Junie's Place: August 2010

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

More on Jackson Browne~

 After I posted the vid by Jackson Browne, 'These Days,' on Facebook,  I had this conversation with my sister there!


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Joy says:

I still am fond of his music too :)



June says:

Joy,

Well, I'm more than just fond of it!
LOL-

When I get into his music again after not 
listening to it for awhile-
I just want to hear more and more....


Remember, you and I discovered
 Dan Fogelberg and Jackson Browne 
around the same time...

 ...We would listen 
to them a lot when you came 
to visit those summers-from Pa) 
But, I must say, it's his earlier 
music I liked the best!


I didn't like him becoming so political 
with his lyrics in some of his later albums...
and in fact his popularity became less, 
the more political he became!


As song writers go- there's none better-IMO.

(or probably none as good!)

I was so happy he got inducted into
 the Rock Music Hall of Fame 
for songwriter in recent years-
it was well deserved!
Junie



Joy says:

Sure I remember. thanks to Chris :) 

          

 I think J B's politics and probably his 
other beliefs are incompatible with mine -
but anyway, he didn't ask me to marry him - 
LOL !!


His songs are wonderfully constructed and performed, 
but many are 'downbeat'. 
Enough depression going around in real life
(for me)
But, yeah, he's still good ; I love him!



June says:
Just realistic, IMO_
and I like that about his music!

LOL- 
If I start getting too depressed
 I back off for awhile.


Honestly, I can't think of anyone 
who has written more meaningful songs 
than Jackson Browne.

lol- and PS-He didn't ask ME to marry him either!

(His loss-haha!!)




Joy says:  
‎:D



 
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:)  So- one more Jackson Browne song for today!
(Then I promise I'll back off for awhile- before we all get way too deep in depression!)
To me his lyrics reflect real life and -sorry- but life does have sad moments!

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Thanks for this  vid go to
Youtube
and
floflo34600




Lyrics:

Too Many Angels
Jackson Browne

There's an angel on a ribbon
Hanging from the armoire door
There's a Cupid with his feet crossed
On the bird cage by the door
There's a baby angel drummer
His eyes are open wide
And two more tiny cherubs
On the mantle side by side
Too many angels
Have seen me crying
Too many angels
Have heard you lying

There are photographs of children
All in their silver frames
On the window sills and tabletops
Lit by candle flames
And upon their angel faces
Life's expectations climb
Where the moment has preserved them
From the ravages of time
Too many angels
Have seen me crying
Too many angels
Have heard you lying

Bring the morning on
Voices sing of day
I want to step out in the morning sun
Through the flood of tears
I want this darkness gone
Your sweet face appears
These apparitions coming one by one
But there's no end in sight
Only the dead of night
And too many angels

Too many angels
Have seen me crying
Too many angels
Have heard you lying
Too many angels

Bring the morning on
Voices sing of day
I want to step out in the morning sun
Through the flood of tears
I want to greet the dawn
Cast away these fears
Forget about the things we could have done
Bring the morning on
Voices sing of day
I want to watch the children as they run
Through the broken years
I want this darkness gone
Your sweet face appears
These apparitions coming one by one
But there's no end in sight
Only the dead of night
And too many angels


Junie

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Monday, August 30, 2010

Jackson Browne_'These Days'



Jackson Browne-One of my top loves in 70s music!
Enjoy this with me!!


These Days
Jackson Browne

Well I've been out walkin'
I don't do that much talkin' these days
These days
These days I seem to think a lot
About the things that I forgot to do
And all the times I had the chance to

And I had a lover
And it's so hard to risk another these days
These days
Now if I seem to be afraid ... to live the life I have made in song
Well it's just that I've been losin' ... so long

Well I'll keep on movin' ... movin' on
Things are bound to be improvin' these days
One of these days
These days I'll sit on corner stones
And count the time in quarter tones to ten ... my friend
Don't confront me with my failures
I had not forgotten them



Junie

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Sunday, August 29, 2010

Weekend Reflections-8-29-10- a childhood reflection

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My weekend Reflection post is at
this time!

~A memory from happy times!~



Junie
(Ginga)

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Saturday, August 28, 2010

Tribute

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Someone posted this on Facebook today.

I had never seen it before. 

I was touched almost to tears and wanted to share it here!





Never forget!


