Weekend Hodgepodge

22 May

As summer gets closer, the bleeding hearts are almost done blooming.  This one still looked pretty though.

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While I was working in the garden this weekend, (more on that in a later post) I saw a butterfly.  It flew all over and when it finally settled, it was on me.

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It was kind enough to move to the peony and pose there too.

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The peonies are getting closer to blooming.

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The little squirrels are still making me smile.  This one seems to be a natural model.

Squirrel_7337ewsI hope they stay here.  As a bonus, here’s Cinnamon’s girl, Sage.

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If you want to join me for Friday’s Hunt, I have the items for the next one listed in my sidebar.

Today I’m joining Macro Monday, Shadow Shot Sunday, The Good. The Random. The Fun.

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28 Responses to “Weekend Hodgepodge”

  1. Mish May 22, 2016 at 10:11 pm #

    Your photos are stunning!

  2. Linda, Shenandoah Valley May 22, 2016 at 11:12 pm #

    Delightful pictures! The squirrel made me smile!

    • Teresa May 23, 2016 at 8:19 am #

      I’ve really enjoyed watching them. They are fun.

  3. Jeanne May 23, 2016 at 1:30 am #

    Lovely pictures! All of them! I’ve never had the honor of having a butterfly perch on my arm! And you got a very nice shot, too! Sage is a real cutie!

    • Teresa May 23, 2016 at 8:19 am #

      Lighting and everything was perfect, but hard to photograph well when it’s sitting on your leg. LOL Sage is adorable!

  4. Margaret May 23, 2016 at 3:49 am #

    I love the shots of Sage and the Squirrel as well as the Red Admiral butterfly.

  5. gina145 May 23, 2016 at 7:38 am #

    What beautiful photos. I never seem to be able to find a butterfly that will keep still long enough for me to get a decent shot.

    • Teresa May 23, 2016 at 8:20 am #

      They do like to flit about. This one was pretty cooperative.

  6. Denise May 23, 2016 at 8:02 am #

    Oh, the squirrel is hysterical! So cute.

    • Teresa May 23, 2016 at 8:20 am #

      They do make me smile.

  7. Tamar May 23, 2016 at 9:07 am #

    Bleeding hearts – my favorite!

    • Teresa May 23, 2016 at 10:07 am #

      They are such a beautiful flower. I can understand why they are your favorite.

  8. Eileen Wise May 23, 2016 at 10:00 am #

    Hello, I love the bleeding heart blooms. Very pretty plant. The butterflies are beautiful. Cute shots of the squirrel and Sage. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

    • Teresa May 23, 2016 at 10:07 am #

      Thanks, Eileen. Hope you have a great week too!

  9. Pat May 23, 2016 at 10:11 am #

    Beatiful photos, Teresa! You have been “kissed” by a butterfly!

    • Teresa May 23, 2016 at 11:44 am #

      Thanks! I like the way that sounds!

  10. Gattina May 23, 2016 at 10:30 am #

    Love the squirrel it has such a cute face ! Our squirrels are all small with red fur. We don’t have the big grey once I saw for the first time in the States.

    • Teresa May 23, 2016 at 11:44 am #

      We actually have several kinds of squirrels. I lived in a town once that had black squirrels. Very cute.

  11. Freda Mans May 23, 2016 at 12:04 pm #

    Lovely collection. Pretty bleeding heart!

  12. jandi May 23, 2016 at 12:17 pm #

    Beautiful images! Lovely critters! Have a great week!

    • Teresa May 23, 2016 at 1:22 pm #

      Thank you! Hope you have a good week too.

  13. Nonnie May 23, 2016 at 12:46 pm #

    Oh, my goodness, this hodgepodge is a lot of beauty! You received a butterfly kiss- I’m so envious.

    • Teresa May 23, 2016 at 1:23 pm #

      Thanks. It was really a perfect weekend to be outside enjoying all the beauty around me.

  14. Mama Zen May 23, 2016 at 1:21 pm #

    the picture of the squirrel is so cute!

    • Teresa May 23, 2016 at 1:23 pm #

      Thanks! They are really giving me a lot of smiles.

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