Saturday, September 19, 2020

Saturday's Critters # 353

Welcome to Saturday's Critters!

Hello and happy Saturday!


If you love all God's creatures like I do and also like to blog about them and take critter photos this is where you can share your critter post. Link up your post and share your critters, join in with my critter party ! You can share any kind of critters the real ones, pretend ones, statues and paintings, a new or old post!


In past years I have seen many migrating warblers in my back yard, they love the berries on the Devils Walking Stick tree.  Here are some of the birds I have seen. Sorry the photos are not great, they were all taken through my dining room or kitchen windows.
 
 
Sept 12, 2020 Cape May Warblers,  top photo is most likely a juvenile, the bottom photo could be the female. 
 
 
 
The breeding female Cape May Warbler has the yellow on the cheeks and mixed with the chest stripes. 
 

 
 
Sept 12th, Scarlet Tanager, female or possibly the 1st year male.
 
 
 
The Scarlet Tanager, yellow with black wing bars.
 

 
 
 
 
Another Warbler seen on Sept 12th, I believe it is the Tennessee Warbler.
 

 I missed going to the shore to see the migrating shore birds but I was able to enjoy seeing the fall migrant warblers right in my back yard and on the local fire road near my home. 







Thanks to all my visitors and for all the wonderful comments. Stop back to see any replies to your comments. I appreciate everyone who loves critters and has linked up their critter post.


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Also visit:  I'd-Rather-B-Birdin. Thanks to the host Anni.

125 comments:

  1. The Devils Walking stick tree seems to be a favorite with the birds. I haven't noticed any migrating birds in my gardens so far, although maybe the smallness of my yard makes a difference. Love the photos.

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    1. Hello Yvonne,
      Thank you for the visit and comment!
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  2. Like the birds, I am also attracted by the berries. Are they edible? I would love to be able to see them feeding on the berries. Have a great weekend.

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  3. Awesome birds photos.
    Stay well. Greetings.

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  4. Devils walking stick tree---you must be living dangerously---LOL. The thorns on those trees are nasty. But the birds love the berries. I see the connection.
    Have a good weekend
    MB

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    1. Thank you MB! These plants seem to spread from the nearby forest. We have them in various places around our yard. Yes, I am happy that the birds love these plant's and their berries.
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  5. They are all beautiful, and so many different ones, love those varied feathers, late this afternoon we had a flock>? of sparrows on our front lawn, at least 14. The lawn had just been mown, so they were enjoying whatever goodies were there.

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    1. Thank you Jean! Fresh cut grass seems to attract the birds.
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  6. You are teaching us to identify birds! Cape May Warbler!

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    1. Thank you Cloudia! I am still learning myself, so many birds to see.
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  7. Hari OM
    Sweet little things!!! YAM xx

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  8. Hello Eileen!
    Your photos are great. The birds in your yard are so pretty. I have started to feed the birds here, and they are very hungry. I love to watch them. Take care, and have a nice weekend!

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    1. Thank you Marit! I am happy to see you linking up today!
      Take care, enjoy your day! Happy weekend!

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      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  10. These are wonderful photos with the birds in the middle of the berry trees. The different types by age and gender is always interesting.
    I wish you a beautiful weekend, hug Elke

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    1. Thank you Elke!
      Take care, enjoy your day!
      Happy weekend to you!

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  11. The Cape May Warblers have been coming through this past week as well. They do like to eat berries. Nice Scarlet Tanager. So far this season I have only seen a Summer Tanager.

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    1. Thank you Ken! I would love to see the Summer Tanager.
      Take care, enjoy your day!
      Happy weekend to you!

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  12. Great bird photos!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. Thank you Lea!
      Take care, enjoy your day!
      Happy weekend to you!

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  13. Nice captures of the birds. Even taken through your windows, the photos look great. Have a lovely day and weekend. Take care, stay safe and thanks for hosting.

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    1. Thank you Bill!
      Take care, enjoy your day!
      Happy weekend to you!

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  14. beautiful species all three of them.
    It is quite intersting to see features like the yellow and stripes on your Cape May Warbler. She could be a mixture of two of our birds :)
    Take care. And have a great week ahead.

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    1. Thank you Monica!
      Take care, enjoy your day!
      Happy weekend to you!

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    1. Thank you for commenting!
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      Happy weekend to you!

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  16. I’d love to hear the songs of those warblers. I’ve never seen a tanager in nature. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Thank you Marie!
      The warblers do have sweet songs.
      Take care, enjoy your day!
      Happy weekend to you!

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  17. ...the berries on the Devil's Walking Stick tree sure attract to birds to natural feeding station! Thanks Eileen for hosting, enjoy your upcoming week.

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    1. Thank you Tom!
      I do love having this tree and it's berries, the birds just love these berries.
      Take care, enjoy your day!
      Happy weekend to you!

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  18. Good to see those Cape May Warblers, Eileen. It's a species that seems to have declined in recent years, but so many others have too. It is heartbreaking what we are inflicting on the planet and its wildlife. By any reasonable, credible scientific report, you can read we are heading towards environmental Armageddon, yet we keep pouring gasoline on the fire, and Trump says he doesn't think scientists know what they are talking about.

