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7/21/14 8:02 A

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Nice to meet you Trisha emoticon

Just Breathe
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Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I'll try again tomorrow.
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There's always a lot to be thankful for if you take time to look for it. For example, I am sitting here thinking how nice it is that wrinkles don't hurt.



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7/16/14 11:29 A

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Hi I am Tricia and I am from Virginia. I have lived in the country my whole life and got into birding when I took an ornithology field class in grad school. I have been hooked ever since and consider myself an amateur birdwatcher and gardener. My birding slowed down some when my kids came along, but now they are older and I have been teaching them what I know and getting them to love birds as much as I do.

Taking a deep breath......

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Hi Barbie Welcome. Bird watching is awesome . Glad to have you with us :) Check out the other threads. I am not very active anymore so I am not sure which ones are still chatty :) emoticon

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Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I'll try again tomorrow.
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My name is Barbie I will turn 48 in August , will be married 27 years this coming September to a good man and went together for 3 years . We have one son , I just took up bird watching and taking pictures if them . It is so relaxing to be I the great outdoors bird watching and you just never know what esle we might see to get pictures of as well.

Heal me , O Lord and I shall be healed;
save me , and I shall be saved: for thou art my praise .
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emoticon I am still around off and on so come and meet the Team if you have not done so! emoticon

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Hi New Members I am always lurking in the back ground somewhere if you need me Holler! Happy New Year :)

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Happy New Year to my Team!! My wish for you all in 2014 is that you find your Happy Place where ever that may be! I found mine in 2013 and so this year I expect a lot of Happy times!

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Welcome :) I loved living in Florida . so many beautiful birds there. Here in the desert we are a tad bird deprived.I think they love the hills more because it is cooler there.

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Hi Penumbra52,
I have been going to visit my little sister in Debary the last couple of years in May. I have helped her name a number of birds in her yard that she didn't even know she had. It's been fun. She has a couple of the same birds as we have here in ND but a few I'd like to have here also. I love the Cardinals.

Arlene M.

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I am just returning after being away for quite some time I have just moved to Florida, and am enjoying all the "new regular" birds in my back yard, Sand Hill cranes with their new "chicks" are a common sight sticking their beaks into the St Augustine Grass for their meals. I have spotted spoon bills flying over head, many egrets and herons, ibis that I have not secured the name of - I have to be more diligent about looking them up

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Hello and Welcome to the new members. :)

Just Breathe
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Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I'll try again tomorrow.
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There's always a lot to be thankful for if you take time to look for it. For example, I am sitting here thinking how nice it is that wrinkles don't hurt.



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I am Maria and I have either anna's or ruferous hummingbirds. They live in the central valley of california all year round. I enjoy watching them from my patio swing in the summer and from my kitchen window in the winter... it is cooling off to 95 today. emoticon It is about time for it to cool off..

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Therefore we do not lose heart. Though... we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day my day....So fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. for what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal
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Doing nothing is the most perfect form of action, when I do nothing there is nothing left undone and there is nothing left to do.... The Way by Lao Tse


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Hello! My name is Sherrie, also known as the Bird Lady of Loon Lake. I love birdwatching and flower gardening. I've haven't been on SparkPeople for a couple of years it seems, but am back going strong with a new lifestyle modification plan. I've lost 15 pounds in this first month, and am excited to keep going!

