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Thursday, September 24, 2009



The mellow sound of acoustic strings being tugged or struck with a soft felt hammer whether it is coming from a guitar, mandolin, violin or piano always has a calming effect on me.

To me...the sound of strings hearkens back to days of contemplation, rain on the window panes, dreaming of future plans or of that special person perhaps far away. I love lyrics but there are times when only the vibration of strings suffices. They allow me to make my own lyrics to fit the mood. The lyrics aren't words but feelings...emotions. Acoustic music is magical. A ballad takes me on a trip away from the grind of the day to place just for me and me alone. I like to visit those places...known only to me...like old friends I haven't seen for years.

It's raining today...I find myself looking beyond the keyboard...staring out the window...looking at a world outside these walls bathed in a gentle but steady rain.....

Camera in hand...I'm off to visit some old friends.

Dan

16 comments:

Simply Heather said...

I really like the last shot here, Dan. Do you strum?? Enjoy your wanderings with friends :)

Dan Felstead said...

Heather...I do play guitar but not very good. I am much better at listening than playing!

Dan

shabby girl said...

I absolutely agree with you.

septembermom said...

Dan, another beautiful post. These are some of my favorite photos. Thanks!

Sunny said...

Always a delight to see your pictures. The third one is really lovely, it would make a wonderful painting.
Sunny :)

De Lly Dilettante said...

I like the last photo the best. I think the flowers in the urm...is it a fireplace? look lovely.

::She Poet:: said...

Sometimes the most beautiful music is one without words. I love rain coupled with soft music. There's something about rain that is melodic in and of itself, wish I lived some place where it drizzled often. The shots are great, you really set the mood along with your prose. Enjoy the day.

Dan Felstead said...

Shabbygirl...Rainy days and acoustic music seem to compliment each other.

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Thanks Septembermom...so many time when I go to your blog...you have a music selection....so I know you understand!

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Thanks Sunny...the setting is in a coffeehouse that I have posted about before.

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Lly...yes...it is a fireplace and the flowers are in front of the fireplace screen.

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Thank you Pura...I do think that the mood of rain combined with the right music helps the muse in all of us!

Dan

Jen said...

hmmm...original, creative, classy...

I'd say those words describe your work, and your work is a reflection you, no?

:)

I love these!

Dan Felstead said...

Jen...you are too nice...I think my post on your blog more closely describes me! But thanks anyway...it is nice to dream!

Have a great weekend.

Dan

DawnTreader said...

I love these, especially the bottom one with the guitars. Beautiful picture just in tune with the instruments! (I also love guitar music...)

Dan Felstead said...

Thank you Dawn Treader...Acoustic is my favorite. Although if I am in the right mood...there is nothing like a good electric guitar lick by Eric Clapton!

Dan