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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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Smoky Mountain Rain & Rocky Top Fever

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Cades Cove photo-edit with FotoFlexer

On Friday morning, we hopped in the car early and headed for the Smoky Mountains. Our initial destination: Cades Cove. Oh! My that’s God’s country – the most beautiful place in all the world or at least this is the way my father-in-law feels about it. I certainly must agree, it’s absolutely gorgeous.

More FotoFlexer photo-edit fun

Eventually, we made our way to Clingman’s Dome (highest point in the park) where the change in climate often time is drastically different from the valley. It’s common for us to find low hanging clouds in the Smoky’s as this is how it got its name – Land of the Blue Smoke.

This song rekindles fond memories for me. We moved into the area the summer of ’79. The following year, Ronnie Milsap’s cross-over country hit charted the billboard and became one of my favorite songs about the Smoky Mountains.

 

It’s back to school and with that comes football season! Whoot-Whoot! I didn’t consider myself a real “football fan” until I married and settled in Knoxville – home of the University of Tennessee. However, the longer we were here the more exposed I was and before I knew what happened I got the fever, Big Orange fever. Now, my blood runs deep orange, too!

 

Wish that I was on ol’ Rocky Top,
down in the Tennessee hills;
Ain’t no smoggy smoke on Rocky Top;
Ain’t no telephone bills;
Once I had a girl on Rocky Top;
Half bear, other half cat;
Wild as a mink, but sweet as soda pop,
I still dream about that;
Chorus
Rocky Top, you’ll always be
home sweet home to me;
Good ol’ Rocky Top;
Rocky Top, Tennessee;
Rocky Top, Tennessee.
Once two strangers climbed ol’ Rocky Top,
lookin’ for a moonshine still;
Strangers ain’t come down from Rocky Top;
Reckon they never will;
Corn won’t grow at all on Rocky Top;
Dirt’s too rocky by far;
That’s why all the folks on Rocky Top
get their corn from a jar;
Chorus
Rocky Top, you’ll always be
home sweet home to me;
Good ol’ Rocky Top;
Rocky Top, Tennessee;
Rocky Top, Tennessee.

 

There’s no amount of doctoring to cure this ole Rocky Top fever! Angela from Mommy Time Out and I would like to thank you for joining another edition of WAYBACK WEDNESDAYS. We hope you’ll decide to participate in our little meme where no rules apply. Simply link your blog, twitter, or Facebook below (only one please).

Leave a comment letting me know, if you’ve decide to join my friendship circle (GFC, NetworkedBlogs, Google+, etc) and I’ll pop over to your place soon. Don’t forget to show some love to Miss Angela.

Psst….Psst…can I ask a favor of you? Wayback Wednesdays doesn’t get much action or at least it’s not clear to me by the number of participants each week. I was wondering, if you’d share with your readers or tweet buddies to come join the fun with us on Wayback Wednesday. Thanks!

What wayback memories call to you on Wayback Wednesdays?

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