Tuesday Chatter 17

 

196242-Birds-On-A-BranchAnd here we are at the end of February, which the 29th is Leap Year Day! It seems like any other day to me, unless you were born on Feb. 29th. So, for those born on the day that comes around every four years, when do you celebrate your birthday? Do you celebrate on Feb. 28th or March 1? Or do you just skip your birthday and not get any older? That would be me!! 😵  I am not so sure that will work – what do you think?

Did you watch the Oscars last night? I am hearing pros and cons on what was said, what was done, what they were wearing, who was with who, and who won. I don’t have much of an opinion because I seldom watch movies, but I like to see who was the best and worst dressed on the red carpet.  I read all about the hoopla the next day online – never a dull moment, and did you see Lady Gaga’s dress – beautiful! Does anyone have a favorite star that won an Oscar; or unfortunately didn’t win? Please let us have your comments as we would love to know.

Tomorrow is March 1, the 60th day of the year (61st in leap years). There are 305 days left in the year. Whew! I have a lot I want to accomplish in those 305 days so I better get busy. But for now, I am on break – 10 min on 50 min off is my standard, now that I am no longer a W2 taxpayer. 😖

Sipping coffee outside, with a sprinkle of pumpkin spice, I can hear the birds, singing in a capella.  Here is one of the several definitions of a capella – music that uses no instruments besides vocal ones. just voices harmonizing to create music. There are also differences of opinion in the spelling of the word. It is an interesting word and you may notice I like to use it in my poetry.

A Cappella, Acappella, Acapella, A Capella, Acapella or A Capela?

With spring ushering in nature’s sounds and aromatic scents, we can appreciate the melodic songs from birds. Perhaps, if there was any accompaniment, it would be the buzzing of bees and wind rustling in the trees. Oh, and we mustn’t forget the hummingbirds. They are so delicate and beautiful as they hover in mid-air.

Spring just puts me in an upswing and I love to get out and around and mingle. While I was visiting, I met seasonedsistah2 and what an inspiration she is. She is retired, however not a planned retirement. You know life’s hurdles can definitely be cumbersome, however, this delightful lady is meeting her challenges head on. Take some time to get to know her at  seasonedsistah2.com/2014/04/07/retired-and-loving-every-moment/.

While I am in the groove with my inspirational friends, and there are many, I am also going to feature my LinkedIn friend, Donna-Louisa Eversley. You may recall her blog, https://amanpan.com/2016/02/14/for-the-broken-heart-there-is-love/, which I reblogged on my site. Her writings are lovely and you will find yourself lingering over every word that she has beautifully crafted. Stop by and visit donnaluisawordslayer.

 Listen, can you hear

melodious sounds abound

Yes, my dear

vibrations from the ground

I discovered percussion

let there be no discussion

Bumble bees hide in trees

pitched beats in the leaves

Listen to their silence

their music kept at bay

they knew not to play

birds sing in a capella

-Eugenia

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I’m Eugenia and it’s time to put a wrap on this chat. So long from this week’s Tuesday Chatter and have a great week!

Cheers! 

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  18 comments for “Tuesday Chatter 17

  1. 03/01/2016 at 7:41 am

    Your description of the birds chattering reminded me of this weekend. My daughter had given a Wake-up Light to my husband for his birthday. Have you ever heard of it? It’s an alarm clock of sorts, that uses gradually stronger light and at the wake-up time, nature sounds to wake you up. So there we were Saturday, with the sound of birds from his alarm clock (the cuckoo was pretty!) and the sounds of real birds waking up outside our bedroom window. Very relaxing!

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    • 03/01/2016 at 1:55 pm

      I would love that! Much better than being jolted out of bed by an annoying alarm.

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  2. 03/01/2016 at 10:28 am

    What a beautiful bird! I am waking up to the dawn chorus now, there are a lot of blackbirds who frequent our garden, as well as goldfinches, tits, wrens, sparrows and a lovely tame pair of robins. We sat in the garden last summer watching them nesting and flying back and forth feeding their young. They nest in the ivy over the shed. The gardeners came last week to prune the apple tree and trim back all the ivy, I was on pins in case the robins were scared away, but they seemed to enjoy the whole procedure, flitting about watching all the goings on, and when hb was storing some of the branches in the wood store one of them came and sat on his back!
    I love films but couldn’t care less about the Oscars, I think it’s obscene how much money is spent on mutual back-slapping and I can’t stand all the compare and contrasting that goes on over what the women wore, the men are not subjected to such nitpicking over their appearance.
    We are addicted to The West Wing at the moment! I watched it when it was first on tv, but hb poopoos US dramas, however he has just decided to give it a go and bought the first 4 seasons on ebay for 99p each, of which (being a Yorkshireman) he is very proud! Now we watch 3 or 4 episodes a night, he is completely hooked! We started watching Madam Secretary too and it is interesting that all the issues are exactly the same 16 years later, nothing has been resolved between then and now.
    Forgive the rant, I had a head injury recently and I think I still have concussion! Raining here in the UK today but we have had a lovely sunny week prior to that so can’t complain. Happy Tuesday! 😊

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    • 03/01/2016 at 3:56 pm

      Hey, you can rant all you want. Have a great and sunny week. 🌞

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  3. 03/01/2016 at 11:25 am

    I love your poems Amanpan and this one is very cheerful. I hate to admit this, but I must have been the only human in the World who feel asleep in front of the TV trying to watch the Oscars. I have to search for it online and view again :/

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    • 03/01/2016 at 3:34 pm

      I wouldn’t have able to sit through it either, thus the reason I view bits and pieces of it on the internet.

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  4. 03/01/2016 at 12:19 pm

    Amanpan, you have a big beautiful heart.. Had my brew of coffee and a good read from you..”…. I discovered percussion…” the chatter from your blog, and poetry are sounds of life. Always makes me smile. Have a fantastic day everyone..live, live, live!

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  5. 03/01/2016 at 3:52 pm

    Thanks for the coffee! I love the birds and how you describe them. I hear them on my walks, so lovely. Another great Tuesday chatter xxx

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  6. 03/02/2016 at 2:43 am

    I don’t have tv service so didn’t see the Oscars and that’s fine with me. I do like movies, though. Sleeping with windows open and waking to bird chirps is wonderful. Won’t be long. Love the picture of the cat!
    http://patriciasplace.me/2016/03/01/thinking-while-walking

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    • 03/02/2016 at 2:46 pm

      Thank you. I am glad you enjoyed it.

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  7. 03/02/2016 at 3:18 am

    The bird is beautiful, the poetry moving, and your mention of other blogs a wonderful gesture.

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  8. 03/03/2016 at 12:54 am

    I liked Charlize Theron on her red dress and Cate Blanchett in her mint green gown. The fun jokes and how they handled the racial issue about not enough diversity in the Academy Awards was professional.
    The song Lady Gaga sang for those who were sexually abused brought tears and goosebumps to me. I worked at a battered women’s shelter for 2 years as a child advocate. Sadly, there were several children who I had to call social services for reporting abuse.

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    • 03/03/2016 at 1:07 am

      I saw a lot of what I call “Hollywood glam” on the red carpet and loved every minute of it. The entire production was done well. Wow, working as a child advocate had to be difficult. You must be a strong person.

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