Winds and Waves workshop was last weekend and was lots of fun. We had a wonderful group of people and the weather was beautiful – sunny and cool on the weekend, rainy Monday morning which cleared by the afternoon. Yesterday Frances and I got back to work on our projects. I’ve recently started using Pete Rose’s Moondust for a finger etude. Frances had written a new piece for four recorders and piano which we did on the workshop faculty concert. She has written a beautiful piece for me to play on my Breukink slide flute. And now a new piece for recorder and saxophone which looks fun and hard.
Yesterday we hiked up to the Cascade Head and saw several Western kingbirds, just at the place where you emerge from the trees and see the ocean. They were hunting for insects on the uphill side. It was beautiful to see them perch in the tree or bush and then take off. This morning we walked down to Knight’s Park and saw a seal zooming down to the ocean. I’ve never seen a seal move so fast.