My Christmas Present
I have been playing the Native American Flute now for over twenty years. I already have several flutes but have wanted a "low" or "bass" flute for a few years.
This Christmas Jeanne and Nathan surprised me!
It was made by a local flute maker located only 4 or 5 miles from our cabin: Tatanka Spirit Flutes. It is built out of walnut in key of low D with a buffalo fetish. Jeanne left her coat when she went to pick up the flute. When she returned to get her coat, she had to take quite a detour. On the same day I was doing my recent 24 mile run on the road past the flutemaker's house and she did not want to explain why she drove past me that afternoon.
The poor quality of this video does not do the beautiful resonance of this flute any justice at all. I recorded this song this afternoon on our deck overlooking the Black Hills.
Note the curious nuthatch flitting about in the tree behind me.