Once a year the small town of Sidmouth in East Devon becomes the home of folk….
The Sidmouth Folk Festival has been running for 60 years. For one week it is normal to wear funny hats, bells on your knees and busk in the streets. We have been going to the festival for over 30 years.
There are food stalls.
‘Texture used Waterfront1’
Music stands where you can buy anything from a tin whistle to an accordion.
texture used kk_waterfront1 as a backdrop and Kim’s template and brush. Also a brush by Katie Pertiet
Meeting old friends and making new ones….
There was a lot of this….
Some interesting costumes
And of course the seafront, which is lined with traders and dance teams all playing their instruments, shouting out instructions and generally having a wonderful time…
This is a collage of some of the wonderful people you meet along the sea front. The dance team The Cornish Wreckers a dance side from Cornwall, and a young girl playing some amazing fiddle ….
This is only a tiny peep into the wonderful world of the folk festival…..
Mark and I are going to another festival at the end of August I hope the weather will be kind to us so I have another opportunity to showcase some more wonderful artists…
Linking up with Kim for Texture Tuesday and Helen for A Weekend Walk…..
Thanks for visiting……
“Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing – absolutely nothing – half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.”
― Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows
My idea of heaven is being by the water, the sea, river or lake. So my Photo – Heart Connection this month is a photo taken at Falmouth Marina in Cornwall on a late afternoon in June….THe boat was a perfect candidate for a shot. Lost, broken and neglected it moved gently on it’s moorings . This short break in Cornwall will hold a special place in my heart, a spontaneous decision to take a few days and run away to Cornwall before schools broke up and those tiny lanes became choked with traffic. Warm mellow evenings and hot sunny days perfect….
Joining with Kat Sloma for her Photo – Heart Connection….
Happy Earth Day…….
Today we celebrate the joy, and appreciate, our wonderful Earth.
I thought I would combine my ‘simple’ edition with my appreciation and love of our wonderful home.
To me the ‘simple is the special’. Don’t get me wrong the spectacular is wonderful but I find
A footprint in the sand.
The raindrop on a catkin
|Textures kk_waterfront27 and kk_1301
And the perfection of a flower
So whatever you are doing today celebrate our Earth it is miraculous.