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Photo-a-Day  (Monday, 27th May, 2019)

Blossom time


Blossom time
Dukes Row, Aspull.

Photo: Ron Dawber  (Canon power-shot)
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Comment by: Veronica on 27th May 2019 at 00:10

My favourite time of the year, with the scent of blossom in the breeze and the clouds scudding across the sky. Perfect!

Comment by: Ken R on 27th May 2019 at 00:51

Good photo Ron. This is from the rear, I think. That large tree (far left) has been there forever, it was a big tree when I was a kid 80yrs ago. Good memories Ron, keep em coming. Thanks.

Comment by: Philip G. on 27th May 2019 at 06:08

Enjoy parity with Joni Mitchell, Ron; Rows and flows . . . .

Comment by: . Ozymandias . on 27th May 2019 at 17:02

Yeah, one or two feather canyons there Philip, it's life's illusions I recall though unfortunately.

Comment by: Fred Mason on 27th May 2019 at 18:50

Lovely colours there, Ron.

A very nice and peaceful Spring scene in Wigan. Today I drove along a narrow lane with lots of wild garlic growing on each side. The smell filled my car and I look forward to this every year at this time. Also, I was driving a narrowboat along the Lancaster canal and the smell of blossom was just so strong as Veronica says.

Well done, Ron.

Comment by: Alan on 27th May 2019 at 20:01

My favourite time is clear blue sky, hot sun and no wind. Perfect!

Comment by: Philip G. on 27th May 2019 at 22:14

Yeah, Ozy, a nice photo from Mr Ronald, . . . but 'life's illusions'?
Take heart, shipmate, . . . I know! . . . why not consider writing an easy-listening song. I'm sure you'll remember the almost depressing chunkety-chunk beat of Three Wheels On My Wagon; Well, I'm sure you can do very much better than that ('your quill's over there'). So, in the meantime, I'll keep an eye on The Charts.

Comment by: . Ozymandias . on 27th May 2019 at 22:39

Higgity, haggity, hoggety high, was it Adele that did that one Philip, or am I getting her confused with the girl that duetted with the BeeGees, that Jewish piece, what's her name?.

Comment by: Philip G. on 28th May 2019 at 00:28

Nay, lad, nay, The New Christy Minstrels for Higgity haggity. And Adele? I first heard her on my headphones as she belted out We Could Have Had It All, . . . flat out on my hospital bed I was - I guess most stations would have been playing the said at that time. And the other nightingale? . . . it seems as though a certain Australian girl, whose name escapes me for the moment, had enjoyed some success when singing with the BeeGees. That reminds me; it won't be long before the T.T. begins. Take care Ozy.

Comment by: Veronica on 28th May 2019 at 12:35

Well Alan I'm glad you've 'perked' up... So nice to see a genial comment!

Comment by: Poet on 28th May 2019 at 23:53

Aye, they all sound the same falsetto warble these days it's hard to tell 'em apart.
O for some Maddie Prior , Kate Bush and the exquisite Bjork. But above all , the voice of the last century ,the indescribably magnificent Sarah Vaughan. After I've heard Sarah sing I sometimes have to sit a while and compose myself until the goosepimples have subsided. What singers these ladies are.

Comment by: Philip G. on 30th May 2019 at 15:38

Watched Maddie singing Hind Horn on 'tube just a few moments ago Poet; She told its story well.

Comment by: Poet on 30th May 2019 at 18:14

Just had a listen Phil. Excellent.
Have you tried Bjork's Stonemilker or heard Ms.Vaughan turn a fairly mundane song like 'Maria' into a work of art?

Comment by: Philip G. on 30th May 2019 at 23:19

Just listened to your suggested listening, Poet. Thanks.
Bjork's girlish sound comes over pretty well, doesn't it, and like Sarah Vaughan - but not with the same mastery -, can lengthen a note without it falling apart. It's said 'the man in the street knows class when he sees it'; Sarah Vaughan? . . . yeah, . . . she had it.
And while you maintain your grip on words and letters shipmate, why not give Barbara Hendrick's version of Liebesbriefchen ('Love-letter') a whirl. Its composer - Korngold -, also wrote the music for Flynn's Robin Hood. Take care.

Comment by: Poet on 31st May 2019 at 08:52

Glorious singing Philip , pure and without the slightest hint of affectation. I particularly liked the hushed Bel canto sweetness where one would expect power. A discovery for me.

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