Tuesday, June 20, 2017

RENAISSANCE FAIRE IN CANBY, OR

After church on Sunday, June 18th, I traveled the 10 miles to nearby Canby to enjoy the Renaissance Faire being held there.  I have been to a number of them over the years and do enjoy it. Even many people who attend will dress in costume. I used to when younger and loved fitting in with the frivolity! I had even made a costume for my husband and he wore it with pride! We were peasants.
I love seeing the costumes...
Sometimes I wonder about the people in the costumes...what they are like away from here...
There are shows to see and little plays...
and vendors selling their wares...
I got a henna tattoo here! It is not permanent like a real one and no pain!
And, of course, there is always the joust!
The crowd did thumbs up to allow the valiant knight to survive. Hazzah!
Even a pretty little pony was embellished for the occasion.
They had the largest rocking horses I have ever seen!  The children (and a few adults) enjoyed riding them.
I had a wonderful and relaxing day stepping back in time!
Hope you enjoyed the photo's and one day attend one of the fairs!

Sunday, June 18, 2017

OREGON GARDENS IN SILVERTON

This was a wonderful weekend for me!  I visited the Oregon Gardens in Silverton on Saturday and the Renaissance Faire in Canby today.  Today's post will show the Oregon Gardens. It was a nice day to go view the gardens and I fully enjoyed it.
In the water gardens area I was giggling at a bird that walked across the lily pads as if this were the norm.  
Then I spotted a snake swimming in the water and I think he was hunting.
This frog was eating a fish or tadpole. I saw him catch it!
The different water features are so nice and listening to them so relaxing.
A few birds enjoyed bathing in the features.
There were colorful dragonflies darting all around.
Lots of little natural panoramas and a sea serpent floating by!
Beautiful nature everywhere...
I love the little hobbit house in the children's garden with front and rear door!
A variety of gazebos and seating areas are scattered throughout so you can enjoy the beauty.
I hope you are enjoying this beautiful gardens...
I certainly enjoyed God's beauty planted and cared for in this garden!
A lovely, peaceful place to remind you to slow down and enjoy the little things.