Recently, Matthew and I loaded up his dulcimer and went to Hopelands Gardens here in Aiken, SC to snap some new photos for The Dulcimer Guy.
Matthew and I got married in Hopelands Gardens so it always holds special memories when we stop in there. It's a beautiful park/arboretum right in the heart of Aiken.
He carried the dulcimer while I toted around the camera. I've tried carrying his large dulcimer on different occasions and it's heavier than it looks. It's awkward shape weighs in at about 30 lbs., but Matthew makes carrying it look easy. He totes it all around festivals and jams that we attend and thinks nothing of it!
My handsome fella! He's my favorite subject to take pictures of! ;-)
We ran into some friends at the Gardens that we haven't seen in a very long time, so we were able to chat and catch up with them. Matthew was able to play a sampler song for them, since the wife hadn't heard what a dulcimer sounds like before.
We had a lovely evening walking around the grounds and ended up with some very nice pictures out of the day. The one below is one of my favorites!