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Didn't know what else to do since I couldn't post this in the other part of the forum. :(

Thank you for sharing this wonderful piece of native/nature inspired flute music! :)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y44wfZY ... ature=plcp "Chrystalmir Morning"

This piece isn’t a “failed” one as long as you and others truly enjoy it.

I must ask, if you were inspired by the calls of the waterbird, the loon? It sure does remind me of their calls.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ENNzjy8QjU

I do believe that you did capture their haunting but calming songs and made it your own in your piece!

Please don’t stop composing and playing your heart out for yourself and others.
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Hi Wornout,

Do you still have trouble posting elsewhere on the forum?
Please let me know if you do, then I can try and fix it.
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Lúthien wrote:
Mon Jul 13, 2020 7:00 pm
Hi Wornout,

Do you still have trouble posting elsewhere on the forum?
Please let me know if you do, then I can try and fix it.
Hi Luthien,

Thanks for offering to fix things.

I haven't posted for sometime. I've been caught up in the issues of this world.

I don't know as of yet, just haven't had the time to try.

Have a great day. :)
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Thank you Wornout, I appreciate the kind words...The song was inspired by Loons, and other sounds that are heard early in the morning when walking along the lakeshore and the trees.

I would love to produce, or return to producing, musical projects. Unfortunately I find myself moving further away from being strapped to the technology required to do so...maybe someday I'll make the investments required.

Sorry for the late reply...just saw this today. :)
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Hi Wornout, I just listened to "Chrystalmir Morning" and I loved it! Especially together with the images of that lake. It is very evocative.

It also brings back memories of Vancouver Island, where I lived from 2005 to 2008. Maybe the sound of the Loon is tied very strongly to North America (you certainly don’t have them here in Europe) ... and that type of rocky, pine-forested land is also reminiscent of “Gowlland Tod Provincial Park” (https://goo.gl/maps/3Hyyy2qYq4ddcfz18)

Very beautiful!
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Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:41 am
Thank you Wornout, I appreciate the kind words...The song was inspired by Loons, and other sounds that are heard early in the morning when walking along the lakeshore and the trees.

I would love to produce, or return to producing, musical projects. Unfortunately I find myself moving further away from being strapped to the technology required to do so...maybe someday I'll make the investments required.

Sorry for the late reply...just saw this today. :)
Your are very welcome.

I guess I got It right. :) I

Don't give up for if you don't use it you will loose it.

I certainly have. I use to play the trumpet... self taught piano and guitar, but the course of my life has taken me away.

At least, I can listen to the talents of others.

No problem for the late reply. It's good to know that you are still here. :D
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Tue Jul 28, 2020 3:05 am
Hi Wornout, I just listened to "Chrystalmir Morning" and I loved it! Especially together with the images of that lake. It is very evocative.

It also brings back memories of Vancouver Island, where I lived from 2005 to 2008. Maybe the sound of the Loon is tied very strongly to North America (you certainly don’t have them here in Europe) ... and that type of rocky, pine-forested land is also reminiscent of “Gowlland Tod Provincial Park” (https://goo.gl/maps/3Hyyy2qYq4ddcfz18)

Very beautiful!
Hi Luthien,

I had to relisten to it over again to remind myself. It wasn't a waste of my time. I truly enjoyed the beautiful loon inspired music and the images.

I'm glad that Galdrtru did share it with us. B)

Yes, that park in Vancouver Island must be something else to see and to experience.

Maybe Loons can be found in Norway or Sweden? I don't know just a thought.

Are you originally from the Netherlands or Canada?
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I’m from the Netherlands!
I lived in Vancouver and Victoria between 2004 and 2008.

