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Just today while sitting andJust today while sitting and weeding my tomato patch, I had an interesting visit by a group of goldfinches. Not only are they striking to look at but obviously not real scared of people..? Less that 15 feet from where I was sitting, they were working over my Black-eyed Susan and Bee balm. For the last 3 years,I have blamed the insects for trimming the petals of my susan's. Today I had to apologize to all of the insects in my garden. I sat watching and..huh..the little guys were snipping off the petals to get at the seeds! Needless to say it was both an enlightening and relaxing way to spend a summer afternoon. Also thanks to them, my flowers are going to be popping up all over the area.

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