Monthly Archives: June 2012

California Least Tern: Will it make it?


California Least Tern: Will it make it?

California Least Tern: Will it make it?

Another day at the beach (light digital oil painting)


Another day at the beach (light digital oil painting)

Another day at the beach (light digital oil painting)

Home Sweet Home


Home Sweet Home

Home Sweet Home

Doina Grea (Nu stie omul nu stie…)


acolo unde se duce, ce o strans nimic nu duce

Doina oilor / Sheeps’ song from Banat, Romania ( Luca Novac plays the taragot)


Frumoasa vecina noastra – Tiberiu Ceia


Tiberiu Ceia – Frumoasa vecina noastra

Frumoasa-i vecina noastra,
Scoate capul pe fereastra,
Sa vad chip frumos,
Drag si luminos.

R: Au, inima mea, ce frumoasa-i dragostea!
Ca eu cât traiesc, tot am sa iubesc.

Aseara trecui calare,
Pe la poarta dumitale,
Te zarii la lumânare,
Nacajita tare.

Dac-as sti ca de la tine,
Vine nacazul la mine,
As cânta mereu,
Tot de dragul tau.

Dac-as sti ca nu-i asa,
As sta tot la usa ta,
Ca vreau sa traiesc
Cu cine iubesc.

iubire bibelou de portelan with Mondial ( Poem by Ion Minulescu)



Romanta fără ecou  

(Ion Minulescu)

Iubire, bibelou de portelan,
Obiect cu existenta efemera,
Te regasesc pe-aceeasi etajera
Pe care te-am lasat acum un an…

Iti multumesc!…
Dar cum?… Ce s-a-ntimplat?…
Ce suflet caritabil te-a pastrat
In lipsa mea,
In lipsa ei,
In lipsa noastra?…
Ce demon alb,
Ce pasare albastra
Ti-a stat de veghe-atita timp
Si te-a-ngrijit
De nu te-ai spart
Si nu te-ai prafuit?…

Iubire, bibelou de portelan,
Obiect de pret cu smaltul nepatat,
Ramii pe loc acolo unde esti…
Să nu te misti…
Si daca ne iubesti —
O!… daca ne iubesti cu-adevarat —
Asteapta-ne la fel inca un an…
Un an macar…
Atât…
Un singur an…

Iubire, bibelou de portelan!…

Carmina Burana ~ O Fortuna | Carl Orff ~ André Rieu


Cover of the score to Carmina Burana showing t...

Carmina Burana is a scenic cantata composed by Carl Orff in 1935 and 1936. It is based on 24 of the poems found in the medieval collection Carmina Burana.  Its full Latin title is Carmina Burana: Cantiones profanæ cantoribus et choris cantandæ comitantibus instrumentis atque imaginibus magicis (“Songs of Beuern: Secular songs for singers and choruses to be sung together with instruments and magic images.”) Carmina Burana is part of Trionfi, the musical triptych that also includes the cantata Catulli Carmina and Trionfo di Afrodite. The best-known movement is “Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi” (“O Fortuna“) that opens and closes the piece. Carmina Burana is a scenic cantata composed by Carl Orff in 1935 and 1936. It is based on 24 of the poems found in the medieval collection Carmina Burana. Its full Latin title is Carmina Burana: Cantiones profanæ cantoribus et choris cantandæ comitantibus instrumentis atque imaginibus magicis (“Songs of Beuern: Secular songs for singers and choruses to be sung together with instruments and magic images.”) Carmina Burana is part of Trionfi, the musical triptych that also includes the cantata Catulli Carmina and Trionfo di Afrodite. The best-known movement is “Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi” (“O Fortuna“) that opens and closes the piece.

Chopin Waltz Op.69 No.2 (Ashkenazy)


‘Group of Debt’ Match at EU Summit – Nigel Farage shares his thoughts with the media



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Nigel Farage MEP, Leader of the UK Independence Party (UKIP), Co-President of the ‘Europe of Freedom and Democracy‘ (EFD) Group in the European Parliament – http://nigelfaragemep.co.uk

• Media coverage of UKIP/EFD group political stunt, next to EU Council building, Brussels, 29 June 2012 during the European Council meeting (EU summit) of the 28-29 June 2012

• Stunt: Football match – European Institutions/Germany (and ECJ) Vs. PIIGS (Portugal, Italy, Ireland, Greece and Spain)

• Music excerpts:
Red Army Choir:
Red Army is the Strongest
– Corner Stone Cues:
Betrayal & Redemption
Forest Chase
Threshold
J.B.D.
– Pink Floyd:
Summer ’69 (Atom Heart Mother)
……………………………………………………………………

• EU Member States:
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Spain, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, United Kingdom

Today’s Quotation: John Milton (1608-1674) On accuser and accused as one.


