Monday, June 29, 2020

My World, Our World

 Happy Monday,

Hubby and I are happy when we can get out for a walk with nature and of course for the exercise.  On this day we visited one of my favorite local parks Hashawha Nature Center. I have blogged many times about this park, there is always something to see.   

 Here are some of the birds we saw during our walk: Common Yellowthroat Warbler, Cedar Waxwing, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, House Wren and the Eastern Kingbird.


 I really like the thistle, the bees were happy...


 Some different sections of the loop trail we hiked, just me and my shadow. 


 I was surprised to see the Ruby-throated Hummingbird at the tippy top of a tree, it looked like a small dot.




 We saw a heard a few of the Cedar Waxwings. 


 A noticed this bunny as we left the parking lot to start our walk. 


Pretty waterlilies, turtles and the Hashawha pond.  


The flowers were looking beautiful, dayliles, roses, daisies and a wild iris.




 Me and my shadow on the trail..


I hope you enjoyed taking this walk.  Always a pleasure to have you all come along with hubby and I. 


We are staying safe, wearing the mask and keeping our distance until we feel safe.   I hope you all are doing well too.  I hope everyone is safe, happy and healthy. Take care and stay well.  




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Thanks to Angie the host of  Mosaic Monday



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

141 comments:

  1. It is great to have local places to visit where you know the birding will be good. And your carbon footprint is minimized too.

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    1. Thanks David! I do enjoy the birding at this park..Enjoy your day!

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  2. Hello Eileen,

    Beautiful photos, and the flowers are so pretty. Cute little bunny too.
    Have a nice day!

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  3. This looks like a peaceful and enjoyable place too.
    Rasy to see you had a good time.
    Enjoy your day and the new week ahead!

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    1. Hello, yes we had a good walk. Always nice! Enjoy your day!

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  4. Fotos tão lindas pra bem iniciar mais uma semana! beijos, tudo de bom! chica

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  5. ...and a beautiful slice of the world it is!!!

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    1. It is beautiful! Thanks Tom! Have a great day!

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  6. Hello Eileen!
    Such a lovely place to visit and to enjoy the beautiful nature and critters!
    Gorgeous pictures and great captures of the birds ,the preety flowers and the cute bunny!
    I especially like the capturesof the Hummingbird and the Waxwng bird!
    Thank you for sharing! Have a lovely day and a happy week! Take care!
    Dimi..

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    1. Thanks Dimi! Nature is beautiful! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!

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  7. This looks such a natural park to walk and watch through birds and pretty flowers! You got excellent shots on birds and i loved the pretty blue sky as well.
    Hope you doing well and staying safe

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    1. Thank you Jeevan! Take care! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!

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  8. Beautiful pictures - looks like a great place to walk! I did get out on Friday and Saturday for walks, but gave up yesterday as it was just too humid and sticky.

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    1. Thank you Vera! The hot humid days are the worst! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!

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  9. I definitely enjoyed the walk, and all the birds plus a turtle shot!

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

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  10. Hari OM
    Definitely enjoyed coming along with you on this outing - breathing deeply once more! YAM xx

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  11. I always love seeing your shadow pics and the mosaic with the shadow and trails is perfect! I think I'll try that. Love the bunny and pretty flowers and of course the nice variety of birds. We sure aren't seeing many at our feeders now. And thistles are so pretty...love the bright pinks!

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    1. Thanks Diane! The thistles did look pretty! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!

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  12. Hello Eileen,
    You took beautiful photos and collages during your walk.
    The Cedar Waxwing the Kolibri and the Wren are really great.
    I wish you a nice new week.
    Best regards Irma

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  13. A perfectly lovely walk! I love birds, flowers, greenery, a bunny, sun-basking turtles, your shadows… and what else? Mosaics! I was also surprised to see the hummingbird, which looks like an extension of the tree. Take care,

    Yoko

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  14. I always love it when you have a house wren in your posts. The weather looks glorious I have been lovely to join you on a wander today Eileen. Stay Safe too! Wren x

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  15. Lovely Birds. Nice to see your shadows. Stay healthy and well.
    Happy MosaicMonday

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  16. A great walk, thanks for taking us along. Great shots, love that hummer.

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  17. A wonderful walk, Eileen... and so lovely to see the turtle pic! It's very blustery here, and my 'shielded' exercise has been in the garden.

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    1. Hello Caroline,
      Shielded exercise is good too! Thank you for the comment and visit! Have a great new week!

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  18. a lot of beautiful objects: birds, turtles, flowers, and bunny....love to see hummingbird.

    Have a great Monday

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  19. Oh my, that is an adorable hummingbird. It looks as small as a bug! :)

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    1. Yes, the hummers are tiny! Thank you for the comment and visit! Have a great new week!

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  20. Hi, We are fine. Doing the same things in order to stay safe!!! Your pictures are GREAT.... What a nice place to walk and get some great pictures... I laughed at the turtles all lined up. Reminded me of our visits to Jacksonville, FL to visit my brother in the retirement facility before his death. He LOVED for us to roll him out to see the turtles!!!!

