Saturday, July 2, 2022

Saturday's Critters # 446

 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!

Wishing everyone a happy and safe 4th of July weekend!

I have more photos from our walks with the dogs, some birds and a few critters. Since having the dogs here our outings are more just around the neighborhood, on our local fire roads and to the lake. Our weather has warmed up, we have had a few days of high temperatures and humidity. 

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1. May 30th, scenes from our walk on the fire road. We saw a bunny, unknown Flycatcher, grand-dogs and the Mountain Laurels are blooming next to the trail. 




2. June 1st, another walk with the grand-dogs , I heard more birds than I saw on our walk. I am hearing lots of Ovenbirds, Worm-eating Warblers, Scarlet Tanagers, Red-eyed Vireo, various Woodpeckers, White-breasted Nuthatch, Brown-headed Cowbirds, Eastern Wood Pewee and American Robins. Below are Nibbles and Winnie, not sure if we a saw Leopard Frog or is it a toad, a Black Snake was on the fire road, large leaf Magnolia tree, possible Hawthorn shrub and Mountain Laurel.





3. June 2nd, I was watching the Eastern Bluebirds coming and going to one of my birdhouses. 





4. June 3rd, hubby and I took a walk on the NCR bike trail, I heard a lot of birds singing, guessing at the flycatcher, PeWee or a Phoebe , damselfly, the trail, a large dragonfly and some wildflowers and honeysuckle. 





5. June 4th, again I was watching the Bluebirds in my yard and I saw a Chipping Sparrow gathering dog hair for it's nest.





6. June 5th, our walk with the grand-dogs on the local fire road. We had a staring contest with a deer on the trail. It was watching us and we watched it for awhile. The dogs did not notice the deer until it started running away. 





7. Can you find the deer? The deer is standing behind Nibbles, near some ferns.





8. June 6th, our routine dog walking on the local fire road, this time we watched a Wood Thrush on the trail in front of us. I think it was eating or collecting something mixed in with the pine needles on the ground. 





9. June 7th one of our cloudy day walks to the lake. The grand-dogs look forward to their walks. I have been hearing more birds on our walks, this day I heard the Eastern Wood Pewee calling. Most the the birds are staying hidden behind leaves and in the tree tops. 




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111 comments:

  1. Hi Eileen! Lots of neat photos from your walks. It took me a while but, YES, I found the deer! 😊 I love the way you get so many photos in the post. The collages are neat! Thanks for sharing and hosting! Happy 4th of July to you and yours. John

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    1. Thank you John! Happy 4th of July weekend to you!
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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    2. Eileen, Thank you for the reply and for the kind comment you left for me on my blog. You are an amazing blogger the way you reply to all these comments. Thanks again and take good care!

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  2. Wonderful series of photos from your walks with the dogs. Interesting surroundings and pretty birds to see and take photos. I would enjoy such walks too. Happy weekend and happy 4th July.

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

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  3. These are grea walk you talk with the dogs and also your have taken lovely photographs. I love the Eastern Bluebirds and I do hope they will nest and produce chicks in your nest box. That would be exciting to see the young ones appear. Thanks for hosting and commenting . I hope you have a super week ahead.

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

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  4. Nice sightings and pics from your various walks. How useful is the Chipping Sparrow, collecting dog fur.

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    1. Thank you for the comment and visit. The dog hair comes in handy.
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  5. Hello Eileen,
    You have again made beautiful walks and seen a lot.
    Lovely to hear so many birds singing and also see snakes and frogs.
    I enjoyed your photos.
    Would you mind posting my link??
    I wish you a nice weekend.
    Greetings Irma

