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Title: I think it's that time again.....For your Christmas/Holiday Greetings
Post by: Donna on 09-Dec-13, 11:17:45 am
If you make em, I will post em! Share your greetings with us all!     (http://www.picgifs.com/mini-graphics/mini-graphics/christmas/mini-graphics-christmas-407245.gif) (http://www.picgifs.com/mini-graphics/)


Let's get the spirit going here! You can post your own or send them to me at weed356 @ yahoo.com, (no spaces).  (http://www.picgifs.com/mini-graphics/mini-graphics/christmas/mini-graphics-christmas-581239.gif) (http://www.picgifs.com/mini-graphics/)


 Let's see..hmmm, it can be a falcon or how bout your own pic of a bird that you took!
  (http://www.picgifs.com/mini-graphics/mini-graphics/birds/mini-graphics-birds-678909.gif) (http://www.picgifs.com/mini-graphics/)


Just have fun with it and can't wait to see the talent we have here!    (http://www.picgifs.com/mini-graphics/mini-graphics/christmas/mini-graphics-christmas-769609.gif) (http://www.picgifs.com/mini-graphics/)


Title: Re: I think it's that time again.....For your Christmas/Holiday Greetings
Post by: MAK on 09-Dec-13, 08:08:18 pm
 :falala:


Title: Re: I think it's that time again.....For your Christmas/Holiday Greetings
Post by: Donna on 09-Dec-13, 11:58:14 pm
GO MAK!!!    :2thumbsup:


Title: Re: I think it's that time again.....For your Christmas/Holiday Greetings
Post by: Donna on 11-Dec-13, 11:30:18 am
http://youtu.be/Ooc5eJc5SHA (http://youtu.be/Ooc5eJc5SHA)


It just wouldn't be Christmas without these guys!!   :devil:


Title: Re: I think it's that time again.....For your Christmas/Holiday Greetings
Post by: Donna on 11-Dec-13, 12:06:51 pm
(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r32/djweeds/KrisG_zpseed61fec.jpg) (http://s140.photobucket.com/user/djweeds/media/KrisG_zpseed61fec.jpg.html)

A very "Snowy" greeting from Kris G & Bill! Very pretty!


Title: Re: I think it's that time again.....For your Christmas/Holiday Greetings
Post by: Donna on 12-Dec-13, 11:16:12 pm
(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r32/djweeds/KrisG_zps4d64fd58.jpg) (http://s140.photobucket.com/user/djweeds/media/KrisG_zps4d64fd58.jpg.html)

Another greeting from Kris G! Thanks Kris!


Title: Re: I think it's that time again.....For your Christmas/Holiday Greetings
Post by: Donna on 14-Dec-13, 04:15:41 pm
(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r32/djweeds/DotandBill_zps7619c5c5.jpg) (http://s140.photobucket.com/user/djweeds/media/DotandBill_zps7619c5c5.jpg.html)

A beautiful greeting from Dot & Bill in Pa.


Title: Re: I think it's that time again.....For your Christmas/Holiday Greetings
Post by: Donna on 15-Dec-13, 01:52:37 pm
(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r32/djweeds/1patsy_zpsc8471ef7.jpg) (http://s140.photobucket.com/user/djweeds/media/1patsy_zpsc8471ef7.jpg.html)

It's a "Snowy" Christmas! Lovely greeting from Pat Carey aka "Patsy"


Title: Re: I think it's that time again.....For your Christmas/Holiday Greetings
Post by: dale on 15-Dec-13, 04:11:10 pm
(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r32/djweeds/1patsy_zpsc8471ef7.jpg) (http://s140.photobucket.com/user/djweeds/media/1patsy_zpsc8471ef7.jpg.html)

It's a "Snowy" Christmas! Lovely greeting from Pat Carey aka "Patsy"

oooh…coool….snowy's checked the chimney, gave it the all-clear?


Title: Re: I think it's that time again.....For your Christmas/Holiday Greetings
Post by: patsy6 on 15-Dec-13, 04:29:02 pm
Yep!  All systems are go for Santa!


