Thursday, December 21, 2006


Just waiting
- waiting for solutions to internet problems -
- waiting for solutions to blogger problems -
Just sailing along and waiting.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Christmas Carol Meme

No photo today - thanks to Blogger

I have been tagged by Kerrdelune for this Carol Meme

Having just ventured one of my infrequent trips into the world of commerce --- My first response was “The last thing in the world I want to think about is ‘Christmas’ or ‘Christmas Muzac…..’”
Then I listened to the wonderful sounds of “In the Bleak Midwinter” which Cate posted on her blog, a gift from Joanna Powell Colbert and Craig Olson, and decided to participate.

Particular Favorites

In the Bleak Midwinter ,Christina Rossetti/Gustav Holst (1905)
Joy and Hope by William Zeiller played on the Glass armonica
(click on the links on these particular favorites for samples of the music)

Other Favorites

"O Holy Night" ("Cantique de Noël") composed by Adolphe Adam in 1847 to the French poem "Minuit, chrétiens" by Placide Cappeau (1808-1877)

"Greensleeves" The legend is that it was composed by King Henry VIII of England (1491-1547) for his future queen consort Anne Boleyn.

"Carol of the Bells" (also known as the "Ukrainian Bell Carol") was adapted from "Shchedryk" by Mykola Dmytrovych Leontovych

"Angels We Have Heard on High" The words of the song are based on a traditional French carol known as Les Anges dans nos Campagnes (literally, The Angels in our Countryside). Its most common English version was translated in 1862 by James Chadwick.It is most commonly sung to the hymn tune "Gloria", as arranged by Edward Shippen Barnes.

Absolutely Not ….
This category is open -
there are far too many to list but they are made up of the sounds that fill the marketplace begining the first day of November (if not sooner)

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Close Up (Close, Closer, Closest)

Winter arriving
chickadee at my window
my heart is warmed

There are times and places where we stand awestruck

For Endment and Harmony - this is the time and place

For more close looks at poetry and haiku check out One Deep Breath

Photographs were taken at Elizabeth A Morton Wildlife Refuge

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Winter and Fall

"I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure of the
landscape - the loneliness of it, the dead feeling of winter.
Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn't show. "

- Andrew Wyeth

Friday, December 01, 2006

Things That I Love

This is my response to a invitation from Harmony to participate in a meme
1. Walking on the beach on a warm (not hot) day
2. Sharp pencils and fresh crisp paper – some inspiration is nice also
3. Winter birding at Bentson–Rio Grande Valley State Park,Texas
4. September at Waterton Lakes National Park
5. Steaming Rooibos Tea with English Shortbread (A friend is always a welcome addition)
6. My new Roma Lussa leather journal which I got for my birthday (Even though I haven’t had the courage to make even one single mark in it as yet)
7. Listening to Dreamer by Michael Hoppe (This goes well with almost any activity)
8. Lené or kerrdelune’s blogs – A wonderful way to begin my day
9. Taking a sharp clear photo of a bird
10. Curling up in a corner and reading a really interesting book

I'm not going to tag anyone but I invite you to participate and post your link in my comment box