Saturday, April 16, 2022

Saturday's Critters # 435

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 wish everyone a Blessed and Happy Easter and Passover! 🙏

I have a mish mash of photos from our walks on the fire road, the grand dogs Nibbles and Winnie and a bonus image. 🐰  🐤  🌼 


1. March 26th,  hubby and I took a walk on the NCR bike trail without the dogs. We passed a few other dog walkers and I saw and heard many birds. I could only catch one photo of a Sparrow in the brush along the trail. 





2.  A closer look at the Sparrow, is it a female White-throated Sparrow or a Song Sparrow.  I need to see the front of this bird, I did hear some WT SParrows during our walk. 




3.  March 26th, back at home I see a grab and go  Tufted Titmouse grabbing a peanut and taking off quickly. 





4.  March 30th, our walk to the lake with the grand-dogs. 





5. April 2nd, taking the grand dogs for a walk to the lake.  Looks like someone else likes our favorite spot at the lake. 




6.  As we walked the fire road to the lake, I noticed some Golden-crowned Kinglets moving around high in the tree tops. 





7. We wanted to see the Bald Eagles nest near the lake, images below are from our walk. Top left, Golden-crowned Kinglet, pine trees, Bald Eagle. Middle row, the female Bald Eagle on the nest, Prettyboy Reservoir, the male Bald Eagle in flight. Bottom row are the Canada Geese on the lake,  male and female Bald Eagle both at the nest and more Canada Geese. 





8. The male Bald Eagle is sitting above the nest, the female looks as if she is leaning over an eaglet. 





Bonus plus critters, we met up with our son and his family for lunch in Waynesboro Pa. Across the street from the restaurant was a dairy farm, I always love seeing the cows. 




"Take time to do what makes your soul happy."


Thank you for sharing your critters and post!

Thanks to all my visitors and for your past and present comments. Stop back to see any replies to your comments. I appreciate everyone who loves and respects wildlife. Thank you for linking up a critter post.



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I am also linking up to Anni's blog party found here I'd Rather B Birding   Anni always has some beautiful birds to be seen on her blog, check it out!

114 comments:

  1. Wish you and yours a Happy Easter!

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    1. Thank you for the comment and visit!
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  2. That Golden-crowned Kinglet looks lovey! Have a wonderful long weekend and happy Easter!

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    1. Hello Angie,
      Thank you for the comment and visit!
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  3. NIce birds … AND baby!
    Have a good holiday, and than k you for hosting.

    best… mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Mae! I wish you a happy holiday weekend.
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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    1. Thank you for the comment and visit!
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  5. Wonderful walking trails. Love seeing the wonderful birds, and my favourite photos is of the trees canopy view in the collage. Happy Easter!

    -Soma

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    1. Thank you Soma!
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  6. Thanks for sharing all these cute critters. The Titmouse is my favourite today. Wyatt is truly handsome.
    I wish you a very happy Easter time with your family!
    All the best!

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    1. Thank you Luisella!
      Happy Easter to you and yours!
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  7. Aloha BLESSINGS my friend ❤️

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    1. Thank you Cloudia!
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  8. Dearest Eileen; Wow, I always wish I had such nature like you have to enjoy walks♬ Lovely and Sweet birdies I can't come across So I always enjoy them through your posts ;-) I thought I might have seen Tufted Titmouse, not sure though; I LOVED your last message with blue color; sure is the key to our life, isn't it ♡ ♡ ♡
    Lots of Love; Miyako from Japan

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    1. Hello Miyako, thank you for the comment and visit!
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  9. You are blessed with the beautiful natural surroundings e.g. birds, lake and the fire road. And always good to take the grand dogs for walks. Beautiful bonding with your son and his family.

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    1. Thank you Nancy! Yes, we do love spending time with the family.
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  10. Hi Eileen,
    These are beautiful photos and collages.
    The dogs love to walk with you.
    Your grandson is a real sweetheart.
    Do you want to post my link??
    I wish you a happy Easter.
    Greetings Irma

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    1. Thank you Irma! Happy Easter!
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  11. Hello Eileen!
    Beautiful birds and dogs. The dogs looks happy about the walk in the forest.
    Happy Easter!

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    1. Thank you Marit! The dogs are happy going on our walks.
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  12. Lovely to see all the critters, Happy Easter to you too!

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    1. Thank you Marianne!
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  13. Beautiful critters as always. Happy Easter to you and yours!

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    1. Thank you Bill!
      Take care, have a happy Easter weekend!

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  14. Muito lindas todas as fotos!
    Desejo uma Páscoa linda, abençoada e muito feliz pra todos vocês e também um beijinho especial ao lindo netinho! chica

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    1. Thank you Chica!
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  15. You have such a wide variety of critters! Thanks for hosting! Happy Easter.

