How I've missed you!
I hope that you're enjoying the season that is before you!
Every season carries it's own endearing elements.
I happen to be experiencing summer and
it's been wonderful so far!
And my life as I knew it has changed in a huge way. I'm now
keeping two of my grand girlies a couple days a week.
Oh my...The shenanigans ;)
What a joyful and special time it's been.
However, I do find my time limited now.
Life has been overflowing with goodness.
Planting and landscaping... playing monkey in the middle....
learning some new songs... and glorious summer picnics.
There have been some exciting developments
in the gypsy camp's future and with our music.
We've found a place where we can share the love for music.
A gathering of those who love to sing and play.
It's more like a family. It's a ways up the road in a quaint,
mountain community called Alpine.
It's a mix of all sorts of music and the atmosphere
is free and easy. Where strangers quickly become friends.
Playing music is one of my favorite things to do. My mandolin
and guitar are always out, ready to be tuned up to offer
their melodious sounds to just myself or whoever
else is near to listen.
I like to find a quiet place in the midst of the business
of my day, slow down and pour my heart out in song.
Music is a beautiful way to bridge the gap with people
and to keep tuned into my own heart. It's actually a kind of
obsession with me. I was blessed to have a
friend teach me a few
chords and then I was able to continue on my
own using books.
And I've never stopped learning.
Isn't that one of the most exciting things about this life?
We can keep learning more if we so desire!
I had a borrowed guitar for awhile. I'm thankful that I had
supportive parents and when I was 16,
they bought me one of my own for Christmas.
That was the best Christmas gift I ever received!
I'm always wanting to learn new songs to share with
others and and I play nearly every day.
And even during the busiest of days,
there's always time for music.
Here's a video of one of the songs that I'm learning.
Watching the River Run .. Loggins and Messina
And here's another..
You Make Me Brave ... Bethel .. cover by Sarah Reeves
Do you like music? Do you play an instrument?
I would really love to hear about your favorite song or
how music touches your life.
I've also been painting and working with some clay.
It's been a learning experience.
I'm considering opening an Etsy shop.
Any advice or ideas?
Thank you for your sweet visit!
Best wishes for your days to be filled
with harmony and peace.