Last night I went to the Caffe Lena to see the most incredible performance. I’m writing up a post on this historic venue and, after visiting and speaking with Sarah Craig, the director, a couple of weeks ago to get information for the post, I was invited back last night to attend the show.
Unfortunately, that post is not yet ready to be published. Caffe Lena is so important and so special that I want to be sure to do it justice and, as a result, it is taking longer to put together. So then, the question becomes…what can I write about?
This is an exciting time of year for me, probably for everyone. The winter is so close to being over! Soon, nature is going to explode in the bright greens that only early Spring can deliver. The snow will be gone (someday) and everyone will happily emerge from hibernation. I personally cannot wait. But, in the meantime, I have nothing to write about.
Actually, that’s not true. I am working on the Caffe Lena post and the incredible performance last night by Lindsay Lou and the Flatbellys, my new favorite band! Also, I am involved with the Saratoga Lions and our Adaptive Ice Skating Program draws to a close this Saturday with our year-end show put on by our wonderful skaters and volunteers. I have a ton of photos that I will share after that performance as well as what I hope will be a really great post about this inspiring and very rewarding program.
But tonight? Nada. I’ve got nothing. Except…
As I was leaving Caffe Lena last night and heading to the parking lot, we couldn’t help but notice what a gorgeous night it was. Freezing cold, as always, and very, very windy, but the sky was crystal clear and there were countless stars.
It was tough to take photos as we were basically running to get to the warmth of the car, and I was holding my coat closed with one hand, and trying to hold the camera and randomly snap some shots as I ran. I snagged the photo of Peabody’s pictured above as we ran past and then skidded to a stop when a woman ahead of us pointed out the moon and Venus glowing directly ahead. It was perfect!!
Between the street lights, the cars and what was shining in the sky, I thought it made a really pretty shot.
Then we turned the corner to head to the parking lot and the carousel was just sitting there BEGGING to have me take its picture. I happily complied.
So, even though I had nothing to write about or share…I guess I did manage to babble on here for quite a bit anyway. (And someone just told me last night that, in conversations, he feels I use about 20% more words than are actually necessary to tell my stories…go figure.)
Anyway, it was a really, really good night at the Caffe Lena and the performance was wonderful. As soon I get that post put together, I will share it here with tons of photos!
And, when I got home, we again noticed the moon and Venus shining over the snow. There has been a lot of great stuff going on in the night sky lately!