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    1. Thank you David!
      The truth is, Science is real.
      Take care, enjoy your day!
      Happy weekend to you!

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  19. Todos tão lindos! Adorei! Que teu fim de semana seja muito lindo também! beijos, chica

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    1. Thank you Chica!
      Take care, enjoy your day!
      Happy weekend to you!

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  20. Beautiful warblers! It's nice to get some migrating birds even if briefly.

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    1. Thank you Brian!
      Yes, i am happy to see these warblers, even for a short time.
      Take care, enjoy your day!
      Happy weekend to you!

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  21. Grazie infinite per queste nuove splendide immagini

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    1. Thank you Stefania!
      Take care, enjoy your day!
      Happy weekend to you!

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  22. Super birds! Do you get the western tanagers in your area? They are black & yellow also (but have a rosy top). Have a great weekend dear Eileen!

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    1. Thank you Anni!
      I have only seen the Western Tanager in Washington state.
      Take care, enjoy your day!
      Happy weekend to you!

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  23. ps...I guess the western tanagers HAVE been seen in MD.
    Web results
    "Western Tanager (Piranga ... - Maryland Biodiversity Project
    A Western Tanager in Worcester Co., Maryland (12/30/2013). Found by Jen and Bob Elmer during the Ocean City"

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    1. Anni, I wish I saw the Western Tanager in Maryland.
      I have seen these Scarlet Tanagers and the Summer Tanager in my yard.
      Enjoy your day!

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  24. you are so lucky to see so many migrating birds, right in your own back yard. the warblers are gorgeous!!! have a great weekend and many thanks for hosting us crazy, critter lovers!!

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    1. Thank you Debbie! I do feel lucky seeing a lot of warblers right in my yard.
      Take care, enjoy your day!
      Happy weekend to you!

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  25. I love all the beautiful little birds! Thank you for sharing them with us. Have a great weekend Eileen and thank you for hosting :)

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    1. Thank you Martha!
      Take care, enjoy your day!
      Happy weekend to you!

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  26. I love the pretty Warblers and it's the beginning of an exciting season where we'll see more interesting birds. I saw a Warbler yesterday that I wasn't sure of. Just one! lol Enjoy your day! Hugs!

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    1. Thank you Diane!
      The fall warblers can look so different, making it hard for me to id them all.
      Take care, enjoy your day!
      Happy weekend to you!

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  27. Hello Eileen. Cape May warblers looks so beautiful. Wonderful collection of migrant warblers in your yard.
    Have a great weekend.

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    1. Thank you Anu!
      Take care, enjoy your day!
      Happy weekend to you!

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  28. Hello, Eileen. Yet another wonderful collection of (uncommon, for us!) birds.

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  29. PS: Many thanks for hosting, Eileen. Much appreciated! Have a great new week.

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  30. That female Cape May Warbler is just gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you Rose!
      Take care, enjoy your day!
      Happy weekend to you!

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  31. You're very fortunate to have these little guys visit you in your yard.

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    1. Thank you Red!
      I do feel lucky to see these birds in my yard.
      Take care, enjoy your day!
      Happy weekend to you!

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  32. All lovely but that Scarlet Tanager is a real beauty.

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    1. Thank you Jeanie!
      Take care, enjoy your day!
      Happy weekend to you!

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  33. I like birds that are like these small and round and cute like little puff balls

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    1. Thank you Sandra!
      They are tiny fluff balls, so cute.
      Take care, enjoy your day!
      Happy weekend to you!

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  34. What fun to be able to see these sweet birds in your own backyard! Hope your weekend is a good one, Eileen.

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    1. Thank you Ellen!
      Take care, enjoy your day!
      Happy weekend to you!

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  35. I echo Ellen's comment...how fortunate to spy these sweet birds from your window, Eileen. I feel so blessed to be able to do the same though I've yet to see a warbler. My SIL has told me he's seen them there while at the pool so I know they are around. This keeps me on the lookout!

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    1. Thank you Jocelyn!
      I am lucky to see these birds in my yard, they've been here off and on for a week.
      Take care, enjoy your day!
      Happy weekend to you!

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  36. How very beautiful! These are such wonderful photos!

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    1. Thank you for the visit and comment!
      Take care, enjoy your day! Happy weekend!

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  37. Great photos. Nice to see these as we don't get them in our yard. Happy Day.

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    1. Thank you Gayle!
      Take care, enjoy your day! Happy weekend!

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  38. All lovely to see.
    I enjoyed your photographs, thank you.
    Happy Weekend Wishes.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thank you Jan!
      Take care, enjoy your day! Happy weekend!

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  39. You are so lucky to see all of these birds from your window and we are lucky that you show them to us, Eileen!

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    1. Thank you RedPat!
      Take care, enjoy your day! Happy weekend!

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  40. Love the warblers and great photos as always ~ thanks, ^_^


    Live each moment with love,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka A Creative Harbor

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    1. Thank you Carol!
      Take care, enjoy your day! Happy weekend!

