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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Clarinet Concerto in A major, K.622 - Iceland Symphony Orchestra

Words cannot describe a beautiful piece of classical music.
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Published on Oct 17, 2015
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Clarinet Concerto in A major, K.622
- Allegro (
- Adagio (
- Rondo (Allegro) (
Cornelius Meister, conductor
Arngunnur Árnadóttir, clarinet

From Iceland Symphony's concert, Harpa, Reykjavík, September 10th 2015.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Beautiful Canyons of The Grand Canyon Area - Arizona, New Mexico and Utah

 The Wave, Antelope Canyons, The Citadel, Moon House Ruin (9:45 minutes)

Uploaded on Sep 14, 2010
The Wave, photogenic rock formations in Arizona (access by BLM - United States Bureau of Land Management permit only) and southern Utah Anasazi ruins.

The Wave (Wikipedia) - Thin ridges created by the erosion of deferentially cemented, large-scale eolian cross bedding within Navajo sandstone.

The Wave
Elevation 5,225 feet (1,593 m)
Latitude 36° 59′ 45.84″ N
Longitude 112° 0′ 21.9″ W
Location Coconino County, Arizona, USA
USGS Topo Map Coyote Buttes
Age of rock Jurassic

Wikipedia - The Wave is a sandstone rock formation located in Arizona, United States near its northern border with Utah. The formation is situated on the slopes of the Coyote Buttes in the Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness of the Colorado Plateau. The area is administered by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) at the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument visitor center in Kanab, Utah.[1]

The formation is well–known among hikers and photographers for its colorful, undulating forms and the difficult hike required to reach it. Due to the fragile nature of the formation and the large number of people wishing to visit it, a daily lottery system is used to dispense only ten next–day permits in person at the Kanab visitor center. Additionally, ten online permits for each date are available four months in advance of a planned trip. A map and information about the hike is supplied to those who have obtained permits.[2][3]

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Cherry Blossoms - Japanese Cherry Blossoms in the Rain On the first full day of Spring.

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(Total Video length 6:31 minutes, music starts 24 seconds in from the start of the video).

Photographs and Videographs taken on the first full day of Spring in North Vancouver, Canada
March 20, 2016 by Stan G. Webb© - In retirement.
  • Thank you to all the members, gardeners, volunteers, staff and others who helped make this place so beautiful.
  • Chatting with my photograph for this clip, Andrea. In the Rain and under the cherry tree, with petals falling like snowflakes all around us. (Music dubbed over our voices.)
  • Today my photography and videography were taken at 14th Street & Saint Andrews Avenue in the City of North Vancouver BC and were inspired by Constance
  • To Frank and all of my family and friends past and present
  • At
  • Evergreen House
  • Kiwanis Long-term Care Facility
  • Margaret Fulton Centre, and elsewhere all around
  • Lions Hospital
  • Don’t you hate people who use big words just to make themselves look perspicacious? - From my collection of Gallows Humour and Sarcastic Jokes
  • Music - Guitar Loop in D-MAJOR (B-Minor) by MINOR2GO via looperman 21st March, 2016 Guitars Unlimited - A New Life 1
  • Thank you to all of the doctors, nurses and staff who took such wonderful care of me while I was recovering from that broken right leg on the 3rd floor of Evergreen House (November, 2008 - January, 2009) (then called the Transitional Care Unit) of Lions Gate Hospital. I especially appreciated and fondly remember the visit by Dr. Santa and his Santa's Helpers. Thank you for the Santa's Elf doll, which I still proudly display on my bookcase. And, to Elizabeth, who was especially kind while I was hospitalized for that nine weeks. She also took the time to pin up all of my Christmas Cards on my bedside corkboard. And to my family, who visited often and stood beside me and helped when I needed it most. To Drs. Hudon, Schwarz and Zarkadeds and my friends: Len, Leo, Lynda and Dave and Santa Hank and others who came by to visit. Thank you, as well, to the homemakers who helped for next the five months, while I was at home, continuing my physical rehabitation. And, to Kiley, for all of the physical rehabilitation help.
  • Thank you for watching. You are most gracious with your time.
  • Please stand by one more minute. We're coming up to The End
  • With the backlight shining through the translucent cherry blossom petals this is so very, very beautiful. The End, next.
  • Coming as they do, here in the Northern Hemisphere, at the end of winter and the first days of spring, I think that Japanese Cherry Blossoms are one of the most beautiful sights in our world. (Images) (Sakura - Cherry blooming forecast (date of first bloom), as of 23-Mar, in the 2016 Season in Japan). The March Vernal or Spring Equinox in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada was on Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 9:30 PM Pacific Daylight Savings Time, so the first full day of Spring was on March 20, 2016 (The March Equinox in Universal Coordinated Time was on Sunday, March 20, 2016 at 04:30 UTC). This March, 2016 equinox signals the beginning of spring in the Northern Hemisphere – the earliest spring since 1896 – and autumn in the Southern Hemisphere. It marks that special moment when the sun crosses the celestial equator going from south to north. In 2016, this equinox arrives on March 20 at 4:30 UTC, or on March 19 at 11:30 p.m. Central Daylight Time. Here’s what we in the Northern Hemisphere know about this equinox. Our sunrise is earlier now, and nightfall comes later. Plants are sprouting. Winds are softening. For us in the Northern Hemisphere, people are enjoying the warmer days of spring. Meanwhile, south of the equator, autumn begins.
  • The End
I am voluntarily doing this work, mostly, for my shut-in friends and those in hospital suffering from emotional, mental and/or physical disabilities. Some suffer from Alzheimer's disease, Cancer, Dementia, and Geriatric and Palliative Conditions, including Parkinson's Disease, Brain and nervous system problems are common. These neurological disorders include multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's Disease, epilepsy, and stroke, and can affect memory and the ability to perform daily activities.

Friday, February 26, 2016

The Bright and Black (Light and The Dark)

Beautiful Deep Sea Alien Life Creatures And More ~ (no photos) You Won't Believe Your Eyes!
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(8:12 minute YouTube Video)
Uploaded on Jan 24, 2011
Video, not pictures! Experience seeing the strangest alien like life forms move, breathe and survive. Also, see microscopic creatures moving body parts up close as well as cells duplicating. Our waters hold secrets yet to be discovered. There is always life where is should never be. Here, this deep sea life can only be described as alien. Enjoy this educational underwater experience.
The stunning footage of deep-sea squids comes from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI), where researchers use remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) to observe and record deep-sea animal behaviours.
Learn more about MBARI *Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute*
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*Animals And Exhibits!
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The SONG used here was directly uploaded from YouTube Audio Swap and is copyright free to use in this video. Thanks YouTube!
SONG Information:
'Gnome Woods'
Easy Listening
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Published on Apr 1, 2015

Monday, February 8, 2016

Bumblebees, Crocus & Saffron - My Ongoing Search for Insect Pollinators & Herbivores

In Memoriam to my friend, Gordon Rogers, who died Tuesday, March 8, 2016.

Bumblebees, Crocus & Saffron - My Ongoing Search for Insect Pollinators & Herbivores
Thank you for watching. You have been extremely gracious with your time.
Stan G. Webb© - In retirement.

February 8, 2016 - My Ongoing Search for Insect Pollinators & Herbivores
Bumblebees, Crocus and Saffron albeit, I am uncertain whether this is the exact saffron crocus, described in Wikipedia. Jump to Species - About 30 of the species are cultivated, including Crocus sativus for saffron production. The varieties cultivated for decoration mainly represent five species: C. vernus, C. chrysanthus, C. flavus, C. sieberi, and C. tommasinianus. Among the first flowers to bloom in spring, crocuses are popular with gardeners. Unknown in the wild, probably descends from Crocus cartwrightianus, which originated in Crete;[8] C. thomasii and C. pallasii are other possible precursors.[9][10]

I took my photographs and videographs on February 8, 2016, and only now am re-posting on July 19, 2016.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Mucky Secrets (full) - The Marine Creatures of the Lembeh Strait

Thank you, Lorraine, for your appreciative comment on that beautiful underwater video of The Great Barrier Reef documentary, that I had previously emailed to you. Frank, please let me know if this gets through to your (new to me) email address.
Now here is something else, a video that is well researched, extraordinarily beautiful, and with a wonderful commentary: Mucky Secrets (full) - The Marine Creatures of the Lembeh Strait.

