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Brighten the Day

Brighten the Day

Self-isolating may bring on a form of Winter Blues or general depression,  clicking on this⇐⇐⇐⇐ may help.  And, you can Brighten the Day by clicking on any pink⇐ text below (or blue⇐ in the WP Reader).

Brighten the Day 13 with Flowers and a very cheery song anda very happy dog.


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Brighten the Day 12 ⇐ with The Sugar Plum Fairy and flowers and Beatles.

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Brighten the Day 11 ⇐ with flowers and perhaps the best guitar solo ever and song and the wonderful Sandy Denny.

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Spring 2017 ⇐ with squirrels and The Sultans of Swing. 😀

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Brighten the Day 10 ⇐ Flowers, squirrels, quips and red-rose-3new-river-squirrel-2Sachmo sings. 😀

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Brighten the Day 9 ⇐ Some flowers and the brighten-the-day-chelsea-physic-garden-flowers-dsc_6682-sharpened-centrebrighten-the-day-blue-wisley-flower-dsc_0175-sharpened-croppedMuppets do Bohemian Rhapsody with explosions. 😀 😀 😀

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Every Reason to Hope ⇐ A message of good news and hope for the future6

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A Lament for The Ancient Code Wrangler at Xmas ⇐cordwangler

Twas the night before Xmas
And through all WordPress house,
Not a creature was stirring,
Because they’d eaten the mouse ~

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A Christmas Ode to the WordPress Reader ⇐.sam the eagle

Twas the week before Christmas,
And through all WordPress house,
Not a creature was stirring,
Not even a mouse ~

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Brighten the Day 8 ⇐ Flowers and a lady sings at wisley-flowers-dsc_0186chelsea-physic-garden-flowers-helienthus-annuus-dsc_6662Martha’ Vineyard while some youngsters tell the tale.

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There Is Nothing You Can Sing That Can’t Be Sung ⇐

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Brighten the Day 7 ⇐ Some Flowers and the Ballad of BeakerWisley Flowers DSC_9722Ballad of Beaker – Sounds Like Somebody Punched a Goat, Burnination and Roflcopters. 😀

The thing I like about beaker is he’s daft enough not to give up. There’s a lesson in that somewhere.

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Park Life ⇐ Some Ducks and Geese and SwansSt james park FlowerRuddt Duck 2 and Flowers invite you to sing along. 😀

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Brighten the Day 6 ⇐ Having a Bad Hair Day. Wisley Flowers DSC_0245Try Teddy in PCsome silliness, pictures, flowers and videos including Beaker from the muppets . 😀

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The Great Nut Heist ⇐ Squirrels take the Squirrel by FlashSquirrel up LegMichael, followed by squirrels climb my leg and squirrels in the park. 😀

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Brighten the Day 5 ⇐ Flowers and Thomas .Bekonscot Play Trainhttps://freedfromtime.files.wordpress.com/2016/02/horniman-flowers-dsc_4057.jpg

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Goslings and Ducklings ⇐ a sing along and a little Clissold Park Mallard Duckling DSC_4017Clissold Park Egyptian Goose Gosling DSC_3928humour (allegedly). 😀

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Brighten the Day 4 ⇐ Flowers and song lyrics Wisley Flowers DSC_0279for your minds ear.

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The Dog and Swan ⇐ A daft tale of animal SwanDog 2humour. 😀

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Brighten the Day 3 ⇐ Flowers, Ducklings, a cheery Song and Alice in Wonderland.

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A Flower With No Name ⇐.Unknown Flower-3

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Brighten the Day 2 ⇐ – Flowers and Animals and a little humour. 😀

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Brighten the Day 1 ⇐ – Some Flowers, a View and a Duck. What elseJaunty Duck

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Extremely Rare ⇐ 😀April 1-2

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Brighten the Day ⇐ – one flower.flower-horniman-museum-res-2

 


Brighten the Day 12 – Here Comes the Sun

Before we say goodbye to winter a little applause for the sparkles and glistens of frost and snow and yuletide festivities. 🙂

 – all three videos are worth seeing in HD at full screeen – with thanks to Lady Fi for making me think of Sugar Plum Fairies with her Frosty Views ⇒

And this version, by Lauren Cuthbertson, for the extraordinary elegance and precision . 🙂

And, then:-

A wash of colour

 

With spring there is the inevitable silliness (I insist upon it).  🙂

More Brighten the Day  ⇐


Birdie Birdie

Birdie, birdie on the wing,
How I wish that I could sing,

Birdie, birdie in the sky,
How I wish that I could fly,

Birdie, birdie how I love you,
How I hope that you love me too ~

Have a softley day.


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Once upon a time, in a galaxy far far away ~

~ a new flower wonders what comes next.

