Monday, June 14, 2010

Museless blogging

There are times when I am amazed at the people that are able to put out daily posts, and in a lot of cases, multiple posts. Seems like every time I get in the mood to babble on the Web, either I'm not near a computer, or something distracts me from it.


I don't know what it is like in your neck of the woods, but around here the weather is more like the middle of my than a third of the way through June. We haven't had any freezes, but it's been raining most of the time, and the temperatures have been down in the low fifties. The garden is loving it, but so are the weeds and the lawn, which means more work when things dry out. My miniature roses are all in bloom, I may be taking a couple of pictures of them when I get a chance.


For those who liked the pictures from Moab, I have a few here that my wife took.

This was taken from the same place as the last two pictures in the post about Moab; these kids were just to the left of us, and made a lot of people nervous by sitting on a cliff.

This is a small jay that was feeding and bouncing about us at one stop we made. I'm not sure of the exact species.

These little guys were all over the place.

Our state flower; the Sego Lily.


For those who like retro type technology, you may find this item interesting. Hooking up a typewriter to an iPad or computer. Steampunk people should be able to do some very creative stuff with something like this.


A lot of you are too young to remember Jimmy Dean before he became a sausage salesman, but he did do some good music on occasion. He passed on at age 81.


So what kind of music are you listening to? Anything here strike a chord with you?

"We Must Believe In Magic" by Crystal Gayle
"Rain on the Scarecrow" by John Mellencamp
"When I'm Away from You" by Kim Carnes
"Galveston" by Glen Campbell
"Kashmir" by Led Zeppelin
"Maybe I Know" by Lesley Gore
"Mona Lisa" by Nat King Cole
"Bad Things" by Jace Everett
"Eight Miles High" by The Byrds
"Just A Pilgrim" by Jim Byrnes

This song may be familiar to you if you have watched True Blood on HBO.

One of my favorites from the sixties.

If you have watched Highlander: The Series, this next performer should be familiar to you, as the actor who played Joe Dawson on the show. Besides being an actor, he is an accomplished songwriter, blues guitarist, and singer who has put out several albums of music.


the pistolero said...

I always loved "Galveston," and "Rain On the Scarecrow" too. Everybody always raved about Bruce Springsteen, but between him and John Mellencamp I far prefer the latter. And that song is a big part of the reason why.

Roberta X said...

USB typewriter: Made Of Win!!! :)

meleah rebeccah said...

These photos are great too. And yes, the weather conditions have been very unusual lately.

I also have NO IDEA how so many people update their blogs so often!

My favorite on your music list this time is: "We Must Believe In Magic" by Crystal Gayle!

BobG said...

Pistolero: Springsteen was an easterner, and Mellencamp is from the midwest; that may have a lot to do with it.

Roberta X: has all sorts of possibilities, doesn't it?

Meleah: that song of Crystal Gayle's has always been one of my favorites; not too many people are familiar with it.

terri said...

Lots of rain and lower temps here too. I wish summer would get here soon.

Beautiful pictures!

Love John Mellencamp, Rain on the Scarecrow. I remember when that album came out. Every song on it was awesome.

BobG said...

Terri: we're starting to get some warmer weather in this area; probably get too hot in the next couple of weeks.

James Higham said...

I am amazed at the people that are able to put out daily posts, and in a lot of cases, multiple posts.

Yeah but you keep it in perspective, Bob.