Saturday, October 14, 2017

Saturday's Critters #200

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!


Wow, this is my 200th Critter party post. Sorry, I do not have anything exciting planned for this 200th post. I do want to thank all my blogger friends for participating. I love seeing all your critters and I hope you keep those critter posts coming.  Again, I thank everyone for sharing your post and linking up and commenting! I hope you get a chance to visit the blog post and comment.

I am sharing some images from a day trip to Shenandoah Nat'l park. We saw a lot of deer along the Skyline Drive and lots of birds. We hiked on a few trails and enjoyed our lunch at the Big Meadows campstore.

This buck was standing along side the Skyline Drive. It was too busy eating to move away.


A Field Sparrow at the Big Meadows.


Eastern Bluebird at the Big Meadows.


American Goldfinch at the Big Meadows.


A white-tailed Deer next to the Appalachian Trail.


I am joining in with this post to Tom's The Barn Collective


I was able to zoom in on this farm and barns from the Appalachian Trail.







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!



Here is a list of my linky parties;
Also visit:  I'd-Rather-B-BirdinThanks to the gracious host: Anni.
Thanks to Tom for hosting The Barn Collective

Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

89 comments:

Anonymous said...

Congrats on 200 posts for Saturday's Critters! I enjoyed these pictures of deer and birds. That farm you zoomed in on is amazing! Wishing you a blessed weekend. Thank you for hosting.

GreenComotion said...

Hi Eileen-
The Eastern Bluebird and the Golden Finch bring back some fond memories of our life in Atlanta, GA.
Beautiful birds and you have captured the moments very well.
Your zoomed in shots of the barn are quite nice too.
Hope you had a great time on the Appalachian Trail.
Thanks for hosting Saturday's Critters.
Have a Happy Weekend!
Peace :)

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Wow - love the wildlife on your hike. The Eastern Bluebird is wonderful. And the farm is fabulous - what a view. Happy weekend!!!!

Nancy Chan said...

I will probably get very excited to see a wild deer in the open because we only get to see them in the zoo. As always, I love to see the birds up close. Thank you for hosting and have a beautiful weekend!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I loved looking down onto those pretty farms down in the valley below that trail! Sweet birds and that deer posed beautifully for you. Thank you for hosting!

Nancy J said...

A beautiful peaceful country scene. Birds as well, nature gives us so much.

rupam sarma said...

Hello, Nice post and pics. Lovely bird pics.
6 no pic my favorite. Happy Weekend.

Sussi said...

two birds that I have never seen before. Great photos!

Daniela said...

Dearest Eileen,
I'm always far delighted to visit you here, you never fail to fill my heart with the Wonders you share !

Sending blessings on your weekend,
with much love

Marit Sønstebø said...

Hello,

Wonderful post. I want to congratulate with your 200 Aniversary! Beautiful photos. The Field Sparrow is very similar to the sparrow we have here too.

Happy Weekend!

Jo said...

Happy 200th Critter post Eileen. Thank you for hosting this for so long. I love searching for critter ops as I photograph subjects around my part of the world. And linking up with you every Saturday. This week I have a genuine post again. Have a great Saturday. Jo

Irma said...

Beautiful series of pictures Eileen.
Especially the birds I find beautiful.
Best regards, Irma

✿ chica said...

Muito lindas as fotos e parece os pássaros fizeram pose pra tuas fotos! LINDAS! beijos, ótimo fds! chica

David Gascoigne said...

Hi Eileen: sorry not to have checked in too frequently recently but I am away birding in Croatia and Slovenia, often with intermittent Internet connection and we usually only get back to our accommodation late. I will be back home home in Canada at the end of next week after what has been a fabulous experience.

Noushka said...

Hello Eileen,
Nice pics, great to see this buck so close!
Sorry once again, I am always out and around especially with this incredible indian summer we're having these days and my Aussie son was here taking up much of my time!!!!
Warm hugs and enjoy your weekend :)

Linda Gross said...

Congratulations on your 200th critter post.

Crissi said...

Congratulations ...... beautiful pictures.
Enjoy the weekend
Hug Chrissi

Tom said...

...Eileen, you were able to get a nice buck in velvet. Those barns are in a beautiful section of the country, thanks so much!

Sandi said...

Incredible shots!

Carol Blackburn said...

Wow Eileen, 200 posts, that's fantastic. I love your nature photos. If you live near the Appalachian Trail then we are connected, sort of, because I live near the northern portion and if we were able we could each start walking toward each other and meet in the middle somewhere. LOL Unfortunately I know I'm not in THAT GREAT of shape. A fun thought for the day though. Have a great one!

Gayle said...

Your posts from our general 'neck of the woods' always make me feel at home. Great capture of the rolling hills which Pennsylvania likes to claim but extend to Maryland and beyond too.

