Saturday, April 13, 2024

Saturday's Critters # 539

 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!


This is a mish-mash of photos from various days and walks to the lake, on the fire road, a few of my yard birds and a visit with our son's family.

1. Our walk to the lake, it was a warm day.  It was nice to see the turtles out sunny themselves on a log.




2. A larger look at the Slider Turtles, they are always fun to see.  




3. During our walks to the lake, we have seen the Canada Geese hanging in this same spot multiple times. 




4. The Downy Woodpecker is a daily visitor to my yard, it also enjoys the suet nuggets. 





5. The White-throated Sparrow is a winter bird that enjoys the suet nuggets I put out for my yard birds.  One day I saw a female Pine Warbler grabbing a few nuggets, I was sorry I missed getting a photo. 





6. We saw the Brown Creeper during one of our walks on the local fire road. 





7. One day we had lunch with our son and his family and enjoyed watching our grandsons playing on their new playset. The Grand-dogs enjoyed being out in the yard with us all. 







8. A puzzle I completed in early March, the undersea life, the colorful fish are so pretty.  




I am linking up to Heidrun's Mosaic Monday  I hope you can stop by and visit Heidrun and check out the Mosaic Monday post.


Thank you for sharing your critters and post!


Thanks to all my visitors and for your past and present comments. Stop back to see any replies to your comments. I appreciate everyone who loves and respects wildlife. Thank you for linking up a critter post.






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118 comments:

  1. Good Morning, dear Eileen, it seems you had a fine week with your family, walks on the lakeside... viewing the nature. I was reading with great pleasure. The woodpacker is a well known bird here too, and we like him.

    Thank you for sharing and hosting too. I wish you a wonderful week. Hugs by Heidrun

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    1. Thank you Heidrun, for your critter link and comment.
      I love the woodpeckers too, they are a treat to see coming to my yard and deck.
      Take care, have a wonderful weekend.

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  2. Such a beautiful day with beautiful animals! Cute turtles. Have a great weekend, Eileen.

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    1. Thank you Angie, for your comment and your visit.
      I think the turtles are cute too.
      Take care, have a wonderful weekend.

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  3. I imagine that I am walking beside the lake with you Eileen. Congratulations in that beautiful under sea puzzle you completed aloha my friend

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    1. Thank you Cloudia, for your critter link and comment.
      We do enjoy our walks to the lake.
      Take care, have a wonderful weekend.

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  4. So many of your birds love that suet -- great photo ops. It is turtle season here too and they are out on logs again. Thanks for hosting.
    best, mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Mae, for your critter link and comment!
      We seem to be seeing the turtles every outing now, they are cute.
      Take care, have a wonderful weekend.

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    1. Thank you Shiju, for your critter link and comment.
      Take care, have a wonderful weekend.

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  6. Dear Eilleen,
    Thank you for your warm welcome words (you recognized the American Robin and the Meadowlark well ;-)) - and for your beautiful photos here. I'm happy about the animals you saw - and also that there was a reunion with the grandchildren and grand dogs. The puzzle is beautiful, will you hang it on the wall?
    All the best and best wishes after my blog break,
    Traude
    https://rostrose.blogspot.com/2024/04/back-again-ich-bin-wieder-im-lande.html

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    1. Thank you Traude, for your critter link and comment.
      We do enjoy our visits with the grandsons and the granddogs.
      Take care, have a wonderful weekend.

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  7. Hello Eileen,
    Beautiful photos! I like the Downy Woodpecker very much. The Turtles are very cute. I like your new puzzle. The colorful fishes are so pretty.
    Take care, and enjoy your weekend!

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    1. Thank you Marit, for your comment and your visit.
      I thought the puzzle picture was pretty with the colorful fish.
      Take care, have a wonderful weekend.

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  8. Hello Eileen,
    Great series of photos from your walk around the lake.
    The Downy Woodpecker and the White-throated Sparrow are my favorites.
    Nice that you were with your son's family, it looks like fun.
    The puzzle is also very nice.
    I wish you a good weekend.
    Greetings Irma

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    1. Thank you Irma, for your critter link and comment.
      The Woodpeckers are one of my many favorite birds.
      Take care, have a wonderful weekend.

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  9. Well shared. Your grandsons have a nice playground.
    Let's hope spring brings a lot of sunny days.
    Happy weekend!

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    1. Thank you Luisella, for your critter link and comment.
      We enjoy seeing our grandsons enjoying their playtime outside.
      Take care, have a wonderful weekend.

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  10. White throated sparrow looks the most gorgeous there.

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    1. Thank you Roentare, for your critter link and comment!
      The sparrow is one of my pretty winter birds.
      Take care, have a wonderful weekend.

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  11. The Woodpecker has a crazy way to sit - looks so easy yet difficult at the same time! Your puzzle is beautiful, too. I do that only online cause I have no space.... Have a great Saturday!

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    1. Thank you Iris, for your critter link and comment!
      The puzzles are fun to work on, even the online puzzles.
      Take care, have a wonderful weekend.

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  12. The White-throated Sparrow is a beauty. :) And the treecreeper, I am looking forward to seeing it soon. :)

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    1. Thank you Monica, for your critter link and comment.
      The Treecreeper was a treat to see!
      Take care, have a wonderful weekend.

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  13. Tartarugas, pássaros, teus cachorros e netos...
    Lindas todas as fotos e foi um lindo passeio que podes fazer por perto!
    Ótimo fim de semana! beijos, chica

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    1. Thank you Chica, for your comment and your visit.
      We do enjoy our walks, nature is beautiful always something to see.
      Take care, have a wonderful weekend.

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  14. Beautiful puzzle, and there is something that fascinates me when I see sliders on a log, the more there are, the more it fascinates me. I like your visits to the fire road a lot.. looks like a beautiful day with the babies

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    1. Thank you Sandra, for your comment and your visit.
      We are lucky to have these fire roads so close to home.
      The turtles look cute lined up on the logs.
      Take care, have a wonderful weekend.

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  15. Hari Om
    I enjoyed your "mishmash" post, Eileen, and I am starting to have puzzle envy! That's another beauty 😍 YAM xx

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    1. Thank you YAM, for your comment. I have stopped the puzzles for a while, it is too nice outside now.
      They are fun to do while stuck inside on those bad weather days. Have a happy weekend.

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  16. Your grandsons and grand dogs are beautiful! I love seeing your photos each week! -Marci @ Old Rock Farmhouse

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    1. Thank you Marci, for your critter link and comment!
      We think our grandsons and the dogs are beautiful too.
      Take care, have a wonderful weekend.

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  17. ...Eileen, you have a fabulous collection of critter this morning. Thanks for hosting the party, enjoy your week.

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    1. Thank you Tom, for your critter link and comment!
      Take care, have a wonderful weekend.

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  18. I am keeping my eye out for turtles here, but so far nothing this spring. Soon, I am sure.

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    1. Thank you David, for your critter link and comment!
      Now that the weather is warmer, we are seeing turtles everywhere we go.
      Take care, have a wonderful weekend.

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  19. I like the new header! The font is super. I spotted a brown creeper last week. Our birds return from visiting you.

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    1. Thank you Jenn, for your critter link and comment.
      The Brown Creeper is a cutie.
      Take care, have a wonderful weekend.

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  20. Turtles! Love them. I’ve never seen creepers though they are on the island! And the best of all…grandchildren!

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    1. Thank you Marie, for your visit and comment. I love the turtles too. I am biased, my grandsons are the best.
      Take care, have a wonderful weekend.

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    1. Thank you William! We do love our granddogs! They are cuties! Have a great weekend.

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  22. Hello Eileen :=)
    A lovely mishmash of photos, all of which are fabulous sighting and photos. Great that you spent time with your son , grand kids and dogs.

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    1. Thank you Sonjia, for your critter link and comment.
      We do enjoy our visits with the family!
      Take care, have a wonderful weekend.

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  23. Hello, Hope you are doing well. Beautiful series of photos. Happy Weekend.
    Thanks a lot for hosting.

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    1. Thank you for your critter link and comment!
      Take care, have a wonderful weekend.

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  24. Great photos!
    Love the White-throated Sparrow.
    Beautiful jig-saw puzzle.
    Have a blessed day!

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    1. Thank you Lea, for your critter link and comment.
      The Sparrow was nice to pose for me.
      Take care, have a wonderful weekend.

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  25. Hello, Eileen. Lovely photos, and I especially like the turtles! Thank you for hosting and have a great new week! (Nick from MAP)

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    1. Thank you Nick, for your critter link and comment.
      The turtles are always a treat to see.
      Take care, have a wonderful weekend.

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  26. I'm sure the little ones (2 footed) will enjoy the play set while the 4 footed ones frolic in the grass! I've never seen a White-throated sparrow...good catch in your photo! I've got some birds for you today too!

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    1. Thank you Barbara, for your critter link and comment!
      The Sparrows are one of my common yard birds in the winter.
      It is always a joy to spend time with our grands, both the kiddies and the dogs.
      Take care, have a wonderful weekend.

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  27. Dear Eileen I forgot to say thank you for hosting as you must never think I take you for granted.:=) The white flower is not the wild garlic, but it's a wild white flower often seen in the northern Portuguese meadows, I don't know it's name, but you were right about the Greenfinch which you noticed on the previous post.

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    1. Thank you Sonjia, I appreciate your critter post and link and your kind comments.
      Thanks for correcting me on the wild garlic info, your flowers are pretty.
      Take care, have a great day and happy weekend.

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  28. Quite the awesome play set for the grand-kids, Eileen, and what lovely big yard also for the grand-dogs. :)

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    1. Thank you Maria, I appreciate your link and comment. The dog and grandsons do have a nice yard. Take care, have a wonderful weekend.

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  29. I wonder how many critters we miss going through our yards.

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    1. Thank you Red, for your visit and comment. I am sure I miss seeing critters in my yard. I am not always looking out the windows. Have a great weekend.

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  30. What fun for your grandsons to have that play equipment in their own yard! They'll enjoy if for several years. Love the woodpecker ! I'm also always impressed that you know the names of so many different birds. Have a wonderful weekend, Eileen. Half of my company are still asleep so I have a few minutes on the computer. :)

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    1. Thank you Ellen, I appreciate your comment and visit. I have learned about many birds over the years, one of my simple pleasures is birdwatching. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  31. I wish I would see the variety of birds you see in your back yard. I am enjoying my new Birdfy bird feeder, but I want more bird varieties visiting it! I added a perch pro to my Amazon wish list. The perch would allow me to feed orioles and hummingbirds. I believe I would have to omit the bird seed, though, as the bird birds would probably scare away the small birds,

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    1. I like your birdfly feeder, I had to look up the perch pro attachment. The orioles do love the oranges and grape jelly.
      It will be interesting to see which birds show up! Have a great weekend.

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  32. It sure looks pretty to go outside and play! I guess we never get too old to feel that way. Love the Brown Creeper and the sweet Downy. Enjoy your weekend!

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    1. Thank you Diane, for your critter link and comment!
      Yes, I do love spending time outdoors, enjoying nature.
      Take care, have a wonderful weekend.

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  33. I'm always impressed by the number of varieties of birds that you get in your yard, Eileen. Your grandkids have a huge yard to run around in with the dogs.

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    1. Thank you RedPat, for your critter link and comment.
      I do love my yard birds, I am always looking for something new to show up.
      Take care, have a wonderful weekend.

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  34. Hi Eileen,

    It's always delightful to hear about the diversity of wildlife you encounter on your walks to the lake and around your yard. Turtles basking in the sun, frequent sightings of Canada Geese, and visits from various birds, including the charming Downy Woodpecker and the White-throated Sparrow, certainly bring nature closer to home. It's always special when you spot less common visitors like the Pine Warbler and the Brown Creeper!

    Thank you, Eileen, for sharing these photos. Your Saturday’s Critters posts always weave together a rich tapestry of nature's beauty intertwined with family joy. Thank you, as always, for hosting and sharing.

    John

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    1. Thank you John, for your comment and your visit.
      I do love all things nature related especially the wildlife. If it the wildlife is in my backyard it is even more special.
      Spending time with the family is a joy!
      Take care, have a wonderful weekend.

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  35. everything is starting to turn green, your son has a nice big beautiful yard for the kiddos!! i am surprised you are still seeing the yellow throated sparrows, mine are gone, that is a wonderful capture of one. i have not seen any turtles yet, but i have not been to the lake!! i am keeping an eye outside, to see who is coming and going at my feeders. many thanks for hosting eileen and have a wonderful weekend!!

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    1. Thank you Debbie, for your critter link and comment!
      The sparrows should be leaving soon. Some winter birds must overlap with the summer visitors.
      Take care, have a wonderful weekend.

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    2. thanks eileen...i wasn't sure about the grebe!!

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    3. Your welcome Debbie, I am not an expert but there are some birds I am 100% sure of their id. Have a great day!

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  36. Wonderful series of nature photos ~ favorite are the turtles and wonderful to see your grand children ~ so handsome ~ hugs,
    Love the doggies too !

    Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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    1. Thank you Carol, for your critter link and comment!
      I like seeing the turtles out in the sunshine.
      Take care, have a wonderful weekend.

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  37. I meant to comment on you previous post about your grandson...he is so cute...and growing.

    About the Brown Creeper...I don't think I have ever seen one in real life...I sure would love to. I would love to be able to go somewhere to see the turtles. I always really enjoy seeing them.

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    1. Thank you Rose, I appreciate the nice comment. The grandsons are growing fast, a two yr old and the three yr old and a baby sister on the way. The turtles are fun to find, they are cute. Take care, enjoy your day and happy weekend.

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  38. Great looking puzzle and I always love to see the turtles.

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    1. Thank you Karen! I do love working on the puzzles. The turtles are cute.
      Take care, have a great day and happy new week!

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  39. I like the slider turtles. Are the geese nesting? Don’t get too close!

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    1. Hello Linda,
      Thank you for your link and comment. The turtles are cute, we see them all over now. The geese are on a nest, I will keep my distance. Take care, have a great day and a happy new week.

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  40. What a lovely mix of critter photos, Eileen!
    I always enjoy seeing the wildlife in your yard and on your walks.
    The turtles sunbathing on the log look so peaceful, and it's nice to see the birds, too.
    Your grandsons seem to be having fun on their playset, and it's sweet to see the grand-dogs enjoying the yard.
    The puzzle you completed is beautiful!
    Have a great weekend!

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    1. Thank you Veronica, for your link and comment. I do enjoy our walks with nature. There is so much to see.
      The grandson love their new playset, it is good for them to outside playing. Take care, have a wonderful week.

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  41. Lovely collage with your grandsons and grand dogs. Also super photos of the wildlife. I love those yellow stripes on the white throated sparrow. Happy Sunday Eileen and have a great week!

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    1. Thank you Denise, for your comment and visit. The Sparrow is a pretty bird. Take care, enjoy your day and a happy new week!

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  42. Beautiful photos Eileen, I like turtles. Beautiful photo with your grandsons and dogs. Have a nice sunday !

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    1. Thank you Caroline, I appreciate your link and comment. The turtles are cute, I enjoy seeing them.
      Take care, enjoy your day and have a happy week!

