Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Zephyr and the Posts of the Week

You've met Skittles a couple of posts back. Now it's time to meet my shy but snuggly guy, Zephyr. He decided to take his place in the early morning sun but wouldn't cooperate by looking into the camera. He and Skitty are brothers from the same litter and will be twelve this spring. I hope his loud, rumbling purr won't distract you from reading through the POTW...


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 POTW goes to..

Cliff Watching
by Tom
at A Pacific View

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

It's So Tasty Too!
by Michelle
at House of Lime

No More Mr. Mice Guy
by Jim
at Suldog

The Walnut
by Linda
at To Behold the Beauty

Scents and Sensibilities
by DJan
at D-jan-ity

The V Day Hot Love
by TechnoBabe
at Technobabe's Adventures

Just the Icing on the Lake
by Scott
at Finding Another View

Tis Tuesday
by Robin
at Madder in Mada

Beaver Special
by Daniel
at Daniel's View

Eagle Owl
by Bob
at Birds and Nature in the Forest of Dean

by Kate
at Chronicles of a Country Girl

Silent Saturday
by SueAnn
at SueAnn's Journey

Earth Angel
by Nezzy
at Cow Patty Surprise

Mr. Smartiepants Chickadee
by Snappy Di
at The Blue Ridge Gal

My Texas Ranger
by Elizabeth
at One Magical Moment Per Day

Love Beats Hate

by Lori
at My Life Interrupted
Recommended by: Lady Fi

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.


Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

Oh, Hilary. You're too kind. Thanks for the honor. Zephyr is beautiful, and I love the sound of his purring.

Dawn said...

He is magnificent! For being shy he sure can strike a pose:)

Thanks for some more good reading pics!

ethelmaepotter! said...

How beautiful! Spooky would be smitten!

Congrats to everyone - some new names, and I'm anxious to read them!

Brian Miller said...

nice. lots of friends in the list this week...congrats all..

and whos the pwetty kitty...smiles.

DJan said...

(blush) Thank you dear Hilary! I might be a little late in getting around to posts for the next few days, but I'll be back! I didn't mind the purring one bit.

Anonymous said...

Hello Zephyr! My, you are handsome, and I love your purr. :)

I've already read Lori's post and will happily check the others out this week.
Thanks as always, Hilary!

June said...

Congrats to POTW writers!

Zephyr has a lovely profile. I had a tuxedo cat for many years. Sebastian was One Great Cat.

Indrani said...

Brilliant capture of Zephyr.

Glo said...

I'm smitten with your kittens,
although they're 12 years old.
Two brothers thrive together
in sunlit shades of gold.

Lovely image, and I look forward to checking out the links. :)

Zuzana said...

Aw, Zephyr is so handsome, he and Batcat could be brothers.;) And congratulations to everyone, especially Tom and his beautiful photography.;))

sage said...

Why can't we recommend your blog for POTW? Wonderful photo. The profile makes Zephyr seem so distingished.

sage said...

Why can't we recommend your blog for POTW? Wonderful photo. The profile makes Zephyr seem so distingished.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the honor my little chickadee! Now excuse me while I fly off to visit the others mentioned here....


Gary's third pottery blog said...

hugs little cat!

Maggie May said...

Just LOVE Zephyr. What a magnificent cat.
LOVED Suldog's post on his mice and there is another funny one about ants at the moment over at his place!
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Leah J. Utas said...

I can hear the purrs.

CiCi said...

Snuggly cats are great. I wish we could have a cat. I get to hug yours through the photos though.
Thanks for adding my V Day post to the posts you recommend this week.
Many hugs to you and I look forward to hearing how the evening in the city was.

Debbie said...

I always enjoy checking out your recommendations!

Anonymous said...

Every time I visit your blog I am blown away by your photographs!!
I can sit here and drink coffee for ever while browsing around...

Robin said...

Thanks Hilary (and for your regular comments). I wanted to comment on some of your pics on flickr the other day, but wasn't able to. Love your pics...

Elizabeth Grimes said...

Great name for a cat, Zephyr, love it! Almost looks sepia, doesn't it? Beautiful. Thank you for selecting one of my posts! Excited to get some good reading in today. :)

Anvilcloud said...

That's not Skittles, that's Rocky. My Eulogy post to him about a year ago. Read at your own risk.

Lori said...

Please tell Zephyr that little lady enjoyed petting him this morning. I was up with her being sick all night and her big smile upon seeing him was the first real smile I've seen on her today.

Lots of great picks this week...thank you to Lady Fi for submitting mine...very touching to me...many that I have read already but will try to make my rounds...Congrats to all the picks!

Happy hump day Hilary...thanks for the smiles. XX

Bossy Betty said...

