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Most beautiful places

I thought I’d list the places I think are the most beautiful outdoor spots in Southern California, in no particular order as per usual:

1. Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine – Pacific Palisades
2. Millard Canyon Falls – Above Altadena
3. Bouquet Canyon and Placerita Canyon
4. Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Refuge
5. Camp Osito Rancho – above Big Bear Lake
6. Camp Singing Pines – Angeles National Forest
7. Tahquitz Peak – Idylwild
8. Descanso Gardens
9. Huntington Gardens
10. Santa Monica Mountains National Park
11. Canyon above JPL above Hahamonga in Altadena
12. Brand Park – Glendale
13. Arroyo Seco in Pasadena
14. Sperling’s Nursery
15. Arcadia Wilderness Park
16. Monrovia Wilderness Park
17. Chilao Upper Campground
18. Buckthorn

Top 10 Favourite authors and the series that they write:
In no particular order and subject to change without notice

1. Mercedes Lackey – Valdemar, The elemental Masters, Urban Elves
2. Marion Zimmer Bradley – the Darkover series
3. Laurie R. King – Mary Russell series
4. Kathy Reichs – Temperance Brennan
5. M.R. Sellars – pagan mysteries
6. Anne McCaffrey – Pern, Damia,
7. Terry Pratchett – Discworld, Darwin
8. David Weber – Honor Harrington
9. J.K. Rowling – Harry Potter
10. Kate Forsyth – Witches of Eileanan

more Celts

Okay for Mary another 10 Celtic music artisans

11. Cherish the Ladies
12. Alex Beaton
13. Arthur Cormack
14. Deanta
15. Aine Minogue
16. Maire Brennan
17. Jenny Schaub
18. Karen Matheson
19. Gaelic Storm
20. Talitha Mackenzie

Oops, can’t stop

21. Loreena McKennit
22. Maddie Prior
23. Brother
24. Bad Haggis
25. Wicked Tinkers
26. Ewan McColl
27. Alaisdar Fraser
28. Alison Kinnaird
29. Mac-Talla
30. Altan

Top 10 favourite Celtic groups and Artists

Not in any particular order because my favourites change constantly.

1. Runrig
2. Ossian
3. Mary Black
4. Silly Wizard
5. Capercaillie
6. Christine Anne MacPhee
7. Emerald Rose
8. Connie Dover
9. Andy Stewart
10. Tannahill Weavers

This week’s Top 10 Sing A Longs

 

 

  1. Morning Glow – Pippin

 

  1. If I Had Wings – P, P & M

 

 

  1. Queen of Argyll – Silly Wizard

 

  1. God Bless the Outcasts – Hunchback of Notre Dame

 

 

  1. Maria – Sound of Music

 

  1. Unicorns – Ruth Barrett & Cyntia Smith

 

 

  1. Where is Love? – Oliver

 

  1. Green Grow the Rushes O – Cherish the Ladies

 

 

  1. From a Distance– Kathy Mattea

 

 

  1.  Sunshine on My Shoulder – John Denver

Ipod danger

Now that I have a new car and can connect my Ipod to the Stereo I’m dangerous while driving, I can now sing along again, The  Jeep’s tape deck had died long ago. It does have a strange ability to play the right songs on shuffle. But for some strange quirk when my sister is in the car it plays children’s songs. Heehee.

Anyway my top 10 to sing along with at the moment and one to grow on.

In no particular order.

1. Everything Possible – Fred Small

2. Blowin’ in the Wind –  P,P & M

3. We are not Alone – John McCutcheon

4. Lo Yisa Goy – Libana

5. Catch the Wind – Donavan

6. Golden, Golden – Silly Wizard

7. Song of the Soul – Cris Williamson

8. Scottish Soldier – Alex Beaton

9. Many a New Day – Oklahoma Soundtrack ( it was one of my college voice recital pieces)

10. Wild Mountain Thyme – Tannahill Weavers

 

And to grow on – America the Beautiful – the Limelighters