    I had fun with my Blog Post today... There's a battle going on between my Canon and my iPhone.... I love to get people's thoughts/reactions...

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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    1. Hello Betsy,
      I hope you are staying safe and well. Thank you for the comment and visit! Have a great new week!

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  21. I really love the color on that sweet little hummingbird. Great job grabbing him and him so tiny!

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    1. Thanks Sandra! I surprised myself finding on way high up on a treetop. Have a great new week!

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  22. Divine nature walk with 'you and your shadow' and what sights you got to see ~ gorgeous photos of our feathered friends, turtles and other delights ~ thanks for your sharing this wonderful photo walk. ^_^

    Be Safe. Be Well,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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    1. Carol, thank you for the comment and visit! Have a great new week!

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  23. I did enjoy my walk with you today, the photographs are wonderful but my favourite has to be the turtles lined up on a log.

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    1. Thank you Maggie. The turtles do look cute all lined up in a row. Have a great new week!

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  24. I always enjoy your walks, Eileen! Wonderful pics!

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  25. Another beautiful walk and photos, thank you Eileen!

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  26. After seeing a hummingbird visit the geranium I bought for the balcony I bought a hummingbird feeder. I found one that attaches to the glass under the railing with suction cups. I expected to see more hummingbirds, but my little guy must be keeping it a secret. He comes in the morning and evening for a long drink. - Margy

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    1. Hello Margy,

      It is nice you have the suction cup hummingbird feeder, I love seeing the hummers up close. Thanks for the comment and visit. Enjoy your day! Have a great new week!

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  27. I always love to see waterlilies and hummingbirds :) And you share both :)
    Thanks!
    Take care!

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    1. Thank you Monica! Take care! Enjoy your day! Have a great new week!

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  28. Very beautiful pictures and nature

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    1. Thanks for the comment! Enjoy your day! Have a great new week!

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  29. Fowl and floral...great photos as usual. You live in a wonderful place for photography.
    Dawn aka Spatulas On Parade

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    1. Hello Dawn,
      We do live in a great area, lots of park land. Thank for visiting! Enjoy your day! Have a great new week!

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  30. Again, these are wonderful animal photos and the nature of your walk!
    Have a beautiful Week, Elke

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      Thanks for the comment! Enjoy your day!

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  31. Birds and blooms, just perfect in my book. The paths look so inviting.

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    1. Thanks Marie, for the comment and visit! Enjoy your day!

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      Thank you for the comment! Enjoy your day!

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  33. This looks a lovely place to enjoy a walk with plenty to see.
    You've shared some beautiful photographs.
    Lovely to see the birds, the flowers, that cute bunny - and I always enjoy your fun shadow shots.
    Enjoy your week.

    All the best Jan

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      Thank you for the comment! Enjoy your day!

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  34. Hi Eileen

    I've learned so many names and types of birds through your posts. You are fortunate to see so many where you live I love the photo of the turtles lined up on the log and all the beautiful flowers in your park!

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    1. Hello Pat,
      I think we all learn new things from each other's blogs. Thank you for the comment! Enjoy your day!

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  35. I love seeing cedar waxwings. They are so handsome.

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    1. Thanks Dee!
      I love the Cedar Waxwings, they are beautiful!
      Have a great day!

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  36. Oh wonderful world you have ~ Love, love the bunny rabbit ~ sweet!

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

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      Thank you for the comment! Enjoy your day!

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  37. So many wonderful photos. Favorite today is the hummer on the top of the tree!!

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    1. Hello Karen,
      I was lucky to find that hummer on the top of the tree.
      Thank you for the comment! Enjoy your day!

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  38. Cedar waxwings are always in a flock and chatter back and forth. It's hard to see them.

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      Thank you for the comment! Enjoy your day!

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  39. Nicely done, with the hummingbird, especially! They are so wee!

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      Thank you for the comment! Enjoy your day!

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  40. I like seeing a thistle, but as a farmer my husband finds them so invasive! Have a great week!

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    1. Hello Michelle,
      The bees and butterflies love the thistle. Thank you for the comment! Enjoy your day!

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  41. Great pictures! I absolutely love Cedar Waxwings. We had a Pyracantha bush next to our house when I was growing up. My mother always got excited when the Waxwings came through. Ever since then, I get excited when I spy one, too. They are beautiful.

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    1. Hello Minerva,
      I get excited to see the Waxwings in my yard too.
      Thank you for the comment! Enjoy your day!

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  42. Eileen - I have not been able to get out for nearly as much bird-watching as I would like. Of course, we have our regulars at the feeders, but if you want to see something more unusual, you have to go looking for it! So, until then, I truly enjoy the menagerie that you bring to us! I always have to laugh when I see turtles lined up like that on a log - don't you wonder about the "conversations" they have when they are jostling for position? I had to chase off a bunny this morning that as just a BIT TOO CLOSE to my landscaping! Thanks for linking up to Mosaic Monday!

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    1. Hello Angie,
      Your yard birds would be new birds for me.
      Thank you for the comment! Enjoy your day!

