Friday, 29 January 2016

Backyard Shenanigans......


We had a few very busy days in the old backyard this week...
After the snow melted...
The Pumpkins were just right...for RED to get his fat face into them...
It was quite a performance...
Even with Miss V's applecore from lunch...
His appetite was ferocious! 
Meanwhile...
Mr Black Squirrel was content to have a wee relax in the sunshine...
Ahhhh...Nature....how sweet!

Hope you are all having a great day...
Pretty darn unusual week for me...
Very emotional...indeed...

I truly want to thank of all you who commented...and emailed...
It was such an incredible outpouring of friendship...
I have said it before...
And I will say it again...

                      ****I have the best peeps... EVER**** 

Thank you all sooooo much...♥️

We are off shortly for our weekly drive to the good old cottage...
Every week offers a new experience...
Will there be snow???
Will the lake be frozen???
Will we be able to get into the driveway???

Oh...such an adventure!!!  tee hee hee...

As promised..by me...I am adding a few Flowers for your viewing pleasure!  
Peonies...from my garden...last Summer...are they not gorgeous??
And...another favorite...Geraniums...love them!! 

And...scroll down...for a special message...hahaha!! 



Here is RED...
Giving my troller the RASPBERRY...
With a pumpkin seed!!!
I laughed so hard at this photo...
You never know if you capture it...
And...
I think this says it all!!!

Enjoy your day...and your weekend...anything exciting going on???

                               Cheers! :o)

                                 linda ♥️ 

Geesh.....I love this photo!!!



52 comments:

  1. Even though squirrels are the bain of my existence I have to admit those are the cutest pics ever !!!
    If they didn't torment me I could learn to love them I suppose - but they do torment me and on a constant basis it would seem LOL
    XOX

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    1. Hi Suzan...thanks for stopping by!
      I know they can be a pain in the a**,but...he is a cutie!
      Enjoy your weekend!

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  2. No Snow!! I wish ! With howling winds and snow blowing everywhere I love seeing your pretty flowers and knowing
    that spring is not too far away. Have a great and safe weekend!

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    1. Nope! Had a light dusting overnite...but quite cold today!
      Enjoy your weekend!

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  3. I love our furry friends.
    I've not put any seeds out yet this week.
    The Naughties need new collars as we had some issues with the others.
    Perhaps I need a hanging squirrel feeder.
    I'm glad to see you are still with us in Blogland.
    :0)

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    1. I didn't need to! The pumpkins were the main course!
      Yup...still here....love it too much, to let "that" get the best of me!
      Enjoy your weekend!

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  4. Love RED and the "giving SOMEONE a raspberry!"
    And the PEONY . . .
    such beauty . . .
    happy weekend drive to the cottage

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    1. Hi Lynne...
      I have 3 Peonies...all from my Moms garden♥️
      You have a lovely weekend...

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  5. I wish I liked squirrels Linda..:)You make them look cute..ours..well we have so many and none are as cute or as photogenic as your..ours create havoc everywhere..country squirrels;)

    I am with Susan ..above on these..(rats w/ tails)..sorry everyone..I don't hurt them..it's like a food allergy but to squirrels.
    however I like YOU..like your pics:)
    That last one is perfect!;)

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    1. That's ok Monique...you can enjoy my pictures!
      One time...a squirrel got into the cottage...tried to chew his way out, on our wooden windows!
      We found I'm at the top of the stairs.....morte!
      Isn't that last one the best? Hahaha....really made me laugh :o)
      Bonne weekend my dear....

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    2. Your French is getting better and better;)

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  6. Looks as though Red has been having great fun!! I wonder what he will get up to while you are away, we can only imagine!!! xx

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    1. I am sure he will be looking in the window for me!
      As long as he stays outside!
      Have a great weekend Amy...

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  7. You tell 'em Red! Great shots of the ever-present furry friends. I hope you're feeling better about things Linda. Sometimes you just need to put things in perspective and focus on things important to YOU. Enjoy your trip to the cottage (actually I thought you closed it up for the rest of winter?). That wind is SO cold this morning, but the sunshine makes it all better :) Such beautiful blue skies!
    Wendy

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    1. Yes Wendy...it is closed...but we visit every Friday!
      Day out...lunch....thrifting....only an hour and a bit to get there...make sure she is ok!
      Yes.... It was lovely and sunny here too....but windy!
      Enjoy your weekend....

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  8. Yep, that is a cute photo. I know what you mean when you say sometimes you aren't sure if you captured what you are after. It's always a bonus when you do. :) Have a fun time at the cottage. A nice day trip for you both. I'm baking and watching the acrobats going on at the feeders with my local squirrels. They really are nuts. You sent me an email that did not have any content. Not sure what happened. Have a great wknd, Linda. Deb

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    1. I could see him from the kitchen...atop the fence....zoomed in....got it! Perfect!
      Cottage was perfect....sunny...all the ice gone!
      Have a great weekend...

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  9. is adorable and certainly brought a laugh with the last photo.
    Enjoy the drive to the cottage, hope you get some great photos while there.

