Showing posts with label Elvis Presley. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Elvis Presley. Show all posts

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Dixieland Rock ...

“… The Dixieland rock (Dixieland rock)
Well, the Dixieland rock (Dixieland rock)
Let your hair down, sugar shake it free
And do the Dixieland rock with me …”
                          ~ “Dixieland Rock”
              ~ recorded by the great Elvis Presley 
              for the “King Creole” soundtrack
                                ~ 1958
The rhythm of local musicians brings a touch of Dixieland rock to the Bluffton Farmer’s Market on a warm October afternoon in the Lowcountry of South Carolina.

On a personal note, I brought a dried cotton stalk bought at the market home with me to Pennsylvania, and luckily it survived the airplane flight without getting crushed! Today it is in a vase in my livingroom reminding me of Dixie, “the land of cotton.”

Fresh, locally grown vegetables, fruits, flowers, plants and herbs abound at the Farmers Market of Bluffton, a weekly community event where locals and tourists gather not only to buy excellent produce but also to enjoy delicious food, listen to entertainment, and relax with friends. Located in historic downtown Bluffton along Calhoun and Lawrence Streets and through Carson Cottages, this family friendly market showcases local growers, local food vendors, local entertainment, local community causes and local information about the Bluffton area.

The outcome of a grassroots movement that began in 2006, this vibrant market opened in 2008 at the Bluffton Oyster Company Park on the May River and was managed by volunteers. Because of the huge public response and its potential growth, the market moved to its present location. The current site not only serves the public better but also promotes downtown Bluffton merchants to tourists and locals alike.

The market, located in the Historic Bluffton Arts District in Old Town Bluffton, has been an overwhelming success. The Arts District features distinct galleries and offers an experience of eclectic mix of art and artists located in South Carolina’s Lowcountry tucked between Savannah, Georgia and Charleston, South Carolina.

Monday, June 17, 2019

December's Supermoon ...

“And who hung the moon in the starry sky
Somebody bigger than you and I …”
            ~ “Somebody Bigger Than You and I”
    ~ written by Johnny Lange, Hy Heath
            & Sonny Burke
   ~ recorded by the great Elvis Presley
             ~ 1967

The Supermoon of December 3, 2017 shines brightly over Cedar Creek Parkway, Allentown, Pennsylvania, reminding me of the line in my most favorite Gospel hymn, the wonderful “Somebody Bigger Than You and I,” recorded by the great Elvis Presley in 1967.

A Supermoon happens when the full moon coincides with the moon’s closest approach to Earth in its orbit. Supermoons make the moon appear a little brighter and closer than normal.

The term Supermoon has only been used in the past 40 years.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Forget Me Never ...

“If I should go, forget me never
Please say that you’ll remember me
I pray the dreams we share together
Will shine on in your memory

Each time a star falls out of heaven
It leaves the sky a deeper blue
So if we part, forget me never
And don’t forget my love for you
And don’t forget my love for you.”
               ~ “Forget Me Never”
                ~ written by Fred Wise & Ben Weisman
               ~ recorded by the great Elvis Presley
                      November 7, 1960

A Great Blue Heron casts its gaze across the Jordan Creek, knowing it has continue its journey, but lingering awhile as the racing waters crescendo after a summer storm at the ford of the Jordan Creek, one of my very favorite places to be and to photograph at Trexler Nature Preserve, Schnecksville, Pennsylvania.