Sunday, November 23, 2008

Sunday night

new thread.

136 comments:

deb said...

I'll get everyone, Thanks, Steve.

Costume Lady said...

Thank you Deb and Steve.

I just had to mention that I bought gas yesterday for $1.89 :):)
A new service station opened up on my way home, on shepherdstown Rd. I will never have to go out of my way again to get gas! Posted a photo of it on Wild and Wonderful...very nice.

Sunday, November 23, 2008 7:03:00 PM

Mema Jo said...

I am not gunho about these late evening threads! Thrilled - yes
Startled by Deb - yes!

Thank you Steve

Mema Jo said...

Wanda - I can't find that gas station

hedgie said...

It wasn't necessarily a pretty game, but a win is a win is a win!! GO REDSKINS!!!!

hedgie said...

Margy, I'm confused....sat tracking said ISS at 5:30 for me...and there's no way it could take that long an interval to be visible for you......needless to say, I DIDN'T see it. But Venus and Jupiter are beautiful!!!

Costume Lady said...

I guess I missed you, Margy, but I know you will be back. Yes, GeeGee is well today. She is kinda wrung out from all the poking and proding that was done to her, but she felt well enough to make an egg custard just before I left to go home. She begged me to stay, but it was getting dark and I don't like to travel by myself after dark. I am a wimp! Couldn't spend the night, I have Santa Suits to steam and sell tomorrow. She knows I'll be back, soon.

hedgie said...

Jo, what do you mean you can't find the gas station??

indiana nesting eagles dave said...

Good evening everyone

Indiana Nesting eagles----Dave

hedgie said...

Do you mean not familiar w/ name? ROC's stands for Roach Oil Company, a long-time local supplier--they used to have Texaco stations; switched to Shell a few years ago, and hooked up w/ Subway franchiser.

Costume Lady said...

Well, now, what do you know, that service station was robbed already. Not only did they take the money, they took EVERYTHING!;)

I caught the thieves, JO, and made them put everything right back where they found it. Try again. "Wild and Wonderful"

magpie said...

Howdy evening people

The New Rocs is just outside the city limits of Martinsburg...wish it was IN THE CITY actually....

The old Shenandoah Valley Health Services building Used to be there.

Wanda - maybe GeeGee will just enjoy looking at everyone's avatars...! That's a treat in itself.

Let me rephrase something:
All of you are Special Momsters, but I don't have THAT many blank CD's = = xox xo ♥ ♥ ♥ ☺

Costume Lady said...

Have you seen the one I am speaking of, Lynn? It is really nice.

hedgie said...

Hi, Dave! How's everything out your way? Have you heard from Miss Vicki lately?

magpie said...

Hedgie: I can't figure out the time difference either for ISS..should be pretty much the same....?? ?? Maybe they pick the far east of 25401 and the far west of 25427..that could make just a tiny bit of difference I guess...MITS would know !

Costume Lady said...

I am thrilled to have the station on my way home. I can pick up a loaf of bread and milk and gas and go. Yeah!

hedgie said...

Yes, Wanda...saw it, but haven't stopped there yet. Convenient for when I head to Ranson if I need gas! I always go 45 to 480 and then to Kearneysville and pick up the new bypass. Much faster that way.

magpie said...

Funny comment, Wanda, re Rocs: it is just a matter of time 'til it gets hit! This is definitely the Christmas Stealing Season

Sad, isn't it....

NatureNut said...

NatureNut said...
Put my Park Pics on blog w/"Big Woody Woodpecker". ☺ ☺ ☺ Enjoy

Sunday, November 23, 2008 7:24:00 PM

Costume Lady said...

Lynn, I think it is RED who is friends with Vicky.

hedgie said...

What CD are you copying, Margy?

hedgie said...

Oops. Thanks Wanda for straightening me out!

hedgie said...

I am the far west of 27, Margy!!! Maybe I should try Berkeley Springs zip!

magpie said...

Music Alert

If you are Roy Orbison fans, or not, on Tuesday on PBS (My channel 3) I can't remember the time, mabye around 8 pm? a Roy Orbison special, black and white, in a smoky setting but also has Bruce Springsteen, Jackson Browne, KD Lang, Bonnie Raitt, it is really good, some great Jammin'. It's been on several times before but it is really good! ☺ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫

Costume Lady said...

The pileated Woodpecker is so special. Looks prehistoric. We have a nest of them in the woods next to us...we can hear them (sounds like a jungle bird) but don't see them very often. I have never seen a cedar waxwing...now I know why, they like berries. I need to do some more wildlife planting. Going to do my butterfly garden in the spring.

hedgie said...

Is anyone a peppermintholic? Two new items that are delicious...Edy's "Limited Edition" Peppermint Ice Cream--very similar to the old HOward Johnson's version--and Hershey's white chocolate w/ pieces of peppermint kisses......mmmm good!

hedgie said...

Oh, Margy, I have watched that several times and have the CD. It IS great...the guest artists "fought" over the privelege to perform w/ Roy, who to me is one of the greatest ever! You can see their adoration of him in their eyes!

Costume Lady said...

Sounds great, Margy. KD Lang's "Constant Craving" and Roy Orbison's "Crying" are some of my favorites.

magpie said...

Loretta! They are great pictures !

I am happy to say that we have Pileateds in Berkeley County, also Downies, Hairys, Red-Bellieds, and I saw some Red-Headeds two years in a row but not this year! ☺

hedgie said...

Pics are great, Loretta. Sure is hard to believe that Jug Bay is frozen already!

magpie said...

... Well, Hedgie....it is a Christmas music CD.... ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪

Costume Lady said...

Margy, I showed my Mom a photo of the pheasant and she said she has never seen one in all the thirty-some years she has lived there. How special for me to see one and to get a picture (bad as it is) to show her. ISN'T WILDLIFE WONDERFUL?

magpie said...

Wanda - I must kidnap you and take you to Swanging Bradge next year! You and anyone else that can join us! I have seen as many as 40 or 50 there, there are very communal...such a fun bird to watch !

hedgie said...

I love the pileateds, but they are SO destructive. They have killed several trees on my property--they peck to get the harmless bugs and make so many big holes that then the bad bugs get in. I hear them when I go outside all day long!

Eagle-Eyed Sharon said...

Good evening everyone. Hope all is well with everyone. Mema Jo, we got gas for 1.59 yesterday in Troutville, Virginia. Unbelievable. I am going to go stretch out in the bed for a little while. Wore slam out!

hedgie said...

Wanda, we used to have pheasant and grouse all the time when we lived on Ridge Rd. Of course it was mostly still orchard and farmland then...those days are gone. Used to joke while driving down road that we could get our meal if we just stopped the car and used a net!!

magpie said...

Wanda - glad you are familiar with that Roy Orbison show! I am probably going to have buy the DVD too...I will be working that night, unfortunately...

Hedgie! I used to work at Howard Johnson's! I was at the ice cream counter of all places! I loved their peppermint ice cream, and most all of the 27 flavors !! ☺ ☺ There should be a smiley face pic with a big slurpy tongue hanging out somewhere, that would be me! xo ♥

hedgie said...

Good for you Sharon! Too bad WV doesn't lower their gas tax to where VA's is. Rest and take it easy. Did you call the Dr.?

Costume Lady said...

I cooked a big beef roast a few days ago, and took the fat off of it and placed in the suet feeder. The woodys just love it. Have every kind of woody on it but the pileated. I guess they are too big to hang on. We have an old stump just below the feeders, that the pileateds visit when they decide to show up. Stump looks terrible there, but have to keep pileateds habby;)

magpie said...

Man oh Man Blogger cop is bound to get us! Can't post fast enough!

Hi Sharon.....enjoy, relax...rest...

Howard Johnson down on Rt 340 across from the two race tracks in those days, Shenandoah Downs and Charles Town Races....long time ago, long gone now...is a nice little diner though.

Wanda I have a nice pheasant card, I will send it to your Mom ! ♥ ♥

Costume Lady said...

Oh, Margy, I haven't seen the show. I'm just a fan of both those singers. I will find the time of the show and watch it. Love that PBS CHANNEL.

magpie said...

120 users on the RDHC Cam...and not a creature in sight !

Costume Lady said...

She will like that, Margy:)

Eagle-Eyed Sharon said...

Lynn, haven't called the doctor yet but figure I will have to in the morning. Not looking too good.

hedgie said...

Margy, you've got mail!!

magpie said...

Hedgie - Wanda - sorry, I got my two red-headed ladies mixed up, Hedgie has the CD- Wanda wants to see it ! ♥

deb said...

Loretta, great pictures. I haven't ever seen a pileated woodpecker.

hedgie said...

I asked Bill to stop at HoJo's in Winchester on his way back from hunting one time....told him exactly where it was...he called and said the only thing there is a Denny's! I didn't know it had changed! He thought I was crazy...well....

Costume Lady said...

Sharon, if I could find gas for $1.59 I would gas up the Eagle Express and go across country again!

Costume Lady said...

