Wednesday, 28 December 2011

I think I know why the dog howls at the moon


Another of Saltaire's Living Advent Calendar windows - and a rare guest photographer on Salt & Light.  I tried and failed to take a decent photo of this window.  There was a tree in the way, hence the slightly sideways viewpoint.  But more of a problem was that, with my short lens, I would have had to set up my tripod in the middle of Albert Road in the dark.  As I didn't think that very advisable, I am delighted my friend Roy had a longer lens and the generosity to let me use his photo.

The painting reminded me of this music track by Johnny Clegg - 'Dela (I think I know why the dog howls at the moon)'.  It's part of the soundtrack to a Disney movie, "George of the Jungle".  (I know, my mind works funny sometimes!!)



One day I looked up and there you were,
like a simple question looking for an answer.
Now I am the whale listening to some inner call,
swimming blindly to throw myself upon your shore.
What if I don't find you when I have landed?
Will you leave me here to die on your shore stranded?

I think I know why the dog howls at the moon.

I think I know why the dog howls at the moon.



Ah well, put it down to the stress of Christmas....

11 comments:

  1. Your guest photographer has done a great job of capturing this advent window .
    Now you've got me singing Dog howls at the moon!!

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  2. I love Dela! I haven't met anyone else who has even heard of Johnny Clegg and Savuka before.

    You are right though, this is a great window.

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  3. Another pretty window. A catchy tune too.

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  4. That was a good idea for a guest photographer, when under stress just delegate! Very cute song to go with this beautiful window. ~Lili

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  5. Nice shot of the howling dog.

    'George of the Jungle' is new to me, but thanks for the introduction.

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  6. Nice job to your guest photographer. Happy new year, I wish you happiness in 2012!

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  7. Well Well Well! I'm not sure who wrote this blog? Have you been drinking Jenny? I think it was wonderful!

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  8. What a great window. I love that movie.

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