"Talky. talky. talky. talky. talk. . ." That's the first line to "Happy Talk" from South Pacific.
So the Husband and I thought.
This afternoon we learned the first line goes like this: "Happy talk, keep talking happy talk. . ."
Yup. We have sung "Taw-kee, taw-kee, taw-kee talky talk" for over 50 years individually, and 24 together. Not to say we listened to the song yesterday. Twice.
The Husband says he's shattered that the lyrics aren't "talky, talk." Go ahead: giggle, snort, snicker, chuckle, belly laugh. We have. "Talky, talky . . ."
REDWOODS, WATERFALLS, and HISTORIC KILNS
One of our day trips during the Husband's birthday week in June was an adventure with good friends Missus and Mister H to Limekiln State Park in Big Sur, along the California coast, about 50 or so miles south of Carmel. (Pshew, that was a long sentence.)
The park was a first visit for us all. We picnicked and hiked under an umbrella of redwood, oak, and other trees nameless to me. We saw the amazingly enormous iron and stone furnaces that once burned trees to convert limestone rock to quicklime. Four kilns were actually built next to the area where the Rockland Lime and Lumber Company took out the rock.
The trails were short and somewhat easy. For short, fat-legged me with no cartilage in my knees, a kindly matter-of-fact push was needed to get myself up a steep step and between two trees. Thank you, Mister H.
The first trail took us to the kilns, after which we backtracked to another trail that took us to Limekiln Falls. The brochure says it's a fan-shaped fall about 100 feet tall. I saw no fan-shape effect, but I could imagine it. Maybe one Spring day we'll come back after a rain to see the falls doing a fan dance over the rocks.
The trail to the falls involved scampering on logs and rocks to get across the creek. We forded makeshift bridges five or six times. There was one particular hairy crossing that two young ladies applauded when I safely got over. I like to think they went home knowing that you're never too old or out-of-shape to traipse through forests and such.
So, last Friday evening was the reception for the photography exhibition of which I bragged about being a participant. It was a lot of fun. Smile, hello, hey! hugs. Click.
By the time that picture was taken, my hairdo had fallen. It looked great too, a cross between a Gibson Girl hairdo and a windswept boho hairstyle.
Gal-Pal J gifted me with a beautiful bouquet, which is what you see in center of this collage. I love the brilliant rich colors. I want to paint those colors.
Enough talky talk from me. Please, go check out the other participants at Mosaic Monday where I'm hanging out today. The meme is hosted by Montana Angie of Letting Go of the Bay Leaf. Cheers!
Su-sieee - so glad to see you again, and back at Mosaic Monday too! Looks like a fascinating trip to the kilns - congrats for maneuvering through those logs and makeshift stream crossings! So happy for you about the exhibition - and who's worried about their hair with a smile like yours? Could light up all of LA!ReplyDelete
"...light up all of LA!" ha, ha, Angie. I am flattered and at the moment smiling. Thank you, Madame.Delete
Sounds like a fascinating journey!ReplyDelete
It was, and I didn't even mention someone fell in one of the creeks. :-)Delete
I loved driving down the California coast and seeing the Big Sur many years ago - breath taking. Wish I had visited the park too. Lovely photos today; you always make me happy with your happy talk and beauty. My knees are past climbing trails now. Your framed photos at the exhibit look beautiful too.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Carol. It's coming down trails that get me, including easy ones. I'm convincing myself that knee replacements may let me get up mountains again.Delete
You have a million dollar smile! That journey looks challenging but worth it. Pareidolia is a new to me term. I thought it was normal to see patterns and faces everywhere. Seems the phenomena would be a natural part of every creative mind.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Penelope. I wonder if some rich person would be willing to toss a million dollar bill at me. lol The Husband sees patterns and faces, too, so I didn't think it was unusual. I've learned from the photo exhibit that it is the opposite. I'm happy that I can.Delete