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Welcome to you, Ellen! We look forward to reading your posts about the birds, gardens, and flowers you will enjoying sharing with us! We love pictures! Let us know how we can help you here at SP.
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Hi,
My name is Ellen and I live in the UK near the South coast in a country area. I love watching birds and looking at wild flowers and also cultivated flowers and shrubs. I have lots of different birds come to my garden, which is a bit overgrown so I don't always see them, but I do hear them. I look forward to joining all of you.
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Hi,
My name is Ellen and I live in the UK near the South coast in a country area. I love watching birds and looking at wild flowers and also cultivated flowers and shrubs. I have lots of different birds come to my garden, which is a bit overgrown so I don't always see them, but I do hear them. I look forward to joining all of you.
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Welcome, Sunny, from another Sunny! Your place sounds awesome. We have woods behind us but no land of our own to plant. But now our community established a fenced organic garden with individual raised beds. They had it professionally set up with timed sprinklers, gravel walkways, and organic topsoil with vermiculite mixed it. We got a late start as it took time to get it all set up, so I didn't put plants in until June 30. I took a 4'x4' plot because I haven't gardened in about 25-30 years. I planted big boy tomatoes (several big green ones developing), zucchini (blossoms coming off, no zukes in evidence), basil (thriving), Swiss chard (harvested and fixed some last night), cubanelle sweet peppers (coming along nicely), and green beans.
We're in Zone 5a, upper right corner of PA.
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Hello. My name is Sunshine Dawn, but everyone calls me Sunny. I live in northern WI, zone 3, some zone 4. I love to garden and watch the birds. My daughter and I raised a baby bird this spring she named Jo. We are not sure what "Jo" was, but it flew away, and I hope it is doing well.
I love flower beds, and I am making a new one that I hope will attract lots of humming birds. I have 2 feeders up, and I see the same few all day, but because my back field is full of wild bee balm, I think that most of them stay out in the woods. I would love to get them closer to the house to watch.
I do lots of canning in the fall and also make wine. I love the outdoors, as long as it is nice. I hate the long cold winters. But there is no place like Wisconsin for the summer. Hope your all having a great day! Sunny

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Welcome Sunny & Golddusttwin good to have you with us. emoticon

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Yes Dusty I am also in zone 3 but we find we have small pockets of zone 4 here and there!

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Hi everyone. Gingerstardust I use..a variety....expanding peat pots, or seed starting soil in pots and have even started seeds in cardboard egg cartons as have my daughters this year with very good results, I guess after last year everything wants to bloom. I started my purple peppers and yellow pear tomatoes from seed. Memorial Day has usually been the safe time to plant in MN...What growing zone are you in I am in zone 3.

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emoticon Golddust!!Nice to have another Minnesotan here!What do you plant your seeds in to get them started??I am trying something new this year but I am only starting tomatoes which I cant plant till the end of May!Maybe if thats a success I will try starting more things next year?

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Welcome, Dusty! We're still getting notice of frost in northeastern PA. But we expecct warm weather this weekend. BTW, for someone who doesn't garden, it sure sounds like you've got a lot of growing going on!
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I am new on this team.Live in MN. Love to garden however 3 years of surgeries have prevented me from working in my gardens. I need to divide daylilies, some pruning and tons of weeding to do. I have started cukes, zukes, tomatoes, watermelon, pumpkins from seed. More seeds waiting to sprout delphinium & hardy hibiscus. I have grown tomatoes, herbs and peppers from smaller plants. My apricot & cherry trees have bloomed but I am afraid these frosts, another this morning will prevent any fruit this year! Hope to have garden in by the 15th of may.

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Enjoy we have a great group here!! emoticon

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Thanks, Ginger! I'm enjoying reading the posts on the team.
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emoticon Sunny, yes I belive my Co-leader Silver is a Vegan.I also know another member from PA here that would be Peggi have not heard from her in a long while though she is very busy this Spring she bought a Curves and is running it full time now!

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Good morning! I'm Sunny and I've been an amateur birder for about 5 years, starting with seeing a purple martin at my aunt's house down South. That year my DH and I got ourselves binocs and bird books for our anniversary and began hanging feeders. Last June a bear came to our PA backyard and climbed my "feeder tree", broke branches and made off with two feeders. I got one back (thistle tube) and it has the claw marks to prove it!

We just started hanging feeders again, hoping the bear will stay away this time (hah!) and spring is finally here, bringing many birds. I'll post what I've seen.

BTW, I'm a vegan. Any other veggies on the team?
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Welcome to the Team Goldfinch you should feel right at home here and a BIG emoticon To Spark People you will find this place to be just awesome. I will have been here this May for 4 years!I cant believe how fast the time has gone!!The people here are just the greatest ! emoticon Ginger

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oops sorry about that, I didn't realize when I hit the back button on the browser that it would post again. Apparently I earned some points doing that, but didn't do it intentionally.

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Hi, I am new to this team and pretty new to spark people.I live in the skagit valley in Washington State, and we have a lot of different birds here. We have trumpeter swans that come here for the winter and they fly over my house every day. Anyway I was looking for a team and when I saw your picture and name,well I had to join.

