Aww…some Monday’s Music Moves Me

Aww…some Monday




While waiting for spring to arrive, I thought I would go through the files and edit an image or two. This rose is from 2016 at the Tulsa Rose Garden.

Monday’s Music Moves Me

This week there is no theme at 4M so we get to post anything we like and I like Southern Gospel. Family harmony is hard to beat, maybe impossible. Here is a brother and two sisters that I have loved for three decades, The Martins.

Another one of my favorite brother/sister groups is The Isaacs. In addition to their gospel roots, The Isaacs are members of the Grad Ole Opry. They have a Bluegrass background and harmony.

One of my all-time favorite gospel groups is The Booth Brothers and one of my favorite videos is “In Christ Alone”. For there is no other way to spend eternity in a place

My final group is comprised of two brothers, their brother-in-law and a close friend. The Ball Brothers are a great quartet and deliver the beautiful message of Christ’s love and the freedom we enjoy when we place our faith and trust in the Savior. Have a blessed week.

Aww…some Monday’s Music Moves Me

Last week-end we got a chance to see our youngest granddaughter compete in an indoor track meet a couple of hours from the house. She is a junior in college (where did the time go?!) and it is a six hour drive to her campus, so when we get the chance to drive less than two hours to see her compete, it is a special day. I just reminds me that high school track and soccer seasons are just around the corner.

Monday’s Music Moves Me

While is may be a touch premature, the theme this week at 4M is Valentine. We can pick love songs, groups with valentine type names, like Heart or Loverboy, or built acrostics that celebrate love in the air. I am going with a few love songs. In four months my wife and I will celebrate 49 years of married life. You can look for more about that to come in May. You will notice two things, she hasn’t changed a bit and I have turned into a fossil.

The songs I have selected say as more about our relationship than I could ever pen.

Aww…some Mondays Music Moves Me

We got our first real snowfall of the winter last week. While we got 4 or 5 inches overnight, the ground was still warm enough that the street were not bad at all. I got up a little too late to drive the area and look for some rural photo opportunities so this tree in my neighbors yard will have to do. The school district did declare a snow day so I did drive around the neighborhood and find a few snowmen created by the families. This one is my favorite because it is soooo traditional.

Monday’s Music Moves Me

This week at 4M is a freedom of choice week. Since the recent loss of two rock icons, Jeff Beck and David Crosby, it only seems fitting to pay tribute to the men whose music was a part of my youth and young adulthood.

David Crosby is best know as a founding member of The Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash. For live performances Neil Young would join the group and it would become Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. Here are a couple of flashbacks from these two super-groups. Have a blessed week.

Aww…some Monday’s Music Moves Me

Aww Monday

The oldest granddaugher and first grandchild arrived in March1996. This image is from June 1997. She has always been the most social of the grandcrew. As a little one, she was a party going someplace to happen.

She has always loved being outside and was the first to fall in love with fishing. That fish on the end of her line is the one that got her hooked on the sport.

Katelyn grew up playing soccer. One year she decided she wanted to be a cheerleader for one of the little league football teams. While standing on the sidelines during one game, she turned and asked her mother, “Is is all we do?”. She had determined that she was on the wrong side of the white lines and if you weren’t in the game, well, you weren’t in the game! She got back into soccer and played until her junior year in high school. Her ankles began to give her trouble and surgery was going to be the only fix, so the family opted out of the sport.

The lake has always been a special place for this grandchild. She loves being on the water.

This is an image I captured for her senior photo shoot. It is one of my favorites.

Yes, she was one of the happiest brides I have ever seen.

And the story continues.

Monday’s Music Moves Me

A couple of weeks ago I featured the accapella group VoicePlay. Today I am going to feature another group in this vocal genre. Home Free is a great group with a great sound. Not only to they have a world class bass, they have a beat boxer that is unrivaled. Here we go.

Aww…some Monday’s Music Moves Me

Aww…some Monday

After twelve years without a pet in the house, we brought Lucy home in March 2017 and life has never been the same. She was 10 weeks old and weighed about 5lbs. Lucy was born December 24, 2016, Here is her baby picture.

Yes, she was a little pup, probably the smallest in her litter. She was the last one taken, but definitely proof that sometimes the best things come in small packages. That is my computer keyboard she is laying next to on my desk.

Not long after we brought Lucy home we went shopping for a few things. My wife just couldn’t resist trying a few hats on Lucy and Lucy was not thrilled with the idea.

Lucy is an American Cocker Spaniel. Originally there were three types of hunting dogs, pointers, flushers, and retrievers. Spaniels generally fall into the flusher category. They were bred to flush woodcocks (Cocker), quail, and other game birds that hide in the grass and under brush. Even as a pup, shown here at about three months, Lucy has always enjoyed a game of fetch.

Who said, “Dogs don’t smile”? This looks like a smile to me!

Like I said in my last post, this may be a year filled with photographic retrospect. I have spent a lot of time photographing trees, flowers, birds, sports and hot rods, but I do have an archive of family and pet photos that you have probably not seen and I have not viewed since I captured the images. All of the above images were taken before Lucy was nine months old so you will most likely see her featured again and again. Have a blessed week.

Monday’s Music Moves Me

The theme this week is Time. Song lyrics or titles mentioning time, or calendars, or days of the week. Kudos to Alana for offering the first music prompt for the new year! As a teen of the sixties I was exposed to some the the greatest rock music ever recorded. We had the Beatles, Led Zepplin, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Eagles, The Who, Greatful Dead, Rolling Stones, Jefferson Airplane, Janis Joplin, Eric Clapton (Cream), Since the theme this week is time, the question is, “What about No Time”?

What would you do if you could capture time in a bottle?

Soo…what are you doing Tuesday afternoon?

I gotta put this post to bed, ’cause in getting late in the evening.

Hope last week was a good start to the new year for you. Have a blessed Monday!