Lynn, who is Bill?

magpie said...

Well, I am pushing my computer to the limits...gonna eat the cookies and shut down and come back up, it's going to take a little while -
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This will force me to get some "housework" done....
BBIALW xoxo

magpie said...

DEB - Come back to West Virginny! We'll hijack you out to Swanging Bradge in the Spring.... I have heard them other places too, and have Northern Flickers in this neighborhood sometimes...aaaaaH ! ♥

magpie said...

Oh, there was just a big deer at RHDC - probably still hanging around !

Costume Lady said...

Amazing Race is coming on. GREAT chatting with you. BBL

deb said...

My pictures from today are on my page. There is a picture of a red-tailed hawk with its dinner, be forewarned!

indiana nesting eagles dave said...

I'm back; I had to check my mail
so what's going on tonight.The
weather here today was nice with
lots of sun but a bit cold.My hens
only came out for awhile but spent
most of the day inside.I went to
the watershed to check on the eagles but they were working on the
nest and wern't at the watershed.I
have photos posted on indiana fall
colors
Indiana Nesting Eagles----Dave

hedgie said...

Wanda, Bill is "my guy"!

magpie said...

DEB
Good pictures... what kind of bird meal is the hawk having ?

deb said...

I saw those pictures, Dave. I really like the ones with the eagle, of course, but I think my favorite is about the 4th one down: a water picture, with the reddish tree in the middle.

indiana nesting eagles dave said...

Hi magpie; It looks like crow to
me. Great photos magpie

Indiana Nesting Eagles----Dave

hedgie said...

More new pics, Dave, or the fall colors from yesterday?

deb said...

I am not sure, it is a black bird of some sort, it was pretty destroyed. I wanted to get closer, but was worried about disturbing dinner, so took what I could get. I didn't see it catch it, I noticed it sitting in the ditch.

Mits said...

Luney's Sunday Update....

Sunday, November 23
On Friday the cub was 83 days old, and he received another clean bill of health from our veterinarian, Dr. Sam Rivera. He got his second distemper vaccine and a full check-up. During the exam, Dr. Rivera noticed that one upper canine tooth is just about to erupt! The rest of the cub's teeth were securely underneath the gums, but will probably start to push through over the next few weeks. We also got another set of body measurements for the cub. The measurements are as follows: body length: 49.5 cm; tail length: 6.3 cm; neck girth: 28 cm; chest girth: 43.5; abdominal girth: 47.5; nose pad width: 4.8 cm. Scroll down to the Nov 11th update to see how much the cub has grown in the past 2 weeks. As always, I remain in awe of how big the cub's belly is- 18.7 inches!

Heather Baker Roberts
Carnivore Keeper I

NatureNut said...

Wow, Dave, what beautiful fall trees. Do you have aspens that get that golden yellow?

glo said...

Great photos Deb Guess we both went looking for birds today. New phtos also posted on Glo's Glimpses. A special one for MeMa Jo She will know which one it is.

Mits said...

love everyones' pics;)

Mits said...

guy is playing with the puppies...

Mits said...

guy left...

indiana nesting eagles dave said...

Hi Nature Nut We have a lot of
maple which are both red and yellow
but no aspin.Did you find the eagle
sitting in the tree.

Dave

NatureNut said...

Sharon, I had small (1/4") surgical incision get infected last Dec. when they did carotid stent (up thru the femeral artery from the hip). Went to reg. Dr. He sent sample to lab suspecting it was MRSA. They could not test it as the vial was damaged & sample contaminated!! DUH. Whatever it was, antibiotics cleared it up.
That was an unusual procedure---you are awake, but not supposed to move or talk (took 20 min.)You're pretty much tied down & they placed squeaky horn by my right hand. On command I had to squeeze it to let them know I was "still there". Just like Clarabell the Clown if you know of Howdy Doody Show!

deb said...

I found the eagle!!

deb said...

That is funny, Loretta, honk if you hear me!! Probably wouldn't be funny, though, if something went wrong and you didn't honk back!

deb said...

Someone is in the puppy pen.

NatureNut said...

Dave, I went back & found him in the 2nd & 3rd pics. This time I enlarged!

NatureNut said...

I agree, Deb. That was a hoot of a surgery. Think I was unconcious for all the others,thank goodness!
BTW, Sharon---last surgery I had before this was in 2003 for something normal-gallbladder. They did that thru belly button!!

deb said...

I looked at your wonderful pictures, Glo, is the eagle wet?? It's tail feathers look like they are.

hedgie said...

