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"I think I'll slip across the border illegally where the healthcare is worse, and the President thinks people's lives are dispensable," (said no Canadian ever! )


"Be still and the earth will speak to you."
~Navajo Proverb

'' The Ancients Whisper '' -- photo by ©appaloosa, via FLICKR


Welcome To 2020 !!

✶Happy New Year! ✶ Bonne Année! ✶ Frohes Neues Jahr! ✶ Щасливого Нового року! ✶ Gelukkig Nieuwjaar! ✶ с новым годом ✶ Sretna Nova Godina! ✶ Feliz Año Nuevo! ✶Feliz Ano Novo! ✶ Buon Capodanno! ✶ Gott Nytt År! ✶ Godt Nyttår! ✶

photo: ©appaloosa

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Happy New Year!

Here's a little Miles Davis to help you ring in the New Year :-)
(it's not quite 2020 as I post this, but in some parts of the world 2020 is already here ! )

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Saw the movie " Cats " this afternoon.

Despite being panned by the critics, I enjoyed it! Thought the dancing, choreography, costumes, & set design to be creative, artistic & original. Couldn't understand the story line (what the heck is a "jellicle" cat anyway??). Ian McKellan was miscast, and the scenes with Jennifer Hudson were a little overly disconsolate (why so sad??); but then again for a musical - thought it well done!

What do critics know anyway. ;-)

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Should I see the stageplay before watching the movie? yes. Taylor Swift is in the new movie.

Merry Christmas to all. We have our traditional Christmas this evening. Santa comes in the morning with a few nicknacks for the stocking. And then at 7 am the 32 pound turkey will go in the oven,,,,with all the family coming over,,,,:)
@KornKob : I can't even imagine what a 32lb turkey looks like! (the biggest I've ever cooked was 19lbs). How do you get it in the oven??! Merry Christmas day to you and yours! :-)
Lol.. It was big. It kind of stuck out the end of the pan but it cooked very nicely. The tricky part was to bring it in and out once in a while to baste it(5 times) Everyone had a wonderful meal. The interesting part was it was grown by our neighbour who bought out non-gmo poultry feed.




Santa Baby

The incomparable, one and only, Eartha Kitt Christmas List (as only she can sing it)

1. sable
2. '54 convertible; light blue
3. yacht (It’s really not a lot)
4. The deed to a platinum mine
5. duplex
6. And cheques
7. decorations bought at Tiffany’s
8. Ring (I don’t mean on the phone)

YouTube: Eartha Kitt - Santa Baby (Audio) (EarthaKittVEVO)

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the deed to a platinum mine
Who needs a silly little diamond?
@Nathan V " Diamonds are a girl's best friend.." don'tcha know.. ;-)

For a moment, I thought it was a spotted Zebra:)
Beautiful horse.


Christmas Music...

Some of the Christmas music in my collection'

I've since expanded (and gotten rid of a few) my repertoire of Christmas music since this photo was taken.

photo: ©appaloosa

From top to bottom:

1.) A Charlie Brown Christmas, Vince Guaraldi
2.) Raffi's Christmas Album, Raffi
3.) Christmas Cocktails, Ultra-Lounge, vol 1
4.) Christmas Cocktails, Ultra-Lounge, vol 2
5.) Jingle Bell Jazz, compiliation, var
6.) Jingle Bell Swing, compilation
7.) Christmas Through The Years, Louis Armstrong
8.) Christmas Songs, Diana Krall (I don't know who gave this to me. I've since gotten rid of it)
9.) Christmas Jazz, the Appaloosa Collection ;-)
10.) Roomful Of Blues, Roomful of Christmas
11.) The Nutcracker Suites Nos 1&2, Tchaikovsky
12.) Traditional Christmas Classics, MCA records
13.) Concerto Pour Harpe, Haendel

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We have a number of favorites that we play each year including old records of German Youth choirs. But our recent must listen is an album sung by a female quartet put out by a local group and is just beautiful. The singers include Sylvia Tyson

@KornKob : Oh, neat! Hadn't heard of this one. Always liked Sylvia Tyson. Years ago, she hosted a program on the CBC called "Touch The Earth" showcasing Canadian folk singers and musicians. It's where I heard Stan Rogers for the first time!


Christmas Is Coming..

“ Oh, bring us some figgy pudding...”

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great blues!

Ohh,, yes it would be a magic stick. It can make you laugh or smile any number of ways:)
Or these:

25 years later, still popular with kids (and we still have ours ;-) )


Coming soon to Montreal!!

Carrières de Lumières (Light Festival), in Baux-De-Provence, FR
Featuring the works of Vincent Van Gogh-- illuminated like you've never seen before!

#Music by Czech composer Bedřich Smetana, "Vltava", from Má Vlast (My Homeland).


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Remembrance Day

at the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month...

photo: ©appaloosa

"They shall grow not old
as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
we will remember them
~Laurence Binyon

#Canada #RemembranceDay #war #WarandPeace #veterans
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For Hikmet Çetinkaya, the poppy represents the beauty of nature and the fragility of life. For Canadians and many others, it is a symbol of remembrance (due to the popular ww I poem "In Flanders Fields," by John McCrae).

Artist: Hikmet Çetinkaya
Canadian War Museum, Ottawa
photo: ©appaloosa via Flickr

#RemembranceDay #November #Canada #war

@Yuro Divy : I knew you'd approve ;-)


What Do Most Americans Not Understand About CANADA?

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Street Art In Ghent

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
By Dutch artist: Super A (aka Stefan Thelen), 2017
for Ghent Street Art Project: Sorry Not Sorry
photo by Ferdinand 'Ferre' Feys via Flickr


Be still and the earth will speak to you
~Navajo Proverb


#Canada #Ontario #nature #mothernature #trees
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What If the Media Started Telling It Like It Really Is? #22

Thought this was too powerful not to share...

via Jeff Gates on FLICKR

"In the August 11th edition of the Washington Post, they had a special section called "Lives Lost." It showed the photos and names of those who had lost their lives to gun violence.

If the media started telling it like it really is, they would state the blame for these deaths on the president, the GOP, and the NRA, all of whom have continually stopped responsible gun laws from being enacted. Blaming video games on these massacres, when research shows no such correlation, is an obstruction of justice for these victims.

-Jeff Gates

#USA #GOP #NRA #trump #potus45



"and you will be like God"
watercolour, gouache, graphite, coloured pencil, and collage
via Liz Darling, 2014

#art #feminessence

Adorable and looks very relaxed there a beautiful photograph of Milo is he a Siamese
@Kay Simpson : Yes, he's a Siamese. Thanks for the visit!


The Power of ART To Heal

Seesaw Art Installation on the US-Mexico Border Allows Kids on Both Sides to Play Together

A beautiful installation at our southern border that reminds us that: “Actions that take place on one side have direct consequences on the other.”
We are all connected.
We are all one
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photo: Ronald Rael via Instagram

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Snack Time

Snack time is a perfect time for some Persian dolmeh. :-) Served with a dash of lemon and spanish onion slices. Deelish!
Image/Photophoto: ©appaloosa