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Thursday, July 25, 2013


Hi Everybody!!
Now, You know that I do not want to admit this kind of breaking news event that somehow Baby Buzz is alive again. My friend, +jerry robin  is going to have a field day with this information as he is always trying to prove I am crazy! (Like anyone needs proof of that!).  Anyway, yesterday when I walked out to the road with fat Sissy, I heard the familiar flaps out of the hole and into his same ole dead tree, flew Baby Buzz. I nearly had a heart attack because, as some of You know, Baby Buzz has been dead about a week. (I can hear +jerry robin right now asking if I went to check the woods where I put the body? Well, of course-that is elementary, as I am a Dear Watson) No need to call in CSI-the body was not there, but that would be normal in the woods. 
I thought I carried a dead bird there, but maybe he wasn't all the way dead, how do I know? Like I did not get down and listen to his heart. He is after all, a buzzard and could tear me up in a live state. Or maybe I mis identified the dead bird as Baby Buzz. (really they all look alike, the black vultures). However, he has been gone from the tree and sight all this time since his death last week. Thank Goodness for cameras so I can prove what I see. Here is your photostudy tonight of Baby Buzz-alive again and looking very good (for a baby buzzard). Enjoy!
P.S.  If anyone has a clue what is going on around here, please, clue me in! Maybe, we should call in Sherlock Holmes on this one!


Sherlock Holmes

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes character
Sherlock Holmes Portrait Paget.jpg
Sherlock Holmes in a 1904 illustration by Sidney Paget
First appearanceA Study in Scarlet
Created bySir Arthur Conan Doyle
OccupationConsulting detective
FamilyMycroft Holmes (brother)
Sherlock Holmes (/ˈʃɜrlɒk ˈhmz/) is a fictional detective created by author and physician Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. A London-based "consulting detective" whose abilities border on the fantastic, Holmes is famous for his astute logical reasoning, his ability to adopt almost any disguise, and his use of forensic science skills to solve difficult cases.
Holmes, who first appeared in publication in 1887, was featured in four novels and 56 short stories. The first novel, A Study in Scarlet, appeared in Beeton's Christmas Annual in 1887 and the second, The Sign of the Four, in Lippincott's Monthly Magazine in 1890. The character grew tremendously in popularity with the first series of short stories in The Strand Magazine, beginning with "A Scandal in Bohemia" in 1891; further series of short stories and two novels published in serial form appeared between then and 1927. The stories cover a period from around 1880 up to 1914.
All but four stories are narrated by Holmes's friend and biographer, Dr. John H. Watson; two are narrated by Holmes himself ("The Blanched Soldier" and "The Lion's Mane") and two others are written in the third person ("The Mazarin Stone" and "His Last Bow"). In two stories ("The Musgrave Ritual" and "The Gloria Scott"), Holmes tells Watson the main story from his memories, while Watson becomes the narrator of the frame story. The first and fourth novels, A Study in Scarlet andThe Valley of Fear, each include a long interval of omniscient narration recounting events unknown to either Holmes or Watson.

Original stories

The original Sherlock Holmes stories consist of fifty-six short stories and four novels written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Inspiration for the character of Holmes

Doyle said that the character of Sherlock Holmes was inspired by Dr. Joseph Bell, for whom Doyle had worked as a clerk at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. Like Holmes, Bell was noted for drawing large conclusions from the smallest observations.[3] However, some years later Bell wrote in a letter to Conan Doyle: "You are yourself Sherlock Holmes and well you know it."[4] Sir Henry Littlejohn, lecturer on Forensic Medicine and Public Health at the Royal College of Surgeons, is also cited as a source for Holmes. Littlejohn served as Police Surgeon and Medical Officer of Health of Edinburgh, providing for Doyle a link between medical investigation and the detection of crime.[5]

Life with Dr. Watson

A portrait of Sherlock Holmes by Sidney Paget from The Strand Magazine, 1891 in "The Man with the Twisted Lip".
Holmes shares the majority of his professional years with his close friend and chronicler, Dr. Watson, who lives with Holmes for some time before his marriage in 1887 and again after his wife's death. Their residence is maintained by the landlady,Mrs. Hudson.
Watson has two roles in Holmes's life. First, he gives practical assistance in the conduct of his cases; he is the detective's right-hand man, acting variously as look-out, decoy, accomplice and messenger. Second, he is Holmes's chronicler (his "Boswell" as Holmes refers to him). Most of the Holmes stories are frame narratives, written from Watson's point of view as summaries of the detective's most interesting cases. Holmes is often described as criticising Watson's writings as sensational and populist, suggesting that they neglect to accurately and objectively report the pure, calculating "science" of his craft.
Detection is, or ought to be, an exact science and should be treated in the same cold and unemotional manner. You have attempted to tinge it ["A Study in Scarlet"] with romanticism, which produces much the same effect as if you worked a love-story... Some facts should be suppressed, or, at least, a just sense of proportion should be observed in treating them. The only point in the case which deserved mention was the curious analytical reasoning from effects to causes, by which I succeeded in unravelling it.[11]
—Sherlock Holmes on John Watson's "pamphlet" The Sign of Four.
Nevertheless, Holmes's friendship with Watson is his most significant relationship. In several stories, Holmes's fondness for Watson—often hidden beneath his cold, intellectual exterior—is revealed. For instance, in "The Adventure of the Three Garridebs", Watson is wounded in a confrontation with a villain; although the bullet wound proves to be "quite superficial", Watson is moved by Holmes's reaction:
It was worth a wound; it was worth many wounds; to know the depth of loyalty and love which lay behind that cold mask. The clear, hard eyes were dimmed for a moment, and the firm lips were shaking. For the one and only time I caught a glimpse of a great heart as well as of a great brain. All my years of humble but single-minded service culminated in that moment of revelation.
In "The Adventure of the Veiled Lodger", it is said that Holmes was in active practice for 23 years, with Watson cooperating with him for 17 of them.


In "His Last Bow", Holmes has retired to a small farm on the Sussex Downs. The move is not dated precisely but can be presumed to predate 1904, since it is referred to retrospectively in "The Second Stain", first published that year. Here he has taken up the hobby ofbeekeeping as his primary occupation, eventually producing a "Practical Handbook of Bee Culture, with some Observations upon the Segregation of the Queen". The story features Holmes and Watson coming out of retirement one last time to aid the war effort. Only one other adventure, "The Adventure of the Lion's Mane", which is narrated by Holmes, takes place during the detective's retirement. The details of his death are not known.


"Elementary, my dear Watson"

The catchphrase "Elementary, my dear Watson" is never actually uttered by Holmes in any of the sixty Holmes stories written by Conan Doyle. In the stories, Holmes often remarks that his logical conclusions are "elementary", in that he considers them to be simple and obvious. He also, on occasion, refers to Dr. Watson as "my dear Watson". The two fragments, however, never appear together. One of the closest examples to this phrase appears in "The Adventure of the Crooked Man", when Holmes explains a deduction: "'Excellent!' I cried. 'Elementary,' said he."
The first known use of this phrase was in the 1915 novel, Psmith, Journalist, by P. G. Wodehouse ("Elementary, my dear fellow, quite elementary" in Psmith in the City, 1909-1910). It also appears at the very end of the 1929 film, The Return of Sherlock Holmes, the first Sherlock Holmes sound film. William Gillette, who played Holmes on stage and radio, had previously used the similar phrase, Oh, this is elementary, my dear fellow. The phrase might owe its household familiarity to its use in Edith Meiser's scripts for The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes radio series, broadcast from 1939 to 1947.


Statue of Sherlock Holmes on Picardy Place in Edinburgh, Conan Doyle's birthplace. The statue shows Holmes wearing anInverness cape and a deerstalker cap.
In 1934, the Sherlock Holmes Society, in London, and the Baker Street Irregulars, in New York were founded. Both are still active (though the Sherlock Holmes Society was dissolved in 1937 to be resuscitated only in 1951). The London-based society is one of many worldwide who arrange visits to the scenes of the Sherlock Holmes adventures, such as the Reichenbach Falls in the Swiss Alps.
The two initial societies founded in 1934 were followed by many more Holmesians circles, first of all in America (where they are called "scion societies"—offshoots—of the Baker Street Irregulars), then in England and Denmark. Nowadays, there are Sherlockian societies in many countries, such as Australia, India and Japan.

(Please see the link above for the full (big page) article. Very interesting!)

However it happened, here is Baby Buzz:

... this is brendasue signing off from Rainbow Creek. See You next time! Be Good to You!
I will finish off the night with the Kite. Looks like for tonight, the whole motely crew is together again! brendasue, fat sissy sue, the little golden king, baby buzz and the kite-all out on the street under the rising full moon! (No wonder no one travels down this road-hahahahahaha!)
I  encourage You all to READ! 
And teach someone to Read!

Here is the Kite having an air bath: