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Saturday, September 11, 2010

Opera for Pink Saturday 9/11/2010

First of all, I want to commemorate the men and women who were killed by cowardly terrorists on this day in 2001. My heart ached that day and I cried and cried for those soles who burned and leapt to their deaths and for their families who were left behind. I also want to thank every single one of those firefighters, EMTs, brave men and women who went down fighting in the planes and all who helped that day. I pray we never have to experience anything like that again. America is the absolutely greatest country on earth. A country set up by God to assure us of our freedom and the right to worship our God as we choose. Hooray for America. They haven't beaten us down. I love my country—the greatest one on earth! And as for me, I intend to go buy some donuts today and take them to our local firefighters as a thank-you for being brave and willing to protect our city and lives with their lives.

Second, I need to apologize if you've commented on here in the past week and don't see your comment. Our ISP—Cableone—has partnered with Google gmail and all the Cableone subscribers have had to set up our email programs differently on an IMAP account instead of a POP account and I'm just not wild about IMAP accounts. It has taken me the whole week plus 4 times on the phone with Cableone to get it set up on my Mac Mail. Now, that is not an indictment of Cableone—I love them and they have always been nothing but great and helpful—but it has been frustrating because I have 7 different email accounts and it was frustrating to have some work, then fix them and others wouldn't. I hope I've got all of them fixed now but let me tell you, it has been frustrating! I'm still answering some of the emails. Sigh...

Happy Pink Saturday.

Come and join Beverly and the other participants by clicking on her logo below.


I love opera and classical music. I listen to it frequently because it just seems to speak to my heart. I'm going to treat you to some of my favorite artists today. Just click on each flower to go to certain ones. I don't particularly like music on blogs because it slows the blog down so I've put it together this way so you won't experience sluggishness. Please, PLEASE listen to these beautiful, wonderful songs. I doubt you'll be disappointed.

Let's begin with Russell Watson

Let's hear another one of his most magnificent arias. I wish you could hear this on my iTunes. I found this one on the internet for you. It is beautiful and will certainly stir your heart.

Then Hayley Westenra

Now José Carreras and Sissel, who we'll listen to next all by herself


And José Carreras

And last we'll listen to Juan Diego Florez, who, ladies, is very easy on the eyes!

I truly hope you've enjoyed these wonderful artists and have a greater appreciation for beautiful music. (And, yesssssss, I love rock 'n roll, too.)


  1. Stunning and lovely..
    Happy Pink Saturday Connie

  2. Connie, All so beautiful!! Do you watch Amreica's Got Talent?? There is a 10 year old girl who is an opera singer and she is fantastic.. Her name is Jackie Evancho. I have a video of one of her performances that I posted a while ago if you are interested . She is also on you tube. She sang Pie Jesu this week and I cried, it was so beautiful. My favorite version is Sarah Brightman's.


  3. Such beauty in your post today. I love classical music too. I especially love to listen to Vivaldi while I clean house. The music is so upbeat and keeps me moving. Hope you have a lovely Pink Saturday.

    Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

  4. Hi Connie,
    Happy Pink Saturday!
    Hugs, LizlovesVintage

  5. G'morning...Loved all your pretty pinks..
    and, I just took my Playlist off my blog because it is, BY FAR, the "leader of the pack" of SLOW..
    I have a post about the slow loading of blogs..some are so slow, I've dropped them..just takes too long and THEN...WORD VERIF. grrrr
    Beautiful music here..

  6. oops, Connie...I didn't know you used word verif.
    Sorry ...I just don't like it and now that we have the SPAM folder, I don't worry about spam...
    But, of course, this is just MY thoughts on it.
    Am I just in a mean mood this morning? We were up ALL NIGHT LONG as an intruder that was drunker than a skunk broke windows, my glass topped patio table, and a bunch more...gotta go lay down ...

  7. A truly stunning pink showing for today. I love all your flower shots. I am not big on classical music, but I really enjoyed your blog today.

  8. Good Morning Connie Sweetie...
    Oh my what a beautiful, exquisite share this morning. You flowers are so beautiful mixed with the opera, I LOVE IT. I can't decide which is my favorite. Russel Watson be still my little heart, oh my and Sissel too. Isn't it amazing where their music can take you. The tones and heights are so beautiful.

    I love this share sweet friend. I hope and pray they have all your Mac problems figured out, it can be SO frustrating with change.

    Have a beautiful Pink Saturday and thank you so much for sharing with me. I love it when you do.

    Many hugs and much love, Sherry

  9. I have to be in the mood for classical music - but music is one way I express myself. I do have music on my blog and I know a lot of people don't like it so I figure the people who do stop by don't mind it!
    I love your donut idea. That's a really good tribute.
    xoxo Nancy

  10. Great selection my dear Connie, Juan Diego Flores is peruvian like me!


  11. Why My sweet friend Connie, I did NOT know that about you! My mom got season tickets to the Seattle Opera for years and we always got to go once with her. Tho I'd say opera isn't my favorite music I do have a few that I LOVE....CARMEN is my all time fav! Love each piece!

    Have a blessed day!

  12. Today we are listening to the names being read aloud... all day... so I will listen to your arias tomorrow - I love opera.
    Thank you for mentioning 9/11. What a great idea to take donuts to the firefighters!!!!

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  14. Hi Connie, Your post is amazing and beautiful, thanks for sharing and I love your post for 9/11. Happy Pink Saturday from one Pink Chick to another!

  15. Hi, Connie,
    Thank you for this moving tribute to our magnificent country. I, too, love America in every way. The music was very lovely. Thank you for sharing it with us today. Have a blessed weekend, dear friend~Vicki

  16. Beautiful clematis, Connie. Yes, America is the greatest country on earth, still.

  17. Oh I cannot get enough pink flowers.

    We have hung out flag in remembrance today of those lost.

    Long may she wave.

  18. Hi Connie, I agree with your thoughts on 911. How sad it is today to hear the replay of this tragedy. There is healing I hope.

    Your post is awesome and different. The flowers are stunning and the music is beautiful. I love classical music and appreciate a beautiful God given talent for singing. Thank you for a great idea. I too love rock and roll. HA!

    Have a happy weekend.
    Hugs, Jeanne

  19. Connie...Thank you for remembering 9/ll in your special way. Appreciation for those who serve our country and it's people is so important. The opera voices are so powerful and expressive. Your flower photos are beautiful. Enjoyed this post so much....a great way to have music without clogging up the blog!

  20. I'll bet they sound wonderful! Unfortunately I can't hear anything on my computer monitor anymore because it died...and Dear Hubs replaced it without any speakers. So, I can just see but not hear.

    Nice tribute for 9/11 today.


  21. G'morn, Connie ~ Oh, how I love the opera ... I love music, period! Such a beautiful tribute Connie ... you do the most beautiful presentations. Your creations are again awesome ... the frou-frou tree, too.

    Have a beautiful & blessed day of rest.
    Have a beautiful week ~
    TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

  22. Beautiful, beautiful post, beautiful Connie! Rachaelxo


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