Local YocalsRead Now
Turn up the volume and just listen....a pretty song by my good friend Paul or so I like to say. You see, all of us run into famous people now and then, right? I was at a conference one time where Paul was the main speaker and I was at the urinal and ran into him. Good friends.....
So....Bluebirds.... today we had a few of them in our back yard and their 'colors' are showcased so well against the grayness of the day. A bit of fog this morning but the blue brought a bit of a smile to our faces. These are the "Local Yocals' as I call them, the every-day variety, as opposed to summer passer-bye's.
In Arizona, I rent my house (to humans) and we call our renters 'snowbirds' for they flock from the colder regions of our country, (as in Wisconsin and MN and MI) and migrate south for winter. But in Jersey, when speaking about the 'birds' as in Bluebirds, we have the opposite thing going on. We have our local population now (just as in Arizona) but welcome in those who migrate in for a season. The difference is that our migrants of birds occur in the summer, and our locals are here all year. In Arizona, we have humans all year but our migrants occur in the winter.
I prefer the Jersey bird migrants over the Arizona human migrants. The Jersey variety of migrants always dress the part, be it winter or summer. They always bring a smile to my face....I like to feed them, watch them....they peck away on the ground now in the winter.
While...the human migrants in Arizona just get in the way. They add more cars, they love to use the 'check-books' in the store which slows up the line as I just hate that 'ripping' of the check as they slowly pay the tab. There is no Rhyme or Reason (John Denver) to their dress and most of them I really do not like to even look at.
So....the winner is:....our local yocals....the bird type as in Bluebird. Well, let me amend that. In the early 70's...I was a HUGE John Denver fan. I can still recall in 1973 when Sunshine on My Shoulder came out, I would plug my ear phones in from my 'radio' (Egads!!) and listen to it as I biked to work that summer. Those were days that were simple, they were soft.
So it is really a tie, John Denver or Bluebirds. Come to think of it, I am not sure where the 'tied' connection is to John Denver but, thought I would include it anyhow as a nice way to end this blog.
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