Posted by Mandogryl on Saturday, September 26, 2009
With autumn upon us and the temps cooling down some, it has become more comfortable to play outside. I have a nice bench on the edge of my vegetable garden that I like to play fiddle on, with my Golden Retriever Mandy (short for Amanda Lynn) at my feet. During summer the insects are too pesky to be outside, and the dragonflies are as big as Piper Cubs up here in Maine. But the weather is so beautiful now, that playing outside is a joy. Playing music outside is so different than in the house, for me anyway.
Saturday, September 26, 2009 @6:16:46 PM
Every year, when we have to go in-doors, in early November, I dread it. It'll be six months in-side, before we're able to get back out again. Thus far, we've been forced in-side only once since April, and that due to rain. I much prefer to be out of doors.
Always nice to have experiences like yours, with the kids. One never knows how that little twist of fate might figure into their lives future.
Sunday, September 27, 2009 @4:52:38 AM
Cool storey re: the kids. Have fun in P-Town!
Sunday, September 27, 2009 @4:57:28 AM
Here in southern Maine (west) I play outside until it gets down to 55 degrees. I have a great screen porch that allows me to set outside and enjoy playing for my neighbors. Playing for kids is the best.
Sunday, September 27, 2009 @5:16:32 AM
Thanks guys, it was great fun, with the kids. And the playing to the sound of busy traffic rushing was thought provoking for some odd reason.
Yes, playing outside is the best! Haven't done it much since my busking days in Manhattan, but that's a whole 'nother story.
Ozarkian DL Says:
Sunday, September 27, 2009 @6:05:02 AM
Memorable memories given are food from the angels. You've earned ur wings.
Sunday, September 27, 2009 @9:11:14 AM
When Jane and I busk in Lambertville, the kids and dogs are the best part of the experience!
A fiddler playing will stop most kids in their tracks like few other things on earth. Their faces beam as if they're being lit from within.
Sunday, September 27, 2009 @2:41:43 PM
At p-town the wind is almost always blowing at a good clip. Hope you catch some good weather.
Sunday, September 27, 2009 @6:44:06 PM
man i love playing outside but at the moment it is far to wet to even think about playing outside so Jealous!!
kids are great you have done a wonderful thing introducing them to playing music. Who knows you may have even inspired one or more of those children to want to play fiddle. They are probably nagging mum as we speak!! Its a wonderful thing the gift of music
Sunday, October 11, 2009 @7:04:49 AM
You've inspired me! Today I'm going to sit on my picnic table under the falling leaves and let my fiddle soak up the autumn!
Sunday, October 11, 2009 @7:33:07 AM
I'm glad. Wish I could be there with ya!
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