Monday, June 01, 2015

Nature Lovers Monday

Hello everyone!  A very warm welcome to you all! The videos I have selected for this post are:

A Just for Laughs Gag/Juste pour Rire

Cello Rain - Borislav Strulev

Nature Walk - Isla Palenque - Panama

How Cats Make us Smile

Top 10 Smallest and Cutest Birds in the World


The following is a book that falls perfectly into my nature themed post here.  Last Child in the Woods - Saving our Children from Nature Deficit Disorder

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.

Kindness - The world would be a nicer place if everyone had the ability to love as unconditionally as a dog.


Faith makes everything possible.  Hope makes everything work.  Love makes everything beautiful. May you have all three as you begin each day.


The more things you do, the more you can do.


To make a difference in someone's life, you don't have to be brilliant, rich, beautiful or perfect.  You just have to care.


Here are the values that I stand for:  honesty, equality, kindness, compassion, treating people the way you want to be treated and helping those in need.  To me, those are traditional values.


A new week...today is the start of a new adventure. New challenges to face, new memories to make and new obstacles to overcome.


Give me sunshine on my shoulders and flowers in my path.


You don't have to see the whole path...just the first step.


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.

52 comments:

  1. Hi Linda, the cats video makes me laugh aloud! And thank you for all the lovely pictures and quotes. Have a beautiful day!

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  2. magnifique la nature a Panama! c'est comme au Venezuela!
    ici pas de soleil encore ! pfff ça use le moral
    bisous

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  3. Hi Linda,
    Thank you for your post, it is very
    varied and I always look forward on it.
    My favorite drawing from Lori Siebert Studio.
    I wish you a relaxing, sunny week.
    Sadie

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  4. Indeed, an old Chinese saying says, "The journey of a thousand li begins with the first step!"

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  5. Those little birds are so sweet in the video.

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  6. Dear Linda... I just love the birds! Hope your Monday is off to a good start. :)

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  7. Panama looks like a lovely place!

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  8. Amazing post:)
    Have a great day!
    Natallia Jolliet
    http://www.alexphotographygeneva.blogspot.com/

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  9. Another truly phenomenal post, Linda!
    I especially love the "Essence of Life" one...it really spoke to me.

    Much Love & Hugs xoxoxo

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  10. Good morning, dear Linda! I enjoyed the sound of the cello and xylophone combined with a static shot of water and lush greenery. I also enjoy taking nature walks and have learned to pause and examine smaller creatures like insects, toads and lizards. They are all beautiful in their own way. After avoiding contact with cats most of my life I have come to understand and appreciate them in recent years. The piece on small species of birds reminds me of my "miracle pet," a zebra finch, that I raised from an egg. She was so tame that she took rides around the house on my hand several times a day. I miss her!

    Thank you very much, dear friend Linda!

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  11. Hi Linda-
    I enjoyed this post and thank you so much for stopping by my blog.

    Have a blessed week!

    Laura

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  12. Great videos and images as always! I love the quote from Princess Sassy Pants & Co. I think what's important is to have courage to take the first step.
    Happy Monday and have a wonderful week!

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  13. Hahaaa..., great gag, Linda !
    ...May you have all three as... well !

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  14. I am waiting for sunshine and flowers! It has been so cold! Brrrr!
    Deb

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  15. Bon lundi à toi Ma chère Linda et Félicitations pour tous ces postes variés et intéressants. Bisous

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  16. a lovely collection of encouragement today, Miss Linda! Thank you so much! Thanks for starting my week out just right! I am beginning to feel a little better. Still difficult to use my fingers, as my hand-eye coordination is very poor, and the fatigue is exhausting! LOL But I can sit up now for brief periods of time, and enjoy doing some things around the house. I have missed your wonderful blog very much. love, de

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  17. Bonjour from SW France, Love your quotes and your blog is indeed a peaceful place to visit :-)

    amicalement, Leeann

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  18. bonjour Linda,
    j'ai bien aimé les vidéos, et surtout la vidéo des chats, qui est amusante.
    bonne semaine
    Laurence

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  19. Hi Linda, Top 10 Smallest and Cutest Birds in the World ... very cool and interesting!

