Monday, December 01, 2008

Monday

New week thread.

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Mits said...

thank you Steve.....GOOD MORNING EVERYONE:)

floralgirl said...

Thanks, Steve:) Have a great day everyone, the sun is shining brightly here now..gotta get back to work-
song of the day-it's Dec. 1st- so it's gotta be Christmas music-I'm Gonna Lasso Santa Claus

Mits said...

thanks for the heads up, Ceil:)

Mits said...

I have a regular docs appt. to today...kept cancelling it, but guess gotta get it done.

ceil said...

Thank you Steve. Good morning sister.
Guess you are right Margy. It is long but so beautiful reminding us that we will be celebrating while our military keeps us safe.
Hi Megan.

Mits said...

MARGY'S POEM FOR CHRISTMAS
TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS,
HE LIVED ALL ALONE,
IN A ONE BEDROOM HOUSE MADE OF
PLASTER AND STONE.

I HAD COME DOWN THE CHIMNEY
WITH PRESENTS TO GIVE,
AND TO SEE JUST WHO
IN THIS HOME DID LIVE.

I LOOKED ALL ABOUT,
A STRANGE SIGHT I DID SEE,
NO TINSEL, NO PRESENTS,
NOT EVEN A TREE.

NO STOCKING BY MANTLE,
JUST BOOTS FILLED WITH SAND,
ON THE WALL HUNG PICTURES
OF FAR DISTANT LANDS.

WITH MEDALS AND BADGES,
AWARDS OF ALL KINDS,
A SOBER THOUGHT
CAME THROUGH MY MIND.

FOR THIS HOUSE WAS DIFFERENT,
IT WAS DARK AND DREARY,
I FOUND THE HOME OF A SOLDIER,
ONCE I COULD SEE CLEARLY.

THE SOLDIER LAY SLEEPING,
SILENT, ALONE,
CURLED UP ON THE FLOOR
IN THIS ONE BEDROOM HOME.

THE FACE WAS SO GENTLE,
THE ROOM IN SUCH DISORDER,
NOT HOW I PICTURED
A UNITED STATES SOLDIER.

WAS THIS THE HERO
OF WHOM I'D JUST READ?
CURLED UP ON A PONCHO,
THE FLOOR FOR A BED?

I REALIZED THE FAMILIES
THAT I SAW THIS NIGHT,
OWED THEIR LIVES TO THESE SOLDIERS
WHO WERE WILLING TO FIGHT.

SOON ROUND THE WORLD,
THE CHILDREN WOULD PLAY,
AND GROWNUPS WOULD CELEBRATE
A BRIGHT CHRISTMAS DAY.

THEY ALL ENJOYED FREEDOM
EACH MONTH OF THE YEAR,
BECAUSE OF THE SOLDIERS,
LIKE THE ONE LYING HERE.

I COULDN'T HELP WONDER
HOW MANY LAY ALONE,
ON A COLD CHRISTMAS EVE
IN A LAND FAR FROM HOME.

THE VERY THOUGHT
BROUGHT A TEAR TO MY EYE,
I DROPPED TO MY KNEES
AND STARTED TO CRY.

THE SOLDIER AWAKENED
AND I HEARD A ROUGH VOICE,
'SANTA DON'T CRY,
THIS LIFE IS MY CHOICE;

I FIGHT FOR FREEDOM,
I DON'T ASK FOR MORE,
MY LIFE IS MY GOD,
MY COUNTRY, MY CORPS.'

THE SOLDIER ROLLED OVER
AND DRIFTED TO SLEEP,
I COULDN'T CONTROL IT,
I CONTINUED TO WEEP.

I KEPT WATCH FOR HOURS,
SO SILENT AND STILL
AND WE BOTH SHIVERED
FROM THE COLD NIGHT'S CHILL.

I DIDN'T WANT TO LEAVE
ON THAT COLD, DARK, NIGHT,
THIS GUARDIAN OF HONOR
SO WILLING TO FIGHT.

THEN THE SOLDIER ROLLED OVER,
WITH A VOICE SOFT AND PURE,
WHISPERED, 'CARRY ON SANTA,
IT'S CHRISTMAS DAY, ALL IS SECURE.'

