Saturday, June 15, 2024

Saturday's Critters # 548

Welcome to Saturday's Critters! Hello and Happy Saturday!


Happy Father's Day, I hope your day is great! 


 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!



1. I am sharing a mish-mash of photos from various dates, a walk at the Susquehanna River State Park. Spring is a great time to see lots of bluebells in bloom along the trail. Below is also a Chipping Sparrow, Slider Turtle and the Bald Eagle. 




The Bald Eagles are seen regularly at the Susquehanna River trail. 





2. Back home from our Arizona trip we visited DIL and our  sweet grandsons (they enjoy bubble time out in the yard) and our cute grand-dog Winnie the Corgi. 






3. The Pink Lady Slippers return every year along our local fire road trail.  





4. One day I could hear the Scarlet Tanager ❤️  in my back yard, I scanned the tree tops and found this beauty.  ☺️





5. I am not sure which bird is using this house, one time I looked it was a House Wren and the next time there was an Eastern Bluebird.  





6. One day I looked out my kitchen window and my neighbors Peacock was walking along our deck railing. I think it was pecking at the nuggets crumbs left by my yard birds.  This first sighting was on May 9th, it has been a visitor just about every day. 





7. Our walk on the local NCR trail, we saw lots of the Dames Rocket blooms, is it a Solitary or Spotted Sandpiper (I never saw the front of this Sandpiper), Common Yellowthroat Warbler, Gray Catbird, Eastern Phoebe and a Canada Geese family. I heard more birds than I photographed, heading back to the car I saw a Green Heron, it spooked easily and flew away. 😟




I never know what is going to show up in my yard, one week it was the Black Bear and the next week it is the Peacock. I am glad I am always looking out my windows. You never know what will be out there.  



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.




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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104 comments:

  1. Awesome that you had a great time with your family in Arizona, Eileen. Scarlet Tanager looks gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you Angie, for your link and comment!
      The Scarlet Tanager is gorgeous.
      Take care, have a wonderful weekend.

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  2. Helllo, Hope you are doing well. Great to read your post.
    Awesome series of photos. Happy Weekend.

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

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  3. A visiting peacock is amazing! All your native birds are also beautiful -- I love the scarlet tanager. Thanks for hosting, and have a great Father's Day.
    best, mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Mae, for your link and comment.
      I do love all my birds, especially the Tanager.
      Take care, have a wonderful Father's Day weekend.

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  4. I love the peacock! I just saw footage of red peacocks in Japan - the tail is red not greeny-blue. It's amazing!

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    1. Thank you Lydia, for your link and comment.
      The Red tailed Peacock sounds beautiful.
      Take care, have a wonderful weekend.

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  5. Beautiful flora and fauna!
    Have a super weekend!

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

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  6. Hari Om
    You are blessed to have such variety to view right out of the window! YAM xx

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    1. Thank you YAM, for your link and comment.
      Yes, I am lucky with my yard sightings, this morning there was a fox.
      Take care, have a wonderful weekend.

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  7. I have never seen the pink lady slippers are the blue bells and would love to see them you have so many beautiful flowers and I also have never seen a peacock in anyone’s yard. I have seen them and other places and I have seen them out at our flea market they run free out there. I think I’d rather see the peacock than a bear ha ha although I’m not fond of big birds like that it’s a lot different than what we see our window

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    1. Thank you Sandra! The Pink Lady Slipper are beautiful wild orchids. We are lucky to see them growing in this one spot along our local fire road. The Peacock is a strange visitor, he is out there almost every morning, One time he laid on the mat just outside our kitchen door. His call is very loud. We enjoy seeing him here though. Take care, have a great day and happy weekend.

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  8. Hello Eileen,
    I always love to see your photos of the Bald Eagle. What a beautiful bird!
    The bluebells and the Lady Slipper orchids are very pretty too. Your grandsons are very cute.
    Take care, and enjoy your weekend!

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    1. Thank you Marit, for your link and comment.
      The Eagle is a treat to see, I look forward to see the lady slipper every year.
      Take care, have a wonderful weekend.

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  9. Hello Eileen,
    What a great series of photos from your hike in Susquehanna River State Park.
    I think the Bald Eagle is beautifully photographed.
    The Scarlet Tanager is also great to see, also a species that does not occur here.
    Your grandsons and the dog are so sweet.
    I enjoyed your photos.
    I wish you a good weekend.
    Greetings Irma

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    1. Thank you Irma, for your link and comment.
      The Scarlet Tanager is a beautiful bird.
      Take care, have a wonderful weekend.

