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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

crystals

We camped!  We hiked (about one mile up) Mt Shasta!  Ming hiked Black Butte!  We noticed the town of Mt Shasta is full of crystals!  Seriously, there are a lot of crystal shops.  I went to one and bought a beautiful art magnet and a card for a friend.

And we wrote a song.  It goes like this.

Once upon a time,
I went to Mt Shasta the town.
I saw the most beautiful bumblebee
that ever could be found.
I said to my darling,
"Let's make a bumblebee song."
He said if he knew it
he would sing along.

Oh Bumblebee!
Oh Bumblebee!
I want you to
bumble with me.
Oh Bumblebee!
Oh Bumblebee!
I love you--
don't fly into my tea.


Here's a picture I took of Ming at the base of Mt Shasta.


Here's the most beautiful view of Mt Shasta that Ming photographed from the top of Black Butte at 6325 feet, he tells me.


Here's the foundation of the lookout house that used to be at the top of Black Butte.


This picture Ming took at the top too, of a metal pole that was stuck in the rock, a mystery.

ps  Bumblebees are important because the worker at Mt Shasta's outdoorsy store Fifth Season said there have been reports of lots of bumblebees at the top of Mt Shasta.  So bumblebees were on our mind, and so we made a song about them.

3 Comments:

  • At June 14, 2013 7:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    That bumblebee song is the best thing I've seen for a while. :)

    - Kat

     
  • At June 15, 2013 8:34 AM, Blogger Laura-Marie said…

    Hey, Kat! I would love to sing this song to you. Maybe next time I see you!

    LM

     
  • At June 27, 2013 7:37 AM, OpenID rkmlai said…

    Good Morning lover,

    Here are more lyrics:

    Once upon a time,
    I went to Mt Shasta the town.
    I saw the most beautiful bumblebee
    that ever could be found.
    I said to my darling,
    "Let's make a bumblebee song."
    He said if he knew it
    he would sing along.

    Oh Bumblebee!
    Oh Bumblebee!
    I want you to
    bumble with me.
    Oh Bumblebee!
    Oh Bumblebee!
    I love you--
    don't fly into my tea.

    Once upon a time,
    I went to Mt Shasta the town.
    My lover went to climb Black Butte
    a volcano, short and round.
    He'd been wanting to climb it
    for seven or eight years,
    and when he finally bagged the peak
    it brought him to tears.

    Oh Bumblebee!
    Oh Bumblebee!
    I want you to
    bumble with me.
    Oh Bumblebee!
    Oh Bumblebee!
    I love you--
    don't fly into my tea.

    Once upon a time,
    I went to Mt Shasta the town.
    It was full of crystals
    for which it was renowned.
    I wrote a letter to Abby
    as I sat in a cafe,
    And that is how I spent
    my lover's happy hiking day.

     

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