Saturday, July 23, 2011

Reflection in a Rain Bucket

Rainwater for the garden, unneeded in this cool weather, sits in an old 5-gallon pail.

Above the porch and vines, a grey, cloudy sky.

We've been partying, celebrating a granddaughter's engagement. It turns out that his side of the family is as musical as hers; the afternoon turned into a lively jam session, with three generations of two extended families on guitars, violincello, harmonicas, accordion, piano and banjo, doing Golden Oldies from one end of the 20th century to the other. They even had Laurie and I singing along!

I'm too tired to get up the energy to go to bed. Maybe I'll just put my head down on the desk here ...


  1. That sounds like a lovely time! I haven't a musical bone in my body, but I wish I did, it would be amazing to improvise and play like that! Congratulations to your granddaughter.

    Your photo reminds me of China - we went to an old village and they had these giant stone pots everywhere filled with water and aquatic plants and little goldfish. :)

  2. What a wonderful time - I love it when musicians get together and jam! Unfortunately I can't carry a tune in a bucket ... it used to bother me until my mom told me about a Bible verse ... something along the lines of "Make a joyful NOISE unto the Lord". Well, that's what I make!!!

    I like the reflections in your rain barrel. I had to dump mine out ... for one it was overflowing from all of the rain this spring, and for two it was infested with mosquito larva. Yech.


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