Thursday, November 13, 2014

Show Tunes

My teen years were not filled with rock and roll. Or disco. Oh, I tried to listen to the radio and I have a few "pop music" memories from {way} back in the day....but my junior high and high school years were filled to the brim with show tunes. I was that girl - the one with the hair brush in front of her bedroom mirror. But I wasn't trying to be Cher...or Carly Simon, Helen Reddy or Joni Mitchell. I wanted to belt out Broadway show tunes like Ethel Merman. And would have traded just about anything I had {or would ever have} to become a Barbra Streisand. Alas.....

As I listened to the leaves rustling under my feet last weekend, breathed in the crisp scent of autumn air and took in the brilliant foliage that surrounded me, I was surprised to see these vibrant pink blooms pop up out of nowhere. They seemed out of place, out of season. I enjoyed photographing them against the background of fallen leaves and yellow trees. In the midst of this letting go season, they stood out as a reminder that new blooms and growth will forever continue...even when we don't see it happening right in front of us.

Gazing at these 'against all odds' roses I seemed to hear Ethel Merman's voice?

"I had a dream,
a dream about you baby.
They think we're through, but baby,

You'll be swell! You'll be great!
Gonna have the whole world on a plate!
Starting here, starting now,
honey, every thing's coming up roses!"

Still a favorite tune...though my hairbrush and mirror days are long gone!

Joining Kim for
and Mama Kat for her


  1. hehehe, confessions of a "Broadway" want-to-be...I think those are knock out roses, mine are still going strong!!!

  2. Wonderful post and magnificent photography!

    Happy Weekend to you
    artmusedog and carol
    A Creative Harbor

  3. The shower and car are my "broadway" stages. As a kid I used to pretend to accept Tony awards!!

  4. I loved reading this story about your dreams during your teen years…I bet you still sing some of those tunes….
    Gorgeous shots. And yes so often we don't see what's right in front of us….

  5. I have a fun image in my mind of you singing in the hair brush! I can remember that well with the pillowcase for long hair.