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About | Theme: "TIME" | Roll
Next week "share ANY photo"

Note: This is way cool!! FINALLY!!!---Blogger now has post scheduling where you can make your post at a certain time for the following day --click publish after setting the time of day you want your post to be 'activated'...and there you have it. Super!! I can honestly say: "It's about time!!"

Spring TIME in our backyard....


How I envy mother birds...they prepare for their offspring...
...they have their offspring...feed 'em...
nurture them...teach them...and within weeks their offspring is ready to leave!!

How lucky can they be? LOL

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Mockingbirds are a group of New World passerine birds from the Mimidae family. They are best known for the habit of some species mimicking the songs of other birds, often loudly and in rapid succession. Mockingbirds also have a reputation of being fierce defenders of their nests. [this I know for a fact...there was 'pecking' order with me and her a few times!] There are about 17 species in three genera. These do not appear to form a monophyletic lineage: Mimus and Nesomimus are quite closely related; their closest living relatives appear to be some thrashers, such as the Sage Thrasher. Melanotis is more distinct; it seems to represent a very ancient basal lineage of Mimidae. [info courtesy of Wikipedia]

They are also the state bird of Texas, U S A



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[SCROLL DOWN BELOW JOKE OF THE DAY for commenting]


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George W. Bush, Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso have all died. Due to a glitch in the mundane/celestial time-space continuum, all three arrive at the Pearly Gates more or less simultaneously, even though their deaths have taken place decades apart.

The first to present himself to Saint Peter is Einstein. Saint Peter questions him. "You look like Einstein, but you have NO idea the lengths certain people will go to, to sneak into Heaven under false pretenses. Can you prove who you really are?" Einstein ponders for a few seconds and asks, "Could I have a blackboard and some chalk?" Saint Peter complies with a snap of his fingers.

The blackboard and chalk instantly appear. Einstein proceeds to describe with arcane mathematics and symbols his special theory of relativity. Saint Peter is suitably impressed. "You really *are* Einstein! Welcome to heaven!"

The next to arrive is Picasso. Once again Saint Peter asks for his credentials. Picasso doesn't hesitate. "Mind if I use that blackboard and chalk?" Saint Peter says, "Go ahead."

Picasso erases Einstein's scribbles and proceeds to sketch out a truly stunning mural. Bulls, satyrs, nude women: he captures their essences with but a few strokes of the chalk. Saint Peter claps. "Surely you are the great artist you claim to be! Come on in!"

The last to arrive is George W. Bush. Saint Peter scratches his head. "Einstein and Picasso both managed to prove their identity. How can you prove yours?"

George W. looks bewildered, "Who are Einstein and Picasso?"

Saint Peter sighs, "Come on in, George."

70 comments :

  1. Alright, so I'm gonna have to look into this Post Scheduling thing. How awesome is that? Your pictures were so fun and the fact that you had it so I could move my cursor and read little notes about the pictures was fun! I love your comment about the birds leaving home right away though, LOL!

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  2. I love your pictures for the theme!! and the labels you've used for them too :)
    I have already used the scheduled posts from Blogger in Draft and loved the feature!

    Enjoy a wonderful weekend :)
    Happy PH and happy weekend, mine is posted here.

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  3. great posting.I'm not touching the last part of the posting just,can't touch it.Oh what the heck,LMAO.mr president.

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  4. Anni, that remark you made about them leaving after a dew weeks, so funny!

    Bet you would rather have them than have an empty nest :)

    Great weekend to you, girl!

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  5. I have never seen a mocking bird, it looks really cute !!

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  6. wow great post for this weeks theme Anni, cool pics too!
    View mine if you wish here thanx

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  7. Good morning Miss Hoot, springtime is like starting over with life, too bad humans have not perfected that skill. Have a great weekend,,,

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  8. wordpress has this facility from sometime agon :-D
    anyway...nice catch of a bird, I never made it if it come to snap a bird..:(

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  9. What a wonderful set of photos. I love that joke too, Have a great weekend!

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  10. You're going to love post scheduling. I have had it with Typepad for a while now and can't imagine being without it now! As for springtime...it's wonderful to see all the newbies in nature. Thanks for sharing these. By the way, the mockingbird is Florida's state bird too. We do have lots of them...and yes...they are aggressive. At least they entertain with all their mocked songs. The blue jay is just as aggressive (and meaner looking) without such a varied songbook.

