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I took a ton of photos (as shown in the first 3) but managed to get two awww- and awe-worthy creatures, at least i think they are.
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. Charlotte/Mother Owl participates, and now 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 Birthdays.
Birthdays for the young are fun,
but soon you're on the brink
of realizing they're not "all that,"
they get a bit old, don't you think?
As many birthdays as I've had,
years of cookin' and cleanin' and washin,'
when the doc tells me I'm old and out of shape
I say, "My only exercise now is caution!"
Don't be sad because you're older
and the cake needs a bigger dish,
after all with more candles
you get a bigger wish!
If you want to be a really good friend
said the very wise sage,
you will remember your friend's birthday
but never remember their age.
Batik Day -- Indonesia (UNESCO designated Indonesian batik as a Masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Heritage)
Buttering-Up Quarter Finals -- Fairy Calendar (I have no idea what this means, but anything to do with butter sounds good.)
Child Health Day -- US (as established by President Calvin Coolidge in 1928)
Country Inn, Bed-and-Breakfast Day
Day of Appearance of the Primordial/Eight Great Netjers -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)
Gandhi Jayanti -- India (Mahatma Gandhi's birth anniversary)
Go for a Stroll After Dinner Night -- because it's healthy
Guardian Angels Day -- recognize and thank your own Guardian Angel
Feast of Guardian Angels -- Spain (patrons of the police force)
Independence Day -- Guinea(1958)
International Day of Non-Violence -- UN, in honor of Gandhi's birth anniversary
King's Birthday -- QLD, Australia
Labour Day -- ACT, NSW, & SA, Australia
Mehregan -- Iran (pre-Muslim Zoroastrian festival of Persia to honor Mehr, which means friendship, affection, and love; also called Persian Festival of Autumn)
Name Your Car Day (and i hope you don't have to name it "Old Unreliable")
National Custodial Workers Day -- US
National Fried Scallops Day
Old Man's Day -- Braughing, Herts, England (in honor of a 16th-Century man's escape from premature interment; he left money for a street sweeping and celebration on this day which is still observed)
Pageantry in Oslo -- Oslo, Norway (Storting [Parliament] convenes to decide the date for its ceremonial opening, which is usually the following weekday, when the King opens the session in the presence of the Corps Diplomatique, preceded and followed by a military procession between the Royal Palace and the Storting.)
Peat-Cutting Day -- Falkland Islands (Spring Holiday)
Phileas Fogg's Wager Day -- he made his famous wager, according to Jules Verne, this day in 1872
St. Leger's Day (a/k/a Leodegar; Patron of blind people, millers; against blindness and sore eyes)
Territory Day -- Christmas Island
Thanksgiving Day -- Saint Lucia
World Architecture Day -- International Union of Architects (this year's theme: Architecture for Resilient Communities)
World Farm Animals Day
World Habitat Day -- UN (Habitat for Humanity)
Redwood National Park is established in CA, US, 1968
Paul Teutul, Jr., 1974
Kelly Ripa, 1970
Lorraine Bracco, 1955
Annie Leibovitz, 1949
Donna Karan, 1948
Don McLean, 1945
Rex Reed, 1938
Moses Gunn, 1929
George "Spanky" McFarland, 1928
"Sheriff John" Rovick, 1919
Alex Raymond, 1909
Graham Greene, 1904
Bud Abbot, 1895
Ruth Cheney Streeter, 1895
Groucho Marx, 1890
Cordell Hull, 1871
Mahatma Gandhi, 1869
King Richard III of England, 1452
"Moon Over Buffalo"(Play), 1995
"Ben Casey"(TV), 1961
"The Twilight Zone"(TV), 1959
"Alfred Hitchcock Presents"(TV), 1955
"The George Gobel Show"(tv), 1954
"The Jimmy Durante Show"(TV), 1954
"Comedy in Music"(Victor Borge one man musical), 1953
Peanuts(Comic strip by Charles Schultz), 1950
"Ah, Wilderness"(Play), 1933
Volkskrant(Dutch newspaper, first edition), 1919
Today in History:
Saladin takes Jerusalem from the Crusaders, 1187
Jacques Cartier discovers Mount Royal (Montreal), 1535
Kazan is conquered by Ivan the Terrible, 1552
Jan Lippershey completes a prototype of the modern reflecting telescope, 1608
George Washington transmits the Bill of Rights to the States for ratification, 1789
The Texas Revolution begins with the Battle of Gonzales against Mexican troops attempting to disarm the people of Gonzales, Texas, and meeting with stiff resistance, 1835
J Osterhoudt patents the tin can with key opener, 1866
John Logie Baird performs the first test of a working television system, 1925
The "Prelature of the Holy Cross and the Work of God", commonly known as Opus Dei, is founded by Saint Josemaría Escrivá, 1928
Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz is first published, 1950
The anthology series The Twilight Zone premieres on CBS television, 1959
Thurgood Marshall is sworn in as the first African-American justice of United States Supreme Court, 1967
NATO backs US military strikes following 9/11, 2001
American Samoa joins the North American Numbering Plan, 2004
NFL plays first regular season game outside United States when the Arizona Cardinals defeat the San Francisco 49ers 31-14 in Mexico City, Mexico, 2005
The parliamentary election in Georgia is determined by the OSCE to be "fair and free", 2012
Veteran broadcaster Vin Scully calls his final LA Dodgers game (7-1 loss in SF) after a record 67 MLB seasons, 2016
US scientists Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael Young are awarded the Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine for Work on the body clock, 2017
A massive oil slick from a pipeline is discovered off California's Orange County coast covering 13 square miles, 2021