TRANSITIONS SIGHTING

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Remembrance? - Yes it's steady;

May it endure; -

Transitions, even more.


Each moment's gift, - a lure,

A window from which to soar,

Or a sill on which to rest.


Which is best?

I cannot say.

My bucket list's begun!


Why wait to start

When NOW's the time,

And now is mine already!


______© Nellieanna H. Hay



Timeline: September 9, 2012, Dallas

A few days ago It hit 105 degrees Fahrenheit. At 5:00 PM, it was still 103! But the transition which was forecast arrived on schedule that very night and, at midnight, it arrived. We used to call one of these a "blue norther" when temperature drops suddenly and dramatically. This one started relatively mildly with a mere drop of 20 degrees in daytime highs. Comparatively, that's like from mid summer to mid fall, daytime highs in the 80s falling below recent nightime lows!


This respite is forecast to last throughout the coming week, when thermometers will finally start to creep back up into the mid 90s! No more triple digits in sight!

Speaking of what's in sight, of course this transition goes much further and deeper than a few days! It previews my favorite season, Autumn! I say preview because even though there will be more hot days in September, by October, this balmy trend will become established, bringing the special features of Fall which I love so dearly. it will be like a Paradise after the Hadean Summer.





Equinox Sighting

I begin to notice

Lengthened shadows,

Leaves are begun

To shimmer and shake

Unsteadily on their limbs,

Begun to bare.


A certain ambience

Pervades the air ~

A presence, nowhere

Yet - everywhere.

A perfume of change,

Just out of range.


Breezes shift direction;

Squirrels sniff the air.

Their keen detection

Prompts to ready all

With prudent haste

And diligence, steady.


Distance fades upon the rims

Of Sun and Earth:

Equinox, - Sighted!

Time's divided equally,

Allowing full attendance

For the coming Fall.


______© Nellieanna H. Hay


bois d'arc in transition

My Bois D'Arc beginning to turn in preview Fall.
My Bois D'Arc beginning to turn in preview Fall. | Source

My earlier memories of this time of year, sometimes called Indian Summer, were less populated with turning autumn leaves than became part of my later experiences. From those semi-arid climates of youth, other associations attach. On an irrigated farm, Dad raised feed for livestock at the ranch; this time of year was harvest time. I've vivid memories of freshly cut alfalfa's fragrance wafting through cool air. Often a huge Indian Summer moon arose while he was still working. The memorable aroma's so vivid, I can literally mentally 'sniff' it still!


My Bois D'Arc later, when its leaves are nearly shed
My Bois D'Arc later, when its leaves are nearly shed | Source

transitions . . .

plans. . .



Plans?

What plans?

Today's my plan!

It's where I am!


To live it fully,

To feel its every moment

Down to my toes

Is in my plan!


So when it goes

I'll always know

That I was here.

That I was whole.


______© Nellieanna H. Hay




collards in transition

Signs of fall in the garden:  fallen leaves among the collards.
Signs of fall in the garden: fallen leaves among the collards. | Source


I.

Who dares invade,

Pervade my dream?

Uninvited, they.

"No way" - I say.

Yet there you are -

Invading, still.

And where am I?

Dare I fit in my dream -

Somewhere - my dear?

Of course I do.

Of course I will -

. . . Right here.


______© Nellieanna H. Hay



leaf collection

Gathered nearby on a lovely fall day.
Gathered nearby on a lovely fall day. | Source


2.

How is it that subtle memories

Invade my dream,

Forecasting future promises?


Flashes of visions yet unknown

Loom on mind's misty screen,

As though known again.


It's as real as Reality, this scene.

How can that be, to begin?

Is there to be more?


______© Nellieanna H. Hay


Poetry on this page written 9-8-2012.

thinking of my George ~ it was his favorite season, too

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snakeslane 4 years ago from Canada

Thank you Nellieanna, love your Transitions Sighting.

Absolutely beautiful song, photos, collages and poetry. "A very old soul becoming a new person". Lovely. Regards, snakeslane


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Nellieanna 4 years ago from TEXAS Author

Snakeslane - my first visitor! I'm honored. Thank YOU for such beautiful comments. You've enhanced my day, which just shortly ago became tomorrow. This hub has been lingering so long, I just had to get serious and finish it today!


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snakeslane 4 years ago from Canada

You enhanced my day! You look so great reading your poem, thats quite a Texas drawl you have (too my ears), nice...I left you a message at the villanelle.


