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Saturday, December 10, 2011

Winter slideshow with the Esbjörn Svensson Trio

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It's been a busy and tiring week, but a good one. I have not been blogging today, but I will respond to comments and visit blogs soon. My mother-in-law is doing so well she won't need any more dialysis and may go home early next week!

This morning I felt the need to be quiet. So I spent some time gathering photos and making a slideshow. I've paired my winter photos with Esbjörn Svensson Trio's song "Winter in Venice." Wouldn't that be pretty, to walk in Venice in winter?

Starting at around minute 4:15 on, the photos are from today. I hope the images and music will help you feel peaceful. I am always drawn to solitary things in photographs, and while taking them.

Full screen with headphones is nice.



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25 comments:

Bob Johnson said...

Oh so cool!

Maureen said...

Thank you for the stroll through a lovely winter wonderland. Peaceful indeed!

George said...

Beautiful and peaceful, Ruth, all the images and the wonderful music. Thanks.

Grandmother said...

Full screen with headphones it is. Mellow music and lovely photos. My favorites are the bluebird hunkered down with his black scarf around his neck and the yellow flowers caught mid-life by the snow. Thanks for the interlude.

hedgewitch said...

Gosh, the female cardinal looked just like an old woman in a red babushka and matching thick winter coat, and the melting snow train on the deck rail! Very nice share, Ruth, even to one not overly susceptible to winter's charms. Glad to hear the good news about your MIL.

rosaria said...

What a treat, Ruth. Thank you for sharing beautiful scenes with delightful music.

Sandy said...

Totally enjoyed it Ruth. Thanks.

Judy (kenju) said...

That was really lovely and so was the music.

Susan said...

What a way to start catching up on your posts! Beautiful seems too lame of a word for this collection, my dear. You will have to teach me about the RAW method.

Love you!

Marcie said...

So soulful..peaceful..beautiful!! Me too - I love the simplicity of winter....can't wait for our first real snow! Thank-you for this today!

erin said...

ruth, i understand this pairing! the other day i ran through a winter forest and was so damned happy. i have sent to you a file of what i listened to, Violin, Cello Concertos - Bach Suite for Solo Cello No 1 in G major, Jacqueline du Pre. this is not regular listening for me necessarily. i have a motley crue of sounds i carry with me, but this one, as yours here, was a particularly graceful blending.

thank you for this this sweet and blue sunday morning.

xo
erin

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

-happy sigh- Lovely...

So happy for the good news, about your mother-in-law.

“The grate had been removed from the wide overwhelming fireplace, to make way for a fire of wood, in the midst of which was an enormous log glowing and blazing, and sending forth a vast volume of light and heat; this I understood was the Yule-log, which the Squire was particular in having brought in and illumined on a Christmas eve, according to ancient custom.”

~~Washington Irving

Louise Gallagher said...

Oh Ruth. Thank you for transporting me this morning into reverie and wonder.

What a wonderful walk we shared.

And what wonderful news you shared about your mother-in-law.

Hugs

Catfish Tales said...

Winter tulips? No way! Pretty photo, though. They must come from a green house. :) Nice, soft jazz too.

Peter said...

Wonderful atmosphere around these photos and the music! (I see that you found a Swedish musician, unfortunatley not there any more, and even managed to put the .. on top of the o!) :-)

Ginnie said...

Such good news about MIL, Sister. Thanks for starting off with that.

The video of your images is so heart-warming, especially since I recognized so many soulful places. Thanks for this winter's mind of yours, shared so beautifully!

Shari Sunday said...

Beautiful, peaceful images and music. Thank you. I especially liked the ones at the cottage.

Ruth said...

Thanks so much, Everyone, for watching, listening, and for leaving such kind comments. I am taking a short (I think) break at the moment, partly because my hands need rest. Love to you all.

Loring Wirbel said...

Thank you for the gift of gentle spirit!

Oliag said...

What a beautiful way to share photos...to see them with music chosen by the photographer adds another dimension of meaning. Why don't I ever seem to have time to try this??!! Needless to say I adored it...Blissed out:)

Margaret said...

Ruth - I would be thrilled if you rested a MONTH or more if needed ( we need those arms and hands good and healthy) and gave us your photography paired with music. I love the solitary leaf in the middle of all that snow! Reminds me of a child just before the fall down in joy to make a snow angel.

Stratoz said...

fabulous. I have been playing their music in my classroom a lot recently.

Amy @ Soul Dipper said...

Ahhhhh...that's better. :)

ds said...

Sigh.....

Jeanie said...

I feel the need to be quiet too, this not-yet Christmas Eve. I don't seem to know how to do that much these days. Your photographs are beautiful and I love each and every one. They, too, are a gift -- you're quite filled with them and I love it! The poem about "gifting" was yet another.

Please take care. I hope you can draw your family about you this holiday. Hugs.