Monday, May 18, 2015

Monday Melody and More About Myself

Hello everyone!  A very warm welcome to you all! 

Happy Victoria Day to all my fellow Canadians!  Here in Quebec they changed the name of the day a while back from Victoria Day to Patriots Day.  But don't be fooled, this is indeed Victoria Day.  They changed it here because they wanted to break ties from the Queen, but personally, it will always be Victoria Day to me...and is throughout Canada!  Enjoy your day! 

For those of you who may have missed my last two posts, this story I am sharing here will make more sense to you if you are able to look at my Saturday and Sunday posts.

So....continuing on with my Chinese gander encounter, here are a few photos that will show his attack on the sweet Greylag goose.  You will see how calm the Chinese gander's girlfriend seems, as well as minding her own business.  She is the one facing the other way.  It is the Chinese gander who had his eyes set on the Greylag goose.  My photos here will show you how it happened, and in the order it happened.  In the last photo he had just attacked her, and you can see her astonishment.  Poor sweetie.  Then he turned his attention to me and then attacked me.  LOL!  :)  You just need to click on the photos to see a larger view.




The videos I have selected for this post are:

A Just for Laughs Gag/Juste pour Rire

Watermelon Slushies

Island in the Sun - Harry Belafonte

The Olive Route:  The Olive Tree in the Holyland

For the following, I am providing the link sources beneath each photo.  You just need to click on the images to see a larger view.

I thought it was quite appropriate to share this image, since it fits in perfectly with my post.  LOL!  A Canada goose chasing someone.  :)


Giving someone a smile when they expect you to lose your temper....priceless.




If another can easily anger you, it is because you are off balance with yourself.


Success is not about the fame or fortune, success is the amount of love, peace and joy you feel in your heart at any given moment.


Teach your children to accept themselves.  As the acceptance of yourself becomes more important, the opinions of others become less important.


It's almost always impossible to change people. Just love them.  Love is what changes us!






Thank you all so much for visiting me here!  I always appreciate and enjoy reading your kind thoughts, which you are always welcome to share.

49 comments:

  1. Island in the sun b Harry is one of my very favourite songs ... I believe, I found it in Cuba ... you've ever been there? Love, cat. htttp://ckpeacemaker.wordpresss.com/ ... hmmm?

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  2. Your embeds are now even more helpful (i mean the previous ones are, haahahha) i just love that watermelon recipe cause here in the Philippines we are in the middle of the summer and it's like 30-ish temperature everyday, so HOT!

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  3. Wow, what a goose! great shots, especially the last one

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  4. Happy Monday Linda... I like the quote about how love changes us... nice xox ♡

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  5. You got some fabulous pictures of the attack! That is one mad goose! Love the hand exercises, they will be helpful to quite a few!

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  6. Happy Victoria Day! I have always loved this beautiful song Island in the sun by Harry B, thank you for sharing it. Have a nice week! In Finland, we will have a rainy day.

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  7. Coucou Linda,
    Tout est beau et je souris en voyant la photo "fin de l'automne et début du printemps avec 10°"
    Je te souhaite une belle semaine. Gros bisous et merci pour tous tes posts.

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  8. je te souhaite une douce journée et une belle semaine ....

    mai avance vite , les jardins et la nature sont belles mais encore parfois un vent frais le matin


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  9. Harry sings that song so well, always loved it and still do.

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  10. At this time of day (about 3pm in the afternoon) I would love to have a glass of chilling watermelon slushies!

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  11. Queen Victoria was once our queen in Malaya. Ha ha...
    But we got rid off our connection to Britain in 1957.

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  12. Harry Belanfonte! Love his "There's a hole in the bucket" - so hilarious, that one!

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  13. That's was quite the aggressive experience for you Linda :) Thanks for your shares and have a great start into the new week.

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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  14. Hi, dear Linda! It's quite surprising how aggressive various species of fowl can be, prone to unprovoked attacks on other birds and humans. The gag video had me laughing at those people who were dumbfounded by that malfunctioning vacuum hose. Harry Belefonte and his music first became popular at the end of 1956. His first hit single "Jamaica Farewell," was climbing the chart as I turned age 7. Other hits followed including "Mama's Boy Child," "Banana Boat," "Mama Look at Bubu" and the song you posted, "Island in the Sun," which came close to the top 40 in the summer of '57.

    Happy Monday, dear friend Linda!

    P.S. - If you'd still like to vote for one of the eligible songs in my latest BOTB post, you may do so any time between now and Wednesday night. Thank you, dear friend!

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  15. Happy Victoria Day! That goose is quite a thug, I am glad you distracted him so the other goose could get away, even if it meant you got attacked :(

    Islands in the Sun, I remember that song, haven't heard it for ages.

    I had to laugh at the Canada 10degC weather difference in autumn and spring - same here in Scotland!

    Have a great Monday!

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  16. Happy Patriots Day!!

