Springing into spring, and a hopeful song

Sorry about the pun there, but it’s true enough.

Spring is almost fully upon us.

And, despite the trees not having any leaves on them (yet), I have spring fever.


Actually, I think this year, it’s all about the colors:


It was also wonderfully sunny and breezy today. Well, actually, downright windy. Here I am, trying to rock my shades while the wind plasters my hair back:


Have you ever noticed how the world isn’t ever the same day in, day out? There’s always something different, in very little ways. Like in colors all around, and in the lighting, and just in the overall feeling. For instance, if you look at this picture, it might have been a moment captured during the dead cold of winter, but I took it just today, in 60-degree weather:


‘Delicious ambiguity,’ as Gilda Radner once put it. I’ve found it’s something I look forward to each and every day.

Sorry. I’m still seeing photos everywhere, which is why I’m posting them so much.

There are a lot of magnolia trees in my neighborhood. I have a small window in which to get out and snap some pictures. I’ll hopefully get those.

I am off tomorrow, but I have an appointment with Doctor, which will take a majority of the day, what with catching buses, so I probably won’t be posting tomorrow.

As I didn’t leave you a proper Tune for Tuesday, I’ll leave off with a song now.

I’ve been listening to this song a lot lately. Don’t really know why. Maybe it’s entirely the spring fever talking. But perhaps, what with things that have happened both in the world at large and personally, what I’ve realized is resiliency is very admirable. And every person has it, whether they seem to have given up or not. Everyone will carry on, no matter their situation. Things will get better in time.

So I’d like to dedicate this song to all my blog friends, especially Caterina and John.

From the soundtrack to the 2004 film “Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events,” here is composer Thomas Newman with “Resilience.”

5 thoughts on “Springing into spring, and a hopeful song

  1. Dear Mouse,

    Thank you my friend, your post has just put a smile on my face. You are so thoughtful and kind! 🙂

    I hope all is well. Take care my friend.

    Caterina x

  2. Reblogged this on kissmeunderthepinkblossomtree and commented:
    I wanted to reblog this beautiful post from a beautiful blogger called Mouse. Mouse has been there from day one, I am blessed to have come across her blog and been able to share my journey with her. These images are simply beautiful, and the music resembles beauty to me. I thank dear Mouse for following me on my journey as I am with hers. I am so blessed to meet beautiful people with such good souls, I am lucky to be able to open up about my life and be accepted on here. I joined this to help others and inspire.

    Take care my friend,
    Caterina x

    • Wow! How cool is that, to have worked with Alfred Newman! I have a great-relation who used to play with Tommy Dorsey in a big band. Music is just so awesome!

      • Yes — very awesome! It touches a spot inside our soul! Check out Hollywood Saxophone Quartet, it’s the group my Dad and his friends put together in the ’50s — Very difficult stuff! Also my Dad, Bill Ulyate (Elliott) was hired by Walt Disney as bandleader, along with my Uncle Lloyd, to play for more than a decade at the Carnation Plaza Gardens, end of Main Street, at Disneyland!!! (They played Big Band swing music — The Elliott Brothers Orchestra.) That was his “night gig”, after getting off of work at Fox. How neat is that 🙂


        (The Disneyland clip from youtube blew my mind! Dad passed away in 1970 — I was 16. My kids had never seen him talk, play — just in still photos… and I’m doing a random search one day and discover a clip on youtube of my (late) Uncle and my Dad working the crowd! How amazing is THAT!!!)

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