Music Monday: Pink Floyd “On The Turning Away” #Music #Musicmonday #PinkFloyd #Ukraine

Yesterday, I read a poll indicating that only 52% of Americans are following news closely on the war in Ukraine. It’s interesting because I’m reminded once again of how Americans always seem to be split down the middle with everything.

I’m not getting into a long, ranting post about my thoughts on this war in Ukraine. Instead, here’s a song I’ve shared in the past. Recently, someone put together a new video for it on YouTube. This video shares images of the war in Ukraine. *viewer discretion*

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Music Monday: Bruce Hornsby and the Range “The Show Goes On” #Music #Musicmonday #BruceHornsby #TheShowGoesOn #backdraft

I’ve been a huge Bruce Hornsby fan since I was an aspiring piano player as a young child. His songs always have so much to say. This particular song has multiple meanings to different people, but Bruce Hornsby has explained that it’s about a girl who uses bad judgement. She makes bad decisions and falls for guys who are no good and just use her.

This song makes me think about my dad. Years ago, when Nascar driver Dale Earnhardt passed away, I put together a slideshow movie for my dad with all sorts of pictures and video of Dale. I used “The Show Goes On” because it just fit and the lyrics made sense. When my dad watched it, he just cried and cried. I had no idea it would affect him that greatly.

This song was also included in the original soundtrack for one of my favorite movies, Backdraft, 1991.

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Shabby Sunday: Big Red- 1945 (1980) Jim Kjelgaard – Book Review #VintageBooks #ShabbySunday #BigRed


I have a bunch of old vintage books and continue to acquire more. One of my plans when  starting this blog was to do a post every now and then sharing one of my cherished vintage books. I figured there might be other book bloggers out there with some vintage books, heirlooms, or maybe some old books from childhood that they might want to share.

This meme titled ‘Shabby Sunday’ is for those who would like to participate and share some of their old vintage books. Do you have some shabby books you’d like to share? If so, please feel free to participate as anyone can join. Feel free to use my meme image if you’d like to. If you decide to do this meme, please consider linking back to me in this post so that I can see the book you’re sharing.

Last time I shared:

The Big Book of Favorite Horse Stories

Today’s Shabby Share:

Big Red by Jim Kjelgaard

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Flower Friday: Roundlobe Hepatica #FlowerFriday #Flowers #Herbs #Perennials

I discovered Flower Friday while visiting Lorilin@Bugbugbooks and decided to begin sharing some flower pictures from our gardens along with some information about them. Please check out Lorilin’s blog if you haven’t already for book reviews and more!


Last time I shared: Garden Phlox

I’ll be creating a Flower Friday page where all previous Flower Friday shares will be available by links. 

Today’s share:

Roundlobe Hepatica

Roundlobe Hepatica is an early spring perennial herb that can be found in dry woodlands and rocky slopes. The flower stalks emerge from a blanket of fallen leaves and bloom before the trees awaken in spring.

I came across this beautiful flower while hiking trails alongside Lake Michigan. There it was, alone, in an area with nothing but leaves and trees. It stuck out like a sore thumb.

Roundleaf Hepatica has also been called mouse-ears or liverleaf. It’s nicknames come from the resemblance of the leaves to a liver or a mouse’s ear.

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