Saturday, September 23, 2017

Saturday's Critters #197

Welcome to Saturday's Critters!

If you love critters like I do and also like to blog about them and take critter photos this is where you can share your critter post. Link up your post and share your critters, join in with my critter party ! You can share any kind of critters the real ones, pretend ones, statues and paintings, a new or old post!

I am playing catch up with all my blog reading, hubby and I took a short trip to Pennsylvania. I finally met up with Linda, her blog is  Thebeautyaroundus. I hope to return visits and comments asap.

'I am sharing some photos of critters and birds seen from our walk at the local Hashawha Nature Center. We walk a loop that goes by several ponds, their raptor center, wildflower field and back past the larger lake.

A couple of Slider Turtles sunning themselves.


Some views from our loop hike around the nature center.



From the Raptor Center, the Red-tailed Hawk and a Barred Owl. These birds are hurt and can not survive in the wild.




Some scenes from the larger lake, included the Great Blue Heron, wild hibiscus and a turtle.



I appreciate and thank everyone who links up their post and for all the wonderful comments! I hope you enjoy my post and photos too!



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Also visit:  I'd-Rather-B-BirdinThanks to the gracious host: Anni.

Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

74 comments:

Small City Scenes said...

Great shots Eileen. Neat to see and love the collages.
Have a good weekend
MB

Merlesworld said...

Great photos , cute turns.
Merle..............

NatureFootstep said...

I think you will never get bord of visiting this place. A great variety of nature and wildlife. :)
Thanks for sharing.

rainfield61 said...

Happy weekend to you, and to your critters.

Margaret Adamson said...

What a lovely wak and marvellous birds and plants to see and photograph. Thanks for hosting and I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

italiafinlandia said...

Funny and beautiful turtles!
Have a great weekend, Eileen!

Marit Sønstebø said...

Hello,

Wonderful photos! The turles was very cute.
Happy Weekend!

Bob Bushell said...

Brilliant creatures on your blog, have a beautiful weekend Eileen.

Linda said...

Beautiful photos of the birds and turtles, Eileen!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
What an interesting and colourful post today - they always are, but am loving your collages today! Happy weekend. YAM xx

Christine said...

What a glorious day for your visit and taking these great photos! The turtles are looking so cute - for turtles!
Lovely array of flowers and color!
The Great Blue Heron is so majestic looking!
Thanks for hosting!

Irma said...

Hello Eileen,
Beautiful series of photos and collages.
All perfectly photographed.
Best regards, Irma

Hootin' ♥ Anni said...

It's always sad to see caged birds from the wild....but necessary.

Thank you, Eileen, for hosting this weekend!!

Karen said...

That is a beautiful collage with the flowers. My daughter had a pet turtle once, but he ran away! lol. His name was George.

Stone Cottage Adventures said...

I absolutely love turtles! Great photos, as always. Thank you for hosting! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

✿ chica said...

Gostei de ver.Lindas todas e cada pedacinho do mosaico! beijos, ótimo fds! chica

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

Enjoyed the birds and the flowers in both mosaics. Am also having trouble catching up because of multiple relocations and especially attending (and enjoying) our two granddaughters' volleyball practices and games-- two different teams and multiple sites!

Anu said...

Hello Eileen! Wonderful photos. The Barred Owl is great.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Oh how wonderful - just love the turtles - I've not seen one out in nature since I was a little kid in California - fabulous photos. And of course one of my favorites - the Heron. Wonderful mosaics. Have a grand weekend.

Gayle said...

Something lovely to look at each way you turned. Happy Day.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Love seeing those amazing raptors. And I have the Great Blue's FL cousin in my post today! Happy weekend sweet lady! Hugs!

Klara S said...

Hello, it's great series of photos. Turtles are very cute.
Thank you for hosting.

Jenn Jilks said...

Thanks for hosting. It's fun being in a virtual group! I'm such a hermit!!! I wish I could hike. At least I can walk, though!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

lovely mishmash of critters :)

Lea said...

Love the first photo of the Turtles
Have a wonderful week-end!

Tom said...

...love those turtles!

Sandra said...

love the turtles, our paper said today we have lost most of the sea turtle eggs, the storm washed them all away

Nick V. said...

Beautiful shots, Eileen. I like the collages.
Have a great new week!

carol l mckenna said...

Gorgeous nature photography ~ my favorite photo are the turtles ~ delightful!

(A ShutterBug Explores)

Phil Slade said...

Sorry I can't be with you this week Eileen. Keep up the good work and I'll see you soon.

Nick V. said...

PS: Thanks for hosting!

A Colorful World said...

What a beautiful nature center. Such gorgeous flowers and birds and critters. Hope you enjoyed your trip to PA!

Al said...

I love those turtles. Have a great weekend!

Linda W. said...

