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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Tuesday "Tails"

GOOD MORNING - This guy was caught red handed!



I can't imagine anyone of any age not enjoying this! In an amazing video clip an American robin lays her four eggs in a hanging basket and the home owners set up a camera to film the results. To see it all, click here.
Thank you Monica.

Now this is not a video is is a group of pictures of 36 animals - adorable animals - that look angry - you will love them because they are funny!


  http://www.buzzfeed.com/expresident/animals-who-are-extremely-disappointed-in-you


  Is this the illusive Okapi?  NO!.  But this is how we all looked Sunday night after working on a term paper on Okapis - an animal from the Congo in the rainforest - their closes relatives are the giraffes.  They have oily hair to protect them from the rain.  Their legs have stripes.  They have the longest tongue of all other animals so that they can reach into a tree and wrap their tongues around the leaves and pull them off to eat. More than you want to know - right?



This is an Okapi.






THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:





63 comments:

Nancy said...

That squirrel photo had me laughing!

And no, the church is not mine, but it's close to where I live. :)

Tracy said...

Sandie,
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog...it is nice to meet you! I think the Okapi was made from all the parts that no one else wanted-a funny looking creature but cute because well, ever hear of that saying 'he's so ugly, he's cute?' that's what I think of. Love he animal video...animals of any kind definitely wormtheir way into our hearts!

From the Kitchen said...

you've started my morning with a smile.

best,
bonnie

Debbie said...

So I finally figured out where my husband gets his clothing style. He apparently learned to dress from an Okapi.

Black striped pants... brown shirt...brown striped tie.

OK, maybe he's not quite that bad, but that first face looks a lot like him when he gets out of bed.

Gloria Hood said...

I will go off to work smiling after seeing all this! Thank you!
Gloria

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

The robin video was charming- I kept thinking that poor mama- I bet she was dead tired of looking at those open mouths all day long! Like your little squirrel too!

Shelly said...

I;m still laughing, and smiling!

Debbie said...

hehe...i love your thought for today!!

Jean said...

I totally enjoyed the Robin's nest video! Thanks Sandie.:-D)

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

Love your squirrel and also the Robin video. Made me laugh and enjoy your blogging always.

Granny Annie said...

That robin video is the perfect example of "empty nest syndrome". It left me in tears. Love all the joy in your post today!

BelovedBomber said...

Sharing your blog with my four kids today. Thanks for helping to educate them. :)

Sally said...

You have me smilin', now I'm smilin' back at you. Have a blessed day, Sandie!

((hugs))

Michaele said...

Dear Chatty, I have been up since 0'dark thirty and dragging already - until I read this post and you brightened my day. I love the Corgi the best : )

Louvregirl said...

You too, sandie! What are you in school for, I wonder? I have a funny pic of a squirrel 'caught red handed,' also. Watch for it!
Blessings!
lg
(Glad to have 'found' your blog, also!)

That corgi :) said...

I never had heard of okapis until you mentioned it, Sandie; thanks for a mini lesson on them! What a "pain" though with a term paper; you wonder the purpose of it down the line and for such a young grade!

hope today is a merry one!

betty

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Hi Sandie,

Cute animals to start off my day. :)

xo,
Dee

Rose said...

Thanks for your visit....I really enjoyed that video...the animals were just plain cute!

Changes in the wind said...

Another great post....love that video of the nest..Hope you have a good day too:)

Cranberry Morning said...

Isn't God's creation an amazing thing!

Maple Lane said...

That Okapi is something else! Hope you enjoy this calmer day - the wind has been terrible!

Betty Manousos said...

thanks for the smiles!
awesome stuff! thanks so much for sharing:)

xoxo

Remington said...

Thanks for the smile, my friend!

Beth said...

You have the best posts! Thanks for the smiles!

Sandra said...

amazing video of the robins. and my hair would look worse than that doing all that work or just helping.

TexWisGirl said...

i do like the okapi. such unique mish-mash animals. :)

Rebecca said...

You helped me wake up with a big ol' smile! :)

xorebecca

Mamabug said...

I'm still smiling! What a wonderful way to start my day. That squirrel was just too darn funny!

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

Great post, Sandie! Love that photo of the kitten and it's momma. I'll have to come back when I've got more time to see the video. Have a great day!

barbara l. hale said...

Two thumbs up! I'm smiling!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

That Okapi is really an unusual looking animal. Thanks for sharing!

