Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Fall has come and gone. It seemed much more colorful than normal this year; the leaves changed colors much slower than we're used to, and perhaps because of this we saw more oranges, golds, and even a few reds before it all went brown and then fell. Until this weekend the temperatures had been warmer than usual, with no overnight hard frosts - I can remember frosts as early as mid-August. Instead we had to rely on the declining daylight to trigger everything. With the recent sunny weather and all the trips for rehearsals and lessons last few weeks I got to watch the whole process as I was putting all those miles on my car.
Oh, yeah, the bow trials: I mentioned the other day that I had found a small crack in the white bone plate at the tip. I'm 90% sure I didn't cause it, but I talked at length with Ellen about it. She wasn't too concerned, pointing out that it would be easily replaced at the next rehairing. She was more concerned that there was some change occurring in the bow itself because it was getting regular use instead of sitting on a shelf. She asked if I minded holding onto it and playing it for a while to see if anything else would happen to it. Also, since I preferred it over the others, I could use it to compare against the next three bows she was going to send.
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