Monthly Archives: March 2011

She Lived Beside The Anner lyrics, art, singing

SHE LIVED BESIDE THE ANNER She lived beside the Anner at the foot of Slievenaman, A gentle peasant girl with mild eyes like the dawn. Her lips were dewy rosebuds, her teeth of pearls rare, And a snowdrift ‘neath a … Continue reading

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The Biggest Full Moon In 18 Years

In our valley, ringed by ranges of the rocky mountains, we have dramatic sunsets and moonrises.  I did this painting, titled Sunset Moonrise, inspired by the way the setting sun in the west lights up the Bridger mountains with pink … Continue reading

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An Illustration Looking for a Fairy Tale

Years back, I created this illustration with the elements of a fairy tale in mind… the castle tower rising from mist in the background, a woman in white with a heart-shaped locket, a mirror. The tower is imaginary, and I … Continue reading

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More about illustrating Irish folk songs

One of the most viewed pages since 1997 when I created a music web site about Irish folk music, is the page on the history and lyrics for The Gartan Mother’s Lullaby. Click Here From the lyrics, “Sleep, O babe, … Continue reading

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Lyrics to Erin Gra Mo Chroi

Back in 2001, I had found an interesting discussion in a thread at Mudcat.org folk forum about the origin of this song.   Several recordings in English are available, but as time went by in the discussion, it seems probable that … Continue reading

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The Downy Woodpecker Is Back

Today the downy woodpecker gave me a better view of himself.  I’m inside at my laptop, shooting at a distance through a window, so the quality is a bit blurry.  This time I could see his pretty red feathered head … Continue reading

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March Snow

In spring, we get wet snow over night, even though day time temperatures have been going up above freezing.  The coating of snow is beautiful, but as leaves start to bud out, inevitably, branches are broken and trees fall all … Continue reading

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