Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Winter Leaves and Post of the Week

A few dried maple leaves remain despite the icy cold weather. This small branch of withered foliage caught my eye the other day. The frozen pond can be seen in the background.

Please come back tomorrow when I'll post a few images from yesterday's lunar eclipse.

remaining leaves

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.

This week, I'm only listing a few blog posts which have made me laugh or smile. I'm hoping that they'll do the same for you. In no particular order, they're all top posts of the week. Enjoy!

Aunt Stell's Date Filled Cookies
by Hilary
at Crazy as a Loom

Deck the Dog with Boughs of Folly
by MPM
at Mental Pause Mama

Just for Laughs
by Linda
at Behold the Beauty

The Seeds of Madness
by Michelle
at House of Lime

Why Cats Don't Like Christmas
by Nick
at Along These Lines

Ode to Old
by Bag Lady
at Bag Lady's Blather

Celebrities are the Gifts That Keep on Giving
by Kristina
at Pulsipher's Predilections

The Shopping Hat
by Betty
at Bossy Betty

Porcupine's Picks
by Porcupine
at Cricket and Porcupine

A Very Temporary Pet
by Sandra
at Add Humor and Faith

Indoor Wildlife
by June
at Aging Gratefully

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.


Unknown said...

I keep wondering if you have ever posted a blog explaining how you came to embrace the camera with so much heart! Wonderful photos here, always Hilary!

Bimbimbie said...

I love the stillness of this photo ... wishing you a Merry Christmas Hilary*!*

Dawn said...

Beautiful capture....I too like the stillness, and yet I can feel the cold move!
Congrats to the Laugh Posts this week...thanks for some good reads!

Zuzana said...

Love the image dearest Hilary, there is something very delicately nostalgic about it.;) Looking forward to some incredible lunar images.;))
Great idea to list posts that made you laugh, as it is the season for good times and smiles - congratulations to everyone mentioned.;)

Sueann said...

Am loving the image Hilary! Beautiful and so serene!!
Off to read some blogs now!

catarinah said...

Love your blog but in all its beauty I'm beginning to miss a ..racoon update...:) Any plans on one soon?
All the best for Christmas!

Gary's third pottery blog said...

happy holidays Hillary :)

Brian Miller said...

laughter and smiles is what is needed this time of year...wishing you and yours a great and happy holiday...

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

It IS a beautiful image, Hilary, but it looks oh so cold. I'm so looking forward to your lunar eclipse images. It was too cloudy here for us to see it.

Thanks so much for the POTW mention. I'm off to read all of the others. A good laugh can go a long way toward relieving the holiday stress that many feel at this season.

Sandra said...

A wonderful image as always. And thanks so much for including me in your laughs for this week! :)

Bob Bushell said...

A beautiful leaf, and what do you think of that? said the tree. Brilliant Hilary.

steviewren said...

The leaves make a forlorn sight. They need a sunny day...just like I do.

Porcupine said...

Thank you, Hilary. *hic* Thank you and congratulationsh t'all... If I shtand where I am today *hic*... it'sh becaush I've shtood on the shouldersh of giants! *hic* And if I'm electedzzzzzzzzzzz

Unknown said...

It's peaceful in that winter way I think.

Hope I get a chance to read these POTW... things are pretty hectic here.

the Bag Lady said...

Awww - thanks, Hilary!

If I had known you would give me a POTW for my silly poem, I would have worked a lot harder at it! (and it would probably still be just as bad!)

Anvilcloud said...

Good eye. I would seldom see the opportunities that you do.

Out on the prairie said...

Funny how that single leaf catches our eye when over a month ago we wondered how to get them all raked. I found a few yesterday. and have one tree with some still on that almost sounds like a chatter in the cold.

Maria said...

A great selection as usual Hilary. Thanks so

Nick said...

Thanks for the POTW, Hilary. I'm glad it's not a Post of the Year, otherwise you would have awarded me a POTY. nick

Daryl said...

Those leaves look like my fingers feel ... and I love all the good humour/humor you've shared!

Kristina P. said...

Wow, thank you so much for featuring me! You are much too kind.

Suldog said...

Excellent! A whole bunch of new good posts for my holiday cheer. Thank you, Hilary!

Dawning Inspiration said...

Gorgeous shot it!
Merry Christmas!

Maggie May said...

Autumn leaves and Winter background all in one!
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Mental P Mama said...

Those hangers-on are inspirational....and once again I find myself in amazing company! Thank you!

SandyCarlson said...

Thanks for this, my friend. God bless.

ds said...

Those leaves are hanging on for all they're worth. Thanks for sharing them. And I'm very impressed that you stayed up for the lunar eclipse--can't wait to see your photos.

Thanks also for the great list of posts; as always, a couple that I know and new ones to check out!

Cloudia said...

You provide a warm hearth, Hil

Aloha from Hawaii

Comfort Spiral



King of New York Hacks said...

Love your photos have the eye for the hidden. Brilliant as always, I took some pics here in NYC of the eclipse, however I need a better camera !! LOL ...My friend in Puerto Rico sent me some beauties that looked like a red off to the POTW !! Thanks Hilary and a very Merrry Christmas to you as I send VERY loud good luck honks your way !! ;)

Joanna Jenkins said...

More great pics Hilary. Thanks. I just read a number of them and I'm still laughing at the pet photos and Mr. Mojo's Christmas. Thanks!
Cheers, jj

Hilary said...

Thank you, everyone for such lovely and kind comments, and for taking the time during this very busy season to go visit those whose posts were named. And a warm welcome to new faces. I hope you'll return often.

CiCi said...

Your photo of the winter leaves is really pretty. We have some leaves like that here and some of the largest leaves I have ever seen. You did a nice job capturing the still lovely autumn color of the leaves.
Are you celebrating Christmas? I hope you have a wonderful holiday and I want to thank you for sharing the most amazing photos on your blog this year. Your photos brought so much joy to this old hippie heart. Hugs.

Anonymous said...

I look forward to this blog every week. Thank you for taking time to do this and sharing it!

June said...

Thank you, Hilary, for the POTW!
I have today off from work and will be visiting around at your other recommended sites.

Bossy Betty said...

Thank you so much Hilary! You just name it and a shopping hat is YOURS!!

lime said...

with the holiday and all i am way behind but finally here to say thank you for the mention and to those who visited as well.

love those frozen leaves too. :)