Monday, November 15, 2010

The Rice Fest 2010

I spent the weekend at the Rice Fest, a music festival in Fisher, Texas, a little more then an hour from where I live. The drive down was spectacular. The hills are alive with flame red and electric yellow trees, Sumac, Red Oak, Cedar Elm, "Lost" Maple, Cottonwood to name a few. The Sycamores were flashing in the breeze, leaves flipping from light to dark. In the fields were goats, llamas, alpacas and sheep and of course cattle, my favorite being the black ones with a white stripe around the middle. We call them the Oreo cows. The weather couldn't have been more beautiful. Saturday morning, we went to Wimberly and found a great guitar store and a yarn shop on an Alpaca farm outside of town. The music festival itself was the best they have had in years. We enjoyed everyone that played, but especially Jonathan Byrd, Tish Hinojosa, Tony Rice and Chuck Pyle. On Saturday, we were in the hall for ten hours! It was a great weekend but good to get home on Sunday.
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