Saturday, September 26, 2020

Saturday's Critters # 354

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!


I am sharing some birds and critters from my back yard, photos were taken the middle 2 weeks of September. 



The Ruby-throated Hummingbird, 2 were still being seen on Sept 20th.
 
 
 

 
I was trying to video the hummingbird and butterflies at the buddleia when I notice there were 2 frogs in our little pond.  
 
 




  Painted Lady on the Buddleia and a Red-spotted Purple Butterfly on the Devil's Walking Stick berries.
 

 Looking out my dining room window, I thought I saw my neighbors dog loose on the driveway, but it turned out to be a small deer.


 
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.


Here is my linky:


 

 
 

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

125 comments:

  1. Your posts always seem to make me go ooo and ahh! A deer! I love all your photos and your whole presence in our lives, Eileen

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    1. Thank you Cloudia.
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  2. Your back yard must be an absolute haven for wildlife, and so great for someone who loves nature as much as yourself :)

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    1. Thank you for the comment.
      Yes, I am luck to see a lot of wildlife in my yard.
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  3. Love frogs. Ponds have a way of making a garden come alive, and to see deer up close; I think that is just icing on the cake.

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    1. Hello Yvonne
      Thank you for the comment.
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  4. Those are great frogs!

    be well... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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  5. Chubby Frogs---you must have enough bugs in your pond--haha. I like the sweet littl deer too
    MB

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    1. Thank you for the comment.
      Yes, we have lots of bugs for the frogs and birds to eat.
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  6. Hello Eileen. I love hummingbird. Photos of frog are awesome. Small deer is adorable.
    Have a wonderful weekend. Take care.

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    1. Hello Anu,
      Thank you for the nice comment.
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  7. Pretty hummingbird, gorgeous butterfly and cute deer. Thank you for hosting and have a beautiful weekend.

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    1. Thank you Nancy!
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  8. Love the Purple butterfly. It does not live here.
    The hummingbirds are always a nice view too.
    Thanks for sharing. I wish you a sunny and serene weekend!

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    1. Thank you for the comment.
      I will miss my hummingbirds, they should be leaving soon.
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  9. The butterfly with the iridescent wings, truly outstanding.

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    1. Hello Jean,
      Thank you for the comment.
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  10. i love the way you share nature around you with us dear Eileen :)
    i wish all of us have such insight to see how lord has displayed his love around us so we can observe and be grateful
    blessings!

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    1. Thank you Baili!
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  11. Hello,

    Your photos are great! The hummingbird, the purple butterfly and the deer are so beautiful.
    Enjoy your day, and have a happy weekend!

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    1. Thank you Marit!
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  12. Hari OM
    Ooh, what a lovely surprise to see the deer! The butterflies are gorgeous - a last hurrah of summer... YAM xx

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    1. Thank you YAM!
      I've been seeing more deer lately.
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  13. I like frog's cute eyes. Happy weekend to you.

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    1. Thank you for the comment.
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  14. ...the frogs and butterflies are great captures. Thanks Eileen for hosting, enjoy your weekend.

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  15. What a cute deer !!! The frog is great, I haven't been lucky enough to see one that close. They are wonderful butterflies.
    I wish you a wonderful weekend and take good care of you, hug, Elke

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

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  16. Hello Eileen,
    You show a nice series of photos.
    The hummingbird and the frog are my favorite.
    Would you like to share my link, I am unable to put it there.
    Have a nice weekend and stay healthy.
    Greetings Irma

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    1. Hello Irma,
      Thank you, I linked up your post.
      I appreciate the comment and visit.
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  17. Wow, nice frogs and pretty butterflies. Love seeing frogs, I haven't seen one in person in years. Have a great weekend and thanks for hosting.

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    1. Thank you William!
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  19. Always nice to see a hummingbird. I have not seen any Painted lady this year, not even one. :( And the admiral I have only seen two individuals. Maybe is has been too hot at The Mediterranean. They have to pass there.
    You had a visit of a really cute little deer :)
    Take care.

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    1. Hello Monica,
      I am happy to see the hummers and butterflies here in my yard.
      Thank you for the comment.
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  20. Lindos os bichos desse sábado! O cervo, o sapo bem especiais! beijos, lindo fim de semana,chica

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    1. Hello Chica
      Thank you for the comment.
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  21. I was reading recently that a few Ruby-throated Hummingbirds have over-wintered in Florida. I wonder if this is a developing trend and your late birds are heading there?

