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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

This And That









1.  Leaving
2.  Sleeping
3.  Walking
4.  Gawking
5.  Resting

81 comments:

  1. nice boots...
    and the cat looks rather comfy
    wish i could sleep anywhere like that

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    1. I truly look like the crazy cat lady with baskets all around my desk and a cat sleeping in each one. haha.

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  2. 1. Smiling...
    2. Chuckling...
    3. Thoughtful...
    4. Dreaming...
    5. Thankful...
    Lovely pictures...
    Enjoy your evening♥
    Linda :o)

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  3. Love the cats watching the cardinal - there must be a rhyme in there from someone cleverer than me - jump to it guys! Boy do you have a lot of snow! xx

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    1. cats watch the red bird
      who thinks they really look absurd.
      ha.

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    2. I try!
      Pat didn't take the bait! haha.

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  4. What delightful pictures! Your men look so grown up there! And do tell what type of bird that is in the last one!

    Vincent x

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    1. I was thinking the same thing about the guys...a little taller and older looking!
      The bird is a Junco. I don't see them until winter and I'm delighted to have a half dozen or so.
      They like to eat seed from the ground, so they hop around and scratch up the snow looking for
      bits that have dropped from the feeder. And I like their shape. :)

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    2. A Junco! Well, they sound like a wonderful bird and I think it's brilliant that you know their names and habits.
      Thank you for the avian lesson tonight, little doll. Now I'm off to bed as it's late here. You know I stay up
      to read your thoughts on the day and then I'm off to the land of nod. Cheerio! xo

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    3. Don't you have Junco's in England? They are probably about the same size as your English Robins...same cute, round shape, too!

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    4. I don't believe I have ever seen one, sunshine. I'll have to watch with a keener eye from now on. I think of you now when I see clouds, cats...and birds!

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    5. Well, no worries...unless you start seeing animals in the clouds. lol....

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    6. Or faces in my food? (smiling)

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  5. Hmm lunch is in view
    I wonder if they share between the two
    But too cold out there
    In the basket is where they lie at your lair

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    1. the other night shadow brought in a jay
      much to my dismay.
      outside he was shooed
      with the poor bird of blue.
      I told him to stick to mice
      because they aren't as nice.
      ha.

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    2. haha he wanted to eat
      His birdie treat
      Where it was nice and warm
      Mice should me more the norm

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    3. A package arrived from you yesterday!
      It brought a big smile my way.
      And the cats loved it, too....
      all of them at my zoo! :)

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  6. You have juncos too!
    My parents did a lot of bird watching, but while they were watching birds I was busy chasing children and so I did not learn to identify all the birds that come to call. I did see some sparrows and a few blue jays today. I do know those.
    Love the bird watching cats!

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    1. I didn't know any bird names (except the common robin, cardinal, etc) until about 10 years ago when I got serious about it. I bought books and had to look them up when I'd see them. It was harder work than I thought to learn them...and some by their song, which is what you know first sometimes because you can hear them but not see them! haha. Yeah, those juncos are really cute, aren't they? I love their snowy bottoms. :)

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    2. Me too!
      My daughter gave me a bird book about 15 years ago...and I have never looked back!
      Ain't Nature grand!♥

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    3. You know all those flower names, Linda! I'm always so impressed. I'm terribly ignorant in that area! I only know tulip, rose, daisy...hahaha....

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    4. Mom and Dad invested in the Audubon bird book. Funny thing is it was my daughter who pointed out the fact that those were juncos in my tree. (She's been watching the birds too.)

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    5. My sister knows the Latin names for plants!
      She was considering going for her "Master Gardener"....
      I only know the names of the plants that I have...wish I knew more!
      The Juncos are only winter visitors in my yard as well, Betsy...
      I should look up where they go in the summer!

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    6. I bought that big gorgeous vintage audubon book at a used book store a few years ago. Then I have a few current books for identification. It's a fun hobby!

      Linda...only the plants that you have? haha...you have ALL the plants, right? lol....

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  7. wow Betsy the guyss look really grow up, OMY
    All pictures are beautiful and love the bird!!xxxx

    (psst I have a dove in the nest:))

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    1. aw...a dove? How fun! I love to watch the nests!

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    2. yes hehe! ah Betsy you know I love your boots, look amazing!

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    3. those are my old brown boots....nice for the snow! ha.

