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Old 08-17-2015, 12:12 AM   #7091
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We have a male cardinal who gets really annoyed if DH doesn't fill the bird feeders on the cardinal's schedule. He waits and watches. DH gets divebombed and chirped at until he puts the sunflower seeds in the feeder.

I get buzzed by the hummingbirds. They even eye me from the picture window.

Guess we both have our specialties!
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Old 08-17-2015, 12:21 AM   #7092
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It took me forever to make tonight's corn-and-bean dish because I spent so much time looking at the hummers outside the kitchen window. I can tell we have at least three distinct birds that have been visiting the feeders, each with their own personality.

I had to laugh today when I saw the catbird on the patio table. All last week I was putting a plate of fruit out for him, and he never showed up. The fruit was still gone - I didn't know squirrels would eat cherries... Anyway, catbird is giving me the evil eye right through the kitchen window. Since it was getting late I told him he'll have to check back on Monday. He'd better show up once I put lunch out for him!
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Old 08-17-2015, 12:43 AM   #7093
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I have a system that attracts birds and satisfies their feeding and bathing habits, and waters my trees at the same time. My front yard is mostly pine trees, with wells dug out around the base of the trees. I scatter bird seed everywhere early in the morning, and turn on the bubblers that fill the little wells around the trees. The water attracts the birds, they splash around in the wells, and then discover the bird seed.

It's California though, so the trees only get watered twice a week at most. I sprinkle bird seed every day though, and some of the birds remember to come back every day for meals. Watering days really attract a lot of them, though.
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Old 08-17-2015, 05:00 PM   #7094
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I just had TEN Mourning Doves sitting on the fence. Of course, this is the first time I didn't have phone with me to take a photo. By the time I went back in they had all turned around and two had flown off. They hang out in our ALL day. Love watching them!
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Old 08-17-2015, 05:03 PM   #7095
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Last thing that made you smile?

I watched a couple of hummingbirds chase a pair of nuthatches out of my Mugo, which is located by their feeder. Pugnacious little brats.
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Old 08-17-2015, 05:25 PM   #7096
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Having to use a blanket last night to get warm and still able to keep a window open.
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Old 08-17-2015, 05:25 PM   #7097
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  1. These sentences actually appeared in church
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    The Fasting & Prayer Conference includes meals.
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    Scouts are saving aluminium cans, bottles and other items to be recycled.
    Proceeds will be used to cripple children.

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    The sermon this morning: 'Jesus Walks on the Water'. The sermon tonight: 'Searching for Jesus'.
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    Ladies, don't forget the rummage sale. It's a chance to get rid of those things not worth keeping around the house. Bring your husbands.

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    Don't let worry kill you off - let the Church help.
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    Miss Charlene Mason sang 'I will not pass this way again,' giving obvious pleasure to the congregation.
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    Irving Benson and Jessie Carter were married on October 24 in the church. So
    ends a friendship that began in their school days.

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    At the evening service tonight, the sermon topic will be 'What Is Hell?'
    Come early and listen to our choir practice.

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    Please place your donation in the envelope along with the deceased person
    you want remembered.
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    The church will host an evening of fine dining, super entertainment and gracious hostility.
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    Pot-luck supper Sunday at 5:00 PM - prayer and medication to follow.

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    This evening at 7 PM there will be a hymn singing in the park across from the Church. Bring a blanket and come prepared to sin.
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    Low Self Esteem Support Group will meet Thursday at 7 PM. Please use the
    back door.
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Old 08-19-2015, 03:32 PM   #7098
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This little video made me smile, I wish I had an imagination.

Jacques Pépin Teaches You How To Make Bunny Rabbits Out of Olives and Grapes | Jacques Pepin – Heart and SoulJacques Pepin - Heart and Soul | KQED Food

Maybe some grape tomato rabbits for a salad.
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Old 08-19-2015, 05:27 PM   #7099
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This little video made me smile, I wish I had an imagination.

Jacques Pépin Teaches You How To Make Bunny Rabbits Out of Olives and Grapes | Jacques Pepin – Heart and SoulJacques Pepin - Heart and Soul | KQED Food

Maybe some grape tomato rabbits for a salad.
Very cute. I can make effective roses from tomato skins and water lilies from radishes (immersed in chilled water once cut) but think maybe many here can do that?
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Very cute. I can make effective roses from tomato skins and water lilies from radishes (immersed in chilled water once cut) but think maybe many here can do that?
I can make the tomato roses. I once saw a bouquet of different colored roses using the skin from different fruits and veggies. Scallion tops for the long stems. Flat parsley for the leaves. Very pretty. Too ambitious for me though. And to expensive.
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