This will be a beautiful and fascinating journey!ReplyDelete
I used to see faces in wallpaper now I see them in the logs of my home and in the trees. I love your top, looks positively Floyidan.ReplyDelete
You've reminded me that I saw faces in my bed sheets when I was a kid. The evil looking ones freaked me out, which may be why I hadn't thought about it until now. Cool, I dress like a Floyidan. :-)Delete
Loving your every word whether we call it talky talk or happy talk and your (definitely) happy smile! (The husband’s too.). What a great week ...out in nature with friends and finding a new waterfall (I used to say I “collected them).... that was quite a climb . Glad you had a little help from your friend....(Bill and I gave each other kindly matter-Of-fact pushes pretty often on our recent trip.). And then your creative and artistic side so deservedly acknowledged at the exhibit..... and thank you for the new word, an ailment I occasionally share, but not with such beautiful photos as a result! (I clicked on each hanging and really saw them.). ...ReplyDelete
And, thank you, Sallie for your sweet and kind words. Imagine me purrrrrrrring like Missy Molly. I love the idea of collecting waterfalls. This has been a good year with seeing waterfalls nearby. I took the top and bottom photos on the same morning. It was almost like all the flowers were calling out "Paparazzi, Over Here!"Delete
great post, and congrats on the exhibition. Going to look up your "condition" which sounds wonderful to another artistReplyDelete
Thanks, LeeAnna. You've got me wondering if I could create a wall hanging with an unintentional made face in it. Hmmmm.Delete
A Lime Kiln - c'mon, coolness . . . Speaking of Coolness . . . Yay You and your Art Exhibit.ReplyDelete
One more thing . . . I like - actually prefer those alternate lyrics to Talky-Talk.
love & love,
I agree. It's good to keep talking happy talk. :-)Delete
Ah, song lyrics - a friend of mine was quite disgruntled when she learned the first line of the song 'In the Garden of Eden, by Iron Butterfly, was indeed. 'in the garden of eden' and not what she'd thought since her wild youth, 'il la garde da vida'. :)ReplyDelete
Your hair looks suitably untamed in the photo, perfect for an artist! :)
I didn't know that! All these years I've been drunk singing. hahahaha. The Husband told me the history behind the in-a-gadda-da-vida line. hahahaha.Delete
I'll have you know, Widders, that the hairstyle was inspired by my windswept look after driving with the windows down. When I saw myself in the mirror I told the Husband that I need to recreate this for the reception. hehehe
Must add talky talk to the pantheon of misheard lyrics. It's so easy to hear something different than intended.ReplyDelete
Those flowers look great. Pink and orange are a great combo to paint together. You should show us what you come up with.
I always thought Creedence was singing "There on the bathroom on the right." lolDelete
Glad you and hubby had a great time. Thanks for mosaics of kilns and of flowers. Aw your smile outdid the hair every time. Keep smiling. Have a great week. Happy you dropped by my blogReplyDelete
I appreciate the sweet words, Gillena, always. :-)Delete
Hello Happy belated birthday to your hubby! I love your painting and photos of the park. It is a beautiful place,. The kiln is cool. I love the redwood trees and waterfalls, they are wonderful. Lovely post. Have a happy day! PS, thanks for visiting my blog.ReplyDelete
The Husband says, "Thank you, Eileen." I say thank you, too.Delete
...I believe that the Redwoods were created to show us humans that we are really small in the scheme of things.ReplyDelete
You speak truth, Tom.Delete
Thank you for the wonderful post, smiles and sharing your journey! I am so glad you stopped by my blog so that I could find you. This was truly enjoyable!ReplyDelete
You're welcome, Lee. :-)Delete
How lovely that you got to exhibit your photos! I love the photos you shared of your trip--nature is so amazing!ReplyDelete
My hubby and I have our own 'lyrics' of songs that we still sing wrong, even though we know they are!!
The togetherness of singing different lyrics is very cool in my book. :-)Delete