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    1. I think I did! Hahaha....must look!
      Enjoy your weekend....

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  10. That last photo of Red deserves to be an INTERNET MEME!

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    1. What a great photographer I am.......:o)

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  11. RED! with his cute little butt sticking out of a pumpkin he's ravaging! LOLOL
    he's got to be the healthiest squirrel in the neighborhood. just love him!
    and more flowers to literally WALK into. thank you dear bean.

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  12. Oh my how cute , Great photos yes the wild life here gives me a chuckle every day with their craziness lol ! Hope all is good at the cottage . Thanks for sharing , have a good weekend !

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    1. Everything was great!
      Enjoy your weekend Elaine!

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  13. I fell in love with squirrels on my travels to Canada and the US a few years ago...I guess they are equivalent to our possums,sadly they are not cute but an annoying pest!!!!! I also love peonies, just gorgeous....beautiful photos Linda, especially Red!!!

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    1. Eeeeek! We have Possums....they are creepy! Much bigger than my Red!
      You will love my June pics....all Peonies! ♥️
      Enjoy your weekend Sue!

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  14. Loved the shots of Red particularly the last one . . . :)

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    1. HI Eddie...
      Yes...looks like Red is sticking his tongue out at my troller!
      Hahaha!
      You have Peter today? How is he doing?
      How is the lovely Rosa doing?
      Enquiringly minds need to know!

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    2. Peter ~ brill time . . . he has a sharp sense of humour . . and loves taking the "mick already . . .
      I haven''t seen Rosa for a while but will do so soon. . . . :)
      He works out different ways of describing where things are when he does not yet know the word . . for instance he describes the bathroom as the "Pee Room" when I asked him where my electric shaver was. LOL
      He likes watching me shave . . . :)

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  15. Has Red ever been brave enough to come up close to you? Our squirrels scatter even if we just open a window! Same as the Steller's Jays.
    Your flowers are beautiful. Some colour to brighten this blah January!

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    1. No...except when he tried to get into my bathroom! That was scary....
      I think I will post more flower pics...not much to photograph these days...

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  16. Red is just too cute! He looks different from our squirrels. His snout seems to be shorter. And, I have never seen a black squirrel. Cool! What's not cool is that a squirrel has found my bird feeder. I think the Cardinals are making sure he stays away, but I caught him red-handed twice this week. Speaking of Cardinals, I had 9 in my shrubs today. 5 males and 4 females. It was glorious! Have a great weekend!

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    1. We never had any Red squirrels til a few years ago...now there are lots!
      Grey and black are more common....
      Hope you got a shot of the Cardinals!
      Happy weekend!

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  17. He's so cute! Look at that white eye liner! haha...

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  18. Red is such a handsome devil. And that pic where he looks like he has been swallowed by the pumpkin is hilarious. The last one is a corker, too.
    Stellar peonies... one of my favourites. Lush beauty.

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    1. I love Peonies too...they certainly welcome Summer into my gardens...

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  19. Hope you and the BF enjoyed your drive to the cottage yesterday. I did a long drive back and forth to my daughter's with a home cooked meal and freshly baked banana muffins, the grandkids' favourites. Enjoy the weekend, looking forward to polish food with our friends at a great restaurant near High Park tonight, love the schnitzels!

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    1. Have some cabbage rolls! Love those....

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  20. Springtime perhaps? Krista tells me today is like spring....not so much where I live though....DARN! Have a lovely cottage visit....lots to see there now I'm sure. Peonies are my absolute, with a doubt most favourite flower of all.....just soft and flowing and stunning!! Wish I had a flower lady coming with a delivery!!!!

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    1. Have not been outside yet! hahaha!
      Still breezy..tomorrow is supposed to be 8c!
      I wish the flower lady would bring me some Peonies!
      She says they are the most finicky flower...
      Mine are all plants from my Moms garden♥️

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  21. Your amazing photography manages to make squirrels look adorable! (I'm not their biggest fan). How many more months of winter until we get to see the real peony blooms again? I'm envious of your snow melting. Have a good cottage visit. -Jenn

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    1. Thanks Jenn!
      No snow here at all! Very warm today...
      Peonies will be here before you know it!

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  22. What lovely are all these pictures Linda ! I love the squirrel is adorable :)

    hugs and kises

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    1. Hi Gloria...
      Hope you are having a nice weekend...

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  23. Hey Linda. I've been off quite a bit due to dizziness. i'm getting better but it's slow. Love the squirrels - my favorite creatures.
    Take care,
    Dixie

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    1. Hi Dixie...
      Gosh...you have been ill for a long time...sending get well QUICK wishes!

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  24. It's funny (peculiar) that you never had any red squirrels until a few years ago. Once we only had red squirrels until they were introduced here in 19th C from N America. Our poor reds ran for their dear lives being somewhat smaller but now they are making a valiant comeback after regrouping in the south. . . :)

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  25. Go Red - get that troll! Loved this post,Linda - squirrels are adorable. As are pink blooms!

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