There was a pair of Ground-doves in our yard today. I always enjoy seeing these tiny sparrow-size doves. I think the one in the front is a male because of the gray on the head and back of the neck.

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The probable male, facing in the other direction.

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This pretty little butterfly is a Gray Hairstreak. I spotted it investigating the basil flowers today.

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Another shot of the butterfly, with an ant moving into the bottom of the photo.

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Max got a new collar today. He’s been wearing a collar we had on hand–a flowery one that served the purpose, but didn’t really suit him. He seems to like his new multicolor collar and was very willing to pose in it!

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Happy Max in his new collar.

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Giving a side view.

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Max was lying on the couch next to my husband this evening when he reached over to rest his paw on my husband’s hand. I think he knows he’s home now.

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