Sunday Respite – Ask the Mountains


My Winter soundscapes would not be complete without including one of my all time favorites. The photography is exquisite. By all means go to full screen and better yet send it over to your Smart T.V.

Not for the faint of heart. Enjoy! Wishing you a wonderful day.

Ask The Mountains by Vangelis



Sunday Respite – ‘Dance Me to the End of Love’


This week we celebrate Valentines Day.

For today’s Sunday Respite I chose Leonard Cohen’s hit “Dance Me to the End of Love”  with a wonderful montage of pictures in the video.

Wishing everyone a wonderful Sunday.




Sunday Respite – Intermezzo


For todays Sunday Respite I have chosen Ernesto Cortazar “Intermezzo.” Also a clip with the meaning and reflection for those interested in what Imbolc is about, music by Enya.

We celebrated Punxsutawney Phil’s proclamation at Gobbler’s Knob yesterday, predicting an early Spring. A reminder that we anxiously await Mother Earth’s awakening once again as did the ancients before us.

It is also Candlemas a Christian holiday celebrated annually on February 2. It celebrates three occasions according to Christian belief: the presentation of the child Jesus; Jesus’ first entry into the temple; and it celebrates the Virgin Mary’s purification (mainly in Catholic churches). Celebrated in much of the world. Read more


“We lose our souls if we lose the experience of the forest, the butterflies, the song of the birds, if we can’t see the stars at night.”
“The divine communicates to us primarily through the language of the natural world. Not to hear the natural world is not to hear the divine.”
Quotes by Thomas Berry


Wishing you a wonderful day with family and friends.

Celebrating Mother Earth . . . .Happy Imbolc and Brigid’s Day!

Happy Imbolc and Brigid’s Day!

Imbolc is a Gaelic tradition that celebrates the Mother Earth in preparation for returning spring. It reminds us that Sun gets brighter, the day gets longer, and frozen world has just a few more weeks left before the soil starts to awaken and stir a new life. It is a time of promise for renewal and hidden potential, time to let go of the past and focus on the future by clearing the mind & heart for new inspirations and beginnings.

Text credit: Rivers in the Ocean

H/T: PurpleRays

I suggest watching the video in full screen.


For those who are interested in a reflection and meaning of Imbolc – Music by Enya

Sunday Respite – The Second Waltz


For today’s Sunday Respite I chose André Rieu – The Second Waltz. Beautiful photography and music. Wishing everyone a safe and enjoyable Sunday.

Looks like the weather people have missed the mark once again, so good news so far for us. Now just rain.

I suggest watching the video in full screen. Better yet, send it over your smart T.V.


Sunday Respite – Russian Winter


For today’s Sunday Respite I chose music by Raimonds Pauls. Unfortunately there is no title that I can find. Many of the comments on the video site as well as his other works are in Russian so I will call it “Russian Winter”

It has one of the finest saxophone sounds I have heard in a long time.

Many of us have found it to be rather a rough week, so I chose this for a bit more of a mellow track. I suggest watching it in full screen.

Wishing you a wonderful day..


Sunday Respite – A New Winter


For today’s Sunday Respite I chose Bernward Koch “A New Winter.” The days are getting longer and at the same time we are headed into the deepest part of the winter here in the North.

I am putting away a few odds and ends of the Christmas decorations. It seemed this year it came and went before I knew it.

Wishing you a wonderful Sunday. I suggest watching it in full screen. Better yet, send it over to your smart TV if you can.



Sunday Respite – Lament for a frozen flower


I hope everyone is enjoying this holiday week. I myself am getting re-tuned and enjoying my break from politics and other matters and will soon return. For today’s Sunday Respite I chose Secret Garden and a piece called ‘Lament for a frozen flower.’

I often think of my old fashioned rose-bush which managed a bloom or two late into November. Sheltered in a corner by my front porch, it managed to hang on until the very last.

I suggest watching it in full screen.


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