ONE LOOK AT MY WATCH,
AND I KNEW HE WAS RIGHT.
'MERRY CHRISTMAS MY FRIEND,!
AND TO ALL A GOOD NIGHT.'

This poem was written by a Marine.

The following is his request. I think it is reasonable.....

PLEASE. Would you do me the kind favor of sending
this to as many people as you can? Christmas will be coming
soon and some credit is due to our U.S. service men and
women for our being able to celebrate these festivities.
Let's try in this small way to pay a tiny bit of what we
owe. Make people stop and think of our heroes, living and
dead, who sacrificed themselves for us. Please, do your
small part to plant this small seed.

Mits said...

MARGY IS WAS TO IMPORTANT NOT TO SHARE:)

ceil said...

Thanks Mits.

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

Good morning friends! Wow, that is one powerful poem, isn't it? You are right, Mits way too important not to share. Thanks!!

All is quiet on the home front this morning, snowing a bit.

ceil said...

Morning Sissy So glad your Thanksgiving turned out great. Would have loved a piece of the peanut butter pie. Next get together please bring one.
Have a good day. See you later. As Suzanne would say eyes to the sky see the raptors fly.

Mits said...

Hubby, myself and Ceil, Mary Margaret had a fun time with the M&M girls yesterday and we will be with them again this coming Saturday.:):):)!

Mits said...

Busy Busy time of the year:)!

normabyrd said...

GOOD MORNING EAGLE BUDDIES!!!--- STEVEN---HELEN---MEGAN-- CEIL & MARGY!!!----Today they name little "CC" CUB BOY!!---Did any of you folks see the "STORY OF ZZ"?---It was on all PBS stations--fund raising ---She is ADORABLE!!---Thought of you SISSY!!---some one was always picking up the little IMP!---She didn't seem to mind!!---She would just wiggle to get down!!!---She keep wasn't still a minute!!!

Mits said...

Norma, naming ceremony is Dec 8th:).

Voting begins Monday, November 3 and ends at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, December 3. The winning name will be unveiled during the cub’s 100 Day Naming Celebration on December 8. Stay tuned to this page for celebration details!

normabyrd said...

HI SISSY!!---I agree with CEIL---next time send us a peanut butter pie!---They are rich but---SO GOOD!!--I bet you all had a great THANKSGIVING DINNER!!---Hope your ankle is better!!----& will heal soon!---

normabyrd said...

Thanks HELEN!!---I thought I read that it was on 12/1---but I also knew about the 100 day deal!!---Not with the program this am!!!----ho!

normabyrd said...

Just read that the person Pres. Bush pardoned for killing an eagle----(I thought)---he KILLED 3 BALD EAGLES!!!-----

normabyrd said...

2 EAGLES at BWO site!!!----

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

Just on the phone with the insurance company about my car. Still no report from the appraisal last week. Hope they don't drag their feet too much. This rental is only till Thursday.

Good deal about the M&M girls Mits. I know that ya'll are having a blast with them. Norma, wonder if that will be on again, about ZZ?

normabyrd said...

Thanks for posting MARGY'S poem!!
Hope she gets all of her 'bones working'----SHE IS COOL!!!

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

My ankle and foot are more swollen today than yesterday. Reckon that is normal though.

Mits said...

think that means you might have to stay off of it, Sissy??

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jQkj-2zu_9Zj1e0OfI6XrR32PqXAD94PIH000

This is the link to a news story about the guy convicted of killing bald eagles.

normabyrd said...

SISSY---I don't know!!---Might be--because it was used as a fund raiser on both WV & MD!!---She was a riot!!---They showed her sliding in the snow---turning somersaults!!
If I see it coming on---will send you a note!!---

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

Well, Mits, I reckon I should stay off of it but that is so hard to do. Plus yesterday I was on it alot because of cooking dinner and visiting. Today, I am working and that is 100% on my rear end, so maybe it will calm down. I am not a very compliant patient sometimes I know.

Eagle-Eyed Sharon said...

Good morning everyone!

Eagle-Eyed Sharon said...

I see and hear our cam is a nice little staticky mess this morning.

normabyrd said...

OH SISSY!!---That means you should sit with your leg raised!---It will help with the swelling!!---I had that once!----Might need to get a soak!

normabyrd said...

