We're in high spring right now, and the weather has been beautiful. Blogging is taking a bit of a back seat. :)
Last Friday and Saturday, we were in Asheville for daughter's dance concert. She was in four dances - three of them in a row - and she led the middle one of those three. She was in Foxtrot, African jazz, and Ballet dances. She choreographed and led a theater dance to James Darren's version of Come Fly With Me. She decided to make it an audience participation dance. If you're a Facebook friend of mine, I "shared" a video of that (and the ballet performance) that someone posted.
The audience responded wonderfully - lots of dancing all up and down the aisles and both in front of and behind the block of seats. There were probably about 50 people dancing onstage - mostly dancers, but about five (by younger son's count) regular audience members.
Four of that five weren't related to daughter. :)
I had such a blast dancing and enjoying her dancing and leading. She seemed so calm and poised!
Then I sat back down in my seat for the ballet dance, and tears started streaming down my face.
[No photos because it's too late to call and ask her if she minds my posting them.]
Here's the song she used (from James Darren's album, This One's From the Heart):
The next morning, we all wandered around downtown Asheville. We had seen these stars in a window last summer when we brought her to college. We decided to buy one last weekend. We have no idea where we're going to hang it!
I didn't take that many photos because... well... I wasn't focusing on that!
Shady Grove Flowers on Lexington Ave is a lovely, eclectic store. Here's their small garden tucked in back. We came away with two more vases to hang on the walls. We can't put vases out on tables downstairs because Tamlin, our boy kitty, loves to eat flowers. He doesn't eat daffodils, however, so this is the only time of year that we can have flowers at the table.
Lina, however, likes to drink the water from the vases. She doesn't knock them over...
I also love the Grove Arcade, which was built in the 1920's and is architecturally fascinating: