Friday, December 26, 2008

Friday

New thread.

191 comments:

NatureNut said...

Thx for new thread, Steve!
HO, HO, HO! Hope Everyone had a nice Xmas!
Bob has some Kitty Xmas oics up on PBase. Looks like our house. When we went to son's for family dinner on Xmas, we locked our little fiber optic tree in a room. No decorations except top star so they can't hurt it, but older cat wants to eat the needles!She likes to eat thin ribbons too!
See I missed our birds' visit, but since they seem to be visiting after noon, maybe I'll see them at work.

Friday, December 26, 2008 8:53:00 AM

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Mits said...

GOOD MORNING EVERYONE...

carolinabeachmom said...

Thanks for the heads up LORETTA and thanks Steve for the new thread. I was off looking for a New Years Avatar and came back to your alert,Loretta, of new thread. Now I can use my new avatar. :)

Mits said...

Hope you all had a nice Christmas, what alot of work to go thru for one day, and poof it is over....

Eagle-Eyed Sharon said...

Good morning everyone!

carolinabeachmom said...

Good Friday morning HELEN! Good to see you up and moving. I have been on here since seeing the eagles and I think it is time for coffee and coffee cake. Maybe I'll see WANDA in my travels by the coffeemaker. :)

Eagle-Eyed Sharon said...

No doubt Mits. Unbelievable!

carolinabeachmom said...

AND good morning to you SHARON. I missed you getting on, and now I am headed for breakfast.

Mits said...

NCTC NEST WEATHERToday
Partly sunny this morning...then mostly cloudy with a slight chance of rain this afternoon. Highs in the lower 40s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent.
» ZIP Code Detail
Tonight
Cloudy. Rain likely in the evening...then a chance of rain after midnight. Patchy fog after midnight. Lows in the upper 30s. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60 percent.
Saturday
Mostly cloudy. Highs around 60. South winds 5 to 10 mph.
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Saturday Night
Mostly cloudy. Lows in the upper 40s. South winds 5 to 10 mph
....AMEN:)

Mits said...

weather looks nice and calm the next few days......

Eagle-Eyed Sharon said...

Thank you, our lovely Preaching Meteorologist!! ☺

Mits said...

1 osprey at CC, and they still have the shirt in the nest...

Mema Jo said...

Good Morning After A Wonderful Day!

It isn't called WORK - I think someone wisely said Labors Of Love !

Those hugs & smiles & kisses made it all worth every minute of it!

Mits said...

playtime at NZ for giant pandas

Mits said...

your quite welcome!!!!!!:)

Mema Jo said...

WOW! PA woods is filled with turkey gobblers.........

More snow on snowman cam or else the wind was blowing it around.

Lots of tracks by the burrowing owl burrow. But we know it's the bunny not the owls.

deb said...

good morning, everyone. It is beautiful here, temp is 36 headed for 44. The snow is going to melt some today!

paula eagleholic said...

Morning, all.

Eagle at BWO

paula eagleholic said...

Candy - glad you got to see our eagle pair this morning!!

paula eagleholic said...

Yes, all over in one day...but it was fun!

paula eagleholic said...

Eagle at PH

Bob Quinn said...

Good morning all. I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas!

paula eagleholic said...

Merry Christmas, Bob!

Bob Quinn said...

Merry Christmas Paula!

Mema Jo said...

Good Morning Bob - Give us a link to the new pics that Loretta is telling us about! Thanks.

magpie said...

Good Morning Everyone


Eagle at Lake Washington

paula eagleholic said...

Eagle alert our nest!!

paula eagleholic said...

Lib just arrived!!

magpie said...

Double Eagle Alert Our Nest !

paula eagleholic said...

He brought a stick...playing with it now...

paula eagleholic said...

Beaking!

Mits said...

watching them......

deb said...

Me, too!

paula eagleholic said...

He's on the back looking out

Bob Quinn said...

Hey Jo - Here are the cat photos from yesterday (plus a headless Sarah trying on Christmas clothes):

Kitty Christmas

The orange one is sitting in my lap as I type.

Bob

Mits said...

great pics, Bob..

paula eagleholic said...

Belle moved to the back of the nest also....picked at a stick...now they are both just looking off the back...

paula eagleholic said...

Belle just took off from the back

paula eagleholic said...

Looked like Lib was calling out a little

deb said...

Great pictures, Bob. The kitten sure had fun in the paper!

deb said...

I heard an eagle!

Mema Jo said...

Guess he is thinking that What goes down Must come up!

Thanks for sharing those pics, Bob.
You know I love kits!

Mema Jo said...

I love the Zoom!

deb said...

It is so much fun to have sound!

paula eagleholic said...

Lib's gone...

deb said...

I am gone to, off to Sioux Falls. Hopefully I will be in and out quick today.

paula eagleholic said...

Look at little Luney cruising around!!

paula eagleholic said...

Have a good day, Deb!

paula eagleholic said...

Now she has him and has climbed ontop of the limbs!

magpie said...

Have a Great Day, Everyone, headed out for a family visit, then off to work at 6 pm - - will see you wonderful folks Saturday.

God Bless Us, Every One.
xoxo ♥

paula eagleholic said...

OMG..Luney just fell

paula eagleholic said...

Mom hopped right down and has now dragged his little butt inside

paula eagleholic said...

Mom took him inside...then decided to come back out...Luney's OK, he's walking back to Mom now...she picked him up again and they are in the corner....lunchtime for Luney now

paula eagleholic said...

Eagle still at BWO

Mema Jo said...

Forgot to mention that Aaron got me one of the St Jude's Hospital stuffed Panda and panda cub. He is so cuddly and I thought I had lost them when Alexis came to visit.... Like why oh why would Mema need a stuffed Panda bear and cub! I convinced her that I really needed it!

Mema Jo said...

Lun Lun and Luney are in an adorable situation!

paula eagleholic said...

Lib is back!!

carolinabeachmom said...

Eagle Alert our nest.

Mema Jo said...

Really large when near the cam....

paula eagleholic said...

Excuse me I think that's Belle.

Might be waiting on some lunch!

carolinabeachmom said...

Good morning JO and PAULA. I guess we are going to see our eagles more and more at their nest, hopefully, during the day.

paula eagleholic said...

Just called out!

paula eagleholic said...

And again....hurry up with that lunch!

carolinabeachmom said...

I just love eing off and being able to check in on them at any time of the day.

Just was watching Luney and Mom gently feeding and cuddling when I heard the eagle call and quickly looked at the nest. This sound is wonderful.

paula eagleholic said...

She called out and flew up into the tree.

carolinabeachmom said...

There she goes. Tired of waiting for lunch to be brought in.

Mema Jo said...

I thought Lib was flying in the way Belle moved away from the center of the nest BUT I guess she was getting ready to fly out

Mema Jo said...

Hi Candy & Paula

Mema Jo said...

Camerman just centered a close up of Luney sleeping........

carolinabeachmom said...

PAULA So glad to hear that your mother finally made her turn towards getting better and home. We visited with our friend in the nursing home yesterday, and they have her up and walking a little and doing therapy. Can't wait until she can go home, too.

carolinabeachmom said...

JO, I can just see that little girls' eyes looking up and you and wondering why you needed those pandas. It can just about break your heart. Glad to hear that your steeled yourself and kept them. :)

paula eagleholic said...

Thanks Candy.

Mema Jo said...

Going to find some lunch food.

BBL

movin said...



**gOOD MORNING AND**

**DAY OF INSANE**

**SHOPPING**

**FOR SALES ON THE**

**DAY AFTER CHRISTMAS**



C(°ٿ°)D

Jim

movin said...

It's a very beautiful, crisp, fresh, wintry 'morning-after-the-rains' kind of day in So Cal today.

Nice Christmas morning pics of the kitties and your wife's new wardrobe, Bob.


C(°ٿ°)D

Jim

carolinabeachmom said...

Lun Lun is making me mervous with her carrying around Luney and putting him up on the branch bars. Now she dragged him into the hole in the wall. No sight of ,,,Here they comeback out; Luney still being dragged by Mom. He is on all four feed, so guess she is trying to show him how to walk better. And now back into the hole in the wall out of sight and peek out again still dragging Luney.He just lays there lke a stuffed panda and takes it.

carolinabeachmom said...

BOB QUINN Super pics of your kitties at Christmas. They are super as usual.

HI JIM. Off school until after New Years, so am enjoying peeking in on all our animals and wonderful blogger friends.

Door just got closed on the hole in the wall, so I guess that is all of Luney and Lun Lun for now.

paula eagleholic said...

Moosie on cam

Cute kitty pics, Bob!

Mrs Bob looks great too.

Mits said...

some really nice visits today:)

paula eagleholic said...

Eagle at TH

paula eagleholic said...

Eagle at BWO

paula eagleholic said...

Moosie getting snowed upon

paula eagleholic said...

Oregon nest full of snow!!

Mema Jo said...

Can't see the temp on the snowman cam
A downey and a cardnial at Okie Bird
Eagle at SWO
Caltrans Nest & LW nest is MT

Mema Jo said...

Moosecam current with 2 moose
Probably a bull & a cow
Still snowing there!

Mema Jo said...

Afternoon cup of coffee & some
crackers & cheese

BBL

deb said...

I am home, SF was a mad house. I should have gone in on Wednesday, but it is over and I got all my errands done.

Looks windy in LE, branches move every 10 seconds.

I hear an eagle calling, not sure if it is Maine or our nest.

deb said...

The eagle calling was at Maine.

deb said...

Osprey at CC, eagle at BWO. Moose at Moose cam.

deb said...

3 moose now on the Moose cam.

deb said...

eagle ALERT!!!

deb said...

BOTH!!!

NatureNut said...

EAGLE ALERT!

deb said...

EAGLE BWE, TOO!

NatureNut said...

BOTH!!

deb said...

It is so nice to see them coming to the nest so often. Off went Belle.

NatureNut said...

POOF!

deb said...

Lib right behind her.

deb said...

Osprey is still at CC and Eagle is still at BWO.

hedgie said...

Good evening, fowl friends! Sounds like evetone is having a fun day! I slept in--really needed that! Ran a few errands, took a panda nap, and been gradually putting away china, silver, etc. Been playing with my new camera that my girls gave me, too!! Still trying to figure out all the little details!
Great visits today, huh??
Nice pics, Bob!

hedgie said...

Whenever I looked at Xi Lan he was asleep...glad I missed Lun's drag and drops!!!

deb said...

What kind of camera did you get?? They are so much fun, whatever you use them for.

I saw a rough-legged hawk eating some road kill on my way home today, but I don't take my camera with when I am going to be parking in big lots. Too much chance of a break in.

deb said...

Eagle at Two Harbors!

deb said...

Two eagles at West End, but the picture is awful.

hedgie said...

Deb, it's a Sony Cyber-shot S750. So small...can't dare try to use it without the strap around my wrist cause afraid I'm going to drop it!

hedgie said...

My youngest and her jubby have the same and their pics of Hawaii are beautiful!

deb said...

Sony makes a good camera, Lynn. They are small now, Amazing what they can fit into such a little package.

hedgie said...

Leftovers are calling!! It will probably all taste better this go around since I'm not so slam wore out!!! BBL.

hedgie said...

Deb, my old one is a Sony, too...one of their early digitals....so heavy, and about 6"x4"...been having a lot of trouble with it lately. It uses 3 1/2" floppies and when I got my new puter it didn't have a floppy drive and I had to buy an add-on.

