Greetings fine and Christmasy folk! The view is great today – lots of blue sky and puffy clouds over Cypress and incoming hummingbird clouds leading us to our main topic today which is “humming“!
It’s nice to hear the care aids at Ma’s new care home in Lynn Valley humming and singing as you go down the hall. Ma is adjusting well and it has only been a couple of days.
And next on the theme of humming, I would like you all to meet Calliope my pet humming bird and her husband André (André is tending to the next while Calliope here is noshing on nectar!)
Now a poem:
driving home from the church gig
i come upon the melting moon…
crème brulée – with a spoonful
just for a moment – a pine tree silhouette carves
the moon’s surface and i realize
i’ve never actually seen this sight before,
though i’ve heard the lyric and sung it many times.
but tonight, our love comes home to me, “sweet and clear like moonlight through the pines”
home yes, almost home.
from Looking for Hymn collection by Holly Burke
And lastly, I have a little gift for those of you dear readers with a smart phone: a ringtone of Serengeti
So I am sending out warm Christmas wishes to all of you and hoping that you have a good one and looking forward to new adventures in 2017!
Against all odds a calendula flower I sprouted from seed has managed to bloom in November. This event coincided with some new piano music coming to me, I’m happy to say. Hey, I really think I’m getting better now! I can play the piano q u i e t l y now – perfect fifths… low down… are so soulfully! (sol-fa-ly?) satisfying!! There might not be a sun in the sky these days, but I do have a small sun shining on my balcony.
And the juncos are really digging the peanut butter suet I put out for them. And here’s a little treat for you, dear friends, if you have time. Last November we started working on a new album. Here is a glimpse of the work that we yearn to complete after my recovery:
YES Dear Readers, Friends and Fans – If you can support our new album…please buy a pre-sale copy of our new recording, ‘Playground,’ or choose any perk you like! from $1 – 1000. We have some great musical perks to share with you. Everything is in the link below. Thank you! and Happy NY 2016 to All!Click here to see the Our Next Recording Campaign!
If I were a blogger
I’d blo-og in the morning
I’d bl-og in the evening
All over this land,
I’d blog out danger
I’d blog out warning,
I’d blog out love between,
My brothers and my sisters,
All over this land.
If I had a bell…
respectful thanks to Pete Seeger
Kristian Alexandrov’s BDay! best piano player
All thanks to Tina Overbury LYBS for helping out in SO many ways, to Adrienne Montani of BC First Call, to Sharon and Bill for your constant support, to the BAND for being so totally ALIVE and to our beloved friends and fans new and old, whose shining eyes make it all worthwhile.
Excited about the new gigage appearing for us already ~ like a beautiful Blue Morpho butterfly out of it’s cocoon!
Just click on the “Performances” image and it all shows up…like magic, sort of. I still need some lessons in this stuff.
Anyhoo – greatly looking forward to being in the music with you again soon. I don’t know about you – but I’m FEELING
FUNKY!!! and have been enjoying the ‘arpeggiator’ on my Yamaha piano, when not checking out my regular Berry
piano, now 110 years young! I hope to play you “Brave Waking” at the next gig or so, which features a whole lot of the
mighty ‘arppegiator” and is funky as anything!
When in doubt – DANCE!