I just had this video show up in my home page at YouTube… Check it out…
The first time I heard this song written by Jon Randall, I fell in love with the lyrics. Tke images they painted in my mind were vivid. They left me wishing for a mountain homecoming of my own.
I woke up this morning to the humming of the engines
Hauling nature’s finest from the Gulf of Mexico
Ridin’ this ol’ river is peaceful but it’s lonesome
It makes wonder how the old folks are at home
Now the years have blown by me like the wind through the pines
But the song of the south is ever sweet as homemade wine
Oh how I miss those mountains when the Laurels are in bloom
And the southern stars are dancin’ ’round a North Carolina moon
Just rolled through Memphis I could hear them guitar’s a playing
They had the blues so bad it almost broke my heart
Don’t sound nothing like a band of tree frogs singing
When every now and then they’d get in tune with grandpa’s harp
When I die boys make me this promise
You’ll send my body back up North Carolina way
I don’t want no tombstone just lay me next to mama
And let the honeysuckle grow wild upon my grave
Hugh Morton was a master at the art of photography. His image collection has been donated to the University of North Carolina where they are all being cataloged and digitalized. The good folks working on the project have a blog called “A View to Hugh”. Amber Couch was one of the archivists…She has posted a piece on some of the lessons she learned in the process of scanning and working with the images about the tricks and tips of Hugh Morton’s photography.
I’ve learned a lot over the last ten months working on this collection. I’ve learned about archival procedure, making many mistakes along the way the method for organizing the slides changed probably four or five times before I found one that worked. I have found homes for hundreds of “orphan” slides, and processed more than 72,000 slides in total. I’ve also been able to travel to amazing places: Grandfather Mountain, the Fern Grottoes of Hawaii, the McNeil River in Alaska, Galilee at Sunrise, Puerto Rican beaches, and Milford Sound in New Zealand.
via A View to Hugh.
If you enjoy the photos of Hugh Morton, this is a great website to explore…