Sunday, July 11, 2010

Freaky Fun Fair and Following a Kaboodle.

This week-end I went to The Oregon Country Fair, which is celebrating it's 41st anniversary. This is not your regular fair. First of all, it's huge, rambling through many acres of woodland with artist's and craftsmen's booths tucked hither and yon in the trees. Fairies and Giants stroll the paths and many a musical parade can be found, followed by green clothed Limelights. I love the entertainment and the art and the color and the music. What I don't love is the heat and the crowds. So I went early in the morning and enjoyed myself until I started to feel claustrophobic and then wandered home clutching a tie-dyed scarf I bought from some little kids and 2 porcelain owl pendents bartered from a fabulous porcelain jeweler. Here are a few pictures:
This vine serpent is the perfect place for hot and tired kids to take a break and relax in the shade.
The stilted sheep were a favorite of mine, wandering here and theer through the crowd, bleating, while a very tall shepherdess followed behind. I loved them because even though they are darling, they are also a little creepy.
This butterfly was definately a Monarch (I could tell by his tiara).
Funky flamingos danced to tribal drums while two of the many giants danced behind.

And while we're on the subject of the awesome and the artistic, I have found a blog that I love and I've been amazed that more people haven't found her. Follow this link to Kit and Kaboodle and make sure you check out her weekly "Whimseys".   She has a knack for rooting out fabulous pictures, videos, music and more.


  1. i wished they had something like that over here... that looks like a lot of fun! thanks for sharing!

  2. Oh wow, what a fabulous looking Fair, I'm loving the look of the creepy sheep pictures. Thank you also for plugging my blog, that was such a lovely thing of you to have done and I really am most grateful, if a little embarassed!

  3. Wow...I love the vine serpent!!!!!
    I show your photos to my kids and they are folling in love to! Thanks for sharing...your photos are always so magical;o)


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