Sunday Respite – Amazing Grace

Today I chose a rousing rendition of Amazing Grace by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Included as well some gorgeous photography. Wishing everyone a wonderful Sunday.

Sunday Respite – Watch over my dreams

Today I chose Leo Rojas – Watch Over My Dreams as my Sunday Respite. . For those readers who didn’t find last week’s Sunday Respite – Gobi   desert sound scape particularly visually appealing, perhaps a few eagles gliding by this week will bring out the wanderlust! Wishing you a wonderful day

Sunday Respite – Gobi

For today’s Respite I chose the scene scape Gobi by Paul Lawler and Paul Speer.The beautiful photography reminds us of all the wonders that have been given to us. Wishing you a wonderful day. I add some of the notes from the video. I suggest as well watching it in full screen.

The Gobi is the largest desert region in Asia and the fifth largest desert in the world. It occupies an arc of land 1,000 mi (1,609 km) long and 300600 mi (5001,000 km) wide, with an estimated area of 500,000 sq mi (1,300,000 sq km). The Gobi stretches across huge portions of both Mongolia and China. Much of the Gobi is not sandy but is covered with bare rock.
The Gobi is most notable in history as part of the great Mongol Empire, and as the location of several important cities along the Silk Road.
The Gobi is a cold desert, and it is not uncommon to see frost and occasionally snow on its dunes. Besides being quite far north, it is also located on a plateau roughly 9101,520 meters (3,0005,000 ft) above sea level, which further contributes to its low temperatures. An average of approximately 194 millimeters (7.6 in) of rain falls per year in the Gobi. Additional moisture reaches parts of the Gobi in winter as snow is blown by the wind from the Siberian Steppes. These winds cause the Gobi to reach extremes of temperature ranging from 40°C (-42°F) in winter to +50°C (122°F) in summer. The Gobi is supposed to be the most harshest place on Earth.
The population density is small, fewer than three persons per square mile (one per square km), mostly Mongols with Han Chinese in Inner Mongolia. The main occupation of the inhabitants is nomadic cattle raising, though agriculture is predominant in regions where the Chinese are concentrated. The traditional living quarters of the Mongol nomads are felt yurts and orgers (types of tent).

 

Sunday Respite – When The Music Starts, Keep Your Eyes On The Dog…

This is a must see video. I am not one of those who usually falls over for cute animal clips. How they ever trained this dog is unbelievable. Here is the blurb:

One thing we have learned about dogs throughout the years is that you can basically teach them to do anything! They are so smart, and so talented, that you can even teach them to dance! Yes, dance! They can remember the choreography and perform it with utmost precision. It boggles the mind to see an animal capable of performing such complex actions!

The pooch in this video is one of the best dog dancers ever! His movements are extremely cute and elegant! You absolutely have to see this. There is no excuse!

Sunday Respite – This is my Country

For today, I chose this piece to get us warmed up for the upcoming Independence Day. Wishing everyone a wonderful day.

This Is My Country – Mormon Tabernacle Choir

 

 

Sunday Respite – You Raise Me Up

Wishing all the Fathers a special day. My selection is You Raise Me Up – Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Wishing everyone a wonderful day as well.

 

Sunday Respite – And The Birds Were Singing

Here is my selection for a Sunday Respite. Wishing you a wonderful day. Politics below this post. I suggest watching this in full screen.

Alain Morisod & Sweet People – And The Birds Were Singing.

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