Saturday, September 3, 2022

Saturday's Critters # 455

 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!

Our local walks continue, some photos are from our back yard and some from our fire road walks. 

1. Aug 18th, the grand-dogs are still with us. We are waiting for our son to have a fence built on his new property. The fence may happen next week, we may see an end to our dog-sitting soon. So for now we continue our walks with the dogs on the fire road and to the lake. 





2. Aug 18th , at the local lake a couple of the slider turtles perched on a tree limb sticking out of the lake. 






3. Aug 18th, back at home from my kitchen window I noticed this small deer standing on the driveway. 





4. Aug 19th, summer is flying by and I have been enjoying all the butterflies at our Buddleia Bush. Below are the Monarch, Eastern Tiger Swallowtail and the Black Swallowtail.  





5. Aug 20th, hubby and I took our walk on the local NCR bike trail at Bentley Springs. along the trail we heard and saw a few birds, some pretty wildflowers, shadows on the Bee Tree Run. 






6. Aug 24th, another walk just with hubby on a different section of the NCR trail in Parkton. We saw a doe with triplets, I could only capture one of the fawns. The Cardinal flowers were in bloom and some other wildflowers. We saw a group of White-breasted Nuthatches in the trees along side the trail. 





7. Aug 24th, on the way home from our walk on the NCR trail we stopped at the local food store and rode by the Friendly Farm ponds on the way home. We saw one Great Egret in one pond the other pond there were lots of Canada Geese.





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!

130 comments:

  1. It is so beautiful to watch Egrets fishing and those are great shots Eileen. I love all 3 butterflies. So beautiful. Those 2 dogs are going to miss these lovely walks you take them on. Thanks for hosting your meme and commenting on mine. Have a wonderful week ahead

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

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  2. All excellent sightings! I particularly liked the turtles, butterflies and the wild flowers.

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

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  3. So lovely! I almost didn't see the turtles :-))Have a fantastic weekend, Eileen!

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    1. Thank you Angie! I appreciate your visits and comments.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  4. Beautiful lake. I am sure the grand-dogs will miss their walk with you once the fence is built

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    1. Thank you Nancy! The fence may be done by next weekend, YAY!
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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    1. Thank you Lydia! The turtles are cute!
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  6. I treasure our time together in nature, Eileen

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

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  7. Another beautiful post, great to read. Beautiful pics.
    Happy weekend. Greetings

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

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  8. Hello Eileen,
    As always beautiful photos! I love to to see your wildflowers and butterflies. The Monarch and the Swallowtail are very pretty.
    Happy weekend!

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    1. Thank you Marit! i do enjoy watching the butterflies around our yard.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  9. Bellissime queste continue passeggiate che fate in mezzo alla natura in compagnia dei vostri amici a 4 zampe

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

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  10. Hello, lovely turtles maybe sunning on the branch. I like the Nuthatch too, as you know.
    Enjoy dog-sitting and a fabulous weekend!
    Thanks for hosting our posts.

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    1. Thank you Luisella! The dog-sitting is coming to an end soon.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  11. Hi Eileen,
    These are beautiful photos and collages.
    You live in a beautiful area.
    The butterflies are my favorite, really beautiful.
    Would you mind posting my link?
    I wish you a very nice weekend.
    Greetings Irma

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

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  12. Hari OM
    There is something special about having a deer visit... and such a wonderful array of butterflies! A joy as ever to wander with you. YAM xx

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    1. Thank you YAM! The deer should go hide now, the deer hunt starts soon.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  13. ...the turtles and the butterflies are my favorite this week. Thanks Eileen for hosting the party.

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    1. Thank you Tom! I love the turtles and butterflies too.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  15. Eilenn, thank you first for hosting again and again. It's each Saturday a pleasure.

    I enjoyed reading your points here. The nature around your home is beautiful ... it's a great treasure being there, in my opinion.

    Hugs by Heidrun

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

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  16. Seems like you have been dog-sitting forever, Eileen. You will be glad to have your freedom back.

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    1. Thank you David! Yes, freedom will be nice. We already have a trip planned.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  17. Esse lago é maravilhoso e os passeios que vocês fazem sempre nos encantam.
    Belas fotos!
    beijos, tudo de bom,chica

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    1. Thank you Chica, I always appreciate your visits. Take care, have a great weekend.

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  18. Nice action shots of the egret. Love the butterflies and flowers. The photo of the reflection in the pool is beautifully composed.

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

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  19. Dearest Eileen,
    I always enjoy the virtual walks with you (and with your granddogs :-)) through your wonderful nature. The color of the water in the first photo alone is a dream. And I love the butterflies fluttering around in your Buddleia Bush - I am (and the insects in our garden are) also very, very happy about this beautiful nectar plant. In my current post you can see some of the butterflies, bees and other insects and snails that are sharing our paradise with us :-).
    Happy weekend!
    Traude
    https://rostrose.blogspot.com/2022/08/blackout-teil-3-noch-fragen-offen.html

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    1. Thank you Traude! The butterfly bush attracts many insects, I love the butterflies.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  20. I have a friend who has been raising and then releasing Monarch butterflies. She shares pictures on Facebook of her releases.

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    1. Thank you Linda, for the visit and comment. It is nice of your friend to raise and release the Monarchs.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  21. Such a lovely post. I bet you will miss the pups when they return home. That is a wonderful capture of the sliders on the stick. They must prevent themselves from sliding backwards somehow. That doe must have been quite busy with those three little ones, just keeping them rounded up wouldn’t be easy! Have a great weekend.

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    1. Thanks Marie! The turtles must find a way to hold on, it was not a big stick. Have a happy weekend.

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  22. Thanks for hosting! You have a great variety of critters. I feel the season changing, and I know some of our will go visit you! Happy weekend!

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    1. Thanks Jenn! We are seeing some sings of fall already, maybe because we have been dry for awhile. Migration is a little slow near me. I hope to see more warblers coming through. Have a great weekend.

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  23. Good to see the dogs out for a walk...and nice to see a White Br Nuthatch...I had none this year at my feeders...I know you will miss the dogs when they go home...Imhappy to resume blog reading it puts normal back in my life.

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    1. Thank you Sondra! I am happy to see you visiting. Take care, have a great weekend!

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  24. beautiful monarch...
    I always see this kind of butterfly in the garden.... amazing

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  25. The dogs must enjoy their walks with you.

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    1. Thank you William! Yes, the dogs love their walks. Have a great weekend!

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  26. This must be an exciting time of the year for you Eileen. Seeing the different swallowtails would make me very happy I'm sure. I suspect that you are almost not looking forward to the new fence completion? You will surely miss those lovely walks with the dogs for company. Happy weekend and thanks for the link again.

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    1. Thank you Phil! Hubby and I will enjoy more walks further away, places we couldn't take the dogs. Have a great weekend.

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  27. Great photos!
    Love the butterflies!
    Have a blessed day!

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    1. Thank you Lea! I hope you have a great weekend!

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  28. Delightful, summery photos, Eileen! I love the one of the Monarch butterfly!

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    1. Thank Nick! The Monarch is a beautiful butterfly! Have a great weekend!

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  29. Lovely capture of the natural beauty that surrounds you and beautiful trails for exploring nature and creatures! I love spotting deer in the wild, and my cousin was always the first to detect deer whenever we went through a forest; you got some great images of the deer and the creek. Have a wonderful weekend.

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    1. Thank you Jeevan! There is so much beauty around us. Take care, enjoy your day!

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

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  31. Deer in the driveway, monarchs, corgis... perfection! Happy weekend!

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  32. Great trail to walk on Aug.20.

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    1. Thanks Red! That is our local bike trail. It is always a nice walk there. Have a great weekend.

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  33. it has been several years since I last walked on a path like the one in the photo. I miss it but not enough to drive there alone and walk alone. we have beautiful places to walk if we battle the traffic to get there. none of my friends are able to walk, including hubby.

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    1. Thanks Sandra! If I had a beach nearby I would be there more often. Have a great weekend.

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  34. Great shots as always, A deer with triplets?! Haven't seen too many of those. I loved the deer in your driveway and all the other critters. Love all your butterflies as well. The grand dogs are going to miss their walks when the fence is built.
    Thank you for hosting!!

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    1. Thanks Alan! We were surprised to see the triplets too. Have a great weekend!

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  35. Hi Eileen, A very good Saturday morning to you. I got a kick out of your second image … the couple of slider turtles perched on the tree limb. I guess I’m just surprised that turtles would want to climb up like that. I love it that you have deer you can see right from your kitchen window. Re the Monarch … I have read that they are endangered. It just amazes me that such a small creature can fly from Maryland all the way to Mexico for the winter. I enjoyed your three last images … collages. Another fine Saturday’s Critters! Thank you for sharing and hosting and thank you for your kind comment on my blog this morning! Happy Labor Day weekend to you and yours! John

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    1. Thank you John! I appreciate your link and comment. The Monarchs do have long journey south, they are amazing!
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  36. I love seeing your trails and the pretty deer you see. I'm seeing so many butterflies this summer, I should try to remember the names! Lovely photos today!

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    1. Thank you Diane! I appreciate your link and comment. Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  37. Hello Eileen, :=) The flowers and butterflies are simply gorgeous. My Buddleia bush died this year due to the extreme heat.
    How wonderful to see a deer on your own driveway. :=) All your collarges of the beauty you see around you are lovely, with birds in trees and water, turtles, and especially your water scenes and reflections.
    Many thanks for hosting Eileen.
    All the best.

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    1. Hello Sonjia,
      It is sad your Buddleia died from the heat, the butterflies do love these bushes. Thank you so much for your kind comment. Take care, enjoy your weekend.

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  38. hi Eileen, all of your photos are amazing! thank you for sharing such beauty! happy weekend

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    1. Thank you Betty! It is so nice to see you visiting and I appreciate your comment. Have a happy weekend.

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  39. The granddogs are going to miss those walks. I would have loved to watch the turtles climb up that branch. I have not seen many butterflies this year at all. Thanks for hosting us and all your nice comments, Eileen.

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    1. Thank you RedPat! Those turtles must be good climbers. Have a happy weekend!

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  40. i love the deer eileen, they are one of my favorite wild animals and we see a lot around here!! gorgeous monarch, do you know when the are migrating?? i have googled it, and i am not coming up with any definitive date!!

    a nice selection of critters today, many thanks for hosting!!

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    1. Thank you Debbie! I am always happy to see the deer visiting our yard. Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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    2. PS, I read that the Monarch's migrate in early October!

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  41. Love seeing photos of your grand dogs and your wonderful shots of nature and her gems ~ Xo

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

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    (aks A Creative Harbor)

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

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  42. August looks like it was a great month for critter spotting and for walks. Looking forward to what September holds.

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    1. Thank you Ellen! I hope September will be an even month month for the critter sightings. Take care, enjoy your weekend.

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  43. Eileen, thank you first for hosting again and again. It's each Saturday a pleasure. And last but not least for your lovely comments. I try repeatedly to omment but it`s always difficult on the Handy or my I-Pad. Therefor I boot up the computer ... and here I am.

    I enjoyed reading your points here. The nature around your home is beautiful ... it's a great treasure being there, in my opinion. We have fun in the gardens ... of course in our home and yesterday by the friends.

    Hugs by Heidrun

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    1. Thank you Heidrun! I appreciate your link and comments today. Hubby and I are lucky to live in a great area near the lake, a park like setting. Take care, enjoy your day. I wish you a great new week ahead.

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  44. Great captures of the Egret in action! That very first photo is so appealing. Looks like the perfect spot to take a break and think/or talk. Just looks so very peaceful.

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    1. Thank you Rose! It is one of my favorite spots. Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  45. Terrific shots of all the critters. The butterfly is so pretty.

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    1. Thank you Karen! Happy Sunday, have a great day !

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  46. Triplets! Wow. Love the turtles. I don't see them anymore because it is illegal to enter the wetlands (and I'd get sucked into the muck anyhow!). Your butterflies are simply gorgeous. Thank you.

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

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  47. Hello Eileen
    What a lovely selection of critter sightings on your post, lovely to see.
    Your grand-dogs seem to enjoy their walks with you.

    Have a good Labor Day Holiday Weekend.

    All the best Jan

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

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  48. Thank you for posting and sharing these lovely pictures.

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

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  49. Un placer pasar por tu blog. Gracias por tus paseos. Feliz septiembre.

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    1. Happy September Teresa! Thanks for the comment. Take care, have a great day and happy new week!

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  50. Tanto si son del patio trasero, como de tus caminatas , son muy buenas fotos de la Naturaleza.
    Feliz domingo. Besos.

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    1. Thank you for visiting and for the comment. Take care, have a great day and happy new week!

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  51. Hi dearest Eileen,
    today I have some more critters for you ;-)
    All the best in September
    Traude
    https://rostrose.blogspot.com/2022/09/juli-august-2022-teil-1-was-fur-ein.html

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    1. Thank you Traude! I enjoyed your post and all the critters and lovely images. Have a great new week ahead.

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  52. great photos...
    love to see Great Egret

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    1. Thank you Tanza! I appreciate the link and comment. Happy Sunday, enjoy your new week!

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  53. Hello Eileen,
    Very nice pictures. Great to see all these kind of birds in nature. Wonderful.
    I wish you a wonderful day.

    Greetings, Marco

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    1. Thank you Marco! I appreciate the comment. Have a great new week ahead.

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  54. Love the mosaics, so many photos. Thanks Eileen.

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  55. Eileen - how interesting to see those turtles perched so high above the water - a turtle diving board??? The butterfly pictures are so pretty, and the snowy white of the egret is so pristine! Happy Labor Day!

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    1. Thank you Angie! It is strange to see the turtles high up out of the water. Happy Labor Day to you! Have a great new week!

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  56. Such beautiful sightings, Eileen. 🦋🌼💐🌷🌺🌹🌻
    I especially love the turtles 🐢🐢

    Hugs and blessings!

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

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  57. I always love your hikes and all the nature you see. Today, just thinking about spotting a whole group of nuthatches made me happy! What a joy. Thanks so much for hosting (even though I didn't have anything to link last week.) Fingers crossed for the fence to be completed soon.

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    1. Thank you Sallie! Birdwatching is a joy for me. Take care, enjoy your and the week ahead.

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  58. Hi Eileen, I haven't stopped by in a while, but I figured as I actually have a critter in my post this week I could post to your link up! Happy travels, stay safe. I think you seeing deers when out walking would be the same as us seeing kangaroos.

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    1. Thank you Jill, for the link and comment. It is nice to see you and your post. Take care, enjoy your and the week ahead.

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  59. Hi Eileen, that's a lovely selection of birds, butterflies etc. And a great photo of the slider turtles!

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

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  60. I had you had a lovely Labor Day weekend, I have enjoyed your wanders and photos this week. How fabulous to see a deer standing on your drive way. Your home will feel quiet when the Grand dogs return home.
    Have a happy week
    Wren x

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    1. Thank you Wren! I am hoping the dogs will be going to their real home this weekend. Take care, enjoy your day!

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  61. Está rodeada da natureza no seu melhor, Eileen! Adorei todas as imagens, mas tocou-me especialmente aquela tirada a partir da sua cozinha, com o cervo passeando calmamente!
    Grata por mais uma partilha tão bonita e especial! Beijinhos! Continuação de uma feliz semana!
    Ana

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    1. Thank you Ana, for the visits and comments. Take care, enjoy your day!

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  62. I know I have probably said it before, but it is always a pleasure to see your nature photos, and those delightful grand-doggies. Thank you Eileen and enjoy the rest of your week :)

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    1. Thank you Denise, I appreciate the comment and visit. Take care, enjoy your day!

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  63. Lovely picture Eileen.. Best wishes from Spain... take care...

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  64. I am just Amazed with the beauty and abundance of wildlife around where you live dear Eileen :)

    The turtle image is so Interesting and dear in your driveway looks cute. Loved the birds more.

    More blessings to you and your family

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    1. Thank you Baili! I do love all the nature around me and the world. Take care, enjoy your day!

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