MORNIN' BLUEFIELD SHARON!!---NPR was broadcasting from Bluefield this am----dealt with the Salvation Army group there!!----Hope you TAKE IT EASY TOO!!----Maybe I'll play "NURSE BETTY" & come heal you folks!!----Have you seen that movie?----Funny---

Eagle-Eyed Sharon said...

Bethesda is Self magazine's healthiest city in the US of A.

Eagle-Eyed Sharon said...

Come right on, Normabyrd! ☺

Mits said...

LOL...it is???????

normabyrd said...

SISSY----Get a footstool---put a pillow on it---pull it up close --
put your foot on it---while typing!
Might be hard to get used to---but will work!!---ho!---

Eagle-Eyed Sharon said...

It really is. It was just announced on the Today show.

Mits said...

good, then I don't have to go for physical today:)

ceil said...

Sissy,I agree with Norma. Keep that foot raised.

normabyrd said...

"CC"--ATLANTA CUB--is ready!!---I ZOOMED him last night & watched!!--He moved all around---just can't get those back paws moving!!--Think it is too slippery!!----After a few min.---he had to take a nap!!-----ho!

grannyblt said...

Morning all. Hope everyone's Thanksgiving was full of turkey and warm memories. I see that the PA cam turkey's got a repreive. LOL

The panda feature was part of the Pittsburgh PBS fund raising yesterday.

I saw the bald eagle near the nest site that is 10 miles or so from me last week. The lake near the nest is already frozen over, but I guess the eagles know where to dfind food. I also saw a blue goose(snow goose morph) with a large flock of those rare Canada geese. A Hairy woodpecker came to my neighbors feeder yesterday, so I am happy to be getting new birds for my lifetime list.

Take care everyone.

normabyrd said...

MORNIN' GRANNYBLT!!---I couldn't remember the name of the ZZ -- PANDA FEATURE?---Isn't she a LITTLE IMP!!--- I have had all kinds of birds this year too!!---Have also had about 5 deer that come up to my kitchen window!!---I think with the dry summer food is scarce this year!!----I love watching!----Drop in more often!!

deb said...

Good morning, everyone. We had a little bit of sun this morning, but the clouds are taking over.

paula eagleholic said...

MOrning, all.

Glad you could join us once again, Granny.

Nice Soldier poem!

paula eagleholic said...

Eagles at PH

movin said...



*** GOOD MORNING ***

***TO ALL IN EAGLE LAND***



C(°?°)3

Jim

normabyrd said...

MORNIN' DEB & PAULA!!---Still have frost on the trees---2 hr school delay---but sun is finally beginning to shine!!---Scanned last night---DEB-you have your tree up!!--WOW!----PAULA---I also read your MOTHER is doing fine!!--That a real WOW too!!---Wonderful--

normabyrd said...

MORNIN' MOVIN'JIM!!---See an EAGLE at BWO!!---Looks a little woolly!
ho!

paula eagleholic said...

Eagles in and out at BWO ..... were 2, then none, then one, now two again!

normabyrd said...

Little "CC" BOY CUB has 2 canine teeth!!---COOL!---

normabyrd said...

PUPPIES are snoozing---All cuddled with each other!!----awwwww!

movin said...

The Island cams out here are starting to get some action finally. The Santa Cruz/PH pair were both on their nest a few minutes ago when I opened the cam.

Some of the others are not coming through right now. It's foggy here on the mainland, so maybe the solar panels are not able to get the power flowing yet.


C(°?°)3

Jim

Mema Jo said...

Good December Morn, Everyone

Another email from SSG Ryan...In a few hours we load up bags and start the worst travel experience possible. Everyone can not wait to get home and it seems like it takes forever for us to get there.I can not wait to be with you all again. I owe you more thanks then I could ever give. Your prayers and support have got me through this again.I know that in just a short while I wont have to miss you anymore And he signed it in true soldier words:
"DAMN IT, LETS RIDE!!!"

deb said...

OUR CAMS ARE UP. Not sure if that has been announced or not, yet.

movin said...

Look at all the Eeuuwwies at BWO.


C(°?°)3

Jim

paula eagleholic said...

Our 30 second cam and live feed are now up and running for your viewing pleasure!!

movin said...

Thanks for the notice that the live feed is up, Deb. It sure sounds windy there today.


C(°?°)3

Jim

paula eagleholic said...

PH eagles gone..

3 eewwiies at BWO

hedgie said...

Happy December 1st!
Nice greeting from soldier Ryan, Jo! It may be a long, laborious trek home, but every second will be forgotten once their feet touch American soil!!
Sissy, most definitely keep that foot elevated while you work!
Margy, hope you are adjusted, and Mits, hope that your check-up goes well!
Margy, the moose only twinkles for a few minutes, and then starts again when you refresh!

hedgie said...

Fog finally burned off, but now sun gone again. Must have iced a bit during "rush hour" as there were several accidents.

Mema Jo said...

So great that Lib & Belle are building up the 12 noon position.
It really helped last season with protection from the winter weather.
Looks like they are getting some cleared floor room in the nest.

Mema Jo said...

Headed out shortly to get some blood work done.......

BBL today......

Costume Lady said...

GOD SPEED, SSGT. RYAN.

NatureNut said...

Hello Everyone. Looked in about 7 & had old fuzzy cam. Looking good now! Just remembered to vote on LL's name. Vote ends the 3rd.

I'm so excited---been cyber shopping online for 2 days for 1 item--could not find it. Went on Ebay, & it was there!!!!It's in the mail!

NatureNut said...

Just read back & congrats that Sgt. Ryan is coming home!!☺☺☺
Margy's prayer is exceptional.

We're getting a little sun---what is that??!!

hedgie said...

Just had thunder and hale! Go figure....still something icy blowing down...may be sleet now, but temp id 45 so probably just smaller hail!
Interesting story about the guy who was pardoned....just goes to show that we must THINK before we act. For every action, there are consequences. I'll be pretty close to his town when I go to Warrenton, Missouri Thursday.
More thunder...maybe I better shut down, just in case...where there's thunder, there's lightening! Oops...big flash and big boom!! BBL.

magpie said...

It sure is good to see everyone again....AND, OUR NEST so brown and bushy! Empty or not, it is a treat!

Mema- that email from Sgt. Ryan Rocks !

Just knew those eeewiees were gonna invade the nest at BWO...

Thanks MITS for posting the Christmas Poem

But folks, I am not the author...think you probably know that...it was sent to me by a dear friend.

Chiropractor visit went well, several more to come, and now, pay attention Sissy: (and do the same if you can, soon) I am going to prop my feet up with the rest of by bones and lie flat for awhile...

I do believe I just heard thunder! Welcome December !

xoxo ♥

Mits said...

Wonderful Sgt. Ryan news, wish all our wonderful military people could be on American soil

Mits said...

Clouds outside look like an August day.

magpie said...

but I am going to watch and listen to our nest for a little bit first...might be headed that way...

Take Cover Liberty and Belle!

Mits said...

NEST WEATHER.............

Now
Scattered showers will affect the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia...western Maryland...and eastern West Virginia through 2 PM. Rainfall amounts up to one tenth of an inch are possible. Southwest winds will average between 10 and 20 mph with gusts around 25 mph. Temperatures will range from the upper 30s across the higher elevations to the upper 40s in the valleys. The best chance for the showers will across eastern West Virginia and western Maryland.

Forecast for Jefferson

Updated: 11:47 am EST on December 1, 2008
Active Notice: Public Information Statement (US Severe Weather)

This Afternoon
Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers. Highs in the upper 40s. Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph.
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Tonight
Mostly cloudy. Lows around 30. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.
Tuesday
Partly sunny. Highs in the lower 40s. West winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.
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magpie said...

Yup, MITS - think they are getting those wind gusts at NCTC - and Maine is windy now too !

BWO all empty

magpie said...

and dark enough for Spidey Web to glow...

Mits said...

sounds like precipitation at nest now

magpie said...

and definitely rain..sounds like someone unwrapping cellophane..
Hang in there Eagle Cam !

magpie said...

maybe some Hail, Mits...see it bouncing off the tree branch?

Mits said...

the worst of this storm is south of the nest....watching it on radar now

magpie said...

Nest looks solid as a rock...and spidey definitely is durable !

Mits said...

about 40 mins fron now should be heading into Middletown.

magpie said...

Okay, so this means December will go out like a lamb ? Since it came in like a lion?


Is it coming your way too MITS?

Hedgie it is safe to come out from under the bed now . ☺

floralgirl said...

