because it’s Wednesday

Music speaks what cannot be expressed, soothes the mind and gives it rest, heals the heart and makes it whole, flows from heaven to the soul.
~ Angela Monet

for a change of pace
sharing a little music today
this is my son’s quintet performing Brahms
a nice little piece for the middle of the week
keeping things calm.

summer snapshots

summer nights

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crossing

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by the falls

over the falls

fly over

we traveled a lot this summer
through six states
enjoyed some outdoor concerts
ate our way through farmer’s markets
had the best ice cream ever
celebrated birthdays
hiked and biked
swooned over some amazing falls…

and  just loved
being in the company of family and friends

I now have memory cards full of memories
and it will take me forever to get through them all…
but for now,

we still have a few weeks of summer left
and we are going to savor each and every moment!

from Stockbridge to Boston

lionsgate

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summer reader

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visiting Mr. Copland

having a catch

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picnic

Joshua Bell

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the Berkshires always remind me of James Taylor
and Sweet Baby James
we ended up at Tanglewood this past weekend
it was opening night
(and funny that James Taylor happened to be in the audience…along with Yo Yo Ma!)
so exciting!
but it’s always magical out there
as I’ve been coming here many summers
since I was a little girl
tonight was an all Tchaikovsky program
his Violin Concerto performed by Joshua Bell
with of course the BSO
and a favorite symphony of mine…The Fifth
people young and old spread their picnics out on the lush green lawn
for a night under the summer sky
this is how classical music should be enjoyed
in a beautiful garden, overlooking the lake and the mountains
pure bliss!

I took a couple very short teasers on my iphone for you

ladies who lunch

ladies who lunch

good morning ladies

the last lady

trio

lady

ladybug adventures

Here’s to the ladies who lunch–
Everybody laugh.
Lounging in their caftans
And planning a brunch
On their own behalf.
Off to the gym,
Then to a fitting,
Claiming they’re fat.
And looking grim,
‘Cause they’ve been sitting
Choosing a hat.
Does anyone still wear a hat?
I’ll drink to that.

~ Stephen Sondheim

because sometimes…

attempting the absurd

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dancin' in the street

you just gotta dance!

”¬†with the dance! let joy be unconfined;
No sleep till morn, when Youth and Pleasure meet
To chase the glowing hours with flying feet.”

~George Gordon, Lord Byron, Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage

Hope your weekend is filled with unconfined joy!