July 31, 2007

Dusk

Dusk

One evening, we drove into Small Town On Numbered Lake to buy some snacks for hiking and some cranberry juice, the official drink of romantic weekends. I was surprised to see cars parked along all the roads leading into town. Something big was going on, we figured. Fireworks perhaps.

We found a spot in the parking lot of a small church and walked to the little convenience store. The town has a public dock that stretches along an inlet and out into the lake, and I figured we would walk out onto the dock to watch the sunset. Dusk had fallen, and the lake and clouds were a misty blue. Near the playground, we saw that a huge white tent had been set up, the kind of tent people use for wedding receptions. And from the tent, we could hear, loud and clear, the music of a full orchestra.

The Snowstorm City Symphony had come to the mountains to perform a free public concert. Because it had been raining earlier, most people were crowded inside the tent on folding chairs, but as we strolled down the dock by ourselves, away from all the people, we could hear the music clearly. We sat on a bench, looking at the setting sun and listening to classical music and watching while a lone kayaker came paddling past, coming in for the night.

9 comments:

Yankee T said...

Great photo.

cheesehead said...

Yup. Cranberry juice. Good call.

Sounds like a great evening.

ppb said...

ah, what a nice night.

kathy a. said...

how beautiful -- i can almost hear the orchestra.

Autumn Song said...

Lovely. Sounds like a wonderful holiday - no wonder you didn't want to come home! (And there are not enough free orchestral concerts - this should happen far more often)

Linda said...

Sounds like a beautiful evening.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Lovely! Great photo, great evening, wish I were there with you!

Love those subtle lavender hues.

cloudscome said...

What a precious moment. Lovely photo.

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I love this kind of ride in boat, I think that this is one of the most exciting things in the world, I really like it!