Lynne said...

Happy Critter Day . . .
Plenty of deer and wild turkeys showing themseles around here.
Too fast for pictures though!
Enjoy the weekend Eileen

Jenn Jilks said...

Your trips are so amazing!

Nick V. said...

200 posts! Well done, Eileen, here's wishing you many many more.
A lovely collection of critters today. Thanks for hosting and have a great week.

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Excelente trabalho fotográfico.
Um abraço e bom fim-de-semana.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
Livros-Autografados

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Happy 200 and thanks for all the fun! It's my favorite post of the week now! And I love your bluebird and goldfinch pics. We still aren't seeing our usual birds in the feeders. Happy weekend! Hugs, Diane

Anu said...

Hello Eileen! Congratulations on your 200 posts for Saturday’s Critters! Thank you for hosting!
Beautiful serie of photos!

Phil Slade said...

Congrats on the 200the Eileen. A wonderful collection of critters and landscapes today.
As ever, thanks for the opportuntiy to join in today and I look forward to 201.

Mary Hone said...

I've never seen a bluebird like that, he was great. And I love the barn.

Maggee said...

Happy 200th! I look forward to your posts every weekend! I have yet to go officially 'birding' in Shenandoah, but hoping to next spring! Thanks for sharing with us! Hugs!

Lea said...

How wonderful to see deer!
Love your birds, too!

Debbie said...

hi eileen, i felt the same way - i wanted to do something special today but alas, i fell short!! to me, the buck is very special, you know how i love to see them. and the goldfinch, still so bright and beautiful!!

congrats on sticking with this, 200 weeks is amazing. many thanks for being such a wonderful host and nature/critter lover!!

Debbie said...

ooohhhhh and the barn too, what a beautiful farm!!

carol l mckenna said...

What awesome critters ~ deer I love but love them all ~ ^_^

Happy Weekend to you !

A ShutterBug Explores ~ aka (A Creative Harbor)

Sandra said...

I love seeing your critters, alas I have no critters but Bob and Jake to take photos of. even our yard squirrels are gone, I did get a hawk this week

Lowcarb team member said...

Many congratulations on 200 posts for Saturday's Critters!
Another very nice selection of pictures of deer and birds.
I also liked the barn shots.

Enjoy your weekend

All the best Jan

Hootin' ♥ Anni said...

Pretty deer today! I love 'em so.
And of course your beautiful birds.

Great Critters today Eileen.

rainfield61 said...

I am thinking my mushrooms are critters that can fly.

Here and there.

photodoug said...

Eileen, 200 posts. What a milestone! Thanks for sharing.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

lovely

(letting you in on a secret...sparrows are my favorite)

William Kendall said...

Beautiful critters!

DIMI said...

Wonderful post and gorgeous pictures as always Eileen!
Happy 200th anniversary!Have a lovely weekend!
Dimi...

A Colorful World said...

Beautiful buck, and bluebird. As you say, all your posts are exciting! Happy 200th! Great barn shots too from your vantage point. Thank you for having this meme party for so long...I have been enjoying my participation! Look forward to future Saturday Critters!

John's Island said...

Hi Eileen, Congratulations on Saturday's Critters Post #200! This is just a great link up party! Enjoyed all your photos this time especially the zoom shots from the Trail. Have a happy weekend! John

Al said...

Nice critter shots - I don't have anything to link up today.

Felicia said...

handsome deer and beautiful farm scenery.

Linda said...

Congratulations to you, dear Eileen! Thank you so much for sharing your nature photos, your posts always bring me such joy and peace. :)

Bob Bushell said...

I do love your Deer, beautiful.

Bob Bushell said...

Oh yes, happy 200 Critters birthday blogs.

RedPat said...

Congrats on the 200th critter party! Thanks for hosting, Eileen! Love to see the bluebird!

Lowell said...

Thank you so much for visiting my Ocala blog. Much appreciated. Critters are some of my favorite people! And I love deer and birds so you got me hooked with this post. But the 2nd to last photo is absolutely stunning...it's a winner in any category! You could easily have this printed and shown in a gallery! Great work, Eileen!

Cloudia said...

Forgot to link up! Breathing too much woodsmoke here in N. Calif. We are SAFE! Thank You

italiafinlandia said...

Congratulations for the big anniversary!
Thanks for hosting Saturday's Critters and thanks for your attention to my blog.
Have a great weekend!

happyone said...

Great capture of that beautiful buck.
Like the barn shots very much.

Our photos said...

Very nice ! I love the goldfinch !

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Congrats on your 200th Critter party post! Each post is truly unique with your great photos and fun places you visit! Here's to the next 200!

Pam Jackson said...