Title: Re: I think it's that time again.....For your Christmas/Holiday Greetings
Post by: Donna on 16-Dec-13, 05:37:27 pm
(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r32/djweeds/1Bxmas2_zps510663eb.jpg) (http://s140.photobucket.com/user/djweeds/media/1Bxmas2_zps510663eb.jpg.html)

May you all have a Beauty-ful Christmas!

Greetings from Donna & Ed


Title: Re: I think it's that time again.....For your Christmas/Holiday Greetings
Post by: Donna on 18-Dec-13, 11:56:50 pm
I'm out of cards!!    (http://www.picgifs.com/baby-graphics/baby-graphics/crying/baby-graphics-crying-002093.gif) (http://www.picgifs.com/baby-graphics/)
(http://www.picgifs.com/graphics/c/christmas-glitter/graphics-christmas-glitter-605567.gif) (http://www.picgifs.com/graphics/)


Title: Re: I think it's that time again.....For your Christmas/Holiday Greetings
Post by: MAK on 18-Dec-13, 11:59:15 pm
HO! HO! HO!


Title: Re: I think it's that time again.....For your Christmas/Holiday Greetings
Post by: Donna on 20-Dec-13, 07:38:49 am
Today's greeting is from Nicole. Merci beaucoup!



(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r32/djweeds/2Nicole_zpsceedd950.jpg) (http://s140.photobucket.com/user/djweeds/media/2Nicole_zpsceedd950.jpg.html)

Best wishes to all. Bonne année à tous.

                                               Nicole





Title: Re: I think it's that time again.....For your Christmas/Holiday Greetings
Post by: Donna on 21-Dec-13, 08:31:50 am
(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r32/djweeds/Eileen_zpsfe5e0c41.jpg) (http://s140.photobucket.com/user/djweeds/media/Eileen_zpsfe5e0c41.jpg.html) 

The 3 whippersnappers is today's greeting from Eileen! Thanks Ei!!


Title: Re: I think it's that time again.....For your Christmas/Holiday Greetings
Post by: patsy6 on 21-Dec-13, 05:05:03 pm
(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r32/djweeds/Eileen_zpsfe5e0c41.jpg) (http://s140.photobucket.com/user/djweeds/media/Eileen_zpsfe5e0c41.jpg.html) 

The 3 whippersnappers is today's greeting from Eileen! Thanks Ei!!
That is just WAY TOO CUTE, Ei! 


Title: Re: I think it's that time again.....For your Christmas/Holiday Greetings
Post by: dale on 21-Dec-13, 08:09:28 pm
(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r32/djweeds/Eileen_zpsfe5e0c41.jpg) (http://s140.photobucket.com/user/djweeds/media/Eileen_zpsfe5e0c41.jpg.html) 

The 3 whippersnappers is today's greeting from Eileen! Thanks Ei!!
That is just WAY TOO CUTE, Ei! 

They overdid the decorating thing a bit, but then falcons are an extreme bunch...


Title: Re: I think it's that time again.....For your Christmas/Holiday Greetings
Post by: Donna on 22-Dec-13, 07:42:21 am
(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r32/djweeds/Ginha_zps90b8e074.jpg) (http://s140.photobucket.com/user/djweeds/media/Ginha_zps90b8e074.jpg.html)

Today's Greeting is from long time member ginha.

So nice to hear from you  and glad your feeling much better. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Your tree is pretty!


Title: Re: I think it's that time again.....For your Christmas/Holiday Greetings
Post by: Lou on 22-Dec-13, 08:50:37 pm
Happy holidays fellow falcon fanatics!  And thanks everyone for a wonderful year of watching, reporting, sharing yourself, and inspiring me! You all are terrific!

Lou


Title: Re: I think it's that time again.....For your Christmas/Holiday Greetings
Post by: Donna on 22-Dec-13, 09:19:52 pm
Very cute Lou and Merry Christmas to you also!


