Saturday, June 4, 2022

Saturday's Critters # 442

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!


1.  May 2nd,  hubby and I went birding and looking for wildflowers at the Susquehanna State Park. These images are from the picnic area and the pond. The Eastern Bluebirds were catching bugs in the grass, guessing at Rough-winged Swallows, Slider Turtles at the pond, Robins, Cardinal couple, Gray Catbird, Yellow Warbler and a Canada Geese family. 




2. May 2,  our timing was a little off for seeing more of the wildflowers along the Susquehanna River trail. We did see some of the Bluebells and the Trillium. Also seen at the Conowingo Dam area were the Ospreys, Bald Eagles, Double-crested Cormorants, Great Blue heron with Eagle, Yellow-rumped Warbler and a Spotted Sandpiper. 





3. May 2nd  at the Susquehanna River below the dam, we could see lots of the Bald Eagles and the Great Blue Herons have a rookery in this spot too.





4. May 2nd , Susquehanna River below the dam is a little island in the middle of the river. That is where the Great Blue Heron rookery is located. 




5. May 3rd, our local walk to the lake with the dogs, hubby is ahead with me following along with Winnie the Corgi, unknown plant with flower, Canada Geese, Gray Catbird, Black-throated Blue Warbler, Solitary Sandpiper and Double-crested Cormorants on the lake.

Edit: thanks to both Sondra and Rose for the Mayapple plant id.





6. May 3rd, I saw a Black-throated Blue Warbler a few times near the lake. 




7. May 3rd, I am guessing this is a Solitary Sandpiper, seen along the George's Creek. 





8.  May 4th, a walk with the dogs on the local fire road, we saw a few Pink Lady Slippers starting to bloom. 




9. May 5th, George's Creek at Prettyboy Reservoir. We saw the White-eyed Vireo, Red-winged Blackbirds, Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher, various wildflowers, Slider Turtles, Yellow-rumped Warbler, view of the reservoir.



10.  May 6th, a rainy day and I was able to catch some birds just outside my windows.  The top two photos are the Veery , seen on the driveway. The Veery has returned to our forest, I love the sound they make. The bottom images are the Scarlet Tanager, it was seen in a pine tree in my back yard. 




A bonus this weekend, a photo of my grandchildren celebrating Memorial Day. 




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!

113 comments:

  1. Great birding month! But the babies are the best, especially their patriotic outfits. (I hope they still fit by the 4th of july!)

    best… mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Mae! Their outfits are cute, they would be great for the 4th of July too.
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  2. What a beautiful place. Sorry you missed out on the wildflowers, but I think the amazing birds made up for it. Have a wonderful weekend!

    -Soma

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  3. Those birds are so beautiful and I have never seen a Black-throated Blue Warbler before..simply fascinating!

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

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  4. What a veritable haul of beautiful birds. I would also like to go looking for wildflowers, but not many seen here except Lantanas and Tridax daisies. Your grandchildren are so adorable!

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      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  5. Looks like a wonderful outing for birding and wildflowers. Your grand children are so cute. Have a wonderful weekend.

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

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  6. Hello Eileen,
    Your grandchildren are both very lovely!
    Take care, and have a great weekend!

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

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  7. How nice that you can see and photograph the Bald eagles!
    Of course all other critters are cute too, but the eagles are special.
    You grandchildren are very handsome.
    Enjoy your weekend! 🌷

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

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  8. Hi Eileen,
    What beautiful collages and photos these are.
    Your grandkids look really cute.
    Would you mind posting my link??
    Have a nice weekend.
    Greetings Irma

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

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  9. Hari OM
    In search of flowers, the birds were a bonus! Superb selection again, Eileen and my winner for today is the duo of eagles and herons - with its own wee bonus of a diver (maybe a Merganzer?) but really, that's nit-picking! Have a good one... YAM xx

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    1. Thank you Yam! The diver is actually a Double-crested Cormorant.
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  10. You certainly get a lot of wildlife.

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

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  11. You had a wonderful month of May! So many birds you find. The grandies are the stars, though! Thanks for hosting.

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

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  12. It's interesting to see the Bald Eagles and Great Blue Herons together. Bald Eagles are known to predate herons from time to time both on the water and by raiding nests to take juveniles.

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    1. Thank you David! The herons seem to thrive in this location, along with the Eagles, Vultures and the Cormorants.
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  13. Maravilhosos teus mosaicos e fotos, mas os netinhos chamaram a atenção.Lindos, uma graça!
    desejo ótimo fim de semana! beijos, de volta, chica

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

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  14. ...Eileen, once again you saved the best for last! Thanks for hosting and enjoy those sweet little ones.

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

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  15. I love the blue herons and the bald eagles together

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

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  16. Great bird photos, and I enjoyed seeing the wildflowers, too!

