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Indian summer melts into autumn days with leaves falling down + #BoTB results

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Good morning, Kittens and Dawgs! It’s fabulous to see you! Are you ready to groove to some mewsic?  Our theme this week is songs about “Autumn” but we’re not finicky if you have tunes to share then we’re ready to boogie with you and we invite you step on the dance floor with  XmasDolly, Stacy, Colette, and little ole me!

 

First, let me make a quick announcement. Last week, I asked y’all to vote for your favorite artist covering Marvin Gaye’s hit, “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” in my #BoTB showdown between legendary R&B artist Ella Fitzgerald and country mewsic mogul, Ronnie Milsap. Both artists seemed like unlikely choices for this song but they were happy discoveries nonetheless doing a great job on each perspective cover. When I looked at each big name I thought I’d like Ella better than Ronnie and after I listened to them my opinion changed. I loved Milsap’s not-so-country rendition best stealing my vote!

The final tally…

Fitzgerald – 2
Milsap -6

 

 

 

This short Van Morrison playlist is made of new-to-me songs.

  1. Meet Me in the Indian Summer” describes our East Tennessee weather which certainly doesn’t feel a whole lot like fall. This song is from Morrison’s 2002  Down the Road album which positioned on the US album charts at #25 and in the UK #6, this single raked #112 in the UK.
  2. Golden Autumn Days” is from Morrison’s 1999 album, Back On Top. I often do not listen to the lyrics, mostly because my brain can’t follow along. I liked the melody but the song tells about a mugging on the street of Britain.
  3. When the Leaves Come Falling Down” is another track from Morrison’s Back On Top (UK “Album Chart” #11; USA “Billboard 200” #28) and is a beautiful ballad encompassing autumn’s beauty in the reflections of a love or at least this in my interruption of the song. What do you think?

This is a weekly hop for mewsic enthusiasts regardless if you follow our weekly theme or not if you have mewsic to share then we’re ready to dance with you. Otherwise, I ask that you do not link non-mewsic posts below to boost traffic to your site. You’re welcome to leave your URL in comments with a brief description inviting me to check it out. Thank you!


 

 

 

How’s autumn looking where you live, peak or past peak or way long gone?

Fill in the blank, my favorite fall activity is ____!

When was the last time you went on a hayride?

Do you like sitting around an open fire telling ghost stories, roasting marshmallows, or simply enjoy the company of friends/family over quiet conversation?

  What mewsic moves you today?

 

Before I scat, my blogger pal, McGuffy’s Reader has resurrected an old post series to prompt positive vibes for a sad world.

McGuffy's Reader

 

This is what Annie says about “Sparks”…

I believe we are meant to be lights in this world. If we allow our light to shine, we can see where we are going. It is then that we can begin to truly see each other clearly. Together, we can light up the entire world!

I certainly agree with her. We do need to be a light for others to see their way through the storm. In keeping with my mewsic theme, I decided to share with you some of my favorite photos of my beautiful East Tennessee landscape. Hopefully these images will make you feel good today, perhaps even inspired to get out to enjoy the world around you!

CADES COVE IN THE SMOKY’S – rural community for farmers and loggers who settled in the valley of the Smoky’s.

NC VIEW OF THE SMOKY’S – 441S in the Smoky’s just on the NC side looking east over the valley

SMOKE ON THE MOUNTAINS – A view, of the clouds settling between the mountain peaks, heading toward Clingman’s Dome on an early fall morning

You’re welcome to download any or all of my photos for FREE (Right click to save image to your computer). Can you let me know in comments which image(s) you picked? 😘


” It only takes a spark to get a fire going”

 

 

I’m gonna close with my favorite song by last week’s #BoTB winner and if you’d this part of my post then mark your calendar for the next showdown on October 15th.

 

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X💋X💋, Cathy

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New Hopes and Beginnings

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 As spring breaks, a season of new hopes and beginnings emerge.   It comes to no surprise that Christ’s death and Easter/Passover coincide with the spring equinox.  This serves as a spiritual reminder of the new hope and beginning one can have through Christ. (II Corinthians 5:17)

My children are grown, but I have fond memories of Easters’ past.  At our home, we allowed fun activities such as coloring and hunting Easter eggs, believing in the Easter Bunny, and getting an Easter basket filled with candy with our children when they were small.  However, we kept our focus on Easter’s true message, Christ’s death.  With His shed blood washing our sins away. With His resurrection, He defeated death and lives forever in heaven where we can one day live, too.

There was one Easter, which stands out in my mind the most and that was the year we made the Resurrection Cookies recipe.  Have you heard of this?  This is a precious hands-on activity for the whole family.  Following the Bible verses with each step of the cookie making process was deeply touching and I felt the presences of the Holy Spirit using me to illustrate the importance of Jesus’ death.

Larry Harms, a fellow blogger, wrote an interesting post,  “Jesus Christ, the Easter Bunny, and Baskets Full of Colorful Eggs”, which helped me to understand how bunnies and colored eggs came to be connected with Easter.   If you’re concerned about the fluff of Easter, then you may want to read this for yourself.

One of the most well-known bashes involving Easter Eggs in the US is the Easter Egg Roll held on our nation’s capital lawn each Easter Monday.  This has been a traditional event for 125 years with gatherings of 40,000 visitors.  Throughout the country, many cities host Easter Egg hunts and parades commemorating the occasion.  It’s a nice time to spend with family.

Of course, it’s common for many local churches to display their own pageantry with gorgeous plays depicting the life of Christ.  The church we attended years ago hosted a beautiful  Easter program called Living Pictures of Christ.  From our experience, this is basically a passion play. A scene opens such as The Last Supper, with all actors frozen like a still picture and then it comes to life before your eyes. This is a beautiful tribute.  While surfing the net, I found a presentation on YouTube.
Easter is a personal time to reflect on Christ’s presences in our lives.  Last week, read a lovely poem by Susan Anderson called, The Women.  This came at such a perfect time with the Easter season approaching and I felt it appropriate to share it with each of you.

Pass your joys in Christ on to the others, just as Kurt Kaiser songs goes….

 

**Shared originally on my first site, Cathy Kennedy’s Blog, in 2011 on April 11th, which I revised making small corrections to grammar, spelling, and broken links in post content.**

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