Junie

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Friday, August 27, 2010

Poem: Fantasy and Reality

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  A new poem:
"Fantasy and Reality"
at
*my poem site*



Junie

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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Sarah McLachlan ~'Ice'



~More from Sarah McLachlan~

Youtube
sukmorn





Ice
Sarah McLachlan

The ice is thin come on dive in
underneath my lucid skin
the cold is lost, forgotten
Hours pass days pass time stands still
light gets dark and darkness fills
my secret heart forbidden...
I think you worried for me then
the subtle ways that I'd give in but I know
you liked the show
tied down to this bed of shame
you tried to move around the pain but oh
your soul is anchored
The only comfort is the moving of the river
You enter into me, a lie upon your lips
offer what you can, I'll take all that I can get
only a fool's here...
I don't like your tragic sighs
as if your god has passed you by well hey fool
that's your deception
your angels speak with jilted tongues
the serpent's tale has come undone you have no
strength to squander
The only comfort is the moving of the river
You enter into me, a lie upon your lips
offer what you can, I'll take all that I can get
only a fool's here to stay
only a fool's here to stay
only a fool's here...



Junie

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Midweek Blues_ 8-24-'10_ Little Boy in Blue (Zach)

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My Midweek Blues post is
*HERE!*

 Junie

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Sarah McLachlan ~ 'Answer'

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  This is a beautiful song by Sarah McLachlan.

Enjoy!


 


Thanks to Youtube
and


"Answer"

I will be the answer

At the end of the line
I will be there for you
While you take the time
In the burning of uncertainty
I will be your solid ground
I will hold the balance
If you can't look down

If it takes my whole life

I won't break, I won't bend
It will all be worth it
Worth it in the end
Cause I can only tell you what I know
That I need you in my life
When the stars have all gone out
You'll still be burning so bright

Cast me gently

Into morning
For the night has been unkind
Take me to a
Place so holy
That I can wash this from my mind
The memory of choosing not to fight

If it takes my whole life

I won't break, I won't bend
It will all be worth it
Worth it in the end
'Cause I can only tell you what I know
That I need you in my life
When the stars have all burned out
You'll still be burning so bright

Cast me gently

Into morning
For the night has been unkind


Junie

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I voted!

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Monday, August 23, 2010

Mellow Yellow Monday-8-23-'10-Yummy Mellow Yellow fruits

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It's Mellow Yellow Monday!

  
Go here to find other *MYM posts!*

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I love  fruits-any and all. These are some that I bought today. I sampled a couple already and-YES- they once again lived up to my expectations!
(A banana was especially good with a couple of chocolate chip cookies along with it! lol!)



 There is another  fruit I've been using a lot of lately-lemons!  I don't have a pic of a whole fruit but  we all know what a lemon looks like! :)

  Here is the way I've been using them this summer...I mix up a jug of Crystal Light Lemonade mix as directed...I then slice one whole lemon and sprinkle Splenda on each slice (both sides) and drop the fresh lemon slices into the drink mix in the pitcher.

 WOW! This makes a world of difference! Makes such a refreshing summer drink and looks so pretty! Another good thing...depending on how quickly your drink gets used...these same slices can be used in another 2 or 3 jugs of lemonade!(or more)

My husband likes to eat the slices when I finally think I need to start fresh again!  :)  He says they are delicious that way!

  
Last time,though,I put them aside to dry for about 3 days. Today I laced them together with craft- dried grasses.
(not sure what it's called)
I do like the way it looks! I hung it in my kitchen and made it the 'Star' of my MYM post this time!  :)



So-I say-

"If Walmart sells you a lemon ~ Make Lemonade!"  :)



Love,
Junie

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Sunday, August 22, 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday~ Aug 22, 2010~ shadows at the hospital

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Shadow Shot Sunday



Find other 'Shadow Shot Sunday' posts
*here*

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Hospital room shadows!
(April 27, 2010)












(click on pics to enlarge)

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In April of this year my husband and I had planned a little trip in celebration of our 49th anniversary... Well-that didn't happen as  Charles became ill and ended up in the hospital for a few days!
The hospital staff arranged a fine anniversary dinner for us - a complete surprise for me!
(though my husband and daughter knew about it)

It was a wonderful gesture and we enjoyed it! 


The shadows on the floor were noticed as we all visited with Charles that afternoon.
(My daughter,Tina, grand daughter,Alli and me) 
Alli become the 'monster' in the shadow!
:)

Junie

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Saturday, August 21, 2010

Alli- back to college!


NOTE:
Yes-my header pic is pretty....but it clashes so much with my template-it hurts my eyes!!  :) ...but I'm afraid to try and change that...lest I mess up-BIG TIME...sooo- we'll just have to put up with this clashing of colors for a few days!  lol

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  Yesterday Alli came up to tell us 'bye'  before going back to Orlando to get settled in for the next term at UCF.

She left today. Tina, of course, went down also, to help  move her stuff back. Alli called us and said she loves her place this time-says it's AWESOME! It's a fully equipped, apartment style dwelling for 4 girls-2 bedroom-2 baths.

She's on her way-my Alli girl!! I'm proud of her!
(...and will miss her a lot!)

Here she is yesterday, with 'Cooper'!






Love,
Junie

(Ginga)

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Friday, August 20, 2010

About Frogs...

About Frogs...


at my


*JBS* blog!

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Thursday, August 19, 2010

More on that Plant (also posted at Our Place)


LOL...And I feel stupid!

When C. brought that plant in for me to see we both felt a familiarity to it...It was kinda weird because neither of us could capture our memories/knowledge for this plant..but we both felt we had seen it before-also the smell of the leaves seemed familiar to us.



One of my readers  left a comment letting me know the name she knows it by.






Mel Cole of PA, USA said...
Oh those! We call those Ampalaya. They are food for diebetic though. Have a beautiful Tuesday.  ~~

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Watery Wednesday~August 19, 2010~ Watery Lily

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It's Watery Wednesday!



Well, I'm a little late but I hope I can get this in!

Finally I have a water lily bloom in my pond-the first one this year!
I went out and got some pics. I love the water drops on the flower and the reflections and shadows in the pond ~ and the bright yellow color!  I think it's very beautiful-don't you?

 
Lol- This would have worked for several of the picture memes I like to do...
(yellow-shadows-reflections-flower) 
  but I couldn't wait  and so am using it for
 

(Click on meme name to find other water posts!)

(Click on pictures to enlarge)


In this last pic the camera lens was fogged up with the humidity but I like the way it looks! :)
The other pic shows a bit more of the lily pads and pond.

I have fish in there but they quickly swam out of sight when I tried to get my pictures!



Junie

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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Elf sighting...

HERE!!

( at JBS blog )

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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Elvis

Elvis Aaron Presley

 (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977)
was one of the most popular American singers of the 20th century. A cultural icon, he is widely known by the single name Elvis. He is often referred to as the "King of Rock and Roll" or simply "the King".

  ( Go to Wikipedia  to read more about Elvis)

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I was a teen when Elvis came on the scene- so-YES-he was a big deal to me and most young people of those times.  I remember well, going to see this movie with this song 'Jailhouse Rock.' 

I followed his career over the years and was very saddened when he died so young.

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Recently  I watched  a video with a friend, of The Who performing a song written with Elvis in mind ~ 'Real Good Looking Boy!'
Many songs have been written about Elvis or inspired by Elvis. I love this one by The Who and listen to it often.

Elvis certainly was a 'Real good looking boy' in his early years!



Thank you for the music, Elvis! 

Thank you very much!

Junie

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Ruby Tuesday~8-17-'10- What in the world....?

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My Ruby Tuesday post is at


this time!

What is it?
(I really wanna know)


Junie Rose

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Monday, August 16, 2010

Mellow Yellow Monday-8-16-'10-Alli-then and now

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Click below to see more MYM posts!


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This is our Alli ~then and now~ always Mellow Yellow.

Our granddaughter was like a ray of sunshine in our lives as a baby~














she still is!



Alli will be going back to college in Orlando next weekend. She came up to show us her new bike which  she will need  this term for getting around campus ~ as her classes are not as near to her dorm as last time.

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( How did those years go so quickly? )

Junie
(Ginga)


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Sunday, August 15, 2010

Camera Critters-Aug 15, 2010- a free lunch





My Camera Critter post can be seen at


Junie

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Saturday, August 14, 2010

Some Questions

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Some questions...
at my  'JBS' blog

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Friday, August 13, 2010

Weekend Reflections_Aug 13, 2010- Alabama scenes

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My Weekend Reflections post can be seen at

"Farm Life of the Past."

(click blog name)


Junie

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Changing Horses

Note:
another Dan post below this one!



More on Dan!

Dan had some fine guitars to use in making his beautiful music, along with his angel voice!  :) I enjoyed this video a lot - the music, of course, and also seeing his guitars that he used in creating his wonderful songs.

I have always liked the opening words of this song.
(This can apply to so many situations in our lives...)




Changing Horses
  Lyrics: Dan Fogelberg

Changing horses in the middle of
a stream
Gets you wet and sometimes cold
Changing faces in the middle of a dream
Gets you old
Oh, gets you old.

Looking farther than you'll ever hope
to see
Takes you places you don't know
Search for someone you can't ever hope
to be
And still you go
Oh, still you go.

Don't you think it's kind of sad to say,
Don't you think it's gonna change?
Makes you think you'll have to stay inside
For a while.

Changing horses in the middle of a
stream
Gets you wet and sometimes cold
Changing faces in the middle of a
dream
Gets you old.


Thanks to
Youtube
&
For this video 

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