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  10. maybe you will have an odd couple in there. Would be cool. I was thinking, in Sweden bird population is very low. Maybe birds get partners from other species too???

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    1. Thank you Monica, for your link and comment.
      The Peacock maybe calling for a mate.
      Take care, have a wonderful weekend.

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  11. Even an irascible peacock would be a little less threatening than a bear in the backyard!

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    1. Thank you David, for your link and comment.
      The Peacock has been a treat to see.
      I wanted to mention I am getting a Trojan warning when I try to visit your blog.
      Take care, have a wonderful weekend.

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  12. Me ha gustado ver al abuelo con los nietos y al pavo real Eileen. Felicidades a los padres.
    Buen fin de semana.
    Un abrazo.

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    1. Thank you Laura, my hubby (Pop-Pop) loves playing with our grandsons. On this day they had fun with the bubbles out in the yard. Take care, have a wonderful weekend.

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  13. With the chance of black bears I´d check very closely every time before leaving the house!!! The red bird is particularly adorable. Thank you for sharing your wildlife. And have a great Saturday.

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    1. Thank you Iris, for your link and comment.
      Today, there was a fox in our yard, it ran away quickly when I opened the door.
      Take care, have a wonderful weekend.

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  14. Dear Eileen, you really always have interesting views from your windows! The peacock is a beauty. I hope it is not too loud! (When I still lived in Vienna, there were some beautiful peacocks in a historic, somewhat overgrown cemetery that I liked to visit, which gave the area a very romantic touch. But I spoke to an old woman who lived in the immediate vicinity of the cemetery and she was not at all happy about the loud cries of the birds, which woke her up very early - or in the middle of the night - every day. At some point I stopped seeing peacocks there, so I think the animals were removed because of too many complaints from the neighbors.)
    I also find the pictures of the Scarlet Tanager and the Bald Eagle particularly beautiful. Even though Bald Eagles are a regular sighting for you, it would take my breath away to see such a magnificent specimen in the wild. It is also wonderful that you were able to visit your grandsons and the granddog (only one left?). And I'm happy about all the beautiful spring flowers that you show.
    All the best and happy weekend, Traude
    https://rostrose.blogspot.com/2024/06/weltreise-2024-5-station-neuseeland.html

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    1. Thank you Traude, for your link and comment.
      The Eagles are a treat to see. Yes, there is only one dog left now, sadly Nibbles has passed on.
      Take care, have a wonderful weekend.

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    2. Oh, so sorry to read, that Nibbles had to go over the rainbow bridge...
      Hugs and best wishes, Traude

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    3. Thank you Traude, we were sorry to hear about Nibbles too. We loved that dog like she was our own dog.

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  15. Que lindo,Eileen! E que surpresas essas no teu jardim...Imagino o susto ao verum urso preto. O pavão é lindo! Adorei o tangará! E claro, o cachorro e teus lindos netos completam muito bem! Coisa boa!

    Felicidades aos papais nesse dia por aí!

    beijos, chica

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    1. Thank you Chica, for your comment and your visit.
      We are lucky to see so much wildlife around our yard.
      Take care, have a wonderful weekend.

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  16. The regular bald eagle and house wren on your post is now a signature. Love looking at them every week

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    1. Thank you Roentare, for your link and comment.
      It is great to see the eagles so often, they are doing well.
      Take care, have a wonderful weekend.

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  17. ...Eileen, I love your collection of flora and fauna and ofcourse your towhead cuties. Thanks for hosting and I wish you a wonderful weekend.

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    1. Thank you Tom. for your link and comment.
      We just love those towhead cuties..
      Take care, have a wonderful Father's Day weekend.

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  18. Beautiful photos of all the critters. Have a wonderful weekend.

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

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  19. Hello Eileen,
    What a nice post with all these wonderful pictures.
    So special that you could see these wonderful birds. That Eagle is amazing and what a nice bird is the Scarlet Tanager. So special to see these kinds.
    Funny shots of your little boys playing in your garden. You could be proud of them.

    Many greetings,
    Marco

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    1. Thank you Marco, I appreciate your visit and comment. The Tanager is a beauty! Have a great weekend.

