Barry awoke this morning to a very slight frost -- but unfortunately, it may have taken its toll on our blueberries. By mid-morning when we checked outside, about half the blossoms were on the ground. Apparently the strawberries and other crops made it fine, but we just hope the blueberries will make it.
When we were living in Maine, I bought a Kentucky-made dulcimer, and this concert just encouraged me to come back home, tune the thing, and start playing it. I WAS playing it like it was a guitar, and was having difficulty. Now it seems quite easy, and I've already played Amazing Grace and Simple Things. The type of music which can be played on the dulcimer is somewhat limited, largely to simple melodies, and many old hymns and folk tunes, but nonetheless, it is an instrument which is uniquely American, uniquely Southern, and uniquely beautiful in its sound.