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  41. You may have missed out on shorebirds but your backyard is certainly a haven for lots of beauties.

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    1. Thank you Kay!
      Take care, enjoy your day! Happy weekend!

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  42. Beautiful Cape May Warblers, they are splendid. Cheers Eileen.

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    1. Thank you Bob!
      Take care, enjoy your day! Happy weekend!

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  43. Hello Eileen, thanks for sharing these beautiful warblers and the Scarlet Tanager. Thanks for hosting this meme as well. I have linked up today. Have a great weekend. Jo

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    1. Thank you Jo! I am always happy to see you linking up your critters.
      Take care, enjoy your day! Wishing you a great new week!

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  44. You are so fortunate to have these Warblers and Tanager near you Eileen. The birds must have been terrified during the recent hurricanes in FL, don't you think? When we had high winds and the hurricane through our way, I worried about all my "back-yarders"...jp

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    1. Thank you JP! I would think the birds have to deal with hurricanes every year.
      Take care, enjoy your day! Have a great new week!

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  45. You hit the warbler jackpot..how awesome. The berries on the Walking Stick remind me of polk berry. It's a wonderful source of food for the migrants imagine a long flight with a delicious rest stop in your backyard.

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    1. Thank you Sondra! I am happy to be able to see these warblers right in my backyard.
      Take care, enjoy your day! Have a great new week!

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  47. Delightful pictures of the birds.

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    1. Thank you Karen!
      Take care, enjoy your day! Have a great new week!

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  48. The blackberries looked like little flowers at first. Wonderful photos!

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    1. Hello Sandi!
      Thank you for the comment!
      Take care, enjoy your day! Have a great new week!

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  49. Such cute little birds. It's amazing how many varieties there are in the world and how many different varieties you get in your back yard. I finally purchased another bird feeder because the one I had is hard to clean all the mold that accumulates over the winter rains. I've heard that mold is toxic for birds just like humans. Sad to say my new bird feeder had a crack in it so I have to return it and get another one. I already have the birds seeds ready to go. I'm hoping that maybe I can get more birds on my bushes and be able to capture and share in this space. Have a wonderful weekend.

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    1. Thank you Penny! I was cleaning and refilling my feeders every day or so.
      The squirrels keep breaking my feeders.
      Take care, enjoy your day! Have a great new week!

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  50. The warblers are so pretty.

    Our little goldfinch is back. He was in the bush right under the office window. He was there last winter too. I'm hoping he will stick around for awhile.

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    1. Thank you Dee! I have not seen my goldfinches for a few days or more.
      Take care, enjoy your day! Have a great new week!

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  51. Thanks for sharing these lovely little birds, all unknown to me.
    Birds are starting their migrations from Finland too, now.
    Happy Sunday!

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  52. Beautiful birds!
    I like the dark berries against the light green leaves (or whatever those may be).
    A Batch of Fishes

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  53. Sweet birds! Perhaps the immature tanager is a teenager tanager!

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    1. Thank you Linda!
      Take care, enjoy your day! Have a great new week!

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  54. How marvelous that you get to see these beautiful birds from your house windows :)

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  55. Hi Eileen,
    These are beautiful photos and collages.
    I love the Cape May Warbler.
    Would you like to post my link, I cannot do that.
    Greetings Irma

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    1. Thank you Irma!
      Take care, enjoy your day! Have a great new week!

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  56. I love these winged beauties!
    Fantastic photos !
    Greetings

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    1. Thank you Ela!
      Take care, enjoy your day! Have a great new week!

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  57. Greetings Eileen, love the pictures we have some of those type of birds. Our resident male black bear has been visiting but comes at night so it is impossible to take a picture of a 250 pound totally black bear.

    Hugs Diane

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    1. Thank you Diane!
      Take care, enjoy your day! Have a great new week!

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  58. What a great variety of birds! I often find myself taking photos through our backdoor so as not to scare away birds. Hope you are having a terrific weekend!

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    1. Thank you Jean! Take care, enjoy your day! Have a happy new week!

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  59. I have a red currant on my front deck that has had red berries on it since July. I've been surprised that no birds have ever come to eat them. How are you doing with the new Blogger. This was my first post and it was horrible for me to write and edit. - Margy

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    1. Thanks Margy! The birds usually love the berries. The new blogger can be a pain to work with, sizing and spacing is much harder. Take care, enjoy your day! Have a happy new week!

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  60. Hi Eileen - Not sure if my comment made it to you. If it did, sorry for the repeat. Having lots of challenges with the new Blogger. How are you making out with writing and editing posts? - Margy

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    1. Hi Margy,
      The new blogger is a challenge. I do not like using it at all.
      Have a great day!

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  61. i enjoy the views. i keep seeing red berries lately when we hike? very cool to see your moments. have a great one. ( :

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    1. Thank you Beth!
      Take care, enjoy your day! Have a happy new week!

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  63. The photos are really great! I think it is fabulous that you are able to see them right in your back yard. How amazing is that!

    -Soma

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