Guess I was trying to do too many things at one time...WIndows threw me offline! Took advantage and ate some Ice Cream!!! Taping 24, so now going to watch Cold Case and The Unit. See y'all later!

glo said...

well I don't think it was wet Deb Not sure how long it had been there when I spotted it though. Might have been recently fishing the gulls surely were actively fishing today.

deb said...

The last one in the slide show is the one that made me wonder. I couldn't figure out how to make them bigger, but now that I got it, in full screen they look dry.

glo said...

Glad you figured it out they are much nicer on full screen and the two other photos enlarge if you click on them as well.

glo said...

That eagle had just finished preening every single feather several times :)

deb said...

I got that right away, so I kept clicking the ones in the slide show, but nothing happened. Then on my second time through I saw the arrows on the side.

deb said...

I guessed wrong on the duck picture, even my bird expert isn't 100% sure, but thinks it is a juvenile male lesser scaup.

paula eagleholic said...

Ha Ha Nature...loved the Aflac duck, too!

Hedgie - love those peppermint kisses.

Dave - nice fall colors...

Have to check out all the other pics, too.

magpie said...

♥ Good Night to Everyone that is going to start disappearing soon ♥

I have to go in for midnight shift, so time for a short serenity nap...so I better sign off now because I will be scurrying around in 45 mins...

Been fun yacking with you'uns and y'all

Funny little black thing in the lower right corner at PIX PA...???Now What !!

Rest Well...
Peace, Prayers, and Love...
xo ♥ ♥

paula eagleholic said...

Nice pictures Deb and Glo. Glad ya'll get to see some eagles!

NatureNut said...

Back--good to see you Paula. Got to check out Glo's new pics.All you lucky ducks that get to see eagles up close. The only close one I see is the taxidermy gal in the Visitor's Ctr! ☺ ☺ ☺
BTW, I've noticed that if you try to use the Alt symbols in other programs, the font makes a difference. Seems they like Arial.
I gotta look up "virtual memory". Got a notice Windows was adding more to minimum.I only had 3 photo programs open, My Pictures, & the Blog???!!!DUH Only using 1/3 of the 'puter memory.
That's enough about that.
Night to all that are hitting the hay & pleasant work night to Margy.

deb said...

Welcome back, Paula. Hope things went okay tonight.

magpie said...

Hey Loretta, if you are still on:
and before I start flinging pajamas:
You are with the Taxdermy Gal in the Visitors Center! That makes it double special..though I cannot find that picture again now..
Thanks for putting Dave's pictures on the Nook.

Reminds me I need to go back and look at all your pictures...

Okay - This is my last post. Honest! I mean it !
Good Night you wonderful people. I decided during my serenity nap that my heart is sometimes not large enough to contain all the love and feelings I have....sometimes I think its gonna burst ! xo ♥ and ☺

hedgie said...

Hi, Paula. Sure that it's been an emotional day. Get yourself a peaceful nights rest.
Pics are great, Deb and Glo...I love the "laughing" eagle!!! Deb, your eagles are super, too!

paula eagleholic said...

Thanks, Deb. I wasn't there for very long...things seemed OK.

hedgie said...

Have a quiet shift, Margy! 6, 8 or 12 hrs.??

Costume Lady said...

Unit is over....bedtime here.
Wow, all the love floating around here tonight is so powerful, you can feel it. My cup runneth over!

GOOD NIGHT EVERYONE
SLEEP TIGHT
PRAYERS FOR ALL

indiana nesting eagles dave said...

Good Night all;I think i will turn
in for the night,but i will be back tomarrow.Sweet Eagle dreams to
all.

Indiana Nesting Eagles----Dave

Mema Jo said...

Got caught up in another Hallmark movie for Christmas. Love them!!

Yepper, Glo! I see my eagle pic!
Margy - another black box OH No!
the raccoons did it again!!
Loved all the pics on your blogs!

Sharon - praying for your healing!

Good Night Everyone of you, my friends. Peace to All - Prayers for all (((hugs)))

hedgie said...

I'm calling it a day, too. Sleep tight. May the Lord lift up His countenance upon you and give you peace.

paula eagleholic said...

Night, all.

Sharon - hope it's better tomorrow.

paula eagleholic said...

Oh, Wanda - BTW - I saw them building that new service station during Open House weekend.

movin said...



*** gOOD NIGHT ***

*** EVERYBODy ***


Have a great week.



C(°ٿ°)D

Jim

NatureNut said...

Wanda, You Have Mail.

Margy, Pic of me & Bigbird was taken in June, I think, so it's probably back there in Blogspot!

Night All---no work tomorrow & root canal on TU!! Whoppee. Tooth doesn't hurt anymore--nerve probably died after waiting all this time!

NatureNut said...

Testing to see if other Bigbird appears....

Costume Lady said...

GOOD MORNING EVERYONE...
I'm sitting here with a newly re-booted 'puter and a hot cup of coffee. Waiting on our two Mountaineers to make an apperance...and I have sound!
BRING EM ON!

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

Good morning everyone. I hear an eagle at Maine but haven't seen them yet. All is quiet on the home front this morning. That is a real blessing.

Our niece is in the hospital giving birth to a new great niece, Evelyn (Evie) Rose Riffe. Good news!!! ♥♥♥☺☺☺

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

This is their 2nd, have a 2-year-old boy and now a baby girl. The Riffe family has really been looking forward to this great news!!

Costume Lady said...

A BABY GIRL! They are sooo special. I had a girl for my first grandchild and hope my first Great Grandchild is a girl. I have two of my own and I know how sweet they can be. But then, I have two grandsons and they are sweet too. LOVE BABIES:)

Costume Lady said...

The sound is wonderful this morning, still a little stacticey, but I can hear chirping very clearly.

Costume Lady said...

I hear gunshots in the background, I'm afraid that may keep Lib & Belle from a visit this morning.

Costume Lady said...

Gunshots all around my house. Sounds like a war zone. I don't think I will go outside today.

wvgal_dana said...

Good Morning EVERYONE

Sound is GREAT!!!


Prayers for those
that need them and praises for many answered prayers ( :

Costume Lady said...

I have lost my sound at the nest site. No static...nothing:(

Costume Lady said...

Good Morning, Dana...do you still have sound?

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

I have to refresh mine to get the sound back. It is like there is a timer with it or something.

We are very excite about this baby girl coming. Riffe's are notorious for having boys and not girls. They are a rarity for sure. Tom's mother had 9 boys and 2 girls.

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

There is an eagle at BWO!!

Costume Lady said...

Sissy, sometimes families do have a genetic disposition for one sex or the other. Gene's brother had seven girls and we have two. I believe the male determines the sex of the baby.

glo said...

Yeah MeMa Jo found her picture LOL.

Good morning all. I think i have sound but don't hear too mch except a very low hum at the moment. ooops theres a twitter. Would love to see our eagles. Enjoy your day.

Costume Lady said...

My sound is trying to come back on. I haven't heard any shots for awhile, here. Maybe the deer have headed for the far-away hills and the hunters will go home and Lib and Belle will visit.

Costume Lady said...

Hi, Glo...yes, I hear the twitter, too. Enjoy your day.

Costume Lady said...

I am giving up on our visit this morning...I have Santa Suits waiting to be steamed. BBL

Red said...

Good morning y'all. All is fine here but looks like a cloudy day.

wvgal_dana said...

OOPPPs Wanda was away from keyboard for awhile. Just heard gunshot....yes I do have sound.

wvgal_dana said...

Deb, Loretta and Glo pics are great ty for sharing.

wvgal_dana said...

Might get some snow tonight.

Morning Red

LITTLE BIRD ALERT OUR NEST

wvgal_dana said...

Candy where are you gal????? Well if you read this Good Morning ( :

Red said...

I noticed yesterday everyone was talking about woodpeckers. Have you ever held a Downy Woodpecker in your hand?

Downy

Red said...

Good morning Dana. :)

Mits said...

GOOD MONDAY MORNING EVERYONE.

Red said...

Hi Mits. Top of the morning to you.

Mits said...

backatcha, Red;)

Mits said...

Eagle at BWO

Mits said...

Mei Xiang and Tian Tian are wrasslin, and, Tai Sahn is in the yard next to them today and every now and then will peek over at them

Mits said...

should be spelled Tai Shan...

Costume Lady said...

THIS IS FOR RED (don't show Mrs. Red ;).....
'Some people ask the secret of our long marriage. We take time to go to a restaurant two times a week. A little candlelight, dinner, soft music and dancing. She goes Tuesdays, I go Fridays.'




A man inserted an 'ad' in the classifieds: 'Wife wanted'. Next day he received a hundred letters. They all said the same thing: 'You can have mine.'

Costume Lady said...

;) ;) OLDIES, BUT GOODIES.

Mits said...

excellent advice Wanda:)

Mits said...

fish crow BWO

Costume Lady said...

COME OVER TO THE NEXT PAGE...
WE HAVE A NEW THREAD!!!!!!

First pic of royal couple thread