There have been a few posts in the last few days that evoke thoughts of 'why we blog'. Apart from the selfish reasons that I personally cherish (thank you to everyone who participates), now and then my mind turns to the 'lurkers' out there who I will never know. I wish you well too!
There is trouble all around right now. Beauty still exists all around too, if we look for it. Here in this paradise called Canada, we are on the brink of spring. The signs are all around us. I know many of my American friends are looking forward to spring too. Canada is not the only place in North America to feel winter's sting.
My favourite composer happens to be iconically American: Aaron Copland, creator of music that feeds the soul, in my humble opinion.
From Appalachian Spring, the tune "Simple Gifts" as only Copland could have imagined it, simple, then magnificent, and then simple again.
Photography by Ansel Adams.. unabashedly gorgeous American images.
I do not know who "jaxdriver" is, but you are like the rest of us who use the internet to share our thoughts and my thanks go out to you for putting this together and leaving it as a treasure for others to stumble upon.