View from inside.


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The view from inside.

This photo was taken from inside our home through the open sliding glass doors. So, no matter how the outside world sometimes seems, the real world is how we deal with the chaos. No better way than to look at a garden. It brings back the importance of  things that matter. It cannot but lift the spirit. Talk about spirit. Our PM Mr Scott Morrison claims to be a spiritual man. Yet, he had no hesitation to promote Sydney’s Opera house to be used as Australia’s biggest billboard. I don’t understand how such a self proclaimed Pentecostal spiritual  pious and religious man can have no qualms about assaulting such an important spiritual cultural Icon. One wonders if he ever contemplates the beauty of a garden or listens to music, read a book! There has to be a hiatus there. Something us missing. Something is wrong!

You know the ducks know a thing or two. One seems to be looking at one of the clivias. The other one, his mate, is looking direct at my camera. On top of the little table is a plate with mixed seeds that the birds flock to. It really is a world on its own. The Alyssums do help create magic together with the Mock Orange, the Spathiphyllum  and white Cyclamen.

Here is a beautiful piece of magic singing. One of my favourites. It never fails to bring tears to my eyes. I don’t know why.


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26 Responses to “View from inside.”

  1. auntyuta Says:

    Magic singing indeed, Gerard. Out of this world. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

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  2. berlioz1935 Says:

    I like the setting in your garden. But where is Milo usually he is there and contented. The music was supreme. Did you notice the outdoor amphitheatre is in Berlin? It is in a forest setting and was part of the Summer Olympics in 1936. The Berliners love the place and many concerts are held there. Andre Rieu has been performing there too. You absolutely right, one can create a peaceful place away from the mad world that is supposed to be the reality. The reality of your garden setting is preferable.

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    • gerard oosterman Says:

      Milo must have been asleep. He is 14 years and seems to take to napping more than before. I knew it was filmed in Berlin, Peter. We have a CD that also includes songs of the Auvergne and some wonderful music by Villa Lobos. The version in this piece is taken from U-tube.
      The garden is getting more beautiful as time goes by.
      All is peaceful at the moment.

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  3. rangewriter Says:

    What a lovely post, in all possible ways. Thank you.

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  4. leggypeggy Says:

    Beautiful music and a great garden view.

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  5. doesitevenmatter3 Says:

    Your garden spot is peaceful and beautiful! Just looking at a photo of it makes me smile. 🙂
    So much beauty and magic occurs every day in nature. And most human-beans are too busy or too preoccupied to even notice. 😦
    Coop and I take walks to enjoy nature. BTW: How is Milo doing?
    That music brought tears to my eyes, too, Gerard. It is so uplifting and poignant. At the end, when she hit a quick high note, even Coop looked up at the computer in appreciation for the beautiful music! 🙂
    HUGS to you and Helvi! PATS for Milo! 🙂

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    • gerard oosterman Says:

      Yes, Glad to hear Coop liked the music too. We had a dog that would start singing each time we put on opera music. It was amazing and always delighted visiting friends.
      Milo is doing well. He still goes nuts each time he hears a motor-bike. We have given up on trying to teach him to ignore it.
      He also has developed a terrible shaking each time we have food he likes. Most pitifully to watch him. He is emotionally blackmailing us to give in and give some morsel.

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      • doesitevenmatter3 Says:

        Dogs do know how to play their owners! 🙂

        Ha and Yay on your singing dog! I love that! 🙂

        Yes, for some reason Cooper likes singing high voices and will stop and stare at the TV or computer or wherever the music is
        coming from. 🙂



  6. Julia Lund Says:

    A beautiful piece of music. And how striking that that one voice, one piece of music has captured so many people in one audience. Thank goodness beauty can still transcend and touch hearts.

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    • gerard oosterman Says:

      Yes, that piece of music pulls in large crowds, Julia. We used to go to ‘concert in the park’ in Sydney. It was a yearly event. One sits on the grass with friends, eat food and might even share a bottle of wine. Classical music doesn’t seem to attract boozers in the same way as pop concerts. I don’t know why that is so.

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  7. Robert Parker Says:

    Beautiful, Mr O., I forwarded this to my sister, who sings and loves gardening

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  8. kaytisweetlandrasmussen83 Says:

    So beautiful. Your garden is a peaceful oasis.

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  9. janesmudgeegarden Says:

    A lovely retreat from the rigours of following the goings-on of our government. Mr MG and I loved listening to the music too.

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  10. shoreacres Says:

    I love white flowers, and I especially like the cyclamen. It’s one of our winter flowers, since it prefers cooler temperatures. It’s a little soon to find them in the markets, but they’ll be here soon enough.

    When I read the title of the musical piece, I didn’t recognize it, but as soon as I listened, I did. I noted in the Wiki entry about the series of pieces that this is Villa-Lobos most famous piece; I suppose my recognition of it supports that.

    I enjoyed the audience shots in the video, too. Wasn’t it Shakespeare who wrote about music having power to tame the savage beast? Maybe we just need to gather people into large groups to listen to beautiful, live music. It couldn’t hurt, that’s for sure!

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    • gerard oosterman Says:

      Concerts in the Park are always very well liked. People arrive early to get a good spot, spread a blanket, take out the pick-nick basket and wait for the music to arrive.
      The video just showed the Villa Lobos, but there would have been a variety of other musical pieces as well.


  11. petspeopleandlife Says:

    The attendance is incredibly expansive. The symphony and the singer, who is magnificent, must be extremely popular. And your shot of the garden shows a wondrous place for relaxing.


    • gerard oosterman Says:

      Yes, a big crowd but I am sure the programme included other pieces of music as well. Those concerts in the open are hugely popular. Sydney used to have them every year. I remember the stampede to the public toilets afterwards.

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