Saturday, June 25, 2022

Saturday's Critters # 445

 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 more of my daily photos from our local walks with the grand -dogs. We are lucky to have this park like setting just outside our door. Our walks can be from one mile to three miles long. 


1. May 23rd, our morning walk to the lake with the dogs, A Double-crested Cormorant, Canada Geese, back at home a Pileated Woodpecker and a House Wren. 





2. May 25th,  hubby and I went to a local park called Hashawha Nature Center. Below top row are Cedar Waxwings, American Goldfinch, wild Iris, Northern Cardinal, Red-winged Blackbird, Eastern Bluebird  and some wildflowers. 





3. May 25th at the Hashawha Nature Park we saw a small group of White-tailed Deer. 





4. May 26th, another walk with Nibbles and Winnie, a loop hike on the fire road. 




5. May 28th, our morning walk has become a routine with views of the forest and lake. We saw a Great Blue Heron, Slider turtle, Swallowtail Butterfly, wild Iris and Prettyboy Reservoir.





6. May 28th.. A Swallowtail Butterfly





7. Our backyard blooms during the month of May, one of our Rhododendron bushes, Clematis on the fence, Catmint, pots of Salvia, Lantana, Zinnias, Bee Balm and Columbine and Siberian Iris near the pond. I try picking out flowers that attract the Hummingbirds and butterflies.




I hope your enjoyed these photos, birds, turtles, butterfly and our grand-dogs. We are still waiting for our son's new home to be done, the family has come for visits with us and to see the dogs.


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!

118 comments:

  1. Your walks look like lots of fun. I haven’t seen as many birds lately as you have, though we did see some beautiful herons at the Botanical Gardens. Thank you for hosting this.

    best… mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Mae! I am hearing more birds than actually seeing them, they are hiding in the tree tops.
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  2. Beautiful wildflowers and birds. The red on the Pileated Woodpecker is so vivid and the Swallowtail Butterfly is amazing. Thanks so much for hosting and a very happy weekend to you!

    -Soma

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    1. Thank you Soma! The butterfly was a beauty!
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  3. What beautiful sightings and captures. The butterfly really stands out, wow!

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

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  4. Nice to see the Pileated Woodpecker and many of the pretty birds in person. Wonderful to enjoy the pretty wildflowers and the deer on your walk. Thank you for hosting and have a great weekend.

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    1. Thank you Nancy! It is always great to see the Pileated Woodpecker!
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  5. You are so fortunately to have these beautiful walks on your door step. beautiful birds and flowers to admire and photograph which I enjoy seeing. That butterfly is a stunner Eileen. You are really going to miss the 2 dogs when they go back home and I am sure they will miss you and your husband and these wonderful walks you take them on. Thank you for hosting and I wish you a wonderful weekend. Thanks for all the comments you leave. Unfortunately I have had to come over again to the IOW as my daughter Gillian who had the car crask now needs to have the risky operating and my help is needed again.

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    1. Thank you Margaret! Hubby and I will always be taking our walks, maybe further away. I hope all goes well with your daughter's surgery, sending prayers and well wishes. Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  6. Hari OM
    Yes, enjoyed them muchly - and all are in with a chance of favourite today! YAM xx

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

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  7. Some really beautiful birds and that group of deer are so adorable. Have a wonderful weekend, Eileen.

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

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  8. The dogs seem to enjoy the walks too.

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

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  9. I look forward to this every week, Eileen!

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    1. Thank you Cloudia! I am happy to see you each week!
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  10. Love the swallowtail butterflies. Have a wonderful weekend!

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

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  11. Hi Eileen,
    What a great collages and photo of the butterfly.
    Lovely to walk every day, we do that every day also.
    Would you mind posting my link?
    I wish you a very nice weekend.
    Greetings Irma

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    1. Thank you Irma! We do enjoy our daily walks. Have a great weekend.

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  12. Hello Eileen,
    Beautiful birds, animals and flowers! The Swallowtail butterfly is very pretty.
    Take care, and have a happy weekend!

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

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  13. One of the White-tailed Deer looked very curious. You have wonderful trails and how fortunate … your back yard is like a park with many blooms.

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

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  14. Beautful photos, I especially like the butterfly. Have a wonderful weekend.

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

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  15. ...we have so many dead and dying ash trees here that the woodpickers are everywhere. Thanks Eileen for hosting the party, take care.

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    1. Thank you Tom! The woodpeckers do love the dead trees, a great habitat for the birds.
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  16. You have such an array of critters! Wonderful to see. Happy weekend. Thanks for hosting. I have to go out and water my dry garden!

