Saturday, August 27, 2022

Saturday's Critters # 454

  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!

We are still dog-sitting, waiting for my son to have his fence installed. So we continue to take the grand-dogs for a daily walk, on the local fire roads and to the lake.  

1. Aug 4, I took some photos of our flowers, Morning Glories, Hibiscus,  Fuchsia, Winnie the Corgi, a mushroom seen off the fire road and our Zinnias. 




2.  Aug 8th, our walk to the lake with the dogs, our neighbor's flowers, the fire road, one of two Great Blue Herons, wildflowers, the grand-dogs, Louisiana Waterthrush, unknown Flycatcher. 





3. This is one of the two Great Blue Herons we saw at the lake. I also heard the Pileated Woodpecker and the Yellow-billed Cuckoo on this walk. 





4. Aug 10,  before leaving our yard I heard and found this Yellow-billed Cuckoo perched high in a tree next to our yard. Winnie and Nibbles are still enjoying their walks on the fire road, we are seeing some mushrooms and fungi and the bunny was seen in our yard when we returned from the walk. 





5. The Yellow-billed Cuckoo seen from our deck, I hear them often but this was the first time seeing them next to our yard. 





6. Aug 10th, I enjoy watching the butterflies around our Buddleia Bush, I captured some of the Black Swallowtails.

I read the male Black Swallowtail has more yellow and less blue on the wings. 





7. Aug 14th, hubby and I took a walk at the local Hashawha Nature Center park.  I was only able to get a few bird photos, the flowers were looking lovely. A nice weather day for a walk. 






8. Aug 14th,  We saw a family of Eastern Bluebirds high in a tree eating berries. 



9. Aug 14th , an American Robin 





10. Aug 14, a White-breasted Nuthatch.  




11. A bonus mosaic with our grandsons, they are growing fast. I think they both love their new home. I am sure they will be happy to get their fence built and have their dogs at home with them again. Soon, I hope!




I hope you enjoyed my 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.



Here is my linky:


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!

112 comments:

  1. Beautiful photos :) Thanks a lot for hosting.
    Happy Weekend

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    1. Thank you for the comment and for visiting.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  2. You live in a beautiful place to match your heart. Eileen

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

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  3. Beautiful birds! I don't think I have ever seen a Black Swallowtail here...so gorgeous!

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

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  4. Eileen These dogs will not want to leave you and all the walks you take them and I do believe you both will miss them dearly. Marvellous birds butterflies and flowers seen on this walk and a gorgeous photograph of grandkids at the end. Thanks for hosting, your comments and I hope you have a wonderful weekend and week ahead.

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    1. Thank you Margaret! We will still be seeing the dogs when visiting with my son and his family.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  5. So many beautiful critters and flowers from your walk. I no longer have pet dog and I do miss taking my dog for walks. You are blessed with cute, adorable grandsons.

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

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  6. The birds you shared are all pretty, but my favourite remains the Nuthatch.
    Your grandsons are handsome boys.
    All the best! 🌈

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

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  7. Hello Eileen. There are lovely flowers growing in your yard. You have seen a lot of great birds on your walks. My favorite is White-breasted Nuthatch. Have a nice weekend.

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

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  8. Hello Eileen,
    I love too see all your photos of the birds, the butterflies and the flowers. The Black Swallowtail Butterfly is so beautiful. Your grandsons are so cute too.
    Take care, and enjoy your weekend!

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

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  9. Your grandsons are so cute. Are they near you? Lovely photos from your walk. I hear birds in our gardens but I'm not quick enough to capture the little honey eaters.

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    1. Thank you Diane! My son's new home is about a forty minute drive from us, not too far.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  10. Hari OM
    What an array - a veritible bouquet - you bring us today. (Okay that turned out more alliterative than intended, but mean it from the heart!) Have a great weekend. YAM xx

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

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  11. Hello Eileen,
    Beautiful photos and collages of the birds and butterflies.
    You live in a beautiful area for a lovely walk.
    Your grandchildren are really cute, enjoy them.
    Would you mind posting my link.??
    I wish you a very nice weekend.
    Greetings Irma

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

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    1. Thank you William! I like the herons too.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  13. Adoro ver tuas fot5os sempre. Flores, aves, cães. E teu netinho estão muito lindos e crescendo bem! beijos, tudo de bom,chica

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

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  14. Those dogs have been with you for so long, Eileen, they will barely recognize their original owners! The kids will doubtless love having them around.

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    1. Thank you David! Sept 8th will make 8 months having the dogs with us.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  15. ...Eileen, you have so many wonderful things today. I wish that the black swallowtail would visit my garden. For me, you grandsons stole the show! Thanks for hosting the party, enjoy your weekend.

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

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  16. What an amazing selection you have! Your grandies are the highlight. So much fun.
    You'll miss the pups when they move to their new house!
    Thanks for hosting. cheers

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    1. Thank you Jenn! It will be nice to have a break from the dogs, we miss our little getaways. Have a happy weekend.

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  17. Your birds, flowers, and butterflies all look beautiful: nice photos! What fun to see the grandsons, too. Thanks for leaving comments on my blog and have a great week!

    best… mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Mae! I have enjoyed your Iceland and Greenland trip photos. Have a great weekend.

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  18. Gostei de ver as fotografias e o neto está muito bonito.
    Um abraço e bom fim-de-semana.

    Andarilhar
    Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
    Livros-Autografados

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    1. Thanks so much for the comment and visit. Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  19. Great photos!
    My favorites are group 7 from Aug 14th. Birds! Blooms! Butterflies!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. Thank you Lea! I have been enjoying all the flowers and butterflies this summer. Have a great weekend.

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  20. The little ones sure are cute and have the happiest smiles! And you saw a Cuckoo bird...how awesome! I still hope we see one this summer. Happy weekend!

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    1. Thank you Diane! We are lucky to have the Cuckoos breeding in the forest around our house. I hear them daily.
      Have a great weekend.

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  21. Have you made plans for your first trip after the new fence is builtz? your bird photos are beautiful today. Blooms, Birds, Beautiful

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    1. Thank you Sandra! We have plans to go somewhere, it has been since January 8th. Have a great weekend.

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  22. Lovely flowers and critters, Eileen! Your grandsons will be off to school before you realise it!

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    1. Thanks Nick! It is scary how fast time is going, the grandson are growing up fast. Have a great day and happy new week!

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

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    1. Thanks again Nick! Take care, enjoy your day!

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  24. Wow, your grandsons are adorable; my little nephew too has a similar chair set up to feed him. As usual, lovely captures from your yard and walk. Pretty flowers! Enjoy the weekend.

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    1. Thank you Jeevan! The chair comes in handy at feeding time. Have a great day and happy weekend.

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  25. Beautiful flowers, birds and butterflies captured! Have a lovely weekend!

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    1. Thank you so much for the comment and link! Take care, enjoy your day and a happy new week!

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  26. Beautiful summer birds and flowers. Thanks for commenting on my blog!

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

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  27. So nice to see the Grands they are sweet!! Thank you Eileen I really enjoyed the Look at nature

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    1. Hello Sondra, thanks so much for visiting and for the comment. Take care, I wish you a happy weekend.

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  28. I did enjoy your post with it's wide variety of photos.

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  29. I'm envious of your YB Cuckoo sighting. I heard only one and was able to find it high in a tree, but never could get a clear view. Really missed the butterflies I had expected to see here in our new home in Connecticut. Compared to Florida, there is less diversity and fewer numbers of birds and butterflies.

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    1. Thank you Ken! I hear the Cuckoo all the time in my neighborhood, they are breeders in this area. Florida did have some beautiful butterflies, ones that I do not see here. Have a great weekend.

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  30. Good morning Eileen, what a gorgeous day! There's nothing wrong with keeping those pups a bit longer, I know they're having a blast and we love to see them on your adventures. What a great source of nature you've displayed today from incredible blossoms and wee little critters, butterflies that just make you smile. I am so happy we're in the season of all this bounty. Enjoy your day and adventures this weekend too. take care.

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    1. Thanks Karen! The pups maybe here for a few more weeks. This is their home away from home. Take care, I hope your weekend is great!

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  31. I love your outings, I learn so much from your posts. You still got the corgis! Have a great weekend!!

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    1. Thank you Alan! I appreciate the link and comment. Have a happy weekend.

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  32. I just get so excited when I see a heron! I've only seen one this season and didn't have my camera with me :(

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    1. Thank you Andrea! It is good to see you blogging again. I missed your posts. Take care, enjoy your weekend.

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  33. Le tue fotografie sono sempre splendide!!!
    Buon fine settimana

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    1. Thank you for the comment and visit. Have a happy weekend.

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  34. Dear Eileen,
    did I interpret the swallowtail photos correctly? I think they were working on offspring, how nice! :-D
    I was also very happy about the photo of the Yellow-billed Cuckoo. I also hear cuckoo calls in spring in our wood, but I've only seen one once and didn't manage to photograph the bird.
    Otherwise I see a lot of beautiful nature in this post!
    Your grandsons are growing really fast - and they look so cheerful :-D I am curious how long the granddogs will live with you (and whether you will miss the walks with them afterwards... ;-))
    Happy weekend and all the best from Austria
    Traude
    https://rostrose.blogspot.com/2022/08/mallorca-reisebericht-teil-5-tag-9-bis.html

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    1. Thank you Traude! Our grandsons are usually happy when we see them, they are growing fast. Take care, have a great weekend.

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  35. I love the dogs and the various birds and other animals, Eileen. You two little grandies win the day though! Adorable.

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  36. You see such a variety of creatures, Eileen. The Cuckoo is wonderful. It will be nice for the kids to grow up with the dogs but you will miss the pooches.

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    1. Thank you RedPat! We will still be seeing the dogs, whenever we visit my son and his family. They will be back for shorter visits with us too. Take care, enjoy your weekend.

