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Thursday, December 31, 2015

Grey










It's been a little grey around here, lately!
Windy, rainy, warm and then chilly!
When the rain stops, the birds and squirrel come out to dine!
The grey has made everything inside seem cozy and quiet.
And I don't mind, of course, ...it is my favorite color!
And it's going to get cold enough to snow!
Another favorite!


58 comments:

  1. Who would think grey could be such a pretty color. Beautiful photos of things grey! Cheer up..soon the sun will shine again:)

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    1. Cheer up? lol....I love grey, remember?

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    2. Oh right, you did say that:) I like it too but not as much in grey skies:)

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    3. We sure have had a lot of grey skies lately! Some brilliant spots of sun but then the clouds roll in!

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  2. Sabrina told me our gray squirrel was hanging upside down yesterday. But I was gone to work and missed it.
    Love your fence photo with the bright spot.
    :0)

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    1. Lots of wind blowing things things around!

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    1. I think I'm the only one feeding birds and the word is out!

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  4. Yes . . . I was going to say that I remember grey as your favourite colour.
    It's a grey day here too and raining yet again . . . . I'm thinking of building an ark . . lol
    Love your shot of the squirrel and the birds . . .
    You know I think I would prefer snow to this constant rain . . . . there, I bet you never thought you'd hear me say that . . . lol

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    1. I never thought I'd hear you say that!

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    2. Wet again today . . . yes I do think I'd rather have the snow IF I am well wrapped up . . . :)
      Hope your day is a lovely one . . .
      Just off to see Jon and family . . . :)

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    3. We're dark, dark grey...no snow or rain but plenty of clouds!
      My days have been lovely....quiet, restful....very nice.

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    4. Missing every accustomed post
      Because you are a lovely host
      Perhaps when you are fully rested
      Your writing and photos will be invested
      On your interesting blog
      Which attracts followers, all agog
      Here's to you for this New Year
      May it bring you lots of cheer
      And every wish for your good health
      And love and blessings and great wealth
      Not just for you at your den
      But for both ladies and all your five men . . . . . . . . :) x

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  5. I love the colour but I am tired of the neverending grey here. It is dark all day. Praying for a splash of sun soon. I have been thinking of buying a S.A.D. light to help. Although looking at Mr.-Upside-Down-Squirrel is making me smile!

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    1. The Mister gets SAD....our doc said to take Vitamin D3 for it and it has really helped him!
      We're supposed to get sun next week, so I bet you will too! In the meantime, we are sleeping late
      with all this darkness....it's good for that, anyway! haha...

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    2. I do take Vitamin D3 and I think it does make a difference. I have several friends who swear by the SAD lamp so I may buy one... or borrow theirs! Maybe I need a trip down south. :-)

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    3. If you're taking a trip south, I'm coming along!

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    4. Please do - we'd have a blast!

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  6. Gray here too. Oh well...tis the season! lol I love that picture of the upside down squirrel!

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    1. Isn't he cute? And I noticed he has a red racing stripe. lol....

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  7. All white here
    Uggg to that I fear
    Rather take the grey
    That is one acrobatic squirrel by the way

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    1. I bet you were jumping up and down
      and making snowmen all around town!
      Oh, wait, that wasn't you with a bellow
      "Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow!" lol.

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    2. lol not a chance
      It got a hateful glance

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    3. More than I glance I would surmise!
      A few curse words wouldn't me surprise!

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  8. Wow! When the birds come out, they come out in droves. You must be the only diner in the neighborhood. Loved all your photos. Grey looks rather nice at your place. It's been grey here, too. We've had rain for two days, more flooding and there's still more to come. Hopefully, since the rain is not statewide, there won't be the problems we had back in November. Sure wish it would snow here. Can't wait to see what you get.

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    1. I don't think we're supposed to get any accumulation, but I would love it!

      Good to hear you aren't expecting the flooding like before....nobody wants to see that, I'm sure!

      My little feeders must be the only ones in the neighborhood! Craziness out there! haha....

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  9. It's been gray here too, now it's white and gray with a good dose of brown. :)
    Great photos!

