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Black Water – Song Lyric Sunday – Water/Air/Fire/Earth

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Black Water – Song Lyric Sunday – Water/Air/Fire/Earth

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For SLS today, Jim has given us the prompt of ‘water/air/fire/earth’. Thanks, Jim! 🙂

To join in, and also see other entries, just click this link.

https://jimadamsauthordotcom.wordpress.com/2020/07/11/four-elements/

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There are lots of songs with the words to the prompt in the lyrics or titles. I remembered this one last night, and then this morning I found someone else had chosen it also. Oh well, I figure we all have different readers of our blogs, and since I already had this one ready to go, I wanted to post it anyway. It’s a good old song.

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I really don’t like just copying the text from the Wiki or Song Facts articles, so here are a couple of links in case you want to read more about this song.

I did read that this song was intended for the B side of the record, but ended up being  # 1 hit for the group.

https://www.songfacts.com/facts/the-doobie-brothers/black-water

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Water_(song)

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“Black Water”, by the Doobie Brothers, can be found on their album, “What was once Vices are Now Habits”, from 1973. It was written by Patrick Simmons, and is on the Warner Bros. label.

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Well, I built me a raft and she’s ready for floating
Old Mississippi, she’s calling my name
Catfish are jumping, that paddle wheel thumping
Black water keeps rolling on past just the same

[Hook]
Old black water, keep on rolling
Mississippi moon, won’t you keep on shining on me?
Old black water, keep on rolling
Mississippi moon, won’t you keep on shining on me?
Old black water, keep on rolling

Mississippi moon, won’t you keep on shining on me?
Yeah, keep on shining your light
Gonna make everything, pretty mama
Gonna make everything alright
And I ain’t got no worries cause I ain’t in no hurry at all

Well, if it rains, I don’t care!
Don’t make no difference to me
Just take that street car that’s going up town
Yeah, I’d like to hear some funky Dixieland
And dance a honky tonk
And I’ll be buying everybody drinks all round

[Hook]
Old black water, keep on rolling
Mississippi moon, won’t you keep on shining on me?
Old black water, keep on rolling
Mississippi moon, won’t you keep on shining on me?
Old black water, keep on rolling
Mississippi moon, won’t you keep on shining on me?
Keep on shining your light
Gonna make everything, pretty mama
Gonna make everything alright
And I ain’t got no worries cause I ain’t in no hurry at all

Pretty mama, come and take me by the hand
Take me by the hand, pretty mama
Come and dance with your daddy all night long

I’d like to hear some funky Dixieland
Pretty mama, come and take me by the hand
Take me by the hand, pretty mama
Come and dance with your daddy all night long

I’d like to hear some funky Dixieland
Pretty mama, come and take me by the hand
Take me by the hand, pretty mama
Come and dance with your daddy all night long

I’d like to hear some funky Dixieland
Pretty mama, come and take me by the hand
Take me by the hand, pretty mama
Come and dance with your daddy all night long

I’d like to hear some funky Dixieland
Pretty mama, come and take me by the hand
Take me by the hand, pretty mama
Come and dance with your daddy all night long

I’d like to hear some funky Dixieland
Pretty mama, come and take me by the hand

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Lyrics found on Genius Lyrics

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© 2020 BS

Flower of the Day – A Different Look

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Flower of the Day – A Different Look

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This is a regular dandelion puff ball that I changed with a filter called Cosmo. First it turned blue, then mostly orange. Pretty cool! 🙂

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For Cee’s Flower of the Day:

FOTD – July 11 – Dahlia with Red Freckles

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2020 BS

Bird Weekly # 5 – Feathers of Blue

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Bird Weekly # 5 – Feathers of Blue

Bird Weekly – Photo Challenge – Feathers of Blue

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Here’s a blue bird on a blue bird house, and then a blue jay that was in our back yard one day. Then there is a real blue jay’s feather.

These are a few of my coloring pages of blue birds, too.

  

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“Bluebird”, by Paul McCartney & Wings, was released from their album, “Band on the Run”, in 1974. It was written by Paul and Linda McCartney, and is on the Apple label.

