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Sunday, November 13, 2011

The Story Behind the tile Summer Dreams

This post I would like to tell you about the title that haunts me the most!   Summer Dreams is one of my favorite designs.   You see it was a beautiful summer day….the weather was a perfect temperature…somewhere in the high 70’s lower 80’s.  The sun was shining beautifully and there was only a light breeze.  My spirits were soaring, I was so thankful for where I lived, in awe of the beauty of the day.   The tiger lilies in my yard were profusely blooming and were a brilliant burnt orange.   The contrast of the kelly green lily leaves and the brilliant burnt orange flowers fascinated me.  I picked a bouquet of tiger lilies and wild flowers that were also blooming in my yard.  I arranged them on this incredible piece of driftwood from my lake. 
Summer Dreams


 Now before I tell you more of this story I must tell you that I am a complete dork when it comes to song lyrics.  You see….I ALWAYS sing the lyrics wrong.  For instance the seventies song by Cher called Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves I here Gypsies, Chimpanzees!   Another example is the Macy Gray song,  I Try.  There is a line where she says, "My world crumbles when you are not near".  I here I blow bubbles when you are not near!   Well on this particular day I had another seventies song in my head.  I thought the lyrics were…”Summer Dreams makes me feel fine”.  I was singing (off key I am sure) this song out load as I was capturing images of my beautiful bouquet of flowers.  I was singing this song again (still of key) while I was creating the kaleidoscope.   Of course, this is why I titled this design Summer Dreams!   All of my designs are submitted to the government for a copyright.   It was not until after I received my copyright certificate that I realized that the title of the song is actually Summer Breeze by Seals and Crofts!  Well I have already copyrighted this design, so I am forever haunted with what a dork I am on song lyrics!   Below I have added the songs I am referring to just for fun!

Summer Breeze video and song by Seals and Crofts (a.k.a. Summer Dreams)

Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves (a.k.a Gypsies, Chimpanzees!) by Cher

Last but not least Macy Gray's I Try where I hear I blow bubbles when you are not near!


Until next time dear friends...Take care,
Mel

1 comment:

  1. How funny! I have the wrong title and lyrics myself all the time. We live in our own little world!

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