Mema Jo said...

Well I see that Deb & Loretta got an Eagle Fix this early evening! Good!
Hi Hegie - glad to see you are resting up! It was great though while it lasted. Going up to daughter's tomorrow for lunch with family. I don't want to go near a scale for awhile. lol

Mema Jo said...

Eagle at Two Harbors
2 Eagles at West End
Seal Rocks nest MT - I remember when the deer jumped into that nest on the clifs....... lol

deb said...

Moisture coming down on the PIX PA cam, it is 44, so must be rain.

deb said...

Owl cam is stuck, something poking up its head. I wish it would refresh.

hedgie said...

Suddenly started raining here about 10 minutes ago.
Leftovers were good! Agree, Jo...no scales for a while!!
Gotta get on Sony's website and register my camera. And then time for Jeopardy. TTFN.

Mema Jo said...

The pic on the owl cam seems to have been that way most of the day. I checked it a couple of times looking for the bunny!
No precip here in the valley yet.
Glad it is just rain up in PA

Mema Jo said...

WOW Eagle Alert LW

Both eagles at LW
I really like that cam

Mema Jo said...

Tom Otto did a superb job placing that cam........

Mema Jo said...

Sits just like our Lib & Belle

Male in rear
Female up front

glo said...

Just a quick hi. Hope everyone had a very special Christmas. I worked the overnight last night after coming down with either cold or flu on Christmas Eve. Whatever it is I am a germ ....Have pretty much spent the day in bed and going back there now.ttyl

Mema Jo said...

LW couple busy with nestorations.
Snow has almost completely melted in their nest. They have a very elaborate floor plan!!

Mema Jo said...

Hi & Bye GLO!
Hope you get rid of the germs and are up & about soon.
I am watching the Lake WA eagle couple
They are really beautiful just like our special couple!

Mema Jo said...

I have taken some pics - so I will send them around & share this past hour of enjoyment!

Mema Jo said...

The rain has come over the mountain from Martinsburg and is now in the valley. The temp is 37°

Mema Jo said...

Sent some LW pics around on the Momster email - enjoy.

Checking out if any TV worthwhile for this evening......

I am so full of Buckeyes - but I could keep eating them and eating them...... LOL

Mits said...

deer on snowman cam

Bob Quinn said...

Good evening. Been playing around in Photoshop. This photo is kind of artificial. I took it today at Pickering Creek and then photoshopped the heck out of it. The scene didn't actually look like this. I just wanted to see what I could do.

Pickering Creek

deb said...

Soggy raccoon at Pix PA.

Mits said...

cool shot, Bob, reminds me of an oil painting:)

deb said...

Neat picture, Bob! I am curious what it looked like before photoshoping it??

Mema Jo said...

Bob - Photoshop creates miracles! lol

Bob Quinn said...

Deb - It's actually a composite of three photos of the same scene taken at different exposures on a tripod. Here's the primary photo:

Pickering Creek Original

deb said...

Wow, that is amazing. I haven't learned how to do anything like that. That must take a lot of patience.

Mema Jo said...

Bob - you really are having fun with that program. The original was beautiful also!

Bob Quinn said...

Deb - Ask my wife, I'm not a patient person. ☺ It's not hard at all. The technique is called High Dynamic Range (HDR). One photo is exposed normally then one is overexposed and the third is underexposed (it's easy if you use exposure bracketing on the camera). The I used special HDR software called Photomatix to combine them. Then I tweak it in Photoshop. It took about 10 minutes.

deb said...

Neat, I will have to check out Photomix sometime.

deb said...

Photomix is for Windows only, I did find a Mac program called Morpheus Photo Mixer.

Bob Quinn said...

Deb - It's Photomatix and they do have a Mac version:

Photomatix

deb said...

Thanks, it would help if I had read it correctly! :)

deb said...

My dad wants the sky in this picture to be blue, do you know how to do that??

