Thursday, February 28, 2013

Live like you were dying

Tim McGraw is one of the Country superstars. A best selling artist, actor, good looking and married to another beautiful and successful county singer Faith Hill. Although I am not a huge fan, I like a couple of his songs.

This one "Live like you were dying" became a big hit in 2004, and is really a very good song. I totally agree with the lyrics. That's how everyone should live. It was written in the memory of his father, Tug McGraw, who was a successful baseball pitcher.

It tells a story of a person who has been told by the doctor that he doesn't have a lot of time. The lyrics are simple, yet make you philosophical.
Asked him when it sank in, that this might really be the real end.
How's it hit you, when you get that kind of news.
Man what you do?
And he says ...

I went sky diving,
I went rocky mountain climbing,
I went 2.7 seconds on a bull name Fumanchu.
And I loved deeper,
And I spoke sweeter,
And I gave forgiveness I've been denying,
And he said someday I hope you get the chance,
To live like you were dying.

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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Napa Safari - Birds

The Napa Safari also has a nice collection of exotic birds, in addition to all the herbivores. They are mostly in an open air aviary. You are allowed to walk around, and the birds are quite used to people.

You can click on any photo to start a slideshow.

Of course, there are flamingos too !

The rest are very uniquely beautiful birds, that I hadn't seen anywhere before.

This one is breathtaking, gives the peacock a tough competition. The photo does not do proper justice.

A bit weird, but the red flame like color is very interesting.

Perhaps the best looking pigeon.

Red beauty.

There is something really beautiful, in spite of lack of vibrant colors. Just black and white, still pretty.

This is really exotic.

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