Unstormy Weather

June 6

Spring is the time of the year, when it is summer in the sun and winter in the shade. ~ Charles Dickens

We waited impatiently for six months. We finally got a couple of chamber of commerce days. We did our best to enjoy them.

Spring won’t let me stay in this house any longer! I must get out and breathe the air deeply again. ~ Gustav Mahler

[The late afternoon of June 4th – couldn’t have been better along the shoreline of Lake H2Obert . . . ]

June 3

In those days, though, the spring always came finally but it was frightening that it had nearly failed. ~ Ernest Hemingway

[The Salty Dogs were performing here. We decided to make an entire evening of being 18 miles away from home by dining with the performers at the Backroads Steakhouse, a couple blocks from this performance site . . . ]

[The Saltiest Dog, Erik, in set up duties . . . ]

How’m I doing?

[The Art Center is conveniently located just across the street from an area landmark . . . ]

[Steven Wright once noted that he wasn’t afraid of heights, he was afraid of widths. That would have worked for him here. I couldn’t get far enough away from the quartet to get all four of them in the same photo. Annie, Erik, and Tom are here with Greg off the photo, stage right . . . ]

[Greg arrived with new electronic implements that allowed him to, on occasion, play his fiddle as a bass . . . ]

A man has every season while a woman only has the right to spring. ~ Jane Fonda

[The aforementioned Greg . . . ]

[The singers . . . ]

No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow. ~ Proverb

Early spring is the time for vigorous change, a preparation for the heat-driven oppression that is to come. ~ Henry Rollins

The first day of spring is one thing, and the first spring day is another. The difference between them is sometimes as great as a month. ~ Henry Van Dyke

An optimist is the human personification of spring. ~ Susan J. Bissonette

The true harbinger of spring is not crocuses or swallows returning to Capistrano, but the sound of the bat on the ball. ~ Bill Veeck

Designers want me to dress like Spring, in billowing things. I don’t feel like Spring. I feel like a warm red Autumn. ~ Marilyn Monroe

Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May. ~ William Shakespeare

The almond, the first fruit to flower round the Mediterranean, heralds the arrival of spring. It is also an early nectar for the honey bees. ~ Carol Drinkwater

At worst, spring break in Daytona Beach feels feral – like everybody is trying to re-create scenes from the movie ‘The Hangover.’ ~ W. Kamau Bell

The first place I went in America was Boca Raton, and I thought it was awesome. It was spring break, and there were tons of young people and cute Americans in Speedos. ~ Nina Agdal

It’s mountains. The air is crisp. It’s peaceful. You don’t get spring break in Guanajuato. ~ Tanya Saracho

I’ve always loved the song ‘It Might as Well Be Spring’. ~ Jessie Mueller

[Intermission, goodies available in the backroom. Enjoy, and if so moved, purchase the artwork on the walls . . . ]

Where am I? (An existential question.)

[Here you can see the “width” is just three rows deep . . . ]

[Workmen tool kits . . . ]

[Workmen tools . . . ]

You mean guys don’t get injured in spring training? Guys get hurt walking down the street. ~ Bud Selig

[A/k/a, the Tenor . . . ]

‘Spring One’ probably has only four bars of Vivaldi in it, but it feels like it’s all Vivaldi. It’s odd. It’s a bit like walking around a sculpture, you just sort of see it from a different angle. ~ Max Richter

[Stretching for the next octave . . . ]

I’m so excited for readers to get their hands on ‘The Spring Girls.’ ~ Anna Todd

Yes, I deserve a spring – I owe nobody nothing. ~ Virginia Woolf

[Annie joined “the singers” . . . ]

The fact that I tour religiously in the spring, religiously in the fall, and do 125 shows – you can set your watch to that. And you could have set your watch to that in 2000 or 1999, and you can set your watch to it in 2012. ~ Joe Bonamassa

I don’t know how to pose or anything. ~ Anna Todd

I like to go super blonde early in the spring because the sun’s out and it helps keep that tone. ~ Jillian Hervey

June 4

I feel a physical happiness when spring is coming. ~ Halldor Laxness

Julie Patchouli and Bruce Hecksel came to town to perform at the winery as “Patchouli” . . . (Photo on loan from the internet.)

Science has never drummed up quite as effective a tranquilizing agent as a sunny spring day. ~ W. Earl Hall

[And what a gorgeous day it was . . . ]

Stravinsky influenced film music in general – those stabbing chords and rhythms from ‘The Rite of Spring.’ ~ Henry Mancini

In spring, you can have a little bit more fun with color and be out there. ~ Jeannie Mai

The weather here is gorgeous. It’s mild and feels like it’s in the eighties. The hot dog vendors got confused because of the weather and thought it was spring, so they accidentally changed the hot dog water in their carts. ~ David Letterman

I played a heap of snow in a school play. I was under a sheet, and crawled out when spring came. I often say I’ll never reach the same artistic level again. ~ Stellan Skarsgard

But, you know, I just did a big trip in the spring to Vietnam and Cambodia and Thailand, and that’s when I bought a Kindle. I have like 15 books on this one little gizmo. But when I came home, the first night I picked up the book that was on my nightstand and I went right back to that. ~ Lisa See

The way to make coaches think you’re in shape in the spring is to get a tan. ~ Whitey Ford

Conversation about the weather is the last refuge of the unimaginative. ~ Oscar Wilde

I do hope that our spring will be starting shortly and we will all be able to enjoy some sunshine again. ~ Lesley Garrett

It Might As Well Be Spring… I used to sing that as a young girl in my voice lessons. Then I picked it up again and it spoke to me in a whole new way. ~ Bernadette Peters

I am going to notice the lights of the earth, the sun and the moon and the stars, the lights of our candles as we march, the lights with which spring teases us, the light that is already present. ~ Anne Lamott

A change in the weather is sufficient to recreate the world and ourselves. ~ Marcel Proust

[A big Patchouli fan grabs a photo op . . . ]

I’m leaving because the weather is too good. I hate London when it’s not raining. ~ Groucho Marx

I miss the Swedish women on the first day of spring cause they all just blossom in the most incredible way. ~ Joel Kinnaman

I love being in a city with great weather. ~ Sean McVay

Poor, dear, silly Spring, preparing her annual surprise! ~ Wallace Stevens

She turned to the sunlight, And shook her yellow head, And whispered to her neighbor: “Winter is dead.” ~ A. A. Milne

[Bruce and Julie will be back on July 1st – see you then!]

[And then home to Lake H2Obert . . . ]

Climate change is sometimes misunderstood as being about changes in the weather. In reality it is about changes in our very way of life. ~ Paul Polman

[A panorama of our “lake” . . . ]

Everyone complains about the weather, but nobody ever seems to do anything about it. ~ Willard Scott

We may achieve climate, but weather is thrust upon us. ~ O. Henry

Up Next: On the road again?

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