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14. Every contest is so difficult.
Mon May 22, 2023, 02:41 AM
May 2023

My final vote lways comes down to pure selfish reasoning. What would I buy to hang on my wall? This round? The hummingbird. We are hummingbird central. We have feeders and baths. Every day is a hummingbird Nat. Geo. Film with my tea. I see our Annas feed and bathe, the Rufus will be here soon. Constant entertainment.

We also have a woodpecker colony. The interaction between them, the Jay's and squirrels is something else!

We live next to a greenway, which is recovering from the Almeda fire. We now have deer, turkey and geese, right out our front deck. I have So many horrible pictures of magnificent creatures! Lol

I have also altered a clowdrer of 11 Russian Blue cats. The mom and dad are definitely life mates. There are other males that also survived the fire, but she only mated with her other Russian. Her mate has fire damage on his face, but my goodness, he's a bulldog of a cat. His tail is busted in 2 places, you wouldn't believe what his ears and face look like. But since I trapped and got him neutered, he sleeps on the big heated bed on my porch now. 🥰 I'm making progress with them all, and hopefully we'll get forever homes for some.

May Photo Contest Final vote thread [View all] Dyedinthewoolliberal May 2023 OP
Great photos, all! CaliforniaPeggy May 2023 #1
kicky rurallib May 2023 #2
Thank you for doing this despite the frustration. Good job Walleye May 2023 #3
❤️ littlemissmartypants May 2023 #4
Got a favorite. Although ALL entrants were wonderful....... a kennedy May 2023 #5
Damn it! True Dough May 2023 #6
Big kick. pandr32 May 2023 #7
That hummingbird is so majestic mvd May 2023 #8
I thought reach one was incredible. I almost didn't want to vote 1WorldHope May 2023 #9
how could one possibly choose?? They are all superb. niyad May 2023 #10
Yikes this is tough! I could vote for every one of these! Felt the same way about the prelims! Rhiannon12866 May 2023 #11
While The Dark Hedges is pleasing, I chose Vortex for the uncomfortable duende it helps to emote. TheBlackAdder May 2023 #12
Kick! CaliforniaPeggy May 2023 #13
Every contest is so difficult. MerryBlooms May 2023 #14
Kick! Dyedinthewoolliberal May 2023 #15
K&R Solly Mack May 2023 #16
Kick! CaliforniaPeggy May 2023 #17
Thanks to all who contributed. Voting is rather like Hortensis May 2023 #18
What happened to Greenhouse? Had enough preliminary Laura PourMeADrink May 2023 #19
3 photos were tied for third place Dyedinthewoolliberal May 2023 #23
Sorry just trying to understand. Third place? You mean Laura PourMeADrink May 2023 #25
ummmmm no. Dyedinthewoolliberal May 2023 #26
Kick! Diamond_Dog May 2023 #20
Kick! Dyedinthewoolliberal May 2023 #21
Morning Kick! HAB911 May 2023 #22
Kick! Grumpy Old Guy May 2023 #24
Kick! CaliforniaPeggy May 2023 #27
Nice group of pictures! 2naSalit May 2023 #28
Kick edhopper May 2023 #29
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