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Feast your ears, and praise young classical musicians

My 13 year old neighbor is playing the piano. I have known him since birth. He has been home schooled his whole life until now when he got into the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. That school takes exceptionally talented High Schoolers in Music, Dance and Drama.

Bedrich Smetana Piano Trio in G Minor, Opus 15

Proving that ORANGE is not always UGLY

The Japanese Maple is at my deck, and in glorious color. A little to the left is the last view, also in my back yard.
Lots to be grateful for. Happy Thanksgiving to all my photographer friends.

A Photoshop solution to the problems with the weather in Paris

This way wind and rain can't whip up the hair to get caught in the spokes of an umbrella
Looks better, too.

Saved this in hopes of a future smile tinged with "Schadenfreude"

Was in Sarasota a couple of weeks ago, visited the Ringling Circus Museum (a jaw dropping, fascinating place) and while there took this photo desperately wanting the facial expression to be apropos on the day of the Midterms.

House Intel Committee Chair†

Financial Services Committee Chair†

Committee on Oversight Chair†

Judiciary Committee Chair†

Speaker of the House†

yes, there were heartbreaking disappointments (some might still get corrected) nationally and also locally in my heavily gerrymandered state of North Carolina.
Yet I am encouraged, and grateful. I believe in spite of the huge amounts of evidence to the contrary that we ARE evolving, that we ARE learning, and that so many more than before have begun to pay attention and are waking up.

Beautiful creations lifted me today - look - and see if it helps you as well

A friend, a quilter (and DU person) alerted me to the exhibition of Southern Quilts at the local Y.
I found such beauty that while I picked my jaw off the floor numerous times I forgot all about the upcoming terrifyingly hopeful day of Tuesday.

If you donít like the artistry here - by chance - at least go down to the last one.

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