Saturday, July 5, 2008

The Day After...........

We had a great 4th of July this year. It began with an all day Blue Grass Festival and ended with fireworks which we watched from our neighbors house.

Since the weather was advertised as decent we headed out to Benton to the
O.A.T.S Blue Grass Festival. The temps were in the 70s and overcast so it was pleasant to be able to sit there and ENJOY. We got to hear some new groups and now have a couple of new favorites............... David Davis and the Warrior River Band and the Hillbilly Gypsies.

Festivals are fun cause you get to meet like minded people, there is usually good food AND you can get CDs of the artists to take home and remember the day. And we got to meet the artists in person.And while there I managed to attend a fiddle playing workshop that was very helpful.

We only went for one day this year.... next year we plan to attend the entire 4 day event.

Upon arriving home we heard fireworks and so went to our neighbors yard to watch. They have the best view in our area so we didn't have to fight traffic at the park.

From our vantage point we could see three different fireworks shows, two way off in the distance. Great way to end the day.

Oh yeah, the Red Sox beat the Yankees too..... Can't get any better than that.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Poison Ivy and a Violin



This "lovely" little plant has been giving me misery for two weeks now..... Poison Ivy. For some reason I seem to locate it my garden at least one a year. At the momemt my garden is in dire need of work that I don't really feel like working on with all the poison ivy all over me. It would appear I am on the mend now. Hope so....
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But on a much brighter side, yesterday I started a new phase of my life. I took my very first violin lesson. Don't even begin to think I can play anything yet. But this is something I have wanted to do for a long time. Once I do finally get the hang of it I plan to switch to "fiddle" playing Blue Grass..... But I know I need to know the basics first.