Jan 052010
 

In 2009 I was moved to share some thoughts on how beautiful things are around here allowing me to savor the moments, and start my day with positive thoughts. At times, I was even a little poetic.

I enjoyed these tweets and was saddened to find that they soon disappeared from the Twitterverse, not even being found by a search for #ABDIP.

Recently I realized that even with the Twitter API one cannot extract more than a few thousand Tweets from Twitter. Luckily I’ve not hit that limit, and as a healthy thing to do to start 2010 I elected to export the tweets of 2009 for my own safe keeping.

As such I recently started using a service from backupify.com to backup my “online presence” (Twitter, Facebook, etc.), and I created this list below using the somewhat techie (but perfectly up to the task, Thank you!) TwitterBackup (one of a few from this list) then extracting just the #ABDIP.

  • @Coastalartist Not sure how long you’ve been saying this, but I’ve noticed a couple of times now, and smiled each time. Start tag #ABDIP :-)
  • Off to have kindergartners read to me, then a day (possibly offline) down in the flatlands. #ABDIP
  • The snow has started, two inches so far, 20 more expected. I’d forgotten how beautiful a winter wonderland is (with power/network.) #ABDIP
  • Winter wonderland, birds galore (including Crossbill) grateful for the feeder. Wonderful to watch from *inside*. #ABDIP
  • Snow on ground, roof overhead, migraine gone. Another beautiful day in paradise. #ABDIP
  • Bright but *breezy* day in CO. Walls/windows working keeping out the cold, cold, cold. #ABDIP
  • Nothing unusual around here today. Snow coming. Wonderful calm/gentle day. #ABDIP
  • Deep snow on the ground, blowing in the air (off the trees), birds on the feeders, blue skies. #ABDIP
  • Taking daughter/mum to Barr Lake CO to see what we can see (bald eagle, water fowl) before another snow storm tonight. #ABDIP
  • Snow snow snow, lots of the white fluff stuff. Hard to believe hummers could be here in a week or two. Pretty. #ABDIP
  • Snow is stacked up, all fluffy (and non-threatening). Cold. Woodpeckers, Flickr, Finches on the feeder. Wonderful morning. #ABDIP
  • Snow deep, yet melting. Pretty, but cabin fever, so took a virtual #playoutdoors w/ @natureguystudio sounds: http://bit.ly/2Caaj #ABDIP
  • New blog post: Another Beautiful Day In Paradise #ABDIP http://blog.wildobs.com/2009/04/06/another-beautiful-day-in-paradise-abdip/
  • Snow is melting gracefully. Warm & Sunny. Bluebirds are rematerializing after the last few weeks. Broad-tailed hummers soon? #ABDIP
  • Enjoying a wonderful red-sky dawn in CO. Light clouds make for the best sunrises. #ABDIP
  • Contorted and wispy clouds are moving thro the skies. Dramatic. Weather changing in CO today. Refreshing to observe. #ABDIP
  • Sun breaking thru the frosty haze. Blue skies above a cloud layer. Should be nice today. #ABDIP
  • Snow here at Lake George, once more a Winter Wonderland. Bluebirds, Abert’s Squirrel, Nuthatch, Red-winged B’bird. No hummer yet. #ABDIP
  • Calm quiet day, despite fierce red sunrise. Hoping for hummers today; scouts at least. #ABDIP
  • Calm day. Snow melting. Still no hummers, but Townsend/Golden Mantle/Chipmunk visiting regularly. Clear skies. #ABDIP
  • Foggy, wet: sleet/snow/rain confusion. Good moisture. (Good for those pesky moles in my remains of a lawn!) #ABDIP
  • Snow. Lots of it. 1′ today, 1′ tomorrow. Things are white. #playoutdoors = shoveling this weekend! Still wonderful. #ABDIP
  • Calm (clouds on the distant horizon, skies blue) after the storm. Some trees gone, some changed forever, some rebounded. #ABDIP
  • Bright day, birds are active everywhere, things returning to normal as the deep snows quickly melt. #ABDIP
  • Moon/Venus rose over hill, hummer visited at dawn, snow melting, spring sprung. Another beautiful day in paradise. #ABDIP
  • Going to be an 80 degree day in CO today, going to #workoutdoors in a park and enjoy some native colleagues. #ABDIP
