Well, here is a first! There's so much to say but I really don't want to say much.
I do feel, though, that I should apologize for being such a silent bloggy friend for the past couple of months. I've been in a cacoon!!! There is so much going on in me - in my brain and in my heart - and soooo many things that I'm learning - I have my finger in an awful lot of pies and all that - and, I think that it's getting rather crowded in here and I may just start poking my way out of the cryssalis any day, now. But, not quite yet, please! Just.... in the meantime... if you would... er... be patient and don't forget about me! heh. ;-) =]
There is one thing that I would like to share, though. (Besides dreams of my garden, last spring, I mean.)
Every spring, I find myself listening to chamber music and, last year, at about this time, I discovered a new (to me) composer - Joaquin Turina. He's sort of a cross between Debussy and Ravel and his music is completely engaging and deeply charming. Indeed, I secretly suspect that he's their long lost cousin! Here is a link to the CD with my best loved version by the Damocles trio that I've been listening to almost non-stop. My favorite movement, at the moment, is the second movement of his quartet in a minor.
So, I've been in the cocoon with earbuds on and this is the music that I've been so happily steeped in as I've been creating these images!
...and, then, there's my garden.... =]
Happy spring dreams to you all!
I you do like Ravel and are interested in a charismatic performance....