Saturday, August 31, 2013

Concert, Sept. 5, Cookeville, TN

William Yelverton in Concert 
- September 5th, 7pm 
 - Peachtree Learning Center 
- 420 N. Walnut St., Cookeville, TN 38501 

This is my first concert in a while and my first on a spruce guitar in over 22 years. I'm now playing a spruce Dake Traphagen, and I think it sounds beautiful, clear, and colorful.

I'll be playing some new repertoire: Bach, Handel Suite, D. Reis, Tarrega, and a Jerry Reed piece.

Lately, have been thinking about what athletic training has taught me about music... and vice-versa.

I have a sore thumb which I'm having minor surgery on 5 days after the concert, hopefully that will be a permanent fix to the trigger thumb problem.

Friday, August 30, 2013

Plants are huge again

The plants get a drink in the recently hot weather.   

This winter, my sunroom is going to be a jungle.  Some of these guys weigh 150+ lbs.   Hope for a late frost.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

The ole boat...

Still runs great!  Haven't had the boat out for a while but it ran great last week.

Fontana in October, here we come...

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

My rock

Owning a piece of the bluff, this rock, this house... a sanctuary, an observatory of nature and sky... it's idyllic.

The weather station has been down a bit, but now the weather cam has been relocated and everything seems to be working fine.   I have new web hosting for, so hopefully, it'll be up for a long time.  Long live the Sky Castle weather station.

Yesterday, we hiked down into the gorge.... to the waterfalls.   First time this summer.   Always challenging.  I'll never go down there in that jungle without my GPS.   No trails, very wild and challenging.  Due to the tree canopy and 'disappearing creeks'... it would be easy to get lost down there, as I found out last October.  

Roya took this photo of me at the base of my bluff.  A beautiful rock it is.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

My lowland forest flowers

It seems there are more flowers this time of year in my lowland forest here in Murfreesboro.

My chair in my woods ...

Monday, August 12, 2013

Timelapse video of storm, pics

Video - Afternoon storm and sunset.
Captured by the Sky Castle Weather Station Webcam: Champion Cove, Sewanee, TN

Lightning illuminates fog over Lost Cove...

Sunset, after the storm...

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Back on the mountain...

And the views keep coming.   What a spectacular morning!