  • Surroundings still look tired from the snowstorm. More sun today & snow almost gone. Clean-up treetops this weekend. #ABDIP
  • A dusting (3-4 inches) of snow today. Nothing. ;-) Sure it’ll be melted by afternoon. Colorado’s wonderfully odd weather. #ABDIP
  • Low lying cloud (fog from melting snow) carpets below the snow capped mountains of the continental divide. Indescribably beautiful. #ABDIP
  • Hummers here regularly now. Blue skies, snow capped mountains. Greening up. #ABDIP
  • Sky is bright and blue, mountains stark with white tops. Birds are active, bugs are crawling, critters are crittering. #ABDIP
  • Fog is lifting. Moon peeking through high above dusky blue. Wet cold mysterious day. #ABDIP
  • More fog. Water dripping of trees, droplets on bushes. Silent, peaceful, still, calm. #ABDIP
  • Grey morning, snow falling over divide, yet CO greening up nicely w/ spring here. Wren home for season. Going hiking… #ABDIP
  • Wren charming the world with song, hummers mixing it up, blue skies w/ creative clouds. #ABDIP
  • Skies cloudless. Wren charming. Hummers looping. Tree swallows home for season!!!! #ABDIP
  • Today is a wonderful spring day. Wren, Towhee singing strong. Hummers, Swallow filling the skies. Cannot resist a second #ABDIP
  • Contemplating my daily #ABDIP tweet I realized how much I enjoy/respect/value this community’s tweets. You are a dawn chorus.
  • Humid day; clouds/mist an ominous presence. Hummer feeders full, birds active. Vole feverishly stashing grass. #ABDIP
  • Frosty snow slush turning to rain. So unlike Colorado with fog & mist rolling through. Dark wet green. #ABDIP
  • Thin mist racing to burn off. Fresh white mountain tops. Damp from all the rain, but bright with blue skies. Lots of life. #ABDIP
  • Sun busting through dramatic clouds. Swallows checking out the nesting accommodations. #ABDIP
  • Aspen buds are erupting into delicate & beautiful green leaves everywhere. Feels like fledgling trees. Sun. #ABDIP
  • Tree swallows have re-claimed their perch on the deck railing, checking out their boxes. Bright and sunny. #ABDIP
  • Gentle red sunrise, mountains holding some snow, sunny day. Perfect day to go clean up the fallen trees. #ABDIP
  • Grey day in CO. Contorted white clouds dancing up through the canyons from the flatlands below. Day otherwise calm. #ABDIP
  • Hybrid-wolves howling, turkeys chattering, tree swallows swooping, wildflowers blooming. Life is full & skies are blue. #ABDIP
  • Swallows nesting, Towhee mewing, Hummers looping. Grasses greening up, Aspen leafing up. Gonna be hot today. #ABDIP
  • Down in Golden today, quick walk along North Table Mountain. King Birds, Jay busy w/ life. Thin cloud over a warm day. #ABDIP
  • Hazy day. Clouds creeping along, building over the reservoir then sinking out the flatlands. Birds going nuts as usual. #ABDIP
  • Persistent rain. Locked in fog. Bedraggled hummers quietly feeding. Lilacs loving it & showing it with bloom. #ABDIP
  • Divide fresh with white snow, wisps of fog in valleys. Wren song dominating the air waves, Swallows the blue skies. #ABDIP
  • Western Tanager chasing his would-be mate bring bright flashes to the green canopy. Wildflowers yellow to match. #ABDIP
  • Our ‘colony’ of tree swallows are painting masterful strokes on a blue sky canvas. Accompanying musicians: wren/towhee. #ABDIP
  • @SeasonalWisdom Thanks. I am enjoying my morning ‘another beautiful day in paradise’ #ABDIP tweets more and more. Starts my day well. :-)
  • Wet rainy day. Cold, but always a good things for dry Colorado. Flowers are loving it. #ABDIP
  • Thin mist destined to burn off into the blue skies. Wren chasing wren. Nuthatch fledging saying “feed me, feed me” in the box. #ABDIP
  • Plush green day (again) in Colorado. Wren claiming it’s third nesting box, swallows sitting, hummers relaxed. Lilacs still aromatic. #ABDIP
  • Still and calm in Colorado (after 9 days of chaotic weather.) Wildflowers colorfully dominating the ground & perfuming the air #ABDIP
