Sunday, July 08, 2007

It's Gonna Be A Hot One...

Sunny - Hi 113 Lo 90 for Baghdad, Iraq
Afternoon Thunderstorms - Hi 103 Lo 74 for Qandahar, Afghanistan
Sunny - Hi 94 Lo 70 for Northern KY, USA

Song of the week: Summertime, Mica Paris

Porgy and Bess is one of my all time favorites (and I just checked, but I do not have this listed on my favorite musicals list... shame on me!) When I first started dating Michael... I would make him listen to George Gershwin's An American in Paris over and over again (in between sessions of King Crimson). There is nothing like a Gershwin tune, ya know? Thankfully he liked it.

I heard Mica Paris a number of years ago on some radio program and thought-- what a wonderfully soulful voice- rich and textured. Then to hear her singing Summertime.... the song and her voice are simply a marriage made in the music heavens... sheer perfection. George Gershwin would most definitely approve.


Ramble:

No words today... too hot... Imagine yourself on a front porch sitting in an old rocking chair... it creaks just a tad. You are down south somewhere... possibly in Mobile, Pascagoula, Baton Rouge or down in the Big Easy... sipping some iced lemonade, or maybe you prefer some sweet tea....listening to the background buzz of locusts in the trees and just wishin' and hopin' for a breeze...

Enjoy your Sunday. It's going to be a hot lazy one here.

Photos from the garden tour I took with Mom and Michael last month...











Have a great week everyone!

7 comments:

Jedi Master Rob said...

Perfect song for today.

Sam Cooke's version is a personal fave of mine.

I'm gonna grab a glass of sweet iced tea now. Enjoy your Sunday.

HerkEng said...

I can't agree more with Jedi Rob...Perfect song for today. I dig the Ella Fitzgerald version.


and yep, a nice big sweet tea sounds good right about now...

Beautiful pictures today as well...
What camera do you use?

~Herk

Cathy said...

Rob, I'll have to look up Sam Cooke's version. No doubt I'll enjoy that too.

Herk, Sweet tea is a southern thing... so, how southern are you? ;-)

Thanks! I currently have a couple of cameras, but the pictures I've taken recently have been with a Sony Cybershot DSC-H5. If you are in the market for a new camera, I based my purchase on this review. I'm slowly working my way back up to an SLR. I miss using my old Pentax, but I haven't used it in ages--- but I can't part with it, nor with any of the lenses...

blackops said...

I like the imagery you gave in relation to Summertime, nice, very nice. Pics are great as well.

Cathy said...

Thanks J! I've seen your photographs so I will happily accept your compliment.

HerkEng said...

Cathy,
I am old school :) I still shoot film with my Canon A2E (Eos 5) and love it. I am planning to make the transition to a DSLR in about a year or two. My wife has a nice new point and shoot digital camera so I use that for quick simple shots or when I am feeling lazy :)

About being southern... I not (Thought I was born way south of most proclaimed southerners (San Diego) I have to play a long now that I am fully transplanted in Tennessee.

Herk

Cathy said...

That's right! You just went home for a visit! We have friends that live in Dana Point. Beautiful area, can understand why you miss it.