Tag Archives: Edward Elder

Crocuses on the First Day of Spring

Ed and I visited the Brooklyn Botanic Garden yesterday, on the cool, sunny first day of Spring. The crocuses were in full bloom. Deeper into the gardens, the crocuses spectacularly blanket a particular hill.

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PETRIFIED FOREST

If a tree falls in a forest 200 million years ago, can you hear it? Well, no, you probably will not hear it. But if the tree is carried away by flood waters, and quickly submerged in silt… … it … Continue reading

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TELL-TALE SOFIE AWARD

“The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre” wins a SOFIE Award The Short Film Awards, AKA the SOFIE Awards, were held last night. Here’s the YouTube video of the complete event: It was an elaborately produced virtual event full of filmmaker … Continue reading

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Mini Zen Garden

A year of miniature landscapes in sand and stone. Last Christmas’ favorite stocking stuffer gift was a Mini Zen Garden kit Ed got me. It came with a black sandbox, sand, five black mini stones, and a miniature wooden rake. … Continue reading

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The Awards Speech That Would Have Been

And the PIIF Best Actor winner is … not me. But hey, my acceptance video is cute, so let’s play it anyway! As you might remember… who am I kidding, why would you remember, but I won a Best Actor … Continue reading

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BROOKLYN BOTANIC GARDEN REOPENED

After 5 months locked out, a return to the gardens Last March, on the weekend where Broadway was already shut down and schools were cancelling performances and assemblies, but the rest of the city was still open for a few … Continue reading

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ED

My husband turns 61 today. Happy birthday, Ed! And just like every year for the past 27, I composed a viola piano duet for us to play. Each one is called an Evocation. This year’s birthday duet, Evocation XXVII, takes … Continue reading

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GRAND CANYON – BRIGHT ANGEL TRAIL

  Taking a Morning Hike Down into the Grand Canyon   The morning of our final day at the Grand Canyon, we took the Bright Angel Trail down to the first rest house and back up again. These first pictures … Continue reading

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GRAND CANYON – Long Walk along the South Rim

  Day Two at the Grand Canyon (South Rim)   The day after we drove along the Desert View Drive, and a lovely sunset at the trailer park we were staying, we returned to spend a full day walking along … Continue reading

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PRAGUE BEST ACTOR?

A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO RECEIVING THIS AWARD   I received this email Sunday: Dear DANNY ASHKENASI, Congratulations! We are happy to announce that your film “THE TELL-TALE HEART – A MUSICABRE“ was a WINNER in our Quarterly Festival’s latest edition in the following … Continue reading

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CHERRY BLOSSOMS AND TAIKO DRUMS

  Pink Splendor and Banging Dramatics on the Esplanade   The end of April the Brooklyn Botanic Garden holds the Sakura Matsuri Festival, scheduled to coincide with the spectacular blossoming of the cherry trees on the Garden’s Esplanade.  Nature holding … Continue reading

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Oh Good Grief

My father is getting company. My mother told me today that my parents’ neighbor and friend Conrad has succumbed to the cancer he’d been battling for several years.  Last year he and his wife Ulrike were so taken by my father’s tree … Continue reading

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BRAZIL – Pernambuco Memories

  Brazil – Cornelius   Why have Ed and I traveled twice to Brazil, exploring different parts of the country for the whole month of August in 2012 and 2016?  We do love to travel and explore the world when … Continue reading

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The 23rd Evocation for Viola and Piano on the Occasion of Edward’s 57th Birthday.

  Today that handsome fellow pictured above, who also just happens to be my sainted husband, Edward Elder, turns 57.  And, as has become tradition in our 23 years plus together, one of the birthday presents he receives from me … Continue reading

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Contemplation before the show

  My husband Ed took this pic of me in the lobby of Theater for the New City sitting at our concession stand by the entrance into the Johnson Theater.  Speakeasy would be performing in about 40 minutes that Saturday … Continue reading

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