You know I am a sucker for cat pictures. He is a beauty! Congrats to all the POTWs. More good reading for us!

Suldog said...

Well, of course, if I has Skittles as a house guest, I wouldn't have had a mouse to write about. Darn!

Thanks, Hilary! Always such a rush to be chosen as worthy of honour here.

Country Girl said...

Why, thank you very very much, Hilary. You could be a pet photographer, you know. This portrait is gorgeous.

Pat - Arkansas said...

Zephyr is gorgeous. What a profile!

Wonderful POTWs. Some of them I've already visited, but will gladly spend some time making the rounds.

Suldog said...

Oh, my. A couple of typos and a case of mistaken identity. "Zephyr", I should have said.

Daryl said...

So much catching up to do ... love Mr Z he is so sweet ... and I hope to be able to visit all these bloggers ..

Geraldine said...

A magnificient Tom, that's for sure, Mr. Cheddar says Meoooww, to Zephyr. I wish he could stop in for a visit, Ched's kinda lonely these days. If you stop by my blog you'll see the big orange guy in several posts.

Hugs and Happy Wednesday, G

Anonymous said...

What a gorgeous cat! Thanks for all these good reading tips.

Kelly H-Y said...

Zephyr reminds me SO much of my cat that I had growing up ... Bootsie! So pretty.
Congrats to the POTW!!! Can't wait to check them out!

abb said...

Nice choices this week.

Scott Law said...

Wow this is the second time I've made your POTW list. Better quit it or I'll get the big head ;^) I'm really glad you liked it.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the list - and I miss the sound of a cat purring, so I don't mind Zephyr at all!

Nezzy (Cow Patty Surprise) said...

Thanks for the shout~out sweetie! Angel and her family will appreciate all the prayers and support they can get!

God bless ya and have a marvelous day my friend!

Dan said...

Thank you / Merci Hillary for the recognition and honour.


Explore. Dream. Discover.

Wendy said...

Twelve years old! My goodness that's old for cats! Will check out your POTW. They sound interesting.

Moannie said...

Fabulous selections again, Hilary. Shame you won't let us nominate you.

Karen said...

Hilary, you captured him so well. And twelve years old? That's great.

Congrats to the posts!

Liz Mays said...

Your kitty is such a sweetie, and some of your picks I've been fortunate enough to read! :)

Dianne said...

Zephyr is a beauty
such a soulful pose
he does remind me of Mia

wonderful choices this week as always :)

Unknown said...

I so admire you for doing this.
I so hope to read and savour each one.

Red said...

You've given me a whole day's work to go through these blogs. I appreciate a good list as I constantly look for blogs to follow.

MaggieGem said...

Maybe he's just show us his good side? Great portrait!

Now to go check out the POTW's

Hilary said...

Thanks everyone for the kind words for my POTW efforts and especially for those whose blogs you've read as a result. You always leave such warm, supportive comments.

• Thanks for that cute poem, Glo. :)
• Sage, because it's my blog and that would just be wrong! ;)
• TB, I had an evening out? Darn, I wish I had known that! ;)
• Spanisheyes, I visited your blog but can't seem to access the comments without being rerouted. I just wanted to say that I enjoyed your post and hope you'll have a great belated V-day. :)
• Robin, thanks for letting me know. I think I've amended that now. :)
• AC, that made me cry. Such a touching tribute. :)
• Thanks for letting me know that, Lori. I hope she's totally on the mend by now. Please give her a hug from Skitty, Zephyr and me. :)

Tom said...

Wow! I was wondering why I suddenly had so many comments on my post! Thank you, Hilary, for the award, very kind of you but probably not really deserved - so many great blog posts you list as well. And thanks to those who popped by my place as well and especially those of you who left such kind comments!


Joanna Jenkins said...

That is one gorgeous cat!

Thanks for some great blogs to read. I really appreciate the time you take to scout these out for us.

Cheers, jj

Sueann said...

Your kitty is beautiful!!
And thank you for the are so sweet!! I was so surprised!!

Out on the prairie said...

Nice selection, I had fun going through them today.I like you cat, there is a triple A baseball team in New Orleans and a Amtrak route in CA with it.

lakeviewer said...

It is such a treat to be here, looking at the way you captured light and beings! Then, good reads listed for our enjoyment. And, no admission fee!

Muchas Gracias!

Kerri Farley said...

Zephyr is Ziggy!

lime said...

thanks for the honor. :) i'm glad my misery at drinking that sludge could be a post that makes so many folks chuckle (which beats up-chucking!)


Silent eloquence.Pictures are worth million words.


Silent eloquence.Pictures are worth million words.

Nancy said...

Thank you!

Unknown said...

What fascinating bloggers and of course, what a classy looking Cat!