Change sky to blue

deb said...

Whoa, there is a lot of snow at Snowman cam, you can't even see the thermometer!

Mema Jo said...

I don't have a pic on the Moose Cam
Little Raccoon still in the woods
eating the corn on the ground

DEB Forgot to tell you that a little opposum came up on my deck the other night. Hubby saw him and then off he scampered

Bob Quinn said...

Deb - That's an incredible photo. I'm sure there's an easy way to do that but I'm not exactly sure how. The place to ask is the retouching forum over at DPREVIEW:

DPreview

If you ask, they'll even do it for you. They live for stuff like that.

hedgie said...

Bob, can't open your pics! THink I need to shut down and try over....the page opens, but it just keeps grinding away trying to open the pic itself...hmmmmm.
Deb, your eagle w/ the snow is a beauty....did you jsut take it today? How far away were you?
Glo, GET WELL SOON!!!

deb said...

I took it at a Birds of Prey photography workshop. It is an educational bird, but the snow coming down made for a beautiful shot. Thanks for the info, Bob!

hedgie said...

Wow, Bob...fantastic!!!
Original is great, but the superimposing of the different exposures is surreal! Thanks!

hedgie said...

Calling it a day. Blessings and Prayers.

Mema Jo said...

Calling it the Day After Christmas

Peace to you & yours
Prayers for all our needs
Good Night Everyone

(((hugs))) ♥

deb said...

Me, too. Night all!

movin said...



***GOOD NIGHT***

***EVERYONE***



C(°ٿ°)D

Jim

carolinabeachmom said...

Good Saturday morning to all slumbering and about to be awake friends in Eagleland. Was awake and watching TV again, so here I am to await the arrival of Liberty and Belle. Just heard a lone goose pass over, so the bird world is starting to wake up.

carolinabeachmom said...

BWO is MT as well as BWE nest and Maine nest. All is very quiet in the Pa. woods this morning. Atlanta Panda cam is off line.

It kind of looks like there is a little fog down around our nest this morning, but maybe that is just the way the light makes it look.

Costume Lady said...

Good Morning, Candy...I just crawled out of bed hoping to see our beautiful couple too. How was your Christmas. Did your son come home?

Costume Lady said...

Candy, it is 35° and very foggy here.

carolinabeachmom said...

GOOD MORNING WANDA! No royal couple yet. They must be sleeping in this morning with the rest of the Momsters and Dadsters. Glad to see you, tho.

carolinabeachmom said...

I invite you to come on down. It is a warmish 54 degrees here so far this morning, but no sun yet.

Hope you and yours had a very nice Christmas together. How is Gee Gee doing? Better and better, I hope.

magpie said...

Good Morning Candy and Wanda...and anyone else jumping on soon.
THE Nest looks beautiful, even though it is empty.

I have been up since 10 o'clock yesterday morning, so I am headed for the pillows and blankie right now.

Nice to "see" you.

Good Day to All! xoxo Good Night..xoxo ♥

carolinabeachmom said...

Josh came to the Outer Banks, but they stayed in Currituck with her mother. We saw him for a moment when he came to check his mail one day and then were invited up to the MIL house for Christmas dinner at 4pm. We exchanged gifts after dinner, chatted awhile and then headed for home. Carolina plays WV today in a bowl game, so I am hoping if his wife and mil go shopping, he will come see us for the game. I haven't heard a thing. Time will tell.

carolinabeachmom said...

This is our first set of holidays with him married, so I am just laying low and going with the flow. Next year, I might speak up a little and also use the phone. Right now, I don't want to but in.

carolinabeachmom said...

Good morning and good night MARGY. You have been a busy one. Hope you weren't working that whole time. Get some good well deserved sleep.

carolinabeachmom said...

Boy the geese are pretty active this morning. No sleeping in for them.

Costume Lady said...

Candy, you are being the perfect Mother in Law. Just keep doing what you have been doing and you will see more and more of the kids as time passes.

