Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Clair de Lune

I just love this interpretation of Debussy's Clair de Lune, by Van Cliburn.

M. Peeders, my late piano teacher, played it in her last recital in 2009. Because of these two works of artistry, I am inspired to learn this piece next. I hope I can do it justice -- and I plan to do my very best to this end!!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Practice makes...better?

I'll be playing in a piano recital a week from Sunday. I'm not too nervous -- yet.

Today I went over to our church to play on the grand piano that I will be playing for the recital. Like all pianos, it has its own intricacies and "feel" of the keys, the pedal, and so forth. I worked on some of the rough spots of the piece and tried to let my hands sing in other parts. It was a good time!

Here is the object of my practice. Beautiful, isn't it?

I hope that I can do the instrument justice. And that I can make my piano teachers (current and "angel") proud.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Scary, Very Scary

The Little Kid took the photo shown below, at the Zoo a couple weeks ago. She was with her Girl Scout troop experiencing "Day with the Dolphins." They toured the dolphin exhibits and learned about care and feeding, tricks and so forth. They also saw some sharks.

They slept by the dolphin & shark tank, listening to the water, splashing, and the live water animals all night. This made a great impression on her--she kept bringing up how cool it was, and all the interesting facts that she learned!

So now, check out these teeth-wow!!

Sunday, May 2, 2010


Beautiful spring day! The sounds of birds singing, lawn mowers being fired up, many for the first time of the season, smells of outdoor grilling...awesome day.

Our lilacs are just about in full bloom. They stand just in front of an apple tree that blooms gorgeous every spring (and luckily leaves no messy apples in its wake).

These lilacs SMELL as delicious as they LOOK!!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Family Fun-Grandma's Birthday

Photo of the day-several photos, taken last week at T's parents' fun!!

We were celebrating Grandma's birthday, with a fun and scrumptious dinner and light chocolaty & delicious birthday cake!!