Promise

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Gray winter lingers,
Yet branches are tipped with pink
Budding promises.
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Bear 01.16.2019
ⓒBearspawprint2019

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SOFT

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SWEET FLOWERS, UNSEEN,
PERFUME SOFT BREEZE RUFFLED AIR.
FRAGRANCED WHISPERS SOOTHE.
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Agawela 02.24.2018
ⓒBearspawprint2018

BEWARE —warning about TICKS

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Danger on new leaves
Rimmed with first molting of ticks
Vectors of illness
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Bear … 03 21.2015
ⓒBearspawprint2015

The first molting of ticks is even smaller than the seed ticks. They tend to be found along the edges of game paths or in high grasses and brush. In appearance they look like a soft edge of tan or light brown along the outer edge of a leaf or grass stalk or just a stick that protrudes where warm blooded animals, including people, birds, squirrels, deer, dogs, cats, etc., will brush against them.

I have had all different molting fall out of trees onto me, even into my coffee cup sitting at a picnic. And sometimes they jump, just appearing where they could not be without jumping several feet. They can be, and are, anywhere that warm blooded animals are or have been.

Motionless, waiting to ambush they look like nothing more than a film or rim dust or pollen. Under magnification they more resemble a mite than the adult ticks in most illustrations. BEWARE. These tiny vectors bite and carry disease, just as the adults do.

If it is possible that these practically invisible arachnids might be on your clothing, disrobe in a tub so that they are contained and not disbursed. Check children carefully. The nasty little critters especially like to get in armpits, under elastic (such as in waistbands), and tight clothing, on small boy’s testicles, and under skin folds in older people.

There are many varieties of ticks, and they are all over the world. It is my personal opinion that as wild-life habitat diminishes, and more animals are domesticated; ticks, and other potential vectors, are forced into contact with encroaching domestic animals and people. They don’t prey on us, as a preference, but we fit the habits of prey, and we are warm blooded.

SPRING — Music Theme

Eva selected the theme ALL THINGS SPRING for this week.  I have chosen the theme RAIN for May 15.
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I am late put SPRING as I was Away From The Computer as the guest of my sister, Nancy, to hear Rising Appalachia, in St. Augustine, Florida. Below are some You Tube versions of songs they sing, which are not quite the same as live.  Mechanically reproduced music doesn’t ever sound as resonate as reality, nor does it record the evolution  of time and people, but the elimination of most of the distracting background noise, and the preservation of a moment in time, has its advantages, too.

SPRING
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FREEDOM — Rising Appalachia

They sang one other  a cappella song that was truly transcendent, but the audience wouldn’t be quiet .  Leah and Chloe, not the chatter boxes, apologized and sang it anyway.  Zavidi Me Lalino (Bulgarian Chant) can be found on the CD Dirty Filthy South.
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ACROSS THE BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS — Rising Appalachia
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SUNU — Rising Appalachia

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FILTHY DIRTY SOUTH –Rising Appalachia
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SWOON — Rising Appalachia

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CAMINANDO — Leah Song — Rising Appalachia
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YOU DON’T MISS YOUR WATER ‘TILL YOUR WELL RUNS DRY — Rising Appalachia

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SCALE DOWN — Rising Appalachia

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LOVE STAYS — Leah Song –Rising Appalachia

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EVA:   Eva  Eva picked the theme for this week; All Things Spring.
JOHNNY:  Johnny
LISA:  Lisa  I am SO happy to see you again, and thank you for posting the photo of YOUR drum.
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