Saturday, July 16, 2022

Saturday's Critters # 448

 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 continuing with photos from our local walks and park visits. Birdwatching is my simple pleasure along with all things nature related. 


1. June 19th, our local walk to the lake included sightings of a large flock of Canada Geese, a Louisiana Waterthrush, slider turtles, a Bald Eagle and an Osprey. 




2. We watched this Osprey flying in circles over the lake when a Bald Eagle showed up at the same time. 





3. June 20th, another walk to the lake with the grand-dogs, at home I watched the Hummingbirds coming to the feeder, a male Cardinal stopped by for a peanut and our hibiscus is finally blooming. 





4. June 20th, the Cardinals are regular visitors to our yard, they do enjoy the peanuts I put out on our deck railing. 





5. June 21st, our morning walk with the dogs, at home the Fritillary butterflies are enjoying our Bee Balm and the Lantana blooms.





6. June 21st, the Fritillary Butterflies are a common sight seen on the Bee Balm and Lantana. 






7. June 22nd, a House Wren with a moth, male Cardinal, female Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Downy Woodpecker and a male Ruby-throated Hummingbird. 





8. June 22nd, the male Ruby-throated Hummingbird was guarding "his" feeder chasing away any bird that comes near. 




9. June 24th, our daily walk to the lake with the grand-dogs, some wildflowers, Belted Kingfisher, Great Blue Herons and views of the lake. 




10. June 24th, I always enjoy seeing the Great Blue Herons at our lake.




11. Bonus image, we had a little Maryland steamed crab feast and visit with our son's family. It is always fun to spend time with our grandchildren. The Grand-dogs enjoyed seeing their family visiting too. Below Pop-pop with Mason and Wyatt in his chair at the table.




I hope you enjoyed my critter post. 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!

122 comments:

  1. Beautiful colors today. Congratulations on your long time in blogging and your many great bird photos.

    best… mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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

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  2. Wonderful captures as usual Eileen. Love the collage of your happy grands and their Pop pop. Such cuties! Happy weekend to you.

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

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  3. Dearest Eileen; You might think funny but Loved the picture no.8 (the male Ruby-throated Hummingbird was guarding "his" feeder) p-;) Wish to see the birdie with the color like the Cardinal (haha, impossible maybe)♬ I wish to take pictures like butterflies with flower, really lovely. So sweet seeing your handsome husband and cute grandchildren together.
    Lots of Love; from Japan Miyako,

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    1. Thank you Miyako! The Cardinals are beautiful birds.
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  4. Enjoy your beautiful life Eileen. We do!

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

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  5. That Ruby-throated Hummingbird looks like it means business Eileen What a beautiful red throat it has and a great shot of it. Lovely the shots of your grandchildren and I am sure the dogs loved seeing their owners again. Thanks for hosting, commenting on my posts and I wish you a very happy weekend.

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    1. Thank you Margaret! The grand-dogs are very happy to see my son and family come to visit. The dogs may only be here a few more weeks. Have a great weekend.

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  6. Beautiful clicks! Love the butterfly on the blooms.

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

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  7. So nice to take the dogs for walks and get to see all the beautiful birds. Love the bright and colourful butterfly on the orange flowers. The grand kids are so happy to have you over to visit. Enjoy your weekend.

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    1. Thank you Nancy! We do enjoy our walks with the dogs.
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  8. The butterflies, House Wren with moth and the male Cardinal are excellent shots. Love the bonus pic!

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

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  9. Hello Eileen. Wonderful collection of birds. I've never seen a hummingbird. They are incredibly beautiful birds. The last photo is so lovely. Have a nice weekend.

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    1. Thank you Anu! The Hummingbirds are beautiful.
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  10. Hello Eileen,
    It's so lovely too see all your photos. The hibiscus is looking so beautiful! It's too cold in my climate to grow them here. Lovely bonus photo!
    Take care, and have a happy weekend!

