Saturday, August 23, 2014

Saturday's Critters #38

Saturday's Critters #38


Happy weekend and welcome to Saturday's Critters! I am looking forward to seeing lots of your critters this week.


My hummingbirds are still here having their wars over the feeders.. Above is a sweet female Ruby-throated Hummingbird.



 The male Ruby-throated Hummingbird with a crazed look in his eye..


 My male hummer again, looking a little more normal..


My Goldie Girl actually walked to the lake with us last weekend.. I am amazed how she went 9 months without wanting to step outside except to do her business and come right back in.. I am not sure why all of a sudden she seems more lively? She is close to 11 1/2 years old..  Either way I am glad she feels better.






I hope you enjoyed my birds and critters.. Now its your turn, to share your critters..

 Thank you for linking up to the critter party. I appreciate the visits, comments and the support of my blogging friends................... Have a happy weekend!


To see more beautiful birds and cute critters, check out these two memes below.

Please visit:  I'd-Rather-B-Birdin. Thanks to the gracious host: Anni of I'd Rather-B-birdin. Also, sharing with Camera Critters. Thanks to Misty for hosting.



82 comments:

Beatrice Euphemie said...

So nice to see the sweet little hummingbirds - the males really are quite aggressive, aren't they? So glad your precious pup is feeling up to taking a walk and a swim. Looks like he enjoyed a nice cool down. xo Karen

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I'm so glad your sweet Goldie feels better. She really does look happy and healthy. And I love your hummers. (although that one does look a little deranged ... but still beautiful). Thanks so much for hosting. We are an hour earlier than PNW time here in Alaska -- I was surprised to find the link up (at 8 :45 p.m. our time -- I just visited so I could make the link and be ready for tomorrow morning. This is the first time I've ever been first ever anywhere ;>).

ulla laiho said...

Hug your beloved dog from me!

Small City Scenes said...

Sweet Hummers!
I am glad you dog decided to follow along. I hope she feels better.
MB

Linley S said...

Those little hummingbirds sure are sweet, must be a joy watching them at the feeders. Goldie must have realised what she had been missing out on.

orchid Miyako said...

First of all, I'm really happy that your Goldie Girl got better after that long months and enjoy water, Eileen.
Haha I loved to read 'wars over the feeders'; wish I could see your hummingbirds♡♡♡

Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

Gunilla Bäck said...

Your hummers are beautiful. I'm happy Goldie Girl feels better. I hope you have a great weekend!

NatureFootstep said...

I could watach the hummers for hours. Great shots. :)

Marie said...

Absolutely gorgeous hummers, Eileen! And so happy Goldie is doing well now.

Ela said...

What a beautiful little birds !
Eileen, your Goldie Girl is so cute!
Have a happy weekend :)

Hannah said...

Aw, such adorable hummingbirds. I've come to the conclusion that hummingbirds are just intrinsically cute. It's great that your dog is feeling more energetic.

Alexa T said...

So sweet your little golden baby!!! 11 years old?!.. wow...amazing! My baby is going to have 11's anniversary, also!..
All the best for you, Eileen and have an awesome sunny summer weekend, too!! Alexa

rainfield61 said...

Your Goldie Girl only realize the way of enjoying life by now.

Anita said...

Cute humming birds & hummer :)
Have a wonderful weekend, Eileen!

Icy BC said...

Goldie looks refresh, and I hope the water helps her feel more energized.

Beautiful hummer shots.

Forest Dream Weaver said...

It's lovely to see the hummingbirds....we don't have them here. The male's sparkly green plumage is so beautiful.

Happy weekend!
Ruby

Elaine said...

Beautiful hummer shots, and I love the shot of Goldie Girl. Glad she's feeling a bit more active.

Frank said...

Lovely Hummer pics and so good to see Goldie enjoying the outdoors.

Have a glorious weekend Eileen.

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

Amazing hummingbird photos! :)

Goldie looks nice and cool :)

Giga said...

Hummingbirds are beautiful birds. It's nice to see how the dog is bathed. I greet you.

Willow said...

