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My marigolds have attracted some Painted Lady butterflies, a bunny, grasshoppers, and bumblebees!

I was shooting the two bumblebees when the rabbit shot out of the flowerbed.
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10/8/17
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Amanita muscaria

A pretty mushroom and two friends I found in a spot of sun in the forest
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Nesting Cormorants
I wouldn't want to be one of the birds on the lower branches!
#ANIMALweek with +Heidi Anne Morris
I saw hundreds of these birds bringing twigs to their nests. It was amazing to see how closely packed in they were. Ironically, the lake this tiny island sits in is called Duck Lake (there were a few) and it is located in Denver.
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#joinindaily with +Johnny Wills

Snow
A sunrise photo of my friend +Susanna Haynie
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I don't like these kind of seeds!
The common grackle is tossing all the seeds except the sunflower seeds! The redwing blackbird seems happy with anything.

#ANIMALweek with +Heidi Anne Morris
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View through my computer room
After a day of mostly clouds and off and on rain, the sun made one final, defiant appearance before it slipped behind the mountains.
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Rainbow off my deck just now
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Sunny Rain!
This is the time of year when our weather is always surprising me. The sun was out and there was blue sky and rain!
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Ruby-throated Hummingbird captured on my deck.
(No sun right now so his ruby-colored throat appears dull.)

_Ruby-throated hummingbirds are solitary. Adults of this species are not social, other than during courtship; the female also cares for her offspring. Both males and females of any age are aggressive toward other hummingbirds. They may defend territories, such as a feeding territory, attacking and chasing other hummingbirds that enter.

Hummingbirds have one of the highest metabolic rates of any animal, with heart rates up to 1260 beats per minute, breathing rate of about 250 breaths per minute even at rest, and oxygen consumption of about 4 ml oxygen/g/hour at rest. During flight, hummingbird oxygen consumption per gram of muscle tissue is approximately 10 times higher than that seen for elite human athletes.

They feed frequently while active during the day. When temperatures drop, particularly on cold nights, they may conserve energy by entering hypothermic torpor.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruby-throated_hummingbird

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Looking Up!
Found this near Cheesman Park in Denver, Colorado.
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