John, on his blog By Stargoose and Hanglands, shared a great video last Friday with Captain John singing a lovely sweet song. John mentioned the Music Maker Relief Foundation, which I'd never heard of. I went to the site immediately afterward and it brings me great joy that this foundation exists. They are working to preserve American musical heritage, to help the great older musicians who never made big bucks from their love of music. Take a jog over there and have a look. I think it links well with our music Fridays that Robin got started on her blog, The New Dharma Bums (with husband Roger).
Speaking of music, Friday night my family and I went to Mesamerica at our local Discovery Museum's planetarium.
Our music was recorded, unlike the video. We took my 8 year old grandson and he sat there transfixed. Until he fell asleep thirty minutes into the 60 minute show! It was a dizzying visual display that put me into an hypnotic state. There I sat next to my first husband, joking about all the mind-bending drugs we had taken in our youth and how we could have just skipped all that if we'd had this technology back then! The same planetarium is running Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon later this month, and I am tempted to go.
There was another fantastic visual show this week on Saturday, the sunset! I saw the house next to me all lit up it a pink glow, so I grabbed my new iPhone 11pro and ran outside. There I met one of my neighbors, also taking photos of the sky. It was changing minute to minute and we talked while we took our pictures. It was insanely beautiful.
The weather was warm all weekend: 68 on Saturday and 70 on Sunday. I mean, so sweater at all! Just a cotton shirt and some jeans and I was good to go. I had lunch on Saturday with a new friend, and we ate and chatted for two hours. Her husband has Parkinson's, so we did talk a lot about that. On Sunday, my friend of 31 years who lives near Boulder, came over and we went to lunch in a restaurant that turned out to be very noisy, so when the waitress brought our water we informed her we were moving to the patio. There was a stiff breeze out there, but it was better than the noise inside, and as long as you were in the sun, the breeze was not a big bother. Another yummy lunch, eaten leisurely while talking with a very dear friend. Afterward, we walked a couple of blocks to an amazing store called Nature's Own. My friend is quite knowledgeable amount gemstones and minerals and she wanted to check it out. She ended up buying a couple of beautiful stone bowls and a vase. They have extraordinary amethyst geodes that I would love to have, but at a cost of $7,000, I had to pass. Sigh.
I finished up my Sunday by going over to the kid's house to watch the Super Bowl. Actually, eating was my main objective and the ads came in second, with the game finishing last. I had heard that POTUS bought a thirty second commercial, but I sure didn't see it. The half-time show was the usual over-the-top music production with scantily clad women bumping and grinding their way through a medley of their hits. Oh-la-la. Maybe I'm just jealous of their youthful exuberance (though both performers were in their 40s and 50s) and physical fitness. I mean, pole dancing in your fifties? You've gotta be in damn good shape!
That, I am not.
Monday, February 3, 2020
Entertainment, both natural and man-made
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Thanks for the plug, Tara!ReplyDelete
The technology is amazing but the natural world can be even more wonderful.
You're welcome, John. And yes, the natural world has spectacular beauty that outstrips the man-made.Delete
What a grand weekend you had there. Life in the foothills is pretty great. I remember, though, that February can get pretty cold and snowy. So... stay warm and keep enjoying all that beauty.ReplyDelete
we woke up to snow this morning - forecast for 3 - 7 inches. I only need to walk to the neighborhood clubhouse for my yoga class. Will be strapping those YakTrax onto my shoes!Delete
I'm so glad you are settled near good friends (new and old) and family. The weather surely has been weird, but I'll take every sunny day we are given.ReplyDelete
I am, too! That beautiful 70 degree day was a real celebration. A little preview of springtime.Delete