Title: Re: I think it's that time again.....For your Christmas/Holiday Greetings
Post by: Carol P. on 22-Dec-13, 11:02:52 pm
Gorgeous Christmas greeting Lou!   :clap:


Title: Re: I think it's that time again.....For your Christmas/Holiday Greetings
Post by: Donna on 23-Dec-13, 07:28:54 am
(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r32/djweeds/Danagreeting_zps71dd9512.jpg) (http://s140.photobucket.com/user/djweeds/media/Danagreeting_zps71dd9512.jpg.html)

2 more days!!  

Today's greeting is from Dana, lol, love the bird feeder! Very cute!  (Buddy too)


Title: Re: I think it's that time again.....For your Christmas/Holiday Greetings
Post by: Donna on 23-Dec-13, 11:29:57 pm
Time for another greeting, they're just rollin in now! A very nice one from dale!

(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r32/djweeds/Dalexmas_zps418f7c71.jpg) (http://s140.photobucket.com/user/djweeds/media/Dalexmas_zps418f7c71.jpg.html)


Title: Re: I think it's that time again.....For your Christmas/Holiday Greetings
Post by: dale on 23-Dec-13, 11:52:23 pm
Time for another greeting, they're just rollin in now! A very nice one from dale!

(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r32/djweeds/Dalexmas_zps418f7c71.jpg) (http://s140.photobucket.com/user/djweeds/media/Dalexmas_zps418f7c71.jpg.html)

hahahaha!  As nice as taking a potty break while decorating your tree can possibly be!


Title: Re: I think it's that time again.....For your Christmas/Holiday Greetings
Post by: Carol P. on 24-Dec-13, 09:06:32 am
Dale!  You have outdone yourself my friend!   :clap:

Love this Christmas Greeting.  Thank you.

Merry Christmas to you and your family!


Title: Re: I think it's that time again.....For your Christmas/Holiday Greetings
Post by: Carol P. on 24-Dec-13, 09:26:06 am
Now you all know I love a good falcon story.  So here is one as a Christmas gift from me to all of you.  Did it really happen this way?  Probably not.  But in the end, it happened.

Merry Christmas Everyone!   :santawave:

A Christmas Tail

Since losing her mate, Mariah had continued to guard her territory by herself and she was very tired.  Winter was approaching and it was time to find a new mate.  It was not her time to stop raising young eyases.  This nest box on top of this tall building was her home.

She stepped into her nest box and dug around a bit in the gravel and snow.    It was perfect!  From here she could see all sorts of buildings, short and tall, with a river flowing through.  It was a perfect spot to raise her young.  The days got shorter and colder.  Mariah defended her territory from passing hawks, eagles and other falcons.  This was hers. 

Mariah was on a ledge just above her nest box eating prey she had caught, when she heard a familiar sound.  One she had not heard in a long time.  EE-chup!  EE-chup!  EE-chup!  She looked up from her meal to see a tiercel come in for a landing.  He landed above her, looking down and chupping softly.  He was much darker than her lost mate and smaller.

When Mariah made no move to chase him off, he became bolder and flew down to the far end of her ledge.  Mariah continued to eat her meal, keeping one eye on her visitor.  The tiercel did not move the whole time she was eating.  When Mariah finished, she stood over the little bit of food that remained.  The tiercel moved closer, walking down the ledge towards her, very slowly.  When he got within reach, she lifted her talon and allowed him to take it.  It was a start.

A few days later, it was Christmas Day and the tiercel was still there.  He had hunted for himself, but had yet to offer anything to Mariah.  It was snowing hard and the winds were howling.  Mariah was inside the shelter of the nest box and the tiercel was on the ledge above her.  She was hungry, but knew it would almost be impossible to catch anything in this weather.

The tiercel took off and she lost sight of him as he flew into the gusting snow.  She was alone again.  Time passed and the tiercel did not return.  The storm was getting worse.

