Saturday, August 21, 2010

Mayne Island Fall Fair

The parade began with the a member of the RCMP and the Pender Island Scottish band leading the way. I thrill to the sound of the bagpipes.

Mayne Island quilters proudly wear their creations.

The Home Hardware float.




TOPS is the local weight lose program.

Adorable frogs dance down the street.


Mayne Island's biker gang.



The Mayne Island Thrift Store were you can find treasures for pennies.

Youthful defenders of the forest. Their message heard loud and clear, "Save our trees."

Mayne Island's Recycling Station -- the message isn't lost in the fun.

(the sign reads: Per islander per year)




Our youth keep moving: hockey, baseball, tennis and basketball.


Village Faire a cafe at the ferry dock.




Inside the Agricultural Society Hall displays of antiques accompany juried art, crafts and gardening.
I found my favorite entries.

I had a fun day at the fair. Now I'm home safe and sound. However, sadly, a different fate befell my husband.
What can I say? He's a drummer.
(Please don't worry. I'm only kidding. Actually, Mayne Island's Gaol is one of BC's oldest non-operating Gaols. It now houses our museum.)

Friday, July 2, 2010

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Happy World Wide Knit in Public Day

With a little help from my friends...

at a yard sale


in the health food store

at the Farmer's Market


I celebrate.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

the beauity that surrounds me...




These images and many others feed my muse. The result is http://www.oknitting.com/ -- have a peek.



Saturday, May 22, 2010

Mayne Island Celebrates May Day

Each May long weekend Mayne Island celebrates May Day. Each year I join in the celebrations and my husband takes some of the pictures. This year he took all of them.

Expect this one.
The Morris dancers...dance

The pole carriers...carry



We follow...



them to the park.


Where they raise the May pole.
We admire the pole.


Then we follow the Green Man over to the labyrinth.


The old May Queen enters the labyrinth. You see her. Don't you? She's in the pretty yellow dress.


What will she do?


She'll crown the new May queen.


Yes, that is what she will do.



Then the Green Man says a word or two to help our hearts sing with the thoughts of the coming summer.



Then we return to the May pole.


Do you see me? I'm standing in front of the tree.


I'm watching the children dance.


Then it's my turn to join in the dancing.

We weave while we dance.

Yeah, we're women -- we have to multitask.

Neighbours all, join hands and dance.