It's night time in the Big City
outside the dogs are barking
a woman walks barefoot, her high heels in her handbag
the most beautiful things on earth

The Singers and Songs

The Other People and Players

  • John Field
  • Leon Huff
  • Kenny Gamble
  • Abraham Lincoln
  • Georgia O'Keefe
    "When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it's your world for a moment"
  • Isabella Mae Cantrell
  • The Passionate Shepard to His Love
  • A Rose is rose is a rose
  • Frosty Poet "The Rose Family"
  • Thomas Becker
    "Flowers are the sweetest thing God ever made and put a soul into."
  • Van Morrison
  • Dave Edmonds
  • Sister Maebelle
  • Sarah Carter
  • Sister Rosetta Tharpe
  • Liam Clancy
  • Hugh Masakela
  • Tammy Wynette
    “You know, it’s funny, I got an email recently from a listener, and they said they’d been listening to a lot of Tammy Wynette, and they thought that she sounded a lot like Little Richard. Well I thought they were crazy, but hearin that song I got an idea what they were talking about!”
  • Johnny Carson
  • Buddha
    "If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, a whole life would change"
    “There are three things that cannot be hidden: the sun, the moon and the truth.”
  • Nick Lowe

The Other Songs and Albums

The Guests

The Books and Poems

  • Roses Are Red...
    Roses are red,
    Violets are blue
    Some poems rhyme,
    This one doesn't.

The Places

  • Austin, TX
  • The Netherlands
  • Nashville, TN

The Roses

  • Beaugonvilla
  • Passionflower
  • Butterfly Clerodendrum
  • Angel's Trumpets
  • Firecracker Plant
  • Double Delight
  • Gemini
  • Julia Child
  • Knockout Shrub
  • New Dawn
  • Mr. Lincoln
  • Rosa Regosa
  • Angel Face
  • All the Jazz
  • Cary Grant
  • Cinderella
  • Gen. McArthur
  • Judy Garland
  • Lady Diana
  • Sir Lancelot
  • Snow White
  • Chevy Chase

The Other Flowers

  • Himalayan Poppy
  • Azaleas
  • Pansies
  • Victoria Sorghum
    Bob made this one up
  • Love in the Mist
  • Lion's Ear
  • Cock's Comb
  • Bachelor's Button
  • The Tansy
  • The Arrow
  • Chrysanthemum
  • Daisy
  • Violet
  • Joe-Pie Weed
  • Globe Thistle
  • German Status
  • Silver King
  • Morning Glory

State Flowers

  • AL - Camellia
  • AK - Forget Me Not
  • AR - Apple Blossom
  • CA - California Poppy
  • DE - Peach Blossom
  • GA - Cherokee Rose
  • MN - Pink and White Lady's Slipper
  • MS - Magnolia
  • NE - Goldenrod
  • NM - Yucca Flower
  • NH - Purple Lilac
  • TN - Iris
  • HI - Pua Aloalo
  • WY - Indian Paintbrush

I gotta make like a tree and leave
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