Archive for the ‘Musings’ Category

Red and Green Christmas Tree LightsThe apartment across the way has a mini Christmas tree on their window sill. The lights twinkle day and night. Their balcony railing is decorated with lights, red, green and blue. It is very pretty. But very confusing.


You hear the beat of their wings before you see them. Darting back and forth from flower to flower, feeding on the sweet nectar. You hear them in the trees and bushes talking and scolding each other. Their voices are much too large for their little bodies. You can’t find them no matter how hard you look because they are so small they are concealed by the tiniest branches.

evergreen with lights

What are they doing here in December? They should have migrated south where they can find blooms and sunshine. How do they stay warm? People feed them all summer to attract them to their gardens and window sills. But now when it is cold and rainy and inconvenient the feeders come in, just when they could use the extra help.

What is a hummingbird to do?

I was looking out my window today and I saw one of the poor creatures hovering around my neighbor’s window. It thought the little holiday tree had something special to eat. When it had no luck there, it moved on to the balcony rail. It stopped at every red light, all down the row. It must have felt bamboozled not to find any nectar.

hovering hummingbird

If you are going to feed the birds make it an all year proposition. Don’t be a fair weather friend.

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Summer Remembered

Summer is over here. But the memories linger on. Flowers for a cloudy day.

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Just the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.
—Carl Sagan

We often laugh at new ideas just because they seem so far fetched. But some of them turn out to be really excellent ideas. Do you think about the possibility of greatness when presented with something new?

On the other hand, sometimes something is just funny. What is the funniest thing you have heard lately?

How about this one….

The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.

What does that mean to you?

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flying hour glass

Time flies when you are having fun. But when you aren’t it drags on forever. So have some fun.

candy machines

Life is sweet. Have a taste, it has no calories.

red rose

Take time to smell the roses, or the lilacs, or the crysanthemums…


Think great thoughts. They are free.

When life gets you down remember…this too shall pass.

snowman melting

What are your thoughts for the day?

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merry go round blurry
Does your life feel like a blur sometimes? Do you feel like you are on a merry-go-round? Is your life full of ups and downs?

What do you do about it? How do you chill out?

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Give some joy to a stranger today and see how it also brings joy to you.

Paul Simon surprises a member of the audience by inviting her on stage. And then shocks her by having her play the guitar and sing while he encourages her on. What joy it brings to both of them and to the band and audience too.

Will you bring joy to a stranger today? A simple smile could make their day.

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This is good advice for everyone. Joy and love to all.

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