First of all, I want to thank everyone who joined and commented on Rubbish Tuesday. I was afraid no one would be interested. And a big Thank You to those who helped pass the word.
We have several varieties of Doves here, but this is my favorite and the most rare. I like the color. I've looked in the National Geographic Field Guide to Birds and think this Dove matches the Zenaida Dove. But the book doesn't mention them in this area.
Linking to Wild Bird Wednesday
As I was driving down a back road last weekend, I saw this mom and baby up on a hill. They seemed to be enjoying this warm spring day.
Linking to Rurality
1. April 22nd is Earth Day. Are you inspired by nature? In what way?
I grew up on a farm. We didn't have TV, cell phones, or electronic games, so my brother and I spent the days exploring fields, woods, and creeks. When I lived in Dallas, the farm was my favorite vacation spot. To rejuvinate, I required fresh air and quiet not found in a busy city. I would take a book back to my favorite tree and read while listening to the sounds of nature. The perfect holiday.
2. Down to earth, four corners of the earth, move heaven and earth, not have an earthly chance, or salt of the earth...which earthly idiom have you most recently encountered? Explain.
Down to earth. While watching The Voice last night, Hubs described one of the contestants as vain and full of herself and another as kind and 'down to earth'.
3. Share one piece of advice you might give a newly engaged couple.
Be committed. Don't give up after the first argument.
4. When did you last engage someone to perform a job, task, service, home repair, or improvement? On a scale of 1-10 (ten being the best) how would you rate their work and/or your satisfaction with the job or service provided?
Two weeks ago. I had a leak around the chimney. I would give the repairman a 10 for both work and price.
5. When did you last find yourself engaged in small talk? Are you awkward or an expert or somewhere in between?
Yesterday, at work. It's easy to come up with topics of conversation if I know the person well, but if it is an acquaintance or someone I just met, I have trouble thinking of things to say. Awkward.
6. What was the last historic place you visited?
The Hermitage in Nashville, TN. The home of President Andrew Jackson.
7. The world would be a better place if we just be kind to one another.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
Linking to Wednesday Hodgepodge