It was a rainy day the day before we left for a European river cruise called The Highlights of Germany. I was packed, ready, and gazing out the window when four boy turkeys sitting on the fence began spreading their wings in a show for a bevy of delicate females.
They evidently did not make much of an impression because the girls just walked on by.
Ah well! I could almost hear the guys sigh as they watched opportunity passing.
But then dinner called and they were happily distracted.
And that reminded me of a song called Standing on the Corner (watchin’ all the girls go by). I loved the Dean Martin rendition.
“Standing on the Corner is a popular song written by Frank Loesser and published in 1956. It was introduced by Shorty Long, Alan Gilbert, John Henson, and Roy Lazarus in the Broadway musical, The Most Happy Fella.
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When I was a little girl running hard and playing hard
We had a universal “shout out” signal.
We would scream,
It meant we needed to stop,
mostly to catch our breath.
Today I am calling for a TIME OUT again,
a retreat from blogging just for a while,
until I catch my breath.
Wait for me.
I shall return!
Photograph/illustration found on stilettosontheglassceiling
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Now is the time of year when our fascinating “hummers” start to overeat because Hummingbirds need to fuel up for a long grueling journey to Venezuela.
I heard that on the radio once – the thing about Venezuela being their ultimate destination.
And I tend to believe everything I hear.
This little traveller resting on top of my umbrella has doubts though.
He evidently doesn’t believe what he heard about directions to Venezuela.
He keeps landing and looking north and then looking south.
Meanwhile, six more of his family ignore him and are busy swooping and arguing in a deafening buzz.
They are making a big fuss with all that fighting, and wasting energy over who gets “first dibs”/dips at the feeder.
Ah, I know it will not be long now when they will all take off for Venezuela.
Bon Voyage my little friends! Fare thee well!
And please –
Listen to the radio next Spring and find your way back to Virginia!
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Ellie came to get him this morning – her sweet perfectly well behaved dog, Pichu.
I did not cry but if he had been here one more day I think I would have.
We were just getting to know each other well and made great strides this morning.
Frame #1: Pichu – “I know this is my bed, but I would rather be on yours!”
Frame #2: Pichu – “Is this really o.k.?”
I Have a Feeling I am Not Supposed to be Up Here!
But we gathered up his belongings,
the toys he ignored in favor of new donations,
his food and snacks,
and his bed he may or may not have slept in.
We do not know where Pichu decided to sleep but he never made a sound all night and left us to our own slumber undisturbed.
Like I said, Pichu is a perfectly well behaved dog. Ellie and her family deserve accolades.
He is also the softest dog ever and a great hugger.
Anyway, we loved having a golden visitor who made us laugh and almost cry for other lost canine loves.
And we mean it when we say, “Come again soon.”
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