FOUR 4 A FOGGY SUNDAY

I sometimes think there are 5 seasons instead of 4.  Fog is like its own season because like the other 4 seasons it completely changes our perception of the landscape.  

FOGGY SUNDAY 1
FOGGY SUNDAY 2
FOGGY SUNDAY 3
FOGGY SUNDAY 4

A delightful song, LOST IN A FOG, sung by Ella Fitzgerald.

*no guarantee video will play outside the US.*

In Winter Snow Is Beautiful

SNOW BLOSSOM MC 1

Since Winter has long been a favorite time of year – because this old bear enjoys hibernation – and I had “need” to go out and see what snow cover there might be – I decided to head out this morning, with my camera,  as the sun rose slowly in a clouded sky.   I went to one park where I’ve been spending a lot of time the past few months and I went someplace I’ve never been to in Winter.   And since the Winter Solstice is just around the corner I decided to post a couple of snow photos of the place I’ve never been to in Winter.  Over the Summer and fall this location is used as a popular outdoor music venue and is also the site of an outdoor theater where plays are staged over the warmer months.   The areas you see in the photos would be the grassy fields where cars park and concert goers would then walk to the main venue.     The music venue has hosted all the major rock and pop acts over the years.   I’d seen a few shows here but ticket prices were normally out of my budget.  I actually prefer it as you see it here – empty.   Never really got used to the large drunken crowds that tended to populate these events.    So enjoy my version of “winter fest” at Blossom Music Center in Cuyahoga Falls, OH.  

SNOW BLOSSOM MC 2
SNOW BLOSSOM MC 3

Martynov – imaginary album cover

the first of three imaginary album covers featuring tracks from a new wonderful classical album featuring the Violin virtuoso Mari Samuelson.

Martynov imaginary album cover

Growing Between

Growing Between

In the current political climate regarding migrants in the United States and the world – this image can be a visual metaphor for the futility of walls(“fences”) and gives me hope for the future. We should be using our resources to build bridges – NOT walls!

… on… signs of autumn….

No Access

Leaves are Falling

Swimsuits exchanged for flannels

Signs of Autumn

I’ve been a fan of composer, musician Jia Peng Fang (Chinese: 賈鵬芳)
for years. He’s from China and plays a traditional folk instrument called the Erhu (Chinese: 二胡). I find the mournful sound soothing as the Summer drifts quietly and slowly into the sunset and Autumn rises in the cool crisp morning. May this new season bring many blessings to all who read this.

http://www.jia-pengfang.com

***fyi – Artist website is very interesting with great pictures, videos etc –  but only language options are Chinese or Japanese – however, you don’t need to understand the spoke/written language to understand the language of beautiful music – so check it out. 

… on…swallows play….

 

Field For Swallows Play

Field For Swallows Play

Where have all the swallows gone?
wings clipped
caged spirits
songs silenced
ghosts of freedom

murmurations
of grace and dignity
gone gone gone
hiding in dark shelters

feathers tremble
hearts quiver
waiting for the noisy,
angry hunter to leave

fire burns the fields
arrogance tears down shelters
bringer of death
the enslaver comes with a mocking grin
noisily waving a flag