Ephemeral — Blossoms, Tra la, Tra la

Spring 2015, Palo Alto (Click to enlarge photo.)

Spring 2015, Palo Alto (Click to enlarge photo.)

The flowers that bloom in the spring,
Tra la,
Breathe promise of merry sunshine —
As we merrily dance and we sing,
Tra la,

Spring 2015, Palo Alto (Click to enlarge photo.)

Cyclamen, Spring 2015, Palo Alto (Click to enlarge photo.)

We welcome the hope that they bring,
Tra la,
Of a summer of roses and wine,
Of a summer of roses and wine.

And that’s what we mean when we say that a thing
Is welcome as flowers that bloom in the spring.
Tra la la la la,
Tra la la la la,
The flowers that bloom in the spring.

—Nanki-Poo, The Mikado, Gilbert and Sullivan (1911) [from the Internet Archive]

Calla Lillies nearing the end of their ephemeral season

Calla Lillies nearing the end of their ephemeral season

Boise State: Web Opera

All the music, lyrics and dialogue, Illustrated with historic photographs of D’Oyly Carte Opera Company productions

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