Three of my father’s siblings emigrated to Canada around 1960: one aunt settled near Toronto, another eventually in San Fransisco (having married a man from Australia), and my uncle in Vancouver. The cousins from my aunt in Toronto still live in the Eastern parts of Canada, like Halifax.
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Here's some pictures of Canada that I took in 2007 and 08

The first one is of Gowlland Tod Provincial Park (the southern part of the Saanich Inlet) in early 2007, the second one is a few km's further North in the Saanich Inlet, near the airport.
The third one is taken on the ferry to Pender Island (one of those islands between Vancouver Island and the mainland; below that three of the hundreds of bunnies then roaming the University of Victoria campus (they evicted them from the university since then, because they started to undermine the buildings; but it was just too cute). And lastly, the Pacific coast at Port Renfrew (where I also had my only bear encounter, though safely from within a car $) )

Gowlland Tod Provincial Park January 2007
Gowlland Tod Provincial Park January 2007
Pat Bay, Nov 25, 2007
Pat Bay, Nov 25, 2007
BC Ferries to Pender Island, Oct 17, 2007
BC Ferries to Pender Island, Oct 17, 2007
University of Victoria campus bunnies, 2008
University of Victoria campus bunnies, 2008
Pacifc coast at Port Renfrew
Pacifc coast at Port Renfrew
Black bear @ Port Renfrew
Black bear @ Port Renfrew
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Lúthien wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 5:46 pm
I’m from the Netherlands!
I lived in Vancouver and Victoria between 2004 and 2008.

Three of my father’s siblings emigrated to Canada around 1960: one aunt settled near Toronto, another eventually in San Fransisco (having married a man from Australia), and my uncle in Vancouver. The cousins from my aunt in Toronto still live in the Eastern parts of Canada, like Halifax.
Hi Luthien,
If I did upset you, in regards to your country of your birth, I'm sorry...didn't mean to. It's just that when it comes to world travelers, it's hard to tell via written comunication unless someone right from the start says so. The misunderstanding came into play because you were in Canada for a number of years.
When my wife and I were in Europe back in the early 1980's, we made a point to stop in Maastricht and enjoy the central market place and a wonderful lunch that day. I will never forget that dark delicious beer from the tap that I had. Right now I don't remember the brand, but I never could find anything like it here in the states.
We knew a mother and daughter in the church that we use to belong to from the Netherlands who had not lived in the states that long (Columbus, Ohio). They were great people.
As far as loons goes, it looks that there could be two types in Europe. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loon
The black-throated and the red-throated and they are both very beautiful water birds.

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wornout wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:49 pm

Hi Luthien,
If I did upset you, in regards to your country of your birth, I'm sorry...didn't mean to.
Oh gee no, you didn’t upset me at all!
If anything, I liked it that you asked. It gives us a chance to be a bit more personable :)
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Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:49 pm
It's just that when it comes to world travelers, it's hard to tell via written comunication unless someone right from the start says so. The misunderstanding came into play because you were in Canada for a number of years.
When my wife and I were in Europe back in the early 1980's, we made a point to stop in Maastricht and enjoy the central market place and a wonderful lunch that day. I will never forget that dark delicious beer from the tap that I had. Right now I don't remember the brand, but I never could find anything like it here in the states.
If the beer was dark, it was probably Belgian, maybe Rochefort. Belgium has a great tradition of Monastery breweries (Trappist monasteries)
Rochefort is really good! It comes in two strengths, 8 and 10 (percent alcohol). I prefer the 8, the 10 is just a bit too heavy for my taste. Maybe you can buy it in some larger stores in the US?

The province of Limburg (where Maastricht is the capital of) also has great beer though that’s mostly of the “pilsener” variety: the regular yellow stuff. One of the most well know is called “Brand” (no kidding, a brand named “Brand” :D see here )
And there’s many more, like Gulpener.

