Saturday, July 30, 2022

Saturday's Critters # 450

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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 continue with images from our daily walks, with the grand-dogs on the fire roads and to the lake. 


1. July 5th,  on the fire road to the lake, we saw the usual Belted Kingfisher hanging out, Indian Pipe fungi, Nibbles and Winnie the Corgi.




July 5th, across the lake is the Belted Kingfisher's favorite spot to rest. 




2. July 10th, we took a walk on the pine tree loop fire road, a 10K bike ride was happening around our lake neighborhood. The dogs did not seem to mind the bikes whizzing by as we walked up the street to get to the fire road. 





3. July 11th,  another walk to the lake with the grand-dogs.  A small group of Canada Geese were hanging out on the lake, the dogs enjoy the lake scenery just as much as we do. 





4. July 12th, our walk on the local fire road with the grand-dogs. Winnie likes smelling the ferns, looks like something was eating the mushroom, I am guessing the bird lower right is an Acadian Flycatcher. I did hear one while we were walking. 





5. July 13th, our walk with the dogs to the lake. A bad storm the evening before took some trees down along with taking out our power for 24 hours. Nibbles had no trouble jumping over the big tree and Winnie the Corgi was able to go under the tree. We saw 4-5 Wood Ducks at the lake. The top right shows a female or young Wood Duck. The female has a white eye patch and a little white on it's flanks.





6. July 14th, some of our summer annuals, the Lantana is attracting both the butterflies and the hummingbird moth. 




7. July 15th, our walk with the grand-dogs on the local fire road. We heard our son will be settling on his new home at the end of the month. The grand-dogs will be leaving us and moving to their new home soon.  I think they have enjoyed their time with us, all the walks in the forest and to the lake. 





8. July 16th, images from our walk to the lake with grand-dogs, a view of the lake, a snake was seen swimming in the lake, some wildflowers and shelf mushrooms. 






9. July 16th at home in the yard are some of my yard birds.  A cute female Northern Cardinal, a male Ruby-throated Hummingbird and a Carolina Chickadee and a gray squirrel perched on top of our dead tree. 




10.  A larger image of the female Cardinal, she is pretty. 



11. The Carolina Chickadee is one of my many favorite yard birds, they will stop by for a peanut.





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120 comments:

  1. Eileen - love the Indianpipe - never seen it myself. Bee balm is sure to attract butterflies - I have quite a bit in my garden and it is a mass of wings out there! Enjoy your weekend!

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    1. Thank you Angie! The Bee Balm is beautiful and the bees do love it.
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  2. The last 2 photos are my favourites of the day! Have a great weekend!

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

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  3. Hello, Hope all of your doing well. Beautiful post, Loved all photos.
    Happy Weekend.

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      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  4. You'll miss those two dogs when you hike without them. They've had a good summer with you. I always enjoy your walks and everything you find along the way.

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    1. Thank you Yvonne! It will be nice to be able to hike at places we could not go with the dogs. We will still be seeing them when we visit my son and his family. Have a great weekend.

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  5. I love the sightings from your walks. I am sure the dogs will miss these outings when they move to their new home. Nice pics, I especially liked the butterfly activity on Lantana flowers and your yard birds.

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    1. Thank you for the comment and visit!
      The Lantana is a beautiful plant.
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  6. What a beautiful lake! That female Northern Cardinal looks so adorable.

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    1. Thank you Angie! The female Cardinal did look pretty.
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  7. You have a nice trail and beautiful view of the pond. I like the cute female Cardinal. Enjoy your weekend.

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

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  8. Hello. You have beautiful places where you walk. The dogs certainly enjoy those walks. Great bird sightings and photos. Have a wonderful weekend.

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

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  9. Eileen You are truly going to miss those 2 lovely dogs when the owners want them back and I am sure they are going miss the great walks you and your husband take them on. Sorry to hear about the storm and power cut. The flowers are beautiful and they are doing a good job at attracting the butterflies. You are right, the female Cardinal is pretty although not as striking as the male one. Thanks for hosting and commenting on my posts. I hope you have a wonderful weekend and week ahead.

