Friday, November 26, 2010
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Here are all the photos by our talented photographers of autumn in their area. Thank you for sending them to me and I hope you like the video. The music is 'L'Absence' by Serge reggiani. It is a melancholy song about missing someone, very much like the feeling of autumn itself which to me is always a time of reflection and change. There is another version on youtube with Willy Nelson singing 'September Song'.
Again, thank you to all the talented photographers for their submissions. Let's do something again soon. It was only after I made the slide show that I realized that the red type is difficult to see. Will do better next time.
I am being a little self indulgent with the music here. This song takes me back through a few decades of memoreis and numerous people. Be sure to watch the Willie Nelson version on youtube.
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Monday, November 22, 2010
Funny clip about the new airport regulations in the United States from Saturday Night Live.
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Read this and pet your dog. Try to donate something to the animal cruelty society. Poor things, how many suffer in this world that we don't know about.
There is also a photo gallery attached to this article. Someone should shoot this owner.
Friday, November 19, 2010
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Tuesday, November 09, 2010
Monday, November 08, 2010
Sunday, November 07, 2010
Saturday, November 06, 2010
Friday, November 05, 2010
All of a sudden a mist started rolling in among the trees and over the fields. An eerie and beautiful sight. I half expected a few pipers to march out of the trees with bagpipes flaring and kilts swinging. 'Twas a misty Celtic scene.
The music is Brahms Intermezzo number 1 in E flat.
Thursday, November 04, 2010
Tuesday, November 02, 2010
JP this afternoon having a good time by the river here in Roseburg . I keep going on about how beautiful Oregon is and how I am always in wonder at the natural beauty that seems to change from moment to moment. This was out by the joining of the south and north umpqua, a gorgeous sprawling park with leaves turning to gold and grass of emerald green. All watered and nurtured by the rain and the wind. The dogs love to run around here chasing the ball and just being themselves.
I have a lot of hats and this is my favorite cowboy hat. I got it from a saloon owner who I had done an ice carving for in Houston Texas when I first got to the United States in 1982 or so. In lieu of payment he pointed to a wall of Stetsons and told me to take my pick. This is the one I picked and I have had it ever since. I wear it quite a lot in here because it fits in.
I hope I am not boring you all with all these photos of Le Grand JP.
I'm only laughing on the outside
My smile is just skin deep
If you could see inside I'm really crying
You might join me for a weep.
Monday, November 01, 2010
Colin's work. Speaks for itself. This particular organ will pay for my single malt and my blackthorn..