Tuesday, January 27, 2009

A Photo and Two Birthdays

I took a ramble down to Easton's Beach this afternoon at low tide. Since it's the new moon the tides are exceptionally high and low, and the beach seemed to go waaaaay out at low tide today!

Two birthdays today. The first is that of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, otherwise known as Lewis Carroll. I found this interesting version of his poem Jabberwocky on YouTube.

The other birthday is that of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. I put together this recording of his Ave verum corpus, with the photo of the headstone I found in the St. Mary's Cemetery, to wish him a happy 253rd!

© 2008 & 2009 by A. Roy Hilbinger


  1. hey am I mistaken or is that photo larger than usual!!!

    happy birthday lewis and wolfie!

    i missed posting about robert burns bd on sunday!!! and had a special poem for it....oh well, there's always next year!

    now if I can remember this coming monday to post something relevant for james joyce's bd....

  2. Kim, thanks so much for the info on how to make the pictures bigger. It works like a charm! and I "improved" two more posts below. Thanks much! I sent you an email.

  3. Jabberwocky is the only poem I have successfully memorized. I can't remember my favorite poet (Poe) or even myself. I have no idea why.

    I can, naturally, remember the lyrics, however, to everything. Unless it's in Latin.

  4. Creative and interesting way to say happy birthday...liked it!

  5. a good month to be born! i know someone who will just love the mozart video. i am a you tube junkie.

    and the tide, wow, it is way out. i can't believe how you captured the seagull so low in mid air. i cannot do it, tried all summer.

  6. Steph, I think it's the music that helps you remember the lyrics.

    Thanks Kelly.

    Arleen, that shot wasn't planned; the seagull flew into the frame just as I clicked the shutter. Heh, heh! some things just happen, you know?

  7. oh roy, i know, but still i cannot get over how clean the lines are, his wing just barely grazing the sand. so far some of the photos i have taken i feel are best, were unplanned.