Ground Hog Day

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Sun is out but did he see his shadow? What a tradition or superstition from the Dutch.  If ground hog sees its shadow, we have 6 more weeks of winter. Ugh! Its been reported he has and we are in for the 6 weeks to endure. 

Superstitions???? Do you believe in them? Please share. Black Cat? Finding a penny? Walking under ladders? penguin

Examples of Superstitions

 

 

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Cold, Cold, Cold Go Away!

Times they are changing.
It brings us to realize we must rearrange
Socialization to hibernation.
Depending upon location.

Not just humans but ecology.
Mosquito, birds, bears, trees and plants
Affecting the ecology cycle
Keeping enthusiast from their motorcycles.

Onward and upward
Spewing cold cuss words
Until we see the spring and lake waves
Saying, its okay to come out of our home-made caves.

Conowingo Bald Eagles

These beautiful birds are located in Maryland. The following pics were taken by Bill_de at Ugly Hedge Hog http://www.uglyhedgehog.com/t-499441-1.html who has given me permission to post his marvelous pictures. Personally, I thought Wisconsin was the only state to have the market of the bald eagle. How naive I can be! Also many line up on the Susquehanna River for this annual shooting event. 

Many photographers trying their hands at getting the catch of a great pic. Not with a pole neither.

Your Riskiest Adventure

While driving along the other day I was viewing some beautiful trees along the side of the road. While reflecting, I couldn’t help but think of the days of “tree climbing”.
Risky? Yes to me back then and believe me, at the time I thought the tree was a Giant Sequoia tree! Surely I made my way to the top in search of a branch here and a branch there. Strong ones I always hoped. Once I got to the top, I enjoyed the view and then it occurred to me, I must get down! Gulp. That was the risky part and then once near the bottom of this tree, I needed to jump to ground zero. Thankfully, no grizzly at ground zero. No cell phones back then and no GPS’s. Plus, I wasn’t suppose to be climbing trees! So they said. 

Have any of you had risky adventures while growing up? Did you tell the folks? What was the scariest adventure you experience? 

A New Day in September!

How does that saying go? Today is the first day of the rest of my life? How many of us awake and are thankful for just awaking?

This morning that happened to me. I realized the summer is nearly finished and we will be heading into a new season.

The internal clock awakes stretching and yawning
To a new morn.
What will the day bring?
Crisis? Joy? A new birth?

Let us go forth on Mother Earth
Walk gently and graciously
Over late summer grasses
As the leaves prepare to sleep and undress the trees

indexSeptember it is!
Welcome with open arms
Embrace the day
Be the director in your own Broadway play! penguin