In Vancouver there were also quite a few great micro-breweries (Granville Pale Ale is one that I remember). I’ve never yet tasted Budweiser, mostly because of its reputation. Actually, I don’t like like the largest brand here (Heineken) at all. It’s rather bland and almost sweet, as if it has some sugar added. Yuck :(

There’s so many great beers: English is great but is very characteristic (especially Guinness). I love Irish Kilkenny beer though, that’s superb. And German beer is also almost universally good, and it’s devoid of any additives by law: only a few basic ingredients are allowed.
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Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:49 pm
We knew a mother and daughter in the church that we use to belong to from the Netherlands who had not lived in the states that long (Columbus, Ohio). They were great people.
As far as loons goes, it looks that there could be two types in Europe. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loon
The black-throated and the red-throated and they are both very beautiful water birds.
I didn’t know that! It seems they occur only at the coast and in sea here, and rarely on the rivers. Apparently they are called “divers” here because they can swim under water very well.

I though that a Loon was a typical North American duck, there’s a Loon pictures on the Canadian one-dollar coin. Go figure.

I wonder if you also have the regular ducks there as we have here?
If you dig a hole in your garden and it fills up with rain- or ground water, chances are there’s a duck floating in it the next morning. They always make me laugh because they are just, well, funny.
For instance, when you are outside on a quiet evening and there’s some body of water nearby, you’ll often hear some duck suddenly bursting out in a long-drawn-our quack that sounds as if he or she suddenly found out that, hey! I’m a duck! and they find that the best joke ever: QUAAAAAAAAACK QUAAAACK quaaaaack quaaaackquack-quackquackquackackackack ... following the same melody as someone laughing out loud. It’s almost impossible not to laugh when I hear that.

And standing on a bridge watching ducks passing underneath: they you can see that they‘re not actually swimming but rather shipping - they propel themselves as if they’re a boat, with those feet peddling while they look around if anyone is showing signs of wanting to feed them (they love bread).

But I should go to bed :)
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Oh and I forgot the best of all: Czech beer! The word “Pilsener” actually comes from the town of Plzeň (Pilsen). We’ve been to the Czech Republic a few times, most recently (2018) indeed to Pilsen (we didn’t make it all the way to Prague that time).
Maybe it’s the combination of summer and riding a bike all day, but the beer there is divine :D

Found some pics of Plzeň on my phone:
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Lúthien wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:15 pm
Here's some pictures of Canada that I took in 2007 and 08

The first one is of Gowlland Tod Provincial Park (the southern part of the Saanich Inlet) in early 2007, the second one is a few km's further North in the Saanich Inlet, near the airport.
The third one is taken on the ferry to Pender Island (one of those islands between Vancouver Island and the mainland; below that three of the hundreds of bunnies then roaming the University of Victoria campus (they evicted them from the university since then, because they started to undermine the buildings; but it was just too cute). And lastly, the Pacific coast at Port Renfrew (where I also had my only bear encounter, though safely from within a car $) )


gowlland-1.jpeg

patbay-3.jpeg

pender-4.jpeg

uvic-4..jpeg

renfrew-2.jpeg

renfrew-3.jpeg
Great pictures of the area. :)

Yes, bunnies are cute but also destructive just like woodchucks or groundhogs.

Bears are great also, to see from a safe distance! :)

When we lived in Florida, there were both bears and Florida Panthers to be concerned about, besides all of the alligators and snakes.

Did you attend the University of Victoria?
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Lúthien wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:09 pm
wornout wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:49 pm

Hi Luthien,
If I did upset you, in regards to your country of your birth, I'm sorry...didn't mean to.
Oh gee no, you didn’t upset me at all!
If anything, I liked it that you asked. It gives us a chance to be a bit more personable :)
wornout wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:49 pm
It's just that when it comes to world travelers, it's hard to tell via written comunication unless someone right from the start says so. The misunderstanding came into play because you were in Canada for a number of years.
When my wife and I were in Europe back in the early 1980's, we made a point to stop in Maastricht and enjoy the central market place and a wonderful lunch that day. I will never forget that dark delicious beer from the tap that I had. Right now I don't remember the brand, but I never could find anything like it here in the states.
If the beer was dark, it was probably Belgian, maybe Rochefort. Belgium has a great tradition of Monastery breweries (Trappist monasteries)
Rochefort is really good! It comes in two strengths, 8 and 10 (percent alcohol). I prefer the 8, the 10 is just a bit too heavy for my taste. Maybe you can buy it in some larger stores in the US?