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

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  17. Your grandchildren look like two cute delights! Lovely photos of birds and wildflowers; the rain seems to bestow some greenish to your walk. Have a great weekend

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

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  18. Super selection at the Susquehanna River there Eileen. You always seem to see a very diverse range of bird species not far from your home. And the Solitary Sandpiper is my winner because it is so much like our Green Sandpiper but subtly different if you know what I mean. Nice work Thanks for link today and enjoy your weekend.

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    1. Thanks Phil! The Sandpiper is a beautiful bird, I enjoyed finding it here at our lake. Have a great weekend!

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  19. when those adorable grand babies both are walking and the younger gets more hair, people will think they are twins. love this photo of them. I would like to see a scarlet tanager. today we had to walk in drizzling rain, there were more birds out than on a bright sunny morning. they were all hopping around in wet grass grabbing food like it was a mad buffet. doves, jays, black birds, and a lot of small birds i did not reconize. the happiest of all were the mallards

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    1. Thanks Sandra! The younger one is growing fast, he seems to be catching up with his big brother. Sounds like you had some great bird sightings. Take care, enjoy your day!

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  20. Great critters you saw last month! I would be mouth agape at seeing so many bald eagles! Love the grandkids in their matching outfits!

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    1. Thank you Barbara! The kiddies do look cute in their matching outfits.
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  21. i am not sure which i enjoyed more "may" or those beautiful grand babies??!! i enjoyed the picture of the black throated blue warbler, i have never seen one of those before!! awesome sightings of the bald eagles, they are always so exciting to see!! you are lucky to see so many beautiful birds and flowers on your walks and in your yard as well!!

    have a wonderful weekend, it is suppose to be beautiful and many thanks for hosting!!

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    1. Thank you Debbie! It is always a treat to see the Eagles.
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  22. What an excellent walk that was, Eileen, with lots of interesting critters to look at. Lovely shots, as always!

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

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  23. What a great variety of critters and very cute babies. I especially liked the Bald Eagles and the nice closeup of the Solitary Sandpiper.

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

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  24. PS: Thank you for hosting, Eileen! Have a great new week.

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

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  25. You see so many different birds, Eileen. I have a flock of Chimney Swifts who circle around here every evening but it is impossible to get a pic of them. They change direction so quickly.
    Love the shot of the grandkids.

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    1. Thank you RedPat! The Chimney Swifts are fun to watch.
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  26. Hi Eileen, another great post chock full of awesome birds..I did not see a Back Throated Blue this spring...not yet so Im hopeful for the fall...I agree the sound a Veery or a Wood Thrush soooo awesome...def a favorite of mine. And Scarlet Tanager, wow that's a good bird for a yard list...
    Woods wild flowers are sooo unique...you saw quite a few the Lady Slipper is a wow plant...I think the one with the big leaf is called May Apple? Maybe...the Kiddos are adorable!! Enjoy the weekend.

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    1. Thank you Sondra! I appreciate the May Apple id.
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  27. Wonderful photo of your grandchildren in their Red White and Blue! Love that shot of the eagles and herons! Amazing. Happy weekend to you.

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    1. Thank you Ellen! The kiddies do look cute in their matching outfits.
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  28. Fantastic photos but the last one of your adorable grandchildren wins the prize. :)

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

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  29. I love the photos of the birds and the dogs but the human cuties win the day. Just adorable. You are fortunate, Eileen.

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

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  30. Blessings I mean you are the best host on the internet. Thanks for everything

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

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  31. nice shots. The dam seem to be a great place for raptors :)

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    1. Thank you Monica! Yes, it is a great place to see the Eagles and other raptors.
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  32. You've found a lot of critters this week.

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

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  33. Good morning Eileen, I hope your day is going well, and that it's a bit warmer then our chilly start to the day. Your little grandchildren are just adorable and what a fun photo for their Memorial Day celebrations. Thank you also for labeling your lovely birds, the easy ones I get but it seems my bird names isn't the best. It was funny when I first read May 2 in your beginning seems like yesterday and it's now June 4th! What in the world, time is moving far too fast. Enjoy your weekend!

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    1. Thank you Karen! Yes, time is moving too fast!
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  34. Oh your grand kids are so adorable ~ wonderful photography of nature as always ~ Xo

    Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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

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  35. lovely "Bald Eagles and the Great Blue Herons" ....
    great captures

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

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  36. Amazing pics. Loved your grandchildren photo, so cute :)
    Happy Weekend.

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

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  37. I always see Sandpiper when I went to the beach.... cute bird.
    Thank you for sharing beautiful photos.

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    1. Thanks so much for the comment! Take care, enjoy your day and the new week ahead.

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  38. Wonderful, the bald eagles, dearest Eileen! I'm also very happy about your other bird and animal photos - and of course, of course about the two cuties at the end, sooo sweet! <3 <3
    Today I have two posts with critters for you :-)
    All the best
    Traude
    https://rostrose.blogspot.com/2022/06/mai-trip-mit-sigrun-und-alles-finster.html

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    1. Thank you Traude! I appreciate the links and your comment. Take care, enjoy your day and the new week ahead.

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  39. Those 2 little grand-critters are SO CUTE!!

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    1. Thank you Lydia! Take care, enjoy your day and the new week ahead.

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  40. Impressive shot with both herons and eagles! Your grands are adorable!

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    1. Thank you Linda! Take care, enjoy your day and the new week ahead.

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  41. Your collages are lovely! Have a lovely weekend!

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    1. Thanks for your link and comment. Take care, enjoy your day and the new week ahead.

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  42. I love seeing your grandbabies!!!
    You had a great variety of wildlife sighted!! And awesome collages today. I have yet to photograph the warbler.

    Thanks, as always, for stopping by and sharing your link with us!!

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    1. Thank you Anni! I find the warblers hard to photograph, they move so quickly. Never staying still for long. Take care, enjoy your day and the new week ahead.

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  43. Hello Eileen,
    Nice pictures. Wonderful to see all these different birds.
    That must be nice when you go for a walk and see all these birds.
    Funny picture of your grandchildren. You could be proud of them!!

    Many greetings,
    Marco

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    1. Thank you Marco! Yes, we do love our grandsons! Take care, enjoy your day and the new week ahead.

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  44. Beautiful serie photos of the birds Eileen. I like the eagles. Beautiful photos of your grandsons. Take care, enjoy next week.

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    1. Thank you Caroline! It is always a treat to see the Eagles. Take care, enjoy your day and the new week ahead.

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  45. Your grandchildren are cute!!! I'm also continuing to be amazed by your knowledge of the outdoors and your skill in identifying and photographing all the different birds that you come across.
    Thank you for hosting!!

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    1. Thanks Yogi! It is always nice to see you linking up and I appreciate the comment. Take care, enjoy your day and the new week ahead.

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  46. I love the collages, and love the 'Solitary Sandpiper' Eileen.

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    1. Thank you Bob! Take care, enjoy your day and have a happy new week!

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  47. Hello Blogging Friend! Its been a while, and I've so missed stopping by and seeing your great photos and reading about where you've been - Grass never grows under your feet, and speaking of growing, those grandkids are getting big too, what cuties they are!! ❤❤ Have a good week!!

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  48. I'm so enjoying all the pretty birds, Eileen. Our garden is full of birds at the moment but the same three or four species and none as pretty as yours.
    Amalia
    xo

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    1. Thank you Amalia! Take care, have a happy new week!

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  49. I enjoyed the beautiful mosaics and photos, Eileen.

    Your grand kiddos are most adorable!

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    1. Thank you Veronica! Take care, enjoy your new week!

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  50. Your grands are so cute! So many lovely photos here and I am on the phone! Want to remember to look later when on computer. The first flower you mention is a Mayapple.

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    1. Thank you Rose! Have a great day and happy week ahead.

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  51. The grandboys are so cute in their matching patriotic outfits! What beautiful nature walks you shared with us -- the wildflowers are a special treat ; all those wonderful birds and the flowers too. Beautiful.

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    1. Thank you Sallie! We do enjoy our nature walks. Take care, enjoy your day and the week ahead.

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  52. Hello Eileen
    I hope you had a wonderful weekend.
    Here in the UK we were celebrating The Queens Platinum Jubilee, it was wonderful.
    Lovely post, so nice to see the birds,but the stars are your grandchildren they are adorable :)

    Wishing you a good week ahead.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thank you Jan! I saw some of the Jubille celebrations on our news. Take care, enjoy your new week!

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  53. Hi Eileen, Just wanted to say thank you so much for your kind comment on my blog today. I can’t say I walk the stairs often, but I probably should, and, yes, they ARE exercise! :-) Also, I love the thought on your Monday, June 6, post, "When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace." That is wonderful! See you again soon, have a good week ahead! John

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    1. Thank you John! I loved that quote too, peace is needed around the world. Take care, enjoy your day!

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  54. Your grandchildren are adorable in their red, white and blue outfits! You always find such a wide variety of birds for your weekly posts.

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

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  55. Todo se ve maravilloso, las aves, las plantas y tus nietos son preciosos. Un abrazo.

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

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  56. Your grandchildren are so very cute Eileen :) Thank you for another great variety of sights on your walk. I always enjoy them. Have a great day and enjoy the rest of your week.

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    1. Thanks Denise! Take care, enjoy your day and the week ahead.

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  57. Que guapos .A disfrutar con los nietos Eileen.
    Buen fin de semana
    Un abrazo.

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