While I don’t enjoy it getting dark so early, I love the extra time to experiment with ideas.
One of Audrey’s November Monarchs.
Getting the spices ready for dinner.
The kids enjoyed playing with the neighbors today.
I have been wanting to play with composites and the kids helped me with this idea. It is not great, but it is a fun start.
Five Medals is a fun way to converse with many different people. It is also a great place to practice different photography styles. I tried some candid “street shots”, just taking pictures of whatever caught my eye. I also interacted with people more before taking pictures. While I enjoyed talking and learning a lot of new stories, I often forgot to take the pictures after! Oh well, I guess I still have a lot to learn.
If you are interested in going next year, the tentative dates are October 20-21!
The weather was perfect for this year’s Gathering at Five Medals. I appreciated the time each person took to tell their story of life in the Midwest between the 1660s and the early 1800s.
I talked with a spinner who explained what she was doing and said she loves the chance to relax and spin while her children did chores or read out loud. I learned about caning chairs. We were instructed on how to make birch wood homes and how easy they were to pack up and move. My favorite though was a little boy who told Megan, “We just slept here all night, we are not really Indians”.
This morning we had fun making scarecrows.