Thursday, April 23, 2020

Happy Thankful Thursday!


 Happy Thursday everyone!

I am thankful some of our trails are still open and we are allowed to take a walk, the fresh air and exercise is needed.  It is requested we wear face mask when in a grocery or pharmacy store. I hear places may be opening soon, in the states that do not have as many Covid cases.  I hope everyone is stay healthy and taking the necessary precautions to stay well. 

At home I watched the Red-bellied Woodpecker right before leaving for our walk.



Not many people out on the bike trail on this day,  I could count the people I saw on one hand.


 My and my shadow out for a walk, some fresh air and exercise. 


 It was another pretty sky day, but temperatures were only in the 40's and it was a little breezy.





 Some scenes from our local bike trail.  I heard a few birds during our walk, a few Chickadees and the Titmouse. I like seeing the flowers along the trail as we walked.


 Not sure of the flowers seen off the trail, they looked like a tall purple phlox?


 We decided to take a little ride around the lake on the way home, the dam is seen below.  I saw one Double-crested Cormorant flying away from the dam area. 



Thankful to say we are doing well and not going too crazy over having to stay at home. I would rather be safe at home than sick with the virus.


 I am sharing some of my latest books, reading has been taking up a lot of my stay at home time.  

Among the Mad by Jacqueline Winspear,  Maisie Dobbs series #6
Plum Tea Crazy by Laura Childs, Tea Shop Mystery Series # 19
Broken Bone China by Laura Childs, Tea Shop Mystery Series #20

I am always thankful for your visits and the comments.



Live simple and be happy!  😊 Spread joy & happiness!


Thank you Michelle for hosting Thankful Thursday
Thank you to Yogi the host of   Skywatch Friday


Thanks so much for visiting and for your nice comments on my previous post. Have a happy day!

101 comments:

  1. While I agree with your sentiment, hearing that our area of the state may not get back to work/school/life until autumn was very disheartening.

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    1. Thanks Dee! I do not think the school will reopen this year. Take care, wishing you a happy day!

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  2. Lovely views, the dam is a great shot. Down here, we are still in lockdown, next Tuesday go to a level 3, with one metre distancing, some businesses allowed to resume work, Real Estate can have an Open Home with restrictions. and firms can do online and courier deliveries for non-essential goods. I think spring bulbs, have already found the Tulip bulbs I so like, and a dream only right now, an espresso coffee machine.,

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    1. Hello Jean, our state and country are no where near your levels. Just the testing here is way behind. We can only hope to stay healthy and safe. I hope you find a great coffee machine. Thanks for the visit. Take care, wishing you a happy day!

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  3. Hello Eileen,
    What beautiful photos of your walk and a car ride.
    Great that this Red-bellied Woodpecker comes in your garden.
    All photos are perfectly sharp, the light is also great.
    Best regards Irma

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    1. Hello Irma,

      Thank you for the visit and comment! Take care, wishing you a happy day!

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  4. Hello Eileen,

    Your daily walk gives me lot og beautiful photos! The flowers on left of the photo are Narcissus, and the blue one looks like a Corydalis. I'm not sure of the puple one, but I don't think it's a phlox. I think it's to early for the high phlox right now.
    Beautiful sky and river.
    Enjoy your day!

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    1. Hello Marit,
      I appreciate your help with the plant id. Thank you for the visit and comment! Take care, wishing you a happy day!

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  5. que preciosidad de imagenes, la primera foto es mi favorita

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    1. Thank you for the visit and comment! Take care, wishing you a happy day!

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  6. Hari Om
    your walks are always so refreshing - even from this distance!!! Thank you for sharing them and stay well and stay safe!!! YAM xx

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    1. Hello Yam,
      I do enjoy our walks! Thank you for the visit and comment! Take care, wishing you a happy day!

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  7. Petty Red-bellied Woodpecker, and water going under the bridge, I love. I'm glad you are alright Eileen.

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    1. Hello Bob,
      Thank you for the visit and comment! Take care, wishing you a happy day!

