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Kammie’s Odd-Ball Photo Challenge – Blurry Birds

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Kammie’s Odd-Ball Photo Challenge – Blurry Birds

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https://nuthousecentral.wordpress.com/2019/07/04/kammies-oddball-challenge-july-4th-2019/

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While scrolling through my photos, I noticed I have a lot of blurry birds.

I like watching the birds that come to our feeders, but if I go out in the back yard, they fly away before I can take a picture. Most all the time I’m looking out the back glass storm door, so the photos don’t turn out all that good, but for some reason I kind of like them anyway.

The red cardinal was pretty neat. We hardly ever see one around here, so I had to be quick getting his picture.

Red cardinal & a little grayish bird sitting on honeysuckle vine ( not many green leaves)

A flurry of blue and white blurry birds, flapping their wings above the bird bath (feeder) I don’t know why they look blue (they are just regular doves)

I think this is a cardinal, but it is winter time, and the photo is very shadowy. He’s sitting in the bird bath feeder.

A dove and a sparrow by the feeder in the snow.

A gray dove and a reddish colored finch sitting on the long tube hanging feeder.

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© 2019 BS

Magpies – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Close Eyes/Point/Write

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Magpies – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Close Eyes/Point/Write

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS June 8/19

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “open book, point, write.” Pick up the closest book to you when you sit down to write your post. Close your eyes, open the book, and place your finger on the page. Whatever word or phrase your finger lands on, write about it. Enjoy!

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Well, this should be interesting! Our always amazing hostess, Linda G. Hill, has given us this prompt. Thanks, Linda!

To join in the weekly fun, and see other entries, just click the above link.

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So, I’m to get the closest book to me right this minute, close my eyes, point to some part of the page, then write about what it was I pointed to. Okay…

How close is close? Where should the book be? Should it be the one on top of the desk, the one on the middle shelf of the desk, the shelf to the left of me, or the table to the right of me?

Actually, none of the books nearest me are what you’d call ‘reading’ type books.

To the left is my old diary, that I kept and wrote in when I was 10 years old. I post some of these sometimes.

On the desk here, top shelf, is my little notebook I write Haiku for Cats in.

The next shelf down is a bird identifier book.

And, to the right I have pencil puzzle books, crossword books, and coloring books.

So … I’ll choose the bird book. Here’ goes!

First a photo of the book:

 

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Here’s the random page, and I’d pointed to the first paragraph. The first line says ‘The magpie’s streaming, dark green, iridescent tail is as striking and diagnostic as its black-and-white plumage pattern.

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Okay, then. First of all, I’ve never seen a magpie around here. I don’t think our part of the country is part of their normal territory. I may be mistaken, but from the little map included on the page, it doesn’t show it’s range as being here. They are much farther west.

I’d like to see one. Aren’t they supposed to be pretty smart, and can learn to talk? I’ve heard they like to find shiny objects to take. Or maybe that is crows? I never see crows here, either. Except one time when I was a kid, there was a crow (I think). He kept chasing this one little friend of mine who had blonde hair. I guess he wanted some of her shiny blonde hair for it’s nest, I don’t know. All I remember is we kids would all go running when that bird was dive bombing us.

The birds we have around here are mostly doves, sparrows, and grackles. Occasionally I’ll see a blue jay, or a cardinal, or a hawk. There are sea/lake ? gulls that fly over the little lake by our house. And there are cranes over there, too. They are fun to watch.

Anyway, that’s all I’ve got for writing about magpies.

Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend! 🙂

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© 2019 BS

All Lined Up – Photos

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All Lined Up – Photos

“All Lined Up” Photo Challenge

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Here’s a fun challenge that runs for a short while. It’s called All Lined Up, and can be a photo of anything that is in a line.

It’s hosted by Judy Dykstra-Brown, of lifelessons,  and you can find out more by clicking the above link.

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Green, red, and blue birds on a wooden perch.

Yellow diagonal stripes on pavement

Many concrete stairs

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© 2019 BS

Morning Has Broken – Song Lyric Sunday – First

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Morning Has Broken – Song Lyric Sunday – First IMG_1345

Song Lyric Sunday Theme for 11/25/18

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For another fun and musical Sunday, for SLS, Helen has given us the prompt word of ‘first’. Thanks, Helen!

Join in by clicking the link above. If you enjoy music, you’ll be amazed at the variety of songs that are featured and discussed here every Sunday.

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Well, I couldn’t think of anything at first, so looked on some lists for songs using the prompt word. I did find a few good ones, and even one I hadn’t heard before tht was cute and catchy about a first love that had ended. Also, one that I remember from way back, about a true love/first love. I had them both on here, but then… then… I found this one, and it is one I’ve heard many times, and love most all the artist’s songs. It fits the prompt very well, I think.

What put it over the top, and became my entry, was the video. It has kitties & birds! They are so adorable, I couldn’t resist. Hope you like it, too. 🙂

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“Morning Has Broken”, by Cat Stevens, was released as a single from the album, “Teaser and the Firecat”, in 1971. It started out as a children’s hymn/poem, written by Eleanor Farjean, to be included in a hymn book, in 1931.

If you’d like to read more about it, here’s the link:

Morning Has Broken

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© 2018 BS

 

Variations on a Theme – Just Jot It January – One Liner Wednesday

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Variations on a Theme – Just Jot It January – One Liner Wednesday

One-Liner Wednesday & #JusJoJan Daily Prompt – January 24, 2018

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~Birds of a feather flock together~

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I’ve heard and said this many times, and believe it’s true.

The quote is said to have been first used in the year 1545, when William Turner wrote in, “Rescuing of Ronish Fox” –

“Byrdes of on kynde and color flok and flye allwayes together”.

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Here’s my photos of birds flying and flocking together, all taken within a couple of minutes of each other. I believe this birds are grackles, and there are a lot of them around here. They come to our bird feeder, and roost in the treetops. They are also very loud with their unmistakable voices.

The photos were taken on December 19, 2017, between 5:37 and 5:39 p.m. with my phone camera. You can see the pretty orange sky and the tree, then the birds all came flying and flocking in to land at the top of the tree, as the clouds change colors, and lift.

 

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This was also for the Daily Post – Variations on a Theme

https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/variations-on-a-theme/

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© 2018 BS

 

 

Gray Days – NanoPoblano – Day 11

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Gray Days – NanoPoblano – Day 11

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https://cheerpeppers.wordpress.com/2016/09/07/why-blog-everyday-in-november/

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Today it is sunny, bright, and warm. However…

The past few days here have been chilly, gray, foggy, and damp. I wrote this on a gray day, and took the photo of the birds in the fog.

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“Gray Days”

Gloomy gloaming

Gets me roaming

Through the corridors

Of my mind

Gray and drizzly

Like a grizzly

Bear-ly hanging on

Thoughts and feelings

Stripping peeling

Away

Reality merging

Close to verging on this

Melancholy

Day

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© 2017 BS

 

 

 

 

Black & White Photo Challenge – 7 Days – 7 Photos – # 7

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Black & White Photo Challenge – 7 Days – 7 Photos – # 7

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‘Seven days. Seven black and white photos of your life. No people. No explanation. Challenge someone new each day’

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I pass the challenge on to everyone who wants to participate.
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© 2017 BS