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  11. It's about Time for scheduling is right! After so long with WordPress, I was amazed to discover that Blogger didn't have it.

    My post from yesterday had a Mockingbird! Ah! I just love Spring Time!

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  12. Great take on the theme. I love mockingbirds so I especially enjoyed this one. The joke is a good one.

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  13. Cute bird. nice shots.

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  14. Beautiful photos for the time theme! Heh heh and I loved that GWB joke! :D

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  15. Ooo.. birds... I'm still hunting for the nest in the first photo :P Nice shots Anni :)

    http://crizcats.blogspot.com/

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  16. Joke writers will have to lift their game when George leaves town. Less than a year to go.

    Great pictures.

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  17. Time to fly fly away little birdy. GREAT shots you got.

    Happy Saturday.

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  18. Thanks for the heads up about the post publishing - good idea! I have my backyard on my blog this week too.
    Your garden looks fantastic. I'm going outside to plant rhododendrons now! Happy weekend
    L

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  19. Nice pics. Funny joke too. Thanks for the visit.

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  20. CUTE baby bird!!
    We love to watch the Mom and Dad feeding them from our window.

    ~ Miss Emily and Sara

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  21. Wonderful series of photos - we don't have mocking birds in Oz so I have never seen them before. Thank you.

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  22. I enjoy watching that cycle with mama birds and their babies no matter how often I see it.

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  23. Wonderful choices for the theme! Have a nice weekend Anni :)

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  24. Great post for time!

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  25. Hello Annie, these are wonderful series of time pictures. You're right, it's something I want to see. I should have added a big stomach of mine to the mix.

    Shoshana

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  26. So much new growth. Here we're four weeks away from winter!

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  27. Great ideas from your blog! I will have to try the dated blogging. TIME just seems to fly.
    Have a great day....

    http://wanderingwonderinggypsy.blogspot.com/

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  28. I've been using the scheduling in the draft form for a few weeks now. Now they've got it tested and ready for everyone. I agree that it is way cool.

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  29. Interesting photos and story too. Thanks for dropping by! Happy hunting :)

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  30. Anni, I love the mockingbird. Very rarely one visits around here in the suburbs of a big city. You were able to get excellent pix! :D

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  31. Wonderful post... excellent shots!

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  32. The bird photos are making me cackle and chatter my teeth!

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  33. Great concepts of the passing of time...

    mine is up...but a little more morose.

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  34. I loved the series of photos. Very nice work!
    I have a nest in my chimney (no, I don't use the fireplace). Have no idea what kind of birds they are, but I love hearing them through their cycle. I've lived in places where there weren't any birds, and I really missed their 'noise.' It's a gift to have them so close all the time.
    Thanks for the joke, too. I laughed so loudly I startled the dog.

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  35. One of the cool things for me about Photo Hunt is getting to see pictures of things, etc. I had read about but never seen. In this case, it's mockingbirds. Thanks much, Hootin' Anni! :)

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  36. Yep! Scheduled posts are great! I've used them the last 3 days! I always post before I go to bed at night for all the early birds -- I was always putting up "midnight" posts at 10:00 pm... now they actually go UP at midnight! LOL!

    Your garden shots are beautiful - but I gotta tell ya -- I would NOT want to be a bird! I would have rather had MORE time with my offspring than less!!! LOL! I'm such a stingy mom! (fortunately for ME they all live nearby and still WANT to spend time with me too!) I wonder if I will ALWAYS be able to say that...

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  37. yeah anni, that autopublish will keep us updated in posting timely blogs.
    onto your PH entry, those birds are pretty interesting. but i hope they do not mock other creatures, do they? LOL
    honestly i have not seen a mocking bird.

    c",) Morning Sniffles

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  38. I used post scheduling for the first time today, too!

    I took a bunch of pictures this week of blue jays. There was a momma and daddy (I think?) and 2 babies with little gray down feathers. Unfortunately, when my dog was on a walk in the dark, she was steered around two babies, but chomped down on another right in her path. They didn't know they needed to get out of the way!

    Anyway, have a great weekend!

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  39. I guess I have no imagination for today's Photo Hunt, unlike you Anni. You never cease to amaze me. Nice photos, and how in the world did you put those captions on the pictures?

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  40. Neat blog! I haven't seen a mockingbird in decades. Thanks for sharing the photos. Your yard looks wonderfully cool and relaxing.

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  41. Great post.

    come and visit the time in paris.

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  42. Hi Anni, You always do a great job on any post..I loved looking at the birds and yard... Are the Mockingbirds the ones who swoop down and peck at the tails of cats?? Have a good day. Hugs, Baba

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  43. I love post scheduling. I've been using it on my blogs that run Movabletype for quite some time, particularly when I go on vacations.

    I like the bird photos. Now that it's finally spring we are seeing plenty of them around here.

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  44. Beautiful photos!

    LOVED the joke as well.

    Happy Weekend.

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  45. Lovely photos for the theme Anni but best of all is the joke. Have a good weekend.

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  46. Hey Anni - Great and very timely photos, outlining an important time in a birds life.

    Thanks for visiting my Photo Hunt/Alphabetical Photo Challenge today.

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  47. Whoof, Hootin' Anni. Nice birdies. We have birdies too, in our yard like yours, and in our house too.

    It's time fur me to go now. Bark!

    Thanks fur visiting my Photo Hunt/Alphabetical Photo Challenge "C" today. Come tomorrow to see Camera Critters/Alphabetical Photo Challenge "D".

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  48. I read about ‘scheduling’ but haven’t played with it yet. Sounds pretty cool ;--)
    Your joke is just too phunnie today!!!!! Oh my gosh … it’s so sadly TRUE! Sigh … how did this happen in America?
    Hugs and blessings,

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  49. Great idea for time. I was just too busy having both grands this weekend to0 play..I wanted too..but you know..did not have the TIME!! smile

    Sandy

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  50. I heard of mockingbirds in songs, but I've never seen one before, thanks!

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  51. Beautiful take on the theme! Hurray for Spring! :)
    Happy Hunting. Hope you can stop by mine and take a look. It's here.

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  52. great pictures! spring really gives life.

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  53. Love the joke, and the pics.

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  54. They are also the state bird for Florida! Wonderful post, Anni. AND I am thrilled to read about post scheduling. I had no idea. We rae leaving for vacation soon, so it works out to be perfect timing for me. =) Have a great weekend.

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  55. Anonymous5/03/2008

    I remember few weeks ago...when most pictures I see online are usually covered with a very neutral color -white...now that spring/summer's here, I've been seeing a lot of greens. Thanks for sharing these great backyard shots.

    www.makimeji.com

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  56. I remember few weeks ago...when most pictures I see online are usually covered with a very neutral color -white...now that spring/summer's here, I've been seeing a lot of greens. Thanks for sharing these great backyard shots.

    www.makimeji.com

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  57. I love scheduled posts and that's one reason I left Blogger last year and went to WordPress.

    We did the same thing for Photo Hunters this week -- Spring Time!

    Kindred souls, maybe?

    Love your pictorial of the mockers.

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  58. Really great set of photos! Happy hunting!

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  59. Anni, you're right! About time they have that schedule post function :)
    Have a good weekend!

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  60. sallyacious5/03/2008

    The birds coming back and building nests and starting families is one of my favorite parts of spring. They're just beginning to nest now, we had such a long, cold winter.

    Thank you for sharing these.

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  61. Great shots! I felt a little like "I spy" looking at your shots.

    Thanks for visiting my hunt.

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  62. Thank you so much sweetie , I wish I could . I find I'm so busy lately I can't find time to even add things to my blog . I love your blog , it fun . Thanks , Mary

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  63. Anni,

    I am sorry for being so late getting over for a visit today. I did look at your post this afternoon but then something happened that I had to leave the computer.

    Love your photos of mama and baby bird and the joke made me chuckle.

    Take care and have a wonderful Sunday. I'm sending you an email.

    Blessings,
    Mary

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  64. Awesome pictures my friend.

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  65. Lovely, lovely shots, and a beautiful take on the theme.

    Yes, the scheduled post thingy is a boon.

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  66. Haha! Thanks for today's chuckle.
    Your spring TIME photos are great! :)

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  67. lovely backyard scenes for spring time! thanks for the visit.

    great shots! :)

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  68. Very nice write up on the bird.

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  69. Love your TIME pictures! We love birds and they are so cute!!
    Your FL furiends,

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  70. I know It's been quite some time I've visited you. Hope you haven't forgotten me. I took a break from blogging but now I'm back.
    Those are great photos there. And that mocking bird is so cute.

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