A Juliet silhouette on a balcony of night where a star-crossed sweetheart shines a serenade of light _____________________ ~ Colleen Redman Post notes: This poem was written nearly a week ago for the night moon and for which I have no photo. It is posted here for dVerse poetry pub. The photo was taken at [...]
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Archive for July, 2012
Grandson Bryce hams it up eating watermelon in the Beer Garden with his nana and opa. There are staff golf carts and there are uncle’s backs for getting around the 80 acre Blue Ridge festival site. Everyone else walks. The theme for this 11th year annual music festival was Lovers Rock and my son Josh [...]
Floydfest this year reminds me of the movie Saving Private Ryan. It’s a strange connection to make, but Saving Private Ryan is the only movie that had me crying with emotion within the first two minutes of the film, and Floydfest started (Thursday night) on such an emotional high note with Jackson Browne’s stellar performance [...]
~ Feelin’ the Love at Floydfest. Two days down, two more to go! See photos and read about past Floydfests HERE. Note: If the videos don’t work or are slow to load, click on the upper left corner of them and they will play at youtube.
~ The following first appeared in The Floyd Press newspaper on July 26, 20102. We care about every detail, from every color to every light to every presentation throughout the festival grounds. Kris Hodges, speaking at the National Council on Arts in D.C. in October 2011. “Floydfest Ambiance Director. That’s my official title,” said Barbra [...]
1. I took this picture of the new Floydfest Yurt village when I was at the site on Sunday getting some last minute photos of Floydfest ambiance creators for a story I was writing for the local paper. 2. Who better to describe Floydfest, starting today and running through Sunday, than the founders, Kris Hodges [...]
The following appeared in The Floyd Press on July 19, 2012 and was written three weeks before the start of the four-day festival, July 27th. Josh Newsome worked at Floydfest for six years before becoming a full-time year-round employee of Across the Way Productions, the event management company that puts on the annual four day [...]
All I can say is that it was strange to be working on a story about the Artful Ambiance of Floydfest for the local paper and a benefit American Championship Wrestling Show in the same weekend. There was a lot of clowning (some caused by me getting too close to the ring with my camera), [...]
The following appeared in The Floyd Press on July 19, 2012 The Jacksonville Center for the Arts’ largest juried show to date featured 118 pieces and drew a full house on Saturday. Attendees enjoyed a talk by juror Jim Moon and a Meet the Artists Reception. Friends greet each other as another attendee quietly responds [...]
Girls gone wild: When the chicken coop pen is left open, they head right for my flowers.
Shadow Shot Sunday
There’s a silo overlooking the pool at Great Oaks Country Club. This is the way the pool looked when I got there on Wednesday for the 3:30 adult swim. And this is the way it looked 20 minutes later, after a roar of thunder and the sound of a lifeguard’s whistle blowing. “Now I know [...]
1. I experienced brain freeze for the first time recently when the power went out and I had to wash my hair with cold well water. 2. Best review of the book Fifty Shades of Gray, posted by a Facebook friend: I just read a few pages and I gotta say that I just don’t [...]
Spinning summer tutu a short sassy muumuu with flowers so real that goats want to eat them with a skirt so full it can carry yellow squash and beans from the garden for canning ___________________ dVerse poets pub HERE.
The following first appeared in the spring issue of All About HER, a regional magazine newspaper insert. “When you understand how food can be used to work for you, amazing things can happen,” says Lynise Anderson of the Healing Tree Wellness Center in Floyd. Anderson is a doctor of naturopathic medicine, a tradition that emphasizes [...]
I’m just sorry I missed the watermelon seed spitting contest. Look for photos of this second Town Jubilee event in this week’s Floyd Press.
My corn is happy. Sunday Shadow Shot
It’s been hot.