Knock, knock

Good day to ya, since really it is almost noon here on this Sunday, May 24, 2020. Sunday feels like Bob, you know, Three Little Bird’s and Ganja Gun, Bob. Waiting in Vain just loaded onto the Spotify playlist and yeah I think I need to Google Mr. Marley and look for a good version of that song. So, anyhow, I tripped over drummer Carlton “Carly” Barrett and his drum track of the song Three Little Birds instead. This is cool, really. I found myself singing along and humming the guitar parts. Press play and see if it moves you the same way…

Sadly, Carlton Barrett died in the town he was born, Kingstown, Jamaica April 17, 1987. Wikipedia had lots of interesting facts about Mr. Barret, like that he went by Carly. I liked the fact that his first drum set was made up of paint cans and that he was influenced by Skatalites drummer Lloyd Knibb. Thank you Universe for guiding me in that direction, Anyhow, here is the actual song with Mr. Marley singing as well as the the whole band. Press play…

The video indicates Fake Live…

This morning I reposted a video that from a trip we took to Laughlin this past March just before the pandemic as I had just received an email alerting all Reward Members that the Colorado Belle was closing and would not be re-opening when Nevada goes into Phase 2 re-opening. We just stayed there and the hotel was not in tip-top shape and the whole city was not as busy as it had been in the late 80s and early 90’s. My parents used to vacation there a few times a year. When I was younger I went with them along with my sisters. Before my parents died, I think we had a make-shift family reunion there with our immediate family (My sisters and their husbands and kids as well as me and my daughter). The reason I remember it is because it was a logistical nightmare for me as I had a job that had no vacation time and my Dad didn’t understand why I couldn’t request time off. Yeah, my Dad and I fought just as much as we got along, the beauty of our relationship. He let me question him and have an opinion but knew when to call the kettle black and he always knew when to call me on my shit. I wonder what my Dad would have thought of the state of the country right now. Actually, I know what my Dad would do and say and I would shut-up and listen and make sure my mask was on correctly. Just had to add that my sister reminded me that this was a trip that we all took after she had moved to Washington. She saw my post on Facebook and we had a mini-discussion. Yes, it was a great trip and I am so glad that I made the extra effort to go.

Here it is, again.

I spent the last few days playing around in the back yard with my camera. It was so cool when I noticed that a new plant sprouted overnight. Actually, it had been hidden by this huge onion plant and celery and I found it after I cleared them out. Anyhow, it just bloomed and it is so pretty. I am not sure if it is a zinnia or a dahlia as I am an irresponsible grower…shaking my head. I accidentally spilled water on some seed packets and I opened the packets up and tossed the contents into a few containers and into the community pots last Fall. I have been getting litle surprizes here and there. Me, I am not a fan of roses. My Mom had a rose garden and that garden and I had a few run-ins during my youth. Therefore, I do not like roses, to me, they do smell like you know…

This was the first day it bloomed on Thursday.
This was shot this morning.
This angle makes it look giant!
Camera angles again make this delicate flower appear huge.

There are also a few sunflowers left in the garden. I have to enjoy them before the temperatures around here reach there summertime average which is around 110 degrees F for roughly the entire summer. Once I forgot a to water the plants. The plants get watered several times per day and I lost everything! Yes, everything. Herbs, marijuana plants, sunflowers, tomatoes and marigolds. They all withered and died in the heat. I had no idea that I should cover them. My bad. This year I am doing better and have lost only a few things to the sun and a few things to the bunny. The bugs are the worst, so I have given up on vegetables this year.

This is the new baby.

I have been a little green with envy, really seeing everyone’s back yards and all their dirt and stuff but really, this is more than I can handle with my abilities. It keeps me happy and occupied for hours. This morning I removed a few celery plants and remnants of a Brussels sprout plant to make way for more flowers. It’s all a cycle, just like the seasons. The onion flower is hanging tough. I hate to cut it down and throw it away or give it to the bunny. Maybe I should Google the onion flower to see if there are any magic powers it possesses?

Well, it is after 6 PM on this Sunday and it has taken me all day to finish this post. My chronic condition only allows me to spend 15-20 minutes, and not comfortably at my computer so it has taken me day to complete. Hopefully, next year when I look back at this day, I will be better, the world will be better and the pandemic will be a distant memory. However, right now, I feel like I am starting over in my therapy and am having muscle spasms and cramping more than usual. Oh joy! Hubby will be home tomorrow and I am so looking forward to a day of rest and what ever tricks he has up his sleeve.

Thank you, dear reader, for stopping by. Where ever you are going get there. Hugs to you and to you and you and you…

13 Comments Add yours

  1. Timothy Price says:

    What a beautiful array of flowers. Great photos. Your Laughlin video is a bit sad. Cute Raccoon. I’ve never been a Marley fan.


