Saturday, September 17, 2022

Saturday's Critters # 457

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!

The days are just flying by, we have not been anywhere special yet. We are still taking our local walks around our neighborhood and to the lake. The grand-dogs are home with my son and his family now, we do have a weekend of dog-sitting at my son's home. 


1. Aug 29th, our walk was to the front and to the lake. I was surprised to see 2 Green Herons perched close by on a downed tree at the lake, we also saw 2 Great Blue Herons and a Double-crested Cormorant. 





2. Red-spotted Purple butterfly or also known as Limenitis arthemis.




3. It is not often, I get to see two Green Heron so close together. Maybe they had a nest close by.  





4. August 29th, one of two Great Blue Herons seen by our lake. I had to take this shot through a lot of tree branches.






5. Aug 29th, back at home I am distracted by the hummingbird at the feeder on the deck, this mosaic below is the same hummer in each photo. On the larger photo you can see a bit of the ruby-throat, it is a juvenile male. He is a cutie, already chasing away other birds from "his" feeder. 






6. Sept 2, one of my favorite walks with the dogs is to the lake. On this day we saw the usual Great Blue Heron hanging out and a Belted Kingfisher perched in a usual spot. 





7. Sept 2nd, another look at the Great Blue Heron at the lake.




8. Sept 2nd, back at home and in our yard. The Mourning Doves like to sit on top of our swing. Not the best photo taken through my dining room window. 






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!

120 comments:

  1. The butterfly shot is awesome! I like the Heron shot through the branches, nicely framed.

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

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  2. Your water birds look very lovely. I especially like kingfishers!

    Thank you for hosting this!

    best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Mae! I wish the birds were closer, they stayed way across the lake.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  3. Loving all the green hues in the photos. That butterfly is my favourite in this set. So beautiful. Thank you so much for hosting!

    -Soma

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

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  4. What a beautiful weekend post! I love that butterfly with gorgeous colour!

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

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  5. May be more unusual to see 2 Green herons together but good when you do see them Eileen and get a photograph. Love the butterfly. Thanks for hosting and I hope you have a good weekend.

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    1. Thank you Margaret! I love seeing the Green Heron any time, always a treat.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  6. Fabulous photos and mosaics as always, Eileen.
    That hummingbird is such a cutie!

    Have a great weekend!

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

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  7. Love the butterfly and hummingbird ❤️

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    1. Thank you Cloudia! I will miss my hummingbirds when they leave, which could be any day now.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  8. Hello and happy dog-sitting!
    The Hummingbird and the Herons are extremely pretty, but my favourite remains that beautiful butterfly.
    Thanks for sharing.
    All the best!

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    1. Thank you Luisella! It is a beautiful butterfly.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  9. It needs time to read, to translate... and I smile, I enjoyed your Post so much. There are many interesting points. For example the visiting morning dove. Lovely birds around your home.

    I wish you a good week.

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    1. Thank you Heidrun! I appreciate your link, visit and comment.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  10. Hello Eileen :=)
    The Red Spotted Purple Butterfly is a real beauty,,...so shiny and perfect. I didn't know there is a Green Blue Heron. Lovely shots of them both together, and your images of the hummingbird are splendid.
    Have a great weekend Eileen and thank you for hosting.

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    1. Thank you Sonjia! The butterfly is loved by everyone today. The Green Heron is a favorite of mine.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  11. Hello Eileen,
    I have never seen the Red-Spotted Purple Butterfly before. It is very beautiful. Thank you for sharing your photo.
    Take care, and have a great weekend!

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

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  12. Hari Om
    Ahh, the doggies back with their first furmily... glad there will be weekend visitations at least! As always, I have enjoyed seeing your world through your lens. YAM xx

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    1. Thank you Yam! Yes, there will be more visits with the grand-dogs. This weekend my son and DIL are away on a trip, we are dog-sitting at their home. Take care, have a great weekend.

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  13. the Red-spotted Purple butterfly is gorgeous. Don´t remember seeing it before. Quite unusual colors for a buttefly. Have a gret time whatever you are planning to do. :)

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    1. Thank you Monica! The Butterfly is a beauty!
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  14. So many beautiful images of birds. Wonderful green herons stand on two sides like performing a comedy routine

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      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  15. Hi Eileen,
    You show great photos and collages.
    The hummingbird is my favorite.
    Would you mind posting my link??
    I wish you a very good weekend.
    Greetings Irma

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

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  16. Dear Eileen, it was again very nice to accompany you on your walks! I was delighted to see the butterfly and all the beautiful birds. And as always, it was nice to see your granddogs. So now they're back home with their families and you're sitting them this weekend. You will probably then have more time for longer trips. But I still hope that we get to see the two cuties again from time to time <3
    Hugs and all the best,
    Traude
    https://rostrose.blogspot.com/2022/09/ausflug-nach-marchegg-schloss-storche.html

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    1. Thank you Traude! At least this weekend, the dog-sitting is taking place at my son's new home.
      Hubby and I are looking forward to going on a trip, very soon.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  17. Que coisas lindas sempre vejo aqui, Eileen!
    Que bom ter por perto tantos desses animaizinhos que alegram o dia! Adorei a garça verde! Que o fim de semana seja lindo e bem aproveitado! beijos, chica

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

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  18. I think that in one way or another, Eileen, the dogs have taken over your lives! Have a great weekend - walking the dogs, perhaps!

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    1. Thank you David, for the link and comment. This is the last weekend of dog-sitting, at least it is at our son's home now.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  20. ....the Red-spotted Purple butterfly is new for me, it's a beauty! Thanks Eileen for hosting the party.

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    1. Thank you Tom! It is a pretty butterfly.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  21. Nice to catch the two Green Herons together. They sometimes are hard to find even when in plain sight. The butterfly has subtle beauty. Our hummingbirds have nearly disappeared-- only saw one yesterday. None of our juvenile males had full development of the striped throat markings-- just splotchy dark spots.

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    1. Thank you Ken! It took me years to find my very first Green Heron. I am always happy to see them. I only have a few Hummers here now, most of left already. Take care, have a great weekend.

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  22. You have such amazing walks! I'm happy to capture our wild critters, though. Thanks for hosting!

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

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  23. Your dogs must love these nature walks! Enjoy your weekend and have fun!

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    1. Thank you Diane! The dogs did enjoy their walks.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  24. Hi Eileen, I like what you said, “The days are just flying by, we have not been anywhere special yet.” I know what you mean, but the way I see it, any walk you take around your neighborhood and to the lake is “special”. 😊 In this post, my favorites are the Red-spotted Purple butterfly, the Great Blue Heron, and, of course, the hummingbird. Today I’m linking up with a post full of postcards. Some have critters on them, so I hope that qualifies for Saturday’s Critters. 😊 A happy weekend to you and yours! John

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    1. Thank you John! We missed taking our trips while dog-sitting for 8 months. This weekend will be the last for a while of dog-sitting. At least the dogs are home with my son and his family now. BTW, I enjoyed your Yellowstone postcards.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  25. Delightful photos, Eileen! I love that butterfly! When I think that we're well past the middle of September, I too ask myself where has this year gone?

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    1. Thank you Nick! I think our summer just flew by, I am not ready for winter just yet.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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

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  27. i like the heron on the old logs of driftwood. precious pups, should be leaving you soon.

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    1. Thank you Sandra! The doggies are at their real home now, we are dog-sitting at my son's home this weekend.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  28. Hummingbirds are so fast that they do wake you up when they appear. They move quickly so you're lucky to get some photos.

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    1. Thank you Red! The hummingbirds are quick movers.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  29. Great photos! Excellent shots of the Hummingbird!
    I enjoyed the scenic views of the lake, too.
    Have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. Thank you Lea! I going to miss my hummers, they are heading south now.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  30. I wonder if you all will get a dog after these pups return to their owners (when the fence is built.)

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    1. Thank you Barbara! No dogs for us, we enjoying dog-sitting. They are back at their real home now.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  31. That butterfly is gorgeous, Eileen. Thanks for hosting us.

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

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  32. I bet the pups miss you both. Love that butterfly. I’ve never seen one of those. The green heron is a curiosity and I love the blues!

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    1. Hello Marie, we will see the pups often when visiting our son. I love seeing all the herons! Have a great weekend!

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  33. Grazie come sempre per le splendide fotografie

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

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  34. Beautiful Ruby-Throated Hummingbird image Eileen, fantastic, and the Butterfly, that is the winner.

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    1. Hello Bob,
      Thank you for the comment and visit.
      Take care, Happy Sunday, have a great new week.

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  35. I love the spotted purples. So here, I'm across from a mapped wetlands where red-winged blackbirds nest every year. Many, many of them. And they prevent the blue herons from coming in: mobbing them and beating them out. I never knew where the herons were coming from until I finally saw their nests at an entire other pond about 4 miles away (by car). But as soon as the blackbirds leave (which is sooner than the other birds), the herons move in.

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    1. Hello,
      I have never seen the Blackbird bothering the herons here. It is nice you have a heron nest nearby.
      Thank you for the comment and link. Have a great day and happy new week!

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  36. Wonderful collage of photos of nature's treasure and love your grand dogs too ~ lovely photos of the hummingbirds ` delightful ~ such a treasure ~ Xo

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

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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    1. Thank you Carol! The hummingbirds are a delight.
      Take care, Happy Sunday, have a great new week.

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  37. Mourning doves are such peaceful birds.

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    1. Thank you William! The doves are sweet!
      Take care, Happy Sunday, have a great new week.

