Thursday, September 25, 2014



Somehow I didn't get in any really good hikes this summer and am now longing for mountaintops - a situation that can still be remedied, I hope. It's a shame to have missed the wildflowers, though.

Sunday, September 7, 2014



Since this one won't be in season much longer... Summertime by George Gershwin

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Blue Shadows


I may not have the vocal range of a Ned Nederlander, but that will never stop me from singing Blue Shadows.

Monday, June 9, 2014

All I Do Is Dream Of You


Introducing the ubiquitous d-d-u-u-d-u. Perhaps someday I will glimpse into the mysterious beyond and discover other strumming patterns currently beyond my ken. Meanwhile, this one is pretty darn useful.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Hang On Little Tomato


Dedicated to ailing tomatoes everywhere, this is one of my favorites from Pink Martini. 

Sunday, May 18, 2014

How Can I Keep From Singing


My voice is not of the performing kind (I like to think it was made for lullabies), but I sure do love to sing. Something else I love: this song. You can find the chords here.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

I Often Go Walking


Among my mom's many amazing qualities is this: the ability, after 60+ years on the planet, to exclaim over the leaves every Fall with the eyes and heart of a young woman. As a teenager, this made me roll my eyes more than once... but she was so right. For that and a million other reasons, this one's for you, Mom. Happy Mother's Day!

One of her favorites: 'I Often Go Walking' from the LDS Children's Songbook. I'm just getting into fingerpicking and let's just say I've got a lot of practicing to do.