Exploring Fabius Township and St. Joseph County, Michigan, with side trips all over this Great Lakes state

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

In fine fettle for ABC Wednesday


Fixin’ to find a seed or two to keep themselves fit as a fiddle, my feathery friends flit about the feeder. Finally, in a flurry of feathers, they fly off to fresher venues to further their fight for winter survival.  P.S. I think this is a female finch.

Fiddlin' around on the net to find out more about the idiom, “fit as a fiddle,” I discovered that it was a song in the movie Singing in the Rain.  And then found this You Tube video of Gregory Hines and Steve Martin singing and dancing their way through it. Fabulous!  
And for finer and definitely refined f-blogs, please visit my unfeathered friends at ABC Wednesday.

19 comments:

  1. Loved those little birdies, feeding and flirting and sometimes fighting!!

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  2. Great post for the F Day! Such cute birds!! Love the video, too! Brought back some fun memories! Steve Martin was always a favorite! Hope your week is going well!

    Sylvia
    ABC Team

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  3. Fancy feeding, fighting and flirting birdies ...but your video does not seem to open for me!! May have to try later!!

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  4. totally unFAMILIAR with the Martin-Hines collaboration. thx.
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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  5. You made me smile - the photo and the words. :)

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  6. A fine photo! Love it - And your header is perfect!

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  7. Gregory Hines was one of the best dancers and a Real Gentleman. I had an opportunity to talk with him a bit when I worked an information booth at MacWorld convention in San Francisco.
    Thank you for posting the video. I absolutely loved it.

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  8. Fun F words - love the bird photo!!
    -- K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

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  9. Thank you for the video. I love watching great dance sequences.
    Donna - ABC Team

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  10. Fabulous photo.
    As for Steve Martin, he is singer, actor, dancer, musician, and more can he get any better?

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  11. I had thought of looking up "fiddlesticks" on the web but the foxes quite took my mind off it.

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  12. How fitting that it should be a female finch.
    ( another F.)
    And what a fun video! I can't imagine life without youtube. :)

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  13. oh my gosh...that little bird is super cute!!!

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  14. Aren't our feathered friends so much fun to watch...through the lens of a camera? These little finches are so cute. And hungry!

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  15. Great post! Loved your description of the birds! And the video was great!

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  16. Your finch looks to be a female house finch. What a great video - talent I didn't know Steve Martin had! :-)

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