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  8. Good morning, Eileen!
    What a treat! The little woodpecker is very beautiful!
    Haven't the trees turned green yet? Here, they have a gorgeous raw green color.
    Have a nice day, stay safely and stay healthy!
    Hugs!

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    1. Hello Ella,
      The woodie is like my daily visitor and friend. Thank you for the visit and comment! Take care, wishing you a happy day!

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  9. Hello,
    Thanks for sharing these lovely springtime views...
    Lucky you who can enjoy quite long walks, but better stay safe at home than fall ill, as you said.
    Happy Thursday!

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    1. Hello Luisella,
      We are safe and healthy! Thank you for the visit and comment! Take care, wishing you a happy day!

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  10. Hi Eileen. That's a great picture of the woodpecker. It's good to see you're hitting the trails and that you have them more or less to yourself. There are a few good things about this crisis - namely that there is so much less disturbance to wild places and the birds and animals are left in peace from us humans. I'm afraid I can't help with those flowers. Stay well.

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    1. Hello Phil,
      Yes, the wildlife are enjoying this time alone and less people around. Thank you for the visit and comment! Take care, wishing you a happy day!

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  11. ...thanks for showing me what the outside world looks like. Have a wonderful day.

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    1. Hello Tom,
      Fresh air and a walk is a nice break from being stuck in the house. Thank you for the visit and comment! Take care, wishing you a happy day!

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  12. Caminhos vazios, fotos todas lindas!Adorei! Ótimo dia! beijos, chica

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    1. Hello Chica,
      Thank you for the visit and comment! Take care, wishing you a happy day!

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  13. To open up so soon is sheer madness, and I am sure that those states that do will pay a heavy price. They will also export their foolhardiness to other jurisdictions, unfortunately.

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    1. Hello David,
      Yes, I agree it is crazy to re-open early. They may end up being very sorry they did. Thank you for the visit and comment! Take care, wishing you a happy day!

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  14. I so envy your ability to walk on a beautiful trail like that. I miss our trails and heritage roads.

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    1. Hello Marie,
      We are happy the bike trail is open for our walks. Thank you for the visit and comment! Take care, wishing you a happy day!

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  15. I think we are all afraid to get out too soon and run the risk of getting the virus! It sure helps to have a place to get out and walk! Keeps me from getting cabin fever! lol Love the mosaic with pretty flowers, your shadow and the clouds in the sky! Oh how I love nature! Take care! Maybe I should start the Laura Childs series. I have read the beginning of SO many books that I don't like lately! Hugs!

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    1. Hello, we do not see many people out walking, just a few. No one is close to each other, we all keep our distance and keep walking. I like the Laura Childs mystery series. Take care, wishing you a happy day!

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  16. Beautiful view of the flow of a small river ... clean and refreshing eyes.

    Have a nice trip, friend.

    Greetings from Indonesia

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    1. Thank you for the comment. Take care! Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

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  17. you are lucky to have such a pretty place to walk. to see birds and beautiful wildflowers!! i have been seeing that tall purple flower, i did not know what it was!! the image of the damn is very nice!!

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    1. Hello, Debbie
      I am sure we are missing all kinds of pretty wildflowers. Our walk there are not too often. Thank you for the comment. Take care! Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

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  18. You are lucky to have a place like that to walk, Eileen!

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    1. Thank you for the comment. Take care! Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

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    1. Hello Thomas,
      Thank you for the comment. Take care! Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

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  20. Thank you for sharing your walk Eileen and for all the beautiful views, and that Woodpecker capture is fabulous! It’s been a bit chilly here the last couple of days but I plan on getting outside for some walks in the local preserves real soon! Enjoy!

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    1. Hello, our weather lately has not been the best for walking. Thank you for the comment. Take care! Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

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  21. gotta look for Maisie dobbs series... I am currently in the teashop series by Laura Childs and love them. what pretty nature shots, and aren't you lucky on your walks not to deal with people rushing past and not wearing masks? Yes you are! Miss the east coast...

