Daily Archives: August 4, 2011

Bees: Rynerson Park (My Photography Series)


Bees_Rynerson Park

Bees_Rynerson Park

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The Hummingbird (My Photography Series)


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These photos were taken in El Dorado Park, in early July, this year. I think the tree is pepper tree, but that is only a guess. There is a hummingbird in each one of the five photos taken. It should be easy to find them (unless they flew off the pics after I uploaded them, which is quite unheard of). So, have fun finding the hummingbird in each photo.

El Dorado Park, Long Beach, California: Geese on Patrol (My Photography Series)


El Dorado Park: Geese on Patrol

El Dorado Park: Geese on Patrol

Today’s Quotation: George Eliot – On Prophecy


 

Among all forms of mistake, prophecy is the most gratuitous.

George Eliot (1819-1880) Discuss

My take on this one: Not one’s prophecy of death and distruction: They come hand in hand, and quite naturally!

 

They Can’t Take That Away From Me: Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald



There are many many crazy things
That will keep me loving you
And with your permission
May I list a few

The way you wear your hat
The way you sip your tea
The memory of all that
No they can’t take that away from me

The way your smile just beams
The way you sing off key
The way you haunt my dreams
No they can’t take that away from me

We may never never meet again, on that bumpy road to love
Still I’ll always, always keep the memory of

The way you hold your knife
The way we danced till three
The way you changed my life
No they can’t take that away from me

Dream a Little Dream of Me: Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong


Stars shining bright above you
Night breezes seem to whisper “i love you”
Birds singin’ in the sycamore trees
Dream a little dream of me

Say nighty-night and kiss me
Just hold me tight and tell me you’ll miss me
While I’m alone and blue as can be
Dream a little dream of me

Stars fading but I linger on dear
Still craving your kiss
I’m longin’ to linger till dawn dear
Just saying this

Sweet dreams till sunbeams find you
Sweet dreams that leave all worries behind you
But in your dreams whatever they be
Dream a little dream of me

(instrumental break)

Stars shining up above you
Night breezes seem to whisper “i love you”
Birds singin’ in the sycamore trees
Dream a little dream of me

Sweet dreams till sunbeams find you
Sweet dreams that leave all worries behind you
But in your dreams whatever they be
Dream a little dream of me

Yes, dream a little dream of me

Happy Birthday Louis: “LA Vie En Rose”


Louis Armstrong (1901)

(Video from: Сoncert of Louis Armstrong in Belgium 1959 backed by his stellar band the All-Stars, featuring Trummy Young, Peanuts Hucko, Billy Kyle, Danny Barcelona and Mort Herbert.)

Armstrong was an innovative trumpeter and singer who strongly influenced the melodic development of jazz in the 1920s. He began playing in marching, riverboat, and cabaret bands as a youth in New Orleans and later joined King Oliver’s Creole Jazz Band in Chicago and the Fletcher Henderson Orchestra in New York City. Between 1925 and 1929, he made his classic Hot Five and Hot Seven recordings, which established the preeminence of the virtuoso jazz soloist. What style of singing did he popularize? More… DiscussArmstrong was an innovative trumpeter and singer who strongly influenced the melodic development of jazz in the 1920s. He began playing in marching, riverboat, and cabaret bands as a youth in New Orleans and later joined King Oliver‘s Creole Jazz Band in Chicago and the Fletcher Henderson Orchestra in New York City. Between 1925 and 1929, he made his classic Hot Five and Hot Seven recordings, which established the preeminence of the virtuoso jazz soloist. What style of singing did he popularize? More…

Louis Armstrong _ What a Wonderful World

Louis Armstrong _ What a Wonderful World

 

Hummingbirds


Hummingbirds Hummingbirds are small New World birds that feed on insects and nectar, for which their long, slender bills are adapted. They have jewel-toned feathers whose prismatic construction iridesces in changing light and are usually seen hovering or darting, at speeds of up to 60 mph (97 km/h), their wings appearing blurred due to the rapidity of their beating. In flight, they have the highest metabolism of all animals but insects and must feed almost constantly to survive. What do they do at night? More… Discuss

Drought Reveals Columbia Shuttle Debris


Drought Reveals Columbia Shuttle Debris_via Descovery News

Drought Reveals Columbia Shuttle Debris_via Descovery News (click to read the story at Discovery News)