Elvis filled stadiums, performed for royalty and held many televised concerts some of us will remember for ever. His music lives on in our hearts and on the many recordings he made. So when this rare recording of Elvis singing "Always On My Mind" poped on my computer screen today I knew I had to share with you. If you're an Elvis fan or just curious about him, you will enjoy seeing these private moments of The King, his music, his life style, his family and friends.
There's a San Francisco garden growing more than just produce. In a city plagued by homelessness, the Farming Hope Initiative offers urban farming and cooking training to those without a place to live. The program aims to give participants skills that can lead to full-time employment, and it hosts weekly dinners that bring together people experiencing homelessness and the wider community. These shared meals are an invitation to dialogue, empathy and some delicious-looking tacos.
Pileated Woodpecker father and son. Father is using a traditional sounding board to drum on. This drumming can be heard throughout forests this time of year. If you look closely you can see worn peck marks in this piece of branch. The sound is tuned just right. Note the son is almost as big as dad but has a orange sort of Mohawk crest spiky crest and not all the flight feathers are completely in. Their nest was deep in the jungle behind the Backyard and I could not find it among the many large pine trees.