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Nellieanna 4 years ago from TEXAS Author

I'm anything but polished at video making; even less so at performing. Severe stage fright has haunted me since eons ago. But sometimes I get the 'bug' to give it a try. I appreciate your encouraging response!

I don't 'hear' my Texas drawl very much. I really wished I'd upped the volume more when I was editing the thing, though. The ceiling fan can even drown it out!

I do thank you for such kind comments and if you thought the drawl was nice, then I'm pleased! I'll check your message at the villanelle. Thank you!


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snakeslane 4 years ago from Canada

Oh, not sure about the volume as I just have my lap top speakers so not great volume anyway, but since you have the poem written on the page I can read along. You recite it smiling all the way through, so cheerful!


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Nellieanna 4 years ago from TEXAS Author

That's because I look horrid not smiling! :-) Perhaps I'll try to work on the volume, though it seems to be pretty much 'set' while the actual initial editing is being done. As I say, I thought I'd set it pretty high, but apparently not enough.

Vincent's audio recordings are all so low volume I must place my ear right by the speaker to hear them!

I'm off to be - it's after 2AM. . . z-z-z-z-


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christopheranton 4 years ago from Gillingham Kent. United Kingdom

My favourite sight at this time of year is the spiderwebs, outlined with mist, in the morning garden. I wonder, do all the spiders hide safely during the winter or does the frost kill them? I hope they hide.

It must be a great relief to get the cool spell after all that heat.


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Nellieanna 4 years ago from TEXAS Author

That would be an interesting research project, Christopher!

Spiderwebs appear all over bushes and wire fences at the ranch after a rain, with the moisture clinging to their lacy designs. I don't know about their cold weather habits, though. If frost kills them, they must have left means for another generation to survive, though. There re always spiders!

Yes -- fall is such a relief down here, even it's first shy appearance, knowing the heat will return a bit more for awhile. Thank you so much for visiting and commenting, my friend.


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arb 4 years ago from oregon

Good morning butterfly! What a treat this morning, to actually hear poetry read in real Texan by a Texan. Don't know why I was caught off guard by the drawal but it was momentary. The volume was fine, the smile glorious and the words divine. I too am looking forward to autumn in the (Canadian rockies). Leaves are not yet changing here.

"What plans? Todays my plan." How utterly Nellieanna of you. A new adjective I have injected into the english language. I think that it will catch on. How couldit not?


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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

Very ambitious work here my friend; beautiful job!


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Nellieanna 4 years ago from TEXAS Author

OH! This morning's treat is mine now that you've visited, Alan!! How wonderful to see you here before you're off on another adventure; - this next one so to your liking in the Canadian Rockies! I could envy you that, except I'm just so pleased for you getting to do it! I know you'll be infused with such imagery and inspiration to bring back to your own musings and writings!

Meanwhile, I'll continue to soak up the subtleties of our changing season here - including some leaf raking, no doubt. Many will fall from my neighbors' towering oak trees into my front yard, where my only trees are the magnolia (an evergreen which sheds a bit year-round) and another minimal-shedding southern variety with naturally colorful, glossy leaves; and of course, my own bois d'arc trees in my back yard. The oaks turn color very nicely -- and also drop multitudes of acorns in my yard and on my walkways. The squirrels will be in -- well, squirrel heaven then!

I smiled when I saw "good morning butterfly". I've been missing that form of address lately! I'm reassured now that I'm in your good graces! ;-)

I'm so pleased that my voice came across audibly! The new adjective is ultimately descriptive, is it not? It describes only one noun & pronoun in the universe. That was so sweet of you to say that!

Yes, I guess I do speak Texian. (in the mid 19th century, the battle for Texas' independence from Mexico was referred to as the Texian Campaigne. I've an antique commemorative bowl of this vintage which my mother had collected very early-on, depicting Mexican soldiers marching in, one on horseback. On the back it's simply labeled "Texian Campaigne" with the same artistry as the main design on the front. The research I've done on it tells me that the design was used by several artisans during the mid 1800s, using different colors & variations on the depictation. Mine is blue and white. There's a whole antique society dedicated to this pottery and/or chinaware.) So -- History lesson for today! :-)

I guess my accent comes naturally. I am a native Texan, though I lived in Yankeeland for a number of years, and was a child of Yankees. My drawl is not the pronounced Texas accent. There are several of those, depending on from what region of the state, you know! The language I heard at home growing up, though, had never become fully Texanized, though everywhere else, I heard the southwestern Texan accents of various strata and must have picked up accent from some of those, although the most endearing one was beyond my range! I'm better at mimicking the nasal, harshest one. Otherwise, I just open my mouth and whatever is 'in there' emerges! If you say it's a Texas accent, it must be one! :-)

It needs to be realized that I hardly got to speak at all as a kid, outtalked by 3 vocal much older siblings and 2 vocal parents, all with plenty to say. I did more talking to my dolls and invisible 'players' in my own thespian scenarios, and occasionally talked with my best friend, who also had much older siblings - so we competed for center stage!