I knew WV was playing today...but...didn't know they were playing Carolina. I guess we will be on opposite sides of the fence for this gane:)

Costume Lady said...

Margy, don't know why you've been up since 10am, but it is time to hit the sheets. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas.

Costume Lady said...

They are Here!

carolinabeachmom said...

FINALLY, EAGLE ALERT IN OUR NEST!

Costume Lady said...

Decorating the nest with something:)

carolinabeachmom said...

aND BOTH ARE THERE NOW

hedgie said...

mc49Eagle alert our nest!

carolinabeachmom said...

Nestorations are in progress; a branch here, no there, move over, I want it here, no thee. :)

carolinabeachmom said...

GOOD MORNING HEDGIE! Have you been waiting long. Seeing our two eagles is worth whatever the wait to me tho.

hedgie said...

Both!!!

carolinabeachmom said...

WANDA Yes Carolina and WV are playing today, I think around 1pm ib espn. I am not sure tho. I have to look it up yet. To me whatever happens, happens. I can't get excited when we are playing a team that a number of my friends love.

One eagle flown the coop.

hedgie said...

No, Candy...just got up and turned on cam to see and voila! there they came!

hedgie said...

Just love the color on the cam!!

carolinabeachmom said...

I hope Liberty and Belle have good radar ad it looks pretty foggy out there still. :)

hedgie said...

One gone.

hedgie said...

Wanda, are you all leaving today for FL??? What did you get for Christmas???

hedgie said...

Candy, it hurts to bite your tongue, doesn't it? A bit different with daughters vs. sons, but I always feel a little hurt that they come here and only eat a little of my hard effort meal because they already ate at the in-laws!!

hedgie said...

Fog is beginning to lift here.

Costume Lady said...

Good Morning, Lynn. No Florida today. I have been sick since Tuesday night and am just now well enough to sit at the 'puter. I need a few days of recuperation from this bug and then a few days to get ready.

hedgie said...

Oh, no, Wanda....did I miss mention of your being sick on the blog? I feel so bad for you. Was it the flu? POor girl. PLease get your strength back and feel better!

carolinabeachmom said...

There goes the other eagle. Must have given up waiting for other to return and took it's chances in the FOG.

hedgie said...

I bet Capt. Gene is a good nurse, and has taken special care of you...but still hate the thought of you being so miserable during the festivities. Were you able to spend hristmas day with the kids?? Were you able to eat?

hedgie said...

MT nest...boo.

carolinabeachmom said...

WANDA So sorry to hear that you haven't been feeling good since Tuesday. What a lousy way to spend a holiday. There has been so much sickness going around lately. I was hoping that the two weeks off school would halt it's progression. Just take it easy and don't over do.

hedgie said...

Wanda, went back and saw that you hadn't posted Wed. or THurs...feel terrible that I didn't miss you at the time....guess we were all so busy, flitting in and out of the blog..please forgive me!

hedgie said...

Going to read papers. BBL.

Costume Lady said...

Lynn, I didn't mention on the blog that I was sick...too sick to blog:(
Gene is the one to have around when you are sick. He feed me toast and V-8 juice for 3 days. He also prepared all the food for Christmas dinner. I was able to make an apperance at GeeGee's, but stayed in bed for fear of spreading germs to the rest of the familoy. Didn't eat anything. Just one of those things.

Costume Lady said...

I got my Morning fix and shot it over to Wild and Wondrful for those of you who need a Saturday morning fix. Have a good day...I'm wrapping back up into my soft cocoon in my bed.

HOPE ALL OF YOU HAD A WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS!

carolinabeachmom said...

WAMDA Sure hope you are feeling much better soon. Rest and Gene's love and kindness are the best cure.

paula eagleholic said...

New thread is up!

Tuesday

Apologies for my neglect on this site.  I'm thinking that it might be time to conclude this blog, as I started it before the social me...