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Saturday, 3 September 2011
SPRING VS AUTUMN
“Autumn is a second spring where every leaf is a flower” - Albert Camus
A full day today again, with much done around the house and garden. The day was warm and sunny, a perfect Spring day. Started it off with a walk and then we went out for shopping and to price some garden furniture as we have put up a new gazebo (the old one had rusted badly)… We came back home, had lunch and then did some gardening, and moved a pond form one part of the garden to another. Then tonight it was out to dinner with some friends. They live in South Wharf and they have a beautiful view over the marina, as you can see from the picture above.
While it is springtime in Australia, in the Northern hemisphere Autumn is approaching and the song for this Song Saturday comes from the 70s, with Justin Hayward: “Forever Autumn”.
A gentle rain falls softly on my weary eyes
As if to hide a lonely tear
My life will be forever autumn
‘Cause you’re not here...
Justin Hayward (born 14 October 1946 in, Swindon, Wiltshire, England) is an English musician, best known as singer, songwriter and guitarist in the rock band ‘The Moody Blues’. Hayward was awarded the first of numerous awards from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) for songwriting in 1974. In 1985, the Moody Blues picked up the Ivor Novello Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music, and in 1988 Hayward received the Novello, among other honours, for Composer of the Year (for “I Know You're Out There Somewhere”). In 2000, he was one of a handful of British artists to receive the “Golden Note” award for lifetime achievement by ASCAP. In 2004, Hayward was awarded the “Gold Badge” for lifetime achievement by the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA).
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