These are from Canada Day.
It's too cold outside for the real ones.
It's still fun to have fireworks on my birthday.
Even if they remind me of the blinding light that sits on top of my cake now.
It's not every day that we get invited to picnic on an island out in the Atlantic whose only inhabitants are sheep regularly tended by our tour guide. In our case it's more like once in a lifetime. Almost as rare was the weather. Even thought this event was planned weeks in advance it turned out to be a gorgeous late summer day.
One of my favourite pictures that day was one that I didn't take at all. I had fallen behind (yes, I was taking pictures) and found myself in an open field littered with butterflies. The sun was warm on my back. I could smell the salty ocean air. The breeze blew in off the water. It was slow and gentle and it lifted all of the butterflies and carried them through the air. Hundreds of tiny wings fluttered past my skin but I only felt the soft movement of the air. The butterflies just kept coming so I closed my eyes to make it last longer or feel it better or both. The breeze started to slow down and then it was gone. When I opened my eyes, so were the butterflies.
Thank you to The Lunenburg Cultural Centre for hosting a great holiday market.
Thank you to Yuri for making the vendors such a great pot of soup.
Thank you to all of the vendors for creating such a friendly and inspiring atmosphere to spend the day in.
Thank you to The Makery for entertainging my children with crafts all afternoon.
But mostly I want to thank everyone who came out to support the great artisans that live in this community. It was my very first craft fair and you all made it such a wonderful experience.
The first Lunenburg Artists' Market is this Saturday from 10 am until 7 pm and I'm very happy to say that I'll be one of the artists. Along with Christmas cards, gift tags and a few other goodies I'll be bringing a few of these newly designed Happy Birthday and Happy New Year Garlands. Hopefully you can make it. I'll look forward to seeing you there.