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Waters Of March

Sunday, March 07, 2010

Such a DELIGHTFUL weekend this has been...! SO much sunshine, blue skies and best of all: hours and hours spent outside Nordic walking / jogging...!

I've been feeling SO inspired during my outdoor times. I thought I would share a few pics of today's walk during which the song "Waters of March" was duly conjured (here's a link to my most FAVORITE version of that song by Oscar Castro-Neves...in which he captures the playful nature of this Brasilian masterpiece by the incomparable Antonio Carlos Jobim www.youtube.com/watch?v=
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), since I walked along some of our local rivers. Here are a few pics of our great outdoors. We may grumble about our extreme weather here in upstate New York, but we truly are blessed by beautiful surroundings!













I had great support from my tunes as usual...tunes like "Are You Gonna Go My Way" by Lenny Kravitz and "I Heard It Through The Grapevine" by Creedence Clearwater Revival...their rendition reminds me of my old high school rock band days when we'd play the school dances and have a blast!

Hey, late again...everyone have a super week! I know mine will be SO much better for having gotten my double dose of the outdoors this weekend! :-)

Don
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SOULCOLLAGESUE 3/10/2010 9:44AM

    Inspiring scenery. The photos bring your home to life; I like your compositional eye. We have the UCD Arboretum that gives a similar feel just 2 miles away, where I end my weekend downtown runs (meeting DH for breakfast). Thanks for taking time to share the pictures, Don!

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GR8CATSBY 3/9/2010 7:21PM

    I'm so glad I live in upstate New York! (Although it would be nice if they could get the budget figured out, and I'm getting a bit tired of the Albany scandals, and taxes are kind of high... - but that's NY as a whole, not just upstate.)
Thanks for sharing your pictures, Don!

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FERRETLOVER1 3/8/2010 11:04AM

    You are so lucky to have such wonderful views when you walk outside. I see buildings and gas stations and stores. I'm jealous!

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VALERIEMAHA 3/8/2010 9:57AM

    What lovely photos!!! Thanks for generously sharing the riches, Don. I can fairly FEEL that delight!

I'm blown away by the Oscar Castro-Neves' version of "Waters of March." I know well and love Antonio Calos Jobim's version of his masterpiece, but this is splendid. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFG
QtGJZto8). I hope you don't mind me adding the terrific lyrics...to add a bit more to your wonderful blog:

WATERS OF MARCH

A stick, a stone, it's the end of the road
It's the rest of a stump, it's a little alone
It's a sliver of glass, it is life, it's the sun
It is night, it is death, it's a trap, it's a gun
The oak when it blooms, a fox in the brush
A knot in the wood, the song of a thrush
The wood of the wind, a cliff, a fall
A scratch, a lump, it is nothing at all
It's the wind blowing free, it's the end of the slope
It's a beam it's a void, it's a hunch, it's a hope
And the river bank talks of the waters of March
It's the end of the strain
The joy in your heart
The foot, the ground, the flesh and the bone
The beat of the road, a slingshot's stone
A fish, a flash, a silvery glow
A fight, a bet the fange of a bow
The bed of the well, the end of the line
The dismay in the face, it's a loss, it's a find
A spear, a spike, a point, a nail
A drip, a drop, the end of the tale
A truckload of bricks in the soft morning light
The sound of a shot in the dead of the night
A mile, a must, a thrust, a bump,
It's a girl, it's a rhyme, it's a cold, it's the mumps
The plan of the house, the body in bed
And the car that got stuck, it's the mud, it's the mud
A float, a drift, a flight, a wing
A hank, a quail, the promise of spring
And the river bank talks of the waters of March
It's the promise of life, it's the joy in your heart
A stick, a stone, it's the end of the road
It's the rest of a stump, it's a little alone
A snake, a stick, it is John, it is Joe
It's a thorn in your hand and a cut in your toe
A point, a grain, a bee, a bite
A blink, a buzzard, a sudden stroke of night
A pin, a needle, a sting a pain
A snail, a riddle, a wasp, a stain
A pass in the mountains, a horse and a mule
In the distance the shelves rode three shadows of blue
And the river talks of the waters of March
It's the promise of life in your heart
A stick, a stone, the end of the road
The rest of a stump, a lonesome road
A sliver of glass, a life, the sun
A knife, a death, the end of the run
And the river bank talks of the waters of March
It's the end of all strain, it's the joy in your heart

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FRECKS96 3/8/2010 9:15AM

    Awesome pics! I can't tell you how much better I feel after getting some sun this weekend! Looking forward to more this week.

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USARUNNERGIRL 3/8/2010 9:10AM

    How breathtakingly gorgeous. Makes me want to go on a walk soooooo badly. Glad you had a lovely weekend of walking Don! YEAH!

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AMETHYST0809 3/8/2010 8:30AM

    Beautiful scenery DOn....and to think it's right here by us! Makes me want to go out and walk/run..do something. Wouldn't it be great if someone were to video this local scenery really slowly, so it could be made into a home walking/biking video? I would buy it for sure! Not the same as being outside, soaking up all of that Vitamin D, but it would put me in a better mood! Have a great, sunny day all! emoticon

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_VALEO_ 3/8/2010 3:04AM

    Thanks for sharing your surroundings, and your walk!

I know the Portuguese version of this song, but it's the first time I hear it in English... At least, I can now understand the lyrics, but I find the original version sunnier.

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_MAOMAO_ 3/8/2010 2:15AM

  I love the pictures, thank you! I love CCR & Lenny, too, of course!
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COLOURFULME 3/8/2010 12:58AM

    Beautiful! And I am jealous emoticon ! I have to travel about three hours to be able to see something like this. Have a great week.

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KEENTINA 3/8/2010 12:38AM

    Great pics! I love walking by the river and water but don't get out there much now. Are those foot bridges? We have one similar to the 2nd pic here in Minneapolis but it carries auto traffic. It's much warmer now and after my move, I hope to get some outdoor walks in when weather permits. We do have one wooden bridge for foot traffic near downtown Minneapolis along the Mississippi and I keep wanting to explore that. Hopefully this spring or summer.

Thanks for the great incentive - very few would resist walking in that scenery!

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JCORYCMA 3/8/2010 12:01AM

    Thanks for sharing the pictures! Very nice walking scenery for sure! I feel motivated to get out and walk around our local lake now :) You have a great week too!
Joanne

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L*I*T*A* 3/7/2010 11:32PM

    love your pictures........thanks for sharing..................blessings and hugs..............lita

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PKTREKGIRL 3/7/2010 11:14PM

    Glad you had such a lovely time in the great outdoors! That is a great way to spend a weekend!

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AMBULATOR 3/7/2010 11:11PM

    I love those pics. Sounds like you had a great time.

Comment edited on: 3/7/2010 11:12:04 PM

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SVELTINGTON 3/7/2010 11:06PM

    Great pics! I am a huge CCR fan!

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