Tuesday, March 29, 2011

ABC Wednesday - K - Kiss Me Once and Kiss Me Twice . . .

(Please note, before you continue with this post, the photos below were taken during the Springs of 2008, 2009, and 2010.)

Kiss me once,
(Dutchman's Breeches)

then kiss me twice
(Trout Lily)

Then kiss me once again.

It's been a long, long time.
(pink grape hyacinth)

Haven't felt like this, my dear

Since I can't remember when.


It's been a long, long time

(scilla - Siberian Squill)

You'll never know how many dreams I've dreamed about you.
(Heartleaf Brunnera)

Or just how empty they all seemed without you.
(Virginia Bluebells)

So kiss me once,

then kiss me twice

kiss me once again.

(pasque flower)

It's been a long, long time.
(Prairie Smoke)And I'm just patiently waiting for Spring's arrival...

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"It's Been a Long, Long Time
" - Lyrics composed by Sammy Cahn and the tune was composed by Jule Styne. It was recorded by Bing Crosby with the Les Paul Trio in 1945; Harry James & his Orchestra (vocal: Kitty Kallen) in 1945; Charlie Spivak & his Orchestra (vocal: Irene Daye) in 1945; Stan Kenton & his Orchestra (vocal: June Christy) in 1945; Frank Sinatra in 1946; June Haver & Dan Dailey (film "I'll Get By") in 1950; Perry Como in 1956; Al Hibbler in 1956; Chuck Miller in 1956; Peggy Lee in 1959; Keely Smith in 1959; Louis Armstrong in 1964; Doris Day in 1964; Tom Jones - 1966; and also recorded by: Chet Atkins & Les Paul; Eve Boswell; Guy Mitchell; Sammy Cahn; Etta Jones; Shelley Fabares; Helen Forrest; Adelaide Hall; Sammy Kaye; Ginny Simms; Ray Conniff Singers; The Ink Spots; Michael Feinstein; Sam Donahue; Al Jolson & Dinah Shore; Nina & Frederik; Tina Louise; Ron Merritt; Jimmy Roselli; Buddy Morrow; Mary Stahl; Brook Benton; Lynn Roberts; Lillian Roth; Rosemary Clooney and many others.*
*This information taken from International Lyrics Playground.


Roger Owen Green said...

great song, and nice pics to go with it.
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Sylvia K said...

Oh, that song brought back memories!! How fun! And such gorgeous flowers and colors! Makes for the perfect K Day post! Hope your week is going well! Enjoy!

ABC Team

Tumblewords: said...

A wonderfully fun post. The flowers are beautiful and the song brings back dozens of memories.

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

I skipped the small print in the beginning and was beginning to get jealous of your flowers :) Then I went back and read that these pictures were not taken this year. I do the same thing with directions. Try to put something together and then go back and read what I should've done the first time.
Hopefully it won't be long until you see those flowers blooming in your garden.

J.Rylie.C said...

Those are beautiful K, thank you very much for visiting mg K.

Sue Catmint said...

this post was a challenge - I wanted to sing the song and dance while looking at the flowers!

Rosemary said...

Made me smile.. I too am waiting rather impatiently for spring to come and stay not just tease.

Randy Emmitt said...

What a fun post and stunning photos. Thanks for making me smile on a very rainy day. hey we need the rain anyway.

Chloe m said...

I love that song. Such a cute and clever way to show off your spring blooms.
Hooray for springtime!

Chubskulit Rose said...

Beautiful take on K!

Want some more K? Come and have some Kisses from my webpage.

Darla said...

Hang in there, soon you will be blowing kisses all over your gardens.

Shady Gardener said...

Thank you for your encouraging comments. :-)

Catherine - I do that same thing, all the time. lol

Catmint - dance away! I'm looking forward to a little jig outdoors soon! :-)

Darla - blowing kisses or receiving them! Hooray!

Meryl said...

Great combination of song and photos, flowers opening up, what a lovely metaphor for love and spring.

Shady Gardener said...

Hi Meryl, Thanks. Looking forward to Spring! :-)

joey said...

How k-lever, Shady! Luv it!

Kathleen said...

I did what Catherine did ~ was thinking how on earth all these blooms were in your garden all of the sudden!
Pays to read, doesn't it?! It won't be long before you really can see them tho. :-)

Shady Gardener said...

Hi Joey! ;-) Thanks!

Kathleen - speaking of "k" :-) You're right - things are moving right along!

TheChieftess said...

Love this take on the letter K!!! Perfect poem and photo combinations!!! Well done!

Shady Gardener said...

Chieftess - Thanks! :-) And thanks for your visit.

Patrick's Garden said...

P Alan Smith would approve of your usage of rythum and whimsy in your garden. Thanks for sharing.

Rose said...

Very clever, Shady! After a long winter, it does seem like an interminable time until the spring blooms appear. I do have some crocuses and daffodils finally blooming, but now I can't wait for the tulips!

Kit Aerie-el said...

Pretty, pretty pictures, no matter what the year! Here's hoping spring arrives K-uickly!

Shady Gardener said...

Hi Chieftess, Thank you for your visit. :-)

Patrick's Garden - I'm glad you stopped by.

Hi Rose, My daffs will be blooming very soon (a few tet-a-tet have been), as well as a few crocus - looking forward to the rest! :-)

Hi Aerie-el, Kute! :-)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful post. I love all of your spring flowers. Love the song.

Shady Gardener said...

Hi Grace, Have you finished the alphabet already? I've been trying to keep up, but the last few weeks have been difficult to follow...

Pat said...

Lyrics and lovely flowers, all missed and welcomed back.
Creative post!

Shady Gardener said...

Hi Patsi! You are getting some Springtime flavor at your place! Yea!

Jim Groble said...

Stop by my blog. You are the recipient of the “Stylish Bloggers Award”. This high honor comes with much responsibility and a nifty emblem. jim

Shady Gardener said...

Hi Jim! Ooo, boy. I wonder if I can handle it? :-) Thank you, Jim!

Corner Gardener Sue said...

Hi Shady,
I hope those blooms come soon in 2011! My pasque flowers and squill are blooming, as are some of the daffodils and a few other things.

Shady Gardener said...

Hi Sue, My crocus are now finished. I have a number of other things in bloom and several getting ready! :-) Yea!! Thanks for your visit!