Tag: Watching Seasons

more music – and birds

Thanks for all your comments yesterday – so much in common.

Years ago, Karl and I discovered Windham Hill Records.  William Ackerman is the founder, as I’m sure many of you know.  His guitar compositions are also favorites.  www.williamackerman.com

I also love Liz Story’s piano compositions.  http://lizstory.com

When Karl and I lived in Illinois, we attended the Ravinia Festival in the summers.  I remember a Windham Hill concert.  http://www.ravinia.org

It is wonderful the way the internet helps artists and others reach people directly.  It seems to be a new learning curve all the time.  This morning, I read an interesting post by Watching Seasons in Ohio: “A Gull Far From Home.”  Tracy mentioned how blogs help bird watchers share about rare bird sightings.  http://seasonsflow.wordpress.com

This week, Karl called my attention to all the sparrows in beach grasses by Lake Michigan.  It was amazing to see these little birds in the arctic cold weather we’ve had.

It takes courage, doesn’t it, to create and develop our own visions.

Hope you have a lovely Sunday.  Ellen

September Seasons

I learned today that September 1 is the first day of spring in New Zealand.  I just read and viewed a lovely post at Gallivanta’s site.  http://www.silkannthreades.wordpress.com

SEASONS FLOW from Ohio USA, by Watching Seasons, is another favorite blog, among many favorites!  http://www.seasonsflow.wordpress.com

Although I don’t have a science mind – or at least that’s what I always thought –  I have been noticing how blogging helps me think in new ways.  For example, how the seasons vary.  I’ve also noticed that I put together posts with different color combinations, for example, than when I began.  Things don’t have to be “perfect.” (not possible anyway!)  I’ve realized that people visit from so many directions and that there is a mystery to appreciate.

So how did I get through some of my research courses in graduate school?  I’d read the same material by different authors.  I worried about the class the first day I received the syllabus and got to work.  In other areas, the work was like play.

Do you have a favorite season?  Somehow each season seems inevitable.  As many of you know, I love watching the light, which now flows into my little study in the afternoons.

I saw some geese flying in formation south yesterday, but I think some may go back and forth for a time.

The photos of the impatiens planter are by Karl a few years ago – often viewed here.

Happy Seasons, Ellen

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