Random thoughts and observations and a few favorite photographs
Sunday, May 14, 2023
Sunday, November 27, 2022
Farewell, Yellow Brick Road
Wednesday, May 4, 2022
Let's Say Goodbye Like We Said Hello
Tuesday, April 19, 2022
How Little Winters Follow Spring
Wind howled all night. It's still blowing and the "real feel" is 26°. Appalachian lore says there are five "little winters" -- Locust, Redbud, Dogwood, Blackberry, Britches -- before spring is finally here to stay.
Redbuds are in bloom, and I've seen a few dogwoods in bloom as well, so I don't know which little winter we're "officially" in. But I'm pulling for Dogwood. 😉
If you're interested to know more about the "little winters," try this link:
Monday, April 18, 2022
Sometimes I drive the Blue Ridge Parkway for -- as Forrest Gump would say -- "no p'ticular reason."
But the real reason is because there's always something new to see. Not long ago, these trees were completely bare; today they're dressed in the green of early spring.
Tuesday, April 12, 2022
Loch Norman Highland Games
Attended Loch Norman Highland Games last weekend. Although it was a first for Rita Kochensparger and myself, it felt like Old Home Day, seeing so many friends: Neil Anderson, Scooter Muse, Aubrey Gray, Colin Shoemaker, Stephanie Sellers Morrow, Donald Cameron, Heather Gallia, Celtic Exchange (Danny), The Celtic Bag Co. (John), Chris Kagan, Tawnya Kagan, Jacqueline Murdock Habenicht, Robin Frye, Debbie MacFarland Webb, Sam Moffitt (you didn't see me but I saw you 🙂), Clan Forrester Society, Inc. ... gosh, so many people; I'm sure I've left some people out?
Pictured are the Tannahill Weavers , one of my all-time favorites and one of my big musical inspirations.
Even though it was C.O.L.D. it felt good to be out festivaling.
Wednesday, April 6, 2022
"I believe this to my core—there is no best musician, best artist, best dancer, best actor. The creative arts are subjective, and they reach people at a point in their lives when they need it most. It's like a song or an album is made and it almost has a radar to find the person when they need it the most." ~ Jon Batiste