The province of Limburg (where Maastricht is the capital of) also has great beer though that’s mostly of the “pilsener” variety: the regular yellow stuff. One of the most well know is called “Brand” (no kidding, a brand named “Brand” :D see here )
And there’s many more, like Gulpener.

In Vancouver there were also quite a few great micro-breweries (Granville Pale Ale is one that I remember). I’ve never yet tasted Budweiser, mostly because of its reputation. Actually, I don’t like like the largest brand here (Heineken) at all. It’s rather bland and almost sweet, as if it has some sugar added. Yuck :(

There’s so many great beers: English is great but is very characteristic (especially Guinness). I love Irish Kilkenny beer though, that’s superb. And German beer is also almost universally good, and it’s devoid of any additives by law: only a few basic ingredients are allowed.
wornout wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:49 pm
We knew a mother and daughter in the church that we use to belong to from the Netherlands who had not lived in the states that long (Columbus, Ohio). They were great people.
As far as loons goes, it looks that there could be two types in Europe. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loon
The black-throated and the red-throated and they are both very beautiful water birds.
I didn’t know that! It seems they occur only at the coast and in sea here, and rarely on the rivers. Apparently they are called “divers” here because they can swim under water very well.

I though that a Loon was a typical North American duck, there’s a Loon pictures on the Canadian one-dollar coin. Go figure.

I wonder if you also have the regular ducks there as we have here?
If you dig a hole in your garden and it fills up with rain- or ground water, chances are there’s a duck floating in it the next morning. They always make me laugh because they are just, well, funny.
For instance, when you are outside on a quiet evening and there’s some body of water nearby, you’ll often hear some duck suddenly bursting out in a long-drawn-our quack that sounds as if he or she suddenly found out that, hey! I’m a duck! and they find that the best joke ever: QUAAAAAAAAACK QUAAAACK quaaaaack quaaaackquack-quackquackquackackackack ... following the same melody as someone laughing out loud. It’s almost impossible not to laugh when I hear that.

And standing on a bridge watching ducks passing underneath: they you can see that they‘re not actually swimming but rather shipping - they propel themselves as if they’re a boat, with those feet peddling while they look around if anyone is showing signs of wanting to feed them (they love bread).

But I should go to bed :)
That dark beer that I had was heavy and slighty sweet. :D

Yes, there are a lot of micro breweries now in the states, but I still never found one that matched that flavor. I really don't drink that much anymore.

Budweiser frankly the term king of the beers is bunk. It was always too watery for me and I prefer bottle beer over cans any day or out of the tap.

Yep ,there are plenty of the ducks in the area along with Canadian geese since we are near Lake Huron. I also enjoy hearing them quack and the geese honk. :)

Mallards are the main kind of ducks.

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Here's a picture of our flock of geese in the apartment's pond area below our balcony which I just took a short time back.
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Lúthien wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 7:34 am
Oh and I forgot the best of all: Czech beer! The word “Pilsener” actually comes from the town of Plzeň (Pilsen). We’ve been to the Czech Republic a few times, most recently (2018) indeed to Pilsen (we didn’t make it all the way to Prague that time).
Maybe it’s the combination of summer and riding a bike all day, but the beer there is divine :D

Found some pics of Plzeň on my phone:

C9B3E241-2F79-46E4-ACA2-7B7B13B1DEF3.jpeg

063E6AFE-789B-4320-95AC-8DDD724A7A37.jpeg

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Interesting Pictures! :)

So I take it that you really love Czech beer. I never had any.

Bicycle riding... I don't blame you. I enjoy it very much.

The Czech people are so much better off now, since they are no longer behind the iron curtain of the soviets.
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