Thursday, April 2, 2020

SOLITUDE


Today when I woke up, I wouldn't say I was depressed, but there was a air of melancholy. I was up early too, at day break. So I made a batch of tea biscuits and then enjoyed my coffee. It's so quite here. I guess this will be the new normal for a while. Some of the suspects were here, the bold Bouvier came right up the side of the bricks to get his morning peanuts.

 Next thing you know, he'll want to sleep in the bed at night. Buster worries, he's not giving up his spot.

A Tippi Hendren moment starting...

Luckily it turned into a sunny day. Nothing but quiet and music. The new normal. 
Wonder what this day will bring?

46 comments:

  1. Oh, this is beautiful! I love the quiet and the music! We've got roosting wild turkeys in a tree around here. Gobble, gobble, gobble every evening and early morning! It's not the same as melodic chirping, but even birds have to make their own kind of music, sing their own special song. I love your menagerie.

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    1. if maddie's peacock shows up she'll try to capture it. she has them near her. those things scare the hell out of me. there is wild turkeys at the casa in the fall, I got chased by one once. the mistress just laughed, and had a gin.

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    2. I'm with you about the peacocks, Anitia! Their shrieks alone are enough to wake the dead! I think that they're just a little peeved at their name. Peacock? Really? getting chased by any kind of cock is no laughing matter! I should know.

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    3. Yesterday sounded like a bird abortorium in the morning. Never heard so many birds Deedles. And yes...Anita is right, I love peacocks....such beauty.

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  2. ...yes, it indeed so quiet these days...beautiful series of images...brightened my day!!! ...glad to hear the sun came out and brightened yours!!!

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  3. "A Tippi Hendren moment," LOL! Yes, it's easy to feel a little down these days. Quite understandable under the circumstances.

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  4. Yep, I'm having one of those days too. The birds are lovely.
    Sxx

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    1. My nature walk perked me up a little today. Hope your day went better too.

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  5. I love birds. The bird bath is one of the best additions to the backyard that I've done. Love your scenery.

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  6. I took a walk, enjoy the spring day. I asked a cousin how he liked retirement, his answer was "it is okay, but there is never a day off." This kind of feels like that.

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  7. Those are some wonderful shots, girl. You really know how to take pics, alright! :)

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  8. I think melancholy is the prefect word for these times. But these picture are nice to see. Could any more birds fit on that sill! I love the short vid too.

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  9. "the side of the bricks to get his morning penis." I thought the boys did. i have obviously read that wrong.

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  10. It is quiet here too. All I hear in the morning now is birds. Kinda nice isn't it? It is different not knowing what will be coming next. Today was my first day at home. We are not out of work till??????

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    1. Were you laid off or furloughed? We got furloughed today too. I got a date of May 30th...but who knows.

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  11. I loved the YouTube video..... Y'all need a touch of Spring... some green leaves up there in the North Land

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    1. Thank you Tommy. The greening is going on more each day. I am awaiting the tulips and hyacinths now. I love the smell of hyacinths...can't wait to clip a few to bring in.

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  12. I like the quiet, actually, but when I choose it, and not when it's kind of forced on me.
    And you're right about this being the new normal.

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    1. The plus to this is the quiet, and no traffic anywhere and the environment is improving.

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  13. I too have been depressed; the gray rainy cold weather has not helped my mood.

    I went into the office today (it's my turn); I got a shitload of work done in 5 hours. no interruptions by phone or 6 other co-workers. only 1 of us is allowed to be in the office each day. I miss my job.

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    1. I found out now we aren't going back till May 30th now!!!!!!! A bummer and my favorite cousin has caught the Covid 19. She is young 31...so we are hoping she will pull through. Today was not a good day.

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    2. OH FUCK! that's horrible! I do hope your cousin pulls through this. love you, gurl!

