Happy Easter Everyone!
Here we are romping into spring after a mild winter. So good to feel the warm sun on my whiskers and the cool grass on my paws!
I have lots to tell you about from the Sedona Arts Center. Any time of year you can catch up with artists, view lots of great art and even participate in shows. However, spring and fall are the best times of year for activities going on. During the month of April, we have the featured artist show called “Profusion of Color” with color being the ribbon that ties everything together. Gretchen Lopez (known to me as Auntie Gretchen), Birgitta Lapides, Kathryn Willis, Susan Moody and Cyndi Thau are the featured artists. In May, they will change out the show for all new featured artists with the title “Spring Awakening” with lots of eye-opening art!
June 2-8 will bring lots of photographers to town. Maybe someone will want to take my photo. I do make a good model… Photofest is the event of the month for June.
Since it is Easter, I’d like to tell you my story about the Easter Sunday that brought fish… As you all know, I was born in Costa Rica and grew up on the beach. Several years ago my mom and I spent Easter Sunday on a beach called Playa Langosta. Now, I am a fisherwoman at heart and can spend hours bouncing through tide pools at the oceans edge. I’m a vacuum cleaner when it comes to the little sardine type fish that wash up on the beach. On this particular Sunday, however, I was in fish heaven and I’m not talking the little guys. Mother ocean was dumping hundreds of good sized fish into a large tide pool that I happened to be located in. Fish were jumping all around me, over my head, through my legs and one literally jumped into my mouth! I was so startled I dropped it and my mom hooted with laughter. Fishermen were running to MY tide pool and scooping up MY fish with their bare hands, putting them on a hook and tossing them back into the ocean to catch larger fish. Tuna abounded along with other varieties and the fishermen couldn’t carry all the fish they caught. They had to borrow wheel barrows to haul their catch away. Everyone feasted that day thanks to Mother Nature and the Easter Bunny-Fish who must have sent all those gifts our way. That night I slept the sleep of a dog tired fisherwoman, counting fish instead of sheep….
Thanks for reading my story and I hope you all have a Hoppy Day!