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(not-so) #WW Middle Prong Little River & #BoTB results

Good morning, kittens and dawgs! This is another WW and #BoTB double feature post. Last week, I asked y’all to cast your vote in the Santana Battles Toto covering While My Guitar Gently Weeps.

This was a very tight showdown. The tightest battle I’ve had in a long time.  In the beginning, I thought I knew which artist would get my vote. I flipped back and forth between these covers both stirring me differently. I gave both songs one more listen yesterday and I decided Toto’s vocals were a closer match to the Beatles’ original touching on my emotions the same and earning my vote. The winner is….

The finally tally, Santana  9; Toto  8!

 

Thanks for y’all votes. It truly adds to the fun of each showdown. Please join me on the March 1st for another battle! 😉

Ok, moving along to my regularly scheduled post. Last year about this time, we spent the day in the Great Smoky Mountains in the Upper Tremont area.  By the time we stopped beside the Middle Prong Little River, the sun was slipping farther west creating shadows in the already heavily shaded area I stood to the picture.

It was a gorgeous February day spent in the mountains as you can tell how the sunlight hits the water, especially in the first photo. I did a little photo play with my image. First I converted it to B&W format which is nice and I thought I’d love to draw this but I’m not that talented yet. *hee-hee*

So, in Pixelmator, I applied the sketch effect.  Now, if only I could doodle as good as this photo-art creation!

*all images captured with my big girl camera, Nikon D7000 18-105mm Nikkor lens.*


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I’m gonna leave you with another this song selection by India Arie and invite you to come back for another peek through my lens with my newest edition of Skywatch Friday & CTST!

 

 
 

 

Have a fototastic day!

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Let It Snow Photo-edit Fun With Free Falling Snow Overlay + #BoTB results

Good morning, Kittens and Dawgs!  Let me begin with announcing the results of last week’s BoTB.  I did another Sunny cover song between three Johns, which I thought was sorta clever.   I liked the three styles that were different enough but maintaining a resemblance to Hebb’s original.  I picked Johnny Mathis mostly because I love his smooth style but a little because his version is more unique. Here’s how the voting went. Mathis – 2,  Rivers – 1, and Walker – 5. Walker is the John winning this battle!

 

Please don’t be mad at me. It’s not snowing here but when nature doesn’t dish it out then I decided to make some winter magic.  You might recall a few weeks ago, I turned spring photo of a church into a snowy winter scene.  In part that’s  what inspired me for this little photo-edit fun session.  I took a few photos of my Christmas Village. Hey, don’t judge! I still have it up but in my defense, it’s winter and it totally works! Anywho, I thought why not get creative by making my scenes look fabulous wintry and snowy. Oh baby, let it snow, Let It Snow!

 

Both originals looked okay but since I took them during the day the mood just didn’t work for me. I’ll share those in a bit.

 

In Pixelmator, I applied a Falling Snowing overlay (freebie photo-edit resource) on both images. The top photo I used two different overlays from the same download bundle, which came with a total of four overlays.  I had loads of fun making these! Doesn’t it look like it’s snowing?

Now, here are the originals.

Don’t they just scream, DO SOMETHING NEAT WITH ME?

 

Usually, I like sharing another mewsic vid of the BoTB winner but the best I can do this time is to give you John as part of The Walker Brothers band.

 

 

Next showdown is February 15th. I hope you mark your calendasmiley-icon-w_camerar to come to cast your vote! Don’t forget to join me tomorrow  for another peek through my lens with my newest edition of Skywatch Friday and CTST now on Thursdays!

 

Have a fototastic day!

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Oh, Child Let It Go because it’s time to Start Over Again + #BoTB results

 

Thank you for including me in your Monday, kittens & dawgs! 😉 My friend, XmasDolly who puts on the Monday’s Music Moves Me 🎶 linky party is a bit short-handed and I volunteered to co-host as long for as long as she needs me.  You’re invited to hit the dance floor.  The theme this week is “your choice”.



 

 

How’s the new year treating you so far? What mewsic are you tuned into today? 😉

One more thing, if you’re the creative type and looking for more memes to connect with then Impulsive Artistry hosts the Monday meme Feeling Inspired? where you can share your photography, crafts, mewsic, and more posts.

In last week’s June in January #BoTB showdown it really wasn’t much of a battle because one artist led the entire time.  I appreciate everyone who took the time to vote.  The outcome between Julie London and Dean Martin swung heavily in favor of Ms. London giving her a decisive victory! Apparently, the majority including myself were swayed by her vocal charm! 😉 This is Curious as a Cathy signing off with one more vintage recording by Julie.

 

I hope to see y’all back for a not-so Wordless Wednesday!

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Blessings and Honor + #BoTB results


Good morning, kittens & dawgs! It’s Thanksgiving week. If you’re like me then you have a lot to do which means we have little time to hang around Blogosphere. This week’s Thanksgiving celebration we have an extra reason to be thankful. In case you missed the mews on Friday, DH got a job offer and he accepted. I thought it only fitting to use songs not only representing my present mood but my overall appreciation for this special time of year set aside to give thanks and so my theme this week is Blessings and Honor!

 

 

 

How have you been blessed recently or over the past year? A couple of years ago, I wrote 10 Thanksgiving Blessings; many of those blessings still apply today. What are you looking forward to most about Thanksgiving? Can you think of any other songs falling in line with today’s theme?

In my last BoTB round, I asked you to vote on your favorite Victory Song between Gonna Fly Now and Chariots of Fire. The predominant leader and consequently the winner in this showdown, as if this is any surprise to y’all, is…. Gonna Fly Now with a 8 to 3 victory!

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I knew almost from the start that Gonna Fly Now (Rocky theme song) got my vote but I didn’t want to influence any of my lovelies. I invite you to check with Stephen to see how the other battles went down!

Now it’s time for me to fly. Thank you for including me in your Monday and I’ll do my level best to respond and make return visits. 😉 I’m linking with the 🎶 party hosted by the Monday’s Music Moves Me crew and you’re welcome to come with and don’t forget to hop back for not-so Wordless Wednesday!

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Yvette Young

Good morning, Kittens & Dawgs! Mewsic is the pulse in my veins. John from The Sound of One Hand Typing shared today’s featured artist on his site and I knew the instant I heard his musical choice that I had to bring this discovery to you.

Presenting for your listening pleasure, Yvette Young!

 

 

 

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What did you think of today’s mewsic? Is this a new-to-you group or did you know who they are? Are you a new fan of Yvette Young?

I hope you enjoyed your visit and I appreciate you including me in your weekend. Feel free to invite your friends to stop in for a listen.

If you’re a new and upcoming artist desiring a little extra play time, please pitch me and I’ll plug your tunes in for my readers to enjoy. Have a songsational Saturday and I’ll see you Monday for Mewsic Moves Me!

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