Daniel and I often end our show with the tune “Midnight on the Water.” Before we play, I tell the audience to watch the gentle rocking motion of my fiddle bow and imagine the gentle rocking of the canoe in the open water at sunset. The night before a house concert in my hometown of Potsdam, NY, Daniel and my family took an after dinner paddle and experienced an exquisite sunset, finding ourselves immersed in the “setting” of one of our favorite tunes (in other words, we got lost navigating in the many small islands on the Raquette River and paddled home in the dark. We did, however make it home before midnight.)

Even though I like to “live in the moment,” I was glad I risked taking my camera out on the river and was able to capture this beautiful photo of a beautiful evening. To my delight, the picture was featured on North Country Public Radio’s “Picture of the Day” webpage. At our concert, with similar intention, a friend of mine quietly took this video of us playing “Midnight on the Water.” Enjoy a little video postcard from Potsdam.