I was looking through the photos on my phone and found some to share. Here are the first ducks to arrive on the pond last April...
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An owl up in a tree in Minneapolis...
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Violets in the lawn...
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Kelly's bleeding hearts...
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My apple blossoms...
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The dogs snuggled up in the way-back of the car...
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A turtle in the puddle on the driveway...
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Turks-cap lily growing wild in the county...
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And our new chickens...
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I met a guy in a park-and-ride parking lot at 7:20 this morning to get them.