Another beautiful day in the neighborhood here on the coast of Maine! I love the clear coldness on these frosty mornings. Although 18 degrees yesterday morning was quite a bit colder than I thought it would be. But nonetheless, at least the ground is firming up and some of the mud is now frozen. Always a plus.
I had the opportunity to have a jaunt into Portland today to go to the symphony. Portland Symphony at Merrill Auditorium. Wonderful program with a fresh, young visiting conductor and as always, the music was wonderful. Horn concerto by Strauss with a soloist who was one of the original players in the Canadian Brass, Jeff Nelson. And it never hurts to have a great performance of Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite. That’s definitely a blast from the past for me. Stravinsky was one of my father’s favorite composers. And as always, the Merrill Auditorium was a lovely venue, with excellent acoustics. Nice afternoon. After the concert we hit Trader Joe’s so I could score some economical coffee beans, and then home.
The girls were waiting on me for chores, and Jingle let the neighborhood know that I was late in getting down to business!
Back to work for a few days and then Thanksgiving. Just about my very favorite holiday of the year.