Esse’s Weekly Shoot&Quote Challenge: Music

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Good morning from a sunny but definitely cooler Hastings day.  I hope that you are all safe, dry and warm up in the Northern Hemisphere.  I have been watching the news and have seen the devastation from the winter storms.  So I shouldn’t really complain about our 33 degree heat we had yesterday.  So take care everyone and look after yourselves and loved ones. 😀

This weeks challenge by Ese’ s Voice is music.  Now I am the most unmusical person on the planet.  Don’t get me wrong.  I love music.  I just can’t produce it.  When I was about 11 I had to learn the violin.  My mother learnt both the violin and the piano, so I had to learn the violin too.  I had just lost some of my hearing with a fire cracker incident so I really couldn’t hear the notes too well.  Anyway it was pure torture.  For a whole year my father used to come up the drive, hear us kids trying to practice and then drive out again for another 1/2 hour or so until we had finished.  That is how bad I was.  Another funny story was that because I was learning the violin I had to join the school orchestra.  Apparently they were short on violins.  Anyway one morning at school assembly we were to put on a small item. Unfortunately the bus driver had’t heard of it so was late .  Very late.  I only just got to school in time to have the violin tuned (by my teacher) and then start the piece.  Trouble was, I wasn’t told that the piece had two parts to it and we were to play the first part twice.  So guess what I did. Yup, I played the whole thing through.  I wondered why the teacher was looking at me with thunder in her eyes.  Ouch.

In the end on the way home from my violin lessons on Saturday mornings I used to take the violin out of the case and fill it up with fruit I found on the way home – mostly fejioas – a most beautiful fruit here in New Zealand.

After  a year my parents couldn’t really take the torture and mercifully released me from it and cancelled the lessons.  Yea!!!!

So here is the quote.

Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.

Berthold Auerbach

So my photos are of torrential rain one day late last year. I have tried to take photos of rain and puddles before but these seem to be my most successful ones so far.  They have been edited with GIMP and FX Photostudio Pro.

Here is the a great post to look for inspiration.

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