I have decided to join the blogging craze. I am looking forward to taking a moment to find out a little more about the plants I have been photographing. I hope to explore all aspects of plants, flowers, trees and other garden related topics. Sorry about having to watermark the photos but there are a lot of people using them without permission.
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Geranium Pelargonium x hortorum cv.
This Geranium was spotted at
the Magic Kingdom last winter. It really had a nice color, which is really only
partially represented here. The flowers at Disney were all amazing and it is always
nice to see large scale bedding plant displays. I don’t know what grows down in
Florida during the summer but the Geraniums, Pansies and Snapdragons are sure
nice to see during the winter. I remember passing a huge display of Pansies at
Epcot that had a beautiful fresh smell and they were looking great.
Tuesday night Karen and I
attended the Allman Brothers Band concert at the Beacon Theater in Manhattan.
Part of their annual and fabled 10 night run the band was hot. It is always
nice to see and hear guitar playing like that. Derek Trucks (left) is an
amazing player and I had forgotten how good Mr. Warren Hayes plays as well.
Greg Allman is somehow still alive and doing well singing and playing one of my
favorite instruments, the Hammond B-3 organ.
Thinking back the last time I
saw the ABB was at the old New Haven Coliseum on New Years Eve 1982. That venue
has since been imploded but over the years it really had been the site of some
great concerts. The Beacon is an amazing place that, I think, is one of the few
grand movie houses from the 1920’s that is still standing in NYC. The next day
at work we were dragging a little bit it was well worth it. I do think that
Derek is one of the greatest American guitar players ever. He is 32 years old
now and has 20 years of professional experience. The band was joined by his
lovely wife Susan Tedeschi for a few songs. It was nice to see her playing a
Fender branded guitar instead of all the other Gibsons everyone was playing. This picture was one of the only ones I managed from our 2nd row seats.