A slight diversion today with special thanks to the Videographer Greg Gay. Our older daughter and her significant other went to Iceland late this summer. The video is from their trip. This is for Gert who also went to Iceland this summer. Enjoy the extraordinary waterfalls and scenery. 6:05 min.
This video and song is called Autumn Blues by swo8 Blues Jazz with the dulcet vocals of Big Dio. We are still in the throes of summer with hot sunny days and pleasantly cool nights. Although Autumn is here you would never know by the weather. However, we know it’s coming with its mellowness and most things are coming to an end. Take time for your loved ones. 3:22 min. 2 MB
This is a 16″ x 20″ oil on canvas board painted in 1977. On the Ottawa River there is a small mountain called Mount Martin. In the summertime we would cross the river to the Quebec side and spend many an hour on the beach. The water was so fresh you could drink it right out of the river. On occasion we would climb Mount Martin. On our way up we would often encounter brown bears, deer and moose. The wild blueberries were the draw. Mid-way to the top there was a level area deep in the woods. The sun hardly penetrated through the bush. There was certain quiet in this spot and it felt like a sanctuary.
This video is called Moment of Peace by swo8 Blues Jazz from the album Sahara Rose in iTunes. We can all find these precious moments especially in nature that surrounds us. It is very warm here in this part of Canada and the birds are still in this northern clime. May you all find some peace in the day ahead of you. 1:29 min. 2 MB.
Robin’s Egg Blue is another of swo8’s collaborations that turned out quite well. Sometimes love goes wrong and we tend to behave like children. A little understanding goes a long way. Patience and understanding are essential for all relationships. 4:32 min. 2 MB.
This is a 20″ x 24″ oil on canvas called Two by the Sea. Some how nature knows that the season is coming to an end. Let us hope that the seas remain calm and the winds gentle.
Technically speaking, it is still summer and I haven’t been idle. This is a new song I was having some fun with. The nice thing about jazz is it allows for a lot of improv. In other words it allows me to goof around. Enjoy 4:25 min. 2 MB.
It was about this time of year, not so long ago, that we were in Moscow. The men are tall, lean and handsome and the women are also tall, lean and beautiful. The weather was awful for September. It rained a lot. Nevertheless, that didn’t deter us from appreciating the charm of that fine city. We found a restaurant not far from our apartment on Tverskaya Street near Pushkin Square. It was the Da Pino Restaurant and they had a piano man who was very good. The food was wonderful. This song is the result of an amusing incident at the Da Pino Restaurant. I had some fun with it. 1:20 min. 2 MB
This is a 5″ x 7″ acrylic on canvas board painted in 2016 called Dance of the Blues Jays. Although the Blue Jays can be very aggressive they aren’t doing very well this year. (Baseball) The birds seem to do alright.
There’s a chill in the air and as summer draws to a close we tend to look for an agreeable shelter to pass the cold winter days and nights. Nana thought she had it made but it didn’t last long. The whole in the roof was discovered and closed. She came back many times to see if conditions had changed. The whole was covered in metal and too difficult to penetrate. You can see how happy she was, that warm autumn day, thinking that she had found her winter hiding place. 1:31 min. 2 MB