Walking up Stone Mountain! Sometimes, if you are there at the right times, you will be able to hear the music from the Carillon drift over to you and it is beautiful to hear. (A 732 bell Carillon, it was donated to the park by Coca-Cola after it was exhibited at The World's Fair in New York City in 1964. I found a great descriptive post about it and you may read it here.) The music is played during the week from a recording but on the weekends it is played live by Mabel Sharp, a woman in her 90's! She has been playing here for over 30 years!
You may drive closer to the lake and then walk to the building that houses the Carillon OR you may walk. You know we walked! In my photo above, a gentleman has knocked on the door, asking if he could take a photo with her. I could have done the same but I didn't want to bother her, so I just took this photo! (She has someone with her, quietly knitting.) Just after this, as I was waiting for her to begin playing, Miss Mabel Sharp came up to me and asked if it was my first visit there and I told her that we had been coming for years and that I loved her music. I am happy that I was able to tell her that! One of the past visits that we were there, I was overjoyed to hear three songs in succession that were just perfect for me:
ODE TO JOY
JESU, JOY OF MAN'S DESIRING
JUST A CLOSER WALK WITH THEE
(I didn't think I would remember them for you but Richard said: Just remember OJJ...and then, the titles will come back to you. And he was right!)
Mabel Sharp also told me that they have installed bigger amplifiers now and that the music will be heard over a greater area! Look out for one of Richard's videos in the future!
The Yellow Daisies are blooming now and if you go early in the morning, not only will you see them in the morning light but you will enjoy their sweet fragrance!
So, remember to listen out for the Carillon, it's lovely.
And if you can't get to where I am in this world, listen for music wherever you are!
I looked at several videos of Mabel Sharp playing the carillon but decided on the one above, that is the way I usually hear it as we are walking, from a short distance and combined with birdsong.