Squirl's Nest

Friday, June 23, 2006

Photos from my Summer Solstice

Well, of course I took pictures on Wednesday. First are the pictures from a friend's yard.

This rose had some rust on the edges, but it was so beautiful otherwise that I took the picture anyway.
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Here's another rose. As you can see, there was quite a good rain that day.
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Then a big, lovely clematis.
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And she found that there were five baby bluebirds in the bluebird house. They're a little easier to see if you check out the large version.
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Then, after I got home, Ichabod and I took a walk around town.
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And I even found wildflowers in town. :)
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37 comments

Blogger SoozieQ said...

Awww, I love the baby birdies pictures!

Great pictures as usual Squirl

I hope you and Ichabod have a fantastic weekend!

Fri Jun 23, 04:11:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Thanks, Soozie! I remember baby birds in the next on your site, too. :)

Fri Jun 23, 04:15:00 PM  
Blogger LadyBug said...

Lovely pics, Squirl. I really like the ones of the flowers with the raindrops on them.

But shame on you! Posting photos of your clematis online! Your dirty girl!

(Hee. Sorry. Couldn't resist. :)

Fri Jun 23, 04:24:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Hahahahaha, Ladybug. I just can't help showing my clematis when, IMHO, it's so gorgeous. ;)

Thanks, I love to get pictures of flowers when there are water drops on them.

Fri Jun 23, 04:26:00 PM  
Blogger Nina said...

Wow, as always great pictures! Ladybug made me laugh out loud with her comment about your clematis. :)

Fri Jun 23, 05:06:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Nina, thanks! And that's one of the many reasons that we love Ladybug. :)

Hope you're having a wonderful birthday today!

Fri Jun 23, 05:08:00 PM  
Blogger Jim said...

Once again, you demonstrate a true penchant for photography. I'm going to start calling you Squirl-Bob (Ansel) Adams.

Sat Jun 24, 01:53:00 PM  
Blogger Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Wonderful photographs, Squirl! Thanks! That first one of the rose is astonishing. I really need to find the time to plant and care for a rose garden.

Sat Jun 24, 10:27:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Jim, I'd be honored with that moniker! Thanks. You know, if you keep that up you're going to be inundated with more photos. :)

Nick, thanks! I wish I could grow roses like that, too. Thank goodness I have a friend who shares her garden with me.

Sat Jun 24, 10:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Jizz-ragged HelloKittn said...

Sweet peas and angry three-eyed gato's are my favorites ;).

Sun Jun 25, 01:17:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

kittn, I'm glad you found the three-eyed kitty in there. I wondered if anyone would.

Sun Jun 25, 12:27:00 PM  
Blogger eddie said...

You take great pictures,you shuold do it for books or paper

Sun Jun 25, 05:32:00 PM  
Blogger SierraBella said...

Totally enjoyed the tour!
Since I have (the dreaded) dial-up service, I went and watered my plants while your pictures downloaded, and came back in to a nice surprise on my screen!

Sun Jun 25, 07:35:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Sierrabella, I always wonder about the folks who use dial-up. Thanks for hanging in there!

Eddie, thanks!

Sun Jun 25, 08:45:00 PM  
Blogger August95 said...

Oh Baby birds. The Summer solstice was incredible this year. Thanks for the nature on such a natural day.

Sun Jun 25, 09:57:00 PM  
Blogger eclectic said...

I wanna take a walk with you! Great pix! FIVE baby bluebirds?! Whoa! That's a wholelotta babies for one nest. Glad you celebrated the season, Squirly. Love you, sis!!

Sun Jun 25, 11:06:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

August, I'm glad you had a good solstice, too! You're welcome. :)

Eclectic, I wish you could. That would be fun. Yes, those baby birds are really packed in. Love you, too, sis!

Mon Jun 26, 06:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Danielle said...

That peach colored rose is just gorgeous. What a pretty, pretty flower.

The other photos are nice too. Looks like you had a good walk to celebrate the first day of summer. :-)

Mon Jun 26, 08:59:00 AM  
Blogger Lazy Lightning said...

Oh, my god. That first photo of the orangy flower is SO GORGEOUS! Great pics, all of them.

Mon Jun 26, 10:28:00 AM  
Blogger Bone Machine said...

That purple flower kicks much ass. The triple-eye cat was cool too.

Mon Jun 26, 12:04:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Thanks, Danielle, most of that day was just great!

Lazy Lightning, welcome! I'm glad you liked the flower picture. Thanks!

Bone, isn't that flower cool? I'm glad was able to get a shot of it. And you and the gato liked the cat, too. :)

Mon Jun 26, 07:37:00 PM  
Blogger Bone Machine said...

It probably sent a cold chill down her spine.

Tue Jun 27, 09:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Amber said...

Honestly, Squirl, your walks never cease to interest me.

As always, beautiful flower pictures. I am partial to the clematis myself.

What is with the three eyed thing on that door?

Very creepy.

And I am guessing "Alumin8" is a club?

Thanks for the wonderful walk pictures again.

-Amber <><

Tue Jun 27, 09:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Amber said...

Now that I read through all the comments:

AHAHHHAHAHAH

Thanks for the laugh about the clematis.

Tue Jun 27, 09:56:00 AM  
Blogger Effie said...

The flowers in town, are they Sweet Pea's? Pretty! Loved the walk! And the top rose was lovely!

Tue Jun 27, 11:24:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Bone, yup! Betcha it did. :)

Amber, thanks! And yes, my clematis usually gets people laughing. It's gonna give me a complex. :)

Effie, yes, sweet peas. Thanks!

Tue Jun 27, 12:58:00 PM  
Blogger Bucky Four-Eyes said...

Thanks again for lettin' me fart on - I mean sleep on your couch all weekend. And for the ice cream!

Tue Jun 27, 02:44:00 PM  
Blogger Susie said...

I'm not trying to start anything, but kranki's over there calling you a "nut slut"! (You didn't hear it from me.)

These pictures are wonderful. I love the cat face on the door.

Tue Jun 27, 08:44:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Bucky, you're so welcome. Now I think I'll go air out the sleeping bag that I let you use.

Susie, I caught that slander over there. Thanks for helping uphold my reputation as "not a slut, nut or otherwise." ;)

Thanks! And isn't that cat face weird???

Tue Jun 27, 08:53:00 PM  
Blogger greatwhitebear said...

your photos are incredible! especially like the three eyed cat

Tue Jun 27, 09:42:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

GWB, thanks. That picture is on a building that appears to be vacant.

Wed Jun 28, 02:32:00 PM  
Blogger Bone Machine said...

It's just screaming to be stolen.

Mon Jul 03, 09:04:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Bone, I know. I'm surprised it's still there.

Mon Jul 03, 09:22:00 AM  
Blogger Bone Machine said...

My birthday is just right around the corner in February...

Not that I condone thievery.

Mon Jul 03, 04:25:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

No, no, never would condone thievery, no, not at all. :)

Mon Jul 03, 07:32:00 PM  
Blogger Bone Machine said...

In this case, it's not so much thievery, but illegal gift-giving and redistribution of cool shit.

Thu Jul 13, 09:31:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Bone, it's all in the spin.

Thu Jul 13, 06:46:00 PM  

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