Sunday Respite – One Sunday Morning

Here we are winding down the last days of October. I can’t say we had much of a fall this year, but in lieu of that here are some laid back sounds along with some beautiful fall scenes.

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Francis Goya – One Morning Sunday

Wishing you a wonderful day.

Saturday Passel of Potpourri

 

 

Let’s see what mischief our fellow earthlings have gotten themselves into this week. It’s Saturday and time for a break and maybe a smile or two.

Animals steal the show this week..

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We will start out with an introduction to our latest GOP candidate who has entered the fray from Nevada. Michele Fiore for Governor of Nevada.

Wait for the very end!

I will close out with a short clip-

Bullfrog Battle Royale | The Mating Game | BBC Earth

The pond is their boxing ring, and the centre is where you want to be. Being at the centre proves you are the dominant male and therefore more likely to get a mate – you’ve just got to fight off the competition first…

 

That’s all folks. Have a wonderful day.

 

Sunday Respite – Beauty Of Autumn

We are still waiting here for the “big show” of Mother Nature. No cold weather yet, in fact 80 here just this week though they say we are in for a cold snap coming up. In the meantime I have chosen this for my Sunday Respite.

In Georgia, near the Caucasus Mountains, there is a beautiful place, named Tusheti. They often play this music on the accordion. It is described as Georgian Folk Music. The only description I could find.

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Wishing you a wonderful day.

Saturday Passel of Potpourri

Let’s see what mischief our fellow earthlings have gotten themselves into this week. It’s Saturday and time for a break and maybe a smile or two.

Animals steal the show this week..

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I will end with a visit with several of our fellow travelers beneath the ocean.

Feeding Humphead Parrotfish | Blue Planet | BBC Earth

A school of Humphead Parrotfish descend on the coral reef to feed and turn the age old coral into a fine sand that, in turn, forms islands. Fascinating video from BBC natural history show Blue Planet. Narrated by Sir David Attenborough.

 

 

 

 

Wishing you a wonderful day

 

Sunday Respite – Beautiful Autumn

We are late getting the fall leaf show on the road here where I live. No cold nights really except one or two where it got to the high ’40s. Lots of acorns this year, so should be some fine venison coming up.

Here is some wonderful fall photography for those who don’t get a glimpse of nature showing off her wares each fall.

Music by Era – I Believe

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Wishing everyone a wonderful day.

S. Korean President Returns Six U.S. MIA Remains in Person. Biden Sends No One.

One of our important allies, South Korea, was snubbed big time by Biden. Worse was the lack of respect for our fallen. Biden could not trouble himself to send a government representative to meet Moon. I bet if Trump was in office he himself might have taken the opportunity to spend some time with Moon Jae-in. It got zero coverage. Moon came half way around the world to pay respect. The U.S government? Zero effort.

Almost 40,000 Americans died in that three-year conflict with North Korea and China. Another 100,000 were wounded and a stunning 7,500 still remain unaccounted for.

This is not the biggest story of the day, but one that is due respect for those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

An American flag is prepared for presentation to the next of kin“An American flag is prepared for presentation to the next of kin” by Beverly & Pack is licensed under CC BY 2.0

The president of South Korea, Moon Jae-in, and his wife, Kim Jung-sook, flew to Hawaii this week to personally return the recovered remains of six U.S. soldiers from the Korean War in a solemn ceremony at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser has a lovely collection of photos from these ceremonies if you’d like to get a sense of this important historical event.

An additional report is at  HotAir.com.

Moon Jae-in is the President of a nation that has stood as one of our staunchest military and diplomatic allies since before most of us were born and they sit on the front line of one of the most incendiary hotspots on the planet. He came to the United States from halfway around the world to fulfill a sacred obligation to our country.

It didn’t involve much of a trip for the Admiral to meet the South Korean president.

Red State:

Bringing home the remains of the fallen is always an emotional issue for Americans, many of whom still fly black POW-MIA flags from the Vietnam War. Accessing remains even delayed peace talks after the Vietnam fighting. And the Leave No One Behind mantra raised its emotional head after Biden’s Afghan retreat did leave Americans behind.

So, when the president of a long-time democratic ally and an economic powerhouse, especially one from Asia where signs of respect are so revered and expected, personally gets involved in the return of soldiers’ remains, it’s a pretty big deal. Or should be. The U.S. still has about 30,000 troops stationed in South Korea as a tripwire to deter another North Korean invasion.

The Biden administration, however, sent no one to the ceremony, which also involved repatriating remains of now-identified Korean soldiers to their homeland.

That five-sided military building did assign an admiral, who was very professional and respectful as a military man but not a government rep.

The Korean president, of course, delivered his remarks with dignity, showing no signs of umbrage as he and a Korean Honor Guard handed the remains of six Americans to the Defense Department’s POW/MIA Accounting Agency. He then accepted the remains of 68 now-identified South Korean troops, which flew back to Korea on the president’s plane. “American and Korean heroes are finally returning home to their families after a 70-year-long wait,” Moon said. The solemn ceremony received little news coverage beyond Honolulu because without White House representation it was unimportant and any news coverage noting that, like this report, might be seen as critical of the administration that is not headed by Donald Trump.

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Sunday Respite – Autumn Road

Another beautiful day coming up. Fall indeed is settling in.

Sunday’s respite got a debut yesterday prematurely and was posted as well as a my usual Saturday Passel of Potpourri

If you missed either one, here is a command performance!

Love On The Autumn Road – NAM T. S.

Wishing you a wonderful day!

Saturday Respite – Love On The Autumn Road

We had our first cold snap which should herald a glimpse of the fall colors soon. A relief from the muggy days we have been having. These crystal blue skies we get this time of year are a treasure.

For today’s respite:

Love On The Autumn Road – NAM T. S. You may prefer watching it in full screen.

Wishing you a wonderful day.

Sunday Respite – Magical Autumn

On Wednesday the Autumn Equinox will take place.

The Autumn Equinox divides the day and night equally, and we take a moment to pay our respects to the impending dark. We also give thanks to the waning sunlight, as we store our harvest of this year’s crops. Hail and farewell.

We welcome the coming darkness. Hail and Welcome. The earth goes dark,
the earth slowly dies only to be reborn.

Wednesday, September 22. For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, it marks the beginning of fall, with daylight hours continuing to shorten until the winter solstice in December.

The wheel keeps turning. Birth, Death and Rebirth.

Secret Garden – Canzona. You may prefer to watch this in full screen.

Wish you a beautiful Autumn …

Sunday Respite – Pastorale

Fall’s temperatures are starting to settle it here. Days are decidedly growing shorter.The leaves soon will start to show their colors.

I have chosen Secret Garden – Pastorale for today. It seems appropriate for today. A reflection. You may prefer watching this in full screen.

Wishing everyone a wonderful day.

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