Saturday, August 29, 2009

The Buck Stops Here

This morning, as I'm having my coffee, I looked out into our backyard, and lo and behold: a buck. By my count, he was a 6-pointer.

When he saw my camera, he paused to look over at me casually.

From you're somethin' else

I guess he was here to eat my weeds. If you're interested in this all-natural weed control solution, let me know. I would probably rent him to you for... wait for it... a buck. (groan)
From you're somethin' else

Later, I took Phoebe out to the backyards and she actually chased him and his buddy away. That's right, there were actually two bucks!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Parking Meters in Sweaters

Every parking meter in the Cedar Lee retail district is now dressed in a knit sweater as a part of a Heights Arts public art project.
Makes you want to feed it more quarters, doesn't it?

Monday, August 10, 2009

Over the Rhine at Cain Park

This weekend, we got to see our favorite band, Over the Rhine in concert at Cain Park. You can read all about Over the Rhine on the web site and listen to some of their music. For those of you who attended our wedding, you may recall that Starla walked down the aisle to "Rapsodie" by none other than Over the Rhine.

Cain Park's Evans Amphitheater

We've probably seen them in various venues about a dozen times over the past several years, and it's always been a thrilling and wonderful musical experience. They're on tour now, so if you happen to be near one of their venues, I highly recommend checking them out. You won't be disappointed!

One big difference with this particular concert was that because we won tickets through a local radio station who cosponsored the concert, we got to meet a member of the band -- Linford Detweiler, who writes most of their poetic lyrics. For my Menno-buds, note that he's a Detweiler.

In person, Linford is the same person we see on stage and in his email newsletters -- very mellow. In contrast, I'm embarrassed to say that I was a bit starstruck when we met him and was barely able to stammer out a few words and ask for a photo with him.

Us and Linford Detweiler of Over the Rhine

Maybe at their next concert, we'll get to meet Linford's wife and lead vocalist for Over the Rhine, Karin Berquist. For now, I'll revel in my happy star moment.