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  20. What a great spot you live in! A Tanager and all.
    The grandies are delightful. They must love seeing you. Ours are getting increasingly busy. Jo is starting exams.

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    1. Thank you Jenn, I appreciate your link and comment. We do love our grands! Have a great weekend.

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  21. Happy Father's Day to all dads in your family, Eileen. A wonderful selection of photos in your blog again this week. Thank you for hosting and enjoy the new week (Nick from MAP)

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    1. Thank you Nick, for your link and comment. Take care, have a great day and happy new week!

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  22. Not many people have a peacock visiting their yard, Eileen. Love the shots of the Tanager.

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    1. Thank you RedPat, for your link and comment. We were surprised to see the Peacock show up in our yard. It must be an escapee from a nearby farm. Take care, have a great weekend.

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  23. The Scarlet Tanager is such a beautiful bird. I saw one recently but didn't get a real good photo. Enjoy your weekend!

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    1. Thank you Diane, for your critter link and comment. The Scarlet Tanager is beautiful.
      Take care, enjoy your weekend.

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  24. A good Father 's Day ... best wishes too.

    And a short, short message by me. I'm for 3 hours at home and my husband bring me than back again to the Reha. At home a have of course a very good net.

    Thank you for your lovely comment and thank you for this scenes of you and your Familie. It's always the best time with the family. Isn't?

    Hugs by Heidrun

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    1. Thank you Heidrun, for your link and comment. Family time is the best! I hope your rehab is going well. Take good care of yourself. Have a great weekend.

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  25. Nest box ownership can sometimes take a long time to settle. I've seen black capped chickadees, boreal chickadees and red breasted nuthatches all compete for the same box.

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    1. Thank you Red, I appreciate the comment. So far, the Bluebirds have won. I am seeing them coming and going to the box. Have a great weekend.

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  26. This post is full of beauties...how i would love to walk some of those trails. But the stars of the post are your grandsons! They are so cute, Eileen! I have been wondering how they were.

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    1. Thank you Rose, We do love living close to these trails. Our grandsons are growing so fast, happy little boys and soon they will have a baby sister. Have a great weekend.

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  27. You have such an eye for and knowledge of all sorts of critters and plants. I love your peacock and the scarlet tananger and all the other critters you saw.
    Thank you so much for hosting.

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    1. Thank you Alan, for your critter link and comment. I love all the critters, such a joy to see in the wild. Take care, have a wonderful Father's Day! Happy weekend.

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  28. Such a great collection, Eileen. Love how the eagle seems to be looking right at you. A peacock walking on your deck is quite the sight! Those grandsons look like they could be twins. Happy Father's Day weekend to you and yours!

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    1. Thank you Ellen! The peacock is almost a daily visitor in our yard now. Our 2year old grandson has caught up to his 3yr old brother. They are growing so fast. Happy weekend and a Happy Father's Day to the fathers in your family.

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  29. Wonderful series of nature photos and sweet photos of your grandsons and sweet doggie too ~ thanks, hugs,

    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. Take care, have a wonderful weekend.

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  30. Pretty exciting to see Scarlet Tanagers and Pink Lady Slippers. House Wrens are very persistent, so they might win this battle unless another box appears better. Exciting to have a peacock visit once in a while. You live in a beautiful area. I want to thank you for always visiting my blog.

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    1. Thank you Yvonne, for your link and comment. It appears the House Wrens lost out to the Bluebirds. Which makes me very happy, I like seeing the Bluebirds doing well. Take care, have a great weekend.

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  31. What a nice story you walked us through Eileen, thank you for making our Saturday special aloha to you and everyone here

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    1. Thank you Cloudia, for your link and comment! Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend.

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  32. Favorite is the scarlet tanager. Wow he's a beauty.

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    1. Thank you Karen, for the visit and comment. The Tanager is a beauty! Have a great weekend.

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  33. The turtle, tanager and peacock were highlights for me today. That scarlet tanager is brilliantly coloured! Hard to miss among the trees! The peacock’s colour is gorgeous too.

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    1. Thank you Marie, for the visit and comment. The Tanager is a beauty, we are lucky they breed in the forest around our house. Take care, have a great day and happy new week!

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  34. You captured some treats for the eyes!

