Monday, April 20, 2020

Our World, My World

 Happy Monday everyone!

Stay Healthy, Stay Hopeful and Stay Strong!!

Happy Earth Day!!!

 April is rolling along quickly, our weather has been crazy. The temperatures this month are up and down, tornado watches, snow, heavy rain, wind and frost  If you wait a minute the weather will change. The trees are blossoming and looking beautiful. For some reason my neighborhood is way behind other nearby areas with bloom time in our state. I am happy to see the dayliles, irises, bushes, plants and trees all seem to be off to a great start. 

April 14th, I am still seeing some of my winter yard birds along with the summer birds.  The 3 birds together, are the WT SParrow, male Northern Cardinal with a House Finch, a lone Northern Cardinal. Bottom are the  Hairy Woodpecker and another WT SParrow.




 Some scenes from around the yard, maple tree, creeping phlox, blooming Dogwood and Redbud trees. 




The Japanese Maple trees in the front yard are turning a pretty red.


 The Creeping Phlox is looking pretty. 


 My yard birds seen on April 14th, an American Goldfinch male in his pretty summer colors, a winter Dark-eyed Junco, a winter White-throated Sparrow and a male House Finch.





 I love the curly ferns, they will be open soon.


 I have quite a few Chipping Sparrows in my yard, they are sweet birds.


 The dogwood and the Redbud trees are blooming and looking pretty.

The Dogwood blooms are pretty, one of my favorite trees. 

 
I pray everyone is healthy and remains safe. Take care.

What's happening in your corner of the world? Please check out and visit the following memes and links. I hope to see you there.


 
Thanks to Angie the host of  Mosaic Monday



Thanks to LadyFi  the host of Our World Tuesday!


Thanks for visiting and commenting, have a happy day and a great new week!

124 comments:

  1. Looks like my daffodils in the backyard aren't going to bloom. :-( The dogwood is just about open. The front daffs are just about done. Peonies, astilbe and Lily of the Valley are getting ready to take over. I think it is going to be awhile for my huge azaleas.

    Thankfully ALL the backyard bushes look like they survived the winter, including the 4 winterberry bushes we planted pretty late.

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    1. Thanks Dee! I do love spring time, such a beautiful time of the year. All the lovely flowers and blossoms. Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy, healthy new week!

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  2. Your yard is beautiful.., and what a fun time of year to see both winter and spring birds at the same time. You get the best pictures of the little guys ... I’m never fast enough. Loved this post! And thanks for the good wishes. You guys stay well too!

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    1. Thank you Sallie! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy, healthy new week!

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  3. Hello, Hope you are doing fine.
    Lovey birds pics. Thanks for your post.
    Have a nice week ahead. Stay well.

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  4. Eileen you have a lovely garden with gorgeous blooming plants and a good variety of birds that come there to feed. Stay safe and have a good week ahead.

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    1. Hello Margaret, thanks for the visit and comment. Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy, healthy new week!

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  5. You are the best! Glad to see my north american bird pals for spring again. Last year this date we were still in N.Calif. Glad to be home in Honolulu though

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    1. Hi Cloudia, I know you are happy in Hawaii! Thanks for the visit. Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy, healthy new week!

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  6. Good morning, Eileen!
    How beautiful you live! I really like your terrace!
    It is always nice if you live in the middle of nature and can see up close how nature awakens!
    I wish you a nice and enjoyable week! Hugs!

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    1. Hello Ella,
      Thank you for the kind comment. Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy, healthy new week!

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  7. Hello Eileen,
    What a great series of photos and collages.
    The first collage is really great, beautiful species of birds that you don't see here.
    Have a wonderful new week.
    Best regards Irma

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    1. Thanks Irma! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy, healthy new week!

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  8. Hari OM
    With a vista like that at your backdoor, it might be said your home is a haven - or possibly heaven! YAM xx

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    1. Thanks Yam! we are happy with our haven! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy, healthy new week!