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    1. Thank you Marit! We will have to move the hibiscus inside for the winter, they are beautiful and worth trying to save for next year. Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  11. Hi Eileen, what beautiful photos and collages you have made during your walks.
    Beautiful as the Osprey floating in the air, the Red Cardinal is also really beautiful, you can only see it here in the zoo, just like the Ruby-throated Hummingbird.
    I enjoyed the photos.
    Would you mind posting my link??
    Greetings Irma

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

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  12. Oh, those lovely little boys!
    Apart from your grandsons, I love seeing the Osprey, the Hummingbird, the Red Cardinal and the House Wren. They are a delightful view.
    Thanks for sharing and happy weekend!

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

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  13. Loved the little Ruby-throated Hummingbird guarding "his" feeder.
    Not sure if it is the butterflies that enhances the flowers of the other way around. But they look good together :)
    Good to have such sweet grandkids to enjoy. Take care.

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    1. Thank you Monica! I do love seeing the butterflies on my flowers.
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  14. ...Eileen, once again you saved the best for last. Thanks and enjoy your weekend.

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

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  15. Hari Om
    ...nope... I canNOT pick a favourite today!!! Everyone a gem. YAM xx

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

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  16. You got to spend time with hummingbirds and grandchildren and I can't imagine it gets much better than that!

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    1. Thank you David! That's true, hummingbirds and grandchildren are the best.
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  17. Love the reds and oranges in today’s pictures. I always enjoy seeing pictures of your grandsons.

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    1. Thanks Linda! The Lantana colors are pretty. Have a great weekend.

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  18. My favourite is the Lantana and butterfly. So lovely! Thanks for hosting!

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  19. Tudo tão lindo, os gansos, aves, tordos, borboletas. E os netos com esse sorriso lindo e ingênua fazem a vida melhor...beijos, tudo de bom,chica

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    1. Thank You Chica! I appreciate the comment and visit. Have a happy weekend.

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  20. Love those butterflies and birds. Am jealous about your hummingbird visitor. Although I get many visitors to my hummer feeder, only one male shows up and he is very shy. I never have my camera ready and so far have not photographed him.

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    1. Thanks Ken! I am happy to see 4-5 Hummingbirds zooming around my yard and feeders. They are little beauties.
      Take care, enjoy your weekend.

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  21. Thank you for spotting my deliberate mistake Eileen! I loved the colours in your post today. Those reds and oranges of the butterflies, hummingbirds and Cardinals made me feel very summery. It's good to see you very happy family and to know that your children and grandchildren like to spend time with you both. Thanks for the link today.

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    1. Thank you Phil! Yes we do enjoy spending time with the grandsons. They are growing quickly. Have a great weekend.

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  22. The hummingbird is so pretty and I love that crazy Cardinal. The butterflies sure posed on colorful flowers for you too. But you know those grandbabies steal the show! They are the happiest little guys! Enjoy your weekend!

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  23. Both grandsons are growing like weeds, it seems like Mason was just born. I know the dogs were so happy to see their family. did they notice there is now 2 babies? love the butterflies. our butterflies are attracted to the ferns I planted under the window. there are no flowers there at all and yet they come there and sit on the ferns. maybe drinking rain water?

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    1. Thanks Sandra! The babies are growing quickly, amazing how fast! The butterflies might be drinking while sitting on the ferns. Have a happy day!

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  24. Lovely critters, Eileen! Those fritillary butterflies are beautiful!

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

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  25. I always enjoy seeing your critters on Saturdays and your Monday posts of places you've traveled to. Thanks for commenting on my blogs so frequently!

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    1. Thank you Barbara! I appreciate your comment. Have a great weekend.

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    1. Thank you Nick, I appreciate your links and comments. Enjoy your day!

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  27. Loved the flight of the osprey! Happy weekend to you!

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

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  28. I always enjoy your posts. Your observations are keen and you have information to go with your photos.