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  20. Naturally I homed in on the ten smallest and cutest birds. I found some familiar birds there so have to agree with Goldcrest, American Goldfinch and Bananaquit. Thanks Linda.

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  21. I think the gag people have to be careful sometimes; a snotty interviewer could get punched in the mouth! :) Love the cat smiles. Mine makes me smile all the time!

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  22. Good morning Linda. Very cool here in Amherstburg this morning. I enjoyed the video about Panama. On my cruise I went to Costa Rica & Panama and on my excursions I saw many different interesting creatures, aniamals and vegetation. I hope to come back some day.
    Enjoy the day my friend. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

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  23. Bonjour Linda,
    J'ai adoré ton petit vidéo avec les chats ('◡')♥

    Bisous

    Manon

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  24. a lovely collection Linda :-)

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  25. Great vides and quotes. Enjoyed them one and all. Have a blessed day and a great month of June. Madeline

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  26. An inspiring post Linda.

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  27. Yikes on that first video. That was gross but funny.

    Loved the kitty and the bird video so I linked you to Awww Mondays.

    Have a fabulous day Linda. ☺

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  28. " th birds" ont ma préférence linda..

    greetings

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  29. The dog quote really is wise, and I love the cat video!

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  30. I have one instrumental album with cellos...another is cello with rock music...love 'em!

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  31. Dear Linda- super post. Loved seeing all those sweet birds. As for the cat video-certainly had me smiling. Had a wonderful Monday visit. Have a great day friend.

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  32. Great inspiration to start your week.

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  33. Loved the rain video, Linda.

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  34. Nice videos!
    xx

    http://losaway.blogspot.com.es/

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  35. i find all birds quite cute, no matter whether they're small or big! :)

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  36. This is really nice post!I love taking pictures of nature and listening to soothing music.I'm glad I found your blog.
    Thanks for stopping by and leaving comment.

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  37. I agree, the world would be a better place if we all adopted the attitudes of the dogs! I think the saying is "Bark less, wag more."

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  38. just found you on Awww Monday- thanks for dropping in to one of the nicest memes- thanks to Sandee! You can find me here if you like:
    http://katheworsley.blogspot.com Cherrio!

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  39. How cats make us smile - or could be many animals really - cute. ;-)

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  40. Bonjour Linda, superbes les vidéos et citations! Bise et bonne soirée dans la joie!

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  41. Dogs sure do love almost anything

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  42. I always enjoy my visits! Have a great day!

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  43. Happy Monday Linda... I love that quote about Faith Hope and Love... if we have all three of this, we have some pretty awesome things xox

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  44. Wonderful, fun videos! Thank you for sharing this Linda!
    Kisses
    Svetlana
    http://capemaychic.weebly.com

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  45. A really interesting post and I see you took a lot of time to make it just right. Thanks for your time and enjoy a wonderful weekend.

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  46. This was a wonderful post, Linda! The cello/rain video really resonated with me. I think "The Last Child in the Woods" is an important book, and it highlights something seriously amiss in modern childhood. Another classic was written by Rachel Carson: "A Sense of Wonderful." It is heartbreaking how divorced from nature we are becoming. It does not bode well for the future. I think that a lot of the problems we have in school with distractible, hyperactive kids is that they are not getting enough time outdoors. Loved the new week quote! So many people groan when Monday rolls around; but it's so true, what a wonderful gift a brand new week is. That Princess Sassy image is beautiful and profound. Have a lovely Tuesday, my Montreal friend!

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  47. The videos of the cats really made me laugh!
    Thanks for the lovely quotes too:)

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  48. Tiny birds are HUGE in my book!

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  49. Ha ha ha, A just for laugh is so gross!!! I think I will search for tissue in my purse right away. Nice cello music!

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