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

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  17. Good morning, beautiful photos, you have a lovely spot for walks and enjoying nature I always love seeing the pileated woodpeckers Happy weekend

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    1. Thank you Kathy! It is a treat to see the Pileated Woodpeckers.
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  18. You are so lucky having all the gorgeous wildlife around and the beautiful garden. What caught my eyes today was the Swallowtail Butterfly. That´s a real beauty. I might have seen it, or a similar one on my trips. But as I recall it was more bluish in the color. Take care:)

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    1. Thank you Monica! The butterfly is a beauty!
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  19. You have so many places rich in beauty, starting with your garden. Since we are new to this home and the plantings had been neglected, I thought vine climbing on the fence was just a weed until if burst our in stunning white flowers which lasted over a month-- it was Clematis which takes many forms and colors. Have planted lots of catnip, er... Catmint (Nepita Cat's Meow).

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    1. Hello, Ken!
      Thank you for the comment. The Clematis is beautiful, our Catmint did very well this year.
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  20. Hello Eileen,
    What a nice pictures.
    Wonderful all these places of nature. And so great to see all the beautiful birds. Some are so special.

    Many greetings,
    Marco

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    1. Thank you Marco! I appreciate your visit and comment. Enjoy your weekend.

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  21. Flores, aves, borboleta, teus cães...
    Tudo lindo aqui.
    Natureza sempre encanta!
    beijos, ótimo fim de semana! chica

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    1. Thank you Chica! Nature is grand! Have a happy weekend.

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  22. Your blooms are a month ahead of ours. So pretty. I can understand the dogs loving those walks. Imagine the smells they discover along the way! Great bird shots as usual, Eileen.

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    1. Thank you Marie! The dogs are enjoying the walks.
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  23. You see so much on each of your walks. I love all the color in your yard.

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

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  24. I love the Swallowtail Butterfly, it has a shiny coat. Beautiful.

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    1. Thank you Bob! The butterfly is a beauty!
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  25. the dogs are so happy, all those scents to smell while walking on the paths. Beau loves to go where critter scent is..

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    1. Thanks Sandra!
      The dog's noses are down to the ground during our walks, they must love all the different scents.

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  26. Thanks for sharing the series of lovely critters. My favourite is the Swallowtail butterfly today.
    Have a great weekend!

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    1. Thank you Luisella! Your comment and visit are much appreciated. Have a great weekend.

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  27. I love the butterfly too and all of the pretty flowers you have at your house. It's so nice to be close to a good place to walk! Enjoy your weekend!

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    1. Thank you Diane! We are lucky to have this spot for walking.
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  28. Beautiful critters! These pictures are so pretty. Lovely Post dear! xoxo
    Allurerage 
    Thetrendybride 

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      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  29. A good Saturday morning to you, Eileen. Thank you for sharing the photos from your walks to the lake with the grand-dogs. I love the variety of nature you are able to capture. Birds, critters, flowers, and the Swallowtail Butterfly … beautiful! I’m linking up with you today and hope you’ll have a chance to see my pictures of a Great Blue Heron finding breakfast yesterday. Happy weekend to you and hubby. Thanks again for sharing and hosting! John

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    1. Thank you John! I did enjoy your Great Blue Heron photos, they are beautiful birds.
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  30. What a delightful post, Eileen! Beautiful flora and fauna!

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

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

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    1. Thanks again Nick! Have a great day and happy new week!

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  32. I'm loving those purple irises. And the butterfly is beautiful!

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

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  33. A great collection of nature at its best. Thanks for your comment on my blog!

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    1. Thank you Barbara! Nature is beautiful!
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  34. It's always nice to see where you've been on your nature walks. Having dogs for company makes it even better. Wishing you have a lovely weekend.

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    1. Thank you Yvonne! The dogs do love going on walks with us.
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  35. I do enjoy these posts...you get to see so much. I love all the flowers you are showing..

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    1. Thank you Rose! The flowers are a cheery sight!
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  36. A great walk - love the blue irises, and the beautiful butterfly! Happy Saturday to you, Emille (Jesh)

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    1. Thank you Jesh! The butterfly was a beauty!
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  37. Amazing photos, Just loved the post.
    Thanks a lot for hosting.

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

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  38. I love you mother nature and universe ❤️

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      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  39. Hi Eileen, your dog walk series are great and the bird sightings are a bonus. Your flowers are lovely....I hope mine will recover before the season is over...Have a great Last week of June!

