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Hi everyone! It’s Cindy here again. Last week I showed you some of the smaller creatures that enjoy our sedum. Today I’ll show you some butterflies that also enjoy the nectar from the sedum.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

This eastern tiger swallowtail is looking quite beat up at this point in the summer.

Giant Swallowtail Butterfly

It’s difficult to photograph the giant swallowtail as they are in constant motion. You will see what I mean in the video below.

Monarch Butterfly

This monarch butterfly had to share this sedum with some other insects.

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

The butterflies have also been enjoying the Joe Pye weed, which isn’t a weed in our garden but a perennial that we planted (there is a native variety that does grow as a weed in our area too).

Monarch Butterfly enjoying the Joe Pye Weed

I hope you enjoyed seeing some of the butterflies hanging around our yard.

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

Sometimes a girl just wants a little peace to sleep

Sometimes a girl just wants a little peace to sleep

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Hi everyone! It’s Millie and Walter here. We don’t know about all of you but we have some routines that we like to stick to almost every day. After everyone has had their dinners we love to do a little wrestling in the living room. Well one day it kind of spilled over into the family room.

First we want to show you what our family room normally looks like.

Family Room furniture in normal position

View of the family room from the living room door

View of family room from back of room

View of family room from back of room

Take particular notice of the location of the ottoman (with the tray on it). Now watch what happened when our living room wrestling spilled into the family room.

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

There is more room for wrestling now that the ottoman is out of the way

There is more room for wrestling now that the ottoman is out of the way

Please ignore the dust flying in front of the camera and our crazy eyes. Mom was using her phone since it was the closest thing to her at the time.

Sorry about making all that noise while you were trying to watch your show dad. Usually we just run around the ottoman and then back into the living room but this time we just shoved it out of our way and had a great time.

Do any of you ever rearrange the furniture while you are playing?

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Hi everyone. It’s Walter here. With all the packages that came to our house during the holidays there were lots of things in them to keep the contents from rattling around. Mom and dad always let me have the bubble wrap, if there is any, to play with.

Walter - bubble wrap fun 1

Here is a little video to give you an idea of all the fun I have. The video is supposed to be embedded below but at the time of publishing this post it doesn’t seem to be working.

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

I just love ripping all that plastic to pieces.

Walter - bubble wrap fun 2

Don’t worry I never eat any of it. The best part is that mom has to clean it all up after I’m done.

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Hi everyone, it’s Millie here! Sorry we’ve been away for so long. There really is no excuse except that our secretary just hasn’t been very cooperative in updating our blog. Here is a picture of me in case you forgot how cute I am.

Millie - laying down

A few weeks ago mom took this video of me and thought it might be instructive for all of you.

[vimeo https://vimeo.com/134105916]

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

As you can see roaching and rolling in the grass is not as simple as it might look. I hope you enjoyed my tutorial on how to get the best stink on you. I don’t remember what it was that I was rolling in but mom and dad sure weren’t happy with me. I didn’t get a full bath but they did wet down my back to get the stink off. Oh well I guess I will just have to find another stinky thing in the yard to roll on.

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Disclaimer: We, Millie & Walter, do not condone the use of the following pictures or video on our blog. Proceed at your own risk…you’ve been warned!

Hi everyone, it’s Cindy here! Don’t listen to Millie and Walter. They don’t know what really is cute and what is not. Be prepared for some ultra cute pictures and video.

We have a very large willow tree in our front yard. Over the years many woodpeckers have hammered holes in this tree. Until recently we have never actually seen anything using these holes for homes. On a very rainy morning Charlie saw a mother squirrel bring her babies to a large hole in this willow tree.

Willow with squirrel nest - with words

She made a total of four trips to bring the whole family to the new nest. Since she was moving them during a rain storm we figured the reason was because they were getting soaked where they were.

The following day the sun came out and so did the babies.

Do you think it's safe to go out?

Do you think it’s safe to go out?
I thought mom said to stay in here.

It's okay if we stay close to the nest.

It’s okay if we stay close to the nest.

These adorable babies spent much of the day running up and down the willow tree. Here is a short video of some of the action.

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

Yesterday this group of hooligans was scurrying around the backyard while Millie and Walter were inside. The pups sure had fun were frustrated watching all this action through the windows.

We actually aren’t sure if these are grey squirrels or red squirrels. We thought the mom that was carrying the babies was a grey squirrel (we were viewing during a rain storm from a long distance) but when looking at the babies they seem to have more reddish fur than expected. We do have both species living on our property so it could be either one. No matter what they are they sure are cute and fun to watch.

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Do you remember a few weeks ago when I showed you what happened when I tried to record what Millie does after she eats a meal? Well I tried a different location that was out of reach on top of one of Charlie’s audio speakers but that still didn’t produce the desired results (I will have to make a blooper real from those and show you at a later date). Charlie finally got the brilliant idea of putting a longer lens on the camera, using the zoom to get closer and putting it on a chair in the family room that has a clear view of her usual antics.

View of chair from the living room

View of chair from the living room

You can see that I had to locate the camera quite a distance away. Here’s what happened.

Be sure to turn up your volume to hear how loud her flop is.

If you can’t see the video or want a larger view you can go here to watch the video.

The Mini mes watch Millie

The Mini Me’s watch Millie

So there you have it! About 99% of the time after every meal Millie will run off to the living room to do this. She sure is a Silly Millie!

Oh yeah! That feels good!

Oh yeah! That feels good!

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