This Week…Weather, Birds, and Honoring Fathers

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This Week…Weather, Birds, and Honoring Fathers


 This week we’ve had heat and humidity in Houston (what else is new) while South Florida has had heavy rains and flooding.  I checked in with some friends in FL and no one has grown gills…yet. 

Every father should remember one day his son will follow his example, not his advice.  
Charles F Kettering

We are at the tail end of the mating season. We have 2 eggs laid just this week in one box at Kickerillo and our bluebirds at home have started building their nest. 


Daddy Bluebird feeds a young chick.

I don't think it matters how many parents you've got, as long as those who are around make their presence a good one. 
Elizabeth Wurtzel


Tomorrow is Father’s Day. It occurs to me that fathers don’t get the attention moms receive on Mother’s Day. Not that mothers and mother figures don’t deserve it, but fathers and father figures (like coaches) also play an important role. 

My father didn’t tell me how to live. He lived and let me watch him do it.   Clarence Budington Kelland


To all of the fathers and those play a father-like role in the lives of others, don’t stop! We need you more than ever now. 

I've always said that if my son thinks of me as one of his idiot friends, I've succeeded as a dad.
Modern Family’s Phil Dunphy

Thank you, fathers and those who are like fathers to others. 


Happy Father’s Day!!!


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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Oswego, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Kathy. There have been times when I felt that my advice was "do as I say and not as I do" because I was doing something wrong. Today we are doing more moving and hoping to have a day of rest tomorrow. Enjoy your day.

Jun 15, 2024 04:49 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Wayne Martin Good luck moving!!! I know how exhausting that can be. My aunt used to tell me that when she was driving us around. "Don't do what I just did."

Jun 15, 2024 11:16 AM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I love that bird photo! Great job!

And yes, the examples father's set are absorbed by children, both the positive and negative examples. It's such an important role!

Jun 15, 2024 04:51 AM
Kathy Streib

Kat Palmiotti Thank you!!!  Like first children in a family, Larry and I take fewer photos of the birds since we began our Bluebird journey in 2019. We still take quite a few, though. 

Jun 15, 2024 11:18 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

That is an awesome photo of the daddy bluebird feeding a young chick!  I hope that you have a fun weekend!

Jun 15, 2024 05:42 AM
Kathy Streib

Brian England it's amazing how big the chicks get so quickly. This one is probably a few months old. 

Jun 15, 2024 11:33 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em:

I love your bird posts. Thanks for sharing, make it a great Saturday and enjoy your


Bill Salvatore, Realtor- Arizona Elite Properties

Jun 15, 2024 06:11 AM
Kathy Streib

Bill Salvatore - East Valley I'm very happy that you like them!!! Enjoy your weekend. 

Jun 15, 2024 11:33 AM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

Although a pretend holiday, Fathers Day is such a great time to get together and talk about the past. Love it.

Jun 15, 2024 07:00 AM
Kathy Streib

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty we all go through life so quickly, it's good to pause and reflect on things and people who influenced us in our lives. 

Jun 15, 2024 11:34 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

The role of a Dad is incredibly significant Kathy! Dads are dads forever - just ask Mr. Bluebird!

Jun 15, 2024 07:39 AM
Kathy Streib

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 I agree with you. We think of mothers and their significance however fathers and father figures are not some comic characters. They can have a positive and negative impact. 

Jun 15, 2024 11:35 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I like your selection of quotes. Have a lovely weekend.

Jun 15, 2024 08:00 AM
Kathy Streib

thank  you Roy Kelley l hope you and Chef Dolores are having a good Saturday. 

Jun 15, 2024 11:41 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Kathy and Larry and sent some of your bluebirds up to my backyard, I would love to enjoy them all summer long.

Jun 15, 2024 09:50 AM
Kathy Streib

hI Will Hamm I'm not sure where they live but I'm pretty sure they are in CO. 

Jun 15, 2024 11:44 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

That Kelland quote resonates so much with me, as my father never was one to give a detail of what or why he was doing something. It was a matter of watching and seeing the results and hoping if it fell onto my lap down the road, that visual was there to guide me.

Jun 15, 2024 10:43 AM
Kathy Streib

Ed Silva, 203-206-0754 many fathers and mothers are that way. I observed both of my parents, my grandparents and aunts and uncles and learned from them. 

Jun 15, 2024 11:45 AM
John Pusa
Glendale, CA

Hello Kathy Streib great photo of daddy bluebird feeding a child chick. Happy Father's Day to all!

Jun 15, 2024 11:01 AM
Kathy Streib

HI John Pusa Thank you!!!  I love how the daddy bluebird participates in feeding the chicks. 

Jun 15, 2024 11:46 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

Hi Kathy,
Kettering and Kelland had it right. Fathers teach more by example than words.

Jun 15, 2024 11:53 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Kathy... loved each of your Father's Day quotes. Not having had one particularly present in my life when I was growing up, I totally appreciate the importance of a solid relationship with a father.

Jun 15, 2024 12:12 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy I know you will make tomorrow a special day for Larry.  ☺️

Jun 15, 2024 03:52 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

We are celebrating Father's Day a little early.  I'm leaving for my daughter's house.  We're having a BBQ tonight at 6:00 PM>

Jun 15, 2024 05:14 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

CONGRATULATIONS Kathy, on having this blog FEATURED in the PHOTOSgroup!

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Jun 15, 2024 05:22 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kathy I never heard of Charles Kettering but oh boy, loved the quote, indeed this is so spot on, Endre

Jun 15, 2024 09:25 PM