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    1. Thank you Sondra! I like taking the dogs for a walk and being able to bird watch at the same time. I hope your flowers survive. Have a great weekend.

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  40. Another brilliant collection Eileen, always love each and every photo. Today seeing you take the doggies out for a walk really spoke to me :)

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    1. Thank you Denise! Have a great day and happy weekend.

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  41. Oh love your grand doggies and you go the best places and get the best critter photos ~ Love them all ~ 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! We are happy to take the dogs for a walk in our neighborhood, they have a great time. Take care, enjoy your weekend.

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  42. You certainly don't have to go far to see a variety of birds, Eileen. Thanks for the bird ID - I knew you would know immediately. I would have never though it was a blackbird.

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    1. Thank you RedPat! Have a great day and happy weekend!

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  43. I always enjoy your photos and the info that goes along with them.

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  44. I love your frequent walks in nature and all the critters from insects, to all different kinds of birds, to deer. Thanks for taking us along and thank you for hosting!!

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    1. Thank you Alan! I appreciate the comment and link! Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  45. Dear friend; Your walk looks so fun! All photos you shared here are beautiful. Flowers and especially swallowtail Butterfly look perfect. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks so much for the visit and comment. Take care, have a happy new week!.

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  46. Happy Saturday Eileen. Such a wonderful collection of critters and insects and flowers!

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    1. Ellen, thanks so much for the visit and comment. Take care, have a happy new week!.

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  47. Beautiful flowers. Great to see all the critters this week. Such a great variety of them.

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

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  48. A fine post. I love the collage.

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

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  49. Oh yes, dear Eileen,
    I enjoyed all these photos! :-) It's wonderful (but actually not surprising, since you're an animal lover) that you also rely primarily on insect-friendly plants! The Swallowtail Butterfly, on the other hand, is a surprise for me, because I've never seen them so black-turquoise - here they are mainly white with a black-blue-red pattern (https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/ swallowtail_(butterfly))
    All the best and have a nice weekend,
    Traude
    https://rostrose.blogspot.com/2022/06/hochbetrieb-im-lavendel-und-andere-juni.html

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    1. Thank you Traude! We also have a beautiful yellow Tiger Swallowtail. Take care, have a happy new week!.

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  50. I like the blooms of May in your backyard and the critters you saw on your walks. The black of the Swallowtail Butterfly is so impressive. Whenever I come here, I’m glad you always look enjoying being a part of nature.

    Yoko

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    1. Hello Yoko, thanks so much for the visit and comment. Take care, have a happy new week!.

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  51. this is a great post eileen, so many wonderful critters to see!! a few stood out for me, the red-winged black bird, the blue bird and the butterfly...all amazing images. i'm sure your daily walks with the dogs are your favorite!! the flowers should not be forgotten...all really appealing!! have a great sunday and many thanks for hosting!!

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    1. Thank you Debbie! I appreciate you linking up and for the comment. Have a great day and happy new week!

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  52. colorful flowers and beautiful critters....
    lovely Swallowtail Butterfly

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

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  53. Eileen, vim avisar que acaba de entrar teu céu por lá!
    Aqui está:
    https://ceuepalavras.blogspot.com/2022/06/blog-post_26.html

    Obrigadão! Linda semana! beijos, chica

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    1. Hello Chica, thanks for sharing my link and sky photo. Take care, enjoy your day and the week ahead.

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  54. Hello Eileen
    You certainly have some great walks and I'm sure Nibbles and Winnie enjoy themselves.
    Lovely photographs you've shared again, thank you.

    Happy Sunday and have a great new week.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thank you Jan! The dogs do enjoy their walks. Take care, enjoy your day and the week ahead.

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  55. Glorious wildflowers and critters, Eileen.
    The Swallowtail butterfly is very pretty.

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

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  56. That picture is a great reminder of just how striking swallowtails are.

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    1. Thank you David! The Swallowtail butterflies are striking. Have a great day!

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  57. Hi Eileen! Thanks for always being such a good friend and coming over to my blog to comment! June has been such a busy month for us full of grandchildren events and I hope that July will bring us some lazy summer days. I always enjoy all the beauty and animals you see in your corner of the world. I know you are enjoying your sweet grandboys and your lobg walks with the dogs as company. Keep your camera clicking and keep sharing! (((Hugs)))

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    1. Thank you Pat! I am sure you are enjoying every bit of time with your grandchildren. They grow up so fast. Have a happy day and great week ahead.

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  58. beautiful of Eastern Bluebird and wildflowers ....
    excellent shots

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  59. Todo me parece muy bonito, y tus flores , son preciosas. Besos.

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