Then Mariah saw something approaching out of the whiteness.  It was the tiercel and he was carrying something in his talons.  He landed inside the nest box next to her clutching a blue jay he had successfully hunted.  She stepped towards him and took the offered meal.  EE-chup!   EE-chup!  EE-chup!  The tiercel stood back and watched as Mariah ate.  He had proven that he was a good hunter and that he could provide for their young eyases come springtime. 

Mariah had found a new mate that Christmas Day.  With him, she would raise young again.  Mariah and Kaver were home.


Title: Re: I think it's that time again.....For your Christmas/Holiday Greetings
Post by: Donna on 24-Dec-13, 11:00:52 am
Quote
Mariah had found a new mate that Christmas Day.  With him, she would raise young again.  Mariah and Kaver were home.

I :heart: :heart: :heart: a good story and this is the best!!

Thank you Carol, I miss them both, especially KAVER! (http://www.picgifs.com/mini-graphics/mini-graphics/hearts/mini-graphics-hearts-532503.gif) (http://www.picgifs.com/mini-graphics/) (http://www.picgifs.com/graphics/c/christmas-decorations/graphics-christmas-decorations-723174.gif) (http://www.picgifs.com/graphics/)


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Title: Re: I think it's that time again.....For your Christmas/Holiday Greetings
Post by: Donna on 24-Dec-13, 12:01:03 pm
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Today's greeting is from Carol P. Thank you Carol!



Title: Re: I think it's that time again.....For your Christmas/Holiday Greetings
Post by: ginha on 24-Dec-13, 12:57:47 pm
Mariah had found a new mate that Christmas Day.  With him, she would raise young again.  Mariah and Kaver were home.

Wow that one got me  :'( ....I know I haven't been around much...never got to watch this year. Was a bit scary for awhile ( health reasons ) Most of you know I'm tiny ...but in May my weight dropped to 67 and I have finally gained it all back :clap: So maybe I will get there next season.. just have to figure out who is going to carry my oxygen tank. So on that note a Merry Christmas to all....P.S. thanks Donna for posting my card.

ginha


Title: Re: I think it's that time again.....For your Christmas/Holiday Greetings
Post by: WLABarb on 24-Dec-13, 01:40:47 pm
Oh Carol...What a wonderful story! FlaDonna and I were just talking (yes...on the telephone), about how it brought tears to our eyes.

I love all of the cards posted. What a creative group! Merry Christmas to all!
Barb
 :sleigh:


Title: Re: I think it's that time again.....For your Christmas/Holiday Greetings
Post by: schlaf374 on 24-Dec-13, 03:47:38 pm
(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r32/djweeds/Ginha_zps90b8e074.jpg) (http://s140.photobucket.com/user/djweeds/media/Ginha_zps90b8e074.jpg.html)

Today's Greeting is from long time member ginha.

So nice to hear from you  and glad your feeling much better. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Your tree is pretty!

Ginha,

Your tree is beautiful, especially the angel topper. It reminded my of a story I heard a few days ago

..........................

When four of Santa's elves got sick, the trainee elves did not produce toys as fast as
the regular ones, and Santa began to feel the Pre-Christmas pressure.

 Then Mrs. Claus told Santa her Mother was coming to visit, which stressed Santa even
more.

 When he went to harness the reindeer, he found that three of them were about to give
birth and two others had jumped the fence and were out, Heaven knows where.

 Then when he began to load the sleigh, one of the floorboards cracked, the toy bag fell
to the ground and all the toys were scattered.

 Frustrated, Santa went in the house for a cup of apple cider and a shot of rum. When he
went to the cupboard, he discovered the elves had drunk all the cider and hidden the
liquor. In his frustration, he accidentally dropped the cider jug, and it broke into
hundreds of little glass pieces all over the kitchen floor. He went to get the broom and
found the mice had eaten all the straw off the end of the broom.

 Just then the doorbell rang, and an irritated Santa marched to the door, yanked it open,
and there stood a little angel with a great big Christmas tree. The angel said very
cheerfully, 'Merry Christmas, Santa. Isn't this a lovely day? I have a beautiful
Christmas tree for you. Where would you like me to stick it? And so began the tradition
of the little angel on top of the Christmas tree.

