Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Strippers, Trapeze Artists and Posts of the Week

We saw a stripper performing in the park the other day...

bark stripper She was awfully busy doing her act when we came upon her. There was a little bit of bumping (of branches) and grinding (of teeth) and a whole lot of stripping going on. Stripping the tree of its protective bark in order to build or supplement a nest, that is.



Hang in there This reminds me that I once dated a trapeze artist... but he dropped me. ;) 



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 POTW.



 
SUPPORT APPRECIATED

Lumps 
by Lime
at House of Lime 

 

A GOOD READ
 
Earth Day
by Ellen
at Stuff From Ellen's Head


JUST PLAIN GOOD


Tom Foolery
by Susan
at Wild Life in the Woods



FUNNY

And My Number is 534-5789
by Murr Brewster
at Murrmurrs


by Rita
at Soul Comfort's Corner


PHINE PHOTOGRAPHY


A Critter in the Hands
by TexWisGirl
at The Run*A*Round Ranch Report



European Robin
by Bob
at Birds and Nature in the Forest of Dean


Sunset Sunday
by Scott
at Just Used Pixels





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.

48 comments:

TSannie said...

He dropped you??? SNORT!

Stephen Hayes said...

I'm sure you're light as a feather, so how could he drop you?

Cloudia said...

combining excellent shots with easy fun words in your inimitable way!

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Frank Baron said...

Ba-da-bing!

Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

Hilary, I started reading in my Google Reader, which is never a good idea... but I *KNEW* that you must have a funny photo or two to go along with your words.
That second photo is incredible!
I'll try to remember your joke, although I am truly terrible at delivering punch lines.
Back tomorrow to visit the POTW honorees!

Kappa no He said...

I'm so glad you bounced right back after the trapeze artist incident. ^^v And that squirrel is rather amazing.

s.m. said...

Excellent shots ! God has given you great talent and a great perceptiveness of detail , I hope you enjoy the theme . I wish you all the best!

JDC said...

Wish we had squirrels where I lived.

Dave said...

A sexy squirrel huh? A good one about your acrobat... :-) - Dave

SueAnn Lommler said...

So you were just hanging out with him, huh? Ha
Hugs
SueAnn

Bob Bushell said...

The squirrels are funny, ha ha.

Andy said...

I have a lot of squirrels around my house. I feed them peanuts over the winter. They strip the bark off our honeysuckle tree. Never knew why they did it until now. You have great photos.

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

Our dogs sometimes strip the bark off of small trees. No nest building going on... they are just weird. LOL

Laura~Pretty Pix said...

Wonderful images.. they really made me smile!

Brian Miller said...

see you made my day with the images this time...haha...i love squirrels...they are playful and mischievious and i have a blast watching them....smiles

congrats to all the POTW

Daryl Edelstein said...

you need a 'rimshot' button so after your 'jokes' one could comment without commenting ..:::rimshot:::

DJan said...

I also laughed out loud at the trapeze artist joke. Your squirrel is busy getting ready to make more just like him! Thanks for the POTWs, I am glad to find I read many of them already. :-)

TexWisGirl said...

thank you, dear hilary! :) what a nice surprise today!

and i LOVE your stripper!

Tess @ Pro-tography 101 said...

too funny!

Cheryl Kohan said...

These might be two of my favorite shots of yours, ever.

I've finally realized that you have an exceptional affinity with nature, Hilary. It's like the minute you step outside with your camera, Mother Nature nudges her children to cooperate with you. And cooperate they do.

TexWisGirl said...

(not sure what happened, but murr's link didn't work any more...) :(

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

You're such a goofball, but I love you for it!

ladyfi said...

Cute squirrel and thanks for the POTW.

Hilary said...

The link to Murr's blog has now been fixed. Thanks for letting me know, Tex. And than you all for your fun and very kind comments.

Slamdunk said...

Ha, you got me with the trapeze artist crack Hilary.

Off to check out your POTW.

Susan in the Boonies said...

Yea! So glad you liked "Tom Foolery"! On behalf of my husband AND me, thank you so much!

Rita said...

You're good; fantastic action shots.
Rita

Rita said...

Such a funny post! And I was surprised and delighted to see my Uniform post listed--wow! Thanks so much!

I adore squirrels...and crows, for that matter. You get the best shots! :)

Out on the prairie said...

Pretty funny!

Teri said...

Hi Hilary,

I'd like to nominate 2 blogs for next week.

http://www.aartipaarti.com/2012/04/24/youve-got-beautiful-music-here/

And http://teri-gonewalkabout2.blogspot.com/2012/04/guest-blogger-himself-home-is-where.html

The one on my blog is actually a guest post from my hubby. I thought it was pretty good.

Mage said...

I'm groaning in appreciation. Reading the blogs after work.

Linda said...

I love that hanging squirrel. You do get some amazing shots. I've never seen one nest building. I do see them hanging upside down on the sides of trees when it is raining.

messymimi said...

The first thing i thought of when you said "stripper" was a 2-year-old deciding to be a nudist for a while, as they often do.

Wonderful pics!

Jayne said...

Ha! That's so funny. :)
Oh, I've got to go see Ellen. Been too long.
Thanks for these, Hilary!

Gary's third pottery blog said...

OH MR Squirrel :)

Kerry said...

Just goes to show you should never date a swinger.

lime said...

pity you couldn't embed a music player to play that classic burlesque strip-tease music. hehehehe and the quote about dating a trapeze artist...fantastic. i guess he was a real swinger.

thanks so very much for the support too. you're a dear, hilary and so are the folks who have been kind enough to come over.

Murr Brewster said...

Aw, Kerry stole my swinger joke! That's what I get for going off the grid for a day. Thanks for the plug! I think you should name your squirrel Bob. Short for Plumb-Bob.

Gillian Olson said...

Great captures and very funny post.

~JarieLyn~ said...

Hilary, love your clever description. You pulled me in before I even clicked on your blog. :) smart and funny.

Barbara Shallue said...

There should be a drum roll after that last punchline. Love your way with words and photos. Thanks for sending us off to the POTW!

ellen abbott said...

oh, I just saw this. squirrels are so funny the way they hang upside down.

and thanks for the honor of making your list!

Kat said...

That second picture is AMAZING!!!! What a catch! Great job. :)

So glad Lime's post is a POTW.

Scott said...

Very cute shot of the Stripper and so sorry about your broken relationship with the trapeze artist ;^} Glad you liked my Sunset Sunday photo and thanks for sharing it on POTW. Have a great day.

Linda said...

Okay. Is that true about the trapeze artist? :)

SandyCarlson said...

That is one flexible critter! You have quite the eye and quite the skill!

photowannabe said...

Bwah.....haha
Thanks for my smile.....love the crazy stripping squirrel. She's quite the acrobat.
Now I'm off to look at the recommended posts.

Lisa RedWillow said...

Loved Love your photos.
So happy to see you stop by.
All is well in my part of Canada. Our capturing memories and taking care of a hubby that has an injury.
Wonderful posts.