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    1. Thank you Jenn!
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  16. Bald Eagles are feeding young here too, and both species of kinglets seem to be everywhere. A couple of hours from now I will be leading a walk and hope to see lots of them.

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    1. Thank you David! The Kinglets should be leaving here, they are our winter birds.
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  17. Hello Eileen, Your walks on the fire road with your Grand-dogs is always a delightful sight. Great sightings of all the birds. I love all your collages, and family picture. Thank you for hosting Eileen.:=)
    Happy Easter to you and your loved ones.

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    1. Thank you Sonjia! I appreciate your visit and comment.
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  18. Dear Eileen, I had fun again accompanying you on your walks in nature, both with and without the dogs. It is wonderful that you can watch birds there again and again. I was also very happy about your bonus picture with the happy young family :-)
    This time I have something special for you (and all birdwatchers ;-)), because we went on a trip to a nature reserve during mating season of the great bustards and saw many other birds, deer, rabbits there... :-)
    All the best and happy Easter 🐣🐇🐥
    Traude
    https://rostrose.blogspot.com/2022/04/grotrappen-balz-ausflug-zum.html

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    1. Thank you Traude, Happy Easter to you and your family!
      We do enjoy seeing the family and our grandsons are growing quickly.
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  19. ...as always, thanks for the bonus picture. Thanks for hosting and enjoy a wonderful weekend.

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    1. Thank you Tom!
      I appreciate the link, comment and visit.
      Have a happy weekend!

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  20. Happy holidays Eileen and all your family, and the dogs. I love the Golden-crowned Kinglets, beautiful.

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    1. Thank You Bob, Happy Easter!
      Have a great weekend!

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  21. Those fire roads keep both you and I entertained Eileen. I'm sorry that someone took your favourite spot - I guess they'd read your blog and thought to go there! I think the sparrow is White-throated but will be interested to read what others think. Thanks for hosting the meet and enjoy the rest of your Easter Hols and chocolate eggs.

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    1. Thank you Phil! My guess was a White-throated Sparrow.
      Happy Easter weekend to you and your family.

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  22. Hari OM
    Always a joy to wander with you (and your lens!)... Blessed weekend to you dear blog friend! YAM xx
    N=Noble

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  23. It is beautiful how in so many photos of children, all eyes are on the child.

    Everywhere we go, the song sparrows are present, singing their hearts out. I love those precious birds.

    That is a great area for a walk and the dogs obviously love it there too.

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    1. Thank you Marie! It is nice to hear all the birds singing now.
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  24. Your grandson sure brings a lot of happiness! And I love seeing the Eagles. We are watching some of the Eagle cams and they are neat to watch grow up and spread their wings. Happy weekend!

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    1. Thank you Diane! I like watching the Eagle cams too.
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  25. seems like amazing walking trails. Beautiful bird pictures and lovely dog.
    Glad to see your son's family. Lovely kid!
    This week, my post doesn't include a live critter, but murals, ornaments and temple sculptures to feature different creatures.
    Have a great weekend!

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    1. Amila, thank you for the comment and visit!
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  26. the bonus is great news and also adorable.. i like that old home in the collage and all the photos of the road and trees make me want to walk there..

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    1. Thank you Sondra! I think that is old barn in the woods.
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  27. THanks for bringing us along on your walks. Eagle chicks! Or whatever they are called! I loved your quote. Happy Easter!

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    1. Thank you Barbara! I think they are called eaglets.
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  28. Lovely shots, Eileen. May you and your family have a very Happy Easter!

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    1. Thank you Nick! Happy Easter!
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  29. PS: Thank you for hosting, Eileen. Your efforts are appreciated!

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    1. Thanks again Nick!
      Take care, have a great new week ahead.

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    1. Thank you Lea! Happy Easter!
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  31. You have a sharp eye for birds! I love your walks with the grand dogs.
    Thank you for hosting. Enjoy your weekend.

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    1. Thank you Alan!
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  32. Happy Easter! Enjoy your walks and have a great time in nature!
    Thanks for hosting!

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    1. Thank you Calendula!
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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    1. Thank you Klara!
      Take care, have a happy Easter weekend!

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  34. Hi Eileen, the bike path looks like a good spot for dog walking too...Glad you got to see the nesting of the Eagles, they have already fledged here and Im seeing some young ones in the air...Hope your Holiday is Peaceful.
    TC

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    1. Thank you and Happy Easter Sondra! The grand-dogs do not behaved well around other dogs, we have to watch where we take them for walks. Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  35. Oooh ~ eaglets ~ Wow! ~ Great nature photos and love your grand dogs ~ Xo

    Wishing you love and laughter in your days,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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    1. Hello Carol, thank you for the comment and visit!
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  36. Hi Eileen
    I enjoyed seeing your photos. It is so nice that you were able to watch your grand dogs and take such good care of them while your son and daughter-in-law are busy with the new baby. They are a lovely family! Have a very Happy and Blessed Easter.