 Happy Holidays everyone!!!!!


Title: Re: I think it's that time again.....For your Christmas/Holiday Greetings
Post by: carla on 24-Dec-13, 04:18:21 pm
Quote
Mariah had found a new mate that Christmas Day.  With him, she would raise young again.  Mariah and Kaver were home.

I :heart: :heart: :heart: a good story and this is the best!!

Thank you Carol, I miss them both, especially KAVER! (http://www.picgifs.com/mini-graphics/mini-graphics/hearts/mini-graphics-hearts-532503.gif) (http://www.picgifs.com/mini-graphics/) (http://www.picgifs.com/graphics/c/christmas-decorations/graphics-christmas-decorations-723174.gif) (http://www.picgifs.com/graphics/)


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Great story  Carol! I'm with you Donna .Miss them too ! We will never forget Mariah and Kaver! :good post:


Title: Re: I think it's that time again.....For your Christmas/Holiday Greetings
Post by: carla on 24-Dec-13, 04:23:29 pm
Mariah had found a new mate that Christmas Day.  With him, she would raise young again.  Mariah and Kaver were home.

Wow that one got me  :'( ....I know I haven't been around much...never got to watch this year. Was a bit scary for awhile ( health reasons ) Most of you know I'm tiny ...but in May my weight dropped to 67 and I have finally gained it all back :clap: So maybe I will get there next season.. just have to figure out who is going to carry my oxygen tank. So on that note a Merry Christmas to all....P.S. thanks Donna for posting my card.

ginha
Merry Christmas to you Ginha.Your Cristmas tree is beautiful.Love your card !


Title: Re: I think it's that time again.....For your Christmas/Holiday Greetings
Post by: carla on 24-Dec-13, 04:30:55 pm
 :falala:                    :falala:                                    :falala:                                             :falala:

    Thanks for all your beautiful Cristmas cards.I still don't know how to make one.....


:sleigh:
:sleigh:                  Merry Christmas    everyone !!!                                                              :sleigh:                                                                                     

 :glitter: :glitter: :glitter: :glitter:                                         :chrispup: :chrispup: :chrispup: :chrispup:


Title: Re: I think it's that time again.....For your Christmas/Holiday Greetings
Post by: Shaky on 24-Dec-13, 04:40:05 pm
Now we know why Dot.ca didn't migrate this year.


Title: Re: I think it's that time again.....For your Christmas/Holiday Greetings
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 24-Dec-13, 05:25:44 pm
Now we know why Dot.ca didn't migrate this year.

   :spit: :bow:


Title: Re: I think it's that time again.....For your Christmas/Holiday Greetings
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 24-Dec-13, 05:27:28 pm
Mariah had found a new mate that Christmas Day.  With him, she would raise young again.  Mariah and Kaver were home.

Wow that one got me  :'( ....I know I haven't been around much...never got to watch this year. Was a bit scary for awhile ( health reasons ) Most of you know I'm tiny ...but in May my weight dropped to 67 and I have finally gained it all back :clap: So maybe I will get there next season.. just have to figure out who is going to carry my oxygen tank. So on that note a Merry Christmas to all....P.S. thanks Donna for posting my card.

ginha

So good to see you here my friend! Have a wonderful Christmas!


Title: Re: I think it's that time again.....For your Christmas/Holiday Greetings
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 24-Dec-13, 05:28:19 pm
Not created by me, of course, but it's not Christmas without....

http://youtu.be/Ooc5eJc5SHA (http://youtu.be/Ooc5eJc5SHA)


Title: Re: I think it's that time again.....For your Christmas/Holiday Greetings
Post by: ~Ruth on 24-Dec-13, 05:49:28 pm
A very Merry Christmas to all !!
 :glitter:


Title: Re: I think it's that time again.....For your Christmas/Holiday Greetings
Post by: Carol P. on 24-Dec-13, 10:06:59 pm
A very Merry Christmas to all !!
 :glitter:

Merry Christmas Ruth!


