Posted by Mark Ralston on Sunday, February 28, 2010
Winter 2009-2010 has brought central PA record snowfall..... for once the southeast part of the state has gotten even more snow than us. On the down-side is the potential for cabin fever for those of us who don't ski, ice-fish, etc. On the plus side, I've spent some quality time with my banjos & fiddles. I finally moved my Washburn 5100 improved from the "Infirmary" to the "Gallery" on my website (http://www.yellowstone-jewelry.com/Banjos/Collection/instrument%20Gallery.htm). I got it playable just before Clifftop last year, and it's a delight.
This morning I heard the songbirds tentatively chirping to each other at daybreak (in spite of all-over snow cover & deep drifting from the last storm) and the sound of Canada geese flying overhead. In March I'm looking forward to one of my favorite, early indicators of spring ...... honking of Whistling (Tundra) Swans flying far overhead and, rarely, seeing a flock of them fly up out of a local, secluded spot where they've spent the night.
Bill Rogers Says:
Saturday, March 6, 2010 @1:29:57 PM
Beautiful banjo, Mark. It has the look of Rettberg & Lange to me; what think you?
Mark Ralston Says:
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @5:37:50 PM
Bill - Thanks....yep, BillsBanjos website has a writeup on this model, says it's probably made by R&L.
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