Minstrels by the Bay

golden Music
Golden Music

I admire the minstrels in our lives. Sometimes we sing along: mostly we just listen or talk and drink. These minstrels don’t mind- they keep playing their repertoire as the sun goes down.

Last of the great sunsets.

Rachael’s collection includes numbers by Concrete Blonde, The Cranberries, or Patsy Cline. She hands over the guitar to her father, Mr T, and the music changes. He prefers to play the blues, the classics of Otis Redding and Otis Rush or a few soulful songs by Sam Cooke or Aaron Neville followed by a few country tunes by Delbert McClinton or Merle Haggard.

Pass me the Maton
Pass me the Maton
Mr T plays the blues
Mr T plays the blues

I also admire their discipline- they practice and keep in form. Shame we can’t drag a piano down to the beach.

Weekly photo challenge from the Daily Press this week is admiration.


18 thoughts on “Minstrels by the Bay”

    1. i used to play too, but because I don’t practice, my fingers no longer behave. These shots were taken last weekend- our final gathering at the beach-and we can’t believe the weather for this time of the year. It is still so warm, with beautiful evening light.

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  1. I really like the late Autumn light in these shots too and stuck them on FB last week as well, as you know. The fam all play music. Good to hear that Autumn has finally hit in Brissy.


  2. That pic of the guitar exchange is a knockout! Sadly, my endeavours to play my beloved cello have come to a halt due to dodgy fingers. Music is such an integral part of life and to share as a family in any form is wonderful. Such sensational autumn weather to farewell the season of merriment.

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    1. I am so sad to hear that your fingers are playing up. I saw that beautiful cello in your living room when I visited, and imagined what joy it would bring. Such a beautiful instrument.

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