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  • in reply to: ever notice this? #5279921 Report Abuse
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    I don’t come on BYC often….now I know why.  Even in this thread people get upset with what people say.  So what!!!!!!!  Just from the tone of voice through words, I’m sure no harm was intended.  Then right away it becomes an issue.  We all have free will so we can just scroll on by.  Enough damage has been done to BYC.  This is a thread to find a solution to why people are leaving.  Some of the other forums are struggling.  If we don’t get back the members we lost, who knows….we might not have a site.

    By the way, I am so glad to have stopped by today.  Nice to see you Sparrow.  Miss you lots!  Miss many of the backyard friends.


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    in reply to: Tuesday Bird Pictures 9-2-14 #5279912 Report Abuse
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    Aren’t they beauties Almb?  You are quicker than I am.  Yesterday I finally saw a hummingbird again….after such a long absence (May 17).  I was too slow to capture it.

    Here is my usual visitor…..checking me out.  Guess I’m not a threat….lol



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    Lovely pictures again.  Aren’t geraniums a great plant.  They do so well.

    Knockout rose buds….

    Regular pink rose…no name…it’s from a cutting my mom gave me many years ago…

    More zinnias….

    I’ve never seen so many flowers on my hostas….overgrown….lol

    Wild rosehip…..

    This year’s mum in progress….

    Asters from the back of the property….

    Knockout roses in bloom….

    I planted this phlox early summer….coming along nicely….

    The end of the dahlias….

    You might remember this basket that I received from my two sons.  I lost all the petunias, but the superbells are triving….



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    Good morning everyone!  Talk about gloomy!  At 6 this morning, I heard a pounding against my window pane.  Sure enough it was a downpour.  The humidity is high, but right now no rain.  I’m sure the greenery loves all this liquid.

    I will be puttering around where I can.  I know I have to go to the bank at some point this morning.  It the sun comes out, I will continue to be on the lookout for more butterflies, insects, and hummers.  Wonder if I’ll have cats on my milkweed?

    Wendy, yes the mosquitos are terrible this year.  Must be all that rain.

    Leslie, have a good work week!!!

    Molly, I agree with you.  The free phones are junk.  In the end I gave mine back and kept the phone my DIL gave me.  It may look antiquated, but it works.

    Charlene, thanks for the nice comment you made on my butterfly pictures.  There are more in the Bugs and Butterflies forum.  Glad you got that extra 15 minutes to snooze.

    Kathy, Costco has a very good quality mouse for around $20.  I’m sure it’s even cheaper in the US.

    Melissa, I just had to call my DD so see how the boys went off to school.  I was following every second of their morning.  I kept looking at the clock on the stove, and just could not resist to get first hand news from my DD.  They left like troupers.

    Karen, your chicken recipe sounds great.  I must admit I would use mayo.  I’ll pass it on to my DD.

    Have a nice day everyone!


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    in reply to: My prayers were answered….!!!!!! #5279802 Report Abuse
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    Thanks everyone!

    Sandra, what a great opportunity to raise your very own Monarchs.  Love the way your picture shows the feet.  Nice shot.

    I was supposed to get a kit with everything necessary, including the cat, but it was not to be.  The program was cancelled.  Maybe next year I will try again to start a family of Monarchs.


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    in reply to: My prayers were answered….!!!!!! #5279760 Report Abuse
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    Around 4:30 PM my neighbour across the street called to let me know there were 3 Monarchs on her white butterfly bush.  Of course I ran across with my camera.  While I was looking at the Monarch, I saw a hummingbird flutter by.  Too bad I missed getting a picture.  That would have been icing on the cake so to speak.

    Here are a couple more…..

    This one is a weird shot, but I thought it was fun….



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    in reply to: I am a happy camper #5279753 Report Abuse
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    Can’t wait to see you posting pictures.  Happy that you found the camera attachments.


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    in reply to: Chit Chat, Monday, Sept. 1 #5279752 Report Abuse
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    Hi Karen and all who follow.  Karen, that salad sounds delicious.  A great recipe for the hot summer months.

    I hate to sound repetitious, but yes I continued to have an easy day.  Then I looked out the window, and lo and behold I saw a butterfly.  I took my camera and yes it was a Monarch.  I was freaking out.  I kept looking out for them all summer.  I lost hope. Then two of them show up.  Made my day.

    Then my across the street neighbour calls and says she has 3 Monarchs on her white butterfly bush….come over with your camera.  So I cross the street, check out the white butterfly bush, and what do I see, yes a hummingbird.  I nearly lost it.  I had only spotted one twice in May.  Ask me if I’m happy.  I never got a shot of the hummingbird….how could I.  I was so excited, and it flew away.  Off I went to make some fresh nectar.

    I decided to take Zorro for a nice walk. Met up with some old friends.  We had an interesting chat, and back I am with my pets.

    Hope you all had a nice Labour Day weekend.


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    I so wanted to have at least one sighting of a Monarch.  I built up a maternity ward with the milkweed.  I planted right next to it the official restaurant…the butterfly bush, not to mention that I bought another butterfly bush for the backyard.  Finally today two Monarchs landed on my flowers.  Wow….was I happy.

    It would have been nice had it landed on a pretty flower, but I’m not complaining.

     


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    in reply to: Monday Bird Pictures 9/1/14 #5279680 Report Abuse
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    My usual visitor…Blue Jay….

    Seems to me three’s a croud!!!  LOL

    Changing colours or is it a she?



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    in reply to: Kong Coleus seeding #5279677 Report Abuse
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    Very nice Leroy.  Your Coleus sure looks healthy!


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    in reply to: AN ANGEL AMONG US…….. #5279593 Report Abuse
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    What a stunning picture….that little feathered friend is not too shabby is he/she!  Gorgeous!


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    in reply to: VIP ~Virtual Internet Patio ~ Monday, September 1 #5279591 Report Abuse
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    Good morning!  Not a bad morning here.  Thank goodness no rain.

    I decided to give myself the morning off.  Considering that I am my own boss, it’s easy….!

    I made sure that my Elle Cid ate enough this morning.  After neutering and declawing, she had a sensitive stomach….I had to pick it up…!  Can’t believe that my dog Zorro has taken such a shine to the kitty.  It’s a love fest.  They now sleep together on the couch.  By the way, I bought this couch when I was renovating the living room, but it looks like it is not mine.  The pets own it now….LOL

    I really must get my act together and get out and do some garden work.

    Have a nice day everyone!


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    in reply to: Colorful Carrots #5279586 Report Abuse
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    A very nice assortment of  carrots.


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    in reply to: CHIT CHAT SUNDAY, 8/31 #5279409 Report Abuse
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    Who said humidity……Donna, it’s just awful here as well.  I am soaked right through.  It rained a lot at night so I assume the earth is wet creating this terrible humidity.  What is even more strange, there was a fairly decent wind throughout….so how come the humidity.  Mother Nature is playing with our heads.

    My DD and the grandboys came over for the day.  I made a lovely baked Atlantic salmon for dinner.  I love seeing my grandsons.  Right now they are young so I’m taking advantage being with them as often as I can.  I know one day they will have lives of their own, and may not have time for me.

    Hope you have a good rest.


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