Thursday, April 22, 2010

John Denver on my mind

"Celebrate Earth Day every day" goes the chorus of one of his later songs - an appropriate ear worm for today. Not as achingly beautiful as some of his tunes; does "Sunshine on My Shoulders" make anyone else almost weep? I still feel sad when I think of his early demise; I've heard he wasn't the nicest of people but he was so talented....

When Mom and Dad were here, they read to us a book titled "Mr. Creator's Borrowed Brown Hands," a wonderful biography of George Washington Carver. Carver was someone who celebrated the earth, and all the wonders God created, every day; what an incredible mind he had, and a selfless love for nature and mankind! Last summer when we were in Missouri I really wanted to visit a museum dedicated to him, but there was no time.

Color me philosophical at the moment....

Speaking of color, it's busting out all over Boulderneigh:
Mid-morning I heard a commotion on the deck, and looked out to see our first evening grosbeaks of the year!
Our "sheep visitors" had to reschedule and I've already done two blog posts today, so I guess that means I have no excuses when it comes to all those fleeces I have yet to skirt.

Happy Earth Day from . . .

10 comments:

Tammy said...

Pretty pretty birds! (and flowers. :-) I don't believe we have those birds here. Oh, there will never be another John Denver. That voice, and his songs are unique. I've been putting off skirting too. Not too hard to do with all the explosion of Spring, but since I have four or so possibly already sold, and a fiber fair in three weeks, I better get busy!
Tammy

Laura said...

I love the rosemary flowers! Can you tell me what kind it is? I'm looking for one to plant by the garden gate...

Michelle said...

Sorry Laura, that's lithospermum, not rosemary. I do have blooming rosemary, but it doesn't have that intensity of color nor does it stay that small and tidy. The deer don't bother either one, though.

Sharon said...

I've nursed a rhodie here but after seeing yours, I think it's time to put out of its misery - not to be. I love them so much. Guess I'll have to enjoy yours.

We had a grosbeak here last week. I was so excited!!! We have a lot of junkos and lesser goldfinch. I'm just happy they come with their wonderful songs.

Kathy in KY said...

I love John Denver, and at one time had a ton of his LPs. My favorite of his is Garden Song - inch by inch row by row gonna make this garden grow, all you need is a rake and a hoe and a piece of fertile ground . . . Thanks for reminding me of him today. Beautiful photos today.

Michelle said...

Kathy, my son sang that song in nursery school at church; I didn't know John Denver recorded it! But it fits right in with "Homegrown Tomatoes"....

Juliann said...

I love John Denver.

Mom L said...

Now I have a "hankering" to hear some John Denver music! As for your post - the colors are magnificent!!!

Thanks for the music and flowers,

Nancy in Iowa

kenleighacres said...

Love the flowers! What is that in the fourth photo?

I need to play some John Denver for my son! I know he would love 'Thank God I'm a Country Boy' :)

Michelle said...

That's lithospermum, Shannon. Thanks!