Thursday, February 13, 2014

Throwback: 1962

Throwback: 1962
Originally uploaded by maggie_gem

It's Throwback Thursday... and with all the Beatles press lately I'm kinda stuck in the 60's. Here I am just a short time before those Liverpool Lad's hit our shores. But wouldn't you know the #1 Single on the Billboard Hot 100 that week was "Telstar" by The Tornados, the first British group in the rock era to go to #1 on the US charts. The #1 Single for the prior two weeks was "Big Girls Don't Cry" by The Four Seasons. Ah, to be a very young girl at that time meant everyone would be singing it to you every time you acted your age.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014


February 11, 2014 | Orchids
Originally uploaded by maggie_gem

As Old Man Winter continues to flex his "Polar Vortex" muscles, a quick stroll through the markets flower stand brings warming thoughts of spring.

Stay safe and warm!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Moving a Generation

The last week has been filled with reminders of the big splash made by those mop-top youngsters from across the pond 50 years ago. I just couldn't pass this little Minion Rockstar figure up, he seemed perfect to commemorate the occasion.

All the fuss sure has lit a tiny little fire of Rock & Roll love, that along with my blogger friend Shirley's "Sound Track of My Life" series. I may have been too young to stay up late enough to see the famous Ed Sullivan show that brought the Beatles to America's living rooms back in 1964, but they were definitely a major piece of my formative years. Sunday's The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to the Beatles was a fun and entertaining show everyone in my household watched from beginning to end. If you missed it, there's an encore broadcast planned.

Monday, February 03, 2014

Winter warmth

Winter warmth
Originally uploaded by maggie_gem

Spring might be six weeks away, but there is warmth to found all around us. From the warm light as the sun sets to tender moments with loved ones.

Sunday, February 02, 2014

Winter thoughts of spring

In midst of the Polar Vortex spotting flowers at the market bring thoughts of spring! Today is Ground Hog Day and Punxsutawney Phil is predicting six more weeks of winter. Another winter storm is predicted to arrive tomorrow, so this seemed to be an appropriate choice for today's post!

I've submitted this to the January Photo-Heart Connection and hope to get some inspiration to freshen up this blog in the coming months!