Thursday, July 2, 2009

To Make You Feel My Love

Even though Wednesday was a holiday I did not further my writing project one little bit. I did however do a lot of other stuff. So, no regrets. (Actually, I make it a policy not to regret - learn maybe, but not regret...)

Gopher Broke Farm
I had long been putting off a drive up to Collingwood to visit the Parents - as mentioned in an earlier blog they are staying at my Collingwood Shangri-La while they wait for their Toronto Condo to be ready mid September. I also dropped in to see my friends Barb and John to visit and get a progress report on the landscaping project at the GopherBrokeFarm. Barb's good friend Leslie was there also - double treat! I was able to sit and visit for an hour or two before I had to truck on back to town. I got back in town in time to watch the Canada Day fireworks from my balcony!

This year Barb and John are working on the landscaping of the spectacular home that John has built for them.

If you want to hear more about this project and what the Exterior looked like early spring go here

They are about 1/3 finished, I would guess and it is looking like it is and will be fantastic. I present a couple pictures here to show you what they are up to.

This is going to be a pond and the plan is to build a small dock (you know, like you might hitch a boat to) from the left near the window, so you can sit on it and dangle your feet in. The picture doesn't do it justice, but there is a wooden "bridge" on the end, where you can see Johnny and Barb has found the most wonderful 2 foot high clay pottery candle sticks and she has 6 of these lining the bridge.

This is around the corner from the pond - you can see the spot I took the last photo from at the back right of this pic A nice cement sitting area, off the dining room of the house, and it will be surrounded with pea gravel.

This is the back of the house and the entrance through the back to the living room. John will be pouring cement here and there will be a pea gravel walkon either side. On the side toward the foreground of the picture will be a sand beach volley ball court.

For now, this area houses a fire pit and seating area, but in due course it will be a garden. They are thinking of a circular one, with different crops as pieces of the pie!

To Make You Feel My Love

I have been listening to the cover of this Bob Dylan song by Adele for the last many months as it gets lots of air time on CBC Radio 2. The song was first released in by Bob Dylan on his Time Out Of Mind album in 1997. The Brit pop singer released her cover in her debut album "19" last November.

This song was one of those included on the CD that my dear blog swapper Sheila sent to me. I think the Adele cover is the best I have heard and certainly tops the original version with Adele's clear and melodic voice more suited to the song.

The Lyrics are so poetic and romantic, I can close my eyes and dream of the love I am waiting for.

To Make You Feel My Love
Bob Dylan

When the rain
Is blowing in your face
And the whole world
Is on your case
I could offer you
A warm embrace
To make you feel my love

When the evening shadows
And the stars appear
And there is no one there
To dry your tears
I could hold you
For a million years
To make you feel my love

I know you
Haven't made
Your mind up yet
But I would never
Do you wrong
I've known it
From the moment
That we met
No doubt in my mind
Where you belong

I'd go hungry
I'd go black and blue
I'd go crawling
Down the avenue
No, there's nothing
That I wouldn't do
To make you feel my love

The storms are raging
On the rolling sea
And on the highway of regret
Though winds of change
Are throwing wild and free
You ain't seen nothing
Like me yet

I could make you happy
Make your dreams come true
Nothing that I wouldn't do
Go to the ends
Of the Earth for you
To make you feel my love


  1. Hi Peggy! I love that cover too, and the words are so moving and beautiful. I hope you had a happy Canada day!

  2. It appears your friends will have a fabulous home when everything is completed, Peggy, and if they are doing much of the work themselves, it will be even more meaningful.

    I agree, nice song. And, listening to Bob Dylan's voice certainly does get old after a while.

    Do not stray too far from your writing project.


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