Sunday, September 26, 2021

Rain Coming...I'll Follow The Sun

 Hello everyone!

We had some very rainy weather last week.  For several days, when I was able to get my old computer up and running, there was a phrase that popped up in the corner that said "Rain Coming".  Now my first thought was "That sounds ominous" but my very next thought and it came so quickly into my head was the song "I'll Follow the Sun" by the Beatles.  Did you know that Paul McCartney wrote that song before the Beatles even existed when he was only 16 years old?

(He also wrote "When I'm 64" as a teenager also and the Beatles used to play it between sets when they were on stage in their early days!)

Now back to "I'll Follow the Sun"...Paul McCartney wrote that song after he had recovered from - wait for it...the FLU!  Now, in these times of Covid, I think that is something that we should know and tell everyone.  You don't have to look on the bright side but I honestly think that it is more helpful to yourself and to others.



Thank you, Sir Paul!

And speaking of looking on the bright side, the Yellow Daisies have been amazingly beautiful this year!  I just wish you could see how plentiful they are and the fragrance! I've said it before but if I could only bottle it! So, you see, we might have had a lot of rain this year but if it brings flowers like this, it is well worth it.  Take care and remember, follow the sun but appreciate the rain and be grateful for everything.




28 comments:

  1. It's amazing how creative teenagers can be, isn't it, in the first flush of youth.

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    1. Some very creative teenagers can be! Our son wrote some great stuff when he was in high school!

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  2. Such a beautiful post! Rain is such a blessing. I get very uneasy when we haven't had any in a while. I wouldn't be able to exist in a climate where it didn't rain much.
    The line "I was so much older then, I'm younger than that now" occurs to me in terms of those two songs.

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    1. Nan! How wonderful to see your comment here! And that line "I was much older then, I'm younger than that now", from the song "My Back Pages". It was written by Bob Dylan but it was a big hit for The Byrds! Yet, it is MY SON'S version that I hope you will search out! Look at my post from Jan. 12th of this year! I have a link to his Soundcloud! And "My Back Pages" is one of them! He has a great voice, hope you are able to hear him. Once again, very happy to see you here! Take care.

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  3. Those are very cheerful daisies. I certainly remember both those awesome songs. Paul McCartney is an amazing musician/song writer.

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    1. Sir Paul can come to my house anytime. I think he's blooming marvelous. Did you know that one of Richard's cousin did some work at Paul McCartney's home and he went outside to the workmen and brought them all a cup of tea and sat down with them and spoke with them with his own cup? I mean, come on, who can't love that? :-)

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    2. Oh my gosh! Seriously? So he's as cool as he seemed to be. That's really nice to know.

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  4. He is so talented, it's no wonder he became famous if he could write like that as a teen.

    Love the daisies!

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    1. And he's such a nice man too. I've said it before, I admire those with great talent but they have to be kind to others too! And I know I've talked every year about daisies but they are extraordinary.

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  5. We had rain too last week and it brought in the cool/chilly Fall temps. I'm loving it like I do that song! When I'm 64 was the thought of my blog when I turned 64! When Paul wrote that I'm sure he felt like I did when it was a popular song..."I can't image being 64"! Now he and me are passed that age that seemed so far away then. Time isn't always on our side!

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  6. Our rain was a bit scary bringing on some serious flooding. "Turn around, don't drown" is a little saying that's important to remember when driving, especially if driving a low car. And I think I've read that Paul wrote "When I'm 64" when his own Dad turned that age! I'm fascinated by songwriting, guess you can tell! Have a great week ahead!

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  7. 'll always try to follow the sun and look on the bright side. We've had several rainy days here but for today the sun is shinning. I love it! Going to get outside and soak some up for those rainy days.

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    1. I know you look on the bright side!!☺Keep on the sunny side!!

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  8. The Beatles had a lot of uplifting songs. We can revel in the rain and look forward to the sun.

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  9. I did not know he wrote those songs as a teen. What an accomplished youngster Paul was. We've finally dried out a bit and I'm grateful for it.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Hey Janie! We need rain but sometimes it can get scary! I'm looking forward to our leaves changing color here in Georgia. And usually our autumns are cool and dry!

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  10. With the new blogger things don't update, but then I caught my eye in my reader that you updated! I'm so very glad to read your here with us and I hope everything is still going ok.

    Regards,
    Online Thesis Help

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    1. I've had some things to go through this year but such is life! I am grateful and thankful. Not too much time for blogging this year. Thanks very much for your comment. I do wonder where you might be from and more about you. Thanks again.

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  11. Dear Kay--if only I were able to follow your blog faithfully and read every posting I think I'd have taken a course on music of the last half of the 20th century. You just delight me with the songs that you introduce me to. Thank you. Isn't creativity a strange and wonderful and mysterious thing? At 16 he could write that song that still speaks to all of us as we journey through the mountains and valleys of life. Peace.

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    1. Oh Dee, you are so sweet. I only know bits of knowledge about music but I am grateful for all the melodies that I recognize. I am beginning to understand that music is something in the background to a great many people. They don't really care about learning the background of a song. Glad to know that you are one of those who do care! I am wishing you peace through the mountains and valleys of life. I just got word today that my dear friend's mother passed away. That makes four deaths in past 4 months for me. Death be not proud.

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    2. Dear Kay, so sorry that you have been grieving the loss of four of those you love in the past four months. In the past year, three of my friends have died. One was 94 and he lived a long and wonderful life. She was the most gracious person I have ever known. The other two I had known and loved since 1958 when we entered the content together. One of the things about death that I have come to realize is that when someone with whom we have spent part of my life dies, that part of our life is truly diminished because we no longer have someone to remember it with. Be gracious to yourself as you grieve. Peace, Dee

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    3. Thank you, Dee. Even though we no longer have loved ones with us, we have the memories of them in our hearts for always. And one of the most comforting things that someone said to me on this blog after my father passed away was "You WILL see him again". This from a woman who had lost her father at a very young age. It meant a lot to me. I am sure you know the poem by John Donne but as I held the hand of my aunt as she was in her last days, it came to me so strong and true, "Death be not proud...Death, thou shalt die"!. Peace be with you always, dear Dee!

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  12. Spring arrived here with a bang and a light show. We've had a couple of storms. One the other evening dumped a bit of hail around the place. Thankfully, no damage done.

    Back in the mid-Seventies my then husband and I were in the audience at the Wings over the World tour by McCartney & Wings. It was a great concert. The size of the speakers on stage were amazing...unbelievably huge. Our ears reverberated for hours afterwards! lol

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    1. It is really something to think of you beginning your Spring as we head into Autumn. I would love to visit Australia at this time of year and then experience 2 Springs! How special would that be? I saw Paul McCartney and Wings in 1977,their Wings Over America Tour. Talk about special! It was awesome.

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  13. It is a rainy day today. I had a cup of coffee and listened to the sound of falling rain this morning. Happy weekend to you.

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    1. A very happy weekend to you! Coffee and a gentle rain falling sounds very nice.

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  14. The yellow daisies are so colourful ...
    I hope you are having a good October.

    All the best Jan

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