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  43. A walk is not a walk without a shadow shot :) - my motto. Stay safe.

    Worth a Thousand Words

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  44. What a gorgeous park. And with bunnies AND cedar waxwings, I would be over the moon. Have a splendid week, my friend!

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    1. Hello Jeanie,
      The bunnies were cute!
      Thank you for the comment! Enjoy your day!

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  45. You have some of the best walks, Eileen. Thanks for sharing your fun. :-)

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      Thank you for the comment! Enjoy your day!

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  46. Hi Eileen, thank you for your comment on my latest post. I am on the mend but still with leg elevated. I hope to be mobile soon. I'm glad to see "Our World" I'd lost contact and had always joined in. Be safe. Jo

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    1. Hello Jo,
      I hope you are feeling better and are mobile soon too. Take care!
      Thank you for the comment! Enjoy your day!

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  47. So beautiful pics.
    Loved the post.
    Greetings

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    1. Take care, stay well!
      Thank you for the comment! Enjoy your day!

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  48. You are so lucky to have such a fantastic place for your walks. Wonderful photos.
    Amalia
    xo

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      Thank you for the comment! Enjoy your day!

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  49. Hello, Eileen.
    As in your previous post, I am always happy to see pictures of birds recorded beautifully here. I'm happy to see this fun holiday activity.
    Have a nice week.

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  50. I love the first collage of all the birds you saw, and thistles are so important to the ecology! Have a great week.

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    1. Hello Sondra,
      The bees, insects do love the thistle.
      Thank you for the comment! Enjoy your day!

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  51. That looks like a beautiful place to walk. Like you, I treasure my time outdoors.

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  52. A wonderful park to visit with many interesting critters to watch, flowers and landscape to enjoy. I like your shadow images. Happy new week.

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    1. Hello Nancy,
      I do have fun taking the shadow shots.
      Thank you for the comment! Enjoy your day!

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  53. I love the cedar waxwing shot. So many critters! And summer beauty. Thanks for visiting!

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      Thank you for the comment! Enjoy your day!

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  54. Wow awesome pictures and what a lovely place to take a walk.

    Hugs diane

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      Thank you for the comment! Enjoy your day!

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    1. Hello William,
      The bunny was cute, I love seeing them on the trails.
      Thank you for the comment! Enjoy your day!

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  56. Lugar maravilhoso ! a natureza é perfeita.
    Bjs.

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      Thank you for the comment! Enjoy your day!

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  57. Fantastic Photos As Always And Love The Multiple Shadow Shots - Excellent Post My Dear

    Cheers

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      I do have fun with the shadow shots.
      Thank you for the comment! Enjoy your day!

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  58. Wonderful photos. Love the hummingbird and cedar waxwing shots!

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      Thank you for the comment! Enjoy your day!

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  59. Beautiful photos! I enjoyed every one of them

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      Thank you for the comment! Enjoy your day!

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  60. Good to hear you are staying safe and yet still able to enjoy a walk in nature. Lovely photographs. Have a great week :)

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  61. your shots are GREAT dear Eileen

    i don't think you missed anything while walking :)

    the turtles and bunny were treat
    and i always love these birds you share from your walks

    stay blessed as always my friend!

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      Thank you for the comment! Enjoy your day!

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  62. Hi Eileen!!!.. Beautiful images ... Congratulations ..

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      Thank you for the comment! Enjoy your day!

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  63. Lindas estas fotografias, gostei de ver.
    Um abraço e continuação de uma boa semana.

    Andarilhar
    Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
    O prazer dos livros

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  64. Loved your photos Eileen, splendid photos and lovely collages. Happy day to you and enjoy the rest of the week :)

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      Thank you for the comment! Enjoy your day!

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  65. I've just found this beautiful post through Linda's blog! The picture of that purple-flowered thistle reminds me the most important symbol of Scottish heraldry. It is considered Scotland's national flower and there's also an interesting legend related to the thistle

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  66. Lovely selection of birds and always wondreful to see bunnies and happy bees too!

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      Thank you for the comment! Enjoy your day!

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  67. Those whistle blossoms are huge! Love the waxwings & hummer.

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      Thank you for the comment! Enjoy your day!

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  68. Nossa ! que lindo. Belíssimas fotos. Obrigada por compartilhar tamanhas belezas.
    Boa tarde.

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  69. Wonderful walk, such a great place. I remember when we saw a Kingbird for the first time somewhere on our travels and you ID’d it for me when I blogged it. Just one of the times you’ve helped me! And I so appreciate your generosity .

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  70. Hi Eileen! Lovely pictures of the birds and the nature! Wish you a great day!

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  71. you and your shadow, that has become your trademark eileen!!! you are lucky to have this beautiful train to walk on, you see a lot of beautiful birds and flowers! i saw my first hummingbird here yesterday, i had almost given up on seeing one!

    that's a gorgeous image of the waxwing, and the bunny...my yard is loaded with bunnies!!!

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  72. Sou sweety flowers and birds.

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