Welcome, Donna! Texas has three active flute circles, but it's big enough to easily be three hours or more away from one. I had been pretty active in the one in Austin, but I moved about 1-2 hours away, so I know what you mean about the drive.
If you ever are in Austin on a third Saturday of the month, the Lone Start Flute Circle is a great bunch of folks. You might also run into me, if I happen to be "in town". The circle's web site is:http://lonestarflutecircle.com/
Again, welcome the to the Portal, and enjoy that new flute!
QUOTE(A Murder of Crows @ Apr 11 2012, 03:20 PM)
Well, I've decided to come out of the "lurking closet" and introduce myself. My name is Donna and I live in Texas. I've been in love with NAF for as long as I can remember. It touches something deep within me. It's close and personal and very intense. One my great grandmothers was Comanche and the other was Mohican. I don't know, but I think maybe this is where it comes from. I can feel them in the music of the flutes.
I've so enjoyed all of the forums and information that is readily available. I bought my first flute in the key of A a short time ago. I have to say, I'm just not in love with the sound. It's not really low and mellow. Having small hands and fingers I know I'm very limited. After having searched the forums and web, I've decided to get another flute in the key of G. I've ordered the "Signature" flute from Roger McGee of Wind Dancer Flutes. I loved the craftsmanship and naturalness of the flute. It will be here tomorrow and I'm just beside myself with anticipation. Well, I've rambled on enough.
Let me just repeat myself and say I'm so happy to have found this site! There are no Pow Wows, Flute Circles or flute players anywhere near me. The closest circle is over 3 hours away. You all will have to be my circle. I'll just enjoy sitting outside, all alone and enjoying the sounds of the flute. I guess, after all...that's really what it's all about.