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  37. Adorable grand children photos and wonderful nature photos ~ love your grand dogs ~ Xo

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

    A ShutterBug Explores ~
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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    1. Thank you Carol! I wish you a happy weekend!

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  38. Hello Eileen
    A lovely post and photographs showing your sightings.
    I just love the bonus mosaic showing your adorable grandsons.

    Enjoy your weekend.

    All the best Jan

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  39. Your grandson looks so much like a Swedish kid. My favorite pictures were that one and the one of the butterflies. I've never seen a black butterfly, so beautiful.

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    1. Thank you Inger! I appreciate the comment and visit. Have a happy day!

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  40. I cannot believe how your grands are growing...both are so cute. You get to see so many beautiful birds...and those morning glories are gorgeous.

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    1. Thank you Rose! The grands are growing so quickly. Take care, have a happy day!

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  41. What magnificent Swallowtails, Eileen. Thank you for your kind comment. Have a good Sunday!

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    1. Thank you Caroline! Take care, have a great day and happy new week!

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  42. Sweet collage of your grandsons. They are so cute! Hope all goes well with the building of the fence. So many details when you purchase a new home.

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    1. Thank you Ellen! Take care, have a great day and happy new week!

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  43. Great photos as usual. Loved the heron and the butterflies.
    Your grandchildren are so very cute!!!

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

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  44. Your grandson's are precious, and all the beauty you see on your walks is amazing.

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    1. Thank you Yvonne! Take care, have a great day and happy new week!

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  45. Your heron is lovely and it's good to see the corgis again -- but the winner here is those two little ones at the end! They're cute to the max!

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    1. Thank you Jeanie! Take care, have a great day and happy new week!

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  46. Beautiful photos of the bird life and nature. Your grandchildren are so cute too! Your garden looks amazing. Mine is past it's prime and looks ragged right now. I guess it's okay because most of our summer has passed. By the end of August there is usually a noticeably dip in the temperature. Enjoy the weekend.

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    1. Thank you Penny! My hubby has been taking great care of our summer annuals on the deck, he has the green thumb.
      Take care, have a great day and happy new week!

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  47. Dear Eileen I do hope you get my comment this time, as I tried twice yesterday and both my comments disappeared Your garden flowers look beautiful, and also the wild flowers you see on your walks. You always see a lot of different species of birds. I hear a cuckoo, but I have yet to see one. Nice shots of the Yellow -billed Cuckoo, the White breasted Nuthatch, and the Blue birds,and all the beautiful Swallow-tailed butterflies.The best shots of course are of your cute looking grandchildren. :=)
    Thank you for hosting and for your delightful post.

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    1. Thank you so much for the comment Sonjia! Take care, I wish you a happy day and a great new week!

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  48. Your Grandsons are looking bigger and more handsome every time Eileen. It's good that you live not too far away and that the family can get together often. Thank you for the pictures, especially the Swallow-tailed butterflies. Wish we had those in UK. Thanks for the link today and every weekend.

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    1. Thanks Phil! Our grandsons are adorable! Have a great new week!

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  49. Sweet, sweet grandsons and another delightful post. Thank you Eileen!

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    1. Denise, thanks for the visit and comment. Take care, have a great week ahead.

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  50. Love the photos you shared, especially the Nuthatch.
    Your grandkiddos are so cute!

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  51. Hello! I've finally got some interesting critters to post about, so I've added my link. :)

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    1. Thanks Linda, it is nice to see you linking up. You have a fantastic critter post. Have a happy day!

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  52. I am so late, but I see the other Linda W is also! Thanks for hosting.

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    1. Thanks Linda! Your welcome any time. Have a great day and happy new week!

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  53. I know I visited your blog here over the weekend, but I don't think I left a comment. Of course you know that I always enjoy your nature/critter photos. That goes without saying. And this week a special treat with your adorable grandbabies!!! Thanks for commenting on my bird blog & at Hootin' Anni's!!

    Have a great day Eileen.

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  54. Preciosos colleges de flores. Que guapos están los nietos 😘😘crecen muy deprisa.
    Buen miércoles Eileen.
    Un abrazo.

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    1. Thank you Laura, I appreciate your comment. Have a great day!

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  55. what a great selection today eileen!! your grandchildren are so adorable, they may be the cutest little boys i have ever seen!! sorry to have missed out this week, my mom has been in the hospital and i have had my hands full with that!!

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    1. Thanks Debbie! I hope your Mom is doing well, sending get well wishes and prayers.

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  56. Fiquei rendida a todas as suas imagens, Eileen! Mas fiquei especialmente fascinada com as fotos das flores e das borboletas!
    Estamos a atravessar uma fase de seca tão profunda aqui no nosso país, que flores, borboletas e abelhas, mal se viram por estes lados, nas zonas campestres, pelo menos aqui onde moro...
    Estão lindos os seus netinhos! Grata por mais uma partilha tão encantadora!
    Beijinhos
    Ana

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    1. Thank you Ana! It is nice to see visiting my blog, always appreciated! Have a great week ahead.

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