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    Beautiful pictures of beautiful animals again! ​​​​​​
    Indeed, that dragonfly is gorgeous! And (as long as it's only on picture) that spider is really cool!

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      I kicked Trudy off my yoga mat this afternoon so I could use it to do my workout with Norma . She was mad. So in compensation I sang a song for her:

      It's hard to be Trudy in the afternoon, when no one is petting you.
      It's hard to be Trudy in the afternoon, when they're not even looking at you.
      It's hard to be Trudy in the afternoon, when you know that you are the best.
      It's hard to be Trudy in the afternoon--
      Then my mother cut in with:

      ...when Laura is being a pest.

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        Poor Trudy!

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          Ok yep that is a spider I want to keep at a distance! The distance between Ontario and the UK works nicely. I'm not scared of spiders and will happily pick them up with my bare hands to put them outside but legs that long and thick are creepy.

          I'm sure Trudy didn't appreciate your being pest and stealing her sleeping spot. You should really get your own mat and leave hers alone

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            I love the spider pictures! Makes me miss having one as a pet.
            Poor Trudy!

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              One of the Monarch cats that has been feasting on my Milkweed has transformed into a chrysalis in my garden! If it doesn't get eaten before it has finished transforming, this will become one of the generation of butterflies that attempts to fly all the way to Mexico.

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                What kind of spider did you have Sasstronaut ?

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                  Being Workout Supervisors is hard work! We are pooped!

                  Golden girl Trudy and black beauty Shelby rest after a hard day of supervising their humans' workouts.

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                    This little lady has been visiting my garden almost every day this month. The Scarlet Beebalm was her favourite, but now that it is almost done, she has decided the Cardinal Flower is mighty fine too.

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                      Ooohhhh so that's how a chrysalis looks like! I need to pay attention I don't accidentally squash them when handling the plants.
                      That's a lovely bird!

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                        She is still visiting every day, Anek . My beautiful red tubular flowers are almost done for the season now, however. (Only a few blooms left on the cardinal flower, and one solitary petal still hanging on to the Scarlet Beebalm.) Today the hummingbird did not visit my flowers, but it did repeatedly buzz at a nearby Eastern Red Cedar (Juniperus virginiana). This is a type of evergreen tree. It produces tiny little cones--not tubular flowers that a hummingbird beak could get into. Also, the bird did not hover in one place for any length of time like it does when drinking nectar. But it was definitely interested in that one tree in what appeared to me to be an attempt at feeding.

                        I knew that hummingbirds will parasitize sap sucker holes. But red cedar is a densely foliated tree with branches almost the entire length of its trunk. It doesn't attract sapsuckers. What was Ruby getting at?

                        I snapped a few photographs--none of them are great, shooting through the window glass, but I did catch this shot of Ruby with her mouth wide open but her tongue not extended while she was well away from the tree.

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                        I did not know before today that hummingbirds are aerial insectivores!

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                          Hummingbirds are so amazing! I love it that you have a regular visitor in your garden Cool pictures too!

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                            Originally posted by Rainbow Dragon View Post
                            What kind of spider did you have Sasstronaut ?
                            I grew up with a pet tarantula! I loved him to death.

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                              Great hummingbird photos!

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                                It's a girl!

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