When was in college, my sister insisted I take a speech course to try to improve my speaking voice and delivery! It was many years later that I actually mastered non-self-conscious speaking. I can still freeze up if I become intimidated! OR - I can become quite strident if a principle or a motive to help in that way is involved. Shrug - ho hum, hm?

Thank you for a lovely treat! You're missed!


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Nellieanna 4 years ago from TEXAS Author

Billy! So glad you stopped by and left me a lovely comment! I admit I'm what could be called ambitious when it comes to creating things - because it is such fun! I've always been that way when doing those things, probably because it's what's natural, though requiring perspiration as well as inspiration; - and also because I'm simply no good and am clumsy at doing it any other way, kind of like trying to switch a left-handed person to become right-handed, I'd think. "How to" is usually largely according to my own inventions, so most of my hubs share a personal attention to detail characteristic, which may be what you noticed! Too late to change that now, at 80; and too much more I want to do in the ways easiest for me, -- while I still can! :-)

Very nice to hear! :-) Thank you!

I really appreciate your visit and invite you to come again!


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Nellieanna 4 years ago from TEXAS Author

PS, Alan - -I just realized that "drawal" was an intentional variation on the spelling of that, to make IT also Texian, requiring the extra syllable to be accomplished!

That's subtle and so cute! hehe (So "Alan"! - - - another new adjective for the language!)


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tsmog 4 years ago from Escondido, CA

Perfect. Sharing. My dad's name is George. A Herne Texas football hero of way back when. I feel to compliment this creative work, is to share what was created. The poem led me along a walk for this season at the many homes I lived as a child mostly.

As I walked I re-experienced from new found memories those seasons at each different place from Norfolk, Virgin'y say around 4, to South Carolina a bit later, to Oceanside, CA, a little farther into the high desert of Barstow, CA nearer to 10. Next, were those Huckleberry Finn days in West Virgn'y and middle school days. New to high school and the high desert again in Palmdale, dad in Vietnam, mom alone, and grandpa near. Finally, those school days ended in Vista, Ca and off into the world was next.

A tear trickles realizing the George I know, well, he held my hand much of the way, when not off serving our country, then it was mom doing the best she could with five rowdy kids, and oddly grandpa always showed up with grandma in those time of need.

Yet, when the song played, a memory, a picture, vividly arrived, of which I have not known for over 34 years. A dad teaching his son how to build a model car.

Thank you Nellieanna . . .

Everyone close to my dad called him Mitch, except when mom was perturbed, then it was George, lol

I have chose that name of recent to go by - Mitch


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marcoujor 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

Well, Nellieanna, this is a visual and auditory treasure of nature's

blessings at the most beautiful time of year interwoven with your

wisdom.

Your voice is gorgeous, it laughs with us and is an instant smile maker. I

hope you do many more of these readings.

You and George look beautiful side by side. I'm thinking he would love

these poems, I know I sure do. Voted UP and ABI. Hugs, Maria


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Nellieanna 4 years ago from TEXAS Author

Tim! Nice. Interesting that your dad and my George share that name. Also interesting that my George, who was an excellent writer - had half-seriously thought his pen name if he became serious about it should be Timothy - - so, he'd be Timothy Hay, with a little double meaning. :-) He also liked his nickname of Yorio, from his Navy days in WWII.

I'm glad to know the background of your deciding to use "Mitch" as your name. And what a privilege to share some of your memories and know my hub may have touched your heart and memory of your George/Mitch who held your hand and taught you how to build a model car. Such precious memories and associations!

Yes, Sharing. I couldn't be more pleased that you complimented my work by sharing your own odyssey which it may have nudged to the surface. Hugs.


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Nellieanna 4 years ago from TEXAS Author

Maria, so happy to see you! The lovely compliments make me smile. I may try doing the narrations again, with encouragement like that!

George did like my poetry, though, of course he never saw these I just wrote for this hub.

