Last weekend my husband, son and I went to the Renaissance festival and wandered around for about 8 hours, 95% of that spent on foot. It was a heck of a lot of fun even though our legs and feet felt like they were screaming for days afterwards. It is one heck of a great place to people watch and to partake in fun that I surely wouldn't normally partake in. Something about being there brings me completely out of my shell. My son and I feel more at home at the Renaissance Festival than anywhere else. So much fun.
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A very nice man in a wonderful outfit. I loved the happy look on his face and his quiet demeanor. When I asked if I could take his photo he simply smiled and nodded. Something very warm and comforting about his presence.
The King and Queen having breakfast just before the parade began around the outer pathway of the Festival.
Some pics of the parade.
This freaked me out. Why I took a picture is still a bit of a mystery to me... but watching a man toss about a dead animal tied to a stick is quite disconcerting.
This was the first time I'd been to the Festival when they had an actual pathway (quite long, too) through the trees filled with fairy houses. Adults and children had all come together and made them to be placed on Fairy House Lane. Kettle was beside herself with excitement checking out all of the little houses and getting ideas for her summer garden home and ideas for friends. (Of course Kettle came with us! But don't worry, she stayed out of sight of prying eyes.) If you would like to read more about our House Fairy, Kettle, just scroll down the page a bit, the previous posts involve her, her home coming together and her sense of fashion.
What you can't really see here is that there were long pieces of mirrors and colored glass hanging all through the trees making this beautiful and colorful mosaic of light over all the houses and the pathway.
This fella was part of the Festival... I guess he'd killed the King and Queen the night before in some play. He was just nuts and quite fun. He had to stop and talk to me because I was dressed as a Fairy walking along the fairy houses. He said I must know great magic to be able to become human sized. I could hear Kettle giggling as she watched from the safety of my flower covered purse.
Well, that's all the photos I took of Fairy House Lane. There were so many houses I didn't get to take photos of as it got very crowded in there and it was too difficult.
I'll have more festival photos for you this week including the Tree Ent who captured me! That was so awesome!
Hope you all have a magical and blessed weekend,