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    1. Thank you Pat! It is hard to believe we have had the grand-dogs since Jan 8th. The time is flying by.
      Take care, have a happy Easter weekend!

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  37. Seeing the Eagles at the nest is wonderful. So is your son's family, Eileen.

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    1. Thank you RedPat!
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  38. Such wonderful natural places within walking distance. The eagles do seem to have at least one eaglet.

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    1. Thank you Ken! I hope the eaglet survives this year.
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  39. Love those eaglets! Happy Easter, Eileen!

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    1. Thank you Jeanie!
      Happy Easter, enjoy your day!

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  40. A wonderful day to get out and about.

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

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  41. Hello Eileen
    Many thanks for sharing your lovely photographs and collages.
    Special thanks too for the bonus pictures :)

    Wishing you and your family a Happy Easter.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thank you Jan! Happy Easter to you and your family.
      Have a great new week!

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

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  43. Your post makes me want to get out and enjoy the outside a bit more - I'm so glad that it's warming up!

    Happy Easter!

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    1. Thank you Kim! Happy Easter!
      Have a great day and happy new week!

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  44. Happy Easter! I would love to get out to see the eagles on their nests...but have not been near them. The granddogs are lucky to have you two.

    And I know it was a joy to see your kids and grandkids.

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    1. Thank you Rose! Happy Easter!
      Have a great day and happy new week!

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  45. Looks like a good place to walk.

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

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  46. Eileen - Happy Easter to you as well! We are in the UK and went for a walk in the woods yesterday - so many birds singing, and I was able to spot quite a few of them with my binoculars! No pictures, though - I don't have the right equipment for that!

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    1. Thank you Angie! Sounds like you had a great walk.
      Have a great day and happy new week!

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  47. I am always so jealous of your eagle nest watching. Here, nearby, we have none
    Thanks for linking in this week

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    1. Thank Anni! I am hoping the Eagle's nest is a success this year.
      Have a great Easter and happy new week!

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  48. prachtig die adelaars geweldig ook een fijne pasen

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    1. Thank you for visiting and for the comment.
      Have a happy day and a great new week!

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  49. you have beautiful walks in your area. :)
    Hope you had a great Easter. :)

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    1. Thank you Monica!
      Take care, enjoy your day and happy new week!

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  50. Tufted Titmouse looks surprised, maybe noticed by you? Bonus picture always makes me smile.

    Yoko

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    1. Thank you Yoko! Yes, the bird took off as soon as it saw me.
      Have a great day and a happy new week!

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  51. love to see "Bald Eagle is sitting above the nest..."

    beautiful photos

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    1. Thank you for the comment and visit.
      It is always nice to see the Bald Eagles.
      Have a great day and a happy new week!

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  52. Not sure if you'll see this comment, as this is not your most recent post...but 2 back. Your 2 most recent post have comments turned off for some reason. Hope you had a lovely Easter. Loved the lighthouse picture. I like how lighthouses are always different and interesting to see. Looks like you had a good hike in the woods and got some great photo's. Will get you added to my blog list.
    Sandy's Space

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    1. Sandy, thanks for visiting and for the comment.
      I love to visit lighthouses, they are all different.
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  53. What a lovely place to walk the grand-dogs Eileen! ☺ Nice photos of the birds and cows! I love seeing cows too. Whenever I drive out to the mail boxes, I pass a few farms and see horses and cows...I always linger a little bit! ☺

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    1. Thank you Rain!
      I love watching the cows and horses, I wish there were places to pull the car and stop for more photos.
      Take care, enjoy your day and the week ahead.

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  54. I enjoyed all these wonderful sights on your walk, thank you Eileen. Also lovely to see your sweet family at the end of the post. Little Wyatt is a darling!

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    1. Thank you Denise! We do enjoy all the sights on our walks.
      Have a great day and week ahead.

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  55. Espero que hayas pasado una Pascua feliz. El paseo se ve precioso y me encanta. Besos.

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    1. Thank you Teresa! Take care, enjoy your day!

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  56. Hope you had a wonderful Easter Dear friend! Thank you so much for these beautiful photos.

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    1. Thanks so much for your visit and comments.
      Have a great day and happy week ahead.

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  57. Deseo que pasárais una Feliz Pascua. Preciosas fotos has compartido amiga.
    Buen miércoles Eileen..
    Un abrazo.

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    1. Thank you Laura! I hope you had a very happy and blessed Easter.
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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