Shortly after we'd met in 1979, we recognized our kinship and became great friends. I made him a 'blank" book with a gorgeous cover filled with some of my handwritten poems, which he treasured; - it still lies on my coffee table. He wrote beautiful poetry himself, though he was not nearly as prolific as I. His voice was magnificent. He knew so many famous poems "by heart" and recited them with such ease & expression. He did the Prologue to Chaucer's Canterbury Tales in Olde English with all the dramatic gestures that fit the words! What a guy! Even as his health and mind began to dwindle, he remained so much fun to be with. He was 10 years my senior but it never seemed significant. Soul mates.

Thank you for the lovely comments about us. And thank you for the votes!

I've been so busy and have gotten behind in reading the latest interviews. Will be heading over there shortly! I've recommended them to some folks who may come by, too.


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Mhatter99 4 years ago from San Francisco

Enchanting journey. Thank you for guiding us along.


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Nellieanna 4 years ago from TEXAS Author

mhatter - My pleasure! I thank you for a lovely comment! Hugs.


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marcoujor 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

Nellieanna,

How beautiful. Thank you for sharing these special memories about your soul mate. I am sure you do treasure that journal with such loving expressions.

You take your time with these interviews and whenever you stop by, it is a treat. I love the way beautiful people are able to meet each other and expand our circle of friendship and support. Thank you for spreading the word.

Hugs, Maria


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Jackwms 4 years ago

Nellieanna, this is beautiful. It goes without saying that the poetry is great, but I also loved your comments about accent and about George. I must forward this hub to my son and family in Austin, Texas.


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Nellieanna 4 years ago from TEXAS Author

Maria, what a loving comment. Yes, I do treasure that journal, along with many of his own poetry collections.

Thank you for the reassurance about reading the interviews. I always WANT to get to them, they are such a pleasure! We all simply seem to have more things we want to do than we can always get done, as well as taking care of many other details! I admit that I used to steal the extra time from my sleep hours. Now, even if I do that, somehow the urgent need for lost sleep overtakes me, so the gain is little on the bottom line. Besides I really am a health nut and know sleep's restorative value and that it intensifies with age. I really do intend to stay healthy into my 100s so I must give Morpheus a nod, - however grudgingly! ;-)

Hugs!


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Nellieanna 4 years ago from TEXAS Author

Jack - it's a joy to see you. I'm pleased that you noticed comments as well as the hub and am honored that you'd want to share it with your son and his family! You are such a dear gentleman! Hugs.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and awesome. Just wonderful. Love the video and your words just flowed. Actually on this side of the world we could have done with some more hot days but the Indian summer is coming in real nice.


Vincent Moore 4 years ago

Oh how lovely to hear your voice. Texan no doubt and beautiful. Your smiling eyes are complimented by your intoxicating voice and words you share so eloquently here my pixie. Yes Arb will call you his butterfly and I will call you my pixie to flutter about with the butterflies in her lovely garden of verse.

As always Nellieanna you soothe my soul with your descriptive words and imagery. You take me always on a journey through your wonderland and fantasy. I always leave your page feeling uplifted and in good cheer. You take me from some of my dark moments into your light and I can't thank you enough for that my poet.

Your artistry and creative spirit lingers with me always, I am blown away by your talent, your willingness to share and give all you have with your work. I know it will not go unnoticed as you leave a legacy that will live in the hearts of many who fall upon your writes.

You and Arb are two of the finest poets I've encountered at the Hubs and your expressiveness with the written word is beyond measure. Have a read of Arb's latest it will compliment your work, this scribe. "Autumns Warning" simply takes my breath away as does your work. Hugs from me to you, btw the video you placed here brought back memories of my mother, she played it often and I felt a sadness come over me for a moment.


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Wayne Brown 4 years ago from Texas

You write of my favorite time of year here in north Texas....I love the fall and that feeling in the air hinting at winter but mostly so pleasant as Mother Nature makes her transition into coming season. This morning I stood out in the open air, felt the coolness of the westerly wind and the moisture riding on it promising us that rainfall was imminently close. I love the peace and nourishment that a gentle rain brings and I relish the thunder and lightning show of a great thunderstorm....like a booming voice on life's stage announcing its presence to the viewing audience...as if it had to. Your work here reminds me of all of that...really great to see you posting again. Thanks for sharing. ~WB


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Happyboomernurse 4 years ago from South Carolina

This whole hub was so very, very special. It's obvious that you spent much time putting this artistic hub together, and in the writing of your lovely poetry, which made me anticipate the coming of fall.

