Wish I knew how to put the music on paper

gandle(4 NE)June 6, 2011

A large yellowwood tree just off the patio is absolutely loaded with wisteria like flowers. It is so heavily laden I worry about a wind storm wrecking the branches. The perfume is light but enchanting and it is evident from a long way away. The orioles and house finches are singing at the top of their lungs but the bass is really loud. there are a lot of bees on it but oddly enough, most are bumble bees and they are so busy at the blossoms that you can even brush by them and they pay no attention.

The melody from the birds and the bass from the bees beats a lot of music I've heard on NPR lately.

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don_socal

This my be close...

Music of the Moody Blues- Nice To Be Here.

Nice to be here hope you agree
Lying in the sun
Lovely weather, must climb a tree
The show has just begun

All the leaves start swaying
To the breeze that's playing
On a thousand violins
And the bees are humming
To a frog sat strumming
On a guitar with only one string

I can see them they can't see me
I feel out of sight
I can see them they can't see me
Much to my delight

And it seems worth noting
Water rats were boating
As a lark began to sing
The sounds kept coming
With Jack Rabbit loudly drumming
On the side of a biscuit tin

I can see them they can't see me
I feel out of sight
I can see them they can't see me
Much to my delight

Silver minnows were devising
Water ballet so surprising
A mouse played a daffodil
A mole came up blinking
Underneath an owl who's thinking
How he came to be sat on a hill

I can see them they can't see me
I feel out of sight
I can see them they can't see me
Much to my delight

I know you won't believe me
But I'm certain that I did see
A mouse playing daffodil
All the band was really jumping
With Jack Rabbit in there thumping
I found that I couldn't sit still
I just had to make it with them
Cause they played my kind of rhythm
And the bees hummed in harmony
And the owl played his oboe
Then the frog's guitar solo
It was all just too much for me

Here is a link that might be useful: Moody Blues: Nice To Be Here

    Bookmark   June 6, 2011 at 4:48PM
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west_gardener

I think I understand that somehow you want to capture the symphony of music from your garden and recreate it.
DH plays the piano, beautifully and he plays from notes that other people wrote. He wishes he could write the music, but no go. DD sings and plays the flute, again from other people's notes.
Don presented an alternative way to putting something on paper.

    Bookmark   June 7, 2011 at 7:50PM
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anneliese_32(6)

Gandle, I envy you your tree and the bumblebees. We have just one permanently, it circles the house off and on for hours and there is realy nothing blooming except a couple of flowers.
Love the text of the Moody Blues song, reminds me of Beatrix Potter.

    Bookmark   June 8, 2011 at 2:07PM
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kathyjane(z6VA)

gandle,
today is so steamy--(99, with the high saturation point), have had to work in shade, pulling
over-hanging weeds and stalks from beds bordering long brick walkways--scooping up cool,
finely-wormed dirt along brick edging of beds and tossing it back in the side and center beds. Strange how cool that dirt is and how my sweat is dripping all over it..
Huge worms scither-scather back down between the bricks, the rest I toss up in beds with all their good dirt for them to play in.
While I was working, I was thinking about your tree and the music that was playing that day.
What a treat---something that will stay with you and you can revisit as you like.
You were so lucky to be part of that beautiful scene.

Don's song really brings your experience more into view for the rest of us.
He's so good at that---bringing the bunch of us out of our sometmes mundane, everyday reality---
I'm sure all of us appreciate it when it happens!

While I was scooting along in the dirt sweating and forgetting I was a human---
(it's so fun to let go like that)
the song that came to mind was Neil Young's 'Harvest Moon'---
don't ask me why---I think it's the WAY Neil Young sings it, that makes it so unforgettable.

Maybe you and Leone would dance to this song under the Yellowood tree in the moonlight....
******

Come a little bit closer
Hear what I have to say
Just like children sleepin'
We could dream this night away.

But there's a full moon risin'
Let's go dancin' in the light
We know where the music's playin'
Let's go out and feel the night.

Because I'm still in love with you
I want to see you dance again
Because I'm still in love with you
On this harvest moon.

When we were strangers
I watched you from afar
When we were lovers
I loved you with all my heart.

But now it's gettin' late
And the moon is climbin' high
I want to celebrate
See it shinin' in your eye.

Because I'm still in love with you
I want to see you dance again
Because I'm still in love with you
On this harvest moon.

    Bookmark   June 8, 2011 at 5:12PM
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kathyjane(z6VA)

Don---I promise I wasn't crowding your space---I just heard it in my head and it wound up here..
Mea Culpa!

    Bookmark   June 8, 2011 at 5:24PM
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don_socal

KJ, much comes to mind when these images are painted in to our experience. Each has their own response and widen ours by sharing. I will have to look that song up and listen.

George and Leone are both creative in their thoughts and comments and a pleasure to read. The sound picture painted for us brought one of my favorite songs to mind and one of yours too.

To be in the right place at the right time for these experiences is a gift. Nature makes the best music and we try to imitate it.

    Bookmark   June 8, 2011 at 5:38PM
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