Here's the best pic I had of my friend Brian's band, Stillwater Hill. You may recall that Caroline and I partook of the Carnation night life and watched these guys play some great bluegrass at Sliders. Brian is my old buddy from Tolt and he's the smiley one playing the banjo. I sure like bluegrass.
Here are the rascals all jammied up:
And here we have OM and Kimmy lighting the candles on Sue's cake:
There's Sue, recoiling from the intense birthday candle glow:
And here she is, contemplating being 50:
It was a gorgeous night! We had a beach fire, bien sur, stuffed the kids in the tent, talked and laughed, and then everyone went to bed. OM and I built up the fire a bit and stayed up talking and looking at stars. I saw Scorpio way low on the horizon and that was a treat; it's such an amazing constellation, my favorite. It's huge and spread out and has the coolest red star in it, Antares, that looks like a RUBY, and the long curve of the tail is so pretty!
The kids woke up at the crack of dawn, of course they did. Therefore, so did OM and I. I was SO tired, but the benefit of that was getting to see the sunrise. Yay! Sunrise over Lummi, best ever. Look:
Dance and Provencal song...yes indeedy!