Well, what a pleasant little storm this is- glad I was way out in the yard when it started- wonderful ice pellets coming down now....

magpie said...

Megan - you're kidding us aren't you...were you really glad to be way out in the yard?

Be Careful!

Off to Panda Nap, though I fear I might miss an Eagle visit....

xoxo ♥

magpie said...

...'cause they should come and do some damage inspection and some nestorations !

Mema Jo said...

Looking out towards the west there isn't anyway that storm system is going to miss us.

Staying home until it passes over.
Thanks Mits for the warning.

floralgirl said...

AT least it's moving fast-just lasting long enough to drive me inside and annoy me- gotta get back to work, later gators:)

Mema Jo said...

Dark sky overhead with thunder..
Don't see any lightning.......

Mits said...

it is fast moving, and intensity is a little less, but hang out at home for awhile, Jo, it won't last long:)

Mits said...

storm track just changed to a little more south of you Jo, but you still might get some precip.

Mits said...

sun is shining at nest.

Mema Jo said...

It has arrived!
Wind is calm but their is a downpour of the ice pellets
Lightning & thunder........

DEC ???

Mema Jo said...

All finished - all systems GO.....

Deck is totally white with the
icy pellets.......

paula eagleholic said...

2 eewwiies at BWO...one has a white chest

paula eagleholic said...

birdies chirping at our nest.

paula eagleholic said...

Hailed here in Frederick about 20 minutes ago...

movin said...

Hey, I think ZZ is in the drink!

1st time I've seen her in the water.

And they have new cam numbers for different bears, but they are not listed correctly at the bottom of the page.


C(°?°)3

Jim

movin said...

Might be "snow" in their enclosure too. Now, ZZ and Bai are wrestling around in a 'box,' which looks like it has been loaded with snow.


C(°?°)3

Jim

Mits said...

12/01/08:
Holiday Note
Join us on December 6, as the Friends of Blackwater host their 12th Annual Christmas Open House at Blackwater Refuge.

In addition to great Christmas shopping at our gift shop, we'll also be offering an Eagle Prowl and Refuge tour.

Mema Jo said...

Sometimes the Still Cam gives you a truer image of the nest......


BBL

Mits said...

yes it does, they have done some nice nestorations already.

hedgie said...

Okay, sun out now...very windy...quite an unusual Dec. kind of storm!
Well, just found out why the Hughesnet cops got me last week....even tho' I closed the live cam, I still hear the audio, which means it didn't shut down when I closed the window....no wonder I exceeded the broadband time limit!! Any suggestions??
I see the web blowing in the wind!
Nest IS looking good! Guess I'm going to have to shut down again in order to close the cam. ARGH!

hedgie said...

Helen, did your check-up go okay??

Mits said...

yes, Lynn went great:), thanks for asking:)

Mits said...

go to plastic surgeon next week for final follow up on last Feb's surgery......now if I could just loose some weight, maybe after holidays:)

paula eagleholic said...

See ya'll later!

Mits said...

see ya, Paula:)

Mits said...

1 apple left at RDHC deer site:)

NatureNut said...

Looks like sun on the nest & I can hear bird chirping.
Lynn, I don't understand why the audio would stay on when you completely close the live cam. DUH?
Helen, glad your appt went well.
And see Margy got some treatment too. Everyone has to get in tip top shape for our next Big Holiday!
☺ ☺ ☺
Sissy, hope you can get that foot up while working. Maybe use another chair or upside down trash can! ;>)

magpie said...

Eagle at BWO - trying to figure out what in the world happened to what he left behind in the platform? Picked clean...

magpie said...

SkyWatch Alert: If you have clear skies tonight, Do Not Miss looking for the slender crescent Moon close to Venus and Jupiter in the South/West sky!
At Sunset time.

Thanks MITS for the notice ☺ ☺ ☺

Mits said...

hope the eagles visit....Loretta

magpie said...

I hear the wren at NCTC - Loretta, you would enjoy hearing this, hope you can....it's the chirping form of its song...not the chirpity chirpity chirpity form. I also now hear a Red Bellied Woodpecker..

magpie said...

Eagle at BWO looks soooooooo big

Mits said...

eagle does look like....where is the fish????

Mits said...

back to cleaning out fridge....

magpie said...

Those Eagle Talons: they look so big the way the bird is perched there...