Great pics. I love sitting on my deck and watching the birds on the feeder right off from the deck. Or going to my brothers and watching the deer come right to the front door to be fed. Love nature. Thanks for sharing.

Missy George said...

Congratulations on number 200...Great pictures..good shot of the Buck..Beautiful farm land.
Hope you are having a good weekend..

Joyful said...

Fabulous shots Eileen and congratulations on achieving a significant milestone. I'm sorry I'm linking a bit late in the day. I had my post ready before you went live with Saturday's Critters and I've been too busy since then to link up. Enjoy the rest of the weekend. xx

Suzanne Prickett said...

Congratulations on your 200th Critter post! They're all great posts, and I love your deer shots today! The Eastern Bluebird is such a pretty bird, with its reddish brown and blue colors, and a precious fluffy goldfinch! Have a beautiful Sunday, Eileen!

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Congrats on your 200th critter party Eileen. I always look forward to your party and appreciate you hosting it. I recently camped in Big Meadow Campground in Shenandoah for three nights. The deer wandered through the campground all evening and probably throughout the night. It was my first trip to Shenandoah and we really enjoyed it. It was so beautiful to drive on Skyline Drive and enjoy looking at the valley.

Mia said...

Shenandoah Nat'l park is a great place, Eileen. I love your beautiful photos, especially the deer and the sparrow! Kisses, my friend.

Linda said...

Great antlers on that buck! We were up on Skyline Drive today, along with hundreds of other people. It was a beautiful day.

Linda W. said...

Congrats on critter party #200! A big milestone!

Nora said...

thanks for hosting and love your birds, congrats on postings!

Powell River Books said...

It seems funny. I see more deer in town than I do out in the backcountry. You can find them frequently grazing at the hospital, at the airport (we have to make sure every gate is closed), in people's front yards, and local parks. - Margy

Stewart M said...

Nice deer.

Although it may be too late, I have some Australian critters organised for later in the week.

I'll see if I can link up.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

♥ Anni ♥ said...

Once again, thanks so much for joining us birders and sharing your photos this weekend at I'd Rather B Birdin'!! And congratulations on your 200th Critter's Party.

Ela said...

How wonderful to see all these beautiful critters !!
I love your pics !!
Have a happy weekend !

Lynn said...

Happy 200th! Love those trail pics. And the deer eating on the Skyline is lovely.

Crafty Green Poet said...

beautiful photos!

Jean @sonotorganized.com said...

Congrats on your 200th post in Saturday's Critters! Love seeing all your beautiful photos. The barn photos look like they could be on a postcard.

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

Wow, 200 critter posts, great accomplishment. As usual your photos are all amazing.

Jeanie said...

Lovely as always, Eileen!

Lois said...

Such a beautiful area and I have not been there in years. Your photos are making me want to go back again!

A Quiet Corner said...

Awesome barn shots, Eileen...super!!!...:)JP

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

Congratulations on your 4H Anniversary! That Field Sparrow is tack sharp! Sorry I was late for the party-- traveled all day Saturday but now back in Florida.

The Yum List said...

I love that shot looking down over the valley.

krishna said...

Beautiful pictures.. love the little sparrow..

Lady Fi said...

Precious shots.

diane b said...

The deer are big critters. Love the cute birds.

jandi said...

hi Eileen! happy 200 critter party! that barn is quite impressive! have a beautiful week!

bettyl-NZ said...

Congrats of the great success of your link-up party! We enjoy it a lot :) Your sightings along the trail are great. I have to wonder if the people in the farm know that hikers take photos of their barn!! It looks like you got a church in the photo, too.

Helma said...

Hoi Eileen,
I did not have any new birds or animals yet and this time no link. My birdy blog also becomes mushrooms so I do not have anything to link or I have to add an old post ;-)
Regards, Helma

indah nuria Savitri said...

Congratulations! Wonderful series indeed..I hope I can join more of Sturday Critters series..

NatureFootstep said...

love the deer and the birds. Thought I had comment on this but guess I messed up. :) Still tired, the trip was hard work :)

Pat Tillett said...

Really nice photos! We don't have very colorful birds around here.
I LOVE that shot of the rural road taken from the trail. I would love to live in that area. It looks so historic and calm to me.

Karen S. said...

Goodness what a lovely group of captures, quite the views too. Your first photo at first I thought is that a castle in the center, the formation appeared possibly. It should be, imagine how lovely that would be.

Suzan - said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the Shenandoah Skyline Dr.
We started off on the Blue Ridge Parkway out of Cherokee and drove the whole way up through the Skyline Dr. this summer in June!!!
The wild azaleas were in full bloom and the Mountain Laurel.
A very nice, long drive!!! Enjoyed it --- but didn't see any animals.
I kept looking for bear - nothing!!

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