Wednesday, April 27, 2011

What a Wonderful World

I see trees of green, red roses too
I see them bloom for me and you
And I think to myself, what a wonderful world 

I see skies of blue and clouds of white
The bright blessed day, the dark sacred night
And I think to myself, what a wonderful world

The colours of the rainbow, so pretty in the sky
Are also on the faces of people going by
I see friends shakin' hands, sayin' "How do you do?"
They're really saying "I love you"

I hear babies cryin', I watch them grow
They'll learn much more than I'll ever know
And I think to myself, what a wonderful world
Yes, I think to myself, what a wonderful world 

Song credit:
Written by Bob Thiele and George David Weiss
First recorded by Louis Armstrong.


Jennifer Hillier said...

I feel such good energy when I visit your blog. :) Just wanted you to know that.

Grandpa said...

Jennifer, oh thank you so much! I enjoy your blog too :)

sue said...

as soon as I read those first few words, i could hear that amazing resonant voice. wonderful W :) Sue@JumpingAground (Alliteration & drabbles)
Sue@traverselife(Workplace bullying)

Her highness, Samantha Vérant said...

It is a wonderful world...and what a nice way to start the day. Thanks, grandpa!

Ohiofarmgirl said...

Grandpa, what are you doing up at this hour!! I'm having a scone for breakfast and I'd be happy to serve on up for you - but get some sleep!

I LOVE seeing your farm! What a wonderful world is right!

Grandpa said...

Sue, this song is from years gone by of course, but it's so meaningful I thought this is the perfect opportunity for me to share with all my readers. Thanks for being here.

Her highness, you are welcome. I'm sure your world is wonderful too. Have a great day!

Ohiofarmgirl, thanks pal, can't wait to taste that scone - I know it'll be delicious.
There's a reason for staying up, apart from reading your latest post - I'm drafting my 'X', and there's a tribute to you (without mentioning your name, of course) - look out for it,k.

Joylene Butler said...

Just wait, I'll be singing Louis' song all day long. Love it!

Grandpa said...

I can hear your sweet voice Joylene! Happens to me too, once I start on a particular song, I'll be humming it all day!

baygirl32 said...

What a wonderful post!

Grandpa said...

baygirl32, thank you!

Akelamalu said...

Indeed it is a wonderful worlds Grandpa, thanks for reminding me. :)

Talli Roland said...

It is indeed a wonderful world! Thanks for the photos -- and the reminder.

Grandpa said...

Akelamalu, Talli - you are welcome!

Dawn M. Hamsher said...

That is my favorite song of all time!

The Write Soil

Grandpa said...

Dawn, mine too! And it ties in with those scenery from The Farm.

L'Aussie said...

I can just about hear your singing this glorious song as you look out first thing in the morning Grandpa. Thanks for an inspiring post.


Anonymous said...

Hi, "Grandpa."

Thanks for your long and wonderful comment just now on my blog about Crossroads. They ARE difficult, as you know!

But the world is indeed beautiful, as these gorgeous pictures attest. I remember well hearing this sung long ago by Louis Armstrong, that great man.

And thank you for posting about my memoir on your U post. That was truly kind of you. It WILL all come together soon, dates and all. I appreciate your support.
Ann Best, Memoir Author

Grandpa said...

L'Aussie - Hi Denise, yes, glorious song for a glorious day!

Hi Ann, that was a spontaneous pouring of my feelings when I came across your nice new look...

That's what I'm telling myself now - don't let Life little challenges spoil what is really a Wonderful world - move on!

Just happy to spread the word Ann, for your story deserves to be read by as many people as possible.

Penned Pebbles said...

Came here from the write soil to see who her caring grandpa is, and I'm glad I did. I really like that song and the lyrics. Good to meet you!

Anonymous said...

oh I love this song. Just beautiful.

Grandpa said...

Penned Pebbles, Hi Welcome to the Farm. Nice to meet you too! Thanks for stopping by.

Niki, yes, it's a beautiful song, full of meaning, and sung in the unmistakable voice and style.

Brooke Rousseau said...

What a wonderful song and post! I love that song.

Car Title Loans said...

I absolutely love this song, and your images go perfectly with it. Definitely brought a smile to my face after a long work week :)