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Offline Andrew

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Re: Holiday Images - Outdoors
« Reply #10 on: December 27, 2006, 07:43:43 pm »
That's quite magical, John, the moment when the film pauses after Ennis's words and it pans up slowly to your own image in the sky.  I actually hadn't heard that wonderful song by the Roches, I had to look it up:

Star of wonder in the heavens
Wonder what you want of me
Should I follow you tonight?
Star of wonder, star of wonder

I am just a lonely shepherd
Watching from a distant hill
Why do you appear to me?
Star of wonder, star of wonder
If you will

In the morning, they'll come looking
For the shepherd on the hill
What would make her leave her flock
For surely she must love them still

Star of wonder in the heavens
Are you just a shining star or
Should I follow you tonight?
Star of wonder, star of wonder
Shining bright

—Terre Roche, ©1991

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Re: Holiday Images - Outdoors
« Reply #11 on: December 28, 2006, 01:25:22 am »
Sorry.

I forgot to post the link to the video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qAeiDGG6ZFA


Wow, John,  - I LOVE this.  The Roches have been my darlings for 25 years, but I hadn't heard this.  Thank you so much.


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Re: Holiday Images - Outdoors
« Reply #12 on: January 07, 2007, 11:00:16 pm »
What, more Christmas pictures??? The first week of January???  How terribly passe - wasn't that the holiday before last?

However, I never got a chance to get over to the local byword of electrical excess, right here in Jamaica Plain, till this evening when my neighbor asked if I wanted to join her for a little picture taking.  And in genteelly retro Boston, the cars were still pulling up nonstop as if at Old Faithful, so much so that when I took pictures from across the street I had next to no time to click between the departures and arrivals.

This is the house with near-daily visits from the power company, to install higher capacity transformers and fix blown switches in the local supply.

The difference from most similar gaudy displays is that this house is actually quite picturesque on its own, with its rustic fieldstone work, Tudor gables and tower, so it stands up to the lights, becomes a gingerbread house as its right and patrimony. 










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Re: Holiday Images - Outdoors
« Reply #13 on: January 07, 2007, 11:21:21 pm »
Wow, that's a stunner!  8)
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Re: Holiday Images - Outdoors
« Reply #14 on: January 08, 2007, 11:33:26 am »
 :D :D :D          Amazing - I love it!!!  Thanks for sharin', Andrew!!   
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Re: Holiday Images - Outdoors
« Reply #15 on: November 26, 2007, 10:38:44 am »
I guess this is the first one for 2007!


 


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