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    1. Thank you Linda, for the link and comment. Have a great day and happy new week!

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  35. A most delightful collection of critters!
    The Scarlet Tanager is stunning, and your peacock visitor is a treat!
    Your grandsons are adorable!
    Thank you for hosting this wonderful critter party.
    Wishing you a fantastic Father's Day weekend, Eileen!

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    1. Thank you Veronica, for your link and comment. The Tanager is beautiful, a treat for the eyes. Have a great week ahead.

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  36. I love Peacocks especially when they decide to dispplay their tails. Wonderful photographs Eileen as usual. Thanks for hosting and commenting. Have a great week ahead

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    1. Thank you Margaret, for your link and comment. We have seen this peacock displaying his pretty tail feathers often.
      Take care, have a wonderful week.

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  37. Love the Bald Eagle and the Scarlet tanager best.
    You are right: better have a look out the kitchen window...you can never know...
    Happy Sunday!

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    1. Thank you for the visit and comment, much appreciated. Have a great day and happy new week!

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  39. I do not have a critter post this week, but I thank you for your comment on my Bloom Day post. And I want to tell you how much I enjoy seeing your Monday photos.
    As for your critters this week - how wonderful to have a peacock for a neighbor!
    Have a blessed day!

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    1. Thank you Lea, for your visit and comment. Have a wonderful week!

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    1. Thank you William, I appreciate the comment.
      The Eagles have great vision.
      Take care, enjoy your day and have a great new week!

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  41. happy fathers day to your special guy!! the tanger is gorgeous, how lucky you are!! and you are also lucky to have your neighbors peacock visit!! many thanks for hosting, i hope you enjoyed the weekend!!

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    1. Thank you Debbie, for your link and comment.
      Take care, enjoy your day and have a great week!

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  42. I haven't seen a bluebird in awhile. Great critter sightings!

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    1. Thank you Sharon, I appreciate the link and comment. I am lucky to see the Bluebirds using my nest boxes.
      Take care, enjoy your day and have a great week!

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  43. Hello Eileen
    A lovely post, I enjoyed your mish-mash of photographs.
    The scarlet tanager is beautiful, so too the peacock ... what a fabulous colour blue.

    Your Grandsons are adorable :)

    I hope you enjoyed the Fathers Day weekend.
    Have a good week ahead.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thank you Jan! I appreciate the comment and your visit. Have a great day and happy week ahead.

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  44. Me encanta ver tantos pájaros, se ven preciosos. Un abrazo

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    1. Thank you Teresa, I love seeing all the birds too! Have a great day and happy week ahead.

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  45. I missed your Saturday Critters this week as we had no service, so I went back to look at it. Awesome pictures as always.

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    1. Thanks so much for visiting and for the comment! I hope you are having fun, safe travels. Have a great day!

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  46. Finally catching up with you. It looks like a wonderful time for you -- love the pix of the grandkids and dogs and that eagle -- WOW! I'm also wild about the Lady Slippers -- I didn't see any this year. And wonderful birds. Happy week!

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    1. Thanks Jeanie! I do look forward to see the Lady Slippers growing along our local fire road. Have a great day!

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  47. I missed the Link deadline.... I haven't seen lady slippers for years. Your grandchildren are getting big but I guess that's to be expected. Love their blonde heads.. Reminds me of my husband and his brothers. All towheads... Loved your pictures as always. I have the same confusion in one of my bird houses. Is it a wren or a chickadee? Time will tell. Stay cool!

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    1. Thank you Missy, for the visit and comment.
      Lately the House Wren and the Bluebirds have taken over the houses.
      Stay cool and take care! Have a great day and a happy weekend ahead.

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  48. Happy Fathers day dear Eileen!
    What a delightful post full of sights that make my day always.
    Thanks for sharing magical shots .It 8s hard to explain how they fill my heart with peace and happiness 😍🤗❤

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    1. Thank you Baili, for your visit and comment.
      Nature is peace and happiness for me too.
      Take care, have a great day!

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  49. Each bird is beauty and deliver joy to eyes and soul ❤
    How nice having such interesting and playful guests out in your yard

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    1. Thanks Baili, I do love my yard birds. Have a happy day!

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  50. Sorry unable to publish long comment so trying in peaces

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Hello, thank you for visiting my blog. I always appreciate your comments.

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Have a happy day, Eileen

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