Author Archives: J R
Recently I was blessed with the opportunity to return to Barcelona to bring in the New Year and celebrate the Three Kings festivities. You’ll be reading more posts about this experience and if you missed the posts from my 2017 visit you can read about Barcelona’s intriguing streets, the Gegant giants, a Gamelan musical instrument […]
Cycling has always been a favorite outdoor activity of mine. I had the opportunity to get out on our local Rail Trail, The Gainesville-Hawthorne Rail Trail, twice before the end of 2017. The first December ride was cold but with beautiful blue Florida skies. The second December ride was warmer but with grey skies and […]
It has been another successful year for the Gainesville Flute Circle. Thanks to Jim Torrence for leading the monthly meetings and to all who joined in to play and share in a love of the music from the many styles of Native American flute. If you live in or near Gainesville and are interested in […]
My mother is in a Long Term Care facility, far away. It takes me 3 days to drive up to see her and 3 days to drive back home where I build my WrenSong flutes. When I go to see mom, I spend a couple of weeks in the city and visit her daily, for […]
Every year around Christmas time, the University of Florida Environmental Horticultural Club hosts a “Poinsettia Festival.” It’s always interesting to see the new leaf shapes, colors and designs of poinsettias that have been grafted. I believe I overheard someone say orange is the newest color. Here’s a short video from today’s visit.
Update: Dec. 5. Thanks to everyone who stopped by and said hi and/or made a purchase this year. Glam was a great success. Thanks to all! The GLAM Craft Show – a gathering of Gainesville-area crafters and artisans – will be held on Sunday, Dec. 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. GLAM will […]
Be sure to check out the GFAA Artists’ Holiday Café hosted by SweetBerries Eatery & Frozen Custard in Gainesville on Saturday, Dec. 2, from 2 to 5 p.m. My work will be in the patio area. I’ll be selling abstract wood art pieces and wood Christmas ornaments. If you are interested in adding music to your […]