~ Happy Face ~ WPC 3 + In a Vase on Monday ~

Viola, violet and pansy blossoms always seem to be smiling when I look in their velvety faces. They remind me of the wonderful song from “Bye Bye Birdie,” Put On A Happy Face.

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In a Vase on Monday, is hosted by Cathy at Rambling in the Garden.

This week’s photo challenge gives us the option to share a photo that captures the beauty of morning or evening half-light, or a photo inspired by a favorite poem, verse, story, or song lyric. As a young person, whenever I felt afraid “…I’d hold my head erect, and whistle [or hum] a happy tune…” (Rodgers and Hammerstein). As an adult I find when I present a warm, smiling face to the world, spirits are elevated. In the darkness of winter, I remind myself to “brush off the clouds and cheer up…” 

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Put On A Happy Face, composed by Charles Strouse and Lee Adams

Gray skies are gonna clear up,
Put on a happy face;
Brush off the clouds and cheer up,
Put on a happy face.
Take off the gloomy mask of tragedy,
It’s not your style;
You’ll look so good that you’ll be glad
Ya’ decide to smile!
Pick out a pleasant outlook,
Stick out that noble chin;
Wipe off that “full of doubt” look,
Slap on a happy grin!
And spread sunshine all over the place,
Just put on a happy face!
Put on a happy face
Put on a happy face
And if you’re feeling cross and bickerish
Don’t sit and whine
Think of banana splits and licorice
And you’ll feel fine
I knew a girl so gloomy
She’d never laugh or sing
She wouldn’t listen to me
Now she’s a mean old thing
So spread sunshine all over the place
Just put on a happy face
So, put on a happy face

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7 Responses to ~ Happy Face ~ WPC 3 + In a Vase on Monday ~

  1. This picture reminds me of the scene in Alice in Wonderland (The original) when all the flowers are singing to Alice, all with such happiness and child like joy! Great photo!

  2. Thanks for the reminder. We have had our share of dull dreary weather lately but the sun always makes an appearance eventually.

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