I didn't realize the color theme running through this post until I saw them all together. Seems only fitting thatRED Tuesday follows BLUEMonday. And as I write this it dawns on me that my pics for tomorrow have a WHITE theme. My mind must be secretly working behind my back ;-)
The only souvenir I brought home from Idaho was this little pedestal and fish bowl. (already had the marbles) yeah! you thought I had lost 'em
And back home I eyed this plate and just had to have it, same with the brass bucket. $1 for each...and the fish bowl thingy--50c.
For 3 or More I am sharing these wonderfully delicious amaretto cream filled strawberries. Our last breakfast in Idaho was as scrumptious as the rest. Amaretto stuffed french toast topped with more strawberries. Each person got 3 edible 'flowers'.
One morning when we arrived at Fiddletown (which was really the high school) this jewel was parked away from all the other cars. I immediately thought RUBY TUESDAY folks are gonna like this.
I would call that Candy Apple Red, wouldn't you?
If you are new to my story and are wondering why a Texas girl was in Idaho... check back through my last few posts.
I can't seem to get back into my blogging routine. These 105 HOT DAYS just sap energy and if that's not hot enough, seems I have had one long HOT FLASH all day.
But stop whinin' girlie and get on with your BLUE MONDAY post. Three moments from my recent trip to Weiser, Idaho for the Fiddle Festival.
Our son did Texas proud...Dixie, the devil may have been in Georgia but 74 bow yeilding fiddlers showed up and that was just in Samuel's Jr. division--13 to 17 year olds. Almost that many in each of the Jr.Jr.s and adult divisions.
His group all played, which took most of the day and then came the first cut, down to only 15. He made it! And even though he didn't make the next cut we were grateful to have made it that far. He played two wonderful sets and we were very proud of him.
Weiser ruins and roses.
The whole town was in full bloom for the festival. Wish I could share the aroma, it was wonderful. Good thing I wore a blue shirt that day ;-)
The Galloway Inn Bed & Breakfast was home away from home on our visit to Weiser, Idaho. We couldn't have picked a more wonderful place. On the National Historic Register, this grand mansion was built in 1900 by Tom Galloway.
For many years she stood as the largest home in Idaho at 5,000 square feet plus a 2,000 sq.ft. attic where Mrs. Galloway hosted lovely dances. The Queen Anne design boasts 18" thick walls and cost a pretty penny to construct--$5,000 which was paid for by the sale of 800 head of horses.
This jewel is on the market as Tom and Dixielee are ready to pass the B&B baton to the next adventurous couple ready to welcome and entertain visitors surrounded by these walls of history. For more info--Galloway House Inn.
Due to recent rains the landscape was in full bloom to welcome fiddlers from all over the country.
We shared the home with a group from Alaska, mentoring and teaching native kids about their culture and rich heritage using the fiddle as a spring board, or should I say string board ;-) Bill Stevens, their teacher, travels all over the globe sharing the story of the Athabascan tribe through story and music.
Everyone we met had a story to tell, all one needs to do is ask.
Will share more later... you know the duties that await after a trip ;-)