somewhere, there’s always …

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There’s always a duck watching you! ๐Ÿ™‚

…and not only a duck! It seems also a Blue Jay is always watching! I go to the park, there’s no sign of them. I place a peanut on top of a certain rock there, and whoops!, out of the blue (!) they materialize!

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The photo challenge I’m taking part in, is on a weekend break. It’s a lot of fun to see what all the people come up with for each subject. I’ve posted every day, but this doesn’t mean I haven’t been out taking my ‘regular’ pictures, weather permitting. This guy, for example … one would have thought he’d bitten off more than he could chew, but no! He took off with it! It looks like a piece of ciabatta from Costco ๐Ÿ™‚

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32 Replies to “somewhere, there’s always …”

  1. And Black Olive Ciabatta, no less… Yum! See? Those little Red Squirrels are just a cut above, I tell ya!; )
    … (Do you ever say something and then wonder where the heck those expressions come from?!; ) But, speaking of which; it looks to me like these guys all “know which side their bread is buttered on”, LOL!

      1. Well Rebby, like I said, I wonder about these things… It started when learning to read – to try and figure out the proper pronunciation of a new word – and I’ve found it usually helps to pull the phrase apart and look at it piรจce sur piรจce (phrase on purpose, because lots of times the “English” words came from somewhere else). That’s why, when Yiu stop to think about it, you have to laugh because there are just SO many words that we humans borrow from one language into another… Like escargot or onion. Recipes were originally called Receipts – probably because they were written down to keep a record of what you’d done(?)
        (I LOVE WORDS: )

        1. Well … as you know, learning a second language is hard work, and I’ve done a lot of this. In fact, I do it most every day. As a ‘side-effect’, I’ve found out how many words in my native tongue that are borrowed from elsewhere — everyday-words that no one would ever reflect upon! Yes, I love words too ๐Ÿ™‚

          1. Webster’s is the best for etymology. I just happened to take a bad example. Should have split it up into ‘tender’ and ‘loin’.

  2. Okay, so I went and had a look to see if I could find the origin of the expression, but had no luck. So, here’s my best guess instead… The Tenderloin, on quadrupeds, is found at the top line of the animal – it’s the long rope of muscle that supports and protects the spine – and is, both literally and physically, above all the rest…
    Btw, does anyone out there have a good source for finding the origin of words?

    1. That makes sense.

      Good question. Merriam-Webster just give the time the word was first used [tenderloin 1828], not the etymology.
      So, can’t say I’ve found any real good place in English.

  3. They are wonderful photos Rebekah, I love photographing wildlife too, and these are really good. There is always a pair of eyes watching us from somewhere!

    1. Thank you, Barb!

      We’re so lucky to have that park nearby, with all that wildlife … otherwise it would be more difficult ๐Ÿ™‚

        1. They’re beeing fed — otherwise I’d hardly get this close. That area, around the squirrel feeders, was loaded with apples for the deer now, for example. It’s very nice ๐Ÿ™‚

          If I were a deer, I’d move in there for good, where they can’t be shot!

            1. I wish they’d figure that out! Either they’re out running the roads, getting killed, or shot on the woods.

              They are so plentiful so people with gardens are complaining a lot…

  4. Blue Jay ‘out of the blue’…. ๐Ÿ˜‰
    He has such a quizzical expression doesn’t he??
    That squirrel photot made me laugh out loud! Cheeky critter….
    Sherri-Ellen

    1. Yes, he does and it’s not the first time! ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s as if he’s demanding the peanuts…

      Squirrels are funny that way, I saw one once, dragging a corn on the cob across the road! LOL

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