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  10. Aqui, mais uma semana EM CASA e admirando a natureza que tu tão bem nos mostras! Adorei! Lindo dia@! bjs, chica

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    1. Thanks so much Chica! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy, healthy new week!

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  11. ...lots of beauty, but the fiddleheads are always a special treat to see. Take care Eileen.

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    1. Hi Tom, I like seeing the fiddleheads too. Thanks for the comment. Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy, healthy new week!

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  12. Over the past two days I saw my first Brown Thrasher and Caspian Terns. Spring is here!!

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    1. Hello David, YAY for the spring birds. Thanks for the comment. Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy, healthy new week!

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  13. Hello Eileen,

    I love to see photos from your garden. The Dogwood trees and the maple looks wonderful. I have creeping phlox too, but they bloom later on here.

    Take care and stay safe.
    Enjoy your day!

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    1. Thank you Marit! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy, healthy new week!

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  14. Love all the Spring photos...especially the birds!

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    1. Hello Suzy! Thank you! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy, healthy new week!

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  15. Dear Eileen - Dogwood are blooming in my part of the world, too. Right after Sakura (flowering cheery) is over, they start to bloom. I like your wood-deck with nice views of the blooming trees, and of course, I like the collection of bird photos. Each and every bird is so cute. Take care.

    Yoko

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    1. Thank you Yoko! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy, healthy new week!

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  16. You have the most sweet birds. Love that goldfinch... and love your pink dogwood.

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    1. Thank you Rose! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy, healthy new week!

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  17. What A Gorgeous Deck For Viewing Happy Little Creatures - Enjoy The Week Ahead

    Cheers

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  18. What a beautiful deck you have! I always loved seeing the redbuds and dogwoods early in the Spring! They are so pretty in the woods! Your birds are sweet. We sure have a lot right now here in FL! Take care and stay healthy and happy!

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    1. Enjoy your birds Diane! Thank you! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy, healthy new week!

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  19. It is a lovely time of year in your garden, Eileen!

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    1. Spring is beautiful everywhere! Thank you! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy, healthy new week!

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  20. Your photos always bring such joy. Thank you.

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    1. Thank you Rue! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy, healthy new week!

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  21. Your photos are just beautiful. I do love your photos of cardinals. We only have a pair in our backyard and so had to photograph! Thank you for your visit and have a grand day!

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  22. Water birds are back here but very few song birds.

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    1. hello Red, Thank you! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy, healthy new week!

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  23. my corner of the world is a little boring compared to your corner!! i am still seeing the white throated sparrows, i forgot they were a winter bird!! i have not seen any goldfinches since they have changed clothes...my dogwood is the same color and it has yet to open!!!

    awesome captures today, your male cardinal is really bright!!!

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    1. Hello Debbie, the Wt Sparrows should be leaving soon. Thank you! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy, healthy new week!

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  24. i am sitting in the bedroom chair with laptop in lap, and wish i were sitting in that rocker on that deck with laptop in lap.. of course with the view i might not get many blogs read... so beautiful. you have a lovely place to be locked down in...

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    1. Hello Sandra, it is nice to sit out on the deck before it gets buggy! Thank you! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy, healthy new week!

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  25. Sparrows are quickly becoming some of my favourite birds. Gotta love the little woodpeckers too sat on their derrieres.

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    1. Hello Marie, Thank you! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy, healthy new week!

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  26. Gorgeous nature shots ~ it sure looks more like Spring where you are ~ Love the sweet photos of our feathered friends ~ ^_^

    Be Well ~
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  27. What a beautiful yard you have and I'm sure it's even better because you know what you're looking at. I see a lot of sparrows and robins around here that look fat and pregnant, they all can't be pregnant can they? The sparrows have built another nest in the fireplace vent at my mother's so it's a good thing maintenance is so bad at fixing it. The sparrows also seem to be picking at the outdoor carpet to add to their nest, at least that's what I think they're doing.
    I love the finches and white-throated sparrow. The curly ferns are cool.