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    1. Hello
      You do live in a beautiful area, wonderful parks and scenic views. Thank you for the comment. Take care! Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

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  22. I love those big woodpeckers. We have one that comes to our peanut feeder several times a day. Good you could get out for a walk - much too windy for me this week (though today the winds have calmed down...but rain is coming in).

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    1. Hello Vera,
      This woodie seems to notice when I come outside and starts to fuss. LOL, I think it is asking for more peanuts.
      Thank you for the comment. Take care! Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

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  23. I am thankful we are able to get out and walk too. Yesterday we walked on a trail by the Susquehanna River. We skipped stones in the water and saw lots of spring wildflowers, just like the ones you took the beautiful photos of!

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    1. Hello,
      The trails along the Susquehanna are great, I think we will be missing the wildflowers there. Thank you for the comment. Take care! Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

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  24. Nice to be on the trails with few other people. You have an opportunity to see more critters if they are not disturbed.

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    1. Hello Red,
      The wildlife is happier with everyone staying home. Thank you for the comment. Take care! Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

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  25. i know how bad you miss your hikes, so happy for you that you got out on a trail once again... that sky with those trees is awesome and that creek makes me want to climb down there and dip my feet. bet the water is cold though

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    1. Hello Sandra,
      I do wish we could go on a long road trip, with lots of hiking and birding. Thank you for the comment. Take care! Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

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  26. Many thanks for sharing your walk pictures, I always enjoy your shadow shots :)

    All the best Jan

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    1. Hello Jan,
      Thank you for the comment. Take care! Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

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    1. Thank you for the comment. Take care! Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

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  28. There is so much joy in nature. I am thankful that we can get out and walk. God's beauty is all around us.
    Sue

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    1. Hello Sue,
      I agree, nature is joy! Thank you for the comment. Take care! Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

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  29. Very appealing shots. I really would love to be there by the creek. And I so love all the flowers.

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    1. Hello Rose,
      Thank you for the comment. Take care! Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

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  30. Your walk photos are lovely and thank you for sharing.
    Enjoy the day!

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    1. Hello Bill,
      Thank you for the comment. Take care! Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

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  31. I love your collage/mosaic of photos. It says it all.

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    1. Hello Jeanie,
      Thank you for the comment. Take care! Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

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  32. I enjoyed the photos from your walk! Pretty flowers, and I always like to see lakes and dams.
    Great photo of the Woodpecker, too!
    I know I have read Laura Childs' books - I just don't remember which ones.
    I stopped briefly at a friend's house today. She was on her porch, and I stood in the yard (both of us wearing masks). She set a bag of books on the edge of the porch for me to pick up to read, so I have some new authors to explore. I am leaving them in the trunk of the car for a few days to let any germs die before I take them into my house.
    Glad you two are well, and enjoying the great outdoors!

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    1. Hello, Lea, I hope you have some great new books to read. Hubby and I do enjoy getting out for a walk and fresh air. Thanks for the visit and comment. Take care! Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

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  33. Another good walk and lots of good nature to keep you smiling. Some restrictions are being lifted here it will not change my routine, until it's gone Im staying clear of people and just doing my thing which I've been doing all along and is my normal routine anyways! Enjoy the upcoming weekend...they just changed out weather report to a sunny nice day tomorrow...Im thankful for that.

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    1. Hello, Sondra
      Nature does make me smile. I am glad to hear some restrictions are being lifted. Slowly is good. Thanks for the visit and comment. Take care! Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

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  34. I had a red bellied in my maple tree this morning. I did not get a wonderful picture, as you diid. Your trail looks like a great place to get some air and exercise.

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    1. Hello, I do enjoy my woodpeckers that visit. Thanks for the visit and comment. Take care! Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

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  35. Its great that we can still get out and walk. Looks like a great walk and your pictures along the way are lovely.

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    1. Hello Karen,
      Thanks for the visit and comment. Take care! Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

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  36. It's good that you can still get out on a trail with your camera. Lovely shots. Love the flowers. Happy to hear you household is healthy!