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    1. Hello Red! Thank you for your visit and nice comment!
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  29. Love the birds, turtles, butterflies and dogs but the little cuties win the day!

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

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  30. Dearest Eileen,
    so nice to see your cute Grandboys - and I also can see that you had fun with them and they with you :-DD. I also enjoyed your walks with the granddogs and all the birds and butterflies you saw. Hmm, it's not so nice of the Ruby-throated Hummingbird to chase the other birds away... ;-) but he's a beauty!
    Happy weekend and best wishes, Traude
    https://rostrose.blogspot.com/2022/07/mallorca-reisebericht-teil-2-tag-4-bis.html

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    1. Thank you Traude! That hummer is very stingy, chasing away other hummers from the feeder.
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  31. what a wonderful selection/variety of critters today!! and those butterfly are GORGEOUS!!!! have a wonderful weekend and many thanks for hosting!!!

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

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  32. Hi Eileen! I'm finally linking up again! ☺☺ I love that you can see the Herons, they are such beautiful birds. The butterfly shots are so wonderful! You are artistic with your photography, great composition! ☺☺ I wish I could see Cardinals here. Where I used to live in Quebec, I saw a lot of red and yellow Cardinals, so far nothing here in New Brunswick!

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    1. Thank you Rain! I have never seen a yellow Cardinal, except for a photo of one. They look pretty.
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  33. Oh your grand children are adorable and precious and sweet grand dogs ~ lovely series of photos of our 'feathered' friends ~ Happy Weekend to you ~ 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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  34. Good morning and thank you for such a great collection from nature and critters, I especially enjoyed Mr. Cardinal looking so proud of himself, and the butterflies feasting on the lovely orange and yellow flowers. Your grand pups are still enjoying their time with you and those lovely walks. Of course, you end the photos with your adorable grandkiddos! Enjoy your weekend and thanks for your visits to my blog too! Take care.

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    1. Thank you Karen! We only have a few more weeks and the grand-dogs will be going home. I hope they are enjoying their walks with us, I think so. Have a great weekend!

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  35. Cardinals only seem to show up here in winter.

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  36. I love the shot of the butterflies on the flowers, Eileen. And the great looking grandkids.

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

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  37. I always enjoy the fruits of walks in nature and your photos in your own yard. Love the smiles with grandchildren. Love all the different birds and butterflies you found. Amazing bout the little hummingbird acting aggressive to the other, bigger birds.

    Thank you for hosting!

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    1. Thank you Alan! I have two feeders, trying to keep all the hummingbirds happy. Have a great day!

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  38. Glad to see you have butterflies! There have been very few at my house this year.
    Thanks for your comments on my blog.

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    1. Thank you Lea! I am not seeing a lot of butterflies, a few here and there. Have a great day and happy new week!

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  39. Thanks for hosting, Eileen. Cardinals are such a favorite and so are the dogs! Happy weekend!

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    1. Thank you Jeanie! I do enjoy watching all the birds. Have a great day and happy new week!

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  40. Hello Eileen
    Happy Saturday and weekend wishes.
    A lovely variety of critters on your post today, and what a lovely bonus seeing your grand-children :)

    All the best Jan

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

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  41. Wonderful pictures of all the critters again this week.

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

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  42. So many beautiful birds to see in this series! Love the wonderful spring it brings!

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

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  43. I'm not sure if my earlier comment went through but I love the butterflies on the flowers, Eileen. And the grandkids.

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    1. Thanks, I got your first comment. Have a happy day!

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  44. Thank you for hosting! The grandchildren are very cute.

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

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  45. Amazing photos. Loved the post. Thanks a lot for hosting.

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

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  47. Bellas imágenes de la Naturaleza. Es un bien que hemos heredado y que tenemos que poner un buen empeño, para poderlo conservar.
    Feliz domingo.

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    1. Thank you for the comment. Yes, we must save and protect nature. Have a great day and happy new week!

