Blessings to all, on a still New Year's Eve 2018, looking for 2019 to overtake us in the Moon Room of Rumsey House (Capay Valley, Yolo County, California), surveying the setting sun over Blue Ridge, part of the Interior Coast Ranges, as this blog continues at markalburger2019.blogspot.com....
51st and final day of fall,
since we'll designate any days with
highs in the 50's-60's
in the coming year
as spring --
heading up country on
into Yolo with views of the Sierra and
past Scarps Ranch, and
northwest on 16, near an evidently notorious spot,
Canon School, the
door, lo and behold, fine baby grand and toy pianos, playing John Cage's eponymous work (an almost-reasonable attempt at the first two movements by memory),
getting to know innkeeper Camila Barry, who has connections to San Rafael Highlands and Tiburon Westminster Presbyterian Church, plus enthusiasms for early and world musics (shown here in the upper lounge with harmonium
Victoria Lindsay Levine's
Writing American Indian Music, 2002).
Checking out the panoramic views as
the sun sets locally behind Blue Ridge, and
spending a bit of time with Camilla's family,
Harriet and I
trip back to the
head back to the
knowingly-appointed property whose owner clearly appreciates
art, education, music, and nature.
out again for a walk on the main route,
from Rumsey House's front door
towards Blue Ridge and Cache Creek Canyon.
and back onto the grounds proper,
inspecting the Cottage
Night, excellent company,
many books, and
Happy New Year to all!
This final day of 2018 going off as the 51st of fall, high down 4 to 55 -- 50 in Rumsey.
The year's daily high temps arrayed as...
0 Days 110's / 28 Days 100's / 56 Days 90's / 89 Days 80's / 59 Days 70's
77 Days 60's / 56 Days 50's / 0 Days 40's