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Sunday, November 15, 2009

THINGS I LOVE ~ SUNSETS, CLOUDS, OCEAN, SINGING and HEATH

and COLOR . . . imagine a world of only black and white

I LOVE BEAUTY in any form

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RAFA UPDATE:
Novak Djokovic defeated Rafa Nadal in the semifinal in Paris

Saturday, November 14, 2009
2-6, 3-6

Photo credit of all pictures here should read (if copied):
Sandra Hammel, Rhode Island, 2009

All of the photos of my front yard
were taken this afternoon,
November 15, 2009, Sunday, around 4:30 p.m.





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This is nothing special
as I didn't spend much time making the video.
Just something I shot today and wanted to share.

It is a private video at Youtube, so no one can see it there. I just posted it here.

UDATE November 16, 9:30 a.m.
Johanna, a friend I met at youtube, has informed me by her comment below that this video is not viewable here. Therefore, I learned my first thing for today.

If you want to see it (unless I decide to make it public one day), then you have to become a "youtube official friend" and I then can make it available to you. I apologize for this inconvenience. I just didn't think this video merited youtube, as it is a humble presentation of mine.

Try this link
private ~ it may also allow you to see it - would someone let me know, if indeed it works?

46 people came here between approximately 11:30 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. last night and obviously couldn't see the video. And I won't know how many since 3:00 a.m. have come here until tonight at 3:00 a.m.

I added pictures of Heath from Brokeback Mountain. One of my youtube videos is available to the whole world, but restricted from the USA due to my use of Brokeback Mountain clips. (And I love that video...a shame.) So, here I used photos that I retrieved online. Disappointed that the great flash of a smile from Heath as Ennis Del Mar isn't clear. But I love Heath's smile in that photo.
Uploaded by ilovemylifesblog ~ November 15, 2009
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All videography and photography I took today, November 15, 2009. Pictured in Rhode Island is Aquidneck Island's Sachuest Beach and Wildlife Refuge where I love to go for my heart and soul to commune with the universe. Map Quest for this area. The photo at the end was taken this afternoon on a gray day of leaves in my yard from my Japanese red maple tree that stands at my front door.

As I said, I love to go to Sachuest Wildlife Refuge in Middletown, Rhode Island, which is ten minutes from my home. I usually take my cameras. Tonight I only took my Kodak Share camera. It isn't a great camera and mainly is for still photos, however it can be used for movies. The zoom is jerky though which means it is useless pretty much for anything other than panning. And for some reason unknown to me it alternates between clarity and fuzzy focus on the video quality.

The video and photos do not really show what it was like there tonight. There was a mist rising, more than the typical energy in the waves and the accompanying sound was bold ~ the feeling of standing "in it" with it all encompassing me was other worldly. The tide was coming in and I stood a few feet from the inmost waves splashing on the rocks. It was heavenly.

The last couple of times I have gone to Sachuest, including tonight, I have taken my recorded music, my headphones and sing along with myself. Tonight, darkness came by 5:00 p.m., while I sang facing the waves of Sachuest on the Atlantic Ocean. I had a wonderful, vibrant time. At one point, I heard something sneeze and figured it had to be a deer. Do deer sneeze? Because I was a little bit afraid, I moved to the opposite side of the refuge's building and continued to sing. When a car was driving up the hill it stopped and in the headlights beaming across the refuge field, I saw the silhouette of a deer looking my way straightaway. When I drove down the hill, I stopped by the deer I saw, actually there were three there and later on the road home two more.

I sang a couple of my favorite songs:
Go 'Way from My Window written by John Jacob Niles, a blues song and Peace Will Come a song from the 1960s written by Melanie Safka. Both of the songs I have written additional parts for. I love these songs.

Here on this video is the last song that I ended the nighttime singing . . . a song that I bought at itunes as a karaoke. The song is
I Don't Want to Talk About It, but I changed the words to be sung about Heath Ledger. I originally heard this song sung by Rod Stewart. But it has gotten difficult at Youtube to know what songs will be allowed, so my solution has been to buy songs as karaoke once I fall for a song.

I'm working on my confidence to sing solo in public, so it is good practice to sing by the ocean. Others have subways and streets to do their singing. I sing at Sachuest. We have no subways and Newport doesn't allow singing in the parks and on the streets.

