Now there is more to a bluejay than any other animal. He has got more different kinds of feeling. Whatever a bluejay feels he can put into language, and not mere commonplace language…You never saw a bluejay get stuck for a word. He is a vocabularized geyser…-Mark Twain, “Morals Lecture,” 7/15/1895
This fine bone china tea cup is part of the Birds of America, Series I set made by Queen’s Rosina China Co. Ltd. The Rosina China Co. was established in 1875 iin Staffordshire, England, but this particular set came out in the 1970’s, which means the value of my grandmother’s cup and saucer, is only sentimental. 🙂
Sammy Jay thinks he’s a very fine gentleman and is proud of his handsome blue coat and high cap. But Sammy often does things he shouldn’t do — like stealing. Nobody likes to be told he’s a thief — especially Sammy Jay!Thornton W. Burgess
Time to put the kettle on and listen to sassy Sammy Jay. Happy Monday!
The word, hunker, first emerged in the Scots language in the 18th century. It originally referred to squatting down on the balls of one’s feet, keeping low to the ground but still ready to move if necessary. Lyndon Johnson used it to mean “get down to work”.
This is a proper hunker. Notice the balanced stance, the hunched shoulders and the absent neck. All that is missing is chocolate or Doritos – Nacho cheese flavour- and the t.v. remote.
Take my feathered friends’ advice: Keep Calm and Hunker Down. [Notice that I said ‘take my feathered friends’ advice’, and not mine. That’s because if we’re ever in a situation where I am the voice of reason, we are in serious trouble].
Keep your stick on the ice. We’ll get through this together. – Red Green
The Origin of Hunker Down: https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-stormy-origins-of-hunker-down-1505490652
Like a welcome summer rain, humor may suddenly cleanse and cool the earth, the air and you. – Langston Hughes
We finally received some much needed rain, but it just made it more humid outside. As if that was possible. I got caught in it, twice. But I wasn’t the only one…Someone was singing in the rain and taking a shower…
He sounded like a cardinal, but he looked like a wet rooster.
Some people feel the rain. Some people just get wet. – Bob Marley
It’s all about perception!
The art of the bird is to conceal its nest both as to position and as to material, but now and then it is betrayed into weaving into its structure showy and bizarre bits of this or that, which give its secret away and which seem to violate all the traditions of its kind. – John Burroughs
Practice makes perfect. After a long time of practicing, our work will become natural, skillful, swift and steady. – Bruce Lee
Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice, and most of all, love… – Pele
I shall always remember how the peacocks’ tails shimmered when the moon rose amongst the tall trees, and on the shady bank the emerging mermaids gleamed fresh and silvery amongst the rocks… ―
Admire someone else’s beauty without questioning your own.