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    1. Thank you Margaret. The dogs will be back later, for a mini vacation.
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  10. Hello, the female Cardinal is very pretty, but my favourite today is the Kingfisher.
    We do not see either here, unfortunately.
    Enjoy your walks with the dogs and a sunny weekend! 🌞

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

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  11. I can hear the birds singing in your post Eileen

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

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  12. You've certainly spoiled the dogs for lots of walking.

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    1. Thank you William! The dogs will miss these walks.
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  13. Hi Eileen... Have a great week, and thanks for hosting! I'll be back in a few weeks and return to participating. Meanwhile I hope to see some spectacular critters in the far north!

    best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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

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  14. Hello Eileen,
    What a wonderful series of photos and collages.
    I really like the female Northern Cardinal, a male Ruby-throated Hummingbird and a Carolina Chickadee and a Gray Squirrel.
    You live beautifully so close to a beautiful lake.
    Would you mind posting my link.
    Have a nice weekend.
    Greetings Irma

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    1. Thank you Irma! It is nice living so close to the lake.
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  15. Hello Eileen,
    Beautiful photos and birds! The Carolina Chickadee reminds me of a bird who lives here.
    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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  16. glad to see all birds. I would not mind visiting your the Lantana. Such a great butterfly attracting plant :)

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    1. Thank you Monica! The Lantana is one of my favorite summer plants. Have a great weekend!

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  17. Dearest Eileen,
    it must be nice to know a Belted Kingfisher's favorite spot! I have never seen a kingfisher in our area, although there are some places where specimens of this species have reportedly been sighted. It's wonderful that your lantana attracts so many insects <3 There were also many other beautiful animal sightings!
    How nice that your granddogs enjoy the walks as much as you do! And how good that you were prepared for the power outage. This topic doesn't seem to have arrived in Europe yet, and I'm trying to draw my blog friends' attention to it... But today I have a holiday theme again - with some animals we met along the way :-D
    All the best and happy weekend!
    Traude
    https://rostrose.blogspot.com/2022/07/mallorca-reisebericht-teil-3-tag-7-bis.html

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    1. Thank you Traude! Yes, we have learned from experience with the power outages, one time it was out for 5 days.
      Have a great weekend.

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  18. Beautiful photos of all the birds, Eileen. I bet the grand dogs will miss you and the daily walks. Thanks for hosting and have a great weekend.

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    1. Thank you Bill! Yes, I think the dogs will miss these walks.
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  19. Good morning Eileen. It's good to see your adventures along the fire roads that are so productive for birds and wildlife. I am liking the Northern Cardinal, the Ruby-throated Hummingbird and the Carolina Chickadee. Even the the squirrel perched on atop the dead tree. A dead tree des have it's uses above and beyond firewood. Enjoy your day and thanks for the link day.

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    1. Thank you Phil! That dead tree is a perfect perch for the critter photos.
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  20. I think that your alleged Acadian Flycatcher is at the lower right of your collage not the lower left, Eileen.

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    1. Thank you David! I fixed my error.
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  21. I'm sure you will miss having the grand-dogs to walk with. We have had to stop walking our daughter's three big dogs (2 Tibetan Mastiffs weighing 130 and 150 pounds) and standard poodle. The latter would be no problem but the other two dogs get very distressed when unable to follow the poodle. The three are simply too much for the two of us to handle when they see a squirrel.

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    1. Thank you Ken! Our grand-dogs are pretty strong and can pull us at times.
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  22. Hari OM
    I always look forward to my weekend wander with you and the dogs! You surely will miss them when they finally move to their new home. We will too! Once again you show us some wonderful sights. Happy weekend. YAM xx

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    1. Thank you Yam! We will be seeing the dogs when we visit my son and his family.
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  23. ...my favorite is the bright orange Lantana that attracts butterflies and hummingbird moth. Thanks Eileen for hosting.

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    1. Thank you Tom! The lantana is a favorite of mine.
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  24. You find so many critters! And a Kingfisher! They are so fast. Thanks for hosting. Have a great one.

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

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  25. What wonderful outings! I bet you will miss the grand-dogs as much as they will miss you too, Eileen.

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    1. Thank you Marie! The dogs will be back for their mini-vacations. We are great dog-sitters.
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  26. Will you miss the dogs? I'm sure they'll miss their fun walks -- what a good team! And nice sightings, too. I like that orange mushroom and gorgeous birds, butterflies and blooms. Happy weekend!

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    1. Thank you Jeanie! We will be visiting the dogs with the grandchildren.
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  27. Undoubtedly the pets will miss these walks with you and you will miss them, too. However, how wonderful your son's new home is nearing completion. Fresh starts!

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    1. Thank you Maria! The dogs will be back for their mini-vacations.
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  28. Loved seeing all your critters today, even the snake!

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

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  29. Lovely photos of your walk, as always, Eileen!

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

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  30. Falling and rising are a natural part of life! Your walks resulted in several amazing photos, particularly the snake writhing on the lake. I love your collage of birds and lantanas.
    Enjoy the weekend

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

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  31. Thanks for hosting, Eileen! Have a great new week.

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  32. thank ou for sharing all the beauty there I really enjoy your saturday posts

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    1. Kathy, thanks for stopping by and for the comment. Enjoy your weekend!

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  33. Simpáticos animales de tus fotografías, son muy bonitos todos.

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

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  34. Good morning and happy Saturday to you, it's wonderful taking a stroll along your paths especially on the Saturday that we share our own goodies. It's great to have this weekend off and join in on time. You have the cutest expressions on so many of your critters along the trail. it feels like they're all telling us a glorious story about their day. Nature is the place I go to refresh and enjoy. Take good care give those pups a hug and enjoy your weekend ahead.

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    1. Thank you Karen! Nature is the best place to spend our time.
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  35. I enjoyed all the photos from your walks and am amazed at the variety of birds you see. Good capture of the snake in the water. I have enjoyed your grand dogs and am sure they will miss you when they move.
    Thank you for hosting.

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    1. Thank you Alan! It will be nice not being tied down to the dogs, they will be happy to be back with their family.
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  36. What a lovely nature walk with you and your doggies ~ am amazed that the birds show up despite the doggies ~ Wow! photos as always ~ Xo

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

    A ShutterBug Explrores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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    1. Thank you Carol! Yes, some birds still show up with the dogs here.
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  37. Hi Eileen, thank you for hosting! I am not blogging as often lately, but so glad to join the group today. You have the perfect place to take your beautiful walks. It looks so peaceful and there is so much life going on. Your photos always amaze me! That hummingbird moth is really something! You must be a little sad to see your grand-pups leaving and hopefully they will be moving close by. They sure did have some good adventures! Enjoy your weekend and thank you for sharing all your beautiful photos with us. x K

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    1. Hello Karen,
      Thanks for the link and comment. The dogs may miss their walks with us, but we will still see them at my son's home.
      They will be back for us to dog-sit in the near future. Take care, enjoy your weekend.

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  38. You have such grand local places to walk, Eileen. You are sure going to miss those grand-dogs and they will miss the walks with you.

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    1. Thank you RedPat! We will miss the dogs, but we can visit with them..
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  39. the pups are quite adorable and i can sense how much you love them!! i have enjoyed these diary style posts, you are so lucky to have a beautiful backyard and a lovely place to walk!! how wonderful that you saw a hummingbird moth, i have not seen one in years. enjoy the beautiful weekend and many thanks for hosting!!

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    1. Thanks Debbie, I appreciate your link and your comment. I hope you have a wonderful weekend too.

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  40. Hello Eileen
    Many thanks for another lovely post with lots to see.
    I think my favourites are the Lantana with the butterflies and the hummingbird moth, such lovely colours.

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend and have a happy new month of August.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thank you Jan!
      Take care, enjoy your day. Have a happy new week!

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  41. I know you will miss the dogs for sure...Glad its not too hot to stop your walks...we have had some strong storms too very unpredictable these days, Take care.

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    1. Thank you Sondra! We try to take early morning walks, before it is too hot.
      Take care, enjoy your day. Have a happy new week!

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  42. So many beautiful walks and such wonderful photos of everything.
    Some of those bikes sure do go whizzing by!!!

