Friday, February 10, 2012

Up on the roof

with Martha.





35 comments:

Rebecca said...

Gorgeous.

camissonia said...

Wow, those are some stunning photos. And, you know how much I like cloud shots :)

Bellis said...

Yes, it was a cool sky this evening, wasn't it? One of your white clouds turned into a big black cloud after sunset like an upright hand with fingers outstretched. I'd love to think there was rain on the way, but am not optimistic.

Hope you're careful on the roof - another trick you learned from Albert?

Petrea Burchard said...

Wowowowow.

Shell Sherree said...

That hit the spot, Hiker. One of my all-time favourite pieces. And a glorious accompaniment to your photos. {Err, can you believe my wv is spays. I was expecting something more poetic.}

Kaori said...

Oh the sky is glorious! But the music...it makes me weep.

Kalei's Best Friend said...

Lucky you to be able to capture those clouds!.

sonia a. mascaro said...

Beautiful photos, Karin!
Thanks for the link to Martha.
She is the best! Martha is a good friend of the Brazilian pianist, the great Nelson Freire.
Here two links to both playing together:
Martha Argerich and Nelson Freire and
Schubert, Rondo, Argerich & Freire.

altadenahiker said...

Hi Rebecca. It is, isn't it. (I can say that, as I take no credit for either Argerich or the sky.)

Cam, you're the cloud master. Did you have the same display yesterday?

Bellis, keep the fingers on that hand crossed, because I heard there might be rain on Monday.

Petrea, was the sky as spectacular down south?

Shell and Kaoria, me too. It a piece just on the edge of tears.

Sonia! Thank you! That took my breath away. The Mozart so happy and the Schubert lyrical. Friere is another favorite of mine.

TheChieftess said...

Ohhhhh....Wow!!!
Spectacular photos Karin!!! And the music is perfect for setting the mood...

Mister Earl said...

Incredible!

Petrea Burchard said...

You would think we'd have the same sky, but I didn't notice anything like this. Maybe I just wasn't looking up.

Carolynn said...

Wow, those clouds look like they've been painted on the sky with great, sweeping brush strokes.

alex said...

what a rebel. great captures!

camissonia said...

Nothing like yours, Karin. Those were da bomb!

Paula said...

You give substance to wispiness.

bandit said...

Clouds. It's total gray or clear blue sky this winter. No in between. It's all in or nothing at all.

Yeah, you turned me on to Argerich. I was at Cheapo Discs last night, looking for a copy of "Genius of Love" by the Tom-Tom Club. Picked up some Dexter Gordon, too. The thing is, they had hundreds of used classical CD's, I dipped into nary a one. What was I thinking?

My head must be in the clouds.

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altadenahiker said...

Martha

Susan Campisi said...

Such piano and photographic mastery.

"You give substance to wispiness." Well said, Paula.

Ms M said...

Those are stunning photos of the sky! Love how the clouds seem painted, wisped out.

Banjo52 said...

They're all excellent, but that last one is in a league of its own!

Brenda's Arizona said...

A fun place to be. Did you see James Taylor up there?

Ms M said...

And maybe you saw Laura Nyro up there? ;)

altadenahiker said...

If we're going to go there, then:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7F_opWg9_qI

Petrea Burchard said...

Thanks. That's the definitive.

Christina said...

Beautiful, beautiful sky pictures. They remind me of this: http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/2864795040032621402DgSwjM

And maybe this: http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/2174052360032621402OKBGID

This: http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/2878399520032621402IhvoJo

And this: http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/1527550218032621402KLSulI

Sorry, the photos reminded me of my current garden addiction. But, when one is addicted, all things lead the same directions.

TheChieftess said...

Ahhhh...now you're talkin' Hiker!!!

TheChieftess said...

Although...I must admit...as much as I love the Drifters...your gorgeous photos are probably more effectively accompanied by Martha...

Pasadena Adjacent said...

pretty

altadenahiker said...

ou know Chieftess, few people could drag me out to see a concert, but I'd go to see Martha. Trouble is, she has terrible stage fright and is often a no-show. I'm sure she feels more comfortable playing duets.

Christina, I see the resemblance! Your photos are lovely, as always.

Marjie said...

Was JT up there with you? That sky could have inspired that song.

Christina said...

Oh, I didn't take those--I've just been drooling over them. I hope all is well over on the other side of town!

Shanna said...

Uhmmmm..... yes These are nice shots of the ever amazing sky.

Latino Heritage said...

Gorgeous, although in my head I hear Laura -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVYqR0bnoqQ
Truly, I can almost feel the cool air on my face in your second picture and the hand in the last frame sort of beckons...