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Friday, April 20, 2012

Foghorns and Mr. Mockingbird

I awoke to sunshine....but, the basso voices of the Foghorns were strong and close...so I dashed up to my rooftop and filmed the scene......low lying fog all up and down the Coast...the GG Bridge completely hidden.....as I scanned the horizon....if you listen closely, you will hear Mr. Mockingbird serenading the neighbourhood.  He's here - but so far, not on my street....  






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The second video shows (if you look closely) Mr. Mocker  (atop the tree). 
I KNOW  Spring really is here when he arrives.




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Here he is.....I took this back in 2009.....


I hope you enjoy the videos....

Love,

♥ Robin ♥

24 comments:

  1. How cool to be able to do videos.
    I loved seeing the fog and hearing those happy birds, thanks!

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    1. Babs.. it was fun to do the videos...and I thought it was better to show it *live* - so I could share what I saw - exactly as I saw it.

      Love,

      ♥ Robin ♥

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  2. great meld of sounds, the city, the fog horn and the birds. i felt like i was there on the rooftop

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    1. You WERE there with me - in spirit!!!!

      Love,

      ♥ Robin ♥

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  3. Do you know this poem by Sandburg?

    Desolate and lone
    All night long on the lake
    Where fog trails and mist creeps,
    The whistle of a boat
    Calls and cries unendingly,
    Like some lost child
    In tears and trouble
    Hunting the harbor's breast
    And the harbor's eyes.

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    1. Snow....no, I didn't know this wonderfully evocotive poem of Sandburg's....it's perfect for that video...and a poem I will now remember.

      Thank you for sharing!!!!!!

      Love,

      ♥ Robin ♥

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  4. Loved the videos, and Sweet Pea *especially* liked the one with the mocking bird; they were having a good conversation! ;-)
    I had forgotten the low groan of the fog horns....I now remember how often we would hear them. Brings back memories!

    XXOO~~
    Anne

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    1. I can just picture Sweetpea twisting her head to the side and thinking: "Hmmmmm...where is that other Bird, Mum"?

      You KNOW I thought of you when those Fog Horns were *Crooning*!!!!

      Love,

      ♥ Robin ♥

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  5. There is just something so mysterious and wonderful about of and fog horns. I used to hear them on Lake Superior when I was a kid.
    We have mockingbirds around here also and I keep thinking it is Sunshine.

    Have a great weekend Robin.

    Hugs

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    1. Teri...you are right! Fog Horns are mysterious... I love to hear them.....

      And..the Mockers do sound like Sunshine....

      Safe travels home......

      Love,

      ♥ Robin ♥

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  6. Listen to that Mockingbird go!!! I miss them, all the mimics and whistles.

    The foghorn and the birds IS a wonderful blend. Thank you for that.
    As I was listening I had the windows open and my own backyard birds were having their own chorus!

    Love you LS!

    xoxo
    Lo♥

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    1. I am sure you remember those low-lying fogs and the mysterious bellowing of the Foghorns!!!

      How wonderful that I can picture the view of your backyard - the trees, the birds.....(the Squirrels).....

      Love you too, BS!!

      ♥ R ♥

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  7. Thank you for sharing your lovely video's.I am visiting you from Amanda's blog and just had to tell you how moved I was by the poem you left her.Blessings,Cat

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    1. Cat....I am happy my poem moved you....Amanda is a wonderful person...and so are her blog followers. So nice to meet you!

      ♥ Robin ♥

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    2. The poem moved me too, robin, a most precious gift. Xoxo

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    3. Hugs to you, dear KJ.

      MUWAH!

      ♥ Cupcake ♥

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  8. I really did dear!
    Like I was standing on that rooftop with you again.
    So glad Mr Mockingbird is back and hopefully he brought spring which is just waiting around the corner for you to wink with your hand.
    Loved that foghorn!

    ♥M

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    1. Ah, my Zuster.....it makes me smile to know you DID stand up on my roof!

      Mr. Mocker is singing his ♥ out as I write this....still 2 blocks away...but his voice carries!

      Happy Spring!!!

      Love,

      ♥ Robin ♥

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  9. I think I love the sound of foghorns, musing as I read your post. Gives me a good rumble deep down. mmmm wonder why? LOL hugs xxx

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    1. Jossie... you always make me laugh with your wit!!! There IS something soothing about lying in bed, late at night, listening to the foghorns bellow out their calls...

      Love,

      ♥ Robin ♥

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  10. oh robin, i am so envious of you and your mr. mocker - we had one in our neighborhood a few years back and hubby and i thrilled to his warbles and trills on our nightly walks with miss mia the airedale...

    do enjoy his private concerts just for you!

    xoxo

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  11. I adore mocking birds. We have them in abundance and I admire their friendliness and musical repertoire.

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    1. CS...you lucky girl!!! To have several of these guys must be heavenly! I am astounded by theit ability to mimic so many different types of birds! And....once I read about one here in SF who learned to imitate those dreadful car alarms.....but, he had it down perfectly! Funny, huh!! (But, not so funny at 3:00 a.m.!) A-ha-ha!

      Hugs,

      ♥ Robin ♥

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  12. Amanda, I am happy Mr. Mocker's sweet voice(s) brought back a lovely memory for you...

    I am thrilling to his daily serenade...


    Love,

    ♥ Your *Twin* ♥

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