Loved that you personally read "Equinox Sighting" to us.

And the video version of the song, "The Autumn Leaves," was stunning.

Am voting this up across the board except for funny and am sharing it.

Hub Hugs,

Gail


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Peggy W 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

I echo Gail's sentiments. This was lovely from start to finish with your thoughts of Fall, your exquisite poetry...the reading of it, and your photos. Fall has to be nearly everyone's favorite season after a long hot Texas summer. Up votes and sharing.


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Nellieanna 4 years ago from TEXAS Author

Gypsy - Ah - - sometimes with Mother Nature, it's either 'feast or famine", as they say. I so look forward to the increasing cooling off, knowing even as I do that it will lead to bundling up with extra layers of clothing and covers, taking advantage of spurts of mild temperatures when they're available & making the most of the furnace's heat when it's frigid, - without costing a fortune in utility bills. I conserve in summer, too, making the most of the A/C but set higher than I used to set it when I was less careful; now opening windows to use the outside air whenever it's bearable, as it is during parts of every 24 hours - even here. We used to turn on A/C at the onset of summer and leave it on 24-7 till it was really cooling off in late Sept. and early Oct.

The cost of electricity for cooling is still greater than that of gas for heating in winter, but I conserve both, not only to save on expenses, but to help conserve Earth's resources. They're not inexhaustible and the time to think is now! It's easy to become so spoiled with the convenience of these things, even when less needed! I prefer to give it some thought & use deliberate care.

I hope your Indian Summer is so pleasant! Does it include the changing of leaves to vibrant fall colors? Ours are not as dramatic as in other areas of the US, especially the northeast, but we have some lovely changes, nevertheless. It's the whole aura of fall which I find so pleasing and special, though. The tilting of Earth's axis makes the sun lower in the sky and for fewer hours a day. It affects the shadows and the behavior of flora and fauna in such charming ways. The aromas in the air are heady and seductive!

Thank you so much for coming by and sharing your local ambiance with me!


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Nellieanna 4 years ago from TEXAS Author

My dear Vincent . . . I'm happy to see you! Yep, Texan I am! Wow - 'intoxicating voice'! And here I thought it so ordinary, if even that! :-) I do enjoy the words, though. I've always wanted to be able to narrate my poetry with the feelings in them, like Rod McKuen does his, and as Vincent Moore does his! My performance talents are minimal, though, so I just do the best I can. It's a little like my piano playing. Even when I know the piece 'by heart', I have to read the music and play it as well as I can, preferably without a visible audience, which turns my fingers into soggy noodles! So it can be with public speaking, though I overcame my fright with speaking in front of people almost totally, especially when I was in Mary Kay and addressed large and small groups. But I'll probably never be a great performer.

So it does my pixie heart good to hear that you think it's good! I do enjoy sharing my private garden of verses with others in various ways which I'd never in a million years have expected to do not so long ago! I do feel they have value to be shared. Whether or not they're ever made more public, it is extremely gratifying to share them with my friends here on Hubpages - and to hear that they may have helped lift a cloud or resolve a dilemma for someone, especially for someone for whom I care.

The truth is, we all have our dark days, so I know the value of a light in the tunnel from someone's candle! We all have access to at least a candle or two to light another's tunnel, too, is what I believe. It goes both ways. I'm thankful and humbled that I've, at this point in my life, accumulated more candles than tunnels, so of course - I want to shine them when I can, without being a pest with it! I realize that others may need their times of darkness in order to live past them. So I don't want to be some Pollyanna saying that all one has to do is try harder to be rid of the shadows. I know there are different paths to pass through them and on into the light. And it's a personal journey. No other person's recommendations can possibly resolve another's challenges in that journey. But I think that the example we can demonstrate may help by shedding its light. I hope being elderly is not a prerequisite of finding peace, joy and serenity, though! I did bring a lot of those attitudes with me from even those dark times, and it's made the present brightest of all. What is lost just becomes a part of who one is and one's understanding. If it's people who are lost, it goes both ways, and they must want to fix it as much as we do. If not, we owe it to ourselves - and to them - to live our positives, rather than immerse in those impossibles. Things ARE as they ARE and as they must be meant to BE or they'd have been otherwise. We are here on earth to learn its lessons and wisdom and to be the best we can be, since oneself is the only person over which we have authority and real influence.

