Saturday, June 11, 2016

Saturday's Critters #130

Saturday's Critters #130

Happy Saturday, it's time to share your critters and post. Any kind of critter will do, even a new or old post.. I appreciate everyone who is linking in with this week's critter party.

I had a nice break, the week just flew by. I am sharing some backyard birds and critters from in or around my yard. I seem to find some kind of critter everywhere I look.


A cute Carolina Wren!


Our pond frog.


A Swallowtail butterfly


Ruby-throated Hummingbird.



A neighborhood deer seen during one of my walks on the fire road.

As always thanks for the visits and the nice comments. I also thank everyone who is linking up and sharing their critters.. Happy Saturday, have a great weekend!






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

Also visit:  I'd-Rather-B-BirdinThanks to the gracious host: Anni.  Also check out Camera Critters. Thanks to Misty for hosting this fun meme.

79 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

love the frog shot. glad all is well.

jandi said...

Morning Eileen! I love all of these shots! Especially the frog and hummingbird! Wishing you a beautiful weekend!

Nora said...

Hope you are having a nice break Eileen. I love your selection of critters, especially the butterfly! You seem to find critters all around you. cheers.

Margaret Adamson said...

Iam glad you enjoyed your beak Eileen. You have a lovely selection of critters this week and I especially liked the frog immage. MAny thanks for hosting and have a ownderful restful weekend.

Nancy J said...

Lovely collection of all kinds, guess I like the deer amongst the greenery the best, but the hummingbird, great photo.

Marit Sønstebø said...

Hello!

Sometimes a break from the blog can be very nice :)

Beautiful photos, and I admire The Swallowtail butterfly! How beautiful it is. I saw it on a norwegian blog the other day, but I have never seen it here.

Happy Saturday!

NatureFootstep said...

Hi Eileen, glad you had a nice week off the grid. Seem like you still had time to find some great critters :)

Nancy Chan said...

Hi Eileen. Good to hear that you had a good trip and good to have you back again. Your backyard critters all look happy and beautiful. Thank you for hosting and have a wonderful weekend!

Tomoko said...

Hello,Eileen,
I always like to see your friendly neighbors,birds, butterfly,frog and deer!
I hope you had a nice break, and I am pleased to join your Saturday's critters, today.
Thank you for hostng.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Wonderful collection of critters. The frog is so cute. Have a happy weekend, Eileen!

Crissi said...

Great series of photos Eileen!
Happy weekend
Crissi

Daniela said...

I heartily thank you for your always so lovely posts and for hosting this weekly wonderful party, dear Eileen, with such captivating features and beautiful bloggers !

May your weekend be filled with much joy, sending blessings to you, with so much gratitude

Xx Dany

Irma said...

Hi Eileen,
Wonderful series of pictures, four is my favorite.
Best regards, Irma

Sue said...

Hi Eileen-good to see you back. Hope all was ok.

Suza said...

wonderful pictures of beautiful anials.

Bob Bushell said...

Fantastic animals, etc you have on your blog, beautiful Frog is my favourite.

Christine said...

Welcome back, Eileen! Glad you had a relaxing break.
All your photos are excellent but i just love the butterfly!
Thanks for hosting and have a lovely weekend!

David Gascoigne said...

Carolina Wren is a species which is becoming quite common here. It has truly expanded its range in recent years.

Linda Gross said...

I thought our hummingbirds had flown off to a warmer clime. I was wrong. I saw one yesterday; glad I didn't take down the feeder.

Connie Smiley said...

Hi Eileen! What a sweet Carolina Wren shot! They're my favorites. Hope you have a good weekend.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari om
Glad your break was good Eileen...am on my big trip to Indiana etc now and I spotted my first ever red cardinal! Last night, also saw a froggy very like your handsome prince here... have a super weekend. YAM xx

Phil Slade said...

I love all of your pictures today Eileen. The Swallowtail butterfly is rather special though.

Thanks for allowing me to join in today. Have a lovely weekend and a productive week ahead.

Lynne said...

Wonderful it must be to see many critters around your yard . . .
And nice camera to catch all the pictures.
I see squirrels, chippies and many bird varieties through windows and from our porch . . .
BUT . . . not much luck with pictures because of screens . . .
#130 . . . Wow . . . thanks Eileen . . .

Florence said...

I think we are kindred spirits loving all the little creatures! Have a wonderful, peaceful, beautiful weekend!

Lea said...

Great Critters, especially the Wren!
The Wrens I see seem to be in constant motion - hard to get a photo.

Debbie said...

what a great collection of critters!! i have several favorites, then i realized, they are all my favorites!! mr. frog pond ended up winning, the detail in this image is incredible. your butterfly is beautiful, i have not seen any yet, so i really enjoyed seeing yours!!

the deer are not far from home, but i don't have them right here and always enjoy seeing them!!! many thanks for hosting eileen, have a wonderful weekend!!!!

Sharon Wagner said...

Great critters today. Especially the perfectly posed butterfly!

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Eileen; All of your critters are SO BEAUTIFUL♡♡♡  I especially wished (always) that I can see hummingbird in my area :-) Your frog is cute♪

I have been a bit of out of shape; but I should start visiting friends from tomorrow. Have a wonderful weekend.

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

Jo said...

Hi Eileen, welcome back! I have linked up today but very little (actually) no critters as such. Only dogs and more dogs. Thanks for hosting this meme. I love your clear image of the pond frog. He has very large ears. Have a great day. Jo

Karen S. said...

Good morning Eileen, What a great capture of the Hummingbird! They move around so quickly when they visit here, I can't imagine getting a shot like that. Cute frog in his own little setting and your walk along the Fire Road proves critter filled again. Enjoy your weekend.

photodoug said...

Eileen, nice capture of the Carolina Wren. Thanks for sharing.

Felicia said...

Glad you had a good week. Great selection of critters in your area.

Lowcarb team member said...

Glad you enjoyed the break ...
I did like last weeks post and collection of photo's.

Another lovely selection here too ... like many others the frog is my favourite.

Take care

All the best Jan

Small City Scenes said...

You have some wonderful critters around your home and neighborhood.
MB

Phyllis Oller said...

Beautiful pictures,Eileen,thanks for sharing! Have a wonderful weekend,phyllis

Sandi said...

GREAT shot of the deer! I can't believe you got that. (I feel like I should be whispering.)

Mildred said...

Welcome back. Lovely photos and of course, the butterfly is my favorite! Have a great day.

Linda W. said...

Nice collection of critters, especially the frog and butterfly.

Hawkeye BrownDog said...

Hi Y'all!

Fabulous photos! My Human's favorite is the wispy tongue of the hummingbird.

Y'all come on back,
Hawk aka BrownDog

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What sweet birds and how nice to see a deer grazing. Enjoy your day sweet friend! Come on over and we'll go shopping! heehee! Hugs!

Denise inVA said...

Good day to you Eileen, lovely series of critters this morning. Thank you for hosting this fun meme. Always a pleasure to join in when I have something to share. Happy weekend to you :)

Andrea Ostapovitch said...

Excellent shot of the hummingbird!!!

ladyfi said...

So many lovely creatures!

June Caedmon said...

Wonderful captures, Eileen! So neat to see the velvet on the buck's horns. They'll be attacking the trees soon to rub it off. We have wire around all of our little trees here to protect them. Thanks for hosting and have a wonder-filled week!

Seraphinas Phantasie said...

Hi Eileen,
fabulous photos of the birds, frog, butterfly and deer. Amazing !
I wish you a wonderful weekend too, Eileen.
Best regards, Synnöve

John's Island said...

Hi Eileen, Congrats on another very nice Saturday's Critters. I enjoyed all your photos ... excellent variety! Thank you for your kind comment on my Panama Canal post. Have a happy weekend!

Linda said...

So lovely to see your post in my news feed, Eileen! Your photos are gorgeous! Hope you are enjoying your break and I hope your weekend is fantastic! :)

Sandra said...

i love all your critters today but i am leaning towards that awesome frog as my favorite...

