Photos on the journey #462


“Poems are made by fools like me,
But only God can make a tree;

And only God who makes the tree
Also makes the fools like me.

But only fools like me, you see,
Can make a God, who makes a tree.”
Yip Harburg

My absolute favorite song has always been Somewhere Over the Rainbow (the Judy Garland version) . Call me a fool, but I just this morning found that the author of the lyrics was an amazing man; Yip Harburg. To hear him speak, with the bonus of hearing him sing his song, go to:

Find your rainbow ††† en theos ††† jlawrence

Photo of Da Day @ Da Pine #358


I was about to head off to check a location for a Saturday morning football team shoot, and I was greeted with this beautiful albeit thin double rainbow. I ran back in the house grabbed my 10.5mm fish-eye and attempted to make an image in the field next to our home. But there was little there to work with, and did I mention that is was now raining, a nice sun-shower. I then remember this bed of Zenia’s that the city had planted in the park catty corner from us.  I ran in my flip flops through the rain and made some images before the light dropped, the colors faded, replaced with lighting.

Somewhere over the rainbow
Skies are blue,
And the dreams that you dare to dream
Really do come true……on your journey††††††nada te turbe††††

Photo of Da day @ Da Pine #159


Many Rivers to Cross” is a song written in 1969 by Jimmy Cliff.

This song is a personal favorite of mine. It so touches the need to see and realize that we all have many rivers to cross on our journey. Sometimes they are not at all filled with just water. There is almost always more than one way to cross these rivers: over, around or through. Or we can just change course and not cross, even when it seems so simple a course to follow.

I figure a lot of singing artist relate to this song. A search on Itunes will yield an unbelievable number of variations. It is almost as popular as “Somewhere over the Rainbow”, another song that deals more or less with the same question.

Cross your rivers to get to your rainbow on your journey†††nada te turbe†††jim