Sing that Song for Me

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I haven't been running in a while. At least a week or so, maybe two. I have been taking the slow boat to China and doing a fast hustle with my walk. Today, this was my view of the Civil War Battlefield as I take a quick run around the periphery. It is peace and quiet all around, at the crack of the morning, my favorite time of the day. I take a deep breath and enjoy the moment. Share with me what you did to get it moving today. Move it or lose it. Maybe not now, but, someday, all this sedentary Covid behavior is going to bite us in the backside.


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I have been pouring over travel sights, looking a wondering when it will be time to step out into the world again. I have been around the United States and I thought perhaps I would get a motorhome once again, but, to be honest with you, just like the escalating prices of many things, they cost more now than when they were new. A new one, no matter how low end, is more than many houses. How can this be? Perhaps the universe is telling me it is time to work on the Shore House more and not worry about the travel.


If you had an opportunity to go anywhere you want, where would you choose? I think I would choose Myanmar. It was next up on my list when Covid shut everything down. I wonder if I will change my mind when I can travel again. How about you? Where do you want to go? Make me want to go there with your words of wonder!!


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She is always so lovely, the blossoms. It stirs a place in my heart... Oh, the allure of all things lovely. My geraniums are still blooming profusely, gently trailing down the sides of the window boxes. There is something so satisfying about seeing them come to life in the spring and continue to please my soul, all season long. I saw a picture of my friend, Dans'@bluemoon geraniums today, and they reminded me how much I love mine and I may be a little remiss in the appreciation department. Don't you know, there is #alwaysaflower to color my world?


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Love, whether newly born or aroused from a deathlike slumber, must always create sunshine, filling the heart so full of radiance, that it overflows upon the outward world - Hawthorne


The loveliness of trees cannot possibly be overstated. The shade they add to your property cuts down on the cooling bill and just having your property properly landscaped adds value to it. Trees run abundant at the house on the Shore, also known as the Shore House. It has a convenient branch for me to hang this huge basket on, which I always put some flowers on. This is just a pecan tree, but there are seventeen, give or take a few, of these humongous babies surrounding the property. Coupled along with seventeen Black Walnut, (which, by the way, does anyone know a good way of retrieving the nuts out of these without making a sticky black mess???) Pears, Apples, Asian Apples, six Fig and a Partridge in a Pear Tree. Too many more to mention.


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I left the shore one weekend, a few years back, after collecting all the pecans I could, which totaled into the double digits of bushels, and ran back home. leaving the shore behind. I left the squirrels in charge to dispose of them. need I say they were a slight fail? They planted more than they ate I think and now I have black walnuts coming up all over, not to be outdone by the hundreds of fig trees, planted by the neighboring chickens. Oi!

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As always, keep on singing that song!! And just like that, this post is done. Thank you for stopping by and saying hello, leaving your words behind... and just so you know, although much sun and shine were used up today, I can guarantee that there is still a little left in my heart. Have a most fabulous day! Hive on! That never gets old!


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This post is dedicated to #MonochromeMonday and #TreeTuesday by @old-guy-photos. I am so late for one and too early for the other. My apologies!


All I have are my words, armed in my mind, written in pen, stand by stand. Oh, yes. Still by hand. It has a different feel. Altered not by keys, backspace, and delete, I write, erase, tear it to pieces and start all over again. And again.

It’s my way. I walk out to the deep end of the page and dive right in.

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Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate:
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer’s lease hath all too short a date:
Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,
And often is his gold complexion dimmed,
And every fair from fair sometime declines,
By chance, or nature’s changing course untrimmed:
But thy eternal summer shall not fade,
Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow’st,
Nor shall death brag thou wander’st in his shade,
When in eternal lines to time thou grow’st,
So long as men can breathe, or eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.

Shakespeare


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Bang, I did it again... I just rehived your post!
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Share with me what you did to get it moving today.

I do not even know anymore. I am so tired of the financial discrimination and the tyrant government of Hungary.

If you had an opportunity to go anywhere you want, where would you choose?

Spain, Canary Islands. Basically anywhere with mediterranean or oceanic climate. I would not have to choose between paying for rent/bills and buying food. Living in a cave would be nice with my approximately $250 USD per month pension-like income.

I hope that someone will end the tyranny of the current government of Hungary. They make themselves rich, while they financially oppress mainly the disabled and pensioner people, and even many of the healthy people. The "financially oppress" part in this case means that the government keep the people much under the minimum wage.

