Thursday, June 18, 2015

Still plugging along....

I cannot believe that it is Thursday already....the week has flown.  It is time for the Willy Nilly Friday 5 again...I think I skipped it last week.  Going to try to get 'er done this week, though.

1.  We pass the above Toyota truck going to and from Lorelei's house.  We have been driving by it for a couple years and it is always just like this.  We often wonder what the plans are for it.

2.  Every now and then it hits me just how many songs have the word 'rain' in their Title.
     a.  Have You Ever Seen the Rain--CCR (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
     b.  Who'll Stop the Rain--CCR
     c.  It's Raining Again--Supertramp
     d.  Rainy Days and Mondays--The Carpenters
     e.  Here Comes the Rain Again--Eurythmics (Annie sings as if it takes no effort at all)
     f.  Rainy Day People--Gordon Lightfoot  (Oh, my, I forgot how much I love this!)
     g.  Rhythm of the Falling Rain--The Cascades
     h.  No Rain--Blind Melon
     i.  Set Fire to the Rain--Adele  (Can anyone else sing like her!!!)
     j.  November Rain--Guns N' Roses (Who could forget this one?  My favorite by them!)
I was only going to list 5 'rain' songs, but just couldn't stop. 

3. Sorry, but I forgot:
    Fire and Rain--James Taylor
    I Wish it would Rain Down--Phil Collins
    Let It Rain--Eric Clapton (I didn't remember this...just saw it and though how could I forget this?)
   And I thought of this earlier but almost forgot...yet could I ever forget
   Smokey Mountain Rain--Ronnie Milsap
   Mandolin Rain--Bruce Hornsby and the Range
I think that is all I will list for now...but found others I like...what rain song did I leave out that you love? 

4.  I don't know how many times I have ran into blog posts/people that mentioned that it is the little things...and it is.  Take time to savor them.  Like this milkweed blossom getting ready to pop open.  A lot of things I have truly appreciated since I was a young kid, but milkweed was not one of them and I often wonder how I could have been so blind to its true beauty.
Just look at it--isn't it gorgeous?

5.  I just finished Blind Courage by Bill Irwin....Bill Irwin was blind but he, with his Seeing Eye dog Orient walked/hiked the Appalachian Trailm which is over 2000 miles long. 

6..  I am still having glitches with computer/google.  Blogs did not want to open for me this morn.  Some opened fine, others not at all, but they did this evening.  I still have visits to make.  I still feel like it is google...because I have a Windows laptop and a Chromebook and both are messing up.  Today, it was the search function that did not work.  I had to go to Bing to do searches...and I know a lot of people use Bing and others, but I find one thing that works and tend to stick with it.

Edited to add:  I just have to add one more rain song:
Early Morning Rain--Gordon Lightfoot
and one more and I am really dating myself with it, I remember liking it when it was new
Here Comes that Rainy Day Feeling Again--the Fortunes.


Anonymous said...

Rain Drops Keep Falling On My Head, B.J. Thomas was a favorite of mine.

That milkweed is really pretty. The book sounds like a good read.

Hope you have a good evening. xo

Gill - That British Woman said...

It's Raining Men, by the Weather Girls!!!

My computer is playing up also, got a call into our network to see what's what.

Michelle said...

I Love a Rainy Night by Eddie that listed?

Sandra said...

I had no idea there were that many songs with rain in them.. that flower is absolutely gorgeous.

Tanya Breese said...

Gary Allen's "Songs About Rain" which is a rain song listing other rain songs!

Sorry about the computer issues, I hate when that happens, so frustrating...beautiful snaps of the milkweed!

Have a great weekend and thanks for linking Rose!

Small City Scenes said...

I would guess there are NO plans for the truck---it is what it is.
Wow lots of rain songs. I like the butch Cassidy/Sundance Kid song---raindrops keep falling on my head. Tra la la. A rainy night --Eddie Rabbit too mmm yes
MayPop flower is very pretty and interesting.
I read a different book by a fellow and his dog that hiked the Appalachian Trail. Forget the name though. I will look it up.
May all your computer problems go away. POOF!

Deb said...

How about Gene Kelly's song "Singing in the Rain" or Bob Dylan's song "Rainy Day Woman"… the tuba in that song.

Maggid said...

it ain't gonna rain no more, no more . . . . (kid song)

A Colorful World said...

What a great list of rain songs! There are so MANY! Wow. And most of them so awesome. Love the flower shot. And the book recommendation is great. I added it to my list!

BlueShell said...

Oh...we do have portuguse.


Mary said...

Baby the Rain Must Fall....Glenn Yarbourough....I was a big fan of his :-)

Tom said...

Love the Toyota lawn art, who would think that there were so many rainy songs, the Monarchs will be happy to find the milkweed, computers will be the death of me! Tom The backroads Traveller

Ida said...

What a great list of (Rain) songs. Many of them I enjoy listening too.
That book sounds good, I'll put it on my list of ones to check out.
Loved the Milkweed bloom, so pretty.