21 April 2013

Take it Easy

I was sitting in a car park with a head full of far too many thoughts when I glanced sideways and noticed the first tree blossom I have seen this year


and then with good timing by serendipity, The Eagles on the radio began singing to me with...

Take it easy...

Don't let the sound of your own wheels drive you crazy...

It was a fine moment. 

Of course they also sang about having

seven women on my mind...

Which is not what was on my mind at all... but still, serendipity can only do so much.

Some nice sights on this evening's walk too:









 Back next weekend, I hope.

24 comments:

Pete McAdam said...

very nice. I thought there might be something soothing here, and there was.

Syncopated Eyeball said...

There are some beautiful shots here, Andrew. Soothing indeed.
The only problem is that you have been listening to (gasp!) The Eagles.
Don't do that, dear, I'm sure it's not good for you.

CherryPie said...

It seems you have been having a particularly serendipitous day. The rainbow is outstanding. The moon captured within the branches of a tree, is a familiar site to me :-)

Don QuiScottie said...

The Eagles are bloody magnificent Ashley. Always were and always will be. But that "seven women on my mind" stuff has been niggling at me and making me feel rather inadequate... so I thought, hang on a minute... (and in no particular order apart from the first one of course): Lady Dulcinea QuiScottie, Claude, Cherie, Ashley-Lily, Knatolee, Soosie the Elephant's Child, Susan, DaiseyFae... Good God that's Eight alreay! What a guy I am :) My mind is now fully occupied again but I am trying not to let the sound of its own wheels drive me crazy.

Don QuiScottie said...

At one point the end of the rainbow was very clearly in that ploughed field right in front of me Cherie. I know where to dig for the pot of gold! Although all I found today was three golf balls, but that's saved me three quid. Not bad. And I found six yesterday and five the day before. I'll be a golf ball millionaire soon. This is the blessing of having a local club full of rubbish golfers whose balls end up bouncing in the woods (eh, if you see what I mean).

CherryPie said...

I have almost forgotten about the rainbow,although I do remember that looking for the end of the rainbow and the pot of gold can lead to trouble...

I have almost but not quite forgoten, but for now you have transported me to the sounds of the Eagles...

susan said...

With such beautiful vistas to contemplate you could never be blamed for simply enjoying them.

Claude said...

Interesting views.

I'll see what I can take this week in Toronto.

Elephant's Child said...

Stunning views. Equally stunning and well chosen photos. And I am an Eagles fan myself - and flattered to be included in your cyber harem.

Craig said...

Beautiful photos - "big sky" country comes to mind.

Sean Jeating said...

The photos: a pleasure for my eyes.

Who are the Eagles, though? :)
Anyway: Music as it's noise-related / is often not appreciated. [Wilhelm Busch]

Don QuiScottie said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEzTdBJUHO8

Enjoy

Don QuiScottie said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUbTW928sMU

Further enjoy

"... Last thing I remember,
I was Running for the door
I had to find the passage back
To the place I was before
'relax,' said the night man,
We are programmed to receive.
You can checkout any time you like,
But you can never leave... "

Don QuiScottie said...

And if you have 1 hour 15 minutes to spare, which you should have...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qvkWvfBYRA

Beats an hour in any other place for refreshment of the mind any day, so far as I remember. Even if sweet slim Lady Dulcinea, lying by my side, is gently pointing out that she does have an early morning tomorrow, and yes The Eagles are great, and their themes are often worth warming to, but... monday evening, things to do in the morning... ah well, headphones on and lonely pleasures for now.

Checking out now, even if I can never leave,

Sean Jeating said...

Oh, dear, now I'm caught between two stools: My Don here, Miss Scarlett there, writing: "Don't do that, dear, I'm sure it's not good for you."
Ach, best I am going to sleep through. . . . . . .

Don QuiScottie said...

However... since I am going down memory lane, may as well embarass myself with three special songs for Dulcinia (we got married in 1977... It's been a long time...)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqXSBe-qMGo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxsKkTFDKRQ

and the one we danced to, very, very slowly at the end of the night we met. Edinburgh University Student Union Ahh...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9muzyOd4Lh8

Goodnight. Forgive me. It has been an emotional day today.

Sean Jeating said...

Ha! Pulling the head of my tall Don down, so that my lips can reach his forehead. :)x
Enjoy each second of your memories, ... the presence ... and your future.
And my kind regards to Lady Dulcinea.
The peace of the night to both of you.

Don QuiScottie said...

The Don and The Lady Scarlett can both be right Sean...

What is not good for you can be good :)

Sean Jeating said...

Ha ha haha ha ha ha . . .

daisyfae said...

enjoying some spring blooms in this corner of earth as well!

Don QuiScottie said...

Good to know that DaisyFae. Everything is ticking over nicely and as it should do (apart from anything that humans are in charge of, of course).

Knatolee said...

Oh, what a splendiferous series of photos!!! Love the blossoms, and the rainbow is spectacular.

Don QuiScottie said...

Much splendiferosity was abounding that evening, Knatolee.

Syncopated Eyeball said...

Ok, Andrew, but later on, don't say I didn't warn you. ;)