Wednesday, October 27, 2010

By Gully, It's the Posts of the Week!

The other day, I walked up to a nearby lake.

Once I arrived, I was greeted by this lovely young bird who was perched on the rail. The gender isn't really obvious but I think this one was a gull because she was hanging around trying to impress the buoys.

She had a good laugh over that one.

Perhaps not.

And now, without further delay, here are the Posts of the week. The icon below is yours for the taking if if your blog post is named as a Post of the Week - either as top post or as a runner up.

This week's top post is an important cause for the blog author. It isn't something I can help him promote in the way that he might hope or expect because I share neither his background nor country, but I respect this blogger and want to help in his cause. This is the best way I know how. It goes to:

Other wonderful posts are categorized below (they may well fit into more than one category but I'm only selecting one for each):

It Could Happen

by Sandra
at Add Humor and Faith

Z Ain't for Zorro
by Travis
at One Word, One Rung, One Day

And He Tried
by Lailani
at The Green Grass Grows All Around

Trouble for Nursery Rhyme Characters
by Nick
at Along These Lines

An Autumn Morning
by Brian
at WayStationOne

Weapons Grade Cute

by Shimp
at Land of Shimp

Gray Geese, Gray Days
by Pauline
at Writing Down the Words

To Sleep in Peace
by Kathleen
at Easy for Me to Say

by TSannie
at The Tombstone Chronicler

Lotus Flowers
by Indrani
at I Share

Nicek Vujicic
by Dave
at Cimba 7200's Thoughts

Still Recovering
by Kat
at Seeking Sanity

I Love Santana
by Snappy Di
at The Blue Ridge Gal!
by Tabor
at Room Without Walls

Please drop by their blogs for a visit and leave a kind comment if you have the time. Also, please feel free to add your own choices (for any blog except this one) for a specific blog post in the comments section below, where others can see them.

Thank you.


Brian Miller said...

smiles. i got a good chuckle out of the title...and i am honored hilary...thank you...and congratas to all the others...will be around tomorrow to visit...way passed my bedtime...

José Ramón said...

nteresting work that shows that we spend a nice week.

Greetings from
Creativity and imagination photos of José Ramón

Cloudia said...

Buoys & gulls?

Amazing pics make up for dat! :)

Aloha from Honolulu

Comfort Spiral


Anonymous said...

Your photos and puns always bring a smile to my face.
I'm working on a newsletter but will be around to visit the winners when I get a chance. Congratulations to each of you!

Maggie May said...

Really witty heading and quips as well as good photos!
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Zuzana said...

Congratulations to everyone!;))
I love your picture series and the last image is a super shot, wow...
Have a lovely Wednesday dear Hilary,

Anonymous said...

Wonderful pictures and puns! Very funny. And congrats to everyone on your list.

Sarah Knight said...

Lovely : )

Sueann said...

Another great selection of blogs to visit! Thank you for all your hard work!! And your gull pics are wonderful and so is the puns! Ha! Good one!!

Pauline said...

I always knew gulls had a sense of humor ;)

Thanks for the POTW mention. Can't wait to read the others - they're always good!

CiCi said...

Thanks for the chuckle with the bird with the sense of humor preening for the buoys. Ha. Congrats to the wonderful blogs who earned POTW awards.

nick said...

Thanks for the POTW, Hilary. In fact, I'm smitten with appreciation.

Sandra said...

Thank you, Hilary. If I have given you and some of your readers a laugh, my work here is done. :)

beth said...

oh you are a funny one....
and yes, i'm sure that was a young gull.....

Suldog said...

Hilary! You're the best!

Thank you, from the bottom of my heart.

Bonnie Zieman, M.Ed. said...

Love your play on words Hilary AND as ever your great photos. Many new links for me to check out. Thank you.

Daryl said...

As you said, you clearly have too much thyme on your hands.... love all the reccos and your photos as well

Grayquill said...

I love the picture of the Seagull. I guess there is a beauty to them. Here in Seattle they are as thick as flees and one cannot eat a french-fry without being harassed. I am afraid the feathery fellows have slipped into the same category for me as crows or flying rats.
I like your new categories for posts of the week. Good idea.

Anonymous said...

Hee hee...I love your humour! That's a great photo of the gull squawking!

Bossy Betty said...

Boy, you've got a lot of "Gull" for posting that word-play. Thank you, thank you for more goodies to read!

Christine said...

great shots! i had fun surfing the recommended blogs ~ so fun to find a few more to follow.

thanks for stopping by my blog :-)

Mage said...

I often wonder how you find the time to read so many good blogs. Thank you for turning us on to them. Sometimes a good word is just what we need.

larkswing said...

Surprise! That is what I found a couple minutes ago when I logged on. Thank you!!!!! You made my day - as well as the sweet comments from those visiting:)

Kat said...

Wow. Thank you so much! I'm honored.
Off to read the others. :)

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

Great pictures and great puns. You're the punmaster, for sure.

Karen said...

Love the birds! Congrats to the winners-will check'em out.

Travis Erwin said...

Impress the buoys. I groaner for certain.

Thanks for the POTW honors. I'm double honored to have been selected twice now.

MaggieGem said...

Wonderful pictures once again. And spot on with POTW listing, some very good finds there!

Joanna Jenkins said...

Hey Hilary, Thanks for the intro to some great blogs. I've been reading them for the past hour!
Cheers, jj

Gary's third pottery blog said...

BY GULLY indeed :)

Joanna Jenkins said...

PS Here's one that I think is really good.....

messymimi said...

Thank you so much for the Thanksgiving post being picked. He is right, and I want to help.

Indrani said...

Thanks so much for the mention Hilary.
Your photographs are unbeatable, always an inspiration for me. :)

Unknown said...

I read this and forgot to comment,
to tell you how you always brighten my day...

I have to visit some great places it seems..
not enough hours in the day for all the good stuff..

love to you


Hilary said...

Thanks everyone for your kind comments. You folks are the best!

Dave said...

Oh yeah? Trying to impress the buoys! OK, fair enough! :-) Thanks for selecting one of my blogs as a good one.

Dave said...

Oh yeah? Trying to impress the buoys! OK, fair enough! :-) Thanks for selecting one of my blogs as a good one.

Anonymous said...

Oh gosh... thanks for the mention! I've always loved Laurel and Hardy and simply couldn't resist posting the clip. Someone certainly had fun editing it and sharing it with the world.

Happy Week-end!


Maria said...

I enjoyed reading them all Hilary. In fact, this batch was so good that I got an idea for a post out of it. It will go up on Monday. I'll send you the link in case you get a minute to spare...

Maria said...

Meant to say I loved your laughing gull....great shot.

Land of shimp said...

Helllllloooooo! Thanks for the mention, Hilary, truly that's very kind of you.

I just got around to touring the POTW posts and as usual, had a marvelous time doing so. Wonderfully diverse selection, as usual.

Thank you for taking the time to do this week, after week. It's such a nice thing to have in a life.

Cheryl Kohan said...

"Hanging around trying to impress the buoys...." brilliant! How do you come up with this stuff?

Now I'm off to read the POTW's...