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  14. Omg love the birds!
    Tove inspired me to have a bird feeder, btw. I’ll probably post about it sometime during the summer.
    As for being a little down, it’s totally acceptable. It’s a huge change, especially for those who work with and interact with people and are very social. Yep. It’s the new normal.
    Stay strong, bae.

    XoXo

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    1. I would look forward to that post!!!!! When I was up at my mothers around the 12th of March...I set up three feeders for her. She said she has tons of birds already.

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  15. Our county owns its own climbing parks
    so DH and Abby climb those.
    Loves the birdies.
    You stay safe. xoxo :-)

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  16. Touching post. Would it help your spirit if I sent a nude picture to you?

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    1. At least an assortment would really light up my day!

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  17. Very nice pictures! I actually find that iridescent bird stunning? Is that a black bird? You sure weren't kidding when you said your window sill gets a lot of birds. Oh my goodness. The video too was very calming. Beautiful out today, but cold.

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    1. I believe that is a Common grackle Agnes. Black birds, crows and raven doesn't have the iridescence to them. And raven's are huge..I have posted pictures of Nocturne.

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  18. The Tippi moment was great! one of Hitch's best movies. Shame Suzanne had to become bird food, though. Cheer up! Things will get better.

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    1. I know as john would say...chin up tits out!

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  19. Is that classical music I hear in the video? Goes nice with the scenery and bird chirps. It's amazing how quiet it is downtown. Still can't get over it.

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    1. I did indeed...WRTI! I sometimes have on WRDV all old, old classics and vintage songs. And the other is a Jersey station Wdvr.

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  20. Bouvier looks so cute perched on the branch. He doesn't seem to go to far.

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  21. I hear ya. Very nice pictures thought. I know the birds make you happy.

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  22. This is a tough time. Especially for those who are alone. I’m glad you’ve found someone to occasionally break bread with. And being tuned into nature can really lift your spirits.

    The Civic Orchestra in Chicago, which is celebrating their 100th anniversary, posted a virtual concert on YouTube in lieu of their planned concert. It turned out pretty well. Check it out if your so inclined: https://youtu.be/HgPrJGl-gQU

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    1. I will have to check that out. Cello Josh above plays cello with the Philly Orchestra here. All these musicians are really hurting now. I will find that clip...maybe my breakfast music tomorrow morning.

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  23. Very nice pictures. It's very quiet here. So quiet that I can hear all of the birds outside my window. It's also creepy when I hear an ambulance down the street.

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  24. Sorry you are feeling melancholy. It's a common feeling just now.
    The music in the video was very melancholic. It reminded me of Venice, for some strange reason.

    The birds continue with their usual lives, totally unaware.

    I read in the comments that your cousin is ill with covid 19. I send my very best wishes for her complete recovery.

    May the 30th does sound a long way off, try to take each day as it comes.

    Sending love to you.xxxx

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    1. Thank you Christina!!! If not for birds, bouvier Buster and nature right now I might burst. I have the feeling there may be many melancholy days ahead.

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  25. The melancholy moments are tough but they're thankfully only moments. So glad you've got all that beauty around you... and the birds and Buster. And you can bake tea biscuits!!!

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    1. I love tea biscuits and gives me an excuse to use the raisin up.

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  26. Quiet days are going to be with us for a while, I fear. Enjoy the music and the time to enjoy yourself when you want, wherever in the house you want. That's a plus, right?
    We have neighbors who we know have been safe throughout this and we have gotten together with them a couple of times for dinner and chatting...well, okay, bitching about Cheeto.

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  27. I feel trapped all the time so if you are feeling a little down, I don't blame you.
    We are getting some birds now, I saw a blue bird two days ago. That's unusually early for them.

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    1. Just the other sunny day I had about 8 Blue Jays out in the tree and sill. SO BLUE!!! I have the feeling they were all of the same flock.

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  28. Gosh, so many starlings! How fortunate you are to have visitors with whom you don't have to worry about social isolation.

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