Saturday, January 17, 2009

Post 444

Photo by SnaggleTooth 2009
At the time I didn't pause for long to contemplate this scene. It's easier to appreciate the serentiy of the forms, textures, n colors from the warmth of the house tho! The frozen pier is a very uncrowded spot lately. Only a few folks were parked there who didn't get out of the vehicles.
I braved the cold blast out there the other day, but aren't foolish enough to see if I can slip over the side on that ice. Today it's another 10 degrees colder, n this spot is a nevermind...
Think I'll just hang around home this Day Off, n try not to freeze solid-
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Here's a ditty made up on the spot in a Jannie Comment as an answer to a request of a Ukulele tune. I can hear it in my head as I read, but don't have one to play it on...
On 16 January 2009 at 12:31 am SnaggleTooth said,
A you a n a me, uku a le le
Just a silly song to play me
Tiny Tim tickled you
Don Ho bubbles crazy
Mary Ann a all Day
Nights in Georgia down
Kiss me quick plucky
Throw out all the money
Only wanna time a
play n sleep n cry a
Strum finely sound tin
Send tears a back in
A you a n a me, uku a le le
Just a silly song to play me
Tiny Tim tickled you
Don Ho bubbles crazy
(Of course ya hafta play it on the ukulele)


At 12:58 PM, Blogger Michael K. Althouse said...

That's a beautiful shot! I remember living in the Truckee area, near Lake Tahoe, and how beautiful everything was when the tourists were gone. Of course, they tend to go tghere when it's cold...


At 9:49 PM, Blogger Snaggle Tooth said...

Hi Mike, I really like my quiet winters. The beauty is always here, it's just easier to treasure it on a personal level without the crowd-
I remember seeing some of your shots of frozen lake, way back on old Overflow.

At 10:27 PM, Blogger Michael K. Althouse said...

Overflow is still around, and I still post pics to it. It's the same URL, but I renamed the blog FOTOMike. It's in my links.

At 6:55 AM, Blogger Lance said...

I love the photo - very serene and peaceful.'re the competition in Jannie's contest!! Great little piece you've written! (thinking to himself...this isn't going to be many great choices...)

At 10:17 PM, Blogger TALON said...

Love that shot...the way the sun is pushing through the clouds...lovely.

The lines:

"Tiny Tim tickled you
Don Ho bubbles crazy.."

are great and I can hear your song in my head...

At 3:23 AM, Blogger Snaggle Tooth said...

Mike, Thanks. I really liked your old fiction pieces too! I don't think they ever delete old blogs... I have a few orphans out there somewhere (not listed).

Lance, Thanks, I always try to use my own shots here.
I've written about 100 tunes in my life already, n had alot of practice at it. That little ditty only took 5 minutes to jel. I'd still like to add a bridge, n instrumental interlude. I don't care if I win- it was fun to do!
Glad I'm not Jannie making the descision!

Talon, Thanks- I like the way the light peeks under the bottom wood tie to light up the ice. Partaily cloudy are the best sunsets to shoot.
I remember Tiny Tim on "Laugh In" playing the uke. Don Ho is a reference to Hawaii, remembered from "The Brady Bunch".

At 8:49 PM, Blogger Jannie Funster said...

Hey, I know that Jannie gal!

And it looks like you have a ready-made tune for yourself there, Snag! Run with it.

I actually might buy a uke if 'n I can get it dirt cheap.

Happy 444. Wonder what you'll post about on you 666 th one? Me, I'm like at 74, maybe.

At 3:22 AM, Blogger ZoeyBella said...

Your pictures are always so amazing. :)

At 3:30 AM, Blogger Snaggle Tooth said...

JanF, I thought you already had one! A guy who helped me learn fingerpicking as a teen had one, n loved silly tunes. That's also where I learned a dubble-strum for "Mary Ann," on a Uke, n a tune called "Sweet n Dandy" also. It's easy enough to play.

But I only have guitars, mandolins, a banjolin, banjos, violins, odd drums, harmonicas, marracas, tamborines, n some things I don't have names for-. The piano is in storage.

Blogger only goes up to 999 posts before you have to start a new one. Remember I've been working here on ESR since '05!

At 3:34 AM, Blogger Snaggle Tooth said...

Zoey, Thankyou. They've been a good excuse to venture forth n keep trying. (But I'm freezin the butt off)!

At 8:11 PM, Blogger Jannie Funster said...

That's not fair having to start again at 999.

I think.

At 2:11 AM, Blogger Snaggle Tooth said...

JanF, That's ok, cause we can have a ton of blogger blogs. I'll just put up the last post as an epilogue n a link to ESR II. I won't delete it like some folks do-
What do we expect for free?
Ona these days they'll require ads-


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