106: Sarah McLachlan

(Spots of color on a wintry day.  Taken at the U.S. Botanic Garden in Washington, D.C.)

M and I went to the E. J. Thomas Hall over in Akron last night to see Sarah McLachlan and Friends in concert.  It was a fun, lively, and lovely concert.  Sarah McLachlan has an amazingly beautiful voice, as do Butterfly Boucher and Melissa McClelland (the Friends).  I thoroughly enjoyed the show.

I jokingly asked M if this was his way of making up for the testosterone-filled Experience Hendrix we attended last March.  It wasn’t quite Lilith Fair (or an Indigo Girls concert, for that matter), but there seemed to be more female than male energy.

I resolve…

To sing and/or dance at least once daily.

(Dancing in the snow.)

Being at the concert last night reminded me that I don’t sing and dance often enough.  In fact, I haven’t been listening to music as much as I should or would like.  I used to at least go to Blip.fm and make up my own playlists while writing up blog posts or post-processing photos.  I don’t know when I stopped doing that.  Or stopped dancing and singing.  It’s time to do both on a daily basis once again.

Take a music bath once or twice a week for a few seasons.  You will find it is to the soul what a water bath is to the body.  ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes

We ought to dance with rapture that we might be alive … and part of the living, incarnate cosmos.  ~ D. H. Lawrence

A Dusting

The snow is slowly returning to the Bogs.  We woke up to find a light dusting of the white stuff covering the part of the world we can see from our home.  It’s been flurrying all day with more expected overnight, tomorrow, and Saturday.

(Today’s view of the pond.)

M went ice skating on the pond for the first time this season late yesterday afternoon.  I always get a little nervous the first time he’s out there as I don’t trust the ice.  But my worries were, as usual, a waste of energy.   He smoothly weaved his way around the pond for about 20 minutes without the ice breaking.  I did not have to rush out and rescue him from cold water and hypothermia.  In other words, the ice was just fine, and I should trust that M knows what he’s doing.  Most of the time.  😉

(Capturing snowflakes.)

While out on my walk around the pond today I began to consider how many snowflakes it takes to cover the ground around here with just an inch of snow.  It boggles my mind, to be honest.  It’s a little like looking up at the stars at night and seeing the Milky Way and being reminded of how small we really are.

Well, on that thought, I’ll leave you with your 30 seconds of Breezy Acres Zen, captured by the creek.


18 Comments on “106: Sarah McLachlan”

  1. Kala says:

    I really like “Capturing Snowflakes”. Is that dried Queen Anne’s Lace?

  2. John KIm says:

    That is a beautiful lake

  3. I have a CD player in my car, which takes six CD’s, so I usually get my daily dose of music while I drive. Without music, I feel like there’s just something missing.

    Great photos today, Robin. I like them all, but Capturing Snowflakes is rather special. 🙂

    • Robin says:

      I’m not in the car much anymore, Joanne, since we pared down to one vehicle. I used to listen to music all the time in the car. And sing at the top of my lungs (with the windows UP of course!). lol!

      Thank you. 🙂

  4. I agree with everyone that capturing snowflakes is simply beautiful. Speaking of dancing….I danced with Roman in the car this morning as I went to drop him off. It kept a smile on my face all day long. Him standing in the passenger seat mumbling lyrics and dancing together. It will surely put a smile in your heart to dance and sing now and then. Make an appointment on the calendar if need be!

    • Robin says:

      Thank you, Miss Morgan. 🙂

      Good idea! I’ve been putting stickers on the calendar for my exercise schedule. I can do the same for dancing and singing.

      Your description of your morning car dance with Roman made me smile. Sounds like it was great fun!

  5. ladyfi says:

    Fabulous shots, as usual. And I love those quotations too.

  6. penpusherpen says:

    lovely fragile ‘snow cups’ looking almost ready to drink once thawed..!!
    and I’m the same, I love music, musicals and dancing away on my own, just jiggling really… It’s ages since I just played a CD , and I must do more of it…helps no end with the waking the brain cells., and I can do with all the help that’s going… I felt like Rip Van Winkle this morning … (please let me sleep more!! ’tis warm and comfy under my duvet of duck feather down!!) …
    Felt like dipping my toes in the water of the creek whilst watching the video…but thought better of it…I’m not totally mad, just slightly insane!! 😉 xPenx

  7. bearyweather says:

    Wow, you have been very busy posting … I am so far behind. Like usual, the pictures are great (I especially like “capturing snowflakes” … I enjoy Sarah’s music very much, too.

    • Robin says:

      It’s part of my year-long commitment, Bearyweather. I not only have to step outside every day but I also have to post about it. You probably won’t miss much if you get behind. Most days are kind of dull and it’s a huge stretch to come up with something to blog about.

  8. Marianne says:

    I love Sarah McLachlan’s music also. Party on, Robin.

    Thank you for posting the videos, I love 30 seconds of Breezy Acres, makes me feel like I’m there. We have our snow back also, but not as much as we had before Christmas. It’ll be Spring before we know it (I hope).

    • Robin says:

      Oh, I hope so too, Marianne! I used to love winter (and still do in a way) but the older I get, the less inclined I am to like the cold.

      I’m glad you enjoyed the video. 🙂

  9. Andy says:

    I was at Sarah’s Akron show as well! I drove all the way from Long Island, New York for this event! As always, Sarah was stunning!! Also, the song that Melissa opened the second half of the show with was mind blowing!


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