Before I left
Redding, early this morning, I checked the Richmond weather forecast.
It called for high temperatures hovering around 64. I left my shorts and
sandals at home.
It is very
pleasant here. No air conditioner sounds. Even the usual city sounds
seem muted, for the most part. I took a few pictures during the day of
Marian’s garden flora.
It is fun
to see new shapes and colors in different lighting and shadow. As
usual, a close examination reveals new parts of flowers that I have
managed to overlook for years. I am glad I have the time, and
inclination to discover more than I knew about the magical, fascinating
world we live in.
some of the tunes we will likely use at the Richmond Museum of History
this Tuesday afternoon. I enjoy being part of the LMP Trio. It is a
pleasure to play with Leona and Marian.
I recorded our rehearsal with the MacBook and I tested out the Blue FIRe recorder app for a 3rd track. I used a condenser mic with a Tascam interface that plugs into the iPod Touch for recording the guitar.
is capable of professional studio quality, (44.1 kHz), data capture and
it didn’t disappoint. After listening to the results that I got with
the free version, I went ahead and bought the full featured App.
As usual, there was delicious food aplenty, all day. Thank you, Marian and Leona.
Egg and olive sandwich
Chicken with mashed potatoes and green beans
Marian made a giant batch of whipped cream, which we used to smother strawberries.
What a nice day of music, food and flowers. And, we also found time to play a game of Scrabble. What fun.
Oh yeah, I mustn't forget the cat, Saki. She is currently asleep next to my head on the back of the couch as I write this.
On the deck, Sunday afternoon
today’s update. Tomorrow, I hope to get pictures of a few interesting
Bay Area points of interest. All is well and life is good, I hope that
speaks for your condition and circumstances, too.
Congratulations Mars rover, Curiosity.