Monday, October 14, 2013

Thanksgiving Time

We've been having some lovely fall weather lately, nothing like last year!  I only wish it could last longer.  But some strong winds keep blowing away that glorious golden foliage.  My back door (which needs replacing) keeps banging open and shut and it startles me every time.  This is also the time I am cleaning up our cabin to close it for the dreaded winter!

The song Four Strong Winds keeps running through my mind.  My favourite version is sung by Neil Young with Nicolette Larson from his Comes a Time album (1978).  This album is not only one of my favourite Neil Young albums, but also one of my all-time favourite albums period!

I found this video of the title song from the album.  The video seems to suit this season quite well.

I love Neil Young songs, but mixed with the harmonies of Nicolette Larson - it is so good it makes the hairs stand up on the top of my head!  I love to sing -- I used to be in a church choir, very small but we had some very good male voices and we were able to do 4 part harmony.  Sometimes, when I was singing and I hit a certain note, it mixed with the other voices I was hearing and gave me a buzz like a micro-second eargasm!  Have you noticed I love harmony?

But wait, now I'm off on a tangent -- this was supposed to be my Thanksgiving post.  I guess I get bored doing similar posts every year.  What else can I say?  Here was my post in 2010, my first year of blogging, where I attempted to explain our Canadian tradition of Thanksgiving:
It's Thanksgiving in Canada.
The next year I was lucky enough to be able to share a Gizzy cartoon, especially made for Thanksgiving by a fellow Armitagemaniac who is much more talented than I! :
Give Thanks for Gizzy!

So while Canada celebrates our Thanksgiving Day, I hope Armitage fans around the world have seen this wonderful video from Morrighan's Muse.  She has just celebrated her first anniversary as a fan of Richard Armitage.
Thank You Richard Armitage / by Morrighan Muse

Tomorrow I'll be baking some pumpkin pies and 
taking them over to my sister's house for our big turkey feast!

This is the best I could muster from my limited graphic skills, 
thanks to a couple of great free apps on my iPad.


jazzbaby1 said...

Happy Thanksgiving, phylly!

Phylly3 said...

Thanks very much jazzbaby1! It was an excellent day!

Servetus said...

Happy thanksgiving! Glad to hear it was a good day!

Phylly3 said...

Well, since I accidentally discovered that putting half as much sugar in pumpkin pie makes it still taste pretty good - that could have been disasterous! :)

JaneGS said...

Happy Thanksgiving! My brother from Toronto just visited after celebrating Thanksgiving, so it's been on my mind :)

I love the Neil Young song, and with Nicolette Larson, it is so pretty. I may have to download that from Amazon. I always find such great music on your site. A couple of years I ago, you posted Changes by Gordon Lightfoot, and my dad was in the last months of his life, and I listened to it almost every day and still play it often when I want to meditate on his life.

Thanks for posting such great songs and tributes!

Phylly3 said...

Dear JaneGS,
I remember you said how you enjoyed that Gordon Lightfoot song, Changes. I has always been one of my favourites. But I had no idea how meaningful it has been for you. Thank you for telling me about your experience.
I truly believe that music can be as life altering as the best kind of therapy. I know it is for my mother - for her it one of the few pleasures that still makes life worthwhile.