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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Leap Day 2012



Greetings on this Leap Day 2012. I'm not sure we needed an "extra" day of this dreary February weather, but thankfully March is arriving and that brings us a bit closer to the spring season. In Syracuse, NY we are expecting snow all day. I'm thrilled, of course. (not really.)

Leap Day Trivia item: Apparently, if you were born on a Leap Day, you are called a "Leapling".  Cute.


Not related to Leap Day, here is a something I wanted to post before I forgot about it. Yesterday, (2/28), Christer of the wonderful blog, http://thecottagebythecranelakeolof1.wordpress.com/ was discussing the family of Corvids, or crows, ravens, jackdaw, etc. These birds are immensely intelligent and are fascinating to study and observe. Christer's discussion reminded me of a video I saw a few weeks ago that shows this intellligence, and shall I say, "joie de vivre", to a tee. Please click on the link to watch a short clip of this amazing and fun-seeking bird.  crow snowtubing on the roof



Doesn't seem to be much else to say about Leap Day. It's not a big shopping day, lol! The commercial value is very low for this day. No parades or special foods. No need to send out cards or break out special decorations. Just a day that comes around every four years. Gives us something to talk about for about a minute!

Hope you have the best Leap Day ever!


6 comments:

Jeanne said...

Happy Leap Day!!!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Yes, if there were any money to be made from Leap Day, Hallmark would be all over it!

Magic Love Crow said...

Happy Leap Day my friend ;o) I loved my crow snow boarding! He was so cute! Thank you for sharing! They are one of the most intelligent birds ;o)

Vivienne Moss said...

Loved the video. My mom has a cousine who once had a crow that he taught to talk. They are very smart birds.

thecottagebythecranelakeolof1 said...

Smart birds indeed and that crow really had fun :-) :-)

Back in the days women over here had the right to propose to the one they loved. But if they were turned down they were allowed a kiss or a gift as an apology :-)

Have a great day!
Christer.

Lili said...

That crow video was so amazing! They are such cool creatures aren't they. ~Lili