Tuesday Chatter 24

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Welcome to, Tuesday Chatter, a place where there’s never a dull moment! You can brew what you spew and spew what you brew! A friendly place for thought-provoking chatter and a meeting of minds. We can laugh together and cry together; learn from each other and share with one another. I love the world of blogging, don’t you? You must or you wouldn’t be here. Please share your reasons for blogging as I would love to see them.

Here is a perfect example of a reason to enjoy blogging – “a little lunch, a little wine, a LOT of talking”. Diane loves to read, loves to write and loves to talk. She shares everything worthwhile and I guarantee her blog will make you smile. Pop in and visit Diane at ladieswholunchreviews.

Hey, wait! I have more reasons to enjoy blogging. If you are pondering a summer vacation, Maggie’s blog will be a great asset in helping you decide on your destination.  Impressive photos and descriptions about amazing places are graciously shared by Maggie in her very informative blog – travelmagnolia  Be sure to stop by and visit.

Before I introduce my next featured blogger, I have something to share. My husband and I were sitting on the porch, with a cup of coffee, and we saw two doves had taken an interest in our hanging plants. They would flit from plant to plant while making their cute little cooing sounds. Then they flew away and returned several times.

My husband said they could be looking for a place to build a nest. Well, lo and behold, he was right. The hanging plant at the end of our porch became the site for their nest. What a fun week it has been watching the activity and we have kept our distance so as not to scare our feathered friends. The top of his or her head is always in view, which is reassuring to us one of them is in the nest.

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I did some research on nesting doves and found “The female lays 2 white eggs in the nest, but then both she and her partner take turns incubating the eggs for 14 days. The fledgling Mourning Doves leave the nest in about 15 days after hatching.” I thought this to be very interesting and had no idea the male shared in incubating the eggs.

Also per my source, “The nest is usually poorly constructed, although both sexes of the Mourning Dove are involved in making it – the male gathers the twigs, grass and pine needles and takes it to the female who stays on the nest while she is building it. These nests can be found in trees or even in hanging plants”, which explains why they chose our hanging plant. I will keep you abreast of what happens with our doves and if you have anything you would like to share, please do.

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And, my next blogger is exceptional. “I’m just a WYSIWYG kind of guy…who wears his heart on his sleeve.” and in his words “The blog may evolve over time..different themes, added or deleted pages and categories …I will do my best to entertain you or make you angry enough to make a comment/reply, so stick around, you never know what’s going to happen in the ‘Steel City’……”. Stop by and chat with steelcityman.

Moving in another direction, I liked this quote so well that I must share it with you.  Of course, I over analyzed it as I can do sometimes; a leftover tidbit from my underwriter days. But, doesn’t this quote strike a chord with you? I believe there is a lot of truth to it and would love to know your views on the quote.

   “People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in; their true beauty is revealed only if there light is from within.”― Elizabeth Kubler Ross

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Before I wrap this up, did you know April is Poetry Month? I love these bits and pieces of information and I find it fun to learn about their origin. Here is the excerpt from my source “Poetry Month began in 1996 and was started by the Academy of American Poets. It now has the support of many other organizations including the government, art societies, poets and educational leaders….”

Please stop in and visit my new blog ThusNSuch, dedicated to poetry and quotes ThusNSuch

This is Tuesday Chatter, a weekly event where you can leave the link to your blog, giving others a chance to appreciate your talents. Here’s the link for the how-tos. Tuesday Chatter

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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17 replies

  1. Thanking you so much for your lovely mention today! And I love your story and pictures of the doves, just lovely!

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  2. We have a blue bird house about ten feet from our back door. A pair raises three or four clutches there every summer. It’s so nice to share our days with them.

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  3. I love Diane she is wonderful and I will pop over to the other blogs! Wow the doves are so lovely and what a treat for you! another wonderful Tuesday Chatter!

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  4. How wonderful! We have a pair of robins nesting in the ivy growing over our shed, last year we spent hours sitting watching them both flying back and forth. They are so tame and hop about inches away from us collecting ants etc. One even sat on my husband’s back as he lent over stacking logs recently! We feel very privileged.

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  5. Such a great post (and not just because you included me)! I love your commentary and attitude! Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Thank you so much for the mention in Tuesday Chatter 24…gave me quite a buzz to appear in your ‘space’…I’ve been a little quiet lately, thinking of ways to ‘evolve’ the blog, but your inclusion of my name in a class blog like yours has re inspired me to put fingers on keys again…all the best from me and The ‘Steel City’ (Sheffield) xxx

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