While out on a recent photo walk I remembered that I had not photographed any dogwood trees this year. Typically the dogwoods bloom immediately after the redbuds. For Ozark fishermen the dogwoods in bloom mean that the crappie are biting and the bass will soon be spawning. I managed to find a few dogwood trees around town and captured a few images for your enjoyment.
Monday’s Music Moves Me
This week the theme at 4M is Angels. Angels is an awesome topic and a big thanks goes out to our co-hostess at http://www.angelswhisper2011.com for giving us this theme . The best place to find angels is in the Bible. They serve all sorts of rolls but the most common one seems to be as God’s messengers. It was an angel that delivered the message to Mary that she would give birth to the Savior of the world, God’s only Son. It was an angel that rolled back the stone at the tomb of Christ to reveal to Mary Magdalene that Christ had risen. The book of Revelation tells us of seven angels responsible for seven churches. Time as space do not permit me to elaborate here, but rest assured that God has provided each of His children with a guardian angel and know that there are angels among us.
On the lighter side, angels have been the subject of songs forever and I will present a couple of them here. I can say that I appreciate jazz music in nearly all of it’s forms, but in the mid-sixties I really enjoyed contemporary jazz, specifically the music of Miles Davis and Dave Brubeck. My first introduction to the latter artist was the iconic album, “Time Out” but it was the cover art and title song from a later album that sealed the deal for me.
Pop music has been singing about angel like qualities in people since the beginning. In 1960 Bobby Vee virtually cloned The Clovers 1956 release of Devil or Angel and it became one of his early hits.
What would become known as “Do Wop”, pop music of the 50’s & early 60’s had a multitude of angelic titles. Pretty Little Angel Eyes was a great song, but I can promise you that my worst night on the dance floor never looked like this.
Let’s put a cap on this with the haunting voice of Ms. Sarah McLachlan and Arms of an Angel. Stay safe, stay healthy, stay close to home. Have a blessed week.