I volunteered in the Photography Hall during the fair and found several opportunities to practice taking photos. It was fun to watch folks looking at the photos and listen to their comments. I also saw a young 4-H member stapling down the table cover and a couple of buds having their photo made. For the first time since I started entering photos, two of my entries managed to get an Honorable Mention. I think the word Jules uses is “chuffed”. Yep, that was me.
P.S. At Ruth and Oliver’s request, I have uploaded a thumbnail of the photos. The first one was a previous thumbnail of a previous post. The second is a building in Bartlesville, OK
I love Rube Goldberg contraptions. While technically not a Rube Goldberg, this can crusher came close. Notice the nice rosette hanging in the front.
Finally I made it to the fair! I had guests for the weekend, and as much as I enjoy their company…I was ready for them to leave so I could hot foot it over and check it out. I didn’t go in the carnival…but it did provide me with a photo opp. I saw (click on thumbnails) tractors, things for sale, and lots of ribbons. Tomorrow I will share some of the animals.
There is a garden in front of Groveland Cottage where a smiling Budda resides. When I stopped to take his picture, I happened to notice something odd attatched to his tummy. On closer examination, I found the object to be a snail. (click on thumbnail)
I don’t know why, but it surprised me when I drove by the local high school practice field…and there they were! No pads, yet, but the Sequim High School Wolves are already practicing for the upcoming football season. It shouldn’t have…summer school is finishing for me next week and the fall semester will be starting in a very short time for the local school district. Fortunately the college gets a month break…and I need it. Now I am looking forward to the upcoming soccer season. I love watching my grandchildren play….and if they should ever decide they want to play this game that doesn’t make a whole lot of sense to me…I’ll bet I learn the rules in a big hurry.