That lovely song - Autumn Leaves - has been among my special favorites so long, I can hardly remember when it began for me, but must have been in the late 1940s, when Johnny Mercer wrote the lyrics to a French song whose title meant "The Dead Leaves". Jo Stafford was one of the first to perform it in the English lyrics, while Edith Piaf sang both versions publicly. It's been the theme song in several movies and a featured song on many audio albums from popular singers and instrumentalists. Even Jerry Lee Lewis had a go at it!

Your Mom and I shared a love of it. I can understand your moment of sadness hearing it again. Hope it was a 'good sadness' - - - Hugs and thanks to my dear friend, Vincent.


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Nellieanna 4 years ago from TEXAS Author

Wayne, I just enjoyed seeing a good shower coming down on my thirsty back yard! Whoopee! I'm sure it was there where you are before it made its way here. What a treat!

I love a thunderstorm, too. Hoping this deluge was merely a preview of more to come, as the forecasters are promising will continue with the onset of the cool front sweeping across and down from the northwest! I love your description of a thunderstorm! It is indeed like a powerful voice reminding me of nature's temperament!

Thank you for the lovely compliment, likening my work to such a voice as that! Thank you for coming by! Hugs.


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Nellieanna 4 years ago from TEXAS Author

Wayne, I just enjoyed seeing a good shower coming down on my thirsty back yard! Whoopee! I'm sure it was there where you are before it made its way here. What a treat!

I love a thunderstorm, too. Hoping this deluge was merely a preview of more to come, as the forecasters are promising will continue over the next several days - with the onset of the cool front sweeping across and down from the northwest! I love your description of a thunderstorm! It is indeed like a powerful voice reminding me of nature's temperament!

Thank you for the lovely compliment, likening my work to such a voice as that! Thank you for coming by! Hugs.


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Nellieanna 4 years ago from TEXAS Author

Gail - thank you! It was put together as a labor of love and a joy to share. That version of "Autumn Leaves" by the late and lovely young Eva Cassidy is truly stunning, as you describe it! It's become one of my most favorite renditions, though I've had others over the years. All of Eva's work is special. She accompanies herself on the guitar and has written many of the pieces she's done. Not sure whose piano is in this background, but it's also very nice. Ah - I found out - it's Lenny Williams.

She was born on Feb. 2, 1963 - (my 31st birthday) - and died of cancer Nov. 2, 1996 at only 33. She's known as one of the greatest voices of her generation. I'm certainly a fan.

Thank you for the visit, comments and votes!


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Nellieanna 4 years ago from TEXAS Author

Oh yes, Peggy. And Houston summers are even hotter, with all the humidity, than here. I worked in Houston from June - December, 1953, after graduation from college, and, even though most of my days were spent inside Sakowitz' downtown store, with A/C and almost no windows, it was still muggy in between those times, always. Dallas can be humid, but never as humid as Houston. Here, it is sometimes the dryness that can be a bit oppressive. But nothing is perfect as they say - not even Texas! :-)

Thank you so much for your lovely comments about my hub, the voting and sharing - and most of all - for coming by! Hugs.


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Happyboomernurse 4 years ago from South Carolina

Thanks so much for the info on Eva Cassidy. I'll have to look her up. It's always great to discover great musician/artists I've never heard of before.

Hugs,

Gail


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Nellieanna 4 years ago from TEXAS Author

Dear Gail - You're most welcome. I feel the same about discovering musicians and artists I'd not known before. You're in for a treat. Her career was cut short by untimely illness and death, so the body of her work is not extensive. But each song is lovely and in those which show her performing, one gets the sense of who she is. Not to neglect those with scenery and her singing background, but there are a couple which show her performing live, probably later in her career, when her death was imminent and when video-recording was becoming more general.

These are lovely:

What A Wonderful World - http://youtu.be/uEBBGSgO16M

Somewhere Over the Rainbow - http://youtu.be/4RDmXsGeiF8

From either of those u-tubes, one can access many others of her works from over her singing career.


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Anil and Honey 4 years ago from Kerala

Hai Nice reading i like your word and style. thanks for sharing.


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Nellieanna 4 years ago from TEXAS Author

Thank you for your visit to my hubsite and your lovely comment!


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mckbirdbks 3 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

I think for you time moves at a more casual pace. No hurry, it just moseys along with the softest reminder that it waits only for you.


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Nellieanna 3 years ago from TEXAS Author

Dear Mike - Your comments are such a treat. At once, they seem to perceive my soul and then take it on a holiday. Thank you! Hugs.

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