Love the turtles! How fun you got to meet another blogging buddy.

Lynne said...

Bathing Turtles . . .
A fun picture catch . . .

Sandi said...

gorgeous photos!

Nancy Chan said...

Lovely critters. Love the collages. Have a beautiful day!

Prunella Pepperpot said...

Love your critters today Eileen. Turtles love sun bathing!
Have a great weekend :)

William Kendall said...

The heron shots are my favourites.

happyone said...

Oh I do like those turtles. : )

Gert Jan Hermus said...

A very nice series of photo's Eileen. I love your approach and your style!!
Wish you all a nice weekend.

Greetings from the Netherlands!
Gert Jan
www.gertjanhermus.nl

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Fotografias de uma grande beleza.
Um abraço e bom fim-de-semana.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
Livros-Autografados

RedPat said...

I always like to see turtles! Thanks, Eileen!

photodoug said...

Eileen, your collage is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

Florence said...

Beautiful photos of a lovely walk. Love the turtles. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

GreenComotion said...

Love the collages and all the photos!
The collage of the owl and the raptor is very captivating.
Another great post!
Thanks for hosting.
Have a Happy Weekend, Eileen!
Peace :)

Our photos said...

Very nice !

Lois said...

Pretty photos Eileen! I love seeing those turtles.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Loved your critters. Hope you're having a great weekend.

Debbie said...

beautiful captures and collages, and a lovely image of the heron!! i am behind as well, even late to the party today, i always feel like i am playing catch up. nice to meet a blogging friend, enjoy your sunday!!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this treasure chest of beautiful pictures.
Enjoy your days

The Yum List said...

Those slider turtles look very happy on their log. :-)

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Your pictures always show nature at its best, in every season! I love the turtle pictures, but pictures of a Barred owl always grab my heart!

I hope you're having a good weekend, and had fun in PA!

Jo said...

Hi Eileen, I love your slider turtles and the beautiful blooms. I have linked up quite late due to a busy day at work, but here I am. Thanks for hosting this meme. Have a great weekend. Jo

Linda said...

Nice shots, and the collages are a delight!

Karen S. said...

Hello Eileen, it's late but it's still Saturday! The turtles are sweet, and owls too, we just saw every owl Minnesota has at the State Fair and of course got the whole scoop on everything about them! They have the dearest sweetest eyes I think! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

rupam sarma said...

Helloo, Just saw your post. Amazing pics.
Greetings

♥ Anni ♥ said...

Your post, and sharing, is always appreciated. I thank you, Eileen, for stopping by and adding your link this weekend at I'd Rather B Birdin'.

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely photos, specially the turtles and the great blue heron

Denise inVA said...

Looks like a great place and I will have to add this to my bucket list. Great photos Eileen, happy day to you and have a wonderful week

Anonymous said...

Hi Eileen, These are pretty photos from your visit. I especially love the turtles. I appreciate your visit this morning very much. Enjoy your day and the week ahead.

Suzanne Prickett said...

Looks like you had a nice sunny day for your walk. And, the wildflowers are beautiful! I can't imagine walking up to a wild hibiscus! Great pictures of the turtles, Eileen. Have a fantastic week!

Pam Jackson said...

There is nothing more fulfilling than seeing animals in nature. I love the pic of the turtles! Great shot. I have an issue catching them because they spook so easy.

SHON said...

Very unique and beautiful!

ellen b. said...

Hi Eileen, I'm trying hard to catch up with my bookmarked blogs after a few days spending all our time with little Addy May. Love your captures and your collage! Hope your weekend is going well.

Missy George said...

Great shots of the Turtles..Love the Hawks..Hope you had a good weekend..

Felicia said...

the turtles are going to get a sun burn. Have a wonderful week Eileen.

Lowcarb team member said...

Lovely photographs Eileen, and I love how you've presented the mosaics too.

Have a great week.

All the best Jan

Michelle said...

I like seeing those turtles soaking up some rays!

Jeanna said...

I'm too late for Sunday since I was hibernating yesterday but want to say how much I like the turtle on the log picture, I've tried to get that shot before and no luck. And of course, maybe you know how much I love herons. It's the only bird I'm fascinated by.

Jeanie said...

Love those turtles and all the beauty! So nice you get have a bit of a getaway!

Mary Cromer said...

I was so surprised and thought wait a minute am I in the right place...so beautiful what you have done Eileen to your blog presentation. I am always wanting to change mine up like I did for the first few years and then I think...but I like it this way.
I love those turtles and of course the Barred Owl is a real favorite of mine. Thank you for hosting for us dear friend~

Seraphinas Phantasie said...

Hi Eileen,
fabulous photos of the turtles, the birds and the owl. So beautiful !
Best regards, Synnöve

Pat Tillett said...

Beautiful photos Eileen!

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