Friday, April 30, 2010
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Wednesday, April 28, 2010
As I thought about the question, I realized there are a number of areas I need and want to invest in. Most require just time and effort.
I would like to invest my time and greater effort in:
*My health. There are many simple things I can do to ensure I stay mobile and healthy as I age. (For example - walk every day, meditate, stretch, drink more water, laugh.)
*My relationships - with family, friends, colleagues. I need to make time to be with them, to talk with them, to share with them.
*My art. It is this area that I need to invest the most effort and time (and money) if it is to carry me through retirement. I need to practice, to take some more courses, to study and learn new techniques. I want to enjoy and continue creating on a daily basis.
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Tuesday, April 27, 2010
- The robin egg is about the size of a quarter
- Females lay 2 to 4 eggs
- A female robin builds a nest out of grass and small twigs held together with mud
- Robins build nests in trees, bushes, hedges, or on houses
- The bowl-shaped nest is about 6 inches across
- The inside of the nest is about 4 inches in diameter which is big enough to hold a softball
- The nest is built 5 ft to 25 ft above the ground
- The nest is usually protected from rain and predators
- Once the eggs are laid, it takes 11 to 14 days to hatch
- The adult female sits on the nest to incubate the eggs
- The eggs hatch within a day or two of each other
- Nestlings are pink with little tufts of feathers after they hatch (see photo)
- Nestlings eyes are closed when they hatch and they have blue bulges where their eye will develop
- The eyes of nestlings open when they are about five days old
- Nestlings have really long necks and short featherless wings
- Nestlings take about two weeks to develop feathers before
leaving the nest
- Once they leave the nest, young robins are called fledglings
Monday, April 26, 2010
Saturday, April 24, 2010
So, for Sunday Citar this week, I'd like to share photos, quotes and a poem about robins/nests and eggs.
(The strange nest)
(Mom back on the nest)
(The 3 eggs)
In the broken nest there are no whole eggs. ~ Chinese Proverb
Birds all the summer day
Robert Louis Stevenson
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Friday, April 23, 2010
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
That question needed time to percolate. Usually the answer comes right away. I find that as I age I become less daring, choosing safer and less active pursuits.
So, I would like to dare to be more active, more physical, and challenge myself more - to not always take the safe route. There are still a lot of firsts out there to accomplish!
As Jamie says:
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Monday, April 19, 2010
Sunday, April 18, 2010
as well as Foreign Text,
Saturday, April 17, 2010
"The real voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes."
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(Yes, we did attend a bull fight and I did not last long! I was ready to boo the matadors but luckily my hubby restrained me!)
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Tracey of Hey Harriet! does such a wonderful job creating mosaics of many of the shadows for the week! Thanks Tracey!