The Yum List said...

The pond frog looks very happy.

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

I'm glad you had a nice break! Thanks so much for hosting, and have a super weekend!

Chandra@GreenComotion said...

Nice critters and photos, Eileen.
The winner is the Toad :)
Thank you for hosting.
Have a Happy Weekend!!
Peace :)

amo sin blogg said...

I like your photos of different critters.
Yesterday we saw a little Hare on the terrace of our cottage.
He run quickly into terrain when he saw us.

Have a nice weekend.

RedPat said...

You must have a wonderful backyard, Eileen!

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Lindas e belas fotografias.
Um abraço e um bom fim de semana.

Wandering Wren said...

You had me at the first photo! Gorgeeeeeeous Wren Sorry I'm wordy with my title, can't see how to delete - oops.
Wren x

Ela said...

Your aniamls are beautiful, Eileen !!
Gorgeous photos !!
Happy weekend :)

Gayle atMuldoon said...

Nice eclectic collection of critters. Breaks are good. Happy Day.

Martin Kloess said...

Someone got lucky and we got lucky for these beautiful images
Tank you

Missy George said...

Nice assortment of critters in your yard..Lucky you..

Happyone said...

Nice collection of critters.
You timed your blog break well. : )

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Wow - what a collection of critters - I love them all.

Linda said...

It's always delightful seeing your critters!

Naquillity said...

can't pick just one favorite of these critters. they're all adorable. hope all is well. have a great night.

Nick V. said...

Great photos, Eileen, But I really that butterfly most of all!
Thanks for hosting and have a great new week ahead.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

I've missed you!
It's good to have you back and I so enjoyed your photos. The deer...'in your own backyard' [well near your yard]...fantastic. I so love seeing your bird photos too Eileen. Always a treat.

b"E"th ( : edwards said...

i am loving the hummingbird best-est, Eileen. what a cutie. have a happy weekend. that was a quick break, if or maybe you just did this post for your critter friends. i am not sure? either way. have fun! ( :

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Wonderful collection of critters, Eileen.

I'm envious of your pond. And pond frog!
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Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

I love the song of the carolina wrens. They're new to my parts. Been living in our house over 25 years...only started seeing them at my feeders the last couple years. A family nests yearly in my carport rafters.

Anni said...

Hi again Eileen...just coming in to add a big Texas Thank You for sharing this link at I'd Rather B Birdin'!!

Alexa T said...

Beautiful, beautiful pictures as always; Have a great summer vacation! A sunny day to you!

Екатерина Балагурова said...

Your frog is so serious =)
Great shots, I like all of them!!

Merlesworld said...

I do like frogs I would like one to move into my backyard.
Merle.................

Prunella Pepperpot said...

Glad you had a great break.
Your critter shots are amazing, love the little wren, so cute!
Have a wonderful week Eileen :)

edenhills said...

Beautiful assortment of critters!

Powell River Books said...

I've got hummingbirds again this week. They are so cute. - Margy

Maria Gloria D'Amico said...

Hello Eileen!
I loved the butterfly photo and the deer, the latter, one of my favorite animals.
Kisses darling.

Ailime said...

Hi Eileen, magnificent pictures of these amazing animals! A great and beautiful variety. Hugs.

Ana Freire said...

Incredible images, Eileen!
It is all I have to say!...
Amazing work!
Have a nice weekend ahead!
Ana

Red Rose Alley said...

Hello, I saw you on my friend Karen's blog, Beatrice Euphemie. You take wonderful pictures. I decided to comment on this post because the hummingbird is my beloved bird. I noticed that you like bird watching. I love it as well, and just did a post recently about the mourning dove. I see them often around here. Me and my daughters also love photography. We have a blog, and we would love it if you could visit us and follow, and I would certainly come back and follow you as well. It's nice to meet new friends in blog land. I hope to hear from you, and have a sweet day.

~Sheri at Red Rose Alley