Love the picture, Dusty...you playing out in nature with the gals.
Thanks, Geekling, it was indeed a great time. This was our fourth or fifth year in a row, so a genuine tradition is in the making.
Thanks, Dana. It sure was fun.
Great pic Dusty, looks like everyone is having a great time.
Thanks, Carrie, Cheryl, and Strumelia, for your kind comments. There was much music on this trip as others brought a fiddle and a banjo, but I played guitar for most of our jams. The 8-year-old kid who took this photo had just started learning violin. He could only play a couple of tunes, but we made sure to play along with him on Mary Had a Little Lamb and the like. Then we played a bunch of stuff in a droning style and just let him play around bowing the A and D strings on his violin and getting a feel for what it's like to play with other people. The musical interlude captured here was during some down time as we gathered strength for a hike in one of the groves of giant sequoia redwoods.
Wonderful photo. They will all remember you and the beautiful music you make! Maybe soem of them will grow up to be dulcimer players because of you.
Great photo Dusty!!