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    4. So, I'm trudging through the snow in my boots...and you're in the swimming pool working on your tan? :)

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    5. I had swim only a ittle, this time is crazy!! hope to use the pool more next week:)

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    6. Oh yes, I hope next week is calmer and you can swim a lot!

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    7. Yes dear tomorrow Igo to.my mom's house again I have to help her to make cookies:)

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  8. Love the image of boys walking out the door, into the snow ... stay warm!

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    1. Don't they look great? So happy for them. :) It's cold here but we're staying warm!

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  9. Love the walk to the bus...Just hard for me to imagine snow at it hit 80 today, and I was tearing off layers until I was down to a tank top, loose skirt and sandals. Crazy here. cold one day..and then hot. (Not complaining) I even sat outside in the porch swing and read a few chapters from a Novel I started a couple days ago.
    When I was with my daughter Saturday, she told me something very interesting. Her boss has a 27 year old son who is autistic. She heard me telling about your blog and how much I love you and hearing about your boys. She started following you blog and loves it, but has never commented. I had no idea she had been following you, but you have been a huge encouragement to her. We just never know who we will touch in this life, do we.

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    1. Oh, I love that. :) It's true...we just never know!

      You'd freeze here, Wanda! 80? We're in the teens! hahaha.

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  10. beautiful photos, your boys are so big! and I think your kitties are well fed but I am pretty sure it is from cat food and not from eating birds.
    we had snow but I am thankful it has melted. More is in the forecast though.

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    1. Seems like most of the country is experiencing a little snow lately! Stay warm!

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  11. It looks cold there! I was so happy today that our temperature went up to an unseasonable 60 degrees and I could take the baby granddaughter for a walk again. I know this nice weather won't last so I really enjoyed it.

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    1. It is cold....and I thought I heard Colorado was very cold recently. 60 probably felt like summer! haha. Yes, enjoy it while it lasts!

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  12. Nice group of photos that gave me my early morning smile. Thank you.

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    1. Very happy to make you smile, Andy! :)

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  13. Beautiful photos. Reminds me of the winters I used to know, only you have a much nicer view from your window.

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    1. Thanks, Ileana! And thanks for stopping by!

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  14. Are we ever gonna get to see you wearing your new boots?

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    1. I already posted that a few weeks ago!

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    2. Oh, those shots... They don't really show that you're the one wearing them, do they? (ducks)

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    3. I guess you're just getting old.... ducks...

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    4. Hey, we can't all be ageless, doll. xo

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    5. I remember! It was Betsy with the her new coat, boots...and that smashing fedora. Sigh. You didn't leave it up long enough, sunshine!

      I must be off! Work is calling! Un-til tonight!

      Vince

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  15. Shouldn't it be 3 Walking and 4 Gawking? Am I confused? Either way... love the photos. Oh to be a cat and deeply sleeping on a snowy day. I want to come back as a cat... in YOUR house. :-) The boys look very official on their way out the door!

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    1. yes...thank you! I've corrected it. You really have become my editor, haven't you! haha.

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    2. I'm sorry :-( I shouldn't, should I. Old habits die hard. :-) I will rein myself in! xo

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    3. No, no...it's fine and I obviously need it! lol....

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    1. It's beautiful! I wish it was deeper! ha.

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  17. I am reading blogs for a moment! I miss it SOOOO much!!!! LOVE seeing the cats peeking outside! Brrrrrrr, it has certainly been WINTER here!

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  18. I have to agree with Linda when she said, "Ain't nature grand?" (that was cute).
    You have some of the nicest people, who leave comments!

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    1. I really do, don't I? We have such fun here. lol....

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  19. May I be the first to comment on your new sidebar photo? You look absolutely radiant! One of my favorite photos of you ever!

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  20. Love the entrance to your palace, Betsy, and the cats are always delightful :)
    Don't forget to visit DEZZY'S CHRISTMAS CAKE MAGIC today! :)

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  21. Where is our Betsy? We've all been lurking since last night! Send the feline herd out to find her!
    And use that lovely new photo on fliers saying we want her back immediately! (smiling)

    Missing you,
    Vincent

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  22. I just noticed you have a new pic up in your sidebar - so beautiful!

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  23. all fabulous photos and the snowbird and berries.....wow! Happy Holidays Betsy! xo

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    1. I think I love that little bird the best! :)

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  24. So I miss your blog for a couple days and return to find a new sidebar photo of you... very nice! Did you take it yourself?

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