I grew up watching the Vietnam Conflict on the nightly news complete with American and VC body counts. Depressing, to say the least. Covid-19, canceled travel plans and the current status of politics has taken its toll on this blog these past few months. I think its about time to get out of this funk… Bring back the music, bring back the excitement of things we love and let’s just get along. For me, faith, music and travel help heal the soul.
You may also feel a little better if you click on the image below for a YouTube video of the song “Get Together” including images from times gone by. May we learn from history rather than forget.
“Get Together,”also known as “Let’s Get Together,” is a song written in the mid-1960s by American singer-songwriter Chet Powers (stage name Dino Valenti). The song is an appeal for peace and brotherhood, presenting the polarity of love versus fear, and the choice to be made between them.
A throwback image with our Italian friends. We treasure time spent with them and others around the world that we have met along the way. Peace out…
Winters can be long and brutal in Minnesota, but that just makes spring all the sweeter. Optimism fills the air as the soil receives tender seeds and new life spring forth. Across the road, newborn baby calves are bouncing under the watchful eye of their mothers munching on fresh spring grass.
Love Rocks is a worldwide movement started in Forest Grove, OR in honor of two sisters, Anna and Abigail. The rock shown above at the top of Devil’s Staircase along the Scottish West Highland Way is perched overlooking the hiking trail going down from the summit.
Click on The Love Rock Story to see their new website which includes the background story, more information, blog and step-by-step tutorial on making the love rocks.
The Love Rock resting along the North Sea – Firth of Moray in Cullen, Scotland.
The Love Rock is perched atop a balanced arrangement of rocks discovered along the Fife Coastal Path between Crail and Anstruther, Scotland.
I originally received this rock from a Forest Grove, Oregon family camping in the Black Hills of South Dakota. They are well acquainted with the parents and children honored by this touching tribute and participate by making and sharing Love Rocks wherever they go. This particular rock has made the trip from Oregon, to South Dakota, to Southwest Minnesota, and on to Scotland and back.