Monday, September 28, 2020

Full Nest (Awww Monday), Inspiring Quote of the Week, and Duds (Poetry Monday)


Awww Monday is hosted by Sandee at Comedy Plus.

Join us every Monday for Awww...Mondays.  Post a picture that makes you say Awww... and that's it.

Make sure you get the code from Sandee's site, linked above, and leave a link to your post so we can visit you.  What better way to start the week than with a smile!

These babies are almost grown now, and the nest is getting very crowded, but you've got to admit mama chose a great place.  Whenever mama is not there with them, the two little ones stay very still.


Sparks, the brainchild of Annie of McGuffy's Reader, is on hiatus, so here's an Inspiring Quote of the Week in her honor.


Poetry Monday was started by Diane at On The Alberta/Montana Border.  Jenny at Procrastinating Donkey is taking a blog break due to her husband's health concerns, but she might or might not choose to hop in sometimes..   Charlotte/Mother Owl almost always participates, too.  This week the theme is Clothes.                 


Clothes are what we wear
So our backsides won't be bare.
Once you are over the age of two,
Running around that way just will not do.
As i'm  not into fashion,
For that i've never had a passion,
Jeans are my standard uniform,
And a t-shirt is my norm.
It's easy, i don't have to think,
Ready for work quick as a wink,
Tough and sturdy, it's the way
To get me through my rough work day.

Not sure yet about the theme for next week, perhaps one time we could use art as our subject, but i will update when it is decided. 


Today is:

Canterbury South Provincial Anniversary Day -- Canterbury South, New Zealand

Czech Statehood Day -- Czech Republic

Dominion Day -- New Zealand (Obs.)

Drink Beer Day

Family Day - A Day to Eat Dinner with Your Children(TM) -- US (sponsored by The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University, encouraging everyone to have a meal with the family, because all the studies show it's good for you!)   

Feast of Hapi and Creation of the Nile -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Fish Tank Floor Show Night -- the Wellcat Holidays people say that your fish keep you entertained all year long, so turn about is fair play, entertain your fish tonight!

Frances Willard Day -- Minnesota

International Right to Know Day -- FOI Advocates Network, promoting the right of access to information for all people and the benefits of open, transparent, and accountable governments 

Menkhet Festival -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Michaelmas Eve -- Celtic celebration, bake your bannock bread tonight for eating on St. Michael and All Angel's Day tomorrow; tonight, build a bonfire and dine on roast lamb, and make sure the menfolk protect the horses, for anyone is allowed to "borrow" one for the celebration tomorrow

National Day of Awareness and Unity against Child Pornography -- Philippines

National Good Neighbor Day -- US (begun when Mrs. Becky Mattson from Lakeside, Montana, began campaigning for this National Day in the 1970's; go greet the neighbors, wearing a mask, of course, and be a good neighbor yourself!)

National Strawberry Cream Pie Day

Queen's Birthday Holiday -- WA, Australia

Read a Child a Book You Like Day -- someone started this to get us to remember the books we loved as kids, and share them with children now

Runic Half Month Gyfu begins (gift)

St. Wenceslaus' Day (Patron of brewers; Bohemia; Czech Republic; Moravia; Prague, Czech Republic)

Tales of Kelp-Koli's Second Visit -- Fairy Calendar (through the 30th)

Teacher's Day -- Taiwan (on the traditional Western date of Confucius' birthday, of course)

Yom Kippur -- Judaism (began sundown yesterday, ends sundown today)

Birthdays Today:

Frankie Jonas, 2000
Hilary Duff, 1987
Gwyneth Paltrow, 1973
Naomi Watts, 1968
Mira Sorvino, 1967
Janeane Garofalo, 1964
Suzanne Whang, 1962
Steve Largent, 1954
Jeffrey Jones, 1947
Ben E. King, 1938
Koko Taylor, 1935
Brigitte Bardot, 1934
Arnold Stang, 1925
Marcello Mastroianni, 1924
William Windom, 1923
Al Capp, 1909
Max Schmeling, 1905
Ed Sullivan, 1901
Kate Douglas Wiggin, 1856
Frances Willard, 1839
Confucius, BC551

Debuting/Premiering Today:

Ed Wood(Film), 1994
"Cosmos: A Personal Voyage"(Documentary series), 1980
"I Heard It Through the Grapevine"(Single release, Gladys Knight), 1967
"Tennessee Tuxedo and His Tales"(TV), 1963
"Dr. Kildare"(TV), 1961
"Hazel"(TV), 1961
"Purlie Victorious"(Play), 1961
Radio Times(Magazine, first issue), 1923

Today in History:

Pompey the Great, member of the Triumvirate, is assassinated by order of King Ptolemy of Egypt upon landing in that country, BC48
King/Saint Wenceslas murdered by his brother, 935
William the Conqueror invades England, 1066
Sinking of the Spanish fleet during a hurricane off the coast of Florida, 1528
Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo becomes the first European to reach San Diego Bay, 1542
Publication of "Pilgrim's Progress", 1678
Divorce is legalized in Maryland, 1701
American and French forces begin the siege of Yorktown, 1781
Napoleon Bonaparte, age 16, graduates from the Military Academy of Paris -- 42nd in a class of 51, 1785
Donati's comet becomes the first to be photographed, 1858
Toronto becomes the capital of Ontario, 1867
Sir Alexander Fleming notices a bacteria-killing mould growing in his laboratory, discovering what later became known as penicillin, 1928
Indonesia joins the United Nations, 1950
Mali and Senegal join the United Nations, 1960
SpaceX launches the first ever private spacecraft, the Falcon 1 into orbit, 2008
Research teams from Exeter and Cambridge Universities announce in the journal Nature Genetics their discovery of the DNA controllers that determine at what age women go into menopause, 2015


  1. Definitely an awwww moment.
    Practical and comfortable clothing for me too. With NO special washing requirements.

  2. Nice poem, well written - and I agree. T-shirt and jeans, or T-shirt and a skirt is my 'uniform' of choice as well.

  3. I love being clothed, can't imagine I ever ran around naked even as young as two. but I'm no fashion plate either, jeans or shorts and t-shirts are my thing.

  4. Wonderful photo of nest and birds.

    God bless.

  5. They deserve a big awww! I liked the quote too :-)

    Have a tweettastic safe Monday 😷😷😷

  6. These two little ones seem to be very well taken care of.
    We will have to think of something to do for Fish Tank Floor Show Night, because Problem fish really work tirelessly to make our living room a better place.
    Have a good start Info this week!

  7. Great poem about Duds. Birds are amazing, and it is nice to see those babies are safe and well behaved too it seems.

  8. Mimi,

    How cool to capture young birds still in their nest but isn't it a bit late in the year for babies to be born? Great poem but what a revelation it's a crime to go without your clothes after the age of 2. lol For most of us that's a good thing, right? :D I love your Sparks! Have a sparkletastic day, my friend!

  9. according to your Sparks quote that i guess my first post this morning on Facebook is whining.

  10. Awww, that bird family did a great job building a nest in a very good place. So cute.

    Love your Spark. There sure is a lot of whining going on.

    Duds is right and we dress alike. I go for comfort, not fashion.

    Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Awww Monday and week. Big hug. ♥

  11. Perfect poem, Mimi! I’m the same. Utilitarian and comfortable. Fashion takes a distant third! ;)
    And ‘pictures’ was what I chose for today, so we’re nearing your category of ‘art’. How about we broaden it to ART!
    And I’m tearfully grateful for any other suggestions you may have as to topics! :)

  12. Cute little birdies and a cute little duds poem too!

  13. I love that spark! My standard fashion is jeans and a tshirt as well!

  14. Good poem, and I agree about jeans and tops being best for most practical work. I see myself signing up for Good Neighbour Day and Drink Beer Day!

  15. Love the birdies nest and Teddy's quote is PURRFECT!

  16. That does look like a good spot for a nest. Great spark and poem.

  17. Awwwww! The pics remind me of the birds that nested and raised the young just outside the rear door of the shop I had in Noosa Heads back in the 80s. I loved watching the daily progress of the chicks. :)

  18. Oh the birds work so hard to keep their little ones safe. I love the poem. Casual and clean and washable clothing is always my go to. National Strawberry Pie Day. I missed it! Lots of folks have been posting National Daughter and Son Days! I missed those too. I like your Sparks too. I hope your week is wonderful . I sure appreciate all you do here. HUGS and LOVE

  19. Sweet bird nest photos and great poem about clothing ~ Yep, jeans are perfect ~ Great spark!

    Live each moment with love,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)