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

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  6. Hello Eileen,:=) What a lovely assortment of different species of wild life. The Eastern Bluebird is one of my favourites, but that black snake doesn't appeal to me. The damselfly and dragonfly are always great to see, and all the pretty flowers. I love your captures of the deer, but although I looked and looked at the picture of Nibbles, I couldn't find the deer, but then my eye sight is not what it used to be. My mountain Laurel is in flower now, I love the pretty individual cup shaped flowers. but to see it in the wild, and also the Honey Suckle blooms must be very special. I have very long hair which I cut myself by platting it, and cutting two to three inches off the bottom, tie it at the top,then hang it outside for the birds. The next day it disappears, taken by birds or squirrels, I figured if they collect dog hair, why not mine,... anyway it works every time.:=)
    It's always a pleasure to see your grand-dogs enjoying the outdoors, with so many different trails to follow.
    Thank you so much for hosting Eileen, and have a great weekend.:=)

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    1. Hello Sonjia, Thank you for the comment and visit. I am sure the birds love using your hair, it is nice for their nest.
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  7. Hello Eileen,
    Beautiful birds, flowers and dogs! The white honeysuckle is very pretty. 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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  8. Hari OM
    So much to see when out and about! These are just delightful to linger and imagine oneself there... YAM xx

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

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  9. Amazing photos. Thanks a lot for the post and pics. Thanks for hosting.
    Happy Weekend. Greetings 4th July.

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

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  10. Wonderful captures of all the beautiful creatures on the trail and from your yard. Enjoy the long weekend!

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

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  11. love the flycatcher in the leaves, so pretty and he bunny is adorable. as are the dogs, they look happy and healthy. happy trails is what they are thinking

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    1. Thank you Sandra! The dogs seem very happy!
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  12. Those dogs have been so well taken care of they will be mad as hell when they have to leave!

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    1. Thank you David! The dogs do enjoy the walks with us.
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  13. Lindas todas as fotos ,só fiquei com medo da cobra negra,afff... Que o feriado de 4 de julho seja lindo pra ti! beijos, chica

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

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  14. Your walks are very productive. I had great expectations for seeing lots of migrating and resident birds here in Connecticut, as we are surrounded by woodlands and adjacent to a large forest preserve. Lots of deer and a bear, but so far I have not seen a single Wood Thrush and only few warblers. We also walk along the lake most mornings. Not taking the dogs any more as the poodle and two Tibetan Mastiffs are too strong for the two of us to handle when a squirrel pops up. Now with school out, our daughter and the granddaughters like to sleep in. Wonderful documentation of your sightings.

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    1. Thank you Ken! Our grand-dogs would run after the squirrels too.
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  15. Dearest Eileen,
    I often feel like you: I HEAR the birds, but I can't see them or take a picture of them. But you always manage to capture birds photographically - and not only birds, but also deer, frogs (or toads), snakes, rabbits, dragonflies and a beautiful, circular spider web! It was a pleasure to go for a walk with you and your granddogs again.
    All the best, have a nice July weekend and a wonderful 4th of July,
    Traude
    https://rostrose.blogspot.com/2022/07/farbtupfer-und-weitere-juni-impressionen.html

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    1. Thank you Traude! We do enjoy our walks.
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  16. Take care on those fire roads Eileen. I don't like the sound of black snakes crossing my path. It sounds like your birds are playing their symphony just for you and the grand dogs. Love the Bluebird of course, and the fact it is nesting in your garden. Enjoy your 4th July and best wishes to the USA.

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    1. Thank you Phil! The black snakes are harmless.
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  17. ...for me the beautiful Eastern Bluebirds are hard to beat. Eileen, thanks for hosting, enjoy a safe 4th.

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    1. Thank you Tom! The Bluebirds are my favorites too.
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  18. Thanks for sharing all these amiable critters. Love the Bluebirds in particular. In Finland temperatures are slightly lower now. Summer continues anyway...
    Happy 4th July to you and yours!
    Happy weekend too!

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  19. Happy 4th! Our July 1st was relatively 'normal' despite the crazies. The cops were on top of them. Thanks for hosting and sharing your critters!

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    1. Thank you Jenn! I hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday weekend!

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  20. The sparrow collecting dog hair is a great capture. Love those grand-dogs. We haven’t had ours for a while. Next month!

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    1. Thanks Marie! Our grand-dogs may be here until the end of July! Have a great weekend.