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  43. You saw a great variety of critters. We have turtles and geese in abundance here. I love all your other critters. It looks like the outing to see the grandkids was fun for both people and dogs.
    Thank you for hosting.

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    1. Thank you Yogi, I appreciate your link and comment. We enjoy all our outings in nature and visits with the kiddies!
      Take care, have a great week!

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  44. Hello Eileen,
    Nice pictures. The shots with the birds are very special. That woodpecker and the wonderful sparrow are amazing.
    And what an enjoyment to see your grandson. Nice post again.

    Many greetings,
    Marco

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    1. Thank you Marco, for visiting and for your comment. Take care, enjoy your day and have a happy week!

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  45. Beautiful images Eileen, the Brown Creeper and the Downy Woodpecker my favourite.

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    1. Thank you Bob, for your critter link and comment. Take care, enjoy your day and have a happy week ahead.

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  46. Hello Eileen
    A very nice 'mish-mash' of photographs, I especially liked the Downy Woodpecker.
    I always enjoy seeing your grandsons.
    That puzzle is a good one.

    I hope you've had an enjoyable weekend, my good wishes for the coming new week.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thank you Jan! I appreciate the comment. It is a joy to visit our grandsons!
      Take care, enjoy your day and have a happy week ahead.

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    1. Thanks Sharon, for your link and comment. Have a great week!

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  48. I haven't worked on a puzzle all year. Love the photo of you grands.

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    1. Thanks for the visit and comment.
      Take care, enjoy your day and have a happy week ahead.

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  49. Love your fire road walk... Thanks for taking me along. Great pictures! Have a great week.

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    1. Thank you Missy, for your link and comment! We do enjoy our local fire road walks. Take care and have a great week!

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  50. I missed joining in this time but I'll share Harry next week!

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    1. Thank you Jeanie , I appreciate your visit and comment.
      Have a great week!

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  51. yes, always fun to see Turtles...... great critter

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    1. Thank you Tanza! The turtles are always a treat to see! They are enjoying the warm weather now. Take care, have a great day!

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    1. Thank you Ana, I appreciate your comment. Take care, have a great day!

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  53. It almost looks as though that goose is sitting on a nest. It will not be long before you see little gosslings in a line behind momma goose!

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    1. Thank you for the comment! Yes, it is a nest. I hope to see some Goslings. Take care, have a wonderful day!

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  54. thanks for lovely images dear Eileen ,they make my day always !
    nature has so much that we can cherish and i am happy you take deep interest and share your blessings with us .
    loved the gorgeous birds you spotted .your yard birds sound sweet as well .
    i saw turtles long ago in my native town so thanks for sharing beautiful glimpse of them .indeed it is fun to look at them :)
    how nice you enjoyed family time with loved one ,i can see how much your grandson is enjoying his adventurous day in your yard with grand pets :)
    more blessings to you and family!

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    1. Thank you Baili, for your wonderful comment. I do love all things nature related. Family time is a joy! Take care, have a wonderful day!

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  55. love to see woodpeckers at backyard..... lovey bird

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    1. Thank you for the comment! I love seeing the woodpeckers in my yard! Take care, have a wonderful day and a happy weekend.

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  56. Today is comment - day ... and I thank you for sharing at
    MosaicMonday

    Hugs by Heidrun

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    1. Thank you Heidrun! Take care, have a wonderful day and a happy weekend.

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  57. Variado post. Naturaleza y vida familiar. Lindo puzzle de piezas , me gusta entretenerme con ellos.
    Buen jueves Eileen.
    Un abrazo.

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    1. Thank you Laura, isn't nature grand. Take care, have a wonderful day and a happy weekend.

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  58. Me alegra que estés feliz con tu familia, tus nietos son preciosos, los perros también me gustan. Me encantaron tus fotografías. Te dejo abrazos querida amiga.

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    1. Thank you Teresa, I appreciate your comment. I do love all things nature related and my family. Take care, have a wonderful day and a happy weekend.

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