Each of us is but one in all of time!

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Toad Tales

Corvus is a widely distributed genus of medium-sized to large birds in the family Corvidae. The genus includes species commonly known as crowsravensrooks and jackdaws; there is no consistent distinction between "crows" and "ravens", and these appellations have been assigned to different species chiefly on the basis of their size. In Europe, the word "crow" is used to refer to the carrion crow or the hooded crow, while in North America, it is used for the American crowfish crow, or the northwestern crow.
Ranging in size from the relatively small pigeon-sized jackdaws (Eurasian and Daurian) to the common raven of the Holarctic region and thick-billed raven of the highlands of Ethiopia, the 45 or so members of this genus occur on all temperate continents except South America, and several islands. The crow genus makes up a third of the species in the family Corvidae. The members appear to have evolved in Asia from the corvid stock, which had evolved in Australia. The collective name for a group of crows is a 'flock' or a 'murder'.
Recent research has found some crow species capable of not only tool use, but also tool construction.[2] Crows are now considered to be among the world's most intelligent animals[3] with an encephalization quotient equal to that of many non-human primates.[4]
In medieval times, crows were thought to live abnormally long lives. They were also thought to be monogamous throughout their long lives. They were thought to predict the future, to predict rain and reveal ambushes. Crows were also thought to lead flocks of storks while they crossed the sea to Asia.[5]

Monday, June 27, 2016

Night Music ~ "For Good" Performed by Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel | WICKED the Musical

Molly (and Todd) on Monday

 Molly here,

BG got some good pictures this week.

Of course Todd wasn't too happy about having his picture taken but he warmed up.  BG sat on the porch drinking coffee a couple of times and Todd forgot that he is supposed to be shy and he ran in and out.  BG was smart and let the door propped open and he got excited.

BG was sneaky that way.

BG finally got out and picked up his monthly bouquet .  It is a pretty flower and also has some that will open so there were more blooms soon.  We like it when we have our flowers.

 I like to sniff the floor and see the birdies around the bushes.  BG took a picture of me in the bushes but it was of my bottom so I asked him not to share it.

  Here is Todd exploring.

And just some more.  You can click to make them bigger (embiggen) and then see them in all their full glory.  Then click again and you get a slideshow.

 Then he took some inside pictures.

 I did my back scratch dance to show me that I still "have it"

And my picture for Mr. DeMille.  We like this one.
Thanks for reading my blog.  Woof!

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Night Music ~ Now the Powers of Heaven performance by Moscow Sretensky Monastery Choir


 "Were I to be the founder of a new sect, I would call them Apiarians, and, after the example of the bee, advise them to extract the honey of every sect."  - Thomas Jefferson

Don't be fooled by my beauty....
The light of my face comes from the candle of my spirit.
~ Rumi

"There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it."
- Edith Wharton

"The best time to plant a tree was twenty years ago.
The next best time is now."
~Chinese Proverb

I believe that working only from the conscious limits one's creativity -- whereas transcending consciousness can enhance the inner life of a work of art.
- Denis Brown

"Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom."
- Marcel Proust

"Anyone can carry his burden, however hard, until nightfall. Anyone can do his work, however hard, for one day. Anyone can live sweetly, patiently, lovingly, purely till the sun goes down. And this is all that life really means. ~ Robert Louis Stevenson

Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world.
--John Milton

"By having a reverence for life, we enter into a spiritual relation with the world. By practicing reverence for life we become good, deep, and alive."
- Albert Schweitzer -

My fancies are fireflies -- specks of living light twinkling in the dark." ~Rabindranath Tagore

Of this we may be sure:that thoughts winged with peace and love breathe a silent benediction over all the earth...
—Mary Baker Eddy