From my other window: Spring sunrise

NOTE: No Photoshop (TM) here…these are all straight from the camera!

7:02 AM (CDT), through the plastic and the moisture

7:02 AM (CDT), through the plastic and the moisture

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&:03 AM (CDT), still through the plastic, but a very pretty day ahead, or so I thought!

7:03 AM (CDT), still through the plastic, but a very pretty day ahead, or so I thought!

Then, I checked the weather, and it’s only 15 degrees F.–that’s 17 degrees BELOW freezing, with a heavy west wind gusting to 23mph!

Not exactly my idea of Spring!

But…less than an hour later, my hardwood floors looked like this–gleaming–after being treated with an Orange-glo product!

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Spring cleaning is almost finished!

Just the oven, the refrigerator, and 3 windows (inside and out), plus two sets of window blinds (yes, I also wash those, by soaking them in hot, soapy water in the tub, then letting them dry before re-hanging)!

Oh…and then I can tear the kitchen apart…I’m planning on washing the walls, then repainting!

A lot of work, you say?

Sure…but who doesn’t like living in a well-cleaned home?!?

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The Maestro, Mr. Leonard Bernstein, in performance, 1976

I had the great fortune of meeting the Maestro, and speaking with him at length, about a year and a half before he passed on 14OCT1990.  I can confirm the qualities of genius, master, and just plain charm!

Watch…listen…or do both!

And especially watch the close-ups of his hands in Pt. 2.

Just wondering…can anyone as talented and prolific ever live again?

Courtesy:  Jack Mitchell via Wikipedia

I have listened to this music for most of my almost-66 years (thanks to my mother and dad, who encouraged me to be and do better).  Maestro Bernstein and George Gershwin are both a HUGE part of United States history, unlike many who came after, such as…oh, you know who?  MOOBHO?