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Pansies & nasturtium blossoms in a vase.

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Nasturtium breaking ground in the garden.

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Hummingbird visitor.

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She’s a coy one, always buzzing us when we step out onto the front porch, but disappearing if the camera comes out, There are about six hummers using the feeders out front, and I’ve been refilling one every other day. Anna’s hummingbird.

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Different female hummer. Anna’s hummingbird. I love this funky ceramic feeder I found at Goodwill – and so do the birds.

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There were four little fluffs following around a mama red-breasted Nuthatch today. She’s teaching them to feed themselves in the suet feeders.

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Friendly little fledglings – I walked right up to the tree and put my hand out. One almost hopped onto my finger! Came so close that I felt its feathers.

That is just so amazing.

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I took this photo to take down to the local bird shop. That squirrel is eating insect suet laced with hot peppers – all the things that are supposed to keep squirrels out of the suet!

*The Not Excited Category*

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I weeded around my bottle brush a little today and found a number of the leaves on the ground with ragged holes cut into them. Flipped the leaves over and discovered this.

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This is a Flea Beetle. No, it’s not a flea – it’s a beetle that resembles a flea and it can hop, but it doesn’t suck blood. It eats plants.

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There is, apparently, a lot on the Interwebs about these critters – and I’ve never even heard of them before! Wonders!

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Darling thing.

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