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Friday, April 1, 2011

Blogging Challenge April 2011 ~ A

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Today is the first day of April , happy April Fool's Day and the day that I post something with "A".  I think most posts I write for this challenge will follow a theme.  First I'm going to find a word that I don't know and give the definition.  I will post a book that I have read or wish to read, the name of the author will be what starts with the letter of the day.  Then if I have something else I wish to blog about I will.

"A" is for AVERRUNCATOR, an instrument for pruning trees, having two blades, or a blade and a hook, fixed on a long rod and operated by a string or wire.

Austen, Jane ~ My favourites are Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility

A is for Angry.  We have lived in our current house for over 20 years, we back onto crown owned land which is a hydro corridor.  There is a hydro tower very close to our home. Over the years vegetation had grown under that tower providing a nice haven for wildlife.  We have enjoyed, for over ten years, the song of the mocking birds that live in that vegetation.  Yesterday workers for hydro came and cut down all that vegetation.  Where did those poor birds go?  The temperature last night was -5.  I know that they have to maintain the hydro towers, but why wasn't that done yearly so no animals would find refuge?  I will miss the mocking birds tremendously. My only hope is that they were able to survive the cold without a nest and that they will nest in our back yard tree or in a tree in one of our neighbours back yards.

Signing off till next time.


  1. Loved the first post of the challenge, did this last year and what fun it was,
    I just fell in love with your blog so you'll see me again during the month.

  2. Aww poor birds! :o( and what a heart you have to care so much for them. Blessings, Joanne

  3. Ooo I am follower #25, I love to be significant numbers on the follower icon! We are getting ready to move from our home of 20 years that has trees, pond, and birds galore to a place with none of that. I know what I'll miss the most is the bird sounds every morning and evening. Sigh.


  4. That makes me so sad. How thoughtless of them. I don't know enough about birds to know if they have the ability to relocate quickly but I guess we should be thankful they didn't do this in the Spring when the nests may have had eggs in them.

    I just found the A to Z Challenge and fortunately had already created a post for April Fool's Day - gotta do some thinking now and figure out where to go from there!!

  5. Thank you all for visting. I guess in our busy human world, what might be nesting in a tree just isn't important.