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HATS OFF TO 2019

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Borrowed from  AL Hirschfeld..American caricaturist..

                   


 

 

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Meet Snowball..he makes me want to get up and dance!

dancing cockatoo study

https://thenewdaily.com.au/news/good-news/2019/07/09/cockatoo-dance-study/

 More dance moves!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMjr8MsB1qo

                               

                                        Have a great weekend all....

 

My sides are splitting! Thanks for the laugh Sophie.

Enjoy your weekend :))

We had one of those visit our yard today :)

.... however did not exhibit those dance moves

Hahaha that's a great parrot Sophie!!

I used to have  parrot, he didn't dance but read a lot

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 Reagan, may I correct you. It's a cockatoo:) Love the parrot animation!

:) so funny. Just goes to show he was not paying attention in zoology class!

LOL, ok guys, so I got distracted! Now here's one of my favourite birds. Coleo take a bow!

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpfF1xUqbOE

Soooo funny Reagan, thanks! Had no idea these birds were so clever!

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This year’s campaign is on “Women humanitarians and their undying contribution in making the world a better place. Women humanitarians hold a sense of unparalleled uniqueness, one that adds to the global momentum of female strength, power and perseverance. It is time to honour the women who have acted as first responders to the darkest hours of crisis” (UN).

All volunteers, male or female, young or old are our gold..long may they continue.


Wonderful theme this year Sophie, the reason being, so many women in third world countries are prepared to volunteer and help their own country women to achieve a higher standard of living. 

I came across this gorgeous picture the other day and had to share:

 

Source: Film maker, Diamond Fragerr

Love it..so much so, I have included it in at least a dozen emails this week. Thanks KIAH :)

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The sun sets over Uluru.

Uluru at sunset. Source: ABC

It's all about respect..you don't have to climb it to feel the magic..be still and let it speak to you.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/video/2013/jul/09/uluru-climb-video


Pauline Hanson if you wish to climb something..try the Sydney Harbour Bridge.


It's grotesque the number of people flocking to Uluru to climb it before the ban. No respect, just a boast to say they've "done it." Leaving their filth and rubbish scattered every where.

I think the ban should commence from this minute Sophie.

The lungs of our planet are burning..please sign the Petition.

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               https://www.change.org/p/stop-the-burning-of-the-amazon-rainforest

 

Got an entire school to sign various petitions Sophie. It's quite amazing how this has affected the youngsters and how eager they are to make their voices heard. We owe it to them to get involved. 

This is what many areas of the Amazon looked like years ago when I flew over it. It’s gut wrenching to see what’s happening now. Animals and plants that flourish in that region are perishing at an incredible rate. The people of the Amazon are also going to disappear. The piddling amount pledged by nations at the G7 will do very little to help.

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Taken from phys.org

I know how you feel Aviator. If my Father were alive he would have wept. As a botanist and researcher he also travelled to the Amazon and wrote many articles about what he saw and the medicinal power of some of the plants growing there.

I pray the fire is soon under control and governments can contribute much more than they are presently doing.

 

 

What about the Australians that destroying native growth to extend their farming and mining ?

Will the children also be asked to sign petitions about this ?

Eleanor H. Porter  Eleanor Emily Hodgman Porter (December 19, 1868 – May 21, 1920) was an American novelist.She was born as Eleanor Emily Hodgman in Littleton, New Hampshire on December 19, 1868, the daughter of Llewella French (née Woolson) and Francis Fletcher Hodgman. She was trained as a singer, attending New England Conservatory for several years. In 1892, she married John Lyman Porter and relocated to Massachusetts, after which she began writing and publishing her short stories and later novels.

She wrote several books and I read them all..my favourite "Pollyanna" greatly influenced my early years..

                         Have a great weekend all..and enjoy...

              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNuR-wQfQAY


 

I know what I'll be watching with the grandkids this weekend while the dads do their thing! Thanks Sophie, have a great weekend :)

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I'm looking forward to tomorrow KIAH. The house is very quiet, everyone's gone shopping. I'm guessing something is on the list for me, I'm selfish enough to hope! Have a great day all.

I hope all dads had a wonderful Father's Day..I believe those in my family certainly did!

Two very sad events this week..the death of two beautiful young jockeys. I do love racing but it is fraught with danger.

Melanie Tyndall and Mikaela Claridge, pictured here with their horses.

Melanie Tyndall and Mikaela Claridge. Image: Racenet/Getty

 

                            Rest in Peace Melanie and Mikaela 

 

Very, very sad Sophie. 

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A student pilot who made a dramatic emergency landing when his instructor passed out mid-flight says his studies saved his life in a situation you would "only see in the movies".

Max Sylvester, 29, called air traffic control just over an hour into his lesson at Perth's Jandakot Airport on Saturday afternoon after his instructor collapsed mid-flight.

It was Mr Sylvester's first lesson in the two-seater Cessna and his third lesson overall, and his wife and three young children were watching from the ground. More here

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-09-02/emergency-plane-landing-pilot-credits-study-for-saving-him/11471140

Brilliant!

Wasn't it wonderful Bijou how the air traffic controller guided him! All I can say is.. Hats Off to both of them!

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Great story Bijou. The composure this trainee pilot showed is astounding, and I agree Sophie, the communication between the Tower and the young man brilliant. Both deserving of medals!

Another week is drawing to a close..how time flies and I am wondering. did I make even the minutest of a difference?

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One of my favourite songs..enjoy the rest of your week YLCers!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UuukL2DmZwM


Love that song Sophie, but have never heard of the singer. What a voice!

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She is lovely singer, but you can't beat Whitney Houston singing the same song. If ever I had been given a choice of "Whose voice would  you most like to have?" I would have to say Whitney Houston, the best, in my humble opinion. 

Whitney is certainly in a class of her own. I feel sad she is no longer with us.This is my favourite..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYzlVDlE72w

RIP Whitney ... this has to be my favourite

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JWTaaS7LdU

This made my day..these adorable pictures capture the moment an inquisitive ground squirrel took some time out of its busy schedule to stop and admire several wildflowers in Vienna, Austria.

Wildlife photographer Dick van Duijn, from Noordwijk, Netherlanda, says that he spent roughly two hours photographing more than 200 different shots in order to capture these absolutely delightful moments.

Photographs by: Dick van Duign

Source: Good News Network


So cute. Thanks Sophie.

Now that's a large bundle of cuteness Sophie, thanks. I love the ecstatic look on its face in the last photo!

What delightful photos. {: )   

BREXIT madness,

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Talk about hanging in there..now what would Winston Churchill have done? I think Boris has a dream which may very well turn into a nightmare..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_HMjOiHqE18

Have a great day all !


I must say, I find Boris's antics very amusing. Think though the laugh might be on him sooner than he expects. Britain has changed forever and not for the better in my opinion.

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The weeks are getting shorter and the weekends longer..at least for me! Looks like Mr Wren is going to have a lazy time. Wrens from Western Australia taken from Pinterest..

Today is "Are you OK day"..if you can, it's a good question to ask someone.

Have fun all !


 

Adorable! Enjoy the wildflowers, so wish I could be there!

Have fun whatever you do. As for me the forecast is looking good. See you later!

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