Up like a Lark.

When I stumble down the stairs on the morning’s, bleary eyed and not too bushy tailed. I make toward the kitchen, to prepare myself the first cuppa of the day. “OH” how nice the sensation of that first sip, as it moistens my bone dry throat.
I light my first cigarette of the day and inhale it’s toxic chemicals. Once again I curse myself for not having the will power to stop smoking. Silence inhabits the house and I begin to think of things I would rather forget. It is then that I listen to this beautiful music.
I make another cuppa and light another cigarette. As I sit back with eye’s closed, I imagine the lark rising into a cloudless blue sky. Singing his heart out to the world. Such a little bird with a song that can be heard at great distances. How many times in my past have I gazed up at a lark, convinced he was looking down at me.

Hope you enjoy this offering, it is one of my favourite things to listen to, first thing on the morning. Soothing,relaxing, and peaceful. Precisely the way a day should begin.
Kenny x


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16 responses to “Up like a Lark.

  1. Many moons ago I would have sent smoke signals myself 😆 I am on a third cup now. I am fortunate to have many a song bird here along the river, even since the Raven Family moved in a few years ago.
    I had no problems playing both videos simultaneously…Listening to the first while replaying the second a couple hehehe. I love the Winged Beings…flying free across the sky.
    The Wolf howls caught me off guard…LOL
    Warm feathery to my dear friend…an Englishman;)
    Raven

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  2. Quick afterthought…I notice in your comments you’re having trouble accessing Arlene’s blog. That’s a shame as it’s an excellent blog and much deserving of a visit 🙂 So I thought this link might help: http://arleneandtangosblog.wordpress.com/2012/01/21/a-day-at-the-beach-video/
    Tested it and it was fine but if clicking doesn’t work try pasting it in your browser. Hope that helps 🙂 I’m sure you’ll enjoy reading the posts. Arlene’s a really cool lady! Good luck! Timid one 🙂

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  3. Lovely post Kenny and cute little lark 🙂 Never seen one “in the feather” lol but we have a bountiful supply of blue tits flitting around at the mo. Spring is coming early from the nesting activity on the pigeon-front 😉 Watched one today, that made me laugh collecting in quick succession, half a dozen plastic drink (as in coffee etc) stirrers and fly off with them presumably for a good stable nesting base! It then moved on to the soft lining material in the form of empty sugar packets!
    Don’t know where this post went to in the W/P reader and lucky my phone is more reliable otherwise I wouldn’t have known anything about it!! I guess that’s W/P larking around again lol 😉 Great to see your posts around here again though and to know you’re still with us…Timid one 🙂

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  4. I love the music of Vaughan Williams and this piece is one of my very favourites. I just have to listen to it be transported back to England, on a glorious, lazy summer’s day.

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    • Most pleased you like it Shimona. Yes nothing nicer than to walk through the fields on a sunny summer day to the sound of the Skylarks. Or indeed the sounds of Vaughan Williams emanating from your Walkman.

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  5. Hi Kenny and thank you for that beautiful video, one of my favourite songs. I’m lucky enough to live where I can hear the lark on the Cliff top at Barton on sea. i’m sitting here with a huge lump in my throat.
    And STOP SMOKING<<<< I did.

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    • Hello Arlene.
      Why yes Mein Führer, I shall stop smoking one day. When I am dead probably lol Don’t walk too close to the cliff edge while looking up at the Skylarks 🙂
      Lovely to see you here Arlene, I like your Humor.

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      • Do drop by sometime Kenny I could do with a few visitors to my blog, I’ve been abandoned by so many, perhaps it’s the Mein Fuhrer tag 😉

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        • You are not the only one who feels abandoned sometimes. During the past year I have been recovering from my operation. So it was not in me to attend my blog or visit people, consequently most have drifted off into outer cyberspace. Or have been sucked into the black hole that is face book. I believe when W.L.S. was put to rest and we were all shunted into the clutches of W/P. Many people did not have the heart to start afresh. W/P is by far, more difficult to understand. Guess the thing is just to get out there and meet new people.
          I shall drop in and have a good nose around very soon Arlene. No probs.

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          • I too seem to have lost a lot of my old friends when I was forced to make the move to WordPress. I wouldn’t say that it’s necessarily more complicated, but many of my contacts were so pissed off that they moved to Blogspot instead, or to other blog hosts and it’s been really hard to track them down. For the most part, I haven’t managed to do so.

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            • Hello stranger 🙂
              Nice to see you here again. Perhaps not so complicated for some Shimona. But It depends on just how much a person is prepared to learn about w/p. The basics are simple enough I agree, but the farther you look into the inner workings of it. You realise just how much is possible to achieve.
              Yes Blog spot has poached a lot of people from w/p and face book also. But those who remain here become closer and closer as time passes. For me f/b is so manic and can cause a lot of trouble between friends and even families. Like you I am on face book, but I use it mainly to direct traffic to my site. On f/b a person can

              customise their page, restricting people to what comments they can read etc.
              Hiding things,
              cheating etc,
              It makes deciving people very easy.
              No I dont like it.

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          • Thank you and you did, and I appreciate it, I agree with WLS being the start of the decline of blogger friends, and many have defected to FB, I visit, but find it too ‘bitty’ and if you don’t keep going back every day things get lost, not like I’ve done here, where I can catch up even if it’s a week or so, Take care and look after yourself

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        • Seems like there is a problem Arlene. When I click on your link I see a page saying “user survey”. must x it and can’t get back to my own page 😦 so I can not contact you. Sorry my friend. But shall continue trying !

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  6. There is nothing nicer than the sound of the Lark, and that music was a wonderful choice… I am on my 6th Cuppa of the day…. and watching a Dark Sky full of rain, not a tweety bird in sight .. except a blackbird and a few sparrows searching for their early worms first thing…
    Hope you enjoy every cuppa and every ciggy… Many Moons ago I too would send up a few smoke signals…. so know who that first morning duet go together so well..
    Hugs.. Sue x

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    • Hi Sue,
      well you are certainly a most early bird. Yes the song birds in my garden have steadily decreased over the years. The crow’s and Magpies have seen to that. Even from down the beck where Cherno and I walk. No sound or sight of a Bullfinch,goldfinch,Yellow hammer, or even a water Vole. All gone, gobbled up by the marauders. But they too have to eat and exist, I hear you say and I agree. But must it be at such a cost to the song birds.
      Be well my dear friend x

      Bullfinch

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      • Yes here too Kenny, many Magpies, and we used to get finches and bluetits and not many now unless its really bad winter, we had a few only last year..,, Nature’s Song is truly dieing, as is the Whale’s and Dolphins… I have my thoughts on those.. but I will maybe share them in a blog some time 🙂 … Glad to see you posting again Kenny.. Be ever well My friend. x

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