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    1. Hello Ellen,
      It is good to get outside for a walk, as much as when can. we do keep our distance and stay safe. Thanks for the visit and comment. Take care! Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

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  37. I just gave a hello wave back to your shadow - I'm glad it was able to go out walking with you :)
    Keep smiling :) xx

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    1. Hello, waving back! Thanks for the visit and comment. Take care! Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

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  38. It is beautiful in nature
    very nice pictures
    I liked the big bridge

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    1. Thanks for the visit and comment. Take care! Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

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  39. Oh that Lake is such an amazing place to stay and relax in. How jealous I am right now that you have beautiful places like those nearby Eileen! But I want to thank you for always taking us with you on your walks :) Happy Weekend!

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    1. Hello and thank you for the visit and comment. Take care! Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

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  40. I have to stay that I am so thankful to be able to get outside and enjoy nature! A saving grace right now. Thanks for linking up, Eileen. Stay well.

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    1. Hello Michelle,
      Everyone should keep calm and love nature! Thanks for the visit and comment. Take care! Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

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  41. Such An Adorable Shadow - Enjoyed All The Photos - Have A Wonderful Weekend

    Cheers

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    1. Thanks for the comment. Take care! Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

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  42. Lovely photos, especially the red-bellied woodpecker! 💖

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    1. Hello Susan,
      Thanks for the visit and comment. Take care! Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

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  43. At least you can still get out and enjoy nature. We do walk along our road and spend a lot of time in the garden.

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    1. Hello, Linda
      It feels good to get outdoors for a walk. Thanks so much for visiting and for the comment. Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  44. Gorgeous sky shots. I like the purple flowers on the river bank. Have a save and healthy weekend!

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    1. Thanks so much for visiting and for the comment. Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  45. I love your discoveries and photos and sense of thankfulness and gratitude.

    Stay safe and have a great weekend

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    1. Hello Yogi,
      Thanks so much for visiting and for the comment. Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  46. Hello Eileen,
    I also fully agree that we can still walk in nature. Fortunately, this is also allowed here in the Netherlands.
    Your photo of the woodpecker is truly a beautiful photo!
    your collage may also be there.
    Enjoy your weekend as far as possible.
    regards

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    1. Hello Helma,
      Sorry, you are not able to go out for a walk. Thanks so much for visiting and for the comment. Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  47. I have enjoyed both of your blogs today! Hoping you are having a wonderful day! Please visit me at A Bit of the Blarney https://abitoftheblarney.wordpress.com I'm trying a new blog site. . .that's what happens when you have too much time on your hands!

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    1. Hello, I tried the link it is not working for me. I will keep searching. Thanks for visiting. Have a great weekend!

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  48. Thank you for taking us on these lovely walks Eileen. Happy weekend to you :)

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    1. Hello Denise,
      Thanks so much for visiting and for the comment. Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  49. I have a similar bird to the woodpecker in my post today, an American Flicker that tried to drill a nest hole in our cabin. - Margy

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    1. Hello Margy, I hope the Flicker has not done too much damage. Thanks so much for visiting and for the comment. Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  50. Thanks for sharing your walk and ride around the lake. I take some walks and rides but this morning I thought about the events that normally happen this time of year and I missed them terribly.

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  51. The woodpecker looks quite distinctive.

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  52. Sempre um prazer imenso, vir respirar estes ares do campo, que as suas lindas imagens, nos oferecem, Eileen!
    Comecei a usar máscara em espaços públicos desde 12 de Março... mas até hoje ainda não me habituei! É uma sensação sufocante!... Mas por aqui, vivo em meio urbano... pelo que só a retiro, quando chego a casa...
    Tenho um pica-pau assim... mas em loiça, na minha biblioteca!... :-)) Qualquer dia mostro!...
    Beijinhos! Tudo de bom, por aí!
    Ana

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Hello, thank you for visiting my blog. I always appreciate your comments.

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Have a happy day, Eileen

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