Sunday, September 4, 2011


Kuunkuiskaajat ('Moonwhisperers') is a Finnish female folk duo made up of Värttinä members Susan Aho and Johanna Virtanen

Kuunkuiskaajat "Kahden"

Kuunkuiskaajat's first rehearsal...

Hääkellot - Kuunkuiskaajat

Kuunkuiskaajat- Taivaanrinne

Kuunkuiskaajat - Ruutuliina
Kuunkuikaajat - Taivaallinen

Last Week's Virginia Earthquake

"The most recent large earthquake in Virginia occurred last week when a magnitude 5.8 quake was centered near Mineral, Virginia (followed by a 4.2 aftershock) in the Central Virginia Seismic Zone. In 2003, a 4.5 magnitude quake had struck nearby. The rumbling/shaking lasted 10-15 seconds and triggered buildings to be evacuated between New York City to Richmond. Modern technology is fragile, and the two nuclear power plants at Lake Anna were shut down as a routine precaution. Buildings on the Fairfax campus of George Mason University were closed, urban workers in Washington DC took the rest of the afternoon off, and a classic traffic jam developed on Northern Virginia highways."

Ten Things You Should Know About the East Coast Quake

Ave Maria

The "Ave Maria" is one of the oldest and most popular Catholic prayers.
It has many musical settings; the compositions by Franz Schubert and Charles Gounod are among the most popular. There's no one single single rendition that has come down through time.

It should be noted that it is not as well known among Protestants. I'll blog "Pater Noster" to provide balance next.

1) Open up one window and post:
It's a picture of:
which can be found by simply clicking on the picture.
is a picture from

2)Now allow another window to open when you click on the following so you can something to look at and meditate upon while listening to the following when desired:

a)Luciano Pavarotti - Ave Maria

b)Helene Fischer - Ave Maria (in German)

c)Andre Rieu - Ave Maria sung by Mirusia Louwerse

d)Ave Maria-- With Lyrics-- Celine Dion:

e)Charlotte Church Ave Maria

f)Tarja Turunen - Ave Maria

g)Ave Maria - Christina England Hale

h)Ave Maria , Celtic Women

i)Ave Maria in Latin

j)Ave Maria - Karaoke Traditional Style


Ave Maria Lyrics (Latin)
Ave Maria
Gratia plena
Dominus tecum
Benedicta tu in mulieribus
Et benedictus fructus ventris
Tui, Jesus
Sancta Maria
Mater Dei
Ora pro nobis peccatoribus
Nunc et in hora mortis nostrae

Ave Maria lyrics in English:
Hail Mary,
full of grace,
the Lord is with thee;
blessed art thou among women,
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb,
Holy Mary,
Mother of God,
pray for us sinners,
now and at the hour of our death.