Sunday, April 24, 2005

Clog Sunday

The Clog-wife and I, along with other members of the Cross Creek Cloggers, performed at a farm and forest festival in Gainesville on Sunday. The weekend-event took place at the City of Gainesville's Morningside Nature Center.

There were the usual participants and activities: a blacksmith, a cooper, a flintknapper, a kettle corn cooker; a tour of an 1840's cabin, early 1-room schoolhouse, and farm animals in their pens; wagon rides, performances by the cloggers and the Greenwood Morris dancers (now including the Clog-wife), and old-time musicians. The weather was sunny, breezy, and a little on the cool side. A perfect day for dancing and enjoyng the period scenery and activities.

During the events I heard and observed Summer Tanagers. My first sighting of these cardinal-red birds was in that very park, around 1990, shortly after moving to Gainesville from Bloomington, Indiana, to continue graduate studies.

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