And the Days are Getting Longer ~ June 10

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{week's fav}
My hydrangea (Laverne) is showing out after all this rain. {water}  
It wasn't that long ago I thought I had lost her because
of the two year drought we had, but she is back! 

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My son is now a beekeeper.  
Mark suited up to check out his hive. 
Me?  2 football fields away, thank you very much. LOL! 

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The birds are fussing and fighting and carrying on like it's Spring or something.
The hummers are actually hitting each other in mid air...
I've never seen them do that, but the other birds do it,
so I guess it's normal.  It's like WW 3 in my backyard lately.


Care to listen to what he might be saying? (well, when he isn't sticking his tongue out) Check out this site: {xeno-canto} for hummer and all kinds of bird sounds.

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{Veggies on the Vines}  
Rocky dug up my grapes & blueberries last summer,
so I planted cucumbers & cantaloupe to see if they would climb the fence.
So far, so good.


A squirrel plays freeze tag


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during a walk in the park with this super hero & his mom.

And that was my week.  How was yours?

sharing  with  ABC Wednesday ~ V, good fencesFriday's Hunt {starts with x, favorite, wet/water} & Saturday's Critters, and  randomly with Tanya  & Amy for 5 on Friday

63 comments:

  1. Great captures of the birds in flight. I love the Hydrangeas as well.

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  2. the days are getting longer and that's great, but I fall a sleep some nights before it gets dark

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  3. Love that blue, we are in darkness so early, and the sun rises way later, only 2 weeks till mid year day, and then like you, we will have more daylight.Bee hives, I would be miles away too. A squirrel showing off, cute as ever.

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  4. Great photos, Terri! I love the one of the hummingbird in midair--gorgeous! I would be like you with the bees--far far away. :-) I have a friend who is a beekeeper, and it's a fascinating world the bees have.

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  5. Love all of your summertime photos. I would be with you, at least two football fields away from the beehive. Happy Summer!
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  6. Sadly, the days will be getting shorter after the equinox. :( Your hydrangea is awesome. Bees mean honey, and yes, I would be way far away too. Bird shenanigans most days now, I love the in-flight shots. Great hummingbird shot.
    This week, I am not up to much and it feels so nice.

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  7. My week has been cold and windy, especially the past two days -- went down to 8C last night after a high of 13 during the day. Two weeks ago, it was 30+.

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  8. a sweet peek into your life. :)

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  9. What a nice variety of interesting things. Your garden seems to b e doing great. Nothing better than veggies right out of the garden.

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  10. Your week looks colourful and wonderful.

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  11. That xeno canto is a great site. I have used it. Loved all the critters shot. My favourite shot is of the beekeepers.. I love the intensity of what they are doing

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  12. That hydrangea is gorgeous! I need to get to my daughter's place and see her hummers. She always has a bunch! I'd be keeping away from those bees, too.

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  13. Good Morning, Terri. That's the cutest super hero EVER! Your garden is looking nice and oh, what a pretty hydrangea. I would "hang back" with you around those bees - good for your son, though. Hope your weekend is pleasant.

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  14. Sounds like a good week. Hummers can seem mean, they want the food and not share.I went on the fastest water slide I have ever been on yesterday.Been doing a lot with my grand children.

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  15. I want that cucumber can you mail it to me? I had to smile at the two football fields away because I would probably be three football fields away. I just told Bob this morning I need a beekeeper hat so if you have an extra money mailed out with the Cucumber. I need it to keep the mosquitoes off of me while I'm doing my exercises in the pool

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    1. Oh Sandra, you would sink in the suit...I hear it is pretty heavy and hot, hot, hot!

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  16. Wonderful photos....love seeing y'all down south and what we can expect in another month!

    Love the hummingbird tongue!

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  17. Painting and trimming grass and weeding along with daily always have to do things. Never a dull moment.

    Cucumbers are going to beat Hubby's. I can taste them already.

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  18. the hydrangea is beautiful. our hummers get quite feisty too.

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  19. Great photos! My husband has just taken up beekeeping, too. I'm looking forward to the honey!

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  20. I so love the hydrangea of your first picture, sweet Terri, ... well, actually I love everything in this post of yours, dear friend !

    Hope you had a lovely week, I'm sending my dearest love while wishing you a most beautiful weekend ever
    with utmost gratitude

    Dany

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  21. Nice glimpse into your week. Lovely blue color to the Hydrangea. I think bee keeping is intersting to watch (from a safe distance) Cool shot of the hummer. The Cucumber looks to be growing quite well on the fence. - What a cute little super hero.

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  22. It looks like you had a great week. Summer is definitely headed our way. PS: love that shot of the hummingbird.

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  23. I have lots of squirrels, not so many hummers

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  24. I love cucumbers AND cantaloupe. Yum to both. And the 'cuke' looks mighty healthy! The hydrangea is beautiful. Mine? Well, the blossom is so tiny I'm not sure it's gonna make it through the season. And pink/lavender petals. Bee keeping....hives....two football fields away? Ummmmm, that'd be me too.

    Oh, and perfect timing with the hummer silhouette with its tongue showing!!!

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  25. Great photos, Terri! Your hydrangea is beautiful, and I love the shot of the hummingbird in midair. Have a nice weekend!

