Friday, March 20, 2009

5 signs of hope

Signs of Hope Friday 5 from Rev Gal Blog Pals:

My play for today isn't as creative as it sometimes is, but it's hope-filled with 5 sensory signs of spring and the new life the season brings.

1. J.S. Bach's keyboard Concerto in A Major, BWV 1055, especially the jubilant, "springing" 3rd movement.

fig2. Images like this fig Songbird included—beautiful colors, contours and composition and it reminds me how much I love to teach and particularly enjoy mentioning relatively obscure facts and facets. The sycamore fig was the national tree of Israel...

3. what other than longer days along with shorter nights?

4. and of course the semi-sweet, partly pungent scent of freshly turned soil...

5. and the sight of flower kittens pushing through the soil and making their way into the world.

Monday, March 09, 2009

musical musings: March of Days, Days of March...

Stravinsky Rite of Spring CDArc of a Diver CD cover
Again I got to compile and host the RevGalBlogPals monthly music feast! Since we're in the liturgical season of Lent, meteorological spring has begun and it's almost the astronomical season of spring in the northern hemisphere, I chose my focus accordingly. I especially enjoyed collecting the CD cover images; here are two of the seven.

March of Days, Days of March musical musings