Thursday, October 25, 2007
Last weekend we drove upstate with some friends from Brooklyn and went pumpkin picking. Max and his friend Evan had fun on the hay ride and bumping along in the back of the old town fire truck. The pumkin farm and apple orchard were in New Paltz, NY which is about 80 miles north in Ulster County. We had a really good time. We ate fresh made apple donuts and bought pumpkins and gourds for decorating. As you can see by Max's clothing it was a balmy 80 on sunday. Not quite the weather I am used to for pumpkin season. We had a really good day.
Sunday, October 21, 2007
Friday, October 12, 2007
When we moved to Riverdale, we weren't thinking about the Bronx Zoo, but now that we're here, we've discovered that we live 20 minutes away! Max and I got to go with some friends/cousins on Columbus Day. It was very hard to drag Max away from the prairie dog exhibit.
Monday, October 8, 2007
Our friend, Eric Wolf, has been visiting the cabin for a number of years--he finds it to be a relaxing and private retreat where he can paint without the interruptions of daily life in New York. Eric shared these images of various works he produced during his most recent visit (September 2007). A section of our family web site has more information about Eric, his style of painting, and the paintings he has done for our family. Click here to visit the Bowles web site.
Update (10-9-07): Eric just wrote to let us know that he has a new web site. Click here to check it out (you'll notice that most of the paintings he features on his site were done at the cabin!).
Thursday, October 4, 2007
Sue and I sang with this group in the early 1990s, but it sorta disbanded for a while and we were quite involved with the Monadnock Chorus, etc. I am now singing with the PCC again. It's an excellent group of singers that performs a'cappella music, often from the Medieval and Renaissance periods--music I love.
We are currently preparing for a concert on October 21. The concert will be held in a beautiful stone church in Jaffrey--wonderful acoustics and a perfect setting for the music we will be performing.
What are we singing, you ask? Here's the program (I'm sure you will recognize the names of all the composers!). Note that most of the pieces are settings of the Ave Maria text--I'm really looking forward to the concert.
Clemens— Ave Maria
Grieg— Ave maris stella
Mozart— Ave verum corpus
Willan—I beheld her, beautiful as a dove
Willan—Fair in face
Verdonck— Ave Maria
Parsons— Ave Maria
Pärt— Bogoroditse Devo
Rachmaninov— Bogoroditse Devo
Stravinsky— Ave Maria
Byrd— Ave verum corpus
Bruckner— Ave Maria
Gombert— Ave Maria
Tuesday, October 2, 2007
well it has been a lovely and much needed vacation, but not only that there has been an amazing vacation in a vacation. we just got back to rainy London from beautiful Mallorca. there were cannonballs into the sea, wine festivals and amazing food. what is more amazing it that I still have another week to relax and enojoy London.