11 March, 2009

It's a Beautiful Morning

It is a beautiful morning. It's always a beautiful morning here in paradise. I even figured out how to record some of the bird sounds we hear every morning.

It's a beautiful mornin', Ahhh,
I think I'll go outside a while,
An jus' smile.
Just take in some clean fresh air, boy!
Ain't no sense in stayin' inside
If the weather's fine an' you got the time.
It's your chance to wake up and plan another brand new day.
Either way,
It's a beautiful mornin', Ahhh,
Each bird keeps singin' his own song.
The Rascals - A Beautiful Morning

 I've got them posted so you can download and play. Just check out the "Some Cool Links" in the right-hand column. Look for "Sounds From Our Back Porch". We have to put up with this noise (and worse) every morning. We did have the Yucatan Jays again this morning, and they are amazingly noisy, but by the time I got set up and figured out how to do the recording, they were gone. So, what you're hearing is the grackles and some other smaller black birds. I'll do it again and get some other sounds posted for you.

My friend Don sent me the following picture. It's a shot through the window where my old cubicle used to be - back when I w-w-worked.

It's a cheery sight I don't miss at all. The snow draped majestically over the trees, radio towers, and the security rocks (in case a crazed terrorist tries to drive through and crash into the building.) I used to work at the Washington State Emergency Operations Center (EOC). It's so nice not to have to be in that mindset anymore.
My Old Cubicle Window
Thanks, Don. It just reaffirms why we're down here.


Anonymous said...

Your words reaffirm for me too, why I wish I was still there right now. I am looking at the some "majestic" type snow outside of my office window and dreaming of paradise.
I think the Belize Tourism Board should be paying you a commission for your Blogs!
Thanks for the posts.

Dave Rider said...

Hi Vivien,
"Wow! That's a great idea." He said, tongue in cheekly.
No, this is a free service... A labor of love, y'might say.
You and Denis need to get back down here. That white stuff is just not healthy!

Anonymous said...

I hope You never Stop your Labor of Love, Its about the best thing that has happen to Corozal. Its All most enough to get me to start Walking into town...All Most!