Daily Archives: August 7, 2017

Watch “Malena – Ennio Morricone” on YouTube


Watch “Deborah’s Theme (Once Upon a Time in America)—Ennio Morricone” on YouTube


Watch “Rachmaninov – Symphony No. 2 Op. 27 III. Adagio: Adagio (LSO)” on YouTube


Watch “The Graduate – Sound of Silence” on YouTube


Watch “The Graduate – Mrs. Robinson Music Video” on YouTube


Great Blue Heron – Tsawwassen British Columbia, Canada


 Great Blue Heron - Tsawwassen British Columbia, Canada

Great Blue Heron – Tsawwassen British Columbia, Canada

Camille Pissarro (1830-1903)1884. Oil on canvas. 65,2 x 54,3 cm. Private collection.


Camille Pissarro (1830-1903)1884. Oil on canvas. 65,2 x 54,3 cm. Private collection.

Camille Pissarro (1830-1903)1884. Oil on canvas. 65,2 x 54,3 cm. Private collection.

Mount Fuji, Japan


Mount Fuji, Japan

Mount Fuji, Japan

Watch “Smetana ~ Moldau” on YouTube


Watch “Erik Satie – Once Upon A Time In Paris” on YouTube


Kalapana, Hawaii.


Kalapana, Hawaii.

Kalapana, Hawaii.

Watch “MELANIE SAFKA Dust in the Wind” on YouTube


Watch “Janis Ian – At Seventeen (Live, 1976)” on YouTube


Watch “jimmy page’s best solo” on YouTube


Watch “Johann Sebastian BACH: Adagio, BWV 974” on YouTube


My pot with flowers today


My pot with flowers today

My pot with flowers today

” Assumption of the Virgin ” 1526-1529 Artist: Andrea del Sarto Period: Mannerism Location: Galleria Palatina, Palazzo Pitti, Florence


” Assumption of the Virgin ” 1526-1529 Artist: Andrea del Sarto Period: Mannerism Location: Galleria Palatina, Palazzo Pitti, Florence

Jean Hey “Meeting At The Golden Gate” (c.1488)


Jean Hey

Jean Hey “Meeting At The Golden Gate” (c.1488)

” Scuola di Atene ” 1509-1511 ( detail ) By Italian Renaissance master Raphael Fresco at Stanza della Segnatura , Apostolic Palace in Vatican Period: Haute Renaissance


” Scuola di Atene ” 1509-1511 ( detail ) By Italian Renaissance master Raphael Fresco at Stanza della Segnatura , Apostolic Palace in Vatican Period: Haute Renaissance

My birds on the wire today


My birds on the wire today

My birds on the wire today

The boat


The boat

The boat

My Duck today


My Duck today

My Duck today

BBC News: Timeline: The turmoil and legacy of India’s hasty partition


I saw this on the BBC and thought you should see it:

Timeline: The turmoil and legacy of India’s hasty partition – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-40826629

Today’s Holiday: Zambia Farmers Day


Today’s Holiday:
Zambia Farmers Day

Farmers Day celebrates the country of Zambia’s agricultural sector, praises their efforts in providing crops to feed the country, and gives them a day to relax from their labors. Governmental officials normally give speeches outlining the advances in the harvest of crops, particularly maize. But average citizens enjoy a variety of sporting events that are held on the Farmers Day weekend, including soccer championships. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Emil Nolde (1867)


Today’s Birthday:
Emil Nolde (1867)

Nolde was a German painter and printmaker. Fervently religious, he often painted supernatural imagery, such as demonic heads and mystic appearances. Impressed by the art he saw on a 1913 expedition to the East Indies, he began to paint brooding landscapes and colorful flowers. As a printmaker, he was noted for his crudely cut, stark black-and-white woodcuts. Though he was an early advocate of the Nazi party, the party condemned his art and forbade him to paint. What did he do instead? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

'The Prophet', woodcut by Emil Nolde, 1912, private collection ‘The Prophet’, woodcut by Emil Nolde, 1912, private collection

Emil Nolde, 1915, Die Grablegung (Begravelsen, The Burial), oil on canvas, 87 x 117 cm, Stiftung Nolde, Seebüll

Emil Nolde, 1915, Die Grablegung (Begravelsen, The Burial), oil on canvas, 87 x 117 cm, Stiftung Nolde, Seebüll

This Day in History: Federal Emergency


This Day in History:
Federal Emergency

Declared at Love Canal in New York (1978)
In the 1940s and 50s, an abandoned canal in Niagara Falls, New York, became a dumping ground for chemical waste. It was later filled in, and after the land was given to the city of Niagara Falls by the chemical company, houses and an elementary school were built there. By the late 1970s, toxic chemicals had risen to the surface, and residents were found to have a high incidence of chromosome damage. A federal emergency was declared in 1978, and residents were evacuated. What happened to them? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: W. Somerset Maugham


Quote of the Day:
W. Somerset Maugham

No affectation of peculiarity can conceal a commonplace mind. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: Klezmer


Article of the Day:
Klezmer

Klezmer is a form of instrumental Jewish folk music that had its beginnings in the Middle Ages. Its name is a Yiddishized version of the Hebrew klei zemir, meaning “instruments of song,” that until the mid-20th century referred to the musicians rather than the music. Largely based on cantorial singing and the folk music of Eastern Europe, klezmer has a distinctive sound that is reminiscent of the human voice. Itinerant musicians from what ethnic group influenced the genre’s development? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: keep mum


Idiom of the Day:
keep mum

To remain silent; to not say anything (e.g., about a secret). Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: ingenuous


Word of the Day:
ingenuous

Definition: (adjective) Lacking in cunning, guile, or worldliness.
Synonyms: artless
Usage: His ingenuous delight in it was a delight to her, and a new and mutual love-thrill was theirs—because of a flower.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch