Green Over Blue, Mark Rothko, 1956
I don't express myself in paintings. I express my not-self.
The same might be said for music.
Yesterday I made a decision and bought an Oscar Schmidt 15-chord autoharp made in 1976 and began tuning the 36 strings. Halfway through the challenging tuning, I stopped and went out for a walk with my Canon PowerShot SD550 Digital Elph in hand because it was a pristine sunny day with blue sky, big white clouds, and yellow leaves everywhere. To my great surprise, every photo I took was overexposed and had vertical lines covering it:
I've had that camera since shortly after I started my blog in December of 2006. It's been a great little camera. Interesting that it would suddenly have problems the day I bought an autoharp. The video function on the camera is still working. Below is a view of Derby Pond from the trail at a spot close to the little dam and wooden footbridge. You can hear the water running over the dam, and the waterfall beyond that:
Here is my new used autoharp with Bryan Bowers playing "Simple Gifts":
Thanks to bev for the inspiring me with her string instruments!