I always love seeing the hummingbirds. All we have are Ruby throated here in New England and I love them to pieces. Your male Ruby Throated looks much different that ours here in the East , ours have no brownish bronze under their throat but have bright red bellies.

Phil Slade said...

I think your male hummer has what is called "attitude" Eileen. Who can blame him for guarding his food source like that. It's good to hear Goldie Girl is feeling better - give her a hug from me.

Thanks for the photo party again and have a lovely weekend.

Willow said...

Opps now see that I have tons of hummingbirds on the farm and you had me being more observant after I read your post lo They don't have bright red bellies it is also just the feather under their throat on the males that is red ~ Thanks for having me look closer lol

Ileana said...

It is good to see that your Goldie Girl feels better. Adorable hummingbirds!
Wish you a wonderful weekend!

EG CameraGirl said...

My hummers rarely sit still for a photo op! Nice photos, Eileen. I'm glad Goldie Girl decided to go for a walk with you!

Brian King said...

Love the hummers! Right now we have a solitary male. Sometimes a female or juvenile will show up after the male has moved on, but we don't get several at once.

Misty DawnS said...

Great hummingbird photos. SO glad to hear your golden girl is feeling good!!!

TexWisGirl said...

oh, sweet goldie girl!!! i hope she perks up to stay for a while!

love your little mad hummingbird!

DeniseinVA said...

Your hummers are really neat to look at Eileen and Goldie Girl too, what a sweet looking dog she is. She enjoys her dips doesn't she? Happy day to you :)

carol l mckenna said...

Bird photos are awesome but of course, I love your doggie photo ~ thanks for hosting and happy weekend to you ~

artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

Pat said...

Love those hummers! That's a great photo of beautiful Goldie Girl.

Roan said...

We haven't had as many hummingbirds this year as most, but they are so much fun to watch. Love the pup!

Susan (ABON) said...

The little male hummer has attitude. I have a couple male hummers with the same disorder :) Glad your Goldie Girl is feeling better. Have a wonderful weekend, Eileen!

DIMI said...

Hello Eileen!!
Great shots of the hummingbirds!!I know they are your favorite!!But i'm so happy for your Goldie Girl!She looks healthy indeed!Maybe you have to give her some vitamines for her legs to be much strong!Have a happy weekend!
Dimi...

Rajesh said...

Very beautiful birds.

Sandra said...

so glad Goldie feels better, she looks really happy, that male hummer is beautiful

Sue said...

Oh, those darn feeder "wars". We have feeders on every side of the house....and all my flowers (zillions of them) and still we put our lives in jeopardy just stepping out the door--they WHIZ by at super sonic speeds chasing each other.
I'm gonna get out my flyswatter!!
:D

Debbie said...

awwwww, those hummers are just so sweet!!

it's awesome to see goldie out and about, enjoying her swim!!

sandyland said...

I got a goldie pup darlin goldie and I want your hummers scarce here

Ida said...

What sweet hummers. I've got to get a feeder so I can hopefully get photographs of hummingbirds. Some have shown up here but barely long enough to see them much less get a picture. Love your darling Goldie. I'm happy she's more lively again. She's a pretty dog.

Felicia said...

Our hummer numbers are thinning. I think its almost time for them to go. great pics Eileen. happy weekend to you.

Heather said...

Your hummingbird photos are lovely. Thanks for sharing them. I rarely see these birds, only once in my yard.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Those are great pics, Eileen.

I try to get them, but the hummingbirds won't hold still!
~

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

Glad you puppy is feeling better about getting wet. At least you do not need to worry about the alligators such as we have in our lakes! Love the hummers and hope they will start showing up down here pretty soon.

Black Jack's Carol said...

I love your hummers but I love to see your Goldie Girl even more. What a sweetie! So glad she was feeling well enough for a nice dip in the water. Thanks for hosting, Eileen!

Sharon Wagner said...

They are so hard to catch. Good job!

Faythe M.A said...

I love the hummys! I have a special nectar feeder hanging right on my patio window & I still can't capture their beauty the way you do. thanks for sharing :o)
Faythe @ GrammyMouseTails

June Caedmon said...

