Saturday, December 5, 2009

The birds and the bees

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The "wildlife" sightings in my neighborhood for Camera-Critters were pretty tame today.
We had the birds and the bees, as usual.

The neighbor's pet pigeons were out for their daily exercise.
They are of a special breed with feathers on their legs and feet.
Remember the post on the ugly chick?

The bees were buzzing at the doors to their colorful bee boxes.

And a cat was preening on the shed roof as Jerusalem on the hill turned gold with the last rays of the Sabbath sun.
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Another quiet Shabbat in the Jerusalem Hills.
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18 comments:

Martha in PA said...

wonderful photos!

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*SparkleMirror* Kiln-Fired Art Studio said...

Shabbat Shalom, Dina (though it may be a little late in Israel time)...
I checked into your "ugly chick" post, and found that thing to be pretty cute for being so ugly. It is strange about the feathers on the legs and feet, but missing from parts of the body too.
Love the last bits of Shabbat light with the cat on the (cool tin?) roof.
David *
PS -- I just realized the other day that JHDF was missing from my "Sparkling Gems" sidebar listing, but I've corrected it there... so you should see it pop to the top every time you post.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Dina: Neat shot of the pigeons on the wire.

Dina said...

Martha, thanks. Your cat in the scarf post is so funny. :)

David, Glad you liked the feathery pigeons. Actually, the cat is on a warm asbestos roof. Most of the old asbestos roofing in the village has been replaced by healthier materials.
Thanks, Jerusalem Hills is honored to be in your sidebar.
Yes, it is dark already here, so we can start to say shavua tov, a good week, to you. Strange how Shabbat always seems to be the shortest day.

chubskulit said...

love the last shot!

Mine is up now too

Dianne said...

I love when the birds line up like that :)

Juliana RW said...

First shot is my fav :D

My entry this week : in HERE. I hope you have time to visit. Thanks

Kay said...

I remember you posting about those birds before. They're really quite unusual. I'm looking out my window and looking at our electrical lines. It's got pigeons sitting on it, too. They're waiting for my neighbor who feeds them every morning.

Tricia said...

An array of camera critters you have there! That's a cool shot of the pigeons on the wire w/ that sky in the background! I like the kitty shot too

FA said...

Jerusalem pigeons are prettier than California pigeons. I'll have to post some pictures of our bee hive boxes. A belated Shabbat Shalom to you, Dina.

eileeninmd said...

The white pigeons are pretty. Great photos.

Eki said...

I think we call that kind of pigeons "Dutch pigeon" here. The top photo is very nice, Dina.

jedaen said...

sweet photo Dina, well you are lucky you don't have our polar bears... non mais... they are nicely removed from my back yard ha ha....

have a beautiful magical day.

Pietro said...

Very good post for Camera-Critters.
The cat is always my favourite!

Manang Kim said...

Wow critters everywhere. Thanks for sharing!!

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Cloudia said...

I FELT your day, Dina!


Shalom & Aloha, Friend


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Petrea said...

You certainly have your share of critters around. (I like that "ugly" chick, too.)

pasadenaadjacent.com said...

Cats and bees in the mountains. My kind of place.