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    1. Hello Jeanna, it will be nice to see all the baby birds. Thank you! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy, healthy new week!

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  28. Beautiful photos. I love all the birds especially the cardinal! Have a great day!

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    1. Thank you Anne! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy, healthy new week!

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    1. The cardinal are lovely birds to see! Thank you for the comment! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy, healthy new week!

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  30. Love the bird shots. Quite a variety.

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  31. With all the visitors to your yard, it must be so nice to sit and listen to the birds talk and sing to each other.
    Enjoy your day, stay safe and have a wonderful new week.

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    1. Hello,
      Yes, I love sitting outside and listening to the birds singing. Thank you for the comment! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy, healthy new week!

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  32. It's all very exciting, spring with the blooms, the plants coming up out of the ground, the trees leafing out. I love it and you captured it so well.

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    1. Hello Yogi,
      The trees are slow to turn green here. Thank you for the comment! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy, healthy new week!

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  33. I never think of cardinals as winter birds. I see them all year long down here. I love those finches. So pretty! Nice captures, Eileen.

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    1. Hello,
      The Cardinal are here year round, the others are winter birds. Thank you for the comment! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy, healthy new week!

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  34. Beautiful garden, love the birds, flowers, and trees. Happy Spring!

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    1. Hello Carol!
      Thank you for the comment! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy, healthy new week!

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  35. So nice to see all the birds and the summer blooms. Your deck looks so nice and a great place to sit and watch your backyard birds!

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    1. Thank you Karen for the comment! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy, healthy new week!

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  36. Pretty birds & yard. You think your weather is odd, so is ours for April! 96° here today.

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    1. Hello Anni, 966 is kind of hot. It is 37° here this morning. Thank you for the comment! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy, healthy new week!

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  37. Spring is such a beautiful time. Full of new life and hope for the future. Enjoy your week and stay safe :) xx

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  38. Love your deck and your views! Fun to see all these varieties of birds...

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    1. Hello Ellen,
      Thank you for the comment! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy, healthy new week!

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  39. Great feathered friends I really like your pergola I provides just the right amount of shade.

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    1. Hello Sondra,
      You are right on about the shade from the Pergola. Thank you for the comment! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy, healthy new week!

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  40. Nature is therapeutic. Love the shots you took. We're here in California and it's late April, but my silk tree is still just sprouting leaves. Way behind. My husband is getting worried :)

    Worth a Thousand Words

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  41. What a lovely yard you have. And I am envious that your goldfinches have returned. I haven't seen mine yet.

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    1. Hello,
      I have the Goldfinches year round here..Thank you for the comment! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy, healthy new week!

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  42. That's a parade of colors you gave us Eileen! I love all of them but my favorites were the cardinal and the Japanese maple trees!

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  43. Oh Eileen - how you make me homesick for the backyards of my youth - phlox, dogwood, cardinals … In the past week, I have seen a male goldfinch and a family of house finches at my feeders, so I know spring is on the way! But of course, being in Montana and at a higher elevation, we are a few weeks behind you. So grateful to see what I can expect. Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday, my friend!

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    1. Hello Angie,
      Yay for the spring birds, I am glad they are returning now. Thank you for the comment! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy, healthy new week!

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  44. Hello Eileen. You have a beautiful yard. There's a lot of different birds out there. Beautiful. Take care.

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      Thank you for the comment! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy, healthy new week!

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  45. Hi Eileen!!!...Beautiful series of birds and images .. Stay safe

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      Thank you for the comment! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy, healthy new week!

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  46. As always, beautiful pictures. Your property looks so lovely and inviting. Driving through Valley Forge Park yesterday, I saw my first dogwood blooms. So pretty!

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    1. Hello Vera,
      I look forward each spring to see the Dogwood blooms. They are pretty. Thank you for the comment! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy, healthy new week!