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  10. Wish I could share our sun with you today. Temps never got above 45F but there was sunshine. We do need a lot more gray and rain for the 4 year drought to be over but i do like the sunshine.
    Saw the first woodpecker here in years but he flew away before I could get my camera going.
    Love your sparrow buffet too.

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    1. We have a woodpecker this year, too! I have yet to get a picture of him in focus!

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  11. Your photo's featuring gray are marvelous.

    I do remember you loving gray! When you were doing some painting and redecorating. I like it too, but can't paint the walls in the apartment. I do have a gray and taupe couch and love seat, and a picture with grays above the couch. I remember all those years I was in property management.....basic color for every apartment...Kelly Moore Frost.

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    1. Grey walls would be a welcome change in real estate....here it's all called Builder's Beige. Lol....

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  12. Hi Betsy - we have some sun here ... and I love sitting in the window with it beaming in when I work. I'm not so keen on grey - but totally appreciate your understanding of the colour and how it works for you. It's been bucketing here in the UK, not here thankfully, but the weather extremes are 'interesting' ... wonderful seeing the birds and the branches with their dew drops ... (rain ones I know!) ...

    Have a very happy New Year night tonight ... cheers and all the best for a great 2016 - Hilary

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    1. I'm glad you aren't experiencing those yucky floods where you are!

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  13. Look at Cyril the squirrel who looks in a great shape! So good you will have snow! I love the white stuff :-) the rain, after having lived in Belgium which is not my homeland for what seems like forever now, I am not such a big fun of rain. I really appreciate blue skies :-) have a wonderful last day of this year Betsy! I would like to wish you and your dear ones an amazing New Year 2016!!!

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    1. The forecast calls for snow but none has fallen yet! Sure is dark outside, though! I'm so glad to have reconnected with you this year, Jitka! So fun...especially Instagram!

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    2. Me too Betsy! isn't Instagram so much fun? And you learn bit more about me from there too ... haha .... Even though the dog takes the headlines somehow ... lol

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    3. Yes...so much fun...I love it!

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  14. Once again, beautiful photography! I love the mix of neutral greys. And even the "highlights" are rather subdued. Isn't nature wonderful? All of that just laid out right before our eyes, if we only take the time to notice. And you do a great job of noticing. And sharing.

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    1. I appreciate that you notice, Don. :). And don't forget my challenge to you....I want to see some beautiful photography from you, too!

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  15. Same dreary days here....except we do have snow on the ground...
    Love the Purple Finch photo...
    I don't seem inspired to take photos lately....hmmmmm
    Happy new Year Betsy...
    I am sure more great things are on the horizon...
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. Oh, it's probably just the holidays...busy! And there isn't a
      yard full of flowers to photograph. I bet the inspiration will
      come back soon. :) Maybe a lovely moon! And where has Red gone?
      Those pumpkins should be getting soft! lol...

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    2. They are soft....and covered in snow!
      We had pork chops for dinner too!

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  16. I like the color grey, it's a calming color.
    Looks like a little House Finch there, those are sweet little birds.
    That squirrel is quite talented, I love to watch them, but oooh they can be so destructive when they choose :)
    Hope you are enjoying your New Year's Day.
    ~Jo

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    1. Yes...house finch....they are so sweet and I love that pop of color!

      I can't believe we have a squirrel with all these cats. They do play chase!
      I hope he's content to continue living in the neighbor's tree and only come here
      to eat seed.

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  17. Love that acrobatic squirrel. Happy New Year to you and your family.

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  18. Hey oop m'duck, If'n you wanna see some real dark grey, usually called "light black" here, then come t'Mother Country where everthin is grey at the moment. I suspect even the snow will be grey, if we get any at all this Winter!

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  19. Happy New Year to you and your family! I love the color grey, too and looking at the beautiful pictures you took makes me love grey even more. Great shot of the squirrel, too... :)

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    1. Hi, Dee! Hope you've been well! Happy New Year!

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    1. Yes, I have been hiding
      just snuggled in and abiding.
      Have you missed me and my posts?
      I've been an absent host!

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    2. I miss you too! :-) happy resting, you are so right about that!!

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