The brass shall sound, and we'll raise our glasses -- Happy New Year! -- with the saga continuing at markalburger2018.blogspot.com...
The day --
57th and final of fall, high down 4 to 60 --
begins with errands
(including sufficient libations for the festive eve),
a big push re editing new-edition Symphony No. 1 ("It Wasn't Classical…"), Op. 61 (1998): I. Allegro con brio: pages 31-40...
part of this accomplished while taking in a nice pre-centennial celebration re Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990), finale-ing (as we have) with Candide (1956): Make Our Garden Grow.
Towards the appointed hour, televised apparently exclusively Spanish-language coverage of Pacific-Standard-Time celebrations --
are we having a good time yet? --
connecting DVD player and
on the penultimate day --
56th of fall, high up 1 to 64 -- of the year... more catch-up, and age 30 edited re new-edition Symphony No. 1 ("It Wasn't Classical…"), Op. 61 (1998): I. Allegro con brio...
Reviewing a fair number of videos re Universe, which updating blog, yields another series of searches,
beginning with the notion of organic compounds and comets (such as the -- fron this angle, at least -- rather centaurian Comet Churyumov–Gerasimenko, as photographed by European Space Agency's Rosetta)...
from a reasonably stable point located on this very local planet,
with some at least at times reaching skyward (such as the very, very local group's tree trimming service): 56th day of fall, high up 2 to 63, editing new-edition page 29 Symphony No. 1 ("It Wasn't Classical…"), Op. 61 (1998): I. Allegro con brio...
Definitely appreciating the Mediterranean climate type,
whether it be in
Australia (OK, picture above actually desertic),
the Middle East,
considerably closer to home. 54th day of fall, high down 3 to 61, resuming editing of new-edition Symphony No. 1 ("It Wasn't Classical…"), Op. 61 (1998): I. Allegro con brio, with page 28...
Many of above pictures gathered in free association, after learning that Gian Carlo Menotti died in a hospital in Monte Carlo, Monaco (February 1, 2007), where he had a home...
southwest 405 to
5 south, and
after a supply stop,
skies clearing a bit,
Myrtle Creek /
the beginning of the undulations
prospects above Hugo / Merlin,
Table Rocks again,
Hornbrook / Henly,
Mt. Shasta City, and
darkness unto Redding, eventually home... whew! 53rd day of fall, high up 2 to 64 (Troutdale / Portland, 36; Ashland, 48)...