A couple of weeks ago, I was singing at the end of the day at the same spot. The sunset was simply
stunning. Just glorious! My camera's battery was dead, so I could only soak it in my feelings. That night I went to get in the car to leave and I turned to see the sunset one last time. It had changed again and got even more beautiful, so I walked back to watch some more and sing. When I turned to walk to my car for the second time, a couple was standing at their car. The man with his hand leaning on the car looking my way. The woman at the passenger door also looking my way. They had been listening to me sing (There's a Chance) Peace Will Come. The man gave me a thumbs up. It was a great feeling to know that they paused to listen before they got into their car to drive away and go home. Especially, since I am shy about singing in public and here I didn't know anyone was listening. I was just enjoying singing.

My lyrics to I Don't Want to Talk About It

Can you tell by my face

I’m aching inside for so long,

And the stars in the sky don’t mean nothin’ to you,

they’re a mirror.


I don’t want to think about it ~

how my heart is breaking

since your leaving that winter’s night

If I stay, won’t you listen to my heart?


If I stand here alone,

will the shadow hide the colors of my heart;


Blue for the tears,

black for the night’s fears.


The stars in the sky don’t mean nothin’ to you,

they’re a mirror. 



I don’t want to talk about it,

how it breaks my heart.


If I live here

just a little bit longer,


If I stay, won’t you listen

for my heart?

Oh, my heart.


Can't you tell by my eyes

I been aching inside for so long

And the stars in the sky don’t mean nothin’ to you,

they’re a mirror.


I don’t want to think about it, how my heart is broken,

How you left your mark on my heart,

If I stay here, won’t you listen for my heart,

whoa, my heart?

Oh, I miss you, please,

feel my heart.

Oh, my heart.


Can you tell by my face

I’m aching inside for so long,

And the stars in the sky don’t mean nothin’ to you,

they’re a mirror.


I don’t want to think about it how my heart is breaking,

Since your leaving that winter’s night

If I stay, won’t you listen to my heart?


If I stand here alone,

will the shadow hide the colors of my heart;


Blue for the tears,

black for the night’s fears.


The stars in the sky don’t mean nothin’ to you,

they’re a mirror. 



I don’t want to talk about it,

how it breaks my heart.


If I live here

just a little bit longer,


If I stay, won’t you listen

for my heart?


Oh, my heart.

UPDATE to this POST

November 16, 2009

12:40 a.m.

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I received this message at youtube today:
Not sure if you saw the first one, but this has more photos, and it has captions so you know what you are looking at. If you are interested in where Heath grew up, you'll enjoy this video of the stunning city of Perth!

WATCH FULL SCREEN IN HQ! Included Heath's favorite beaches, The city where Heath's parents live and he last visited, Perth landmarks, Parks, Gardens, Cafe Strip, Fremantle, Australia Day Fireworks. The captions will tell you what you are looking at.


Uploaded by cryingforheath1

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Help us get "The Imaginarium of Dr Parnassus" in our local theatres in the USA. It is our last chance to see Heath on screen in a new film. Don't let us be left out. Go to this link to Demand It

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3 Comments:

At November 16, 2009 at 4:38:00 AM EST , Blogger johanna.gareis said...

Hi Sandra,

wonderful pictures of your home, you live in a beautiful place. I would love to live on the ocean...

I would like to see your new videos, I don't know, if it is possible for me to see it, when you send it to my Youtube Channel. I cannot see it here.
Thank you!

Wish you a great day now!

Johanna

 
At November 16, 2009 at 9:40:00 AM EST , Blogger ilovemylife said...

Thank you, Johanna.

I am so pleased I have at least one reader who leaves me comments...you.

I didn't know about the private option at youtube being unavailable here at my blog. I had posted a private video of my son months ago and nobody let me know it wasn't viewable, here. Just one of the reasons I would like people to leave me comments.

I just sent you a link at youtube to be able to view it. Any "official youtube freind" that I send an invitaion to see it, can see it, I understand. And you are already one of my friends at youtube.

So, here's hoping it works for you.

I hope your day is a good one.

Sandra

 
At November 16, 2009 at 10:29:00 AM EST , Blogger johanna.gareis said...

Thank you for sending the video, it works now! And it is beautiful! Great pictures of the ocean and, of course, of Heath. The song says so much...
Sorry for the bad message in the morning, but I thought I let you know that it doesn't work. First I thought, only Germany is blocked again...there are some videos now on YT I cannot see.
See you,
Johanna

 

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