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Hi everyone! It’s Millie & Walter here. We’re joining a special Nature Friday and helping Marg celebrate her birthday. Marg is a special Blogville friend who helps lots of kitties. We are going to show you some of our early spring flowers.

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Let’s see what’s blooming in our yard.

We have two different color of witch hazel bushes in our yard. Since this is the first thing that blooms in our yard the insects flock to it for nutrition.

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A honey bee works on the yellow witch hazel.

 

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Even the flies were working the witch hazel.

Here is a little video of the bees and flies enjoying the witch hazel.

If you can’t see the video you can go here to view it.

There is also an orange version of witch hazel.

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Orange witch hazel

The only other flower we have blooming right now are our Chionodoxa bulbs.

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Blue Chionodoxa

 

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White Chionodoxa

These little flowers are all around a little mound at the back of the yard where we had to cut down an ash tree.

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The ash tree stump is where we did our modeling for these pictures.

 

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Blue Chionodoxa

We hope Marg and all of our visitors enjoyed seeing some of the flowers we are lucky to have blooming so far. If you want to add your birthday wishes to Marg you can pop over to the Zoolatry blog and leave your comments there. As usual we’re way behind many of our friends in the flowers that are blooming in our yard but there are some daffodils that are springing up out of the ground and may be blooming soon.

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We are joining the LLB Gang for their Nature Friday Blog Hop. You should pop over to their blog to see all the other posts.

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Hi everyone! It’s Cindy here. A couple of weeks ago I showed you some pictures of the birds that were feeding on common buckthorn berries in our yard. I’ve finally processed the videos I took and wanted to show you just how much action there was.

American Robins & European Starlings in Common Buckthorn

The Common Buckthorn species is naturalized and invasive in parts of North America. We didn’t realize this tree was growing in our garden for a few years because its form and leaves are very similar to the Miss Kim lilacs that it’s growing near. When it finally grew taller we could see that it was an introduced tree. Charlie did some research to figure out just what it was.

The birds gobbled up the plentiful berries.

According to Wikipedia:

The seeds and leaves are mildly poisonous for humans and most other animals, but are readily eaten by birds, who disperse the seeds in their droppings. The toxins cause stomach cramps and laxative effects that may function in seed dispersal.

We would like to remove this tree but it’s behind a few shrubs that make it difficult to get to. This tree was full of berries before this flock descended on it. Here is a video of some of the action.

If you can’t see the video you can go here to view it.

As you could see by the end of the video there were very few berries left on the tree and ultimately there were no berries left.

There are very few berries left at this point.

It is very rare to see so many American Robins in January but some are more hardy and stick around all winter although we’ve never see a flock this large before. It was a treat to get to see all the different colorings from the very dark orange to the paler looking ones. I hope you enjoyed seeing them too.

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We are joining the LLB Gang for their Nature Friday Blog Hop. You should pop over to their blog to see all the other posts.

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Hi everyone. It’s Millie and Walter here. Even though it’s supposed to be fall the weather has been more summer like this past week.

I’m loving this extension of summer.

It’s been very dry and we have almost no mosquitoes so laying out in the yard is quite pleasant.

I could lay here all day.

We hope you liked our selfies and we hope you are able to enjoy nice weather and time hanging out in your yard too.

We’re joining The Cat on My Head for their Selfie Sunday blog hop. You should check out the hop to see some of the other selfies. Thanks for stopping by.

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Hi everyone! It’s Millie & Walter here. Remember a little while ago when we showed you a photo shoot we had in our living room? Well after we were done we had a little fun.

Let’s wrestle, Walter.

You’re on, Millie!

Here is a little video of some of our action.

If you can’t see the video you can go here to view it.

You know you want to bite my neck.
That’s a good idea.

We sure had fun unwinding with a little wrestling after our photo shoot.

Even though we are a bit wordy today we’re joining Comedy Plus for their Wordless Wednesday blog hop.

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Hi everyone. It’s Millie and Walter here. As we mentioned on Friday we’ve been enjoying spending time outside this past week.

I think I hear another squirrel trying to come in the yard to bury his nuts.

We have a hickory tree right outside our fenced yard and those squirrels are in our yard a lot burying the nuts.

You know we will chase those squirrels up a tree if we see them in our yard.

We hope you liked our selfies and we hope you get to spend quality time outside too.

We’re joining The Cat on My Head for their Selfie Sunday blog hop. You should check out the hop to see some of the other selfies. Thanks for stopping by.

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Hi everyone. It’s Millie and Walter here. Recently we had a photo shoot in the living room with our dad.

Do you have any treats on you dad?

I sure hope he does.

Here is a video of our modeling session where you can see if our dad came through with those treats.

If you can’t see the video you can go here to view it.

This is a great shot of me dad.

I think this is a great portrait of me too.

We hope you liked our selfies and seeing how they were taken and we hope you are enjoying your Sunday too.

We’re joining The Cat on My Head for their Selfie Sunday blog hop. You should check out the hop to see some of the other selfies. Thanks for stopping by.

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Hi everyone. It’s Millie and Walter here. Earlier this week when it was raining outside we enjoyed a long wrestling match in the living room. After that we were trying to rest when the pawperazzi showed up.

I think I look great against this rug.

Walter was trying to rest when he ended up in a modeling session.

If you can’t see the video you can go here to view it.

I hope you like the results from all that snapping.

We hope you are enjoyed your Sunday and didn’t have the pawperazzi bothering you too.

We’re joining The Cat on My Head for their Selfie Sunday blog hop. We’re a little late in posting this because our internet kept dropping out while mom was finishing up our post. You should check out the hop to see some of the other selfies. Thanks for stopping by.

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Hi everyone! It’s Millie & Walter here. We know some of you don’t really like the snow but for us there’s no place we would rather be.

I like looking for buried treasure.

Here is a little video of some of our snow play fun.

If you can’t see the video you can go here to view it.

I love pouncing on Millie while she has her head under the snow.

After I do a fly by I land and relaunch.

Get ready Millie…

…here I come again!

We just love playing in the snow and are happy that today we got a lot more of it. If Mother Nature brings you snow we say to embrace it and have fun playing in it.

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We are joining the LLB Gang for their Nature Friday Blog Hop. You should pop over to their blog to see all the other posts.

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