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  48. Extraordinary, beautiful collages!!! I really enjoyed the scenes & ambiance surrounding.

    Thanks, as always, allowing us to visit with you via your link you shared at I'd Rather B Birdin'

    And it's always special that you share your sweet grandsons!!!

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

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  49. love to see Fritillary Butterflies and Lantana.... both are beautiful....
    perfect shots

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    1. Thank you Tanza! The Lantana is one of my favorite flowers, the hummers and butterflies love it too. Have a great day!

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  50. Hello Eileen, :=) Please forgive my late arrival. The extreme heat of 40 degrees has not only made me feel lethargic, and sapped my energy, but must have fried my brain too! I thought I had already commented. Your post this week is full of delightful creatures, ..I enjoyed seeing the wren with insect in beak, the Cardinals, the Humming birds, butterflies, and your beautiful Hibiscus flowers, Granddogs, and your lovely Grandsons, who like so many people have said, are growing up fast.
    Very enjoyable post Eileen, and thank you so much for hosting.
    All the best.

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    1. Thank you Sonjia! I appreciate your nice comment and for your critter link this week. The grandsons are growing fast.
      Take care, enjoy your day and have a happy new week!

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  51. Hi Eileen... Lovely birds and images...Many thanks for your comment... Happy week ahead...

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    1. Thank you Ana! I wish you a happy week ahead.

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  52. Osprey flying over the sky looks great...
    lovely captures

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    1. Thank you for the comment and visit. Take care, enjoy your day and have a happy new week!

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    1. Thank you Lydia! The Cardinal is a pretty red color. Take care, enjoy your day and have a happy new week!

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  54. Glorious captures as always, Eileen.
    I especially love the shots of your grands.

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

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  55. The Fritillary Butterflies on the blooms of Bee Balm and Lantana is a lovely image. The Ruby-throated Humming bird is so cute. Whenever I see Wyatt, he’s grown up! Very young ones grow fast! Have nice summer ahead.

    Yoko

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    1. Thank you Yoko! The littles ones are growing fast, they are cuties. Take care, enjoy your day and have a happy new week!

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  56. Eileen - we have dozens of Fritillaries in our garden right now - it gives me such joy!

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    1. Thank you Angie! The butterflies are a delight to see at the gardens. Take care, enjoy your day and have a happy new week!

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  57. Wonderful birds and flowers -- I was surprised to see the colorful Lantana blooming in your "up North" yard. I've never seen that flower anywhere but on the gulf coast -- maybe our timing was just off, but I thought it was only a sub tropical flower!! ... Your adorable grandboys look so happy! As does their grandfather.

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    1. Sallie, thanks for the comment. The Lantana is an annual here, I like to have some in a pot on our deck, the colors are so pretty. Take care, enjoy your day and have a happy new week!

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  58. Me encanta ver tus reportajes, siempre son preciosos. Tus nietos se ven muy bien. Abrazos.

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

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  59. The Ruby-throated Hummingbird is outstanding! As usual, you got excellent photos of the birds and natural images from your local walks. And, gosh, you seem to have a lot of fun with your grandchildren, and they also seem to love your company.
    Have a nice day

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    1. Thank you Jeevan! I appreciate the comment and visit. Have a great day and happy week ahead.

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  60. Un placer visitarte siempre por lo que nos compartes. Que grandes van los nietos.
    Gracias Eileen . Buen jueves.
    Un abrazo.

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    1. Thank you Laura! Take care, Have a happy weekend!

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  61. Mais uma série de imagens maravilhosas das suas caminhadas e do seu jardim! Fiquei rendida às imagens das borboletas e dos coloridos passarinhos!
    Os seus netinhos estão lindos, Eileen! Grata por mais uma partilha fotográfica tão bonita!
    Beijinhos!
    Ana

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    1. Thank you Ana! Our grandsons are a joy, we love visiting with them. Take care, enjoy your day!

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