Sunday, May 22, 2022

"Una de las canciones mas sinceras y tristes que escribió John Lennon"

"Una de las canciones mas sinceras y tristes que escribió John Lennon."

From the YouTube channel of Gibran Leal.

Inspired by Joared's post today.


Yesterday I stopped by the public library to pick up the audio book for Last Chance Texaco, read by the author, Rickie Lee Jones. I read the book last week and wanted to hear it in Rickie Lee Jones' voice. I put the CD in my car player before I drove away from the library. When I was almost home, I decided to keep driving for at least the duration of the first of the thirteen CDs. I drove east along the south shore of Lake Whatcom and 35 minutes later stopped at Twin Sisters Viewpoint on Highway 9 where I took these photos:

Thirty minutes later I was in the town of Nooksack, as far north as I would go that day, just a few miles from the U.S / British Columbia border. Twenty-five minutes later I was home, having listened to all of the first CD and then listening to the first part of the book a second time. This is a view from the parking lot of my condominium, looking into the sky to the north, when I arrived home.

If you look closely at the middle of this photo from my porch you can see the tip of one of the Twin Sisters peeking over the hills to the east:

It was an emotional journey through the past and the present, listening to the stories from the life of Rickie Lee Jones along some of her songs, on an extraordinarily beautiful May afternoon in a spring that has been frequently cold and overcast but not often raining,

Polly and I went to the circus

Polly got hit with a rolling pin
We got even with the circus
We bought tickets but we didn't go in...

On my way home, I stopped at Big Rock Garden for an hour walk.  I walked through the garden and then up to the top of the hill where there is a bench and a view of the snow-covered Canadian Cascades: 

Look for the snowy peaks in the distance, near the middle of the photo: 

An eventful day.


Pixie said...

Beautiful photos.

Joared said...

Sounds like a delightful drive -- music you love, fabulous scenery. Thanks for the mention.

37paddington said...

What an adventure you gave yourself, a feast for the ears, the eyes, and the heart. Thank you for bringing us along.