Lucy

We’ve been listening to The Beatles lately. (Mainly the new album “Love” put together by George Martin.  It’s phenomenal.)  I asked Sam why their sound changed so dramatically from the early albums.  His reply… LSD.  Yup.  That explains a lot.  So, I give you Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds as portrayed in the movie Yellow Submarine.

You gotta admit that the artwork/music combo is pretty awesome.  I bet Walter totally loves this movie.

Concert in the Park

Wow… I got back from vacation and kind of fell off the grid.  Between sewing at the shop and stuff at home, I’ve been busy!  We did take time out yesterday to go to the first concert in the park of the season.  The featured band: Cherry Poppin’ Daddies!  One of my favorite bands, they put on a great live show.  (Not to mention it was a *free* concert!  Gotta love Parks & Rec.)

I, of course, spent the show with yarn in hand.  I got four more flowers finished on my Ella scarf.  There’s a lot of ends to weave in on this project…

The few pictures I snapped didn’t turn out very well, but I did capture a few seconds of video so you can experience it all the same.  Enjoy.

Dad’s Birthday

Almost a month ago was Dad’s birthday.  (I just now got the pictures uploaded…)  We got together as a family and decided to get him a big present this year.  But this requires some family history.  Dad moved up with his family in the ’60s.  He moved in down the street from Mom.   They played in the school band together.  Dad played trumpet, Mom played flute.  To this day, Dad still plays.  And to this day, he’s still playing his trumpet from high school.  While it’s in fairly good shape for being 40 years old, the valves stick and it’s really not a nice instrument.  This year, we were finally able to remedy that.

Wrapped in Dad’s favorite wrapping paper (newspaper), the box was a mystery to him.  He thought he knew what it was, but he was wrong.

You don’t often see that look of touched surprise on Dad’s face.  He was truly shocked.

Dad gives  a quick check to the valves.

After trying it out himself, Dad let Tyler have a try.  Another trumpet player in the family?  I think so.

This turned out to be a fun party for both Dad and Tyler.  One gift for Tyler’s birthday had shipped late, so he got to open a present too.

A magic drum, just like Diego from this movie.  Hopefully this will save my sister’s trash can from future wild drum sessions.