Tag: bird

Good grief!

Will someone please explain the true meaning behind the phrase “good grief”? And please, don’t emphasize the fact that Charlie Brown mutters it on a regular basis as justification for its meaning. If ever an oxymoron existed, it would be in the use of these two words together. This is especially true if used to describe today’s happenings in Hummingbird-ville....

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Time marches on, but where does it go?

The hummingbabies turned two weeks old yesterday. In hummingbird time they’ve already lived approximately 1.2 percent of their lives, as the average lifespan of these tiny, winged acrobats is a mere three years. But do they themselves think it’s “mere”?  Or is it just long enough to do what they need to do… possibly several times over? For instance, once...

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