Virginia Beach & Swindell’s Single Saturday Night Song (Lens-Artists Photo Challenge 8-8-2021)

The theme this week for the Lens-Artists photo challenge is: What does your inspiration look like? 

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The beach always inspires me.

That salt water can renew and refresh the mind and body

The foam never gets old

 

The beach gets even better when there is a memorial or small connection to history – like this memorial sign about the Sister Cities of Moss, Norway and Virginia Beach, USA

 

Here you can see it in context 

 

Let’s zoom in on those blooms:

Flowers always inspire

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Here is a fun song from this summer.

“Single Saturday Night” by Cole Swindell

I first heard it on a short road trip and I think it is a big hit now.

It actually has some fun connections to life – like the fun topic of new love and the play on words in the song – but also because the “White Claw” drinks (hard seltzer) are kind of popular lately.  I once told some students that I have a couple of them now and then – and one guy said, “White claws? Oh, those are my children?” hahah – and I know some folks make fun of these as drinks and wonder if the original video is having fun with them – here – – – because the guys toss around a can of White Claw.

Anyhow, today I share the live version of this fun little jam that will always remind me of summer 2021

 

 

Thanks for your visit

Hope you have a great week.

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Care to join in with the Lens-Artists?

Go to visit Patti at P.A. Moed for this week’s theme, and next week’s challenge with Ann-Christine and use the tag “Lens-artists”

 

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51 thoughts on “Virginia Beach & Swindell’s Single Saturday Night Song (Lens-Artists Photo Challenge 8-8-2021)

  1. Beach, history and flowers – many of us would agree on that! Lovely roses and lovely beach – and news to me about the sister. Beautiful post.

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    1. Oh thanks for such lovely feedback Lady Sighs!! and I have had some “too long-winded” and of posts – wink- so I guess it depends on where we are at when crafting posts – eh?

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  2. Salt water is a great refresh, I agree. And I wonder how much history I’ve failed to recognize in my own little corner of the world. It IS everywhere, if we look.

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      1. I live ten minutes from downtown Lancaster, which was the capitol of the United States for thirteen years. And that’s just the tip of it, lots of history in this area for sure.

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  3. Love the beachy photos Yvette. That song is catchy and leaves an ear worm … he is enjoying singing it and being in the right place – right time. I might have missed the “White Claw” reference if you hadn’t pointed it out. I’ve not tried it but I see a lot of cans strewn about so guess it is a good seller around here. 🙂

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    1. Hi Linda – it is so sad that so many cans are strewn around – one of the top items of trash I see on some of my walks are “newport” cigarette empty boxes ( people please stop the litter)

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      1. I see those “whip-its” … do you see them littering street and sidewalks Yvette? We have a sewer grate two doors down. I went for my walk one morning and an entire carton of those little CO-2 dispensers were spilling out of an empty carton and laying on the sewer grate. We never had all the littering before and I hate sounding like a little old lady saying that. The Whip-its are everywhere you look … also those Plackers tooth-flossing picks.

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        1. Hi – I have not seen whip-it’s or the flossers – but three times this year I went to an area to do trash pick up and thought about pouring it out and taking a photo – like this last time it was two empty cigar plastic things – always fast food – a green coffee mug (in a field to side of sidewalk ) and the bag was heavy – I mighty do the trash pick up a couple more times when I feel led to – because it is so gratifying for me personally and we also get to walk the dog — and regarding the sewers – I once heard someone say that it could be xtra helpful to pick up trash that looks like it might be going into the sewer drain and so I might be using a doggy pick up bag for things near there – I don’t see it,es near those that much – but if I do I might go out o Pfizer my way to pick it up – and the sad thing is that sometimes a litter problem has only s few culprits and a small handful of folks leave such an eyesore from sloppy habits

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        2. During the initial months of the pandemic, people in the Facebook neighborhood forum that I follow would take pictures at the grocery store where they had open bins outside the grocery store and people would walk out of the store, peel off their disposable masks and gloves and throw them on the floor, right next to the bin. People even took videos of this happening and posted it in this City of Lincoln Park neighborhood forum. You just have to wonder about people sometimes. They have a soccer field in one corner of the park where I walk and afterward, the players toss their disposable water bottles all over the field, though they have garbage bins set up all over the Park.

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        3. years ago – I was taking my boys to a birthday party and we got stuck on 295 – stand still. Later found out an elderly man died – some coach an he was driving and had players with him – think he was a college coach – anyhow, so sad when fatalities happen on the highway
          – and while waiting –
          a few cars up from up was this shiny, black 4-door sedan and a cool looking guy got out and walked over the lean on the guard rail
          he was looking away – reached into his pocket to grab a piece of gum and then -he crinkled up the wrapper and TOSSED it on the ground
          we were all like “hey! he littered” –
          My boys were young and so it still at that time of teaching about stuff like that and it led to some good conversation while waiting –
          anyhow, I think some folks just have a sloppy habit and do not realize how bad that habit is

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        4. I’m not a big driving fan to be honest Yvette and I think I mentioned that to you in the past. Partly, this is because I finished my last two years of college in Detroit and then worked in Downtown Detroit, so took the bus at the end of my street for all of those 30+ years. I did drive to school the first two years, but I did not hone my Winter driving skills, nor expressway skills much after that. Right now, I don’t know if this info has made the national news, but Detroit is rife with freeway shootings right now. It began last year and I have lost track how many we have had this year – easily 25-30 and some have been fatal. The other day a woman was driving below the speed limit and someone shot at her car. Scared, she exited as soon as she could and if the person didn’t hunt her down and shoot again. But, every day there is something unsavory going on on the expressways – from shootings, to road rage and today, it was a guy on the roof of a friend’s car, standing up and chained to the car roof and someone behind that car, on the expressway, streaming the video. We’ve had some other people have medical emergencies and run into a guardrail or cement wall or even another car. It is usually fatal as to the person with the medical emergency. It is sad when that happens.

          People do toss trash right next to a garbage can. Young and old – it is a bad habit.

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    1. Hi Tara – wow 30 years is a long time to not have been to that particular beach ! And this is not meant as a dig to that beach – but I suspect that if you do visit it again soon you will find many things have not changed there – ha – it does seem a little time warped and at times walking the boardwalk feels like it could be any ol year – the only thing that single is the shop that had the western clothes to put on for a photo shoot –

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