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Red, Red Robin

Cape Robin 1

When the Red, Red Robin

Comes Bob, Bob, Bobbin’


Cape Robin 2

I rarely see a Cape Robin in my garden, so when he does pop by I am honoured.

Cape Robin 3

This little chap flew down onto the lawn near the stoep, hopped onto a solar lamp and looked at me.

Cape Robin 4

There are four solar lamps in a row on my lawn. He started on the one farthest away, then he hopped onto the next lamp closer, and stared again, then onto the third lamp.

Cape Robin 5

Finally, he came as close as he dared, on the last solar lamp, had a good long hard look at me, sitting in the garden chair with my cuppa and camera.

Cape Robin 6

Curiosity assuaged, he flew off.

How lovely to see him though.

Cape Robin 7

The catchy song “When the Red, Red Robin” was written in 1926 by Harry Woods. Here’s Doris Day singing, When the Red, Red Robin Comes Bob, Bob, Bobbin’ Along.  



Groove to the Hoove

Little Monkey and hoof

Little Monkey and hoof

Mr SL and hoof 2

Mr SL and hoof 2

Yesterday I posted some photos of my dogs eating hooves. Butterflysand wrote a little rhyming poem, and along with MidWesternPlantGirl, we challenged Ladysighs to sing it for us.

For some reason she did not want to publish a song about dogs and stinky hooves on her own blog! But you can hear her sing it below.  (I hope – I am computer challenged!)


And here is Quiall’s original poem –

It behooves me to say,

about hooves here this day,

all it proves to us all,

is your moves must forestall,

cuz the grooves that they play,

with the hooves here today,

will tomorrow improve,

that’s all I can say!



And Ladysighs’ song –

It behooves me to say
About hooves here this day
And what it proves to us all

Your dogs with hooves play
For a tasty buffet
Their chews do not forestall

Hooves Hooves Sweet Hooves
Of them everyone approves
Give Monkey a treat
Hooves cannot be beat
Her breath it will improve


Thank you for the entertainment ladies.

Those Peepers!

Those Peepers - Anonymous Model

Those Peepers – Anonymous Model

It is always fun trying on new frames when you need new glasses.

Jeepers, Creepers! Where’d ya get those Peepers?

This was a popular jazz song, written in 1938, with lyrics by Johnny Mercer and music by Harry Warren.

I like this Ethel Waters recording Jeepers Creepers


Silver Threads Among the Gold

Silver Threads - LM

Silver Threads – LM

Darling I am growing old

Silver threads among the gold

Shine upon my jowl* today

Life is fading fast away


Little Monkey attacks life head on with a vengeance. Always full of energy and mischief, it is hard to remember, sometimes, that the young one I adopted at eighteen months, is now over nine years.

These silver hairs, on her once jet black muzzle, remind me.

And my silver hairs, you ask? (Not that I have any!) That’s why hair dye was invented . . . you’ll never know!!

post script: The words are taken from an old song (with the word brow changed to jowl) in an old music book, that originally cost three shillings. There is no credit given to the lyricist or composer, so I was just going to leave it there, then thought, what else is google for, if not this?

So, the words are by Eben E. Rexford and the music by Hart Pease Danks, copyrighted in 1873. For more info you could try Silver Threads Among The Gold

Now, wasn’t that worth it to find those marvellous names?

And if you want to hear it sung, I quite like Foster and Allen’s version.