Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Having a Blast and Posts of the Week

Canada is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations and on May 24th (or the nearest preceding Monday), we celebrate Queen Victoria Day - usually with fireworks. Benny is afraid of the noise they emit and though he's getting better with each May 24th and July 1 (Canada Day), he'd still rather be somewhere that they're not.

spent firework

I found several of these during a walk in the park the next day. I'm sure Benny was glad to be home, hiding in the basement. But don't tell him I blogged about that. He'd be so embarrassed.

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, it's a tie between two wonderful posts:

The Bride Wore Orange
by David
at Authorblog
(David is the original creator/keeper of the Posts of the Day which promptly became Post of the Week when it reached my hands)


by Cricket
at Cricket and Porcupine

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

Media Whores Meet
by Dianne
at Forks Off the Moment

For JP Lovers Everywhere
by Moannie
at The View From This End

Eyes Opened Wide
by Julie
at Midlife Jobhunter

The Expert
by Elizabeth
at One Magical Moment Per Day

Searching for Earl
by Betty
at Bossy Betty

Viva Sweet Love
by Kathleen
at Easy for Me to Say

A Piece of Art
by Di
at The Blue Ridge Gal

Priceless Lilacs
by Stacey Dawn
at Dawning Inspirations

Applying for Non-Missionary Positions
by Brian
at WayStationOne

by E G Wow
at East Gwillimbury WOW!
Recommended by: Dianne

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.


Dawn said...

Ahhh...nothing like a good round of fireworks display....earplugs included. (Yes....I don't like the noise much either;))
Thanks again for the new/great reads to read. Have a wonderful week....

Anonymous said...

My puppies do the same thing when they hear fireworks or thunder, and they don't care who knows how chicken they are! congrats to the POTW and thanks, Hilary, for pointing me to some good reading!

Cloudia said...

We all know that Benny has the heart of a lion.

Now to check out the POTWs!

Aloha from Waikiki :)

Comfort Spiral




Anyes said...

Benny's secret is safe with us ;-)

Unknown said...

My Buddy, a Fox Red English Gun Dog, is still a pup even though he's already 100 lbs and growing. Fireworks and thunderstorms terrify him but he's not afraid of gun fire for some reason. He sticks to me like glue and wouldn't stay in the truck the first time I took him with me for my weekly range session. Instead he curled up under my table and watched me murder cardboard for an hour.

Robin said...

I always enjoy the posts of the week... Growing up we lived close to a stadium where there were regular fireworks displays... Our dogs never got used to them.

Pierre BOYER said...

Merveilleux spectacle ! Mais j'aime bien aussi les grosses détonations des fusées qui explosent en mille étoiles....
Belle journée,


Glo said...

I have been enjoying your wonderful photos and posts, but haven't been able to comment recently...because I've been busy enjoying myself outside in this glorious weather :) Looking forward to checking out your picks :)

Bob Bushell said...

Poor Benny, I know what he's like. Beautiful image though.

Sueann said...

I won't let on about Benny hiding in the basement! Ha!
Off to read the Posts of the Week

Dawning Inspiration said...

Ah - thank you very much!!

Lovely image... hugs to Benny!!

Kathleen said...

Oh, my! Thank you Hilary! I so glad you liked the photos -- I learn so much from observing your fabulous eye for light, surprise, and color.
As for Benny: two different kinds of firecrackers, eh? He's a fierce, delightful soul but I feel his pain :)) Looking forward to my weekly pilgrimage to your terrific finds. As always, your pal~

Anonymous said...

Thank you! You're da bomb. And so is your photo! KABOOM!!


Brian Miller said...

smiles at seeing David's name up there...

and thank you hilary! humbly bows...and congrats to everyone!

messymimi said...

Rudee's secret is safe with me, and thanks for recommending such great reading!

Mental P Mama said...

Wow! The titles alone of all those posts make me want to pop in for a visit! Congrats to all. And a hug for Benny!

TexWisGirl said...

i've got a couple of pups that don't like guns, fireworks or thunder - well, go ahead and toss me into that mix too if they're too loud or too close. :)

Elizabeth Grimes said...

Fireworks are always so much fun! One of the best things about summer in my opinion. I so appreciate the mention. Thank you! And congrats to all! :)

Gary's third pottery blog said...

no, not a fan of fireworks here either Benny....

Daryl said...

Oh so nice to see David back even if its only briefly.

And tell Benny Rose understands his issues ...

Maggie May said...

I hate the fireworks because of the animals getting upset and whenever we have a firework occasion, then we usually get them going off for a week or two. There are many occasions to let them off these days with different cultures celebrating different things.
I feel sorry for all the wild life as well as pets. Oh stop grumbling Maggie (I can hear you all say!)
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Anonymous said...

Poor Benny!

Thanks for the great reading tips.

Bossy Betty said...

I'm with Benny and will gladly hide under the bed with him.

Thank you so much for the honor of POTW. Earl thanks you too.

Dianne said...

my cats agree with Benny

thanks for the mention Hil :)

Out on the prairie said...

I used to babysit a dog each year at firework time since I live a long way from them.Poor Omar, he will be on doggie downers this year.

Moannie said...

Thank you Hilary, so much...Glad you liked it, think it one of JP's best, still chuckle a week later.

And have been around your list and as always I am amazed at your capacity to find the time to do all you do and still present us with such an eclectic mix.

You know, if you ever did give this up, that you would be nominated every week?

Liz Mays said...

I'm not a huge fan of all the bangs and fire either. I'm afraid I'm going to get blown up.

Scott Law said...

I'm with these guys, any excuse for some fireworks.

CiCi said...

Some of my favorite bloggers in this week's selection. Good picks.

Cricket said...

Well, thank you Hilary, for the mention and the resulting nice surprises in my inbox, on a day that has gotten away from me completely. Nothing horrible, just one of those, if you know what I mean.

Checking out your other selections will give me something to look forward to later.

Karen said...

I haven't had a dog yet that liked fireworks! Congrats to the winners-will check them out.

MaggieGem said...

Wonderful POTW choices... great reads!

Hope Benny is out of the basement and upto his usually antics :-)

Jayne said...

Boy, those crackers do some damage, eh? Great POTWs Hilary! A lot of talent out there. :)

SandyCarlson said...

With you, Benny! It isn't easy. Come over here and we'll blog awhile in peace...

Midlife Roadtripper said...

I thank you.

Claudya Martinez said...

I'm not crazy about fireworks. I like the pretty ones, but I don't like the sound of them.

Hilary said...

Thank you kind folks for stopping by and for supporting the POTW blogs. Your thoughtful comments are all so appreciated. And it's lovely to see some new faces here too. Welcome to Rocket Man and welcome back to Pierre. Thank you and merci!

Mage said...

Thank you so much for doing this. Hurrah!

Shrinky said...

I am so, so thrilled to see David awarded Post of the Week, not only was it a beautifully written, up-lifting and touching post, very deserving of the honour, it is so fitting he should finally know the joy of having his some of own work publicly aplauded!

david mcmahon said...

Hilary, Hilary, Hilary!

I've only just found out that I was honoured with a POTW ... literally five minutes ago.

Hand on heart, may I humbly say thank you. From me, from the bride and from the whole Authorblog clan, may I simply say .... thank you, ma'am.

It might be a while before I am back on Canadian soil, but until then and until we meet (as I know we shall one day) may I please send you a virtual hug as big as the real bear hug I gave Daryl in Times Square - and the bear hug she gave me from you!

My very humble, very sincere and very heartfelt thanks.