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Continuing a bit more on our day trip to Lake Corpus Christi, I mentioned in the previous post of some of the few birds we spotted. Across the park road from the historic Pavilion at the top of the incline, where the views from the hilltop looking down to the water below, there is a short trail through the scrub and oak trees that leads to a bird watching area. Youngsters from around the South Texas Coastal Bend area have built bird houses and feeders and they're hanging and sitting around to attract birds. [as seen in this example image I share at the beginning of this post] Tho at this area by midday it was quiet, a mama and papa cardinal was there at a feeding station, but when they saw us they quickly disappeared. We walked back out via another trail and I spotted a caracara...the "Mexican Eagle". And if my Spanish is correct, caracara would literally mean face/face?!!! Correct me if I'm wrong.
...nearly the very instant I brought the camera up to look at the bird through the viewfinder, I got just two images before it flew off into the trees. As we approached our car, I spotted it! It was watching ME---
1. What is something you'll never forget about the age you are right now? As I've stated before, I live for the day, I try not to dwell on the past even tho many memories come up at a given time...I guess it would be that I turned a ripe old age of 65...but I have nearly a whole YEAR before I turn 66 - I had a birthday a couple weeks ago...a lot can happen in the next 50 weeks. Ask again AFTER my next birthday about the year past.
2. What's a household chore you've never done? How have you managed that??? There isn't anything I can think of off hand...I've replaced sinks, laid tile flooring, replaced broken window panes...rewired lighting...I've even torn off the toilet from the floor and replaced it...just about anything that has come my way in repair work around the house. I've been married for since I was 19 ----a lot of household chores have come and gone in that time frame. And yes, I do windows!! Altho, so far, only once here 'cause we'd have to tear down the hurricane shutters that are permanently attached. It can be done, but it's a BIG chore!
3. Does nature shape our personalities more than nurture? Explain? Well, to me, nurture is more or less from genetics and nature would be your surroundings. In each case, one deserves to have the other. In other words, nurturing is inherited in so many ways which helps a personality develop, but your surroundings influence nature's course. Without one or the other, we wouldn't exist as we do today. Does that make any sense at all?
4. Friday (February 28th) is 'Something on a Stick Day'...funny because Zoanna over at A Penchant for Pens recently sent me an idea for a question relating to this topic. What's your favorite food eaten on a stick? I love a cherry flavored Popsicle on a hot summer day! But, is Popsicle considered food?
5. Which of your five senses do you treasure most, and why? As I try answering this, I'll be eliminating each of the five one by one. And that'll be the answer to why---I could probably live without sound [hearing]!!! Easily when I think of so many irritating sounds like sirens, gunshots, loud obnoxious people, traffic; things like that. One down, four more to go... I could use my imagination when it comes to hearing laughter, cats purring, ocean waves and gentle breezes...family's voices, music. Next, eliminating taste...that would call for recalling tastes from my life...as with, touch and smell...total recall. So, by taking those four senses from my life, it leaves sight!!! I wouldn't want to lose that sense. There is too much more to see each and every day. Climate changes, the world around me in the 'now' and in the future, and I don't wanna miss seeing a thing.
6. What's the best music, theatre, or sporting venue you've been to? What made it great? Of each venue mentioned here, it'd have to be MUSIC. Tho I've seen Broadway's Chicago and I loved it...I've seen professional baseball games and football games, I've been to amateur theater and have seen CATS, Christmas Carol, Phantom of the Opera [both amateur and movie musical]...the London's 25th Anniversary's Les Miserables gave me goose flesh...especially Alfie Boe!!!] and more plays that I can't think of right now, I would still say live concerts and symphonies/orchestras would have to be my choice ---Willie Nelson, The Righteous Brothers, Roy Clark, Eddy Arnold, Creedence Clearwater Revival, 5th Dimension from long ago...Charlie Pride, Rod Stewart [the best ever!!!!] to name a few. And Symphonies...love the Classical music and could listen to it for hours. One of my favorites is the one movement piece: Ravel's BOLERO [you tube link]....it's amazing and ever so wonderful and emotional; stirring all your senses, long lasting tho it is...the climatic conclusion has each soul in the auditorium silent and then the cheering, ovations, and applause is extraordinary!! Being that the movement was written and composed for an opera...one thing I've never experienced but would LOVE to ...that would be an opera....Puccini comes to mind.
7. It's the last week of the month...in five words or less bid adieu to your February. Hel-l-l-l-l-o March!!!
8. Insert your own random thought here.
Part I and Part II of Les Miserables online...free!! [with Alfie Boe as Jean Valjean!!]
...watch him perform Bring Him Home from Les Miserables from links above...fantastic seems so little an accolade.
Or listen to his performance of Bring Him Home with link below...
"God on High...hear my prayer
...in my need, you have always been there
He is young, he's afraid, let him rest...
Bring him home, bring him home, bring him home....."
BRING HIM HOME sung by Alfie Boe
Golly, gee, Joyce...as I'm listening to Bolero right now, I'm thinking maybe I should change my answer to #5 [which by the way, was this intentional? 5 senses...question #5?!!] - maybe it would be SOUND/HEARING afterall.
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