The old entrance

The old entrance

When I was out in the drear the other day I took a number of pictures that look as good in black and white as they do in color. This is one. Barren fields and cloudy skies don’t offer much in the way of color anyway. I don’t believe that much modern farm equipment would fit between these cement posts.

I’ll be submitting this photo to Leanne Cole’s Monochrome Madness this week. Once again let me point out that Leanne has one of the more consistently beautiful photographic blogs on the Internet.


While out that day I tried to play music that would help lift my spirits. One artist has always been able to make me feel good. That’s Sergio Mendes and all of the groups that he has led. So I put in a mix CD of strictly Sergio. I listened to Mas Que Nada https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BrZBiqK0p9E. and I listened to Cinnamon & Cloves https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xW8uF9eRY1U. And I listened to Night And Day, one of my favorite Cole Porter tunes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpjAvTf6tZs. It barely helped me get in a good mood.

But I’ve moved beyond that mood now…for the most part. I listened to the CD again today and it made me feel good. For me, Sergio Mendes’ groups, even when they sing sad ballads, bring a touch of joy in the music. I don’t know how they do it, but I’m glad that they do.