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Hi, I am new to this team and pretty new to spark people.I live in the skagit valley in Washington State, and we have a lot of different birds here. We have trumpeter swans that come here for the winter and they fly over my house every day. Anyway I was looking for a team and when I saw your picture and name,well I had to join.

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Hi, I am new to this team and pretty new to spark people.I live in the skagit valley in Washington State, and we have a lot of different birds here. We have trumpeter swans that come here for the winter and they fly over my house every day. Anyway I was looking for a team and when I saw your picture and name,well I had to join.

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emoticon to the Team WLGORTH !!! emoticon to add you to our family!!Look forward to getting to know you!Ginger

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Hello - I live in Northern Ontario, Canada, close to the Michigan border. Though I live in an apartment in the city, there are many opportunities to watch birds both on the shoreline and parks within the city and in the surrounding wilderness areas. My gardening is limited to what I can do indoors in the winter and on a large south-facing balcony during the other three seasons. Despite these limitations, I enjoy looking through the new seed catalogues and starting new plants on my window sills each spring.
I have been a member of SP since April of 2009.

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Children love the birds and its a fun thing to do with them.

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I'm Nancy from Michigan. I really enjoy watching my birds. The hummingbirds are now gone, but I have several feeding stations set up near windows to watch. I love sharing my passion for birdwatching and gardening with my grandchildren.

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Good morning to all of you new members who have joined since I have last been here!So happy to see all of you !Please join us on any of the other main threads so we can visit with you! emoticon Ginger

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Hi! I'm new to this team, but not to SP. I found this team by accident yesterday, and I'm excited to share the journey with other Birds and Blooms enthusiasts.

Mic 6:8 - "What does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God."


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Hi Damichal,
Thank you for complimenting the "kitty bed". My daughter bought that for my cat Joy. It's called a snuggle ball and so far she loves it. She even gets in it when it's hot. Have a great day!

Marcia


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Casting all your cares upon him; for he careth for you.

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Whether therefore ye eat or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do ALL to the glory of God.


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Marcia,
Yes, I think most of our birds are similar because our climates are fairly similar.
I have to tell you I really like the picture of your kitty's bed.
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Howdy! Just stumbled upon your group, and just had to join. I've been a member of SP since January. I love flowers and birds. I'm from Oklahoma, around the Tulsa area, and we've recently moved further into the country. The birds have really picked up, and I'm seeing more lately at the new place. I'm looking forward to getting some good gardens and flower beds planted.

Guess that's it for now.
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Good Morning,
I have to say that I'm surprised at the birds you listed because we have the same ones here in Michigan. I guess that just shows how little I know about your area (I've never been there). I just imagined that you would have many birds that we don't see here. Anyway, it sounds like you have a wonderful setup for feeding and enjoying birds.
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Marcia,
Yes we used to have lots of them at the farm when I was growing up and I have heard them before here in town but this summer is the first time I've been able to get them to come to a feeder. Hummingbirds haven't been real easy for me to attract. I've seen several but our house is a split foyer and so they may be coming to my flower beds and I don't see them. I do plant flowers that they like such as snapdragons and petunias. Yes we do feed thistle. The Gold Finches, Pine Siskins and House Finches really like that. The Chickadees, Nut Hatches and Wood Peckers really like the suet blocks but have to watch those carefully as the Black birds and squirrels can clean them out so fast. We also have the Norther Flickers that will come to the suet blocks early in the Spring before the insects come out, after that they are busy on the ground as are the Robins and Mourning Doves. We do have quite a lot of different birds here. The time of year depends on when we see them.
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Hi,
Sounds like you have quite a variety of birds in your area. I didn't realized that Orioles went as far north and west as N. Dakota. I absolutely love to watch hummingbirds. Do you feed thistle? What other birds are common to your area?
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Hi,
I'm from Minot,North Dakota. I love to watch & feed birds. For the first time since we started feeding the birds this summer we've had Baltimore Orioles feeding at a jelly feeder and a syrup feeder. Tho the Yellow Jackets seem to like the syrup feeder lately too. And tonight I saw a Hummingbird around the Oriole feeder. They haven't been using the Hummingbird feeder for a while so they may have decided they like a different menu. Also like to work in my flower beds, nothing exotic but they keep me outside and away from food. The growing season has been short for us here this summer.
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Hi Mongo2Seven,
Where in Michigan are you from? I live in Oakland County, Walled Lake. I have several different types of feeders around my yard, as well as a bird bath. I enjoy so many different kinds of birds - it's such a simple pleasure but so enjoyable.
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Welcome. I'm Nancy from Michigan. I have lots of feeding stations and bird houses as well as a couple of bird baths. I'm wanting a little pond, but saving up the money for that!