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    1. Hello David,
      I have seen hummingbirds here up until the 1st of October.
      They are here as of yesterday. I am happy to keep seeing them.
      Thank you for the comment.
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  22. Love your photos! Our Hummers will be gone soon - sure do miss them, and so glad to see them return in the Spring. Sweet photo of the deer
    Have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. Thank you Lea! I will miss my hummers when they leave.
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  23. i am surprised you are still seeing hummingbirds, lucky you!!! the butterflies are especially beautiful but i think my favorite today are the frogs. awesome captures of those little guys and "my what bug eyes you have"!!!

    have a great weekend eileen and many thanks for hosting us critter lovers!!!

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    1. Hello Debbie,
      Yes, the hummers are still here. Not as many, just a couple.
      Thank you for the comment.
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  24. WoW...forgot about the deer...changing my favorite!!!

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    1. Thanks, I enjoy seeing the deer walking out of the forest next to our driveway.
      I hope they stay safe, the bow hunters are near by too.

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  25. Your environment makes me envious because you're surrounded by beautiful creatures and critters! That's a cute entry of deer and  I love the vivid frogs.
    Have a nice weekend 

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    1. Thank you for the comment.
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  26. Soon they will all be gone! Thanks for sharing yours, and for hosting.

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  27. I love seeing the deer -- and butterflies, too. All lovely! Happy weekend, Eileen!

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    1. Hello Jeanie,
      I love all the wildlife!
      Thank you for the comment.
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  28. The little hummer is enjoying a rest! How cute! And I love seeing the frogs and pretty butterflies. That deer is a little shy but what a great photo! Enjoy your weekend! We saw a bird we've never seen before...can't wait for you to visit! Hugs!

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    1. Hello, Diane
      I think you are right on with your American Redstart id.
      Thank you for the comment.
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  29. Another great selection of critter photos, Eileen. I love that butterfly in the second photo!

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    1. Thanks again Nick!
      I appreciate you linking up!
      Have a great day!

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  31. I saw my last hummingbird a week ago today. The wasps have enjoyed their feeders this summer and I wasn't sure if that had kept them away but I think not. I also have several photos of deer now moving around the property. Still lots of bloom and critters to enjoy though the season is definitely changing. Happy Saturday, Eileen!

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    1. Hello Jocelyn!
      I am still seeing my hummers, at least 1 or 2 are here.
      Thank you for the comment.
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  32. Beautiful butterfly images and loved the little deer. My hummingbird was a one-off last week, as I have not seen any since.

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    1. Thank you ken!
      I still see hummer here, so may be on the way south soon.
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  33. Wow...tons of wildlife in your own back yard! Awesome.

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    1. Thank you Anni!
      It is nice to live next to a forest, there is a lot of wildlife.
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  34. Great shots of the frogs. They are are hard to see.

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    1. Thank you Red!
      These frogs usually like to sun themselves on the rocks near the pond. I saw a tiny one this morning.
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  35. Helllo,Loved the post and photos.
    Greetings.

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    1. Thank you for the comment.
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  36. That purple butterfly is absolutely gorgeous! And the deer just melt my heart! And you know how much I love frogs and this is an amazing photo of the sweet ugly cute adorable frog

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    1. Thank you Sandra!
      There is usually some kind of wildlife to see here, I always enjoy seeing the deer.
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  37. Oh, Love the frog, the deer and the butterfly ~ wonderful series of nature shots !

    Live each moment with love,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  38. ¿las ranas también están en tu jardín? que pasada de jardín tienes, aprovechalo. 💜💜💜

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    1. Thank you for the comment.
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  39. Loved the frogs! As well as the humming bird..I don't think I have ever seen that second butterfly. It is beautiful.

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    1. Thank you Rose!
      I love all the butterflies!
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  40. The critters all had a busy morning in your yard.

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  41. Cute critters out and about. Especially those butterflies!

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  42. Those frogs are something! Such fascinating creatures. Enjoyed your critters today, Eileen! Hope you are having a good weekend.

