Sunday, July 29, 2012
You can imagine a farmers market is a huge hit in a community where the growing season is about 45 days long at best. The trick is to go early - as soon as you can get there after it opens at 8. It is then that you can get to your favorite bread maker and run into your good friends. Later, the tourists headed for or returning from Yellowstone descend and it is a challenge just to make it around the square.
About half of the vendors are local. That is, coming from 20 or so miles from town. Others come from Idaho and, sometimes, Montana. As the season wanes and the days and nights get colder the latter sort of hold things together. When the market closes mid September depending on the weather there is one big last day event that is not to be missed. Why? Because after that it is mostly locals and they know that the very next day it could be snowing.
Friday, July 20, 2012
* I think the intensity has to do with training the young of the year to the formation. I have read that geese with no family affiliation can fly in the vee but must be at the end and can never be the lead goose.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
A QUICK TRIP FOR A MOMENTOUS OCCASSION
We went over to San Francisco to hear my friend Pablo Sainz Villegas ( see multimedia page of www.annemullerphotography.com) perform as guest artist at San Francisco Symphony. The huge standing ovation that he received was not surprising but moving nonetheless. Pablo's music is a gift - an experience - to his audience. What a privilege to hear him perform in this great hall!
Wednesday, July 04, 2012
Monday, July 02, 2012
I can't say that it has been hot here to the degree it is in so much of the rest of the country. Still, the heat that we have had...mid to upper 80s...is significant because of the lack of rain and the subsequent high desert dryness that sets us up, along with much of the West, for major fires.
Literally "out of the blue" came this little system with it's little rain that provided little serious moisture but nonetheless was greatly welcome and, in it's way, wondrous. Where did it come from and how did it manage to contain rain?
According to the forecasts next week gets mean with shocking highs of 90 degrees and the dread threat of thunder storms - translate: lightening storms. So, to me, this is a blog-able little accumulation of peach colored clouds. Thank you little clouds.