Monday, June 8, 2009

A Pickin' Good Time,...

Thursday morning I left the Adirondacks and traveled west to Stone Mills, NY. The 1,000 Islands Bluegrass Association held its spring festival on the grounds of the Agricultural Museum.


We settled our chairs into a nice spot in the 8th row,... Here "Lost Time" entertains.


Many great groups performed on the stage and there was plenty of good music happening all over the parking lot.

The gentleman in the red cap will soon celebrate his 92nd birthday. Let me tell you,.. his fingers just flew on that mandolin and his singing voice was strong.
I enjoyed the camping weekend and even had time for a side trip on Friday morning. Stay tuned for that later this week. For now,... it's out the door to work!

14 comments:

dog trot farm said...

Looks like a great time was had by all!

corin said...

love that last shot of the man playing the mandolin. my grandfather played the mandolin and I always used to sit mezmorized by the cute little songs he would play. looks like you had a great time!

Mountain Woman said...

Oh, it looks like such a great time and what fun you must have had. I can't wait for more stories.

alskamom said...

Looks like a wonderful time, Cedar!

Char said...

this is when I really love festivals is when its a group of people doing what they love. beautiful shots.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Cedar, I love blue grass music. We go to events similar to yours around this area. That music is just GREAT...

Can't believe the 92 yr. old man... Of course my father-in-law is almost 97 and he's still going strong. Amazing!!!

Hugs,
Betsy

Shellmo said...

I love live music - impressive about that 90 year old man! Glad you had a good time - looking forward to hearing more!

montucky said...

Now there's one I would have loved to attend! It's so great to see those events still happening!

Tammie Lee said...

Wow, that sounds like a wonderful time! You sure know how to enjoy life!

NCmountainwoman said...

I just love those bluegrass festivals. I have a bluegrass playlist on my iPod. Glad you had a good time and hope you heard some wonderful stories along with the music.

A New England Life said...

What a pickin' good time you must have had! 92 and he's still going strong ... good for him! I'll bet that music runs through his blood!

Sharon

Robynn's Ravings said...

Oh you lucky dog! You know I've told you before I wanna come!!! Wish we were within driving distance. You wouldn't be able to shake me. Glad you had a great time.

Beth Niquette said...

Is this a bluegrass festival? My family and I went to a very small one in Southern California. The air was warm, and a great comet hung in the night sky.

We wove flower garlands for our hair, and made some for the performers who sat around the many small camp fires.

One could walk from campsite to campsite--the music from one fading into the music of the others...Oh, I'll never forget that night.

It was magical.

Eve said...

I'm so glad I saw your post about the Thousand Islands while looking at my cousin's Dog Trot Farm. I know I've stopped by your blog before, but this is right up the road from my old house in Chaumont, NY! We're big Bluegrass fans but for some reason never made it to the festival. I did a whole series of photos for the Old Stone Mill Days a few years ago. Now I'm off to look at the 1000 Islands....