Friday, February 26, 2010

Camelot North

We often call our little piece of land 'Camelot' because it is everything we ever wanted.  Our kids sometimes call it "Come-a-lot', because they do.  These are pictures I have taken over the past couple of snowy days.  The weather is quite mild, the snowflakes are gargantuan but because of the mild temperatures there is not much accumulation.  There is just enough snow to make everything look pristine, like a Courrier & Ives greeting card.  I think I have already posted the lyrics to Camelot to accompany photos in a previous post.  But as I viewed these photographs I could not get the lyrics out of my mind.  Too bad Arthur did not decree that there always had to be chinks of sunlight escaping through the snow clouds to make everything sparkle and shimmer ... I know, I'm getting way too demanding!  Anyway, please indulge me ... here are King Arthur's melodic decrees for paradise again:


CAMELOT

ARTHUR:
It's true! It's true! The crown has made it clear.
The climate must be perfect all the year.


A law was made a distant moon ago here:
July and August cannot be too hot.
And there's a legal limit to the snow here
In Camelot.
The winter is forbidden till December
And exits March the second on the dot.
By order, summer lingers through September
In Camelot.

Camelot! Camelot!
I know it sounds a bit bizarre,
But in Camelot, Camelot
That's how conditions are.

The rain may never fall till after sundown.
By eight, the morning fog must disappear.
In short, there's simply not
A more congenial spot
For happily-ever-aftering than here
In Camelot.

Camelot! Camelot!
I know it gives a person pause,
But in Camelot, Camelot
Those are the legal laws.


The snow may never slush upon the hillside.
By nine p.m. the moonlight must appear.
In short, there's simply not
A more congenial spot
For happily-ever-aftering than here
In Camelot.

(Lyrics to "Camelot" by Lerner & Lowe)








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21 comments:

  1. In scanning your blog I have come to the conclusion that your whole life is an art studio. You have created beautiful images and ideas. I am a long time student of "The Course" so it was nice to read your last post. I sometimes forget who I am and I needed this reminder. Thank you.

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  2. Pure magic Bonnie, words and pictures. Why is it snow looks magical in someone else's garden and just awful in mine?

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  3. Beautiful. It truly is Camelot. You know, I wore that album out on my little portable record player when I was a teenager, (drove my parents crazy!) and I memorized the entire thing. That movie made me want to be a writer. Or an actress. Or do anything to do with that sort of story-telling magic. So happy you've found your little piece of paradise.

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  4. HI BONNIE-

    Beautiful pictures - lovely setting. Camelot indeed.

    Love Gail
    peace.....

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  5. Hi Bonnie

    and like the concept of Camelot your property is just enchanting. Do you feel housebound in the snow, does your life change a great deal or do you carry on as usual save for the obvious...

    Happy days

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  6. I could hear the song as I read it..one of my favorite movies..I even saw the play in London when I was young..You truely do have a magical space to live your life! Just beautiful!

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  7. OH Camelot is truly beautiful, Bonnie your blog is a very lovely place to visit. and your photos. simply wow. Take care, have great weekend.

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  8. beautiful pics bonnie...your camelot indeed...

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  9. Kass: I have never thought of it that way - but, thank you, that's a nice way of looking at it. The Course is full of wisdom isn't it?

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  10. Weaver: It's probably because you are anticipating the mud and debris left behind when the snow melts when you look at your own property!

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  11. Barbara: I loved that musical too. I think I know all the lyrics of all the songs ... loved the movie version with Richard Burton and Vanessa Redgrave. Saw the musical performed here in Montreal with Richard Harris. He was wonderful as King Arthur.

    Thanks Barbara.

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  12. Delwyn: Snow rarely keeps us inside, whereas icy roads and bitter cold will make us think twice about a walk. We used to cross-country ski for miles right from our back door at our previous home.

    We are clearly inside much more in winter as there is no gardening, and no swinging in a hammock on a hot summer's day ... yet, I love winter and find it hard to imagine a life without it.

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  13. Hey Marlene! Thank you. How did you make out on the cleanse?

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  14. Cinner: I'm glad you like it here. Thank you.

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  15. I was a failure in the cleanse...but I am slowing eliminating certain foods from my life..one at a time..not so suddenly.so it is not so stressful..I figure my addiction was to strong..either that or I am a wimp.. :-)

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  16. Marlene: Don't frame it as failure - it was not a test - you were not being graded or judged. You chose not to continue because of the withdrawal effects from so many substances. That's all. Isn't it wonderful to be free to choose - what we do - AND what we call it!

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  17. yes.. when you put it that way...sounds sooo much better...and feels better too..I'll have to remember to be kinder to myself..I am really happy how I have progressed so far.. I cut processed foods and am eating mostly farmers market produce no meat and I am feeling much better. Once this becomes confortable like a habit..it will be phase two! "-)

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  18. Bonnie, truly wonderful spot you have in Camelot! Very enjoyable post!

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  19. hello bonnie, i see we have mutual wonderful blogfriends. i am stopping by to say i liked how and what you said on sweet mango's post about becoming yourself. i'm a therapist too.

    and i think you are a friend of our beloved renee?

    love
    kj

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