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The Music Room - Photo by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

The Music Room – Photo by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

It was in the music room at the back of the house that he came up with the lyrics to the song “Shout.” He had gotten into a fight with his parents, and the words flowed as he wrote this song.

Rather than pressing his father’s violent button, he felt that he had sold his soul. Both parents had a one-track mind, one that said he should be a working boy. He hoped he would live to tell the tale.

He loved his parents and he gave them hell. Time to kiss them goodbye with this best selling song.


Tears for Fears – Shout! Video from Vimeo
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Thank you to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for hosting Friday Fictioneers, and also for the photo that inspired this bit of flash! The album “Songs from the Chair” sitting on the piano caught my eye and, well…

Thank you dear reader for stopping by! I hope you took a moment to listen to the music! I love Tears for Fears!

Be well and have a fantastic Friday! ^..^

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God gave us dogs. He gave us the dog to show us what unconditional love is. He gave us the dog for companionship. He gave us the dog to comfort us in time of need. And, he gave us the dog to lift our spirits! Here is a video that my cousin shared with me about God giving us the dog!

I hope that you enjoyed this as much as I did! And here is to the little flower that lives with us in our house and is a great source of love, joy, and comfort to us both!

The Astro flower

The Astro flower

Thank you for visiting today, and have a wonderful day! Be well! ^..^

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On July 2nd I did a post on the baby turkeys that visited with us. That post: A Family Comes to Visit. So, for today, I am posting a quick video of the babies eating with the mommy turkeys, and then, I wanted to share photos of how big they are today!

Cute aren’t they?

And here is a photo of the babies this last June.

The babies in June

The babies in June

Here they are today!

Not so little babies!

Not so little babies!

Here is a future Mom!

Future Mom

Future Mom

Watchful Mom

Watchful Mom

They really are pretty birds!

Oooo baby!

Oooo baby!

I love it when they ruffle their feathers!

Shake it off!

Shake it off!

We are fortunate that we get to enjoy the wildlife up here in the Sierra Foothills! Stay tuned for more wildlife!

Thank you for taking the time to drop on by! I hope that you enjoyed the video and the photos! Be well! ^..^

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When we visited the Sacramento Zoo, in the area where the birds are located we found one odd bird! Tell me if you agree!

Check out that beak!

Check out that beak!

That knob on the top might be his nostrils! I am sorry that I do not know what kind of bird this is! If you do, please leave me a comment letting me know and I will add it and link that info to you! This bird, to give you an idea of how big it is, is larger than a very large turkey!

UPDATE: Thank you to Veronica Roth who told me that this odd bird is an Abyssinian ground hornbill!

Check out this bird’s eyelashes! Maybelline might just have a new eyelash model with this baby! If you click on this photo you will be able to really see the detail!

What lovely eyelashes you have!

What lovely eyelashes you have!

And what about these legs?

Lovely legs!

Lovely legs!

I did manage to get a bit of video! This bird just kept walking back and forth in front of us. So, here is:

May you have a wonderful Wednesday! Thank you for taking the time today to visit with me, and be well!

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We visited Siegfried and Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat. I am happy to report that I made a connection with one dolphin in particular, and today I wanted to share photos that I took while I was there. Also, I am including a short video that I compiled of the Dolphins at this habitat!

This first dolphin was a ham in front of the camera! The docent at the habitat said, “Just as you are watching them, they are watching you!” I think this guy might have been happy to see me!

Posing for me!

Posing for me!

Here are the rest of the photos that I took…

I see you!

I see you!

A pair of females

A pair of females

Coming straight on for you

Coming straight on for you

Another pose

Another pose

Calling out a greeting

Calling out a greeting

Underwater

Underwater

Happy face

Happy face

I hope you liked the photos! Now for a short film…

Well, thanks for stopping by today! Have a great Sunday! Take care!

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There we were sitting there enjoying our evening cocktail, a Limoncello Cosmo was the evenings fare, when we saw a fox come into view. Now this is not unusual and we have been visited quite frequently this year by one, a juvenile male. But this day was different. Maybe it had to do with the phase of the moon…or not…

Such a happy fox!

Such a happy fox!