The eewieees did a number on the leftovers all right!

magpie said...

I hear Eagle at Maine...

magpie said...

My naturalist frient in New York saw an Eagle on the ice at Chatauqua Lake...and the snow up where he is is waist deep...

magpie said...

Okay folks, I got to be in a meeting from 5 pm to 7 pm so I am counting on you to look for the Celestrial Trio at Sunset...
Venus, Jupiter, and Moon...☺ hope the skies are clear....

Mits said...

eagle left and came back at BWO...still looking for fish

Mits said...

both eagles now at BWO....looks like they are arguing

Mits said...

wow....mating at BWO:)

NatureNut said...

Atlanta Pandas are sleeping in a row in the same position! I want one of those little ones for Xmas!! Santa??!! I have a stuffed one--not the same.
Gotta go out for a couple, hope I'm back for eagles.

magpie said...

I missed the mating by 6 seconds MITS !!-
it was the second refresh after the Squawking...

TTFN - off to the meeting :(
xox ♥

NatureNut said...

EAGLE ALERT!!

NatureNut said...

2

floralgirl said...

Both!!

floralgirl said...

They are sharing a meal- a turtle, I believe...

Mits said...

aww aren't they pretty:)

Mits said...

poof belle

floralgirl said...

ANd they're gone....

Mits said...

poof both

NatureNut said...

POOF

Mits said...

darn called Ceil, by the time she gets to puter they were gone

Mits said...

Margy I was surprised with the BWO mating, but as Ceil reminded me after I sent pic...they run a little earlier than ours do sometimes

Mits said...

off to clean freezer now....:(

indiana nesting eagles dave said...

Good Afternoon Everyone; The
weather here has turned to winter
with snow.We had snow on Saturday
that was about 1" but it didn't
stay,Today we had snow and it is
cold enough to stay,about 1".I
went to the eagles nest and took some photos and i also went to the
watershed and took photos also.I
have posted them on my blog.winter
with the eagles.I will post more
as winter goes on.I dodn' see
the eagles on saturday.
I hope that everyone has a great
day.

Indiana Nesting Eagles----Dave

NatureNut said...

Captured 3 pics of our eagles--on blog. ☺ ☺ ☺

hedgie said...

Wow, Dave, those are great shots. The B/W effect emphasizes the cold and bleakness of winter weather!

NatureNut said...

Hi Dave! Will take a look at your pics! Thx for sharing. We get a few seconds a day if we're lucky! ☺

Mits said...

pretty pics, Dave.

hedgie said...

Crescent moon, Venus and Jupiter are beautiful! Step out and take a look!

indiana nesting eagles dave said...

The photos are as taken and no
editing.It is cool the way they
came out.I bought a 1.7x teleconverter and now i can take
up-close photos,i think it's going
to work well.

dave

Mits said...

wow, it sure is, Lynn:)

deb said...

There is a squirrel in the CC osprey nest.

deb said...

Nice pictures, Dave.

Mits said...

deer on snowman cam

indiana nesting eagles dave said...

The photo of the tree in the lake
is the same tree as i have taken
with the esgles on it and in the
fall colors photos.

Dave

hedgie said...

What's a teleconverter, Dave? Like a zoom lens?

Mits said...

changed the view, back on the RDHC deer cam

Bob Quinn said...

So we picked up the kitten a week ago Sunday. Had to keep it isolated from the other two until it was tested for infectious diseases. The volunteer from Friends of Homeless Animals that checked it out said it was a male so we named it Timmy. I took it into the vet and HER name is now Chloe:

Chloe

The vet gave us the all clear this past Saturday. Our middle cat, Bridget, is not at all pleased. She hasn't attacked Chloe but there's lots of hissing and she's made a few aborted runs at Chloe:

Bridget and Chloe (and Bonnie)

Bob Quinn said...

Enjoyed the photos Dave. Having a teleconverter can really make a difference. You'l get great use from it.

Mits said...

cute kitties, Bob.

indiana nesting eagles dave said...

Hedgie; It is a lense that you use
to make a 200mm lense to a 340mm
or a 300mm lense to a 510mm to take
better photos.I have used it and i
like it.

Indiana Nesting Eagles----Dave

Mits said...

2 mooses on moose cam

NatureNut said...

