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A little new stuff …

21 May

Haven't been out much, and have mostly been busy enough while out that taking pictures was not exactly the number one thing on my mind, but I did manage to pick up a few odds and ends …
A couple of nice sunsets, f'rinstance …


And a few flowers, around their peak …



I've always liked irises … on the other hand, I've never been really wild about tulips … they seem kinda unimaginative, I reckon. But I found these three, definitely past their prime, and they amused me. For G&S fans, I call it Three Little Maids from School

"Three little maids from school are we
Pert as a school-girl well can be
Filled to the brim with girlish glee
Three little maids from school"

Ah, well …

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Posted by on May 21, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

14 responses to “A little new stuff …

  1. thetomster

    May 21, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    🙂 the sunsets are very powerful … or maybe dramatic … like it … as well as I always like Irises myself … I think it's because of so many German poems about them …

     
  2. risis1977

    May 22, 2010 at 1:05 am

    And I love "three little maids . . :happy:Its beautiful . .

     
  3. derWandersmann

    May 22, 2010 at 9:05 am

    Thanks, Dirk … my grandmother grew lots of irises, and I can still identify iris perfume from a distance.Nathalya Risis … I loved them too, from the first moment I saw them. I'm glad you liked them.

     
  4. derWandersmann

    May 22, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    Deb … My son is discharged, and not feet first, either. He came by our place to pick up a 'script that his doc had filled out for him and left with us. So he's home and out of danger. Thanks.And … not a G&S fan? I heard the tune in my head when I saw the things standing there.

     
  5. debplatt

    May 22, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    @Lara Croft – @dW – I hope your son is doing better.I really enjoyed your photos. I especially loved the top iris, and the tulip maids and poem. Very cute that each of the maids appeared to have two arms. 😀

     
  6. debplatt

    May 22, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    Originally posted by derWandersmann:

    not a G&S fan?

    Well, I've watched the Pirates of Penzance repeatedly and enjoyed it very much (as you can see here), but that's the only one of their musicals that I really know.So I went to YouTube to see if I could find a performance of Three Little Maids from School, and found one in case anyone else wants to see a video of it too.Very glad to hear that your son is out of the hospital. :coffee:

     
  7. derWandersmann

    May 23, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    That was a real prize, Deb … that looks to be a clip from an original production. I've seen several Mikados, from a little theater production on the coast of the Penobscot bay, to the very best I've ever seen anywhere, right here in Milwaukee … and I'm double-damned if I can remember the producers. There was a very good production in 1920s dress, on TV maybe 25 years ago, with Eric Idle as Nanki-poo.The film of Pirates I remember well … Linda Ronstadt was very good, even going to the effort of learning how to sing that style of music. I wish I could say the same for her opposite number, Frederic, played by someone that was named Ken Smith, as I recall.

     
  8. derWandersmann

    May 23, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    Aha! I remember now … Brian McDonald was the producer, and it was a Canadian production, Milwaukee-ised for the tour.

     
  9. solidcopper

    May 24, 2010 at 1:05 am

    The first iris is great. Good eyes and imagination for the tulips.

     
  10. derWandersmann

    May 24, 2010 at 8:05 am

    Thank you, SC … from you, it means a lot.Deb: Correction: REX Smith.

     
  11. RedFreya

    May 25, 2010 at 7:05 pm

    Lovely sunsets and glorious colours of the flowers. I am so glad that your son is safe now.:up: 🙂 Thank you again for your kind birthday wishes.:happy: :happy:

     
  12. Olgita

    May 27, 2010 at 12:05 am

    I love the last picture so much! 😆 It`s great!!!

     
  13. TuanAnh1747

    June 4, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    I very like somes your photos. Very like make friendly with you. I'm from Vietnam. Dear

     
  14. ssalonis

    July 3, 2010 at 12:07 pm

    2nd picture is scarry…like an angry eye….

     

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