A Haven for Vee

Friday, February 22, 2008

Snow Moon, Feather Your Nest, and a Mwah

It happened again with the moon last night — reflecting its pale light so intensely in my room that I awoke. I tried again to photograph it and, as with most things that I attempt at 4:20 am, it didn't work out. ;>

I did read a lot about taking moon shots and what I read frightened me. Some of the articles are soooo technical. Ackkkk! Several articles say that one must have a tripod AND a remote click because even the pushing of the button will cause such a vibration that the photo will be distorted. Sigh. I don't need a moon shot fit for National Geographic; I just want to capture the moon as it shines through the birches on the knoll behind my house. Why does it have to be so complicated?

So, for any of you who might be interested, I did find *this article*, which is less complicated and suggests a way to overcome the lack of a tripod.


Yesterday afternoon, my grandmother decided to play the piano for a bit and I pulled out some of her sheet music collection. When I saw the one above, I'll bet you can guess which two bloggers I thought of. I've since checked online and I can't find any vintage sheet music that exactly matches this cover with Anna Chandler the featured young lovely on the lower right corner.

The name, written in an old-fashioned hand, is "Cornelia Adair." Isn't that a terrific name? I am imagining a heroine of some romantic novel... She was actually the young woman who at 25 found herself orphaned and sold her parents' home to my grandparents. Cornelia left her piano and a large selection of sheet music behind for which my grandmother has always been grateful.


Sandi of Holding Patterns has given me this Mwah...right back atcha, too, Sandi! I've visited around looking for the rules. Not sure exactly what they are, once again, but something about presenting it to ten, which as you know means that I plan to divide that by two and subtract three or whatever my formula has been.

So I am passing this award along to two gals whom I adore and who could use a Mwah:

Vickie @ Sand Flat Farm
and http://quillcottage.blogspot.com/.

Happy Friday!


  1. Hi Vee...Mwah?! Thats so cute...LOL.
    I hope you have a great weekend!

  2. What a sweet award! Who thinks of these things? They are just so creative!
    Have a fabulous weekend!


  3. Vee - BACK AT YOU! Thanks for thinking of me - altho you've already been so supportive of my little pity party this week. Talk to you later - I hope to have some photos of my weekend at the farm. We are starting on the garden I think!!!! Vickie

  4. I clicked on your moon shot link & it looks like I will leave the moon shots to the professionals! I thought I had arrived in a physics text book...or something of that nature.

    Great old sheet music! And how fun to have your grandmother playing piano for you...that's something to treasure.

  5. I've never been able to get a shot of the moon to do it justice...sigh!!!

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  6. Yes, it's me again. Testing again. Google again cut me out of blogging. Testing to see if I'm back.

    Ahemmmmm, do you maybe think that I'm going to a diff way of blogging? Ahemmm, me thinks you'd be right, in that. :-((((((((((((


  7. What a great post, Vee...I know what you mean about the moon...I tried to take a shot of the eclipse...we won't go into that, I'm still ill with temper over it! I love the vintage sheet music. I remember two pieces of sheet music I loved that were my grandmothers...Mairzy Doats and Alice Blue Gown. I picked Alice Blue Gown for my third recital piece. Was music ever so soothing?

  8. Congraulations on your award. Wishing you a great weekend...Smiles

  9. Vee,
    Thanks for the Mwah and I blew one right back at ya! That is so sweet. Hey, you know what? There are banana bread thieves afoot here! I came hone this afternoon and found only some crumbs on a plate! Good thing I got a bite yesterday! Happy weekend!

  10. Oh my, what lovely sheet music!!!! You're quite funny, Vee ~ I love that you have a formula for the little tags, is that what I should have? I don't care for them much, not that I want to be ugly but just don't want to think too hard about random things about myself and then in turn put someone else through it!!!! I'll have to come back to see you sweetie ~ hope you have a wonderful weekend,

  11. Love your sheet music...great story behind it...

    Have a blessed and wonderful day...

    smiles, kari & kijsa


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