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  21. You seem to be a fantastic ear birder! I love your lists of the birds heard but not seen, as well as your photos. I don't have any critter photos this week, but I wish you a happy holiday weekend and good birding in the week ahead.

    best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Mae! I hope your 4th of July weekend is great!

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  22. Those deer sure can blend into the forest! And I love that Thrush. It's amazing that some birds and animals don't scare as easily as others. Enjoy your weekend and the nice weather. It's HOT here in FL! lol

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    1. Thank you Diane! Take care and stay cool! Have a happy weekend.

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

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  24. PS: Happy 4th of July, Eileen! Thanks for hosting.

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  25. Wonderful shots, Eileen, and I love those bluebirds! Have a great holiday weekend!

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    1. Thanks Nick! The bluebirds are one of my many favorite birds. Take care, have a great new week!

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  26. beautiful wildlife today. Always a joy to see the blurbirds. I wish we had them :) :) Cool to see the frog and snake too.
    Have a great week. :)

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    1. Thank you Monica! I do enjoy seeing all kinds of wildlife. Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  27. Wonderful collages of critters. Fun to see the Eastern Blue Bird. Hope your 4th is safe and sane and that the dogs won't be too upset over fireworks! Happy Independence day to you and yours!

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    1. Thank you Ellen! Happy Independence Day to you, have a great weekend.

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  28. Love all your walks in nature. Those bluebirds are the prettiest things. Thank you for hosting.

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    1. Thank you Alan! I do love all things nature related. Happy 4th of July weekend.

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  29. Blue birds are really pretty! On our daily walk to the woods, we mostly just hear the birds, hardly have a chance to take a picture of them.

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    1. Thank you Angie! It is still nice to hear the birds singing. Have a great weekend!

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  30. Have a lovely 4th of July weekend!

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    1. Thanks so much for your visit and comment. Take care, enjoy your day and have a great new week!

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  31. Hi Eileen, wonderful shots from your walks with the dogs...and great birds seen and heard..I love to see Mt Laurel flowers..the grow in the upstate here so it's been a while since I been up there I miss that. The Flycatcher could be Acadian they are abundant migrant in eastern woodlands, I hope you enjoy your weekend!

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    1. Hello Sondra,
      You are right that the Acadian Flycatcher is found in our local woods during the summer season. But, on these days I was hearing the PeWee and the Phoebe. I have heard and learned the Acadian Flycatcher sounds here too. Thanks for commenting. Have a happy and safe 4th of July weekend.

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  32. Your granddogs seem well behaved, used to that walk by now I imagine. So great to see the deer for that long moment. Thanks for commenting on my blogs, though often your comments get sent to the "check if not spam" file for some reason.

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    1. Thanks Barbara! The dogs are somewhat behaved, they do not like coming across other dog walkers though.
      I only have a few comments that go to my spam folder, I always check there just in case. Have a happy 4th of July weekend.

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  33. you are lucky to see bluebirds right in your yard, i have heard that is unusual even with bluebird boxes. i have a deep love for frogs and an even deeper fear of snakes. the pups are so adorable, i know you have an abundant love for them!! happy 4th of july, enjoy the weekend and many thanks for hosting!!

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    1. Thanks Debbie! I love all the wildlife even the snakes. Happy 4th of July weekend to you!

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  34. Great bird photos. My birding group uses apps that identify birds in the woods even if you can't see them. That's why I appreciate your photos.

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    1. Hello, Red
      I have learned many of my local bird songs, there may be a few migrants I am not sure of their song.
      Have a great day and happy weekend.

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  35. I, too, am surrounded by bird songs. Bluebirds are so pretty but not common to my world. :)

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    1. Thanks so much for visiting and for the comment. Have a happy weekend!

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  36. Your dogs are so civilized they didn't notice the deer until it began to run. How interesting you are surrounded by beauty. Thank you for dear Eileen

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    1. Thank you Cloudia! I was surprised the deer stayed so close for what seemed a while. Have a great day and happy holiday weekend.

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  37. Love the shots of the Bluebirds. Eileen. I'm so impressed by your knowledge of bird songs. Thanks for the kind comments and for hosting us.

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    1. Thank you RedPat! I have learned a lot of bird songs over the years. Have a great weekend.

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  38. Hello Eileen lovely captures from your wanderings, and your own birdhouses, as well. I had to laugh at the staring contest with your deer spotting as I've been in that same spot with my pups before and if we stay still so will they and as they blend in so well our dogs seem to miss them too until oops, they run on! Enjoy your weekend and 4th of July celebrations. Take care.

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    1. Thank you Karen! we have been seeing more deer on the trails lately, always a pleasant sight to see. Have a happy 4th of July weekend.

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  39. Once again a wonderful collection of critters and pictures. Love the bluebirds.

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    1. Thank you Karen! The Bluebirds are a favorite of mine too. Have a great 4th of July weekend.

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  40. Beautiful images Eileen, my favourite is a Eastern Bluebirds, busy at their nest.

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    1. Thanks Bob! The Bluebirds are beautiful. Have a happy weekend.

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  41. The black snake is venemous? They're a little intimidating here - at least the red-bellied black snakes are!

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    1. Thanks for the comment Lydia! No these Black snakes are not venomous, they might bite if they feel threatened. Take care, enjoy your day and happy new week!

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  42. I had to laugh when you said the dogs didn't see the Deer until it started running away..Sometime last year Mollie and I were taking our late night walk..I walk down the middle of the street with her usually on the grass..We rounded a corner and there in the middle of the road was standing our community herd of seven deer..Mollie didn't see them and they were within 15 feet of us..Nobody moved..We just stood and watched each other..They are pretty used to us and vice versa..Eventually one moved and Mollie noticed them..They took off..Loved your pictures..Happy 4th..Stay cool...

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    1. Thank you Missy! Mollie is so small, she would have only seen the deer legs unless she looked up. I always enjoy seeing the deer on the trails, sometimes our yard. Have a great day and happy Independence Day.

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  43. The dogs look very pleased with their adventure.

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    1. Thanks Linda! The dogs do enjoy going for a walk. Have a great day, happy 4th and a great new week ahead.

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  44. It's bliss to stay close to nature and take daily walks in the woods. You gifted us with lovely mosaics of birds, flowers, and other critters. The last one is more refreshing with lake views! Happy July 4th and long weekend!

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    1. Thank you Jeevan! We are lucky to live so close to all this nature. Have a great new week!

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  46. lovely bluebirds....
    they visit our backyard almost every day ...

    Thank you for sharing your beautiful photos

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    1. Thank you for the comment. I always enjoy seeing the Bluebirds. Have a great weekend.

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  47. Hello Eileen
    Wishing you a happy 4th of July weekend.
    Thank you for sharing these lovely photographs from your recent walks.
    I do like the colours of the Eastern Bluebird, lovely to see.

    Have a good week ahead.

    All the best Jan

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

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  48. Loved the photos from your walks, especially the bluebirds.

    Happy 4th July, Eileen.

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    1. Thank you Veronica! Take care, have a great new week!

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  49. Siempre es un gusto visitarte.
    Feliz 4 de Julio amiga. Que lo paséis bien.
    Buena semana Eileen.
    Un abrazo.

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    1. Thank you Laura! Take care, have a great new week!

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  50. Happy Independence Day Eileen! ☺ Oh I love seeing your grand-furries! the photos of the bluebird are so lovely! ☺

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    1. Thank you Rain! Take care, have a great new week!

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  51. Tus paseos me gustan mucho, todo me parece precioso. Feliz mes de julio.

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

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  52. yes, I saw the deer.....
    great captured...
    beautiful photos of critters and plant as always....

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

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  53. Eileen - you are blessed in so many ways - grand-dogs for walking, beautiful woods for walking in, and all the wildlife to go with it! Belated Happy Fourth of July!

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    1. Thank you Angie! I hope your 4th of July was great. Take care, enjoy your day!

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  54. I'm surprised nibbles didn't notice the deer.

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    1. Thank you William! Yes, I was surprised too. Have a great weekend!

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