One of my adorable grandsons went to a car show. I think this one was his favorite. Maybe he was drawn to the color blue but smart to rest in the shade, don't you think? No, he is not for sale but this cool truck is! There's talk of us going to a casual garden party later on. What will you be wearing?
Whatever you choose to wear darling, you'll be smashing! Just bring along that gorgeous smile of yours because you light up the room when you walk in, sweet granddaughter!
Photos for Blue Monday and Mellow Yellow Monday
Do you remember the song Garden Party by Rick Nelson? Of course not, you're much too young but I sure liked this one. It has an easy feel with it.
Here are the lyrics:
- Artist: Rick Nelson
- peak Billboard position # 6 in 1972
- inspired by Rick's experience at a Madison Square Garden concert
- Words and Music by Rick Nelson
I went to a garden party to reminisce with my old friends
A chance to share old memories and play our songs again
When I got to the garden party, they all knew my name
No one recognized me, I didn't look the same
But it's all right now, I learned my lesson well.
You see, ya can't please everyone, so ya got to please yourself
People came from miles around, everyone was there
Yoko brought her walrus, there was magic in the air
'n' over in the corner, much to my surprise
Mr. Hughes hid in Dylan's shoes wearing his disguise
Played them all the old songs, thought that's why they came
No one heard the music, we didn't look the same
I said hello to "Mary Lou", she belongs to me
When I sang a song about a honky-tonk, it was time to leave
Someone opened up a closet door and out stepped Johnny B. Goode
Playing guitar like a-ringin' a bell and lookin' like he should
If you gotta play at garden parties, I wish you a lotta luck
But if memories were all I sang, I rather drive a truck
'n' it's all right now, learned my lesson well
You see, ya can't please everyone, so you got to please yourself
For those musicians out there, whether the guitar or piano playing, here is the easy music structure (chord progressions) to play.
C F C F I went to a garden party to reminisce with my old friends. C G Am F G7 C A chance to share old memories and play our old songs again. F C F When I got to the garden party, they all knew my name, C F Dm7 G7 C But no one recognized me..., I didn't look the same. CHORUS: F G C F G C But it's..., all right now. I learned my lesson well. F C Dm7 G7 C You see you.., can't please everyone, so you got to please yourself.
Book Sharing Monday
Garden Party!: Flower Designs to Color (Dover Nature Coloring Book)
I love Dover Publications. This book is for ages 8 and up. Set in a dreamy landscape of stylized patterns, this garden party buzzes with life. Whimsical and wild images of birds, frogs, bugs, and other creatures populate flowery fields that pulse with psychedelic energy. Colorists of all ages will be enchanted with these 30 full-page illustrations and their creative coloring possibilities.
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