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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Aug 1, 2014 2:16 PM CST
Well, since it's August 1st and no one began a new thread for the month, I'm starting us off with a couple of pictures from my backyard this afternoon.
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~ Eat, Sleep .... Play in the dirt ~
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Aug 1, 2014 2:24 PM CST
Thank you for the new thread Lin! Green Grin!
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Aug 1, 2014 2:25 PM CST
I tip my hat to you.
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central Illinois
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jmorth
Aug 1, 2014 10:19 PM CST
Long shot - Goldfinch on Purple Coneflower seedhead
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Name: cheshirekat
New Mexico, USA Zone 8 (Zone 8a)
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ckatNM
Aug 2, 2014 2:42 AM CST
In the air, after much waiting for the takeoff.
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Throught the lavender.
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This one should have come out better because I was so close. But I pressed the shutter as I was standing up from behind the trellis.
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Finch.
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The street light that is never lit, so our street is very dark at night.
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Goldfinch.
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Aug 2, 2014 7:31 AM CST
J: Lovely photo ... pretty Goldfinch and pretty Coneflowers!!

Ckat: Great shots ... I sure love those finches and although that streetlight isn't lit I think the photo with the dove perched on the lamp is great!

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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Aug 2, 2014 7:51 AM CST
Ckat, about that streetlight...... go to the pole & look on it. It will have a row of numbers somewhere, copy those #'s down & then call the power company, speak to a real human being, & report the light bulb is burned out. They will come fix it.
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Coatesville IN (Zone 5b)
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Claudia
Aug 2, 2014 3:44 PM CST
Nice!! The goldfinch here are getting anxious for the cone flowers to go to seed.
Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them. ~Eeyore
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Aug 2, 2014 4:56 PM CST
POOL PARTEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

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Crappy photo. That's why I need that new camera. Hilarious!
It's that time of year when this year's hatchlings begin flocking. These are bluebird juvies. Soon the juvies of many birds will all band together in one big flock & there will be bluebirds, cardinals, finches, sparrows all together fighting for space in the birdbath. We get somewhat used to hearing a thump sound on the kitchen window as they get in a frenzy jockeying for position & they don't have their aerodynamics down pat. I haven't found an expired one yet thank goodness.
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Aug 3, 2014 5:24 AM CST
Love that pool party shot, Ann! nodding
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Aug 3, 2014 6:59 AM CST
Thanks Tee. We have a lot of fun watching them. They scare each other & they even scare themselves. Hilarious! Yesterday I was watching a juvie cardinal who wanted to be bully & was intimidating all the others until 1 juvie male bluebird landed & the two had a face off. That little bluebird wasn't backing down! Hilarious! He held his ground.
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Aug 3, 2014 8:05 AM CST
Ann, that is so cool! I'd love to see even 1 Bluebird here.
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
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flaflwrgrl
Aug 3, 2014 8:15 AM CST
I had never seen a bluebird Lin until we moved here. They are really pretty & BLUE (on their backs & tails). Maybe one day you & your hubs will come up this way or inland on one of your jaunts & see some. I don't think they hang out along the coast for some reason. All my years in Florida & I never saw any on the coast.
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: Dave
Dayton, TN (Zone 7a)
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TennesseeDave
Aug 3, 2014 9:38 AM CST
A few from a cloudy Sunday morning.

Great Blue Heron
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Mockingbird
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I believe this to be a Phoebe. Could be a Peewee.
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Quizzical female Cardinal
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Aug 3, 2014 11:15 AM CST
Dave, nice shots of the Heron and cute expression on that Cardinal in the last photo. I'm not certain but that one pretty little one looks like the Eastern Phoebe: http://www.tnwatchablewildlife.org/details.cfm?displayhabita...
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Name: Glen Ingram
Macleay Is, Qld, Australia (Zone 12a)
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Gleni
Aug 3, 2014 8:30 PM CST
I got a great surprise this morning. I was gardening and nearly walked on my Australian Wood Ducks. I have been feeding them for several months but - what I didn't expect - was the six ducklings with them.
I have not identified where they were nesting but at dusk when they flew off they were still flying quite a large distance before they disappeared. I am fairly certain they would have walked them several hundred yards to reach my yard across two roads.
They nest high up in hollow trees and the young fall to the ground to leave the nest. The ducklings are so cute. Now there are weeks of surviving feral cats and careless drivers to come.
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The problem is they will curtail my movements while gardening and I am going to have to fence more plants off. They quite like daylilies.

PS. Which is no trouble compared to the Sulphur-crested Cockatoos deflowering my marigolds, everlasting daisies and grevilleas and part of a handrail this morning.
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Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Aug 4, 2014 3:34 AM CST
What a treat, Glen. Nothing much cuter than a mother and her babies. It's great to view birds like that up close.
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Aug 4, 2014 5:26 AM CST
Awwwwwwwwwwww, how cute! If you put a pond/fountain in among those new rocks you got; they will be in duck heaven.
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: Glen Ingram
Macleay Is, Qld, Australia (Zone 12a)
Bearded Dragon young male
Region: Australia Annuals Canning and food preservation Herbs Tropicals Foliage Fan
Plays in the sandbox Cactus and Succulents Garden Photography Hybridizer Composter Sedums
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Gleni
Aug 5, 2014 3:47 AM CST
Strange you should mention that Ann. The adults love standing on those rocks.
Coatesville IN (Zone 5b)
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Claudia
Aug 5, 2014 7:34 AM CST
Oh Gleni your ducks are so cute!
Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them. ~Eeyore

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