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  1. missy
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    by missy » Mar 22, 2018
    Yes me too! Wow what a start to Spring. Though I think it wasn't as bad as the meteorologists were predicting. Some quick morning photos of my idea of "wild"life haha.
    Maybe just under 12 inches here. Main roads well cleared however side streets and less traveled roads are a mess.
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    and just a bit over 6 inches at the jersey shore.
    Not bad.
     
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  2. december-fire
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    by december-fire » Mar 22, 2018
    @pinkjewel , thank you for sharing your photos which brought some visual warmth to a Winter day!
    I love the photos and the beautiful soft backgrounds. Gorgeous!

    The white bird is lovely and reminds me of grosbeak - except for the colouring, however the only grosbeak I've seen is a Rose-breasted Grosbeak. After seeing your photo, I searched for what kind of bird it might be, keeping in mind that you were in Key West. No luck.

    Do you - anyone else here - know what it might be?
     
  3. december-fire
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    by december-fire » Mar 22, 2018
    @missy , sometimes the wildest life is on the roads! :mrgreen2:

    I think most of us snow dwellers are ready for Spring, but your lovely photos demonstrate how beautiful trees appear with snow covered branches. So serene. :love:

    That said, I'm ready for Spring!
     
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  4. junebug17
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    by junebug17 » Mar 22, 2018
    Beautiful pics Missy! :love::appl:
     
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  5. pinkjewel
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    by pinkjewel » Mar 22, 2018
    Glad you enjoyed the photos december-fire! The bird is a white zebra finch:)) I believe the all white is a mutation.
     
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  6. Wink
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    by Wink » Mar 24, 2018
    My daughter in law gave us an orchid for Resa's birthday back on the first of February. It had one or two blooms and several buds pos it. I did not think the buds would live to see the light of day as flowers.

    Fortunately as we were leaving to go home, she told us how easy it was to care for this orchid. "Just add three cubes of ice to the pot once per week."

    Well, it works! Here we are at the end of March and the beautiful flowers are now where the buds were, and the original flowers are still looking great too.

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  7. Matata
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    by Matata » Apr 9, 2018
    These were taken this past Saturday at Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden in Portland Oregon. A rainy blustery day.

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  8. december-fire
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    by december-fire » May 2, 2018
    Finally got the cast off my wrist! :dance:
    Darn hand and wrist aren't yet back to normal, but I'm driving and able to use my camera (although it feels like it gained 10 lbs :eek2:).

    A couple of shots from yesterday evening.

    First up, a Canada Goose! Some stay all Winter, but most head South (unlike those of us who don't know enough to escape the Winter). I love having them return home in the Spring! =)2

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  9. december-fire
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    by december-fire » May 2, 2018
    As the sun was setting, this seagull swooped into the lake right in front of me and emerged with a fish (a catfish?)!
    He then landed in the middle of the road beside the lake and enjoyed his meal.
    I took lots of photos of the event but, in reviewing the photos of the meal being devoured, decided some people might prefer not to see the others. :whistle:

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  10. december-fire
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    by december-fire » May 2, 2018
    Why did the snapping turtle cross the road?
    No one was foolish enough to stop him and ask. =)2

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  11. sonnyjane
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    by sonnyjane » May 3, 2018
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  12. jordyonbass
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    by jordyonbass » May 3, 2018
    I had dad with me at my day job for a week while I taught him the ropes. He made a new friend and a rather needy one at that. Wouldn't leave him alone for more than 5 minutes and would headbutt a fence post to get his attention :lol: 20180419_111550.jpg
     
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  13. Wink
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    by Wink » May 3, 2018
    Those fox pics are too precious. Thank you for sharing those!

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  14. Arkteia
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    by Arkteia » May 25, 2018
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    This is a tame butterfly from Iguazu falls. Sorry that our hands were dirty, it was a full day!
     
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  15. canuk-gal
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    by canuk-gal » May 27, 2018

    SJ, Your pics rock!!!!!:wavey:
     
    


    


  16. canuk-gal
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    by canuk-gal » May 27, 2018

    super cool!
     
  17. Wink
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    by Wink » May 28, 2018
    I love the picture, and my childhood dream of being a lepidopterologist demands that I tell you this incredible creature is a moth. One of the most beautiful I have ever seen. Thank you for sharing.

    Wink
     
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    by the_mother_thing » May 29, 2018
    Was out on my front stoop a little bit ago, and noticed this little guy having lunch. And when I say he was little, I mean <1 inch. Snapped a couple pics and a video of him chowing down on what I believe are these microscopic little white bugs that have been driving us nuts. You can barely see them, but if they land on you, they feel like they’re biting or something, and make us itch. So ... I’m happy to keep our praying mantis buddy around - rent free - to feast on these little f#$%&@# as long as he likes to the point of mantis gluttony! :mrgreen2:



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  19. december-fire
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    by december-fire » May 29, 2018
    @sonnyjane , I love your photos of the foxes! Those kits are too adorable! :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love:
    Super cute!

    Must have been amazing to see these moms and kits!

    Thanks for sharing these great photos! :wavey:
     
  20. december-fire
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    by december-fire » May 29, 2018
    @jordyonbass , what a great photo from your day with your Dad!
    Too funny that the pony was demanding attention! =)2
     
  21. december-fire
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    by december-fire » May 29, 2018
    @Arkteia , what a great photo! Love seeing the detail on the antennae and the colours on this creature!
    Thank you for sharing your photo with us!
    :wavey:

    @Wink , you're a wealth of information, talent and stories! =)2 :wavey:
     
  22. missy
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    by missy » Jun 6, 2018
    From our cycling adventures yesterday. Lots of wildlife love.

    First up a Cormorant drying his/her wings after a lovely swim.


    It's baby season. Precious sweet goslings abound. 9 goslings in this group and 4 adults.


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    and even a feral kitty or two.
    What can I say? Cats love us. ;-)

     
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  23. Wink
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    by Wink » Jun 18, 2018
    On the 9th of June, I drove up to the local ski area. Here is a picture taken on a road up the back side of the mountain, in an area not open to skiing.

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    Within minutes of taking this photo the sun came out and it was like it was raining under the trees with all of the drops falling on my head. I have no idea what flowers these are, but they are beautiful.

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  24. TooPatient
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    by TooPatient » Jun 18, 2018
    Found a baby bird on a busy shopping center sidewalk. The nest was in the eaves of a bank. Baby is safe with a wildlife rehab group. He is probably three days old. Okay except some damage to a wing. They are going to fix him right up.

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    by StephanieLynn » Aug 8, 2018
    Pictures from tonight, glad I took a picture of the rainbow because it disappeared quickly.

    My son found the plant hopper while sweeping the yard with a net.

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    by cflutist » Aug 9, 2018
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    Hubbard Glacier in Alaska calving
     
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    by cflutist » Aug 9, 2018
    Trumpeter Swan, Chilkat river in Haines AK

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  30. cflutist
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    Whales in Auke Bay Juneau AK

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