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Jan 1, 2021 5:47 PM CST
Name: Dirt
(Zone 5b)
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Happy New Year!

I'll kick it off with a Raven at the top of a pine tree from Christmas morning.
I prefer Christmas trees decorated this way Hilarious!
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Then we got some nice flocking...
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Jan 1, 2021 5:52 PM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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Dirt, what amazing photographs as always! I love the shot of that beautiful Raven and oh my, those trees and
... that view! Lovey dubby Lovey dubby
~ I'm an old gal who still loves playing in the dirt!
~ Playing in the dirt is my therapy ... and I'm in therapy a lot!


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Jan 1, 2021 6:04 PM CST
Name: Kim
Black Hills, SD (Zone 5a)
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Thanks for starting this year's thread dirt!

I absolutely can't wait to see everyone's wonderful photos just like we did last year. nodding

Great photos dirt!
Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, 1Cor. 13:4
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Jan 1, 2021 6:38 PM CST
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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I like the Raven topper too. Looks so regal up there.
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
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Jan 1, 2021 7:58 PM CST
Name: Dirt
(Zone 5b)
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Region: Utah Bee Lover Garden Photography Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Photo Contest Winner: 2014
Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Photo Contest Winner: 2016 Photo Contest Winner 2018 Photo Contest Winner 2019 Photo Contest Winner 2020 Photo Contest Winner 2021
Well, here's some more not great ones...bad light, too far away

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this is not a black and white photo, and you can almost see the yellow eyes
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and this is actually a golden eagle silhouette, in the snow, way up high on a dead tree on a ridge...not really worth taking and posting, but I did anyway Sticking tongue out
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proof of eagle--barely--that's what we call it
I get lots of proof that I saw something anyway Hilarious!
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Jan 1, 2021 8:19 PM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

Region: United States of America Region: Ukraine Region: Florida Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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Not worthy of showing??? I'm so glad you are showing them. I love the birds ... and the snowy scenery! Smiling
~ I'm an old gal who still loves playing in the dirt!
~ Playing in the dirt is my therapy ... and I'm in therapy a lot!


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Jan 1, 2021 9:39 PM CST
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Region: Ukraine Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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Is that a lake Dirt? A frozen lake, a snowed on, frozen lake? What am I looking at there? That can't be a seafood type of thing there lapping at the edge, could 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
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Jan 1, 2021 9:52 PM CST
Name: Big Bill
Livonia Michigan (Zone 6a)
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Dirt managed to get the water receding a bit at the edge and I think he captured reflections from the ducks in that water.
Every day God gives me is just a true blessing!!!
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Jan 1, 2021 10:13 PM CST
Name: Dirt
(Zone 5b)
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Region: Utah Bee Lover Garden Photography Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Photo Contest Winner: 2014
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That's a river with just a bit of open water and, yes, those are the duck reflections
no seafood type things Hilarious! fresh water fish though Smiling
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Jan 1, 2021 10:54 PM CST
Name: Dirt
(Zone 5b)
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Region: Utah Bee Lover Garden Photography Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Photo Contest Winner: 2014
Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Photo Contest Winner: 2016 Photo Contest Winner 2018 Photo Contest Winner 2019 Photo Contest Winner 2020 Photo Contest Winner 2021
Thank you Lin!
If you want to see more snow and other critters, we went to Yellowstone for Christmas and have been putting some photos here
The thread "Random photos of OPL" in Sandbox forum
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Jan 2, 2021 6:43 AM CST
Name: Christine
North East Texas (Zone 7b)
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It's a New Year! Hurray!

Beautiful! The raven is amazing and I love the duck photos! Lovey dubby Lovey dubby
May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day --Native American Proverb

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Jan 2, 2021 9:06 AM CST
Name: Lynda Horn
Arkansas (Zone 7b)
Eat more tomatoes!
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Me, too! Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby
Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.
Mother Teresa
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Jan 2, 2021 10:03 AM CST
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Region: Ukraine Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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dirtdorphins said:That's a river with just a bit of open water and, yes, those are the duck reflections
no seafood type things Hilarious! fresh water fish though Smiling


I did know it would be fresh water. Hilarious! ;-)
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
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Jan 2, 2021 10:09 AM CST
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Region: Ukraine Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Butterflies Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Dog Lover
BigBill said:Dirt managed to get the water receding a bit at the edge and I think he captured reflections from the ducks in that water.


Just so you know Bill, Dirt is a very pretty female. I know it's hard to know when we all call her Dirt. After all, dirt is generally associated with the male gender.
And in case you don't know it, I like to tease people in a dry way. Just imagine everything I say being said with a twinkle in my eye & grin on my face.

And I once lobbied for a winking emoji to be added b/c I tease a lot, my mom always teased a lot & it was always accompanied with a wink but some stodgy (a lot of them?) ppl said noooooooooooo, a winking emoji wouldn't do at all. Winking is flirting & we can't have that.
Bah humbug!!!!! I says.
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
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Jan 2, 2021 10:13 AM CST
Name: Big Bill
Livonia Michigan (Zone 6a)
GROW ORCHIDS!!!
Bee Lover Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Orchids Region: Michigan Hostas Growing under artificial light
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Oops, I forgot.
Sometimes my fingers get typing and I get lost in what I am typing. I sincerely apologize to Dirt for forgetting!
But you are right, "Dirt", female?
Every day God gives me is just a true blessing!!!
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Jan 2, 2021 10:53 AM CST
Name: Dirt
(Zone 5b)
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Region: Utah Bee Lover Garden Photography Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Photo Contest Winner: 2014
Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Photo Contest Winner: 2016 Photo Contest Winner 2018 Photo Contest Winner 2019 Photo Contest Winner 2020 Photo Contest Winner 2021
Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
it's all good--no worries!
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Jan 2, 2021 12:42 PM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

Region: United States of America Region: Ukraine Region: Florida Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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I've seen a couple of Hummingbirds visit the feeders today but I can't seem to get a single picture of one of them, they are just too fast! The only bird photos I've gotten so far today are of a male Northern Cardinal:
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~ I'm an old gal who still loves playing in the dirt!
~ Playing in the dirt is my therapy ... and I'm in therapy a lot!


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Jan 2, 2021 12:45 PM CST
Name: Kim
Black Hills, SD (Zone 5a)
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Beautiful!
Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, 1Cor. 13:4
Let’s talk about Animal Fun Facts, Birds, Trees/Shrubs, or Oleanders!
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Jan 2, 2021 12:48 PM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

Region: United States of America Region: Ukraine Region: Florida Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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Thanks Kim!
~ I'm an old gal who still loves playing in the dirt!
~ Playing in the dirt is my therapy ... and I'm in therapy a lot!


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Jan 2, 2021 1:02 PM CST
Name: Kim
Black Hills, SD (Zone 5a)
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Welcome!
Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, 1Cor. 13:4
Let’s talk about Animal Fun Facts, Birds, Trees/Shrubs, or Oleanders!

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