    1. Hi Tim,

      Thank you! I have been lucky with the flowers. I fuss over them all day, really.

      Yeah the whole Laughlin area was sad when we were there and we had no idea what was coming. People will still go to Laughlin but it will never be what it was like in the 90s.
      The raccoon spent a half hour with us. I felt bad we didn’t have food for it 😦
      Marley is not for everyone πŸ™‚

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  2. morishige says:


    I love the way Carly hits the snare. πŸ™‚ Soft and clean and the ambiance fits into the song. πŸ™‚

    By the way, hearing Waiting in Vain reminds me of an old friend who introduced me to Bob Marley’s. We were freshmen staying at the same boarding house room. There was only one computer and we would use it alternately to play computer games. During his “shift,” my friend would play Bob Marley’s. πŸ˜€

    Cool garden you have there, Michelle. It must be nice to sit on the patio and see their beautiful colors.

    Have a wonderful day. And stay safe. πŸ™‚

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    1. Hi there!

      Pretty cool, right. I listened to that a couple of times. I had never listened to a track that had singled out just one instrument. I was singing along to it. What a cool memory thanks for sharing. It reminded me of my sons and them playing Xbox and all the music they would listen to as they played. In college in 1993, my classmates and I used to share books as they were so expensive. none of us had computers. Ha ha!

      It is a little garden, really. It is all on a patio table as I have trouble bending over and the bunny that eats everything. Yeah, very relaxing. Fun to photograph.

      Stay safe πŸ™‚

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      1. morishige says:

        His playing is as neat as that of the drummer of Toto πŸ˜€ I can hear it all day long… Or, I guess I can just play along with acoustic guitar. πŸ˜€

        I hope the bunny doesn’t eat too much of the flower. πŸ™‚

        Have a nice day πŸ™‚


      2. Yeah I was singing along to the drum track. Many years ago. I sang for my frind band and did what my hubby called a scratch track. My friends band was at the studio working on music and they had the lyrics but not their singer so I filled in on the vocals. My vocals aren’t that great. Anyhow, wonder if they are still out there?
        As long as we keep the bunny fed she doesn’t try to eat my plants πŸ™‚

        Have a great day.

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      3. morishige says:

        Wow! It’s gonna be so amazing if it’s still there, somewhere. I wonder how it feels to hear your voice from the past. πŸ™‚

        Haha… And perhaps your cat can train her not to eat decorative plants πŸ™‚

        You too! πŸ™‚

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      4. I have a CD with my voice and it is flat!!! It was recorded when I was singing at the piano lounge. That was horrible. I was singing It’s Only A Paper Moon and Walking After Midnight. I used to work as a bartender for a piano lounge and I sang a few times a night. We got better tips if we sang. They recorded me one night..I will have to get brave and upload the audio…yikes!

        If I could only train my cat to not run outside! Ha ha!

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      5. morishige says:

        Nah, It’s Only a Paper Moon is supposed to be sung in flat voice… It’s gonna get weird if you’re too enthusiastic. πŸ™‚

        I’m looking forward to reading it πŸ˜€

        Hahaha.. That’s the problem with cats. They only go home when they’re hungry πŸ˜€


      6. One of the regulars in that came into the lounge to sing was a Frank Sinatra impersonator, he used to tell me “Push through! From the diaphragm! Girl use those pipes!” HA HA!!! I miss that job. All the patrons were in there late 60’s and 70’s and were retired stage singers. It was so much fun. The pay sucked but it was so worth it.

        Cats, my two cats are hungry the moment their bowl is empty. They never leave home, too afraid they will miss a meal πŸ™‚

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      7. morishige says:

        Even Charlie Parker experienced bad things on his earlier gigs. πŸ™‚

        No way! A Sinatra impersonator? He had to be really charming to impersonate Sinatra. He’s like the coolest dude in his life time. πŸ™‚

        You got two? Then you don’t really need to watch a comedy show. πŸ™‚ Hahaha…. Their meal must be really delicious. πŸ™‚


      8. If only I could have been around to experience Charlie Parker…

        I wish I had a photo of him! He was about 5 feet 1 inch tall, all white hair. He used to come into the bar with his attitude. He walked in like he was 10 ft tall. It was funny how all the ladies (they were all over 60) used to make fun of him behind his back). He was a great singer though but had a shitty attitude and poor tipper (sorry, I was a bartender…ha ha) Actually, now that I think about it, he gave me good tips about singing!
        Yes, with two cats, a pug, a bunny and a turtle, we have circus around here. No need for TV…HA HA

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      9. morishige says:

        Yeah… And thank god his records are still there on the Internet. πŸ™‚

        No way! He’s a born artist then. It’s hard to get such persona hahahaha…. Yeah, you know, life as an artist… πŸ™‚

        Hahaha… Send my best to them… But I guess they barely speak. Hahaha.


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