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    December 7. Went to the Met to see the abridged version of “The Magic Flute”. We have seen this production before and still the charm of the great puppet characters keeps the children in awe and their parents happy with their parenting. An amusing interlude.

    December 9. Saw the Manhattan School of Music’s production of “Cendrillon” by Nicolo Isouard at the Florence Gould Hall. The MSM is having both its concert halls renovated and is using outside premises like the Alliance Francaise’s hall. The School and its talented young students put everything they have into this production; Scenery, lighting, costumes and acting was superb. As was the directing and conducting. Refreshing also, was that the cast was of the age to be convincing in their parts.

    December 10. The first of the “Peoples Symphony Concerts” this season (Their 118th year!). “The Variation String Trio” did the honours accompanied by guest pianist: Orion Weiss. Their programme included a new work by Nina Young (b.1984) Very interesting, but not, I think, a world-beater.

    December 31 Went to the Kaye theatre at Hunter College  to see the New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players’ production of “H.M.S. Pinafore”. Cast and orchestra captured the high spirits of the musical romp and the sets were surprisingly professional. Reminded me of the old Sadlers’ Wells days,

    January 2, 2018. Saw the Met’s “The Merry Widow”. During the first act, the acoustics left a lot to be desired and words were difficult to hear, even in English. But all went well in the second and third acts; the Russian style dancing was rousing and the sets were spectacular. There are usually only six ‘Grisettes’ (Can-can girls) on a regular stage, but the Met’s vast space seemed to be full of them; three, even, descending from the top of the proscenium arch! All with their frilly knickers a-shaking

     

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Bounce Lake 3

Each day brings an expectant dawn. There are no news bulletins to hear so the look of the sky is all important to us–whether to stay in and read or prepare to fish. Whether to contemplate a shower or wait for a warmer day . . . . .

 . . . thi dawn augers an outdoors day

. . . this dawn augers an outdoors day. First order of the day is to pick the blueberries for breakfast . .

 

It doesn't take long with this year's bumper crop

It doesn't take long with this year's bumper crop

 berries galore!

berries galore!

 Then there is time to relax in the garden . . . .

 . . . . with a puzzle . . .

. . . . with a puzzle . . .

 . . . . or do a little sketching before the fishing starts

. . . . or do a little sketching before the fishing starts

 The forest garden supports all kinds of strange plants . . . .

dry land tube worms?

dry land tube worms?

Susan tries her hand with the axe
looks a little out of practice

looks a little out of practice?

More visitors

lonesome grouse  -  there was a whole brood last year

lonesome grouse - there was a whole brood last year

 

Whisky Jack

Whisky Jack

 Now for the fishing . . . Or what there was of it this year. We spent many hours motoring up and down the lake with only one edible fish to count for the effort. And Susan caught it!

Kiowa rallies his crew

Kiowa rallies his crew

K and S try out the second boat

K and S try out the second boat

Lots of water to explore

Lots of water to explore

Serious work

Serious work

Captain Susan

Captain Susan

This is the one that got away--The one that didn't, we ate!

This is the one that got away--The one that didn't, we ate!

After a hard day’s fishing we dined on the veranda. Susan’s walleye was the hors-d’oeuvre

wine was included

wine was included

 

Billy heading back

Billy heading back

Almost docked

Almost docked

The flying sausage approves!

The flying sausage approves!

So does Billy

So does Billy

Our neighbor pays her farewell visit

Our neighbor pays her farewell visit

Souvenir picture of the three adventurers sitting on an uptured canoe . . . .

Souvenir picture of the three adventurers sitting on an uptured canoe . . . .

 . . .  and one of Kiowa and I on the same boat(?) 25 years ago

. . . and one of Kiowa and me on the same boat(?) 25 years ago

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