Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Blissful Bantering While Banging on Bongos

ABC Wednesday is a word meme with participants from around the world. This fabulous meme was created and hosted by Mrs. Denise Nesbitt who hails from Great Britain. Over time, others have joined in to help host this wonderful and informative meme. We are now in our NINTH round! Some of the participants have been with this from the very first round; others have joined in along the way. Each week we are taken across the globe to see the varied and exciting contributions people have taken the time to discover and capture. We start with the letter, "A" and each week we post something in regards to the next letter of the alphabet. This week's letter is, "B".


An iconic landmark to Sedona, AZ is the well known Bell Rock.


(if you had bongos to bang on, 
but if all you have are congas, then beat away!)

Looks like his shirt has some sort of "B" word on it too, huh? can't make it out though...

addendum on this post after I posted:

The teacher in our class referred to these as bongos and I don't think the musician realized that it was being called bongos. So, although I've posted these as bongos, I stand corrected as they truly are congas. I will leave it as is and you can pretend that they are bongos!


Not too much blathering from me today (aren't you lucky?)...I'll leave the bantering to others and practice being blissful instead.  ; )

Mr. Bennett bought the lot next door to the house that I grew up in. He and his wife built a beautiful house there. Although I was already grown up and gone when he did this, I knew of him because he was a school teacher like my mom. And, he did pottery. Mom  had bought some pottery from him over the years. My favorite was a butter dish. I have collected some of his pottery over the years and when I was home in Jan. 2010, I paid a visit to his studio for he first time. We had a great visit. He let me video his stuff (sorry it's so shaky-I wasn't familiar with the camera) I bought more pottery from him (of course). And, the next time I go home, I'll be buying pottery from him again.


sharplittlepencil said...

B is also for Mr. Bennett! You know, I could be wrong, but I think the drums were either congas or djembes... sorry... but there you go, find out and you can use them again for C and D!! This was a cute one, Paula. Here's a fun one from me to you. Amy

Paula Scott said...

Amy-I stand corrected and they are congas. Tweaked the post to reflect that. Shouldn't have taken the teacher's word for it (it was a salsa aerobics class at the gym-not a music teacher or anything).

Roger Owen Green said...

hey, the shirt seems to read 'bimbo' - that can't be right, can it?

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Dishita said...

I have no clue of those instruments.
The shirt surely reads Bimbo ;) It reflects more of B for blinds if u look at the pattern. Bell rock, on my travel list.

Karen said...

A great B post...the pottery is gorgeous.

Wanda said...

Oh I am a pottery lover!!! What a nice video. Especially love the mugs.

All your B's were great!

Andy said...

A very interesting B post.
Bell Rock looks very majestic.

My "B" -
Blissful Memories

Sylvia K said...

What a great collection of B words for the day, Paula! I have a drummer son, so of course I love those and the pottery is really beautiful! Hope your week is going well!!


Hildred and Charles said...

A great collection of B's, Paula. I think the Bell rock is very impressive!

photowannabe said...

Just love hand thrown pottery. I can see why you like this.
Bell Rock fits its name.

Reader Wil said...

Again beautiful photos of B words. Your video is very nice. I can understand that you like to collect this pottery. It 's very beautiful.

Shooting Parrots said...

That is a very evocative photo of Bell Rock. It has a sort 1960s feel to it.

Joy said...

What an amazing amount of pottery, I could browse in there all day.
Now I know a whole lot more about what is and what is not a bongo. Great collection of Bs.

rebecca said...

coming by for the pleasure of your always sweet company.
back on B? oh how the wheels keep moving round and round!

love you friend

Linnea said...

Great selection for the letter B!

Gigi Ann said...

Bongos....Congas. Lets call the whole thing off.

I loved all your pictures today.

Thanks for your visit to my ABC post.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Now you can post the drums next week too!!

Tumblewords: said...

Ah, the beautiful Bell Rock. And nothing can beat a blingy bag and a brace of bongos (or congas). The stacked rocks are so appealing to those of us who love rocks of all sizes and shapes. The pottery is superb. What style this potter has!


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