I played Ashoken Farewell on my fiddle as a musical talent. Benjamin Goodwin had committed to play backup for me on the guitar. That commitment went out the window when some cute girl with long red hair asked him to take her to her senior prom. I don't blame Benjamin at all. If I had been in his circumstances I think I would have ditched me too. Fortunately, I was able to find a replacement guitar player. Keith Huntsman filled in on very short notice and did a very fine job. The best part was that Keith seemed interested in playing together on a regular basis. I found a few other brethren who also seemed interested in attending a folk/celtic/old timey music jam session. Rob Morrill did a wonderful job playing Somewhere Over the Rainbow on the harmonica. Trey Clasen plays bass. Maybe this will keep me out of trouble while Linda is doing all of her traveling this summer.
My violin student, Nicolai Smith, played Joy to the World. He did a very fine job. Most importantly, he played in tune, the most difficult part of learning the violin. He made me proud. There were a number of other kids who played or sang. Young Kayli Kersavage did a wonderful gymnastic performance. I think my back was a bit sore just from watching her perform. Tymon John usually posts all of the various performances on You Tube. I tried unsuccessfully to set up a link. You can find it easily by just doing a search on You Tuber for Snohomish Ward Talent Show 2014.
Linda has been asking me about her flowers so I thought I would post a photo or two of a floral nature.
|There was supposed to be a bumblebee in this photo but she ducked into a flower|
|The rhododendron is covered with bumble bees|
|Peony blooms are unable to open without the assistance of ants|
|Our rhododendron in bloom is spectacular|
|The iris are also in bloom|