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  38. Love the butterfly and hummingbird pictures

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    1. Thank you Linda!
      Take care, Happy Sunday, have a great new week.

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  39. I love the green herons. What a sight to see two together. I also love the great blue heron and of course your dogs.
    Thank you for hosting.

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    1. Thank you Alan! The Green Heron are a favorite for me too. Have a great day and happy new week!

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  40. You did well. Thanks for hosting.

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    1. Thank you Linda!
      Take care, Happy Sunday, have a great new week.

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  41. Great blog and beautiful blog. I followed your blog now. Thx

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    1. Thank you Vicky!
      Take care, Happy Sunday, have a great new week.

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    1. Thank you for the comment and visit.
      Take care, Happy Sunday, have a great new week.

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  43. So many critters. So lucky to have them around.

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    1. Thank you Diane! It is nice to be surrounded by nature.
      Take care, Happy Sunday, have a great new week.

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  44. Amazing photos, Eileen, from butterflies to herons to hummingbirds. Happy weekend to you and cheers from Oxford!

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    1. Thank you Ellen! I hope you are having a great time in Oxford.
      Take care, Happy Sunday, have a great new week.

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  45. I do love those Hummers, but that butterfly is also a remarkable looking species.

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    1. Thank you Adam! I love the hummers too.
      Take care, Happy Sunday, have a great new week.

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  46. Hi Eileen....once again a great post...the Green Heron is my fav heron...I do enjoy seeing reddish ergret also but they seem to be in decline...Good to see the Grand dogs too!

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    1. Thank Sondra! I have only seen the Reddish Egret in Florida. They are beautiful birds. Take care, have a happy new week!

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  47. Beautiful photos of birds and other natural elements in their essence of the same! I loved the natural shades and light over the images, and the humming bird shots are superb clear.
    Have a fantastic week, Eileen

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  48. Lovely photos. Such a pretty butterfly.

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

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  49. All photos you shared in this post are amazing Dear friend! Red spotted purple Butterfly looks perfect. Also hummingbirds look so cute. Thanks for the photos.

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    1. Thank you for the comment and visit. Take care, enjoy your day!

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  50. Thank you for your kind comment on my Baltimore Oriole photo. Stay tuned for another tomorrow. I enjoy seeing your bird photos. We have lots of Herons around here, both blue and green. Seeing the Kingfisher is a real treat.

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    1. Thank you for the comment and link. I enjoy bird watching, your photos are great. Take care, have a great new week!

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  51. Hello Eileen! As always, I so enjoy your photos! Seeing the herons is always a treat, they are really something special! Hummingbirds are still around as of today, but I expect they'll be gone shortly. It's time - Soon we'll be seeing other birds out our window, won't we? --Have a good week!!

    Oh, and I love seeing those grand-dogs too!

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    1. Thank you Kim! I will miss the hummers, I still saw one yesterday, maybe two in my yard. Take care, have a great new week!

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  52. I was attracted most by the Red-spotted Purple butterfly, but of course Blue Herons, Hummingbirds, and dogs are lovely. Back from my summer break.

    Yoko

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    1. Thank you Yoko! It is great to see you back from your break. Take care, have a great new week!

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  53. I never seen juvenile male of hummingbird.... so cute

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    1. Thank so much for the comment and visit. Take care, have a great new week!

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  54. No veo mi comentario anterior. Mira en spam.

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

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  55. Eileen - love the Red-spotted Purple butterfly and the juvenile hummingbird - I am pretty sure our hummingbirds are already winging their way south!

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    1. Thank you Angie! I am still seeing at least 1-2 hummers. Take care, have a great new week!

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  56. I am always happy to see your photos Eileen. Lovely sights you share with us, grand-doggies, birds, butterflies, and so much more. Thank you and enjoy the rest of your week :)

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  57. Hello Eileen
    Many thanks for sharing these lovely photographs.
    Isn't the butterfly pretty.

    Enjoy these September days.

    All the best Jan

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  58. Un placer venir a visitarte. Me encantó la mariposa purpura.
    Buena semana Eileen.
    Un abrazo.

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    1. Thank you Laura, I appreciate your visit and comment. Take care, have a happy day!

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  59. I thought that was a very large fox, but, no, there is a leash! 😂

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    1. Thanks Sandi! Have a great day and happy weekend.

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  60. A natureza em todo o seu esplendor!!! As imagens estão deslumbrantes! Nunca vi por estes lados essa espécie de borboleta... e as fotos com as garças estão muito especiais! Aqui nunca vi nenhuma azul ou verde! Só as graças brancas se deixam ver em Abril e Outubro de cada ano... e durante poucos dias...
    Sempre um gosto imenso passar por aqui, Eileen! Beijinhos
    Ana

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    1. Hello Ana,
      Thank so much for the comment and visit. Take care, have a great new week!

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