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 thoughts on “somewhere, there’s always …

  1. Deb Weyrich-Cody

    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!

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      1. Deb Weyrich-Cody

        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: )

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        1. Rebekah

          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™‚

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          1. Rebekah

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

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  2. daydreamer2011

    Well what can I say! Just love your photos!! And that squirrel sure must be hungry LOL

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  3. Deb Weyrich-Cody

    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?

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    1. Rebekah

      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.

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  4. Barb

    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!

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    1. Rebekah

      Thank you, Barb!

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

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        1. Rebekah

          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!

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            1. Rebekah

              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…

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  5. Nylabluesmum

    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

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    1. Rebekah

      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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    1. Rebekah

      Oh yeah, he’s thinking about his next meal … They are clever birds, just like their relatives, the crows ๐Ÿ™‚

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  6. suzink

    Squirrels are industrious little things. They throw nuts at our heads around here.

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