Just put couple more pics on blog----moon & friends & Atlanta pandas.

How ironic,Bob Ryan just now showed on NBC4 Weather a pic of the sky taken by a man in Shepherdstown! Name is John Bonbright---anybody know him?

Mits said...

and a deer too.

Mits said...

puppies sleeping

hedgie said...

Thanks, Dave.
Chloe is a cutie, Bob! Bonnie and Bridget are nice, too. Are you outnumbered in a house full of females???

Bob Quinn said...

Yes, I am out numbered 4-1 now.

NatureNut said...

Kitties are great Bob. Our new kitten has been here for almost 2 months. The 2 yr. old stopped hissing after a week, but fun play-fighting goes on about twice a day & little one is usually the instigater.
BTW, is teleconverter lense better than telepnoto? My tp was in car when it was stolen 1 1/2 yrs. ago. I have yet to purchase a new one, but need something.

Costume Lady said...

BOB, I love the last picture of Chloe...she looks like she is saying her prayers :)

NatureNut said...

Dave, great snowy pics----preview of things to come here.

Eagle-Eyed Sharon said...

Good evening everyone. Hope all is well with you! I am feeling a little better today. Going to lie down for a while. Will check back in later.

Mema Jo said...

Lots and Lots of good pics on all of your blogs.. Bob it looks as though Chloe is standing up for herself with Bridget. I am sure it will take Bridget a good while to accept another female!

I just looked outside upward to where Margy told me and Venus and Jupiter and the sliver of the moon are beautiful.

Mema Jo said...

Puppies have awaken and at the back door. Their news is that a couple will be leaving this coming weekend.
I am anxious to see which pup will be kept.

Mema Jo said...

I think they changed their minds & the nap goes on!

Costume Lady said...

Gene and I saw Margy's Crescent moon and Venus and Jupiter coming home from Hagerstown this evening. Coming down Sharpsburg pike, it was a beautiful view (No trees & the sky was perfectly clear). We can't see that from our house for the trees.
ALSO...on our way to Hagerstown, we were detoured, due to a very bad accident on I81 south. Didn't hear any details.

Costume Lady said...

My S-I-L sent me an email of an Ice Sculpture called the Guardian Angel...It is very moving and if you have never seen it, I have posted it on "Wanda's Wishes".

Mema Jo said...

I have always loved seeing that sculpture, Wanda, even though the saddness it brings to my heart.

Love your wreath avatar!

Mema Jo said...

Snowman cam - Top hat for snowman is really a High Hat......

Costume Lady said...

Jo, I have never seen the sculpture before...it moved me.
My avatar is suppose to twinkle???
Lolly told me last night that her Santa avatar is supposed to wave his hand, but it didn't happen for her. I'm thinking of using something other than photobucket.

Mema Jo said...

Last night late I saw an opossum (sp?)
on the RDHC Live Wildlife cam.

I hope that tree climber at Blackwater
soon goes up to the nest & that the
cam gets turned on. Mits saw an eagle pair mating at the BWO platform
already.

Mema Jo said...

Wanda : News on Brian Williams tonight he talked about and showed all the foxes that were being
released out on the Channel Islands.
I know that Dr Peter has a love for
the foxes.

Costume Lady said...

Mating already? Sounds like this is going to be a productive year for them ;)

Costume Lady said...

Seeing a fox in the wild is very special to me. Was it Jennifer who feeds peanuts to her foxes?

Mema Jo said...

Yes - Jenny had foxes and I think they are grown now and gone. We were over there yesterday and she said she hadn't seen them for a while.
They were really beautiful - looked just like the ones in your frames.

Mema Jo said...

Wanda sent you an email about the accidents (am & pm) on 81.

Mema Jo said...

BBL

hedgie said...

Moon and J & V slipped below the horizon a while ago...boo! Pretty while they stayed.

Costume Lady said...

Jenny is a FOXY lady :)

Eagle-Eyed Sharon said...

Good evening everyone. Getting ready for bed now. See you all tomorrow.

NatureNut said...

Been watching some TV & will prob. konk out in that comfy lounge chair.
So Pleasant Feather Dreams to Everyone...☺ ♥ ☺ ♥

Lolly said...