I so enjoy my birds and love to watch them with my grandchildren. Right now we have lots of hummingbirds.

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Thank you so much for the welcome, Martha Ann. I'm sure I'm going to enjoy this group very much, since I love both birds and flowers. Seems like the best of both worlds. I imagine you have quite a variety of water birds since you're near the sea. I see many water birds also because I live on a wetlands area, but I'm sure the birds are very different.
Again, thank you for the warm welcome. Hope to speak with you again soon.
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Welcome Marcia, I'm from Yorkshire, England emoticon
I live in the country but only ten minutes from the sea so have the best of both worlds.

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Hi, I just wanted to introduce myself and say I'm thrilled about being part of a group that loves birds and blooms as much as I do. This sounds like it will be great fun. I live on a wetlands area and have a great variety of birds and animals, which I enjoy watching and photographing. Looking forward to being part of this group.
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hello fellow bird and blooms lovers
first the magazine is great
second, nothing comes close to your own blooms

to plant a garden is to plant happiness
i am missing mine,
i have ton's of pic of my flowers on my facebook page if anyone would like to peek

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emoticon emoticon to all of you and so happy to have you here with the rest of we bird lovers!!Ginger in the cold place (except for the3 months of summer!LOL

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Welcome from Yorkshire, England emoticon
I checked out your pix, you look as though you live in a beatiful place

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hi everyone - glad to have others here that love birds, etc. i just added more pics to my photo gallery, and would love to share them with you! emoticon

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Hi, welcome I'm from Yorkshire, England

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Hello from Mississippi. Love my birds and growing things.

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Hi Jessie, welcome from Yorkshire, England emoticon

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emoticon to you Jessiek135 SOOOO Happy to have you here!We are a chatty group so come join us on the threads glad to get to know you!Ginger

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Hi! I'm new to this team but not new to Sparky.
I subscribed to Birds and Blooms magazine years ago when I was oil painting on a weekly basis. Soon after, I became very wrapped up in my career as a graphic/computer designer.
Now that I am home for a while, I am searching for a creative outlet. I love nature and anything to do with gardens. We put up several bird feeders in the yard and I love to watch the birds. Hummingbirds visit our gardens throughout the summer. It's magical...

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Welcome ro you WYOCHRYS you live in a very pretty State I have been through it a few times!Glad you are here to share bird tales with us!Any new info you have to offer will be useful as well!Ginger

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Welcome to Birds and Blooms Fluffbut!Hope you find some useful info. here as well as have a good time with all of our Great Members here!Ginger

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Hi Wyochrys, good to have you with us. I'm from Yorkshire, England

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Hi.
I do not get the magazine but get it from my neighbor sometimes.
It is fun!!

I am a bird watcher, tho.
I live in Wyoming and grew up in the midwest in the Mississippi flyway. So I am familiar with lots of birds.
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Hi, newbie here. I love feeding and watching my birds.. this is cool having the bird group, and yes love the mag too. have not gotten it for a few years..



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WELCOME to Birds and Blooms Nancy great to have you here!We are a friendly bunch so dive right in!Ginger

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WELCOME to you Sue!Glad to have you as a member of our Team!!Visit us often!!Ginger

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Welcome. I'm Nancy from Michigan. I love my Birds and Blooms too:)

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Welcome Sue, I'm martha-Ann from Yorkshire, England emoticon

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Hi Sue Nice to meet you. emoticon

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Hi everyone!!! I am Sue, and I just love my birds, and my blooms!!! I thought this would be a really nice team to be a part of!! emoticon




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emoticon to you both Nancy and Helen!So nice to have new members who are also interested in the Birds and Blooms!!

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Welcome Helen :)

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I'm Martha-Ann from Yorkshire, England

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