Your hummingbird shots are great, Eileen! and your Goldie Girl looks like a real sweetie! Have a blessed weekend!

A Quiet Corner said...

While the pix of the hummingbird are just great, Eileen, I must admit, I'm glad Goldie Girl went to a walk to the lake too!!...:)JP

Christian Weiß said...

Wonderful hummingbirds and photos.

Adam Jones said...

I do love those hummers

Christa atCedarmereFarm said...

It's so rare to see (let alone capture) a hummingbird at rest. They are such energetic little critters! I want to link my latest post to you, but I don't know whether 2 small photos of water buffaloes is enough.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Sorry to be linking up so late! I adore hummingbirds, and I was so happy to see many living here in Colorado this summer! You got fantastic close ups of these little charmers, Eileen!

George said...

You got some great pictures of the hummingbirds. I'm glad to hear Goldie Girl is feeling better.

Ni de Aqui, Ni de Alla said...

I'm glad your doggy wants to go out now, I hope she keeps wanting to go out and walk with you. Beautiful hummingbirds pictures!

Beth, ...".E." Lizard Breath Speaks said...

what a cutie - happy weekend!! 🐱

Our photos said...

Nice humming birds !

Happyone said...

Nice shots of the hummingbird.
Glad to hear Goldie is more active again. : )

Stephanie said...

I love the shot of your dog.

Louisette said...

Your fotos Eileen are always fabulous, Greeting from Belgium

The happy wanderer. said...

Nice to see the Hummingbirds and that Goldie wanted to join you on the outing.

Betsy Brock said...

Aw...those hummingbirds are so sweet!

Gunn said...

Love your BLUE flowers - the heading on your blog.
And what a nice blog!!

Noushka said...

Hello Eileen!
Wonderful to see Goldie girl have fun swimming!
Humming birds are such beauties, how delightful to see them fluttering around flowers!
Great post!
Enjoy your sunday!

Irma said...

Hi Eileen,
Beautiful picture of the Hummingbird.
Your dog is a sweetheart to see.
Greetings Irma

Crafty Green Poet said...

Lovely humming birds!

Glad that Goldie Girl is feeling better and getting out again!

Minoru Saito said...

Hi,Eileen. Very lovely photos. It's nice that your Goldie Girl become well. She is very lovely too.

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Hi Eileen,
wonderful photos of the different birds and your dog. Have a nice Sunday.
Best regards, Synnöve

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

You're doing really well with your meme!
I just didn't have space for critters this week! I'm happy to share yours!!!
(ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

Al said...

Those are pretty hummingbirds. And I'm glad Goldie Girl is feeling better!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Awww such sweet critters.

Steve Borichevsky said...

My Ruby-throats are still here too. But they will not stay still long enough for the shot!

Montanagirl said...

Nice captures of the Hummers - and it's good to hear that Goldie Girl is feeling better!

Pat Hatt said...

Great humming birds shots and glad the pup is feeling better as well

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

yeahhh, Molly

MY Molly lives for the water, is working on number 13.

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

Your Goldie Girl is such a sweetheart! I'm glad it seems she's feeling better and up for adventure.

Katarina said...

The Hummingbirds are so cute with their long, slim peaks.
Thanks for hosting the Critter party, Eileen!

Stewart M said...

These really are great looking birds!

Yes Cutty Sark is also a brand of Whiskey - but I think the boat came first!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, Beautiful Hummingbirds & of course beautiful Goldie. Well, sad news for my hubby's former student and former Raven #35 Cierre Wood, who the Baltimore Ravens cut today. Oh well. Hopefully he will catch on to another NFL squad. Have a pleasant day tomorrow!

Pat Tillett said...

I love humming birds and am always happy to have them visit. Goldie sure is a cute girl. Great photos!

Donna@Gardens Eye View said...

Hummers are still very active here...I will join in your link up soon!

Helma said...

Amazing these pictures Eileen,
and here I am also a bit jealous!
Superb this hummingbird