OK, I call SUMMER Friday!

Sparks Of Insanity By Vinny "Bond" Marini Friday, June 05, 2009

Check out "Looking At The Sky Friday" participants by clicking on the banner above and heading over to Crazy Working Mom's site.

This one is also from my trip south to assist Nancy when she forgot something on her business trip about a month or so ago.

Cruising down I78 South...I turn my head to see the sky off to my left.

Grab the cell phone and clickity click and this is what I got.

I love the swirls of the clouds along the horizon...the sweeping segment of cloud coming into the photo right to left...and above all the nastiness, the blue sky calls out that better days are ahead.

All I did was crop out some of the bottom of the original to focus in on the clouds.

Looks like next week I get to place an order.... WOOOO!

Oh this gets much bigger by clickity clicking.

Thanks to everyone who went over and visited HOPE RADIO , and hopefully you were able to assist in their efforts.

ALso, I know a bunch went over and signed the petition to ensure the passage of the BREAST CANCER PATIENT PROTECTION ACT. If you haven't, take a few minutes and do so now...


Fire up the grill...crack open some cold brewskis...char some animal flesh and have a grand time!

Because, even though the calendar might not be saying it yet, it is officially right around the corner....yes kiddies...SUMMERTIME!!!!!!!!

SO..for the weekend...and for the summer...Man, I could have made this a 1-2 block of just songs with SUMMER in the title. What is your favorite SUMMER song and which is what song reminds you of SUMMER most?

Summertime - Janis Joplin & the Kozmic Blues Band
(Live - Amsterdam, The Netherlands - 04/01/69)
Summer Wind - Frank Sinatra
Boys Of Summer - Don Henley
Summer of '69 - Bryan Adams


17 Of Your Sparks

  1. Jeff B Says:
  2. Anything from The Beach Boys "Endless Summer" album.

    "I wish they all could be California girls.."

  3. I am always amazed on what you can do with that camera phone. You will be even more dangerous with your new camera. Happy weekend!

  4. DrillerAA09 Says:
  5. There will definitely be some charred flesh on my deck this week-end! I'll be grilling enough to last all of next week. Chicken breasts and Black Angus Steak patties are on the menu. WoooHooo.

    "Summertime" will never be the same after the Joplin arrangement.

  6. ...all excellent summer tunes...love them all...but cannot abide the exclusion of "Hot Fun In The Summertime" by Sly and the Family Stone...surely it was an oversight...have a great weekend,Good Sir!...

  7. Schmoop Says:
  8. We are grilling up brats and having plenty of potato salad and beer with em' tomorrow. Let Summer Ring!! Cheers Vinny!!

  9. Jay Says:
  10. It's definitely summertime. Time to hang out on the patio or have lunch sitting at a park bench in the warm sun. And it's time for the bikinis!! LOL

  11. BeckEye Says:
  12. This is the 2nd post about summer music that I've read that doesn't include Y&T's "Summertime Girls." What the what???

  13. Around these parts, summer is a time for HIBERNATION, and it's been summer here FOR WEEKS.


  14. LAC Says:
  15. Short on time today for a thorough visit but I had to tell you that Mr. Croker stopped by my blog and gifted me with one of his songs via itunes. I am very impressed, very grateful! Can't wait to download and give a listen.. he recommended it for me based on my blog? Very, very nice guy!

    Thanks, Vinny for sharing his great attitude and music. Have a great weekend.

  16. Anonymous Says:
  17. *Sigh* Bryan Adams...

    I planned on having all his children in highschool, but what with the restraining order and all things sorta fell through. heehee

    Hey bond huge hugs and multiple kisses for the link love. I really really appreciate you helping me take care of my Marines and soldiers. It means more to them that even I fully realize.

  18. JEFFB: Most excellent choice...

    BUD: ah shucks..thanks

    DRILLERAA: Good plan..cook it up and then eat it as needed...Janis' is the ultimate version and I love that bootleg cut

    PHFRANKIE: Like I said, I could have gone 2 hours...but my bad...Sly should have been there

    MATT-MAN: What time? Come on...what time?

    JAY: Most absolutely...but keep your hands away from yourself in the park...could get ugly!

    BECKEYE: Honestly, not sure that would have made the cut in the 2 hour mix...

    SONGBIRD: Ah now...I love the heat dear...and isn't your dry heat not as hot as our humid heat? =]

    STAR: How cool is that? I am so happy I could be a conduit for that. Have a great weekend

    HOPE: There is still time, no? LOL
    No worries Hope, planning on doing something for the sidebar too.

  19. Travis Cody Says:
  20. I forgot to say thanks on yesterday's comment for putting up Hope's link. I really appreciate that. Hope is good people and she does good stuff.

    Anything from The Beach Boys says summer to me.

  21. Your pictures from your phone are fantastic. I can't wait to see the ones you get with your new DSLR.

  22. Patti Says:
  23. Ralph is going to be doing some "grill work" today (Saturday) and hopefully it will be warm enough to sit on the patio to eat. Last weekend it didn't work out.

    One of my favorites is "Summer in the City" - I be lovin' the Lovin' Spoonful

    Joe Croker is a great guy. He wrote to me as well. Thanks for sharing his music here, Vinny. I'm learning stuff from you.

  24. Patti Says:
  25. P.S. Great sky shot with your cell phone. I

  26. Fred Says:
  27. I see I have much to read. I wasn't blogging last week due to lots of family activities so I'll try and catch up.

    Yup, the grill is used a lot around here, too. In fact, cornish hens will be roasting in an hour or so.

  28. Did Jay just say that he's gonna wear a bikini? I'll pay top dollar to never see that!


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