    I like the geese photos.

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  17. Hi Linda, I'm taking a little blogging break but just stopping by to check on one of my favorite blogs this morning ... Neat story about the Geese! :-) Wishing you a Happy Victoria Day!

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  18. Geese can be so aggressive. But I guess it's just the way of nature. We can't really judge their doings with our human eyes.

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  19. Oh dear, hope you're not hurt by the attack, Linda! Watermelon Slushies sound like some cool thirst quenchers! xoxo

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  20. Smiling at someone who expects temper in return for their behavior has its limits. I work with someone who dislikes me and occasionally yells at me. My response always has been to listen with a smile and say nothing. Once she concluded "Why are you always laughing at me!" which made me laugh out loud. She stormed away, to the amusement of those in the room.

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  21. Happy Victoria Day. I'm so happy that you, who lives in Quebec agree with the original name. What realistic, whatever the name is, we know what it means. We should have goose for dinner tonight. ( Only joking ) The Hunting Happiness Project was very beautiful. Island in the Sun by Harry Belafonte allows me to think about cruises.Arthritis is with me all the time. I'm use to it even though there are times the pain is tough. I;ll have to look at the exercises that you have showed this morning. Thanks Linda. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

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  22. Happy Victoria Day to you. Enjoyed the videos like I always do. Great quotes. Enjoyed Harry's song. Have a blessed day. Madeline

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  23. First of all, thanks for your very nice comment on The Villages! And a Happy Victoria Day to you. I'm not sure about your geese, though. They seem to have a problem with anger management! (Our geese do, too!)

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  24. Oh my, the third shot is amazing! But poor Greylag goose and you.
    Image of Meanwhile in Canada fits perfectly indeed!

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  25. Happy Victoria Day, Linda!
    Wow - that goose had such a nasty disposition. Glad there aren't too many others like him!

    Loved the entire collection, as usual, but especially the feature on the olive tree in the Holyland. I want to go there someday.

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  26. The gander are nice :-)

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  27. Superbe comme toujours! Bise et bonne journée toute douce!

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  28. Island in the Sun by Harry Belafonte, is out my teenage time Linda, very nice to see again.

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  29. Happy Victoria day to you all there.
    About the geese, yes poor sweetie:(
    anyway, " Island in the sun" song is my favorite:)

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  30. Hi Linda,
    I saw the pictures of the goose in this post
    and the post below. It seemed anxious to be attacked by a goose !!!!!
    Your videos and spells were again a welcome relief :-)
    Warm regards, Helma

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  31. Nice action shot of the goose attack!

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  32. Still nice photo's, Linda !
    Belgium cars in the gag !

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  33. Poor goose! They do get a bit cranky this time of year! Great shares!

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  34. Olive trees outside Jerusalem say so much about history. Very good video.

    Crazy gander.

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  35. Stat attack by the Chinese gander is so wicked. I hope you are enjoying the Victoria Day.

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  36. I know Quebec has its people that support separating from Canada. I don't even think Scotland would be better off separate from the UK, especially not Quebec from Canada.

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  37. I didn't know about this 'Island in the sun' song but I enjoyed it very much. He has a very soothing, sexy and original voice. I love his Christmas song...I forgot the title but the song goes ' Long time ago in Bethlehem...' Best Christmas song ever!
    Have a nice Day!

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  38. ohhh .. I hope the goose didn't hurt you!!

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  39. Harry Belafonte: great singer, nice song. Your blog parellels: great blog, nice writer.

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  40. Lived in Winnipeg for some years. Winterpeg it's called but a truly beautiful city. I finally came close to the song I love, "Red River Valley". Your blog soothes.

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  41. My goodness! That gander meant business. I wonder if he and his mate had a nest nearby.

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  42. Those are quite the pictures you took of the geese! I like the "Meanwhile in Canada" showing 10C...I know the feeling more or less! :) Thanks as always for the delightful posts.

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  43. That's quite a display of wings there Linda. Goodness, I remember being chased by a goose for the sandwich in my hand when I was a young girl of about seven. That goose nipped at the back of my legs as I ran but I held on to that sandwich, lol. Should have let it go of course but never even crossed my mind. Thank you for another wonderful post and have a great week :)

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  44. Oh those ducks! Up to mischief. :-)

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  45. Merci d'être passée j'adore les chats, Belafonte, beaucoup, et ces charmants petits escargots que je n'aime pas manger pas plus que les cuisses de grenouilles !
    Bonne journée Linda

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  46. Hello Linda, love your blog. I really enjoyed the cucumber sandwich video. Cheers.

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  47. Terrific shots of the geese, Linda! The Meanwhile In Canada one reminds me of something that happened yesterday- a couple of kids were chasing a pair of Canada geese across the lawn at a museum here. I kept thinking if the geese turned on them, the parents would blame the birds.

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  48. A great post, and these geese!

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  49. Don't let the geese keep getting to you.

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