Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Adding To The List....A New Piece to Master....

The list of piano pieces I strive for has grown by one....marvelous feel to this piece, "The Countess Cathleen", from "Riverdance".....

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Amazing, Beautiful Song....

....theme song from Turner Classic Movie's "31 Day of Oscar". There are times when music moves within your soul and fills it all the way to the top.

For me, this is such a song.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

St. Patrick's Day To Those Who Dance....

....and to those who remember how it once felt....

St Pats

Lá Fhéile Pádraig Sona Daoibh!! - Happy St. Patrick's Day All!!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Disney World Trip - Post #3 - Glasses....3D & Otherwise

Some of the best Disney World offerings are their 3D shows. And the best part of the pre-shows? Trying on and posing with the fabulous 3D glasses they provide.

3D #1
3D #2
3D #5
3D #3
3D #4
3D #8
3D #10
3D #11
3D #7
3D #9
3D #12

And, of course, what would a trip to Orlando be without lots of cool shades?

Shades #3
Shades #2
Shades #1
Shades #4
Shades #5
Shades #6
Shades #7
Shades #8
Shades #9
Shades #10

Monday, March 9, 2009

For No Other Reason....

....than the sharing of a beautiful photograph, compliments of Christopher, of a recent dinner in our home. Nothing planned, just life....it's all in the details....
The meal....a simple Tortilla Soup, Veggie Quesadillas with Cumin, and Fresh Strawberries....joining together in color, composition and form....wonderful....

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Daylight Saving Time....At Long Last....

I recently found an interesting web site filled with wonderful information regarding Daylight Saving Time...which begins today.

Daylight Saving

This extra hour of daylight signals the long awaited emergence of Spring. Now is the time when I bring out my garden plans from past seasons, checking to see what was successful and what was not. This year though, changes are on the horizon.

Garden Plans

As Bill and I grow older we look towards lower maintenance and less labor intensive plantings. Thoreau said, "Our life is frittered away by detail...Simplify, simplify!". That, I think, will be the focus of our gardens this year.

Spring Garden

I will incorporate into our plan a Victory Garden. Rising produce costs, and the promise of fresh from the garden fruits and vegetables, make a Victory Garden a sensible and sumptuous inclusion.

Victory Garden

My garden layout, planting charts, and colored pencils are at the ready. Daylight Saving Time plus brand new garden plans....a natural paring.

Colored Pencils

What fun lies ahead....

Thursday, March 5, 2009

CHAMPS Homeschool Music & Arts Program - Winter Concert & Art Exhibit

The evening included a Gallery Exhibit of art students work.....
Tess Portrait
Gallery 1
Gallery 2
Gallery 3

Followed by musical offerings from our talented musicians, including....

Tess on guitar with fabulous teacher Fergal King....
Two Musicians

Playing with Flute Choir....
Flutist Tess
Flutist Tess 2
Flute Choir

And finally playing flute with CHAMPS Orchestra....
Flute at the Ready

Well done to all of the wonderfully talented CHAMPS members!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Our Disney World Trip - Post #2 - Hats, Hats, and More Hats

Something strange comes over people when passing through Disney gift shops. With my family, that strangeness translates into wearing hats....lots of them...

Pirates of the Caribbean
Max in Dreadlocks
CDK Channeling Bob Marley
CK-Disney Hat
Max & Mollie in Hats
Max & Mollie with Hats
Tess in Leopard
Fedora CDK
Melissa-Pith Helmet
Max...Don't Ask
Three From Space
Tess in Space
Max in Space
Three in Hoodies

Next Disney post to follow...glasses....3D and otherwise....