Sunday, June 15, 2008

ANTHROPOMORPHISM

It's not every day that you get to use that word, is it? I am trying to remember when I learned it. It seems like it was in grade school, but could we have been that advanced in vocabulary back in the early 60s?

Anyway, the word comes to mind because I saw two robins in the yard acting like an old married couple. He was trying to find worms and she kept haranguing ( another good vocabulary word) him; fluffing her feathers and getting right in his face and nagging him. It went on for about five minutes as he moved away nonchalantly and she followed and talked at him. Very amusing, but then I am easily amused, especially by nature.

Later,
Janet

14 comments:

  1. So funny! We have been blessed with a lot of robins this year. We are in the woods, so I'm not sure why they came this year but I love watching them hop around. I will giggle now each time I pause to watch them.

    :-) Rosie

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  2. Hee-hee! As old as time, right?

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  3. Cute story! I wish I had my camera ready when we caught a mockingbird attacking a rubber snake that we put in our veggie garden. He was being so macho! LOL!
    Sher

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  4. Hi Janet!
    Thank you so much for your kind words! I am pretty creaky today...

    Linda
    xoxo

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  5. What a cute little story . I wish I could have seen that one. I could sit and watch stuff like that all day! Susie H

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  6. Males and females are similar in all species, aren't they? ;-)

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  7. oh, i love that print. and the story that goes with it too!

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  8. Hey a birds got to do what a birds got to do! I bought a lovely calendar form Cavalinni Papers, beautiful bird pics!

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  9. No... I agree. That sounds like marriage. :)

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  10. I love watching the birds on our yard and all their chatter. Clarice

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  11. LOL Nature imitates life! lol I don't know that I have ever used that big word though! lol Thanks so much for coming by the blog today and for the sweet comment...please come back anytime and use all the big words you want to...I may learn something!!! lol

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  12. Love this!! LOL I'm with you - easily amused and entertained by nature!! ...Donna

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  13. I laughed out loud when I read this...boys are boys no matter the species! Even Grace seems to detect that fact! : )
    Love,
    Sue

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