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© 2020 BS

Southern Cross – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Song

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Southern Cross – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Song

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS July 11/2020

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “song.” First, find a picture–the closest one to you. Your prompt is the title and/or the lyrics of the first song that comes to mind when you look at the picture. Have fun!

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Today for SLS, we have an interesting prompt from Linda G. Hill. Thanks, Linda!

To join in, and also see other entries, just click the above link. It’s fun! 🙂

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Well, I don’t really have any pictures hanging on the walls here, or rather I do have a calendar picture of a cat from December, wearing a Santa hat. But, I can’t really think of any cat songs except one, which is by the Stray Cats, which I’ve posted more than once on here, so …

All I have on the wall is my collection of crosses. I got them at different yard sales over the years. This photo is of just a few of them. There is a small photo of the artist Frida Kahlo, too. I admire her and her work, and she certainly had her crosses to bear in her life.

There are probably lots of songs about crosses, but the one I thought of first is “Southern Cross”, by Crosby, Stills, & Nash. It’s a good song and nice video, too.

Now how to connect … in a round about way …

The Southern Cross in the song is about a star constellation in the southern hemisphere, I think. I’ve never seen it, being we live in the northern hemisphere.

The song mentions having been around the world, and I’ve been a lot of places in the world, though I’ve never been sailing.

We are a southern state here in TX, and my crosses are all from here, so … Southern Cross.

Anyway, that’s how I thought of all this.

Speaking of stars and such, we were looking for the comet Neowise this morning right before dawn. It’s supposed to be in the NE of the sky. We didn’t see it, though, so will keep trying the next few days.

I remember the last comet we saw several years ago. It might have been the Hale Bop one? Or another, I can’t remember, but it was awesome to see. It was very bright and night after night we could see it.

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Wishing everyone a lovely weekend! Keep safe! ❤

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2020 BS

A Photo a Week Challenge – Rule of Thirds

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A Photo a Week Challenge – Rule of Thirds

https://nadiamerrillphotography.wordpress.com/2020/07/09/a-photo-a-week-challenge-threes-and-threes/

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From a Wiki article:

Term: Rule of Thirds
Description: In photography, the rule of thirds is a type of composition in which an image is divided evenly into thirds, both horizontally and vertically, and the subject of the image is placed at the intersection of those dividing lines, or along one of the lines itself.

I think these photos show the rule of thirds:

  • Honeysuckle against weathered wood fence
  • Tabby Tabs our cat standing on part of a tree
  • A large wasp that was on the window in the garage
  • A yellow leaf frozen in ice on our blue truck hood
  • A pink & purple sea star (aquarium in KC MO)

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© 2020 BS

Flower of the Day – Purple & Yellow Poison

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Flower of the Day – Purple & Yellow Poison

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This is a backyard weed flower called Silverleaf Nightshade. All parts of this plant is poisonous.

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For Cee’s Flower of the Day:

FOTD – July 10 – Daisy

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© 2020 BS

Color & Letter Challenge # 9 – Terracotta

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Color & Letter Challenge # 9 – Terracotta

https://citysonnet.wordpress.com/2020/07/01/july-colors-and-letters-2/comment-page-1/#comments

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Today the prompt is ‘terracotta’.

We have a lot of this color in the kitchen, as all our cabinets are painted this color. I also have terracotta plant pots on the window sill, and the color is also in our kitchen window curtains. 🙂

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© 2020 BS

Escapist Coloring Club – July

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Escapist Coloring Club – July

The Escapist Coloring Club Prompt – July 1, 2020

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I’ve done lots of coloring this past few weeks & months. I’ve used markers on all of these. The one with the butterfly is in a book of stained glass looking pages. Here are four from recently. You can enlarge these by clicking the photo. 🙂

  • Butterfly (or moth) & big yellow moon
  • Pink elephants in swirls of colors
  • Hippie girl with sunglasses and a tropical drink
  • Two girls rocking out with guitars (music notes & stars in background)

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© 2020 BS

Flower of the Day – Sunflower

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Flower of the Day – Sunflower

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“True friends are like bright sunflowers that never fade away, even over distance and time.”

Marie Williams Johnstone

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For Cee’s Flower of the Day:

FOTD – July 8 – Wild Lupine

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© 2020 BS