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  26. I love your hydrangea ... and your super hero is so cute!

    All the best Jan

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  27. The super hero looks like a cheeky little guy. The pictures are great. I like the longer days and (hopefully) warmer weather though I wish the temp would even out a little more. I am cold one day and have to turn on the air conditioner the next!

    Enjoy your weekend.

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  28. Love the hydrangea, a wonderful shade of blue. I like bees, but will also keep my distance from the stinging insects...the squirrel seem frozen in time!

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  29. Lovely shots. That hummer is amazing!

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  30. Well think of all that honey coming your way soon. I wish I had green fingers to grow veg like that. A pot of chilli peppers in the window is all I can manage.

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  31. Yes, the days are getting longer and hotter! Love the hydrangea and your cucumbers. Birds are so much fun to watch. We need more bee keepers -- good for your son. What a cute superhero!! Have a fun filled week.

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  32. What nice pictures this week. Hummers are so violent. I never knew that before until I watched them just loose it when another one comes by.
    Your flowers are lovely. I like your little super hero.
    How nice your son has bees. I need to try that with my cucumbers. It looks cool. Have a nice weekend.

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  33. Lots of busy things happening in your week! How great! Thank you for taking part in Five On Friday, I hope you are having a great weekend! xx

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  34. That was a great week Terri and this was a very interesting post. Loved the photos, especially the ones of your family.

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  35. Hi Terri, thank you so much for visiting our new blog over at "Out To Lunch". So sweet of you to leave a comment, too. I think this new venture is going to be a lot of fun and we hope you come along with us for some of it. Take care. Hugs.

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  36. Great bird shots, like bees, but have to keep my distance, have severe allergic reaction to bee stings.

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  37. Hello, I love the hydrangea and the pretty hummer shot. Your super hero is a cutie! I would be far away from the bee hive too. Thank you so much for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

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  38. Your week sounds great. Your Hydrangea is beautiful! Wish I could get mine to bloom. I'm with you on the bees. :)

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  39. veggies were the most popular topics

    ROG, ABCW

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  40. cool image of your hummingbird. Love it :)

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  41. I love the hydrangea and the cute squirrel. Enjoy your day.

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  42. Glad to see you've seem to have had a wonderful week!
    Your photo's are gorgious.

    Have a nice abcwednes-day / – week
    ♫ M e l d y ♫ (abc-w-team)
    (http://melodymusic.nl/abc-wednesday-18-v)

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  43. oooh what a great week!!! bee keeping, i would be in another city, thank you very much!!! your hydrangeas are gorgeous, mine are just starting and you have cucumbers already, wow....my plants are doing well, but they are not producing yet!!

    you picked some great images to represent your week!!!!

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  44. Lovely hydrangea! Glad it came back.

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  45. My hydrangea hasn't bloomed yet but is getting close. How odd the hummers are having a smack down.

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  46. your pictures are beautiful as well as your garden. And the little superhero is adorable. you have so many great things to take pictures of you could post for a month just looking around.

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  47. Looks like you had a wonderful week! I'm so far behind in my garden, it's not even funny. Love that last shot. Such a cutie! Thanks for joining in Friday's Hunt. Hope you have a great week!

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  48. I love your blue hydrangea Terri. I agree that birds can be aggressive, especially hummers, and I also am afraid of bees and bee hives. I was very leery of the ones in the orchard when I was walking there at the end of May. Hard to believe that was over 2 weeks ago! I'm glad you are getting needed rain and your gardens are doing well. We're getting a lot of rain here as well but it's cold. Have a great week.
    Pam

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  49. Hi Terri, It looks like you had an excellent week. Your hydrangea is beautiful. And the Super Hero looks sharp! :-) Have a great week ahead!

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  50. Terri,
    Your hydrangea looks gorgeous!

    We have a guy that puts bees in our pastures. We have several sites. At the end of the summer we get honey and/or rent for the sites. I've seen a few bees in my wild flower garden. Yea for pollinators!

    We've been eating garden lettuce and my radishes might be close. I need to check on that. You are very much ahead of me with cucumbers. Enjoy your fresh veggies!

    How fun to watch the birds and spot a super-hero.

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  51. Bill just planted two hydrangeas just like Laverne! Gorgeous! I hope mine turn out like yours. My great-grand-daddy was a bee keeper. I think it is a wonderful thing for your son! I love all of your photos; very special. Hugs.

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  52. I'd be waiting with you waaaay over there!!

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  53. Nice set of shots - and strangely, my days are getting shorter!

    Cheers (and sorry about the slowness of my visit) - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  54. Your Hydrangea is beautiful!! And that superhero...lucky you! :)

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  55. Hi Terri, enjoyed your post. The hydrangeas are gorgeous. It sure helps the garden when we get a deluge of rain.

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  56. great set of pictures terri! your hydrangea is gorgeous...i hope those birds start behaving! thank you for linking with willy nilly, sorry it took me forever to visit! have a great weekend :)

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  57. What nice photos of your world! Son a beekeeper, so interesting!

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  58. And a great week it was Terri! Summer is looking wonderful around your place...I'm glad you have that good looking super hero to protect you on your walks !

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