Perhaps the new flower would be of the wind ~

~ or be ablaze in the sun ~

~ or perhaps hear the best guitar solo ever.

But, if not, why worry.

Perhaps there is a beautiful song of the sea by an extraordinary person.

Perhaps, if we but seek, there is something to remind each of us that we live in a world of wonders.

A good day to you all.


Spring 2017 with Squirrels and Flowers and Song

And here at the Squirrel Olympics in Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, Bobtail makes his final slalom run of the day.  He’s going well and it looks like it’s going to be a record.

And the crowd are going wild. They’ve never seen anything like this and it’s absolute bedlam here.


The Crocuses are cussing


They’ve lost control and applauding like crazy.

And the stamens are out of their seats.

The Windflowers are all of a flutter.

The Poppy Anemones are popping

All the other Anemones are all anemoning

Will this madness never end.

And the umpire has had enough and run up a tree.  😀 

The band is restoring some calm with some cool music and encouragement to go for a walk with a little swing in your step.

.. or spring.

More Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park ⇐ (with a fox).

More Brighten the Day Gallery⇐.


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Brighten your day.  Confuse a Happiness Engineer.  Ask for a Happy Meal with extra fries and the solution to Fermet’s Last Theorem.

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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“He thinks he’s the Lock Ness Monster.  What can you do”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Amaze squirrels with your impressions of a nut.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sing along with Sachmo.

 . . . and the squirrels.  And, enjoy your day.


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Have you just gotta get out, just gotta get right outta here.  Wait for the explosions and the band to start headbanging, then bob up and down like a Muppet walking, or Walk Like an Egyptian ⇒, and sneak right past the guards.

And, a few flowers to calm us down.

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In 2017 there is Hope and there is the True Nature of Humanity

“2016 was rough but we still have every reason to hope” says Avaaz ⇒.  Avaaz has 42 million members and raise petitions that work on the local, national and international level.  More ↓, a slideshow and a video.

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Below is the extraordinary story of the boatmen who came forward and helped people caught in the 9/11 disaster.  They did not know what had happened and did not know if they would be safe. Nearly five hundred thousand people were rescued in less than nine hours.  It is a compelling video.  Cindy Knoke (of CindyKnoke.com) renamed it “The True Nature of Humanity”.  If the sound is interrupted, pause the above slideshow.

Vincent Ardolino, Captain of the Amberjack V, said at the end:  “I never want to say the words ‘I should have’.   If I do it and I fail, I tried.  If I do it and succeed, better for me.   And, I tell my children, never go through life saying you should have.  If you wanna do something, you do it”.

The idea that we can’t make a difference is a deceit perpetrated by those who profit from the inhibiting effect.

The goodwill, that wishes a better world for others, is unstoppable because it keeps on being born. No matter how slow progress has been, it has gradually prevailed over centuries. No matter how great the struggle, it has shown itself to be indomitable and so will eventually defeat all.  It is the true nature of humanity and it is a privilege to be part of it.

Just one thing, just do one thing and smile that you made a difference and that you are part of human evolution. 


A Merry Christmas to All – and extra title lines to increase the size of image on the Reader :-)

I would like to wish you all a very Happy Holidays and good fortune for the new year.

As is traditional at this time of year, I expect I will be abducted by aliens, away for a while and have no memory of what occurred.

P.S. For a little  more colour, you might try A Very Many Xmas’s to All⇐ or the Brighten the Day Gallery ⇐.

P.P.S. As a last thought; please enjoy your festive fair responsibly and avoid leaving any empty bottles lying about.   😀


A Christmas Ode to the Word Press Reader

Twas the week before Christmas,
And through all WordPress house,
Not a creature was stirring,
Not even a mouse,

Then up jumped a code wrangler,
And shouted with glee,
Let’s cause a nuisance,
And I’ll do it for free,

It’s just before Xmas,
They will all be so busy,
We can mess with the Reader,
And make them all dizzy,

So they worked hard through the day,
And they worked hard through the night,
It was so very unusual,
That it gave them a fright,

Then the bloggers complained,
And made the wranglers feel sad,
So the the bloggers said more,
And drove the wranglers quite mad,

Then up spoke a blogger,
With “that’s well deserved”,
Let’s put them in aspic,
And have them preserved.

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You might also like the original poem Twas the Night Before Xmas ⇐ , or A Lament for the Ancient Code Wrangler ⇐ 🙂 or more serious comment/news on WP New Reader ⇐ 

We do need a sense of humour to cope and keep our spirits up.  Meanwhile Sam’s Song is brilliant and Sam the Eagle is my hero:-

Appalled and shocked, but we have been here before.  Making an effort does make a difference.  Imagine how bad it would be if we didn’t.

More News and Articles ⇐ on this subject.