Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Spring Feelings

The sun is shining, birds are singing and snowdrops fill the flower beds, all of which makes me feel hopeful again after a gloomy winter. This picture makes an excellent desktop background! (Feel free to copy it.)

This cheered me up so much I went on YouTube to listen to some music. Quite by coincidence I stumbled upon these female trombonists playing “Stars and Stripes”. Aren't they good? Fantastic!

If these young women practise a lot, they might become as versatile and virtuoso as Nils Landgren, a Swedish jazz trombonist, who plays “Ack Värmeland Du Sköna”, a beautiful folk song many Swedes would like to call their national anthem. He improvises and even manages to slip into “Smoke On The Water” at one stage, but just wait until you see how he treats his instrument. I nearly fell off my chair laughing. Check him out!


Diane Mandy said...

Here's to an early Spring!

Rositta said...

I don't know who is getting the early spring,the groundhog lied! We are getting 30 cm of snow tonight 15 are already on the ground. That's on top the the 50 we got in the last 7 days, grrr. I've had enough...ciao

swenglishexpat said...

Diane and Rositta - Well, this morning it has been freezing, so we are not there properly just yet. I saw the ground hog on a news programme, and he did look a little confused!

Lynda said...

That guy is insane! I know nothing about trombones, but certainly didn't realise they could be so wild. Love the little snow bell photo... so darling.

Eric Valentine said...

Love the snowdrops picture Swen, I'll pass on some of the music.. LOL

We have -30c & over a foot of snow again, that's 3 X this last 9 days.. :(

swenglishexpat said...

Lynda - he is normally a very serious musician!
Eric - yes, we've got drops of snow and you have lots. But it is very cold right now, because of the humidity and with the thermometer close to freezing. Brrr!