...the Government of the United States, which gives to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance, requires only that they who live under its protection should demean themselves as good citizens in giving it on all occasions their effectual support. Geo. Washington Feb. 22, 1732


Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.
Robert Kennedy, South Africa 1966.


Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Night Music ~ Blade Runner-Love Theme-Full version

Tuesday Tuesday

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The bobcat (Lynx rufus) is a North American cat that appeared during the Irvingtonian stage of around 1.8 million years ago (AEO). Containing 12 recognized subspecies, it ranges from southern Canada to central Mexico, including most of the contiguous United States. The bobcat is an adaptable predator that inhabits wooded areas, as well as semidesert, urban edge, forest edge, and swampland environments. It remains in some of its original range, but populations are vulnerable to local extinction ("extirpation") by coyotes and domestic animals. 

Bobcats in My North Dallas Yard

With a gray to brown coat, whiskered face, and black-tufted ears, the bobcat resembles the other species of the midsized Lynx genus. It is smaller on average than the Canada lynx, with which it shares parts of its range, but is about twice as large as the domestic cat. It has distinctive black bars on its forelegs and a black-tipped, stubby tail, from which it derives its name.

Though the bobcat prefers rabbits and hares, it hunts insectschickensgeese and other birds, small rodents, and deer. Prey selection depends on location and habitat, season, and abundance. Like most cats, the bobcat is territorial and largely solitary, although with some overlap in home ranges. It uses several methods to mark its territorial boundaries, including claw marks and deposits of urine or feces. The bobcat breeds from winter into spring and has a gestation period of about two months.
Although bobcats have been hunted extensively by humans, both for sport and fur, their population has proven resilient though declining in some areas. The elusive predator features in Native American mythology and the folklore of European settlers.
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The bobcat resembles other species of the Lynx genus, but is on average the smallest of the four. Its coat is variable, though generally tan to grayish-brown, with black streaks on the body and dark bars on the forelegs and tail. Its spotted patterning acts as camouflage. The ears are black-tipped and pointed, with short, black tufts. Generally, an off-white color is seen on the lips, chin, and underparts. Bobcats in the desert regions of the southwest have the lightest-colored coats, while those in the northern, forested regions are darkest. Kittens are born well-furred and already have their spots. A few melanistic bobcats have been sighted and captured in Florida. They appear black, but may still exhibit a spot pattern.

The face appears wide due to ruffs of extended hair beneath the ears. Bobcat eyes are yellow with black pupils. The nose of the bobcat is pinkish-red, and it has a base color of gray or yellowish- or brownish-red on its face, sides, and back. The pupils are round, black circles and will widen during nocturnal activity to maximize light reception.  The cat has sharp hearing and vision, and a good sense of smell. It is an excellent climber, and swims when it needs to, but normally avoids water.  However, cases of bobcats swimming long distances across lakes have been recorded
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The bobcat is crepuscular. It keeps on the move from three hours before sunset until about midnight, and then again from before dawn until three hours after sunrise. Each night, it moves from 2 to 7 mi (3.2 to 11.3 km) along its habitual route.  This behavior may vary seasonally, as bobcats become more diurnal during fall and winter in response to the activity of their prey, which are more active during the day in colder weather.

Social structure and home range


Bobcat
Bobcat activities are confined to well-defined territories, which vary in size depending on the sex and the distribution of prey. The home range is marked with feces, urine scent, and by clawing prominent trees in the area. In its territory, the bobcat has numerous places of shelter, usually a main den, and several auxiliary shelters on the outer extent of its range, such as hollow logs, brush piles, thickets, or under rock ledges. Its den smells strongly of the bobcat
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The average bobcat lifespan is 7 years long and rarely exceeds 10 years. The oldest wild bobcat on record was 16 years old, and the oldest captive bobcat lived to be 32



Monday, May 29, 2017

Night Music ~ Imagine - Pentatonix

Molly and Todd on Monday

 Molly here,

B G said my pictures were not very exciting this week but "come on" it has been cold and rainy and we don't like rain so we have been napping and watching B G Blog and we wave not motivated much.  So there.



See, we watch him a lot.









and then we nap.



 But Sunday was beautiful.  B G went to the grocery store and then he sat out on the porch and I sat with him.  Todd came out and we all had a good time



No treats yet....but I know I think I will wait.  Maybe later he will give me something.










B G really loves this picture of my hair.  He gets all artsy (fartsy) sometimes.





One of our plants was in in bad shape because of the cold.  But we gave it some more water and I think it is perking up.  B G says he won't throw it away just yet.


Thanks for stopping to see us.   Woof!

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Night Music ~ 'Hallelujah'(Russian).The Voice Kids Russia 2016

Apiarians,


"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


"Death has nothing to do with going away.
The sun sets
The moon sets
But they are not gone. "
~ Rumi




We are each made for goodness, love and compassion. Our lives are transformed as much as the world is when we live with these truths. ~Desmond Tutu
  

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




As we grow in our consciousness, there will be more compassion and more love, and then the barriers between people, between religions, between nations will begin to fall. Yes, we have to beat down the separateness.
~Ram Dass


"It is only when we are aware of the earth and of the earth as poetry that we truly live."
- Henry Beston


Trust and start walking.
We are not alone in the dark,
Our path will unfold as we move.
~ P. Coelho


Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.
—John Ruskin


Friday, May 26, 2017

Night Music ~ Jon Batiste Performing Blackbird - 09 FEB 2016

Found For Friday


A couple of women were playing golf one sunny Saturday morning. The first of the twosome teed off and watched in horror as her ball headed directly toward a pair of men playing the next hole. Indeed, the ball hit one of the men, and he immediately clasped his hands together at his crotch, fell to the ground and proceeded to roll around in evident agony. The woman rushed down to the man and immediately began to apologize.

"Please allow me to help," she said. "I'm a physical therapist and I know I could relieve your pain if you'd allow."

"Er --", the man started to say. "No, I insist," she replied.

"But --" "I insist," she repeated, and despite his objections, she gently moved his hands to the side and loosened his pants. Then she put her hands inside and began to massage him. After a moment she asked him, "How does that feel?" To which he replied, "Well, it feels great, but my thumb still hurts like hell."


No matter how much you push the envelope, it will still be stationary.



Italy has lots of marblelous statues.


Many people take them for granite.



Two podiatrists became arch rivals.


Sir Cumference built King Arthur's round table and Sir Ramic Tile did the flooring.


I think I'm going to hire the same landscaper I used last year - he was really easy to get a lawn with.


In the year I worked at a mannequin factory

I only made half a dozen mannequins.


Still, I was the first in my family to make 6 figures.





The marine biology student took a math course called algae-bra.



A young nun who was tasked with doing the laundry noticed that the sisters' robes were becoming rather gray and faded after years of use. Rather than spend money on new fabric, the Mother Superior authorized the purchase of black dye to fix the robes. The young nun tried and tried to restore the garments to their original color, but it didn't work because, as everyone knows, old habits dye hard.




I used to work as a cheese monger, but I camembert it any longer!



We have a chair that needs to be reupholstered. Our state tax return came in, and I suggested we use the money to fix the chair.


Kim said it wouldn't be enough to cover it.



BREAKING NEWS: an unknown person was just killed with a starter's pistol. Officials think it may have been race related.