For Creative Endeavors
What solar flare?
I generally think of congress as pompous nitwits, but this quote is more descriptive;
“I saw most of Congress as uncivil, incompetent at fulfilling their basic constitutional responsibilities (such as timely appropriations), micromanagerial, parochial, hypocritical, egotistical, thin-skinned and prone to put self (and re-election) before country.” - Robert Gates
Maybe it was the giant solar blast of charged plasma carried in the raging solar wind it spawned. Maybe it did more than hit our magnetic field deflector shield with a force that pushed the northern lights down into Colorado, (likely causing some of the now legal pot smokers to exclaim, while gazing at the lightshow in the sky, “Man this is some really good shit”)!
Thursday night moon
It was a great week for musical creativity, no matter what caused the Muse to hang around to stimulate, and inspire the writing of a couple of great new songs. It could have been the over amped electrical field, after all, we are billions of atoms that are held together by magnetic fields. My guess is that Muses, like all things in this universe, are dependent on electrical fields, so that may account for all the creative sparks.
New Harrison violin as of Thursday
John Harrison and I have been writing and developing 2 new keepers this week. As with many things in the creative world, not all the songs that are written, are keepers. Some only exist for a day or so, and then, having lived for a moment of expression, they return to the formless reservoir of possibilities.
Thursday’s afterglow seen through the balcony tree
Circling the north pole, is the polar vortex. (A polar vortex (also known as a polar cyclone, polar low, or a circumpolar whirl ) is a persistent, large-scale cyclone located near either of a planet's geographical poles).
(No Mr. Limbaugh, the socialist eco-nazis didn’t just make up the term ‘polar vortex’, It was first described in 1853.)
Warming temperatures and the resulting loss of arctic sea ice has been changing the jet stream that normally moderates weather for temperate zones of the northern hemisphere. Recently, this brought very cold, (not record cold), storms to the midwest and eastern U.S.
Organic Australian beef and California Avocado burger(s)
The Phil Seymour Band may be enjoying the return of Mark Mlcoch on bass, along with a new drummer. This is in preparation for an appearance at the Post Office Saloon & Grill. We feel that our song book is now solid with performance proven original material, (plus our own take on blues, rock, country, jazz, and standard tunes), so we have started booking gigs this year.
Friday night moon
Not a lot of flowers or baby foxes to photograph this time of the year, but the night sky is clearer in winter, making lunar detail much easier to capture.
Having said that, there might be some rain tomorrow. Maybe even a few inches of snow on Shasta and the top of Lassen. More photo opportunities in the forecast. Life is good.
Seeking Harmony - Finding Joy