Music Mondays ~ Can’t Feel My Face

It’s not exactly Shakespeare.  The Weeknd – Can’t Feel My Face has been my earworm lately.  Now, let me help make it yours…in the campo.

Can’t Feel My Face

And I know she’ll be the death of me, at least we’ll both be numb
And she’ll always get the best of me, the worst is yet to come
But at least we’ll both be beautiful and stay forever young
This I know, (yeah) this I know

She told me, “Don’t worry about it.”
She told me, “Don’t worry no more.”
We both knew we can’t go without it
She told me, “You’ll never be alone.”

I can’t feel my face when I’m with you
But I love it, but I love it, oh
I can’t feel my face when I’m with you
But I love it, but I love it, oh

And I know she’ll be the death of me, at least we’ll both be numb
And she’ll always get the best of me, the worst is yet to come
All the misery was necessary when we’re deep in love
Yes, I know (yes, I know), girl, I know

She told me, “Don’t worry about it.”
She told me, “Don’t worry no more.”
We both knew we can’t go without it
She told me, “You’ll never be alone.”

I can’t feel my face when I’m with you
But I love it, but I love it, oh
I can’t feel my face when I’m with you
But I love it, but I love it, oh

I can’t feel my face when I’m with you
But I love it, but I love it, oh
I can’t feel my face when I’m with you
But I love it, but I love it, oh

She told me, “Don’t worry about it.”
She told me, “Don’t worry no more.”
We both know we can’t go without it
She told me, “You’ll never be alone.”
Whoa

I can’t feel my face when I’m with you
But I love it, but I love it, oh
I can’t feel my face when I’m with you
But I love it, but I love it, oh

I can’t feel my face when I’m with you
But I love it, but I love it, oh
I can’t feel my face when I’m with you
But I love it, but I love it, oh

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Snapshot Sunday ~ 01/05/2016

Cattle in a large field in Panama.

Home on the range.

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Talk Thursday ~ Those Furry Felines, Cats

Dos Gatos provide hours of entertainment for SU and me.  Lately, the ‘crazy time’ seems to coincide with our ‘happy hour’ when we’re all outside during the waning hours of the day.  A couple of evenings ago Bandit looked under a bush, stopped and then ran around the yard so fast he was just a blur.  I worried that something bit him, but, no, he was just running off some energy.

There have been several videos making the rounds lately with cats and cucumbers in them.   If you haven’t seen them, you can find many by Googling ‘cats and cucumbers.’  Today’s video explains a little of why cats do what they do.  I learned why Dos Gatos have us trained and on stand by for their ‘little bites’ throughout the day…in the campo.

 

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Wisdom Wednesday ~ 27/04/2016

All our discontents about what we want appeared to spring from the want of thankfulness for what we have. ~ Daniel Defoe ~Butterfly

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Music Mondays ~ Rain

purple rain
n. A restless feeling. A non-descript feeling of boredom, restlessness, and confinement. A feeling one has when wanting to escape from responsibility (chiefly emotional) by travelling. Sometimes synonymous with ‘wanderlust.’ The desire to travel to escape an emotional commitment.
“Waiting for the early train, Sorry boy, but I’ve been hit by purple rain.” -America (Ventura Highway).

We’ve had our first rain of the season, just a little and early this year, but much-needed. As I was listening to the rain falling early Sunday morning, this song was going through my head. I was never much of a Prince fan, but it would be difficult to argue that he wasn’t an odd, musical pseudoscientist and a pop mastermind.

Here, Bruce Springsteen pays tribute to Prince Rogers Nelson.  RIP.

Purple Rain

I never meant to cause you any sorrow
I never meant to cause you any pain
I only wanted one time to see you laughing
I only want to see you laughing in the purple rainPurple rain Purple rain
Purple rain Purple rain
Purple rain Purple rainI only want to see you bathing in the purple rainI never wanted to be your weekend lover
I only wanted to be some kind of friend
Baby I could never steal you from another
It’s such a shame our friendship had to endPurple rain Purple rain
Purple rain Purple rain
Purple rain Purple rainI only want to see you underneath the purple rainHoney I know, I know, I know times are changing
It’s time we all reach out for something new
That means you too
You say you want a leader
But you can’t seem to make up your mind
I think you better close it
And let me guide you to the purple rainPurple rain Purple rain
Purple rain Purple rainIf you know what I’m singing about up here
C’mon raise your hand

Purple rain Purple rain

I only want to see you, only want to see you
In the purple rain

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Snapshot Sunday ~ 23/04/2016

Torolandia doesn’t look like it’s a very exciting place…in the campo.

Torolandia_e

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La cerca es abstracta.

The environment in Panamá is very hard for anything with working parts, particularly our cameras.  At the moment, both of our lenses for our DSL are not autofocusing, likely because one small wire inside broke. We have no place locally to get the camera cleaned and repaired.   On one of my visits to the city, I will have to take everything with me for repair and service.  For now, I’m manually focussing the camera which is teaching me a lot but; it gets frustrating when I’m trying to focus on anything that moves.

I was fortunate that one of our resident hummingbirds paid a visit while I was in the back yard this morning.  These little creatures move so quickly it ‘s hard to get any more than a blur on camera.  It flitted to the other side of the fence, and the fence shows up in abstract over the bird.  I was incredibly lucky with this one; I didn’t have to enhance or crop the photo.  I’m always happy to

I’m always happy when I see things when I’m not looking…in the campo.

Hummingbird To see other interpretations of this week’s photo challenge ‘abstract’ go here.

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It’s Someone’s Birthday

Yep, another year on the right side of this grass for this lovely young woman.  Isn’t she too cool for school?  Birthday

And here is a birthday song…from the campo.

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Our Planet

Today is Earth Day, and I found this beautiful and inspiring video that reminded me of what a glorious world we live in.

Robert Revol is an actor, director, entrepreneur, filmmaker, & YouTube partner.  In this video, he used footage from ‘Planet Earth’ a 2006 television series produced by the BBC Natural History Unit and compressed the images into one, 13-minute video.

If you’d like to watch more of the series you’ll find it on YouTube by clicking here.  For now, let’s take a quick trip around our planet and out…of the campo.

 

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Talk Thursday ~ Do You Wear Glasses?

Let’s get back to expanding our minds today, shall we?

Today’s talk is about why we might wear glasses.  Do you?  My world would be out of focus without them…in the campo.

 

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