Accuse not Nature, she hath done her part; do thou but thine.

John Milton (1608-1674) Discuss

Today’s Birthday: Giacomo Leopardi (1798)


Giacomo Leopardi (1798)

Leopardi was an Italian poet and scholar who suffered throughout his life from chronic physical ailments and dashed hopes. Despite these challenges, he was devoted to philosophy and the classics from early childhood and became one of the most formidable linguists and writers of his time. His pessimistic poetry is admired for its brilliance, intensity, and musicality. He is considered among the great Italian poets of the 19th century. What are some of his most famous works?

Lead your friends on a tour View artworks together in the Art Project Hangout App


Mood Blue landscape of Huntington Beach (my photo-graphic- lithography art edited with FastStone Software)


Mood Blue landscape of Huntington Beach (my photo-graphic- art edited with FastStone Software)

Mood Blue landscape of Huntington Beach (my photo-graphic- lithography art edited with Fast-Stone Software)

A friend of mine said to me few days ago: E-Bay these things you do, George. What do you think: To E-Bay or not to E-Bay?

For Fast Stone Freeware, if you don’t have already who knows what kind of a  miracle software, go here: http://www.faststone.org/

Good Luck Friends!

The Skinny on Obesity (Ep. 2): Sickeningly Sweet



 (Visit: http://www.uctv.tv/skinny-on-obesity/
How sweet is sweet? Compare fructose levels in sweeteners at the UCTV blog: http://myuctv.tv/2012/05/23/how-sweet-is-sweet-an-overview-of-sweeteners/

Dr. Robert Lustig illustrates the overabundance of sugar in today’s processed convenience foods and explains how our bodies metabolize these sugars in the same way as alcohol or other toxins, causing damage to the liver and other organs. Series: “UCTV Prime: The Skinny on Obesity” [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 23591]

http://www.uctv.tv/prime

My thoughts: on compassion and human condition


One of the sculptures from series 'Human condi...

“We’re always praying for certainty, but it’s always uncertainty we’re receiving as answer to our prayers and offerings.

What’s certain is that we are all the same, all bundled by our common human condition, always.
So how can one not be compassionate towards the suffering of his brothers and sisters in bondage?”

 

End of Time by Lindsey Buckingham From his 2011 Album “Seeds We Sow”


End of Time by Lindsey Buckingham from the 2011 album titled, “Seeds We Sow”.

P. I. Tchaikovsky – Serenade for Strings in C major, Op. 48 (Fedoseyev)



P. I. TchaikovskySerenade for Strings in C major, Op. 48 (1880):
1. Pezzo in forma di sonatina: Andante non troppo — Allegro moderato
2. Valse: Moderato — Tempo di valse
3. Élégie: Larghetto elegiaco
4. Finale (Tema russo): Andante — Allegro con spirito

Moskow Radio Symphony Orchestra
Conductor – Vladimir Fedoseyev
Recorded live at the Alte Oper Frankfurt, 1991 

Tchaikovsky – The Storm, Op. 76 (Overture in E minor)


The Storm, Op. 76, is a posthumously published overture by Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893). 

 

Tchaikovsky's tomb at the Alexander Nevsky Mon...

Tchaikovsky’s tomb at the Alexander Nevsky Monastery (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Completed in 1864, this first large-scale orchestral work of Tchaikovsky was inspired by the play of the same name by Aleksandr Ostrovsky (which also forms the basis of Leoš Janáček‘s opera “Káťa Kabanová“). Tchaikovsky composed this overture as an exercise while vacationing in the Ukraine, and since he did not consider it worthy of publication, it did not receive its premiere until three years after the composer’s death.

Conductor: Antoni Wit
Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra 

Epinephrine Underused, Endangering Kids


Epinephrine Underused, Endangering Kids

It is not uncommon for young children with food allergies to be exposed to those foods at some point and suffer an allergic reaction as a result. In fact, a study of infants with known or suspected allergies to milk or egg found that nearly three-quarters had an allergic reaction during the study period. When this happens and a child experiences a severe reaction, caregivers must act quickly to administer a potentially life-saving dose of epinephrine. Yet, in about a third of the cases in this study, caregivers failed to do so, suggesting that more must be done to educate them about the use of epinephrine. More… Discuss

Today’s Quotation: Sophocles on Fear Effect


A fearful man is always hearing things.

