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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.

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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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Judaculla Rock Petroglyphs and Brown Eyed Girls

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Who would’ve ever guess we’d stumble upon something this interesting out in the middle of nowhere! Cool, right?

Welcome Kittens & Dawgs! In June while in the western mountains of North Carolina we came up on the Judaculla Rock Petroglyphs. Actually, we saw signs, so we followed them. What a cool and unexpected discovery!

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I used my iPhone to take both these photos. I wasn’t feeling my best and didn’t want to go through the extra hassle of using my big girl camera. 🙁 The iPhone always does a stand up job, though. *applauds*

I thought this was something the Cherokees did, but according to what I read it predates the Cherokees and Indian legend says a slant-eyed giant named Judaculla dominated the mountains in years long past. He was the “Great Lord of the hunt,” a powerful being who could leap from one mountain to another, and even control the weather. They believed the rock not only marked his territory, but even bore his 7-fingered hand-print, since he once used the rock to steady himself from a fall.

This was great found to see first hand and to document our visit with photos. I just love stuff like this! Anyhow, a week later, we found ourselves on the Virginia end of the Blue Ridge Parkway. I had to snap a picture of these beautiful brown eyed girls!

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Yeah, I know not exactly the brown eyed girls you were expecting. lol

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I gathered looks by some of the ladies. I imagined them thinking… What’s she doing over there?  With their quizzical expressions, if you can call it that, but I’m sure most were like, Silly human! as most just ignored me. I decided either the shutter sound caught their attention or they spend too much time on social networks and are narcissistic. You just never know anymore. Nah, I think it’s simply a case of curiosity. They look too sweet and NOT at all the self-absorbed. 😀

 

 

In case you missed the mews I’m working on my site, repairing broken links and videos while summer blog traffic is slow. What this means is I’m minimizing my content to two posts each week, especially those that are very similar such as (Not-so) Wordless Wednesday and Skywatch Friday.

You can find more photo hops listed under Daily Hops at the top of this page.

 

Be sure to join me with the relaunch of Friday Sillies and other Friday fun hops. Have a fototastic day!

Saturday Song-suasion #31~ Van Morrison

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The luck of the Irish is still with us, as I continue bringing to you another week of music talent for the Emerald Isle. When I began researching artists and bands, I found a few surprises like Van Morrison is from Ireland. Did you know that?

If you don’t know the name, I bet you will know this song by the man…

 

This song is quite popular, and yet the rest of Morrison’s songs somehow slipped by me over the years. Here are a couple of more top oldies that are new-to-me,

 

 

 

I hope you enjoyed your visit. In fact, I hope you enjoyed it so much that you cannot wait to tell your friends. Go ahead, hit the share (Facebook, Twitter, Google+) button! You know you wanna. 😉

Thank you for stopping by to listen to the music. Have a songtastic day!

 
Have a sensational Saturday!

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