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    1. Thank you Karen!
      Take care, enjoy your day. Have a happy new week!

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  43. beautiful butterflies and the hummingbird on Lantana....
    excellent captures

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      Take care, enjoy your day. Have a happy new week!

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  44. Beautiful pictures from a lovely walk!
    Titti

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  45. Lovely birds! I expect you’ll miss the dogs.

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  46. Hello Eileen,
    Very nice pictures. Great to go out and enjoy of nature.
    The Northern Cardinal is so very nice. The last two pictures of your post are very nice.

    Many greetings,
    Marco

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    1. Thank you Marco! Take care, enjoy your day. Have a great new week!

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  47. You had great outings with your grand dogs!! I love the chickadee, the lady cardinal and the beautiful portrait of the kingfisher! Thanks so much for the terrific post this week and sharing

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    1. Thank you Anni! Take care, have a great day and happy week ahead.

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  48. I love the Butterflies, and the Northern Cardinal.

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    1. Thank you Bob! The butterflies are lovely. Take care, have a great day and happy week ahead.

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  49. Hello Eileen, Thank you for Saturday’s Critters #450. I always enjoy seeing the grand-dogs! The Lantana is beautiful and I love the photos with the butterflies. You are so right about the little female Cardinal … she IS pretty! 😊 Congrats on all the linkups. Have a happy week ahead! John

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    1. Thank you John! The Lantana is one of my favorite plants, the butterflies and hummers love it. Take care, have a great day and happy week ahead.

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  50. The butterfly with the flowers are such lovely shots. The colours with the delicate insect....gorgesous combo

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    1. Thank you Lydia! I do enjoy seeing all the butterflies in our yard. Take care, have a great day and happy week ahead.

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  51. The dogs are good walkers and must not bark a lot since the birds are not afraid when they see them! Theysurely will miss the beautiful walks with you two, but they will have fun with your son and dil and the babies too. The lantana is a bright and beautiful butterfly feeder! The female cardinal really is a pretty bird.

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    1. Thank Sallie! We will have the grand-dogs here at least until the new fence is put around their yard. Take care, have a great day and happy week ahead.

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  52. I always enjoy the sightings from your walks, Eileen.
    That female cardinal is so pretty!

    Hugs and blessings.

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    1. Thank you Veronica! Take care, have a great day and happy week ahead.

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  53. The pups are so cute and fascinating to see all that you have captured in your nature photos. Thank you Eileen. Happy August!

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    1. Thank you Denise! Take care, have a great day and happy week ahead.

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  54. Is the fire road within walking distance from your home? I noticed you showed the belted kingfisher it]n it’s usual resting,place. I find that I see belted kingfishers in same general areas I had seen them before. Good capture of the swimming snake. ]

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    1. Thanks Linda! Yes, the fire roads and the lake are all within walking distance. Take care, have a great day!

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  55. I can see how having dogs encourage you to get out and walk more! Love seeing that female cardinal...so cute!!

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    1. Thanks for the comment Ellen! Take care, have a great day!

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  56. Me encanta venir a tu blog y ver tus bonitos reportajes. Te deseo un feliz mes de agosto.

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    1. Hello Teresa, thank you for the visit and comment. Take care, have a great day!

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  57. Feedly is fixed and I am back and catching up, missed this on Saturday. love the top right of Nibbles in the collage and the two of them on the fire road when bikes were whizzing. Beau doesn't pay any attention to bikes or trucks or loud motorcycles. I know you will have mixed feelings on when the pups go home. this is the 2nd of august and I am hoping the house has closed by now...

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    1. Thanks Sandra! Nibbles is a beautiful dog. But, she loves to bark at everything. The house is done but they need to put up a fence to keep the dogs in the yard. The dogs may still be with us for weeks. Take care, have a great day!

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  58. A sua região é linda, Eileen! Já tinha imensas saudades de acompanhar estes percursos que os seus belos olhares fotográficos nos permitem apreciar! Beijinhos! Bom fim de semana!
    Ana

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    1. Thank you Ana! Take care, I wish you a happy day!

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