What I see in my backyard...

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  1. skimonkey

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    Oh my goodness, JewelGarden...that is one tall tomato plant. Ours tend to grow really tall here, but that's planted in the ground. Never thought that it could grow so well in a pot...must love the California weather there!! Will you make some salsa with that? We do, and love it...along with our jalapeño peppers which we grow as well!
     
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    yes we had two two years running,the third year they decided to set up housekeeping in the garden shed but i spotted it just as they were starting and knocked it down,they must have been pretty miffed about that as they haven't been back since :)
     
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    They like nesting behind our patio lights against thr house and also inside our patio umbrella!

    Here is a pic of our patio...


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    ...when we leave it open...it sometimes is a surprise to come back and see what's in there!!
     
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    little devils lol,can you imagine the garden shed would have been out of bounds the whole summer unless we had destroyed them and i don't like killing things if i can help it....lovely patio.
     
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    Thank you...we try to clean the nests put when we can...we also use bug spray which helps, but not good for the environment!
     
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    I live in an old house and each year I keep finding wasps or bees deciding to share it with me!

    The Archangel
     
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    Your roomies!!
     
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    And not welcome ones at that!

    The Archangel
     
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    Awww...they just want to give you a stringed kiss!!!
     
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    All they would get off me is a swat!

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    Does in my garage count? It took a long time to get 4 chickadees out.

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    I never got a good photo of all four.
     
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    Of course it counts, Czevski!! :)

    I love your chickadees!! Do you feed them in your garage? Is it a pole barn?

    I love chickadees, yellow finches and lastly my current fav...hummingbirds!

    I would like to take some pics of the birds...soon I will, they are just too fast for me to grab my iPod or iPad!
     
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    We try to keep birds out of the garage. It is just a two car plus a little storage garage. We have a small front yard and the remains of a forested areas in our back yard. (houses there now)

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    Here's a humming bird for you. He didn't come back, even though he appeared to enjoy the space.

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    More front yard birds.
     
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    Oh my goodness...you were able to get a shot of a hummingbird!! What do you think it was? We have a lot of Red Throat hummingbirds. They have such brilliant, iridescent colors on them...and oh, so tiny!!

    I see you have some yellow finches, is that it? So pretty and so bright yellow!!

    I am not sure about the last...almost looks like a grouse of some sort...but don't think it is.
     
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    I caught a hummingbird once. It trapped itself under the deck umbrella and couldn't find it's way out, so I caught it using a spiders web, so I could release it safely.
     

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