*”Teddy Bears’ Picnic” is a song consisting of a melody composed by John Walter Bratton in 1907 and lyrics added by Irish songwriter Jimmy Kennedy in 1932. It remains popular as a children’s song, having been recorded by numerous artists over the decades. The first vocal version was recorded in 1932 by Henry Hall and His Orchestra (EMI SH 172), with Val Rosing singing Kennedy’s lyrics. We have used the precise transcription of the lyrics from the Henry Hall 1932 rendition.
To hear it click here. Better yet, listen whilst viewing the photos once again, to get into the proper mood for the upcoming holiday.
1. The Knot Garden in predawn
2. Spider on a lily bud
3. Bear skeletons on display at the Ocoee,Tennessee Whitewater Visitors Center
4. Mushroom in the Black Garden
5. Fungus growing on the remains of Ferngully
6. Metal sculpture in the outdoor studio of Christopher Mellon in Asheville, North Carolina, aka The Gardening Welder Guy
7. Locust on Helianthus ‘Lemon Queen’
8. A surprise…
9. …Revealed. New metal sculpture commissioned by offspring Brokenbeat, displayed on his car, now christened The Hopmobile for The Hop Ice Cream Cafe in Asheville, North Carolina. (see sidebar for more infor.)
10. The scariest thing of all, cosmetic surgery performed by an incompetent, namely me, on hapless Alas Poor Yorick. Click here to see him in happier times.
Happy Hallowe’en to you all!