I was fortunate enough to see Pete Seeger in concert again. This time he performed with Jim Scott and also the Walkabout Clearwater Chorus at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Rock Tavern, NY. Pete is just amazing. At 93 years of age he carries his own equipment, plays and tells the most amazing stories. I can think of no better way to celebrate the legacy of Dr King than to sing 'We Shall Overcome' with Pete Seeger and a 150 other folks on a cold night in January, in Upstate New York. It was an amazing experience. Pete is still an activist as well. Some things will never change I guess. The note above is something Mr Seeger sent to NY Governor Andrew Cuomo to weigh in on the fracking debate. The man is a national treasure. If you agree with his politics or not you have to admit he has stood up for what he believed his entire life. I hope to be able to see Pete in concert for many more years to come.
last Sunday Morning I woke to one of my favorite things to photograph... Fog after snow. So I headed to the falls at Minisceongo Creek and got these photos. The conditions were changing fast. I love these they are so moody and thoughtful.
What are your favorite conditions to photograph in or depict in paintings?
Here is the another mandolin for the series of shots I have taken. This is an F-Style Loar Mandolin. They are such beautiful instruments. The last one that will get photographed my Mom gave to me and was my Grandfathers. It needs a little cleanup work first though. These have been fun to photograph and I am having even more fun learning to play the mandolin!