Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Last magnolia blossoms of summer

Those that visit my homes have been greeted with the scent of magnolia blossoms for the past 2+ months.   I love the smell of these.  Better than honeysuckle and gardenia.

As the dog days of summer approach, these are getting harder to find, so these magnolia blossoms may be some of the last.

The seasons are flying by.  So is life.

To everything ... turn, turn, turn.  There is a season... turn, turn, turn.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

My teacher

Bruce Holzman was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award and inducted into the Guitar Foundation of America Hall of Fame on June 30 at the the GFA Convention in Louisville.  Bruce just finished his 40th year of teaching, and I'm about to start my 25th,  how time flies.  Making the decision to pursue my Doctorate at FSU was one of the best decisions of my life. 

GFA is always a huge party, and I was happy to have seen a lot of my long time friends from FSU and colleagues from the guitar community.   What a wonderful time it was, very inspiring and fun... a great community. 

This photo was shot just after Bruce and Adam played a duet written by Sergio Assad especially for the occasion.  It was a rare treat to see Bruce and Adam play together.