Recently my blogging has eased, I find that I am communicating more and more on Facebook in private groups. Also some new apps are piquing my interest Steller and Storehouse in particular. I don’t know if I will give up blogging completely but check me out on Steller HERE and Storehouse HERE.
Anyway back to today. Do you have traditions ? Most people do. We have a tradition, every Easter Monday we walk up to our local park and watch the morris dancers herald in Spring.
We have been doing this for about the last 30 years, sometimes the weather is cold, windy and wet, but this year it was perfect. They process through the park playing whistle, drum and melodeon….
The tunes are catchy I find I’m humming them for the rest of the day…
You have to be fit…
The ladies get to do it to.
And when they finish in the park they tour some of the local villages dancing in the pub car park or village square.
Spring is really here…..
Supplies Anna Aspnes, Katie Pertiet, Captivated Visions.
“A collection of various items, parts, or ingredients.”
In this set of photographs I am wearing many hats. A Be Still Class, a prompt from The Studio. The subjects of this series are part of the family history.
The violin was owned by Mark’s great uncle Will Dermott. Will signed up to go to war when he was only 18.
He was killed in action shortly afterwards. so as you can see this instrument is precious.
The music books belonged to Mark’s mother and father, they loved music and had a piano in the music room where Pat played and Richard sang. Sometimes at Christmas when the children were little we all stood and sang carols together. We have quite a collection of originals.
We have bought some black material as a backdrop I love it, so now I can be as organic and moody as I like. Also to add to our photography equipment we have bought a little Manfrotto monopod, I can see we will be fighting over it !!!
Have a great weekend…..
PS apologies for the layout of the blog , WordPress is being very awkward !!!
My idea of heaven is a place where the Tyne meets the Delta, where folk music meets the blues.
Mark and I have been away at a folk festival in the wonderful town of Shrewsbury in Shropshire. It runs for four days finishing on Bank Holiday Monday the last public holiday before Christmas. People congregate from all over the country and from out of the country as well, to celebrate dance and music from all over the world.
texture used kk_coolgrunge
Such a mixture of emotions. I hope to write more when the photos are downloaded and thoughts are consolidated. But I came away with my head full of wonderful music and memories of happy, smiling faces, of weird and wonderful costumes of groups of friends meeting up, swapping tips and stories.
Music is the background to my life –
it challenges and it soothes.
It uplifts and makes me think.
Minor and melancholy .