Sunday, June 29, 2008

SAX and the City

Wow! What a great weekend! Full of amazing saxophone music! Friday evening I went to the new “Club 49” jazz club in Anderson (just south of Redding). To kick things off there, they got a top headliner: saxophonist, Jules Broussard. He is known internationally and has been a stalwart of the San Francisco music scene for over 30 years. His entire ensemble was excellent and he had a wonderful singer with the group.

Saturday evening was a performance by one of my favorites: a Mount Shasta duo, Allison Scull and Victor Martin. She plays the guitar and sings and he plays the saxophone and sings. Theirs is kind of a “folk/jazz”...and their incredible blend produces songs to soothe your soul. They performed across the street from where my son, Chris works. Since he was just off work, he came with me and we had a good time together.

Sunday was especially fun, because it was a concert by young
people. The 13 member group is called the “Sundial Saxophones” directed by two local saxophone musicians. Very awe inspiring to hear what these young adults can do. They are accompanied up by professional rhythm musicians who volunteer their time. In addition, there were several guest performers (not sax players). The youngest was 13 on the piccolo and standing bass, his sister, 15 years old on the drums, a 16 year old on the piano and a young man (don’t know age) on the trumpet...all extremely talented! Oh, did I mention that two of these places served wine!

thought of the day: More wine...less whine!

Friday, June 27, 2008

Weekly Theme: Bright

This week in northern California there have been
extremely smokey skies due to the many lightning
started fires all around our area. So I'm glad that I
got these shot before.

Here I try to hold the sun in my hand.
The next two are nearing sunset.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Weekly Theme: Water

One of my favorite things to photograph...
so of course, I submitted way too many!

Part of a Veterans of Foreign Wars
Memorial at the Riverside
National Cemetery.

Near Burney Falls in Burney, California.

Whiskeytown Lake near Redding, California.

Kayaking with friends!

Kids and water...what's more fun?
My nephew Billy.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Weekly Theme:  Emotions
Since I am away on a "working" vacation,
I simply chose  this photo of a poster of
several different emotions.  
Click on the photo to enlarge.

Friday, June 06, 2008

Weekly Theme: Bad Hair

Ok, go ahead and laugh!
This is me when I first wake up.
Curly hair gone wild.

Sunday, June 01, 2008

Big, Crazy Fun !

I started the weekend with my
friends at the opening of

the movie "Sex and the City"!

Ready for the show to begin.
The theater was full on only women!

Afterwards, of course, we had to go out for cosmopolitans.

Saturday was Redding's RELAY FOR LIFE,
the fight against cancer.

Below are decorated bras to remind women
to get their mammograms.

I left a luminary bag for my late husband.
Bags circle the entire track and the
candles inside are lit at at dark.
The glow is so awe inspiring, so is the 1st
morning lap done by cancer survivors.

Sunday, was the Taste of Redding!
The day could not have been more
beautiful. And I could not have eaten
another bite!

Very GOOD food and LOTS of it!

Wonderful music to add to our pleasure!

thought for the day: "When a clock is hungry it goes back four seconds".