Sophocles (496 BC-406 BC) Discuss

Today’s Birthday: Lafcadio Hearn (1850)


Lafcadio Hearn (1850)

 Born in Greece and educated in Ireland, Hearn immigrated to the US at age 19 and lived in poverty for a time until he found employment as a journalist. He was a colorful but morbidly discontented man, admired for his highly polished tales of the macabre. In 1890, a magazine sent him to Japan, where he married a Japanese woman, took a Japanese name, and became a citizen. His subsequent books offered the West its first thoughtful view of Japanese culture. What partial handicap did he have? More… Discuss

New Orleans: Former home of writer Lafcadio He...

New Orleans: Former home of writer Lafcadio Hearn, on Cleveland Avenue at downtown river corner of Robertson Street. Front (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Serpent Column


The Serpent Column

 Crafted from the melted-down weapons of defeated Persians in about 479 BCE, the Serpent Column is an ancient Greek war monument and offering to Apollo. It served as part of a sacrificial tripod at Delphi before being moved to the Hippodrome of Constantinople in the 4th century CE. Over the past 2,500 years, the artifact has been frequently referenced in literature and depicted in art. Today just a twisted column, it originally depicted three intertwined snakes. What happened to their heads? More… Discuss

 

Bronze head of the serpent from the column at ...

 

wild flowery bush (m y photography)


wild flowery bush (m y photography)

wild flowery bush (m y photography)

Another Ocean Pacific Beach Day (my photography)


Another Ocean Pacific Beach Day

Another Ocean Pacific Beach Day

At Anchor (my photography)


At Anchor (my digital oil paintings)

At Anchor (my digital oil paintings)

Janine Jansen – Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64 (BBC Symphony Orchestra)


Mendelssohn – A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Overture (London Symphony Orchestra – Claudio Abbado)


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
 
 
This article is about Shakespeare’s play. For other uses, see A Midsummer Night’s Dream (disambiguation).
A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Title page of the first quarto, 1600.
Written by William Shakespeare
Characters TheseusHippolyta
EgeusPhilostrate
LysanderDemetrius
HermiaHelena

OberonTitania
Robin Goodfellow (Puck)
Titania’s Fairy Servants

Peter QuinceNick Bottom
Francis FluteRobin Starveling
Tom SnoutSnug

Date premiered c. 1590-96
Place premiered The TheatreShoreditch, London
Genre Comedy
Setting Athens, Greece

A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a play by William Shakespeare. Believed to have been written between 1590 and 1596, it portrays the events surrounding the marriage of the Duke of AthensTheseus, and the Queen of the Amazons, Hippolyta. These include the adventures of four young Athenian lovers and a group of six amateur actors, who are controlled and manipulated by the fairies who inhabit the forest in which most of the play is set. The play is one of Shakespeare’s most popular works for the stage and is widely performed across the world.

 

I FORGOT MORE THAN YOU’LL EVER KNOW by JOHNNY CASH


You think you know the smile on her lips
the thrill at the touch of her fingertips
But I forgot more than you’ll ever know about her
You think you’ll find a heaven of bliss
in each caress and each tender kiss
But I forgot more than you’ll ever know about her
You stole her love from me one day
you didn’t care how you’ve hurt me
But you can never steal away
mem’ries of what used to be
You think she’s yours to have and to hold
But someday you’ll learn when her love grows cold
That I forgot more than you’ll ever know about her

You stole her love from me one day
you didn’t care how you’ve hurt me
but you can never steal away
memories of what used to be… 

Johnny Cash – The Man Who Couldn’t Cry


Johnny Cash – Supper Time (Come home…The shadows lengthen fast)


Good night, Friends!

I’LL HAVE TO SAY I LOVE YOU IN A SONG (with lyrics) by Jim Croce


This day in History: SHIRLEY JACKSON’S “THE LOTTERY” IS PUBLISHED (1948)


Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery” Is Published (1948)

Published by the The New Yorker the same month it was written, Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery” instantly became one of the most controversial stories ever run by the esteemed magazine. Hundreds of outraged readers cancelled their subscriptions or wrote letters expressing their confusion and anger over the story’s meaning. Now considered a classic, the chilling story matter-of-factly describes an annual lottery in a bucolic American town in which one person is selected for what? More… Discuss

Today’s Quotation: Ambrose Bierce About clocks and man


Clock, n.: A machine of great moral value to man, allaying his concern for the future by reminding him what a lot of time remains to him.

Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914) Discuss

Am I an Hamster on Candid Camera? (my Photography)


Am I an Hamster on Candid Camera? (my Photography)

Am I an Hamster on Candid Camera? (my Photography)

Jasmine (my photography)


Jasmine 1

Jasmine 1

 

Jasmine (my photography)
Jasmine (my photography)


Ice-plant Flower (my photography)

Ice-plant Flower (my photography)

Motherly Love: Teaching Life (my Photography)


Motherly Love: Teaching Life (my Photography)

Motherly Love: Teaching Life (my Photography)

Bending Over Backwards for…Ballance (my photography)


Bending Over Backwards for...Ballance (my photography)

Bending Over Backwards for…Ballance (my photography)

Surfer’s Fluid Grip (my photography)


Fluid Grip (my photography)

Fluid Grip (my photography)

DALIDA, LE TEMPS DES FLEURS (On etait jeune, et ont croyait au ciel) / Those Were The Days – Liam Clancy


Dans une taverne du vieux Londres
Où se retrouvaient des étrangers
Nos voix criblées de joies montaient de l’ombre
Et nous écoutions nos cœurs chanter

C’était le temps des fleurs
On ignorait la peur
Les lendemains avaient un goût un miel
Ton bras prenait mon bras
Ta voix suivait ma voix
On était jeunes et l’on croyait au ciel

Et puis sont venus des jours de brume
Avec des bruits étranges et des pleurs
Combien j’ai passé de nuits sans lune
À chercher la taverne dans mon cœur

Tout comme au temps des fleurs
Où l’on vivait sans peur
Où chaque jour avait un goût de miel
Ton bras prenait mon bras
Ta voix suivait ma voix
On était jeunes et l’on croyait au ciel

Et ce soir je suis devant la porte
De la taverne où tu ne viendras plus
Et la chanson que la nuit m’apporte
Mon cœur déjà ne la connaît plus

C’était le temps des fleurs
On ignorait la peur
Les lendemains avaient un goût de miel
Ton bras prenait mon bras
Ta voix suivait ma voix
On était jeunes et l’on croyait au ciel.

Jim Croce – Time in a bottle – 1973



 James Joseph “Jim” Croce (January 10, 1943 — September 20, 1973) was an American singer-songwriter.

 

Songwriters: CROCE, JAMES
If I could save time in a bottle
The first thing that I’d like to do
Is to save every day
Till Eternity passes away
Just to spend them with you

If I could make days last forever
If words could make wishes come true
I’d save every day like a treasure and then,
Again, I would spend them with you

But there never seems to be enough time
To do the things you want to do
Once you find them
I’ve looked around enough to know
That you’re the one I want to go
Through time with

If I had a box just for wishes
And dreams that had never come true
The box would be empty
Except for the memory
Of how they were answered by you

But there never seems to be enough time
To do the things you want to do
Once you find them
I’ve looked around enough to know
That you’re the one I want to go
Through time with

Surfer: All up in the air (my photography)


Surfer: All up in the air (my photography)

Surfer: All up in the air (my photography)

Uitarea


Shall we dance? Lovely post from Stefania.


one, yes, one day: why not to-day?

Work The Dream

” Life is the reality you are creating for yourself.
Through your thoughts, feelings and actions – those thoughts, feelings or action, whether honest or dishonest, moral or immoral, with integrity or without integrity create the life you live in and that is the reality you have created for yourself- You have created your world and only you can change it.
Make a wonderful world that you would want to live in.”

Accepting responsibility for the life we have created is hard for some people because it is easier for them to blame others for the things going wrong instead of looking at their own choices and actions that caused their problems. It is never too late to correct the things we have done but that again is another choice….to stand up and be accountable for the mistakes we have made in life.

image from https://www.facebook.com/BelieveInYOU.BIY

I love this quote…

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Directions (my photography)


Directions (my photography)

Directions (my photography)

From Down Here (my photography)


From Down Here (my photography)

From Down Here (my photography)

Journeys ( my photography)


Journeys ( my photography)

Journeys ( my photography)

purpose ( my photography)


purpose ( my photography)

purpose ( my photography)

Tell me: another way… (by George-b) (my poetic thoughts)


tell me:   (by George-b)

another way to say I love you
another way to say goodbye
another way to say I miss you
another way to say enough

another way to say I’m finished
another way to say good luck
another way to say I’m sorry
another way to say I’m leaving

Another way to say I’m thristy
another way to say forgive me
another way to say get out
another way to say good morning

another way to say good night….

Thank you.

tell me (by George-b) (my poetic thoughts)

tell me (by George-b) (my poetic thoughts)