Anyway, the fox came into view and sat down staring at us. I sometimes toss out some of the dry cat food that my little fussbudgets inside will not eat. And, I just happened to have of an unwanted food. I swear the fox was mentally telling me, “Stoke my belly!” So I grabbed the dry food bag and headed out to where the fox was only to discover that there was not one but three! A family! Here is a video, a little over three minutes, of our encounter. If you turn up the sound you will hear one of the fox growling at me on my second trip up to add more food.

Some facts about the Gray Fox: They are a monogamous critter, and in our area the breeding season is in February. The gestation period is about 53 days. The female will have 1 – 7 kits. The babies will stay with the mother until the fall when they will reach maturity. This fox can actually climb trees, which they will do to get away from predators. Here these fox not only eat moles, voles and birds, but they also love berries! This is why I had to add a screen around my garden because I had one eat all my strawberries!

To catch a thief

To catch a thief

Cute little creatures, aren’t they? I hope that you enjoyed the video! Have a great Monday and thank you for the visit!

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Yesterday was a morning like any other. We sat on the back deck with our coffee, figured out what we were going to do for the day, and then I came in to write my blog. I had just finished when my husband remarked, “Do you smell smoke?”

We are ever vigilant here, particularly in the summer months when fire danger is high. Running out onto the back deck we scanned the horizon, and sure enough, right down the road there was smoke. My husband jumped into the car to investigate. He came back two minutes later running into the house yelling, “Call 911!”

I grabbed the phone and relayed the information to the operator, giving them the address, which was two houses down and across the street from us. There was a camper on fire and it was traveling out into the brush. They got on this right away, and we soon heard sirens.

I grabbed my camera and went out on our back deck where I snapped this photo.

From our back deck

From our back deck

My heart was pounding and I felt very shaky. I went up the driveway and looked down the street. This shot shows you how close this was to us. The distance is about 900 feet, or to really give you perspective, about the length of three football fields.

From our driveway

From our driveway

Our neighbors down the street were hosing down their front yards. No one was home at the property on fire. Two of the neighbors went over there and removed the horses and brought them to a neighbors house behind the fire. The fellow there and his neighbor were busy hosing down their properties. Our volunteer group cordoned off the street to divert traffic in front and to the sides of fire. The sirens kept coming.

I went down the street a bit and took this photos from in front of our neighbors house.

Smoke

Smoke

The sound of the fire was loud. I could hear it crackling as brush went up in flames. The smoke coming up thickened.

The smoke thickens

The smoke thickens

I watched as the flames shot up a digger pine. Then we started hearing explosions, seven in all.

We hear explosions and the color of the smoke changes

We hear explosions and the color of the smoke changes

At this point we went and got everything ready in case we had to evacuate our home. This involved getting the dog’s ramp so we could get him into the car, and finding the two cat carriers. We also had to gather together important papers. I headed back outside and up to the street. This time I brought the video camera. Here is a short film of this event. The sound on the film is that of the fire.

The fire was put out in about an hour and a half. A nerve wracking hour and a half mind you! Later in the day after the fire fighters left, I went down the street and took the following photos of the devastation. You might see these photos and the details better if you click on the photo to isolate it and then click on it again to enlarge it. I did not go on to the property but took these photos from the street.

The charred remains of the camper

The charred remains of the camper

Up close to the charred remains

Up close to the charred remains

Another charred area

Another charred area

Here is the same tree which I saw go up in flames. It is amazing to me that only half of the tree burned.

Half of this tree is burnt

Half of this tree is burnt

Hoses were left behind in case this flared up again.

Hoses left behind

Hoses left behind

We were lucky this time. Lucky in the fact that there was no wind. Lucky to have such a quick response by our fire department. Lucky that two other fire stations came to help. And, lucky that we smelled the smoke and reported it. Lucky that another neighbor driving by called this in as well.

What started this fire? The camper had an electrical cord running to it and there was propane in the unit. Conjecture is that there was a short in the cord and leakage on the propane, which is an explosive combination. We will find out later, more likely next week when the community is holding an emergency evacuation meeting.

Again, our thanks go out to Mosquito Station 75 and their crew as well as to those volunteers who coordinated quickly enough to keep us all safe!

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