh!
    Hugs
    SUeAnn

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  22. Happy Anniversary, Betsy!!! Poor little Mrs. Cardinal looks so cold! Brrrr!

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  23. Happy Fourth anniversary!!!

    That is such a milestone.

    Sorry for the cold weather, I actually lit a firelog tonight, it cooled down a bit so that it seemed like a nice night to have a fire. I hope you warm up soon.

    God bless.

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    1. wow..that's really something that you had a fire going! But cold to you is what? It was 2 degrees here last evening! Brr!

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    2. Can you believe it actually got down to 34 degrees last night which for us is almost panic time for the avocado and citrus plants. It seems like we might get some winter after all. I might even use the real woods logs. Yippee!!

      I just realized our birds have it made too, they probably have no idea what snow is.

      GBA

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  24. How are the kitties this morning Betsy?

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    1. They seem to alright! Tiger is the only one that would stay in the house yesterday! I was worried about Whiskers, especially, since she was supposed to stay inside 3 days. But she accidentally slipped out and wouldn't come back. I did see her this morning eating on the back porch and she looked alright. Tiger seems to be the only one not holding a grudge. lol. The others seem very leery of me. ha.

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    2. The cold temps are going to make it less likely for them to develop infection. Our vet told us the best time of year to have a outside animal "fixed" is winter.

      So, they are a little grudgy huh? :) I guess that's understandable. :)

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    3. Well, that makes sense. And they are going to stay curled up in a ball to keep warm instead of doing a lot of licking and picking on their stitches. ha.

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  25. Happy Anniversary! Yes, time flies! Betsy, you need to add wildlife photographer to your list of accomplishments, seriously, these photos are exceptional!

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  26. Well, Happy Anniversary, I hope you carry on for at least another 4! I love the photos, they're beautiful birds.

    Also I'm glad the kitties survived their surgery and you kept your sanity throughout it!

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  27. The little bird with the big red mohican hairdo! She does look a bit ruffled. Congratulations - four years takes some dedication.

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  28. Such wonderful close ups of Ms. Cardinal! She does look cold..brrrrr.

    Happy 4th year blogging anniversary, Betsy! It has been wonderful getting to know you and your family, and I look forward to many more years of reading your blog.

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