And the government asks us in propaganda that "would you raise the minimum wage? 🙂". Yes, with the smile included. We do not even get the minimum wage.

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I wish I could change life for you. Honestly.

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I try to help myself. I look for the opportunity to leave this country in the near future.

It would be better in Spain.

It is better even for the straight homeless people, who live on the streets, because the temperature does not go below 0 °C in Spain. Actually the minimum is around 4 °C (in Madrid), and there are parts of Spain, where the temperature does not go below 10 °C, so many people are not even freezing.

Hungary is a cold country. Literally. The temperature often go below -10 °C in the winter. Sometimes even below -20 °C. Or rarely even below -30 °C. The record low was -35.5 °C so far. This was on 2021.02.13:
[Coldest Weather Ever Reported in Hungary on Saturday](https://hungarytoday.hu/hungary-weather-cold-record-coldest-day/

The people, who live on the streets literally freeze to death in these temperatures.

I give you some !PIZZA and !LUV.

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@dswigle! I sent you a slice of $PIZZA on behalf of @xplosive.

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Good morning have a good day Your life is as beautiful as flowers Very good photography

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Thank you, I hope you are having a great day too!

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Travelling to your favourite place is now a days is relatively relax after covid-19 vaccination, may be i prefer to go Canada! There are lots of song aroun in my mind and singing like muted or shadow lips in. Flowers always get an attention to close it and smell it how much it fragrance. Have a nice day with all your words.

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Canada is nice. I like my Northern neighbor and have spent much time there when growing up. The flowers always remain one of my favorite things to photograph and I wish you a nice day also!

Thank you for stopping by!

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Any post with a Canon is a good post! Lol. Seriously, nice pics. What kind of tree is that huge one in the last pic. Wow that is massive!

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Exactly! Canon's (cannons) rock! :) That tree is an English Oak and my goofy older brother was hamming it up for the camera. I told him I was posting it on the blockchain where that face would remain forever.

I have a couple sycamores that are also pretty huge. Thanks for stopping by. I should have known with the cannon in the thumbnail.

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Picturing you out there reloading that canon! lol Truly awesome tree.

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You know, in a similar thread elsewhere I had shared that I'd go back to Calgary, at least for a weekend, to revisit some old haunts. That said and done, perhaps it's time for some new haunts.

I'm thinking Scotland, and some of it's old, old castles, and the ghosts and stories they'd contain. I'd love to go on a castle tour, driving all over Scotland solely to spend a full day in each and every castle I could find, the older and more time ravaged the better.

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Scotland has some pretty nice ones, but, I believe it is Wales that has the most per square inch. Let's use inches, Wales is small! It has approximately 600 castles, and don't you know there is a medieval narrative behind them, from the Romans, Royals of Britain, or some dashing former Welsh prince. As a whole, going to the UK itself has a ton of them, but Germany had so many! I actually did a castle tour, self-imposed and long ago and far away. My favorite was everyone's, I am sure. Neuschwanstein, which looked like something out of Walt Disney was truly amazing.

I don't think you can go wrong at any castle. They are all unique in some way.

And amazing. Did I already say that?

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You did say that! Castles are pretty incredible.

Interestingly, the Walt Disney castle was modeled after Castle Segovia in Spain, which happens to have been the one castle that I have actually visited!

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That is so interesting! All the Google articles swear it is Neuschwanstein! But, I wouldn't argue either way. I didn't get to the one in Spain, but, heard it was another one that was worthy of a visit.

Personally, most of them are!

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I put trust in Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alcázar_of_Segovia. But, y'know, all castles are awesome, and it was probably all the castles. If I had the money to spend to do it, I'd completely redo the facade of my house to look like a castle.

Then again, if I had the money to do that, I might be able to actually buy my own castle.

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I think you are right! I need my own little kingdom castle!!

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If I ever win the lottery, we'll buy three!

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If I ever win the lottery, how about I just let you win?

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That'd work too!

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Okay, I think I should post if I want to get one up tonight... or maybe schedule it for the morning.

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Thank you so much for the tokens!

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Mount Rushmore. I saw it in a movie as a child and have always wanted to go there.

I haven't tried it personally but I have heard of other laying walnuts down in driveway and driving car over to crack open their shells. Perhaps something too look into.
Shore house sounds lovely.

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Well I didnt get it moving at all. I figure it is a bit too late to get it moving.

I guess with the pandemic, I have gotten so used to being a home body, that I dont care to go to anywhere else.

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