pastoral-scenes

“Strange Fruits” BILLIE HOLIDAY

[Intro]
Southern trees bear strange fruit,
Blood on the leaves and blood at the root,
Black bodies swinging in the southern breeze,
Strange fruit hanging from the poplar trees.

Pastoral scene of the gallant south,
The bulging eyes and the twisted mouth,
Scent of magnolias, sweet and fresh,
Then the sudden smell of burning flesh.

Here is fruit for the crows to pluck,
For the rain to gather, for the wind to suck,
For the sun to rot, for the trees to drop,
Here is a strange and bitter crop.

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Toile… a French word meaning “linen cloth” or “canvas”….

A lovely repeated surface decoration printed on fabric… the scenes are quite complex…usually pastoral…depicting couples, children and animals in arcadia…

…a fabric that is a painting…full of life…tells a lovely story…a daydream…

…toile originated somewhere in the 16th century in Britain and France but in the last 10 years has undergone a resurgence in popularity…

…here in my own painted chateau I have a myriad of pieces covered in various prints and colours…

…toile can be sweet in blue…delightful in raspberry pink….and, positively, dramatic in black and white…

Turning vintage wing chairs into stylish “thrones” in the library…and always perfect with my little black dresses…

Wandering down off the ridge with the sun sinking behind I came across this dandelion. It’s beauty was whole and the sun shone through its seeds just as they readied to take off in evening’s breeze. #sunset #dandelion #head #seeds #landscape #beautiful #bucolic #pastoral #evening #sky #grass #flowers #wildflowers #silhouette #nature #wild #sun #dusk #scene #view #beautiful #love #romance

Marriage of Music and Melody: Warm Foothills

The slow and deliberate pacing of Warm Foothills makes me think of a picnic next to a mountain lake. I can almost see the trees and hear the birds when I listen to the song. There are obvious references to water and swimming, but I believe it is more than the lyric that carries this message.

The echoing beginning really takes its time, setting the pastoral scene beautifully. The courage of these artists shines through as they are not afraid to stop and rest for a full measure of time and to allow the silence to have its say. Smooth, legato (long-held) notes remind me of a still lake at sunrise when the water is glassy and reflects the changing colors of the sky.

Joe’s guitar before the lyric begins (0:35) feels like warm, gentle raindrops—cleansing and refreshing and spirit-lifting.

The genius of multiple voices sharing single words and phrases of the same lyric (0:45) goes beyond collaboration. They feel more like a shared dream or a conversation with a long-time lover in which you know the next words he will say. The lovely imagery of “lined lip pinches” is such a sensual way to describe a row of kisses. That phrase is high on my list of favorite alt-J lyrics.

The “warm foothills” section, which begins at 1:19, ebbs and flows like waves gently lapping the shore.

Whistling always reminds me of a carefree spirit with no words to say, but with so much love to express that even the breath itself becomes musical. This peaceful expression of sheer joy (1:34) provides another element of lilting laughter to the song and it is the perfect touch.

The final verse, which begins at 2:07, continues the playful tone. The calm lake is broken now, with the waves and splashes of the lovers in the water. They abandon themselves entirely to the moment and everything but that moment floats away on a balloon.

At 2:51 the drums join in, picking up that lively playfulness while the voices, like the balloon, float off in an “ooo.” The guitar continues for 20 seconds, the gentle raindrops of sound slowing to a stop, each one leaving a concentric ring in the once-again still lake water.

This song is an absolute masterpiece of the marriage of lyric, harmony and melody, each distinct but all conveying a single message and heart.

Southern trees bear strange fruit,
Blood on the leaves and blood at the root,
Black bodies swinging in the southern breeze,
Strange fruit hanging from the poplar trees.

Pastoral scene of the gallant south,
The bulging eyes and the twisted mouth,
Scent of magnolias, sweet and fresh,
Then the sudden smell of burning flesh.

Here is fruit for the crows to pluck,
For the rain to gather, for the wind to suck,
For the sun to rot, for the trees to drop,
Here is a strange and bitter crop.

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Mediterranean Agro-Pastoral Cultural Landscape

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Mediterranean Agro-Pastoral Cultural Landscape

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Looking through the layers of busily nodding grass seed heads, a distant place to rest awhile - a crumbling old field shed nestled within the trees. #beautiful #view #grass #summer #clouds #landscape #view #scene #peace #sky #clouds #pastoral #wild #nature #freedom #countryside #shed #sheep #fields #bucolic #romance #love #trees #pure #summer #freedom

Typical pastoral scene on our way to Portomarin ….rock walls are all over …they are mostly encompassing a few acres where either cows or sheep are moved about.