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    1. Thank you for the comment Ellen!
      Happy weekend to you!

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  43. All such beautiful critters Eileen! The butterflies are so pretty and the frog is adorable. I had a crazy day yesterday and this morning too, wasn't able to play along this week. I'll be back for next week's Saturday's Critters. Have a great weekend :)

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    1. Thank you for the comment.
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  44. Hi Eileen
    Beautiful the Ruby-throated Hummingbird, it has a pointed beak, and the Butterflies are awesome, great piece of the camera work.

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  45. I love all of the critters you show but today that frog is my favourite one, Eileen!

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

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  46. Our little hummingbird is still hanging out as well. Do wonder for how much longer. Enjoyed seeing the frogs and butterflies, so pretty. How fun to see a deer as well. Hope you are having a happy Saturday.

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    1. Thank you Jean! I think the hummers will be leaving soon.
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  47. I love to catch green frog when I was kid....
    Thank you for sharing cute critters.

    Have a nice weekend

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    1. Thank You Tanza!
      Enjoy your Sunday, I wish you a great new week!

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  48. Love the frogs and the deer. The deer looks shy somehow.

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    1. Thank you Marie!
      The deer should be hiding somewhere, it is hunting season.
      Enjoy your day, I wish you a great new week!

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  49. Wow, that's nice. I love the butterflies !

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    1. Thanks for visiting and for the comment.
      Enjoy your day, I wish you a great new week!

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  50. We have a couple of those frogs with the green heads in our mini pond.

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    1. Thank you Karen!
      Enjoy your day, I wish you a great new week!

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  51. Love all the wildlife images Eileen, you are so good at taking pictures.

    Hugs Diane

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    1. Thank you Diane!
      Enjoy your day, I wish you a great new week!

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  52. Dear Eileen, how lovely that you have frogs in your pond. A sign of a healthy garden. And the deer is sweet right in your driveway. The butterflies are beautiful. I'll have more "critters" next time. Thanks for hosting; I've linked up. Have a great weekend. Jo

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    1. Thank you Jo!
      You are welcome to link up any time!
      Enjoy your day, I wish you a great new week!

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  53. Beautiful shots! Thanks for hosting.

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    1. Thank you Linda!
      Enjoy your day, I wish you a great new week!

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    1. Thanks for the comment and visit.
      Enjoy your day, I wish you a great new week!

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  55. Thanks for sharing with us at I'd Rather B Birdin this week...always appreciated!

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  56. Hi Eileen, love the frogs! I had a frog in my shoe not long ago, I left it on the porch and lo and behold a little frog got in it to spend the night! Cute deer! I think my hummers are all gone now...the rain we've been having probably sent them off a little early. Enjoy our day!

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    1. Thank you Sondra! I like seeing the cute frogs too.
      I am still seeing a hummer this morning, so they have not all left yet.
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  57. Great Frog shots..Love the butterfly and the deer..I thunk our Hummers are done...Have a wonderful week..

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    1. Missy,thank so much for the link and comment.
      Have a happy day and a great new week!

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  58. What breathtaking photos! I love the frogs and the butterfly is just amazing! Wishing you well and have a grand week!

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    1. Thank you for the visit and comment.
      Have a great new week!

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  59. Thank you for sharing these incredible and beautiful photos, they are all spectacular.
    Nature is extraordinary.
    Take care and stay well

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    1. Thank you Maria!
      Enjoy your day, have a happy new week!

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  60. Lovely.
    I'd like to take part in this.
    Will do once the next few (busy) weeks are behind me.

    Have a good weekend, Eileen. :)

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    1. Hello,
      Thanks so much for the visit and comments.
      Enjoy your day, I wish you a good week ahead.

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  61. So nice to see the frogs and butterflies, and the deer is so cute.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thank you Jan!
      Have a great day and happy new week!

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  62. I don't know why but i really like frogs, the most common ones we see is the green bell frog, they sometimes hop out in the rain.

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    1. Thank you Amy!
      I enjoy finding the frogs, they are cute.
      Take care, enjoy your day!
      Have a great new week!

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  63. I love all your beautiful critters :)
    Greetings

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

BTW, Anonymous comments unless a name is included will not be published. Also, some comments with links will be deleted.

Have a happy day, Eileen

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