Monday, July 06, 2009

random thoughts of grace

I don't exactly remember the night I took this photo; maybe a week or so ago. What a pleasure to find on the camera card!

I just saw and heard an indigo bunting! I am hoping the song is etched in my mind, but I think I will need to hear it a few more times to associate it with the bird. They must be nesting around here!

Tomorrow is Calvin's first ever marching band parade, and what a biggie: the Lions Club International Convention in Minneapolis. From what I've seen and heard, the band is up for it. I would think they would have to be really good to get in in the first place. So I'll be thinking of and cheering for East Central in the morning.

The evening is still and beautiful, deer flies notwithstanding. We've had high temps in the upper 70's, lows in the upper 40's. A bearable summer, all in all.

I heard Bob Dylan sing "Boots of Spanish Leather" on the radio as I was driving home, and now I have the uncontrollable urge to play and sing it. The question is, which instrument?

8 comments:

Lynne at Hasty Brook said...

A lot of lovliness in your life right now Deb. I'm glad for you.

Jayne said...

What a gorgeous photo Deb. Good luck to Calvin's band!

Floridacracker said...

Hooray for Calvin! GO BAND!

That photo is exquisite! Nicely done!

Bob Dylan sing? Are you sure somebody didn't just step on a cat?

Kathie said...

The photo is beautiful! Go Calvin! Boots of Spanish Leather is one of my most favorite Dylan tunes - have you heard the Nanci Griffith version with Bob playing the harmonica? You'd totally dig that one...

The-Grizzled-But-Still-Incorrigible-Scribe-Himself! said...

Great photo! And we've pretty much been having your weather lately…though thank God without the deerflies.

Hope the band gig goes well.

cindy said...

You sound so at peace and grounded right now! Enjoy! I hope you are doing things you wanted to do last winter! Blessings to you and your family.

RuthieJ said...

What a beautiful picture Deb. Life is good!

Deb said...

Lynne- A lot of loveliness, balanced with a lot of the everyday human blahs. The loveliness is what I live for.

Jayne- Thanks. I guess they did well and got a nice monetary donation from the Lions.

FC- Actually it sounded more like unintelligible, impossibly phrased grunts while chords were being played in the background. I was doing my best to sing along when I thought, "Hey I can do a LOT better than this!" :)

Kathie- That "Other Voices, Other Rooms" album introduced me to a lot of great songs, including that one.

Grizzled- no deerflies? I want to live there!

Cindy- I wish I felt as peaceful and grounded as I sound...but thanks.

RuthieJ- Thank you. I do have a nice view for evening rainbows from here.