My Favourite Things, Verse 1

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens,
Bright copper kettles and warm woollen mittens,
Brown paper packages tied up with strings:
These are a few of my favourite things.

The Sound of Music is my all-time favourite musical. It’s my childhood. It’s my introduction to Europe. It’s my love for western harmonics – until then I had known only nursery rhymes and Indian Carnatic music. It’s my adoration of everything Julie Andrews, which began my infatuation with everything English, that has now culminated in me loving everything United Kingdom.

So, when Cee started her Fun Foto Challenge on Things Mentioned in Songs with My Favourite Things featuring heavily in the series I could only ‘Wheeee’ like Liesl after Rolf kisses her.

Source: Tumblr.com
Source: Tumblr.com
Wheee
Wheee. Source: Google images

Unfortunately I have no images of the actual articles mentioned in the song. But I do have some things close enough I suppose,

Raindrops on Passion flower.
Raindrops on Passion flower.
Roses are considered as flowers for passion so, why not an actual Passion flower I say?

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Tadaaa…

The back of the Von Trapp villa, outskirts of Salzburg, Austria
The back of the Von Trapp villa, outskirts of Salzburg, Austria
The back of the stately home that served as the back of the Von Trapp family villa in the movie. I may not have any of Maria’s favourite things but one of those windows, we could suppose, belong to the room where the song was sung(?)

I am fighting my rational voice that’s suggesting that probably a movie set was used for the song. Shut up voice – let me dream!

We visited Salzburg last year and I couldn’t resist dragging Mr. Pink to the The Sound of Music Tour. It was an excellent experience! So much so that I find Mr. Pink whistling the soundtrack from time to time. His rendition of Edelweiss is rather good.

I will be posting more from the tour as the verses continue over the coming weeks.

Now go sing your favourite song. I am: Doe, a deer, a female deer…

For verse 2 please click here.
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35 thoughts on “My Favourite Things, Verse 1”

  1. I to LOVE the Sound of Music!!! Would be Awesome to take the Sound of Music tour someday! My husband took me to see Elizabeth Von Trapp in concert 2 years ago for our anniversary, it was beautiful! Enjoyed your post and the pics!

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  2. Love Sound Of Music…My all time favourite and I am ashamed to say that I must have seen it 5×45 (where’s my calculator?) =225 times. Yup I must have watched it at least 5 times a year since I was a toddler 🙂 Watched it last year (I mean 10 days ago!). I think I am addicted to the movie but I am yet to go to Austria but I will one day! SOM Rocks!

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    1. OKAY. That does it. My life has now come a full circle thanks to your Mr. Knight. There are now only two degrees of separation between me and the great Dame Andrews. That’s going on the 2015 highlights’ list.

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      1. Hahaha! Metal is a kind of music after all. I used to be a metalhead 🙂 Can you imagine Sound of Music as a metal musical. *shudder*
        PS: I hate autocorrect too. But it does lead to some interesting conversations.

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  3. Wow! I love sound of music. I had watched the movie first when I was a teenager and i absolutely loved ‘i am sixteen.. going on seventeen..’

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  4. I’m a musician, a vocal performance major, actually, so I appreciate most musicals. I do love The Sound of Music! I love Julie Andrews. I just wish I had a camera and a computer to join in all the fun! But I will soon! Love your photos and your renditions! Your passion flower is beautiful! 🙂

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    1. Oh wow! I am a shower singer. I live as a secret karaoke singer. 🙂
      I hope you get your tech sorted out quick. I look forward to reading your posts 🙂
      Thank you for all the kind words. I really appreciate it.

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