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  47. Lovely photos
    I follow you, would you like to follow my blog too?
    Have a nice day!

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  48. Beautiful place to just sit and enjoy.
    Dawn aka Spatulas On Parade

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    1. Hello Dawn,
      I do enjoy the view from our yard! Thank you for the comment! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy, healthy new week!

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  49. Wonderful images Eileen! I love everything but those curly ferns caught my eye in particular. I like the ground-level view of them. Wishing you good health and a happy day :)

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    1. Hello Denise,
      I used my iphone for the fern photo closeup. Thank you for the comment! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy, healthy new week!

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  50. A beautiful garden … although I think you call it yard!
    Great selection of photographs for us all to enjoy - and I did!
    Thank you.

    All the best Jan

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  51. Beautiful photos Eileen, I think you have a nice garden.

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  53. Oh my Eileen what a beautiful world surrounds you, nature at its very best indeed! I'll be bringing a critter post this coming weekend! Take care, stay safe and strong and hopefully soon we'll be back to a better place.

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      I am looking forward to seeing your critter post. Stay strong! Thank you for the comment! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy, healthy new week!

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  54. Bright and beautiful captures. Stay safe.

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  55. I've always thought the views from your deck so glorious - and never more than in spring. Looks like a pretty good place to be for social isolating. Take care Eileen and stay well. Spring is on its way.

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    1. Hello Jill
      Spring time is a lovely time of the year. Thank you for the comment! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy, healthy new week!

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  56. Your yard is looking beautiful. As Spring is with you we are coming into Autumn but we don't have fall. the trees are not deciduous but we have beautiful sunny weather without the searing heat of summer. It's a shame we can't go out. Luckily we are flattening the curve. No new cases in the last two days.

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      I would enjoy your weather year round! Sounds Nice! Thank you for the comment! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy, healthy new week!

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  57. Wonderful bird captures! Up here in New England it’s been crazy weather as well. I wish it would warm up enough to be able to sit in the back garden.

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    1. It is cold and windy here this morning, feels like winter. Thank you for the comment! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy, healthy new week!

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  58. I always wish I had more visits from our little birds, so I love seeing yours - that scruffy (young?) sparrow is great? This will make you smile we did have a visit from a Dove on our balcony for two days last week, now our songbirds have flown that's all the bird excitement we get! Have a lovely Day
    Wren x

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      I hope your songbirds return..Thank you for the comment! Enjoy your day. Wishing you a happy, healthy week ahead!

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  59. Beautiful great photos! Take care!

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      Enjoy your day. Wishing you a happy, healthy week ahead!

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  60. Oh, how lovely are those curly ferns ... haha, much better than curly fries. And the birds seem happier nowadays and their songs louder.

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  61. Wonderful to see nature bloomed pretty around you in company of cute, colourful birds! Lovely photo from your yard and I hope you all stay safe at home
    Take care

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  62. I don't recall ever seeing a rosebud or dogwood tree in person. Both are so beautiful. It must be an amazing sight when the blooms fall. And you have a cute green rocking chair perfect for sitting and watching. Chirp, chirp. Chirp. Happy days to you, Eileen. :-)

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  63. Hello Eileen,
    really great photos and beautiful birds. Your flowers also make me happy. With these kind of photos you really get a bit happy again.
    Fortunately we are also healthy and I hope to stay that way. Also think carefully about yourself and your safety.
    Greetings, Helma

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  64. Que lindas estão as suas árvores em flor! Esse recanto japonês deve ser super agradável, nesta altura do ano!
    Por aqui, as temperaturas também estão a oscilar... e vamos ter um dia de calor de quase trinta graus no fim de semana, para depois as temperaturas caírem a pique para os níveis normais, nos dias seguintes!...
    Adorei as fotos dos passarinhos! Sempre com um grande nível de detalhes! Tudo lindo por aí! Grata por partilhar, Eileen!
    Beijinhos
    Ana

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Have a happy day, Eileen

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