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.
Unfortunately I have no images of the actual articles mentioned in the song. But I do have some things close enough I suppose,
Roses are considered as flowers for passion so, why not an actual Passion flower I say?
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.