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by Bubble Vision
(1:32:24 minute YouTube Video)

Published on Sep 1, 2014
Other Images for Lembeh Strait are also here, but remember to click the << back arrow to get back to this page. 
"Mucky Secrets" is a documentary about the marine life of the Lembeh Strait at the heart of the Coral Triangle off north Sulawesi in Indonesia.
Lembeh is an island off the north east coast of Sulawesi near the city of Bitung.[1] The Lembeh strait is known for its colourful marine life, in particular sea slugs.

“The DVD is available at

The Lembeh Strait is a popular scuba diving destination, famed for its excellent "muck diving". A huge diversity of exotic marine creatures can be found on the mucky seabed, including everything from tropical fish to benthic sharks to nudibranchs. Critters compete for survival with an armoury including camouflage, mimicry, toxicity, and dazzling coloration.

"Mucky Secrets" is an excellent resource for scuba divers, aquarists, and marine biology students. The documentary features underwater macro footage from many of Lembeh's famous dive sites including Critter Hunt, Police Pier, Tanjung Kusu-Kusu, Nudi Falls, Aer Perang, Jahir, Makawide, Nudi Retreat, Retak Larry, TK (Teluk Kembahu), Hairball and Aw Shucks.

There are subtitles/CC tracks for the narration and for the scientific and common names of the marine species, and dive site names.

Watch the 4-minute prologue video at

Arrival of the Broken Kings by Klangachse (
The Unknown by Jaycieh (

All the following tracks are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license

Covert Affair, Tenebrous Brothers Carnival - Snake Lady, Hitman, Sneak 'n Get Caught, Water Prelude, The Other Side of the Door, Sneaky Adventure, Umbrella Pants, Comfortable Mystery, Babylon, Mysterioso March, Sneaky Snitch, Hidden Agenda, Lightless Dawn, Tenebrous Brothers Carnival - Mermaid, Scheming Weasel (slower version), Brittle Rille, Perspectives by Kevin MacLeod (
Mystery 2, Joy 2 by Tom Cusack (Leafy Lane Productions)(
Divider, Vendaface by Chris Zabriskie (
Mountain Breeze (pad), Biosphere by Purple Planet (
Second Thoughts by James Kirsch a.k.a. generalfuzz (,
Blade Walker by Lahniz (
Untitled Ambient Tune by TekMerc (
Melody of the Lost Ark by Ojini Project (

Thanks to:
- Two Fish Divers ( who I stayed and dived with on Lembeh Island, and especially to their keen-eyed dive guides for their critter spotting
- Phiangpis Phanchana for diving and production assistance
- Gerry Allen and Teresa Zubi ( for assistance with marine species identification
- Bill Rudman for creating the now-idle sea slug forum (, still an invaluable source of knowledge.

The video was shot by Nick Hope with a Sony HVR-Z1P HDV camera in a Light & Motion Bluefin HD housing with Light & Motion Elite lights, a flat port, and a Century +3.5 diopter.”

Monday, January 18, 2016

Hukkle (2002) - teljes film

Hukkle (2002)
Last Friday I picked up the Hukkle DVD from the Foreign Film Section of my local library; a Hungarian film, which is easily understood since it uses no dialogue.
 It is extraordinarily beautiful.
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(1:14:56 minute YouTube Video) - Hukkle Google Translate Translates to Hiccup

Published on Dec 30, 2013
Hukkle - teljes film
színes, magyar filmszatíra, 78 perc, 2002
Trailer on YouTube (2:46 minutes) Uploaded on May 26, 2008
It is a bizarre murder mystery.
Using almost no dialogue, the film follows a number of residents (both human and animal) of a small rural community in Hungary - an old man with hiccups, a shepherdess and her sheep, an old woman who may or may not be up to no good, some folk-singers at a wedding, etc. While most of the film is a series of vignettes, there is a sinister and often barely perceptible subplot involving murder
A mesmerizing symphony of color, sight and sound that chronicles a series of mysterious interconnected events both idyllic and sinister, from an elderly man's hiccup (or hukkle) to a microscopic menagerie of animals.”
From IMDb (Internet Movie Data Base) - Hukkle (2002) Plot Summary
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Also, please note the extraordinarily beautiful website 2016 OZORA Festival, billed as a Psychedelic Tribal Gather is in Dapuszta, Hungary, schedule September 1-7, 2016 – also in the Ozorian Prophet Online Newspaper - Universally Owned - Monday, January 18, 2016 - Independent and Free
The official OZORA Festival video from 2014
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