Title: Re: I think it's that time again.....For your Christmas/Holiday Greetings
Post by: Carol P. on 24-Dec-13, 10:08:12 pm
Now we know why Dot.ca didn't migrate this year.

Love it!  Miss your Shakypix.


Title: Re: I think it's that time again.....For your Christmas/Holiday Greetings
Post by: Carol P. on 24-Dec-13, 10:11:36 pm
I am so happy to hear that you are doing better Ginha!  If you come down to watch the falcons, let me know.     :wave:

Merry Christmas Everyone!!!



Title: Re: I think it's that time again.....For your Christmas/Holiday Greetings
Post by: Donna on 24-Dec-13, 11:23:53 pm
Shaky, you crack me up!!

Merry Christmas Eve all! Now go to sleep and wait for Santa!

(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r32/djweeds/Donna_zps4235444b.jpg) (http://s140.photobucket.com/user/djweeds/media/Donna_zps4235444b.jpg.html)


Title: Re: I think it's that time again.....For your Christmas/Holiday Greetings
Post by: MAK on 24-Dec-13, 11:41:01 pm
Merry Christmas from Pearidge,Arkansas

Love, MAK



Title: Re: I think it's that time again.....For your Christmas/Holiday Greetings
Post by: Bobbie Ireland on 25-Dec-13, 06:15:44 am
MERRY CHRISTMAS, FALCON FRIENDS!

Slainte!

Bobbie, Rod & Mise


 :wave:


Title: Re: I think it's that time again.....For your Christmas/Holiday Greetings
Post by: carly on 25-Dec-13, 07:59:01 am
Good morning and Merry Christmas everyone!

 :santawave: :falala: :glitter:


Title: Re: I think it's that time again.....For your Christmas/Holiday Greetings
Post by: Lynne in New Hampshire on 25-Dec-13, 12:25:16 pm
 :chrispup: :chrispup: :chriscat: :natale3: :tongue2: :blustery: :santawave:   Hope everyone is having a wonderful day with family and friends!  and that Santa was good to everyone!!  Merry Christmas!
 
Lynne and Bob


Title: Re: I think it's that time again.....For your Christmas/Holiday Greetings
Post by: Carol P. on 25-Dec-13, 02:04:18 pm
Merry Christmas everyone! I visited with Beauty, Pigott and Dot.ca this morning. Pigott at BS had a full crop. Beauty was prepping her meal on KO and Dot.ca was watching and waiting patiently. All was peaceful in their world this Christmas day.





Title: Re: I think it's that time again.....For your Christmas/Holiday Greetings
Post by: Donna on 25-Dec-13, 04:01:40 pm
Merry Christmas all, popping in to add 2 greetings from our Forum members.

(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r32/djweeds/BarbinLA_zps76a28d1a.jpg) (http://s140.photobucket.com/user/djweeds/media/BarbinLA_zps76a28d1a.jpg.html) From Barb in LA! Isn't this a pretty pic? Thanks Barb! You snapped a goodie girl!


(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r32/djweeds/Baerbel_zps8ff35bf6.jpg) (http://s140.photobucket.com/user/djweeds/media/Baerbel_zps8ff35bf6.jpg.html)  This is from Baerbel in Germany. She is a very busy lady! Thank you Baerbel!

Back to multi-tasking, enjoy all!!


Title: Re: I think it's that time again.....For your Christmas/Holiday Greetings
Post by: NoraH on 25-Dec-13, 05:01:10 pm
I hope everyone is having a very Merry Christmas and 2014 is good!

(http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w40/CountryLass_photos/animated-christmas-desktop-wallpapers_zps3ea6e959.jpg)


Title: Re: I think it's that time again.....For your Christmas/Holiday Greetings
Post by: Wing Goose on 29-Dec-13, 10:07:09 pm
All of the cards and stories are wonderful!
Thank you so much.
       :christhumbs: :santawave:    :christhumbs:
                        Lola