Hi all! Did not get on the blog at all today. Had a doctor appointment this morning. This afternoon Jack and I finished putting up lights outside. Now have wrist supports on my arms. Lovely! Dr. Carol convinced me I should continue to keep them supported.

Jack and I were out earlier looking at the lights and looked up and had a gorgeous view of the moon, Venus and Jupiter. Spectacular!

It has been cool, down in the 30's at night, but we still have not had a freeze. My begonias, roses, and a few others are still blooming. Supposed to get up in the 70's later on this week. I think of a lot of you...deep into winter weather already.

Eagle-Eyed Sharon said...

Yeah, Lolly, ground is white in Bluefield.

Eagle-Eyed Sharon said...

Good night and sweet eagle dreams, my friends of fine feather and fur. I pray you all have a peaceful night.

Costume Lady said...

Christmas shopping did me in today, heading to bed a little early. See you all in the morning.

GOOD NIGHT EVERYONE
SWEET DREAMS
PRAYERS

Lolly said...

Nite all! Sweet dreams!

Lolly said...

Jack and I just ordered ourselves a new monitor on line. Going with a 22". It was time to upgrade!

Mema Jo said...

I paid most of my bills tonight.
Now I can get Christmas Gifts in order. I am glad most of us got to see the sliver of a moon, J & V---beauty in the sky.

Good Night Everyone
Peace to you and yours
Prayers for all of our needs being said

((hugs)) ♥

hedgie said...

That new monitor is your Christmas present to yourselves, eh Lolly? Good for you!
Big day tomorrow...retirees Christmas luncheon. Have put a lot of time and effort into it, so hope it turns out as well as our first three did! Up and out kind of early, so will see you all in the evening.
Rest well....stay warm! Peace.

magpie said...

...And Good Night to all you lovelies on here! Couldn't get past all the photos posted and comments to get on here soon enough to catch you before you headed for the pillows. Glad so many saw the Celestial Trio, and Loretta's capture is perfect !

xoxo

magpie said...

Lolly: your doctor didn't give you a scolding did he/she for doing so much in your "fragile" condition?

As Hedgie would say, you are a Whirling Dervish !

Love the still more new avatars..
I'm just going to stick with my bird, don't think I can go through what the rest of you have to change things! I am, as Megan would say, a Bear of Little Brain (Winnie-the-Pooh).. ☺ ♥

magpie said...

I see some of you had five minutes of heaven this afternoon...
Wonderful !


Thanks Loretta for capturing them for the rest of us !

magpie said...

Deear at RHDC and our cam looks a tad sad :(

magpie said...

In other words, out of service....
Double :(

Great great photos by everyone, including Dave and Bob, Loretta, and Wanda....

gotta batten down the hatches...car goes in early morning for what is probably going to be a very expensive tune-up...why at this time of the year...?? !! :(

magpie said...

Glad everyone made it through their doctor's appointments today okay....good to see Sharon for a fleeting moment...

Peace, Love, and Prayers, all xo ♥

magpie said...

Oh, forgot to mention, friend of mine got a 5-point on South Mountain near the Appalachian Trail. He said it was completely white/snowy up there...he walked a total of 12 miles in and out, got poked in the eye by a thorn on the trail...he and his Dad, are from Smithsburg. He is a great kid, like someone's little brother would be! He is one of our county deputies...

Lolly said...

No, Margy, she did not scold me. She told me how lucky I was I did not break anything, as it would have required surgery if broken. Yikes! I just can not sit still when there is so much to do!!!!

Lolly said...

And, our new monitor is not a Christmas present to ourselves. It is our anniversary (last June)present to ourselves. We are a bit s l o w. ☺

For Christmas we are going to give ourselves a lap top. When we travel I can still blog. ☺

magpie said...

Now That's the way to travel, Lolly

Good for you guys!

Looks like Christmas present to myself is going to be car repairs! Woof !

I swear it looks like a pair of binoculars at the RHDC cam...off to the right...
And the Snowman Cam is a Hoot! That is some Top Hat! And the goose looks like a lamb praying...

Lolly said...

I have wondered how much longer we will be able to see the thermometer at snowman cam.

floralgirl said...

Wow- moon and planets sure were beautiful tonite....
Just quit working, long day, off to bed- nite..........

Lolly said...

Nite Megan! Looks like we might have our first freeze tonight, then I will have more yard work cleaning up!

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