Maria@BubblegumandDuctTape said...

loved the animal pictures Sandie, they were too funny.

Eva Ason said...

Hello there my friend,
What a lovely post - I enjoyed the video with the bird nest, that was very cute. Hope that you're having a great day. I'm just home from work and have had some dinner. Enjoy the rest of your day!
Big hugs
Eva

Carol said...

OH....I so love anything to do with animals....this post ROCKS! Love you...Carol

Donna K. Weaver said...

Oh, my heck. Those pictures are hilarious! Now I'm off to check out the bird video.

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Loving the squirrel!!
Thoroughly enjoyed the robin video!! I love birds ♥
I've been watching the live cams on Herons (who have survived Owl attacks), Eagles, Hawks, and poor little phoebe, the hummingbird who got her babies and nest stolen by a hawk. The links are on my blog if your interested.
So fascinating to watch. Thanks so much for shraing the Robins!!
*hugs*deb

Susannah said...

So cool! Hoping to show this to my granddaughter today! Thanks, Sandie.

Susannah

Lynn said...

I've enjoyed my chickadees nesting in the blue bird box - the mom and dad coming and going, bringing in food. I'll miss them, but actually hope they fly away soon so I can use my back porch. It's still got pollen on it - I don't want to disturb them.

Blondee said...

Love, love, love the robin video!

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
Thanks so much I totally enjoyed the Robin's nest video! Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my Earth Day Tablescape. Hope you have a wonderful week with your family.
XXOO Diane

TARYTERRE said...

LOVE the quote and picture at the end. BUT that ROBIN video made my day for so many reasons. Thanks. take care.

Ginny said...

The Okapi looks like a zebra that went horribly wrong! I loved the animal pictures, especially the baby meerkats.

Ginny said...

Forgot to say I loved the baby robins!!! Looked like both parents were feeding them, and looked like the mom was shocked to come to the nest and find them gone!

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Me again ;) I was wondering if it was OK to share the Robin video on my blog, giving you credit, of course.
Just let me know, if not I understand.
Have a great sunshiny day!
*hugs*deb

Nezzy said...

Ya bring the best of the best sweetie and a smile to my face!!!

Thanks!!! Last year I had a little wren raise her brood in one of my hangin' ferns. Sweet!

Have a beautifully blessed day sweetie!

(I have an Angel Dawn update up)

Wendy said...

That squirrel reminds me of me being caught eating cake when I'm meant to be on a diet!

Wendy said...

That squirrel reminds me of me being caught eating cake when I'm meant to be on a diet!

Wendy said...

See, I even had double helpings of post!

Debbie said...

So glad you popped by my blog for a visit! I REALLY enjoyed yours (read through several posts) The video on the robin was soo darling. I can't wait to show it to one of my grandsons. Hope your having a wonderful day! Blessings, Debbie

HERE I AM KAYCEE said...

Good day to you my sweet friend!

Can't wait to watch the video clip. That's one cute photo :)

Arkansas Patti said...

Ha, I have had days like that 8th day creation creature.
That Okapi is beautiful but it does look like it was made of left over parts.

A Quiet Corner said...

As you know, I love the teachings of Wayne Dyer....:)JP

DaCraftyLady Debb said...

LOL don't cha just love animals they are so un-inhibited. They all seem like hams... :)

Shug said...

Good evening Sandie..
Love the squirrel picture. reminds me of ME!
hugs
Shug

jack69 said...

Loved the Robins. My system played it thru, very unusual. I have always wondered how they know which one ate last? I am amazed at the little wide open mouths.

thanks for a good read.
Love from NC
Sherry & Jack

Grandma Bonnie said...

The Okapi is so adorable. I would have thought it was part Zebra. I hope you have a great week.

Paula said...

I like all the animals so much.

Sweet Tea said...

Okapi? Never heard of this creature before...It wasn't long ago I was trying to figure out what an Alpaca was. I guess I need to take a Zoology course. Love these, Sandie!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Beautiful- beautiful!
love
tweedles

SquirrelQueen said...

Ha! Is that red handed or red cheeked? Too cute. I loved the robin video. Thanks for sharing.

In Love With Sunflower said...

I love the kitten and cat photo... very endearing indeed <3

The Café Sucré Farine said...

So cute, thanks for a laugh for the day Sandie! Love it!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Okay, now I know what the Okapi looks like! I felt so sad for the bird when she came back and her babies were all gone :(
Hugs, Debby