Born June 7, 1935, died March 28, 2012. Harry Crews wrote several novels after his service in the Marine Corps and graduating from the University of Florida in 1960. I would like to refer you to the AP article that tells about his death, life and his writing, Please see: http://movies.yahoo.com/news/author-harry-crews-dies-florida-76-195945783.html
I've never read his novels, but they are going on my TBR list right now.
And one of the all-time banjo players, Earl Scruggs, has also died. Born Jan 26, 1924, died March 28, 2012. See this article at: http://news.yahoo.com/bluegrass-legend-earl-scruggs-dies-age-88-235658884.html
The header picture is one of Monument Valley with a light snow falling.