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.
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Mr. Cal and his puppy friends have taken to meeting up like this almost regularly!
Sparks is the brainchild of Annie of McGuffy's Reader, who wanted us to post something positive and uplifting at the start of the week. While she no longer blogs, i like to post an Inspiring Quote of the Week in her honor.
Poetry Monday was started by Diane at On The Alberta/Montana Border. Karen at Baking in a Tornado is jumping in at least once a month, too. Anyone else is welcome to join in the fun, just let Diane know!
This week the theme is Butterflies.
Who thought it would be a good idea
to name it a butterfly?
Could it be it was a play on the name
it first had, the flutter-by?
It sounds a silly question,
but I'm curious, you see,
if the pretty wings make it a butterfly,
the curiosity makes me, me!
I wanted to take a picture
of the butterfly in the yard,
but like it's name it was fluttery
and to focus was very hard.
I got my camera ready
and stood by a bush in flower,
and laughing said a rhyme
that I thought would have no power.
Butterfly, so wild and free,
won't you stop and pose for me?
After I said the silly rhyme,
much to my surprise,
the butterfly landed on that bush
and right before my eyes!
I took some pretty pictures
as it seemed to pose, and then
the butterfly took of and
was headed sky-ward again!
(True story, i said that rhyme, the butterfly plopped in front of me, and i snapped photos, then it left!)
Africa Scout Day -- Africa (celebration of all Boy Scouts and Girl Guides in Africa)
Anniversary of the Election of Pope Francis
Adelaide Cup Day -- SA
Labour Day -- VIC
Canberra Day -- ACT
Eight Hours Day -- Tas (a/k/a Labour Day)
Brain Awareness Week begins-- the global campaign to increase public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research
Commonwealth Day -- Commonwealth of Nations (the 54 Countries which today celebrate their ties to one another; Her Majesty the Queen will issue a special message to all Commonwealth Nations citizens through their respective Presidents and Prime Ministers)
Ear Muff Day -- invented by Chester Greenwood in 1873, when he was only 15; if you need them today, keep a good thought for Chester
Good Samaritan Involvement Day -- emphasizing the importance of unselfish aid to others
Kasuga Matsuri -- Kasuga Grand Shrine, Nara, Japan (Monkey Festival)
K-9 Veterans Day -- US (on the day in 1942 the US Army K-9 Corps was established)
National Coconut Tort Day
National Jewel Day -- for no other reason than that someone who liked jewels wanted a holiday for them
National Open An Umbrella Indoors Day -- an experiment in whether or not bad luck ensues
St. Ansovinus of Camerino (Patron protector of crops)
Sticking Very Close Together for Fairies of the Fourth and Fifth Flights -- Fairy Calendar
Taranaki Provincial Anniversary Day -- Taranaki, New Zealand
Uranus Day -- the planet was discovered this day in 1781
Workplace Napping Day -- on this, the Monday after DST begins, show your boss the studies that highlight the benefit of power naps
some sites call it National Napping Day; either way, lie down and be counted!
Emile Hirsch, 1985
Rachael Bella, 1984
Will Clark, 1964
Adam Clayton, 1960
Glenne Headly, 1957
Dana Delany, 1956
Deborah Raffin, 1953
William H. Macy, 1950
Neil Sedaka, 1939
Helen "Callaghan" Candaele Saint Aubin, 1929
William Casey, 1913
L. Ron Hubbard. 1911
Sammy Kaye, 1910
Walter Annenberg, 1908
Percival Lowell, 1855
Lorenzo Delmonico, 1813
Joseph Priestly, 1733
"The Larry King Show"(TV), 1983
"Same Time, Next Year"(Play), 1975
"Three Musketeers"(Musical), 1928
"The Pink Lady"(Musical), 1911
"Marie Magdalena"(Opera), 1846
Today in History:
Twelfth recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet, 607
Spanish explorer Cortez lands in Mexico, 1519
The Spanish fleet occupies Djerba, at Tripoli, 1560
Cambridge College is renamed Harvard for clergyman John Harvard, 1639
Jews are denied the right to build a synagogue in New Amsterdam, 1656
Massachusetts gains title to Maine for $6,000, 1677
The twenty-seventh recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet, 1759
William Herschel discovers Uranus, 1781
The Uncle Sam cartoon figure makes its debut in the NY Lantern weekly, 1852
The US Senate begins Pres Andrew Johnson's impeachment trial, 1868
Oxford defeats Cambridge in their first golf match, 1878
The Siege of Khartoum, Sudan begins, Madhist Sudanese against the Egyptian, British, and loyalist Sudanese forces, 1884
In France the length of the workday for women and children is limited to 11 hours by law, 1900
Mongolia (formerly Outer Mongolia) declares independence from China, 1921
A law is passed in the US state of Tennessee prohibiting the teaching of evolution, 1925
Clyde Tombaugh announces the discovery of Pluto at Lowell Observatory, 1930
Rotaract begins as a youth program of Rotary International, 1968
Apollo 9 returns safely to Earth after testing the Lunar Module, 1969
The Seikan Tunnel, the longest undersea tunnel in the world, opens between Aomori and Hakodate, Japan, 1988
India's Missionaries of Charity chooses Sister Nirmala to succeed Mother Teresa as its leader, 1997
Gold prices on the New York Mercantile Exchange hit $1,000 per ounce for the first time, 2008
A Harvard Medical School study claims that red meat increases the risk of death and has additional negative health implications, 2012
In Greenland, the Siumut party wins the parliamentary election, setting up Aleqa Hammond to become the country's first female Prime Minister, 2013
Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio is elected the new pope, taking the papal name Pope Francis, 2013
Scientists announce they have concluded that a large ocean exists beneath the icy surface of Ganymede, the largest moon of Jupiter; the discovery was made by using the Hubble Space Telescope to observe aurora movements at the moon's poles, 2014
The home of civil rights activists Medgar and Myrlie Evers is established as a national monument in Jackson, Mississippi, by a land bill signed President Trump, 2019
Covic19 is declared a national emergency in the US, 2020