We have tickets to give away for the Americana Showcase at the Rochester Civic Theater this coming Wednesday night, September 30th. Guests will be Nashville songwriters Sally Barris, Don Henry and from the band Six Mile Grove, Lyle, Minnesota native and artificial limb-builder Brandon Sampson.
The much anticipated Ken Burns series on the History of our National Parks began on PBS last night, making good use of music by local favorite Peter Ostroushko.
Mr. Ostroushko performed with Dan Chouinard for the opening of a regional park in the Twin Cities this past Saturday. Silverwood Park is the newest addition to the Three Rivers Park District.
Located on the site of the former Salvation Army Camp on the north side of Silver Lake in St. Anthony, it is minutes from downtown Minneapolis and has been created with a mission - to be a place where nature and art intermingle.
I took a walk through the park Sunday morning.
It is certainly beautiful.
Part of the plan includes "art circles" along the walking / biking path. This sculpture rotates with the wind and seems to take inspiration from those helicopter seeds that are so entertaining to watch as they fall and spin, although this could also serve as a winged breastplate for some boisterous Viking maiden. Or a delicate mask for some grand soiree. Or perhaps it represents a pair of glowing alien eyeballs topped by alarming, otherworldly eyebrows?
Walking through a park in the pristine early hours of morning, taking pictures of trees as you go is a pleasant enough pastime. Taking pictures of trees with pictures of trees hanging from the tree branches - that's unusual, but fun. With the wind blowing, all these photos were in motion.
Is there a national, state, regional or city park that you would recommend as a great place for an autumn visit?