  • Hummers, wren, nuthatch, flycatcher, towhee all in their proper places, doing their thing. Good start to a (to be) hot day. #ABDIP
  • Wren disposing of pellets, swallows/chickadee nesting, nuthatch fledging. Green subtly succumbing to summer heat. #ABDIP
  • Ground squirrel owning the deck/yard since doglessness. Blue skies like we’ve not seen in weeks. Beautiful day. #ABDIP
  • Robin singing proudly from the treetop, bluebird bringing bugs, hummers looping. Goslings, ducklings, coote young swim. Blue skies. #ABDIP
  • Early dawn chorus to wonderful blue skies. Lilacs hanging in. Columbine blooming. #ABDIP
  • Last evening’s carpet of hail led to mist in the valley from the morning sun. Towhee mews hauntingly to enhance the effect. #ABDIP
  • Sensory overload on dawn hike. Amber sky, glorious colorful/scented flowers, birds, bugs and me. Home to same. Good morning! #ABDIP
  • Hail storms and blistering heat are finally quashing the lilacs/wildflowers. Thanks for a eye popping/nostril flaring spring though! #ABDIP
  • End of another beautiful day in paradise. #ABDIP
  • RT @wildobs: End of another beautiful day in paradise. #ABDIP <– Err … Where is my photo? Twitterific #fail!
  • Gloriously bright & rich sunrise wakening the usual cast. Blue skies. Second broods, first broods, lots of activity & life #ABDIP
  • Fox working the bank. Strands of spider web floating on thermals, and glistening in the sun. Acrobatic swallows. Wrens moving again. #ABDIP
  • Bat-box mounted, wren (with or without uhaul ;) are still confused where they live, sun climbing, columbine blooming. #ABDIP
  • Big rains last night, huge lightening, everything soggy and the world moving a little slow this morning. Sun drying us all out. #ABDIP
  • Fantastic dawn kayak on the lake; mist, beaver, yellow headed b’bird & coot nests, heron. Absolutely awesome. #ABDIP
  • Sunlight streaming thro campfire smoke. Birds, bugs and critters waking early. #ABDIP
  • Thin blanket of haze covering the mountains adding character to the sunrise before a blue skies day. Birds gently meandering. #ABDIP
  • I love having the background noise of hummers gently clicking as the dawn unfolds #ABDIP
  • Patchwork dawn full of quiet & creative entertainment. Robins milling to start a day of berrying. #ABDIP
  • Cool misty day signaling the coming of Fall … my favorite Colorado season. #ABDIP
  • Sat atop Coal Creek Peak after midnight in awe at the view thousands of feet below, and hundreds of mile around. Lightening strike. #ABDIP
  • Quiet day in the woods; warm below blue skies w/ a touch of fall. Could the robins & friends be full w/ berries to spare? #ABDIP
  • Sunny morning. A pine squirrel hangs upside down precariously on the tips of branches to get new cones. Winter preparations. #ABDIP
  • Flowers are in ‘yellow phase’; a variety of them out from big (like sunflowers) to little. I love coordinated wildflower collections. #ABDIP
  • Earnest activity as things prepare for winter throughout fall. Calm time of year. Blue skies, less smoke. #ABDIP
  • Bears & Robins w/ berries. Turkey w/ bits-n-bobs. Deer grazing. Birds debugging trees. All after a rich red sunrise. Busy morning. #ABDIP
  • Dawn kayak on the lake. Coot families thriving this year, scads around. Red skies, red rock cliffs. Full moon a bonus. #ABDIP
  • Few hummers remain these crisp/chill fall mornings. Good luck little guys. Safe travels. #ABDIP
  • Bright blue skies after a day of mist and cloud. Fresh white snow (the first of the season) on the continental divide. Wonderful. #ABDIP
  • The cacophony of birdsong around the bustle of bird activity is invigorating on this calm fall day. #ABDIP
  • Mist from evaporating snows creeps thru the valleys. Brisk and beautiful. #ABDIP
  • #ABDIP http://yfrog.com/5yalhj
  • Cool air, blue skies, snow melting around, wolves howling up the hill. Another beautiful day in paradise… #ABDIP
  • Snow aging on the ground, skies blue, blizzards sitting on the divide, birds chattering. Good day to be. #ABDIP