weekend fun

Our past two weekends have been so very full and fun.  Seems to be the way with May and October, I think.  They are just such glorious months that so many good and great things are packed in on the weekends.  I admit I'm generally partial to weekends where I spend a lot of time in the garden with tea (often in pajamas until I realize I'm getting a bit dirtier than I'd meant to) and we hardly leave home.  Sometimes, though, a good dose of full-on fun and adventure is good, too.  Last weekend I helped work the taproot tent at the Mother Earth News Fair in Asheville.  Early on Friday I set up a loom for some free-form weaving.  On Saturday I spent the entire day hanging our art show for the after school art program I work for, and then on Sunday I was back out at the fair all day talking to folks about the magazine, weaving, indigo-dying, and making seed bombs with lots of little ones.  It was such fun.  I've subscribed to the magazine from the beginning and have fairly recently begun to write for them a little bit and I mean it when I say I really do love it.  It is such a thoughtfully and artfully curated collection of stories and art and projects.  Add in the fact that there is no advertising in the magazine and voila!~  it is grand.

This past weekend saw us at LEAF, the fabulous Lake Eden Art Festival that takes place just a bit down the road from us twice a year.  We skipped out on Friday because of thunderstorms and instead Claire and I had dinner and watched a movie with our dear friends.  Saturday and Sunday were warm and sunny and there was music and storytelling and hula hooping and dancing and Claire's LEAF favorites, kettle corn and bungee bouncing.  She also fell in love with weaving on a big loom up by the barn, and I so enjoyed watching her serious, concentrated expressions as she wove.  I'd requested NOT to have breakfast in bed on Mother's Day because I wanted to get up early and get in the garden, so instead I was made mid-morning tea and we had a nice visit with a friend who will soon be moving this way from the Austin area.  Papa had done a little shopping around on Saturday as Claire and I listened to Sara Watkins, and he chose a really beautiful necklace for me as a Mother's Day gift.  We don't typically do a lot of gifting, and I was more than pleased with my tea and the card Claire made for me, so the necklace was a very sweet surprise.  After that, back to LEAF (well, actually first there was some bee excitement, but more on that another time) for some more music and sunshine and time with the best of friends.

I'm filled up on sun and fun and as lovely as it all has been, I will say that looking ahead to this coming weekend, I am pleased to see the only thing on the calendar is dinner with good friends.


  1. Great pics mate, you guys seems to be having loads of fun! I think I am an October person as compared to May. I have been to LEAF before, it is such a delight!

    1. thanks~ I do love LEAF, what a magical gathering!


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