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RedBarn Art Meander Notes-2015

In the books….one more successful, 3-day art event out here on the western edge of the Minnesota prairie region.  We are tucked in along the Big Stone Lake Area; 26 mile long headwaters of the meandering Minnesota River Valley.   Each year brings something new and special.  As one who likes to take photos…..I seem to capture very little of it on film(digital)!!!!  Did I think I had a few other things to attend to?   My sweet Sony has  a few Meander remnants to share.

Big thanks to all who attended, volunteered, made art, covered the event, worked to make it happen.  Art is a great starting place for communities to grow, come together and welcome everyone in, don’t you think?   Whether  the art-journey takes you on a paved downtown city street or onto this gravel, little bit dusty, slow-down-over-the-bridge township road leading to the RedBarn, you are headed for something good.

RedBarn shoppers.
RedBarn shoppers.
So wonderful to have my sister and nieces stop by.
So wonderful to have my sister and nieces stop by.
More cuties in my tribe.
More cuties in my tribe.
Hmmm.  If your artist friend Kris sticks her tongue out at you as you press the button do you still publish it?  Ok.
Hmmm. If your artist friend Kris stuck her tongue out at you as you pressed the button would you still publish it?    Ok.       
One of my heavy lifters.  Grateful.
One of my heavy lifters. Grateful.
Raised nearly $700 on our 'take a pumpkin and leave a donation for art supplies that will benefit children in a Haitian mountain village' project.  This sweet one won the drawing for our great pumpkin and a few extras to liven up her yard.
Raised nearly $700 on our ‘take a pumpkin and leave a donation for art supplies that will benefit children in a Haitian mountain village’ project. This sweet one won the drawing for our great pumpkin, and a few extras, to liven up her yard.
A good time was had by all!
A good time was had by all!
My dear niece asked for a copy of something that fell out of a book as I was setting up for Meander.  Such important stuff that it simply did not feel like a coincidence.  It's something I'd like to share with everyone.  I hope you can pick your favorite line and think about it on this beautiful October day.  Blessings!
My dear niece asked for a copy of something that fell out of a book as I was setting up for Meander. Such important stuff (thank you Mr. Peale)that it simply did not feel like a coincidence. It’s something I’d like to share with everyone. I hope you have a minute to pick your favorite line out of these great thoughts  on this beautiful October day. Blessings!

RedBarn September Bliss

Very wisely, Nature limits the  allotment of these blissful days between seasons.  It’s hard to get serious about, well, serious things. I’ve got things to do, a chore list.  Savoring the lingering touches of summer and welcoming the autumn morning bite in the air with her burst of glorious sun-soaked color….not on my list.

I’m reminded how precious, fleeting and fragile this pause between seasons is.  If I had to get stuck somewhere on the calendar I’m pretty sure I’d pick this week.  A few tasks await to get ready for the tremendous 3 day art event,  ‘Meander‘, that my family is honored to host at the RedBarn.     Really, it’s great fun to get some autumn decorating done, gather up the pumpkins, make a few scarecrows, plan for family coming to stay with us.     First off, a stroll around the yard to breathe in this rhythm of life we call ‘the present’.

Summer is hanging on, fall has arrived and they both agreed to  share the last day of delicious September  with…. ah, me….and you if you’ve got a few minutes to step out side!

Sweet overachiever 'Dwarf Purple Alyssum'
Sweet overachiever ‘Dwarf Purple Alyssum’.  Take note for next spring planting.
Dear Rose, You have the honor of being 'thee last rose of summer'.
Dear Rose, “You have the honor of being ‘thee last rose of summer’ at the RedBarn.” Your friend,

BeckyRedBarn:)

The funkiest little Petunia ever gets to meet up with this cutie-warty pumpkin.
The funkiest little Petunia ever gets to meet up with this cutie-warty pumpkin during  summer-hands-baton-to-fall days.
Zinnia;hardy, beautiful, rugged, enduring.
Zinnia-hardy, beautiful, rugged, enduring, tireless, vibrant.  Remind you of a  girlfriend, your Mom, sister, daugter?  Me too.
The dumptruck planter made it through summer without getting dumped.  I'm in love with the new duck that arrived on the step this week.
The dump truck planter made it through summer without getting dumped.  Darling grandson Ben was quick to say, “I’ll share my dump truck with you, Grandma Becky.” BIG love for him!  So, how much do we like the stately duck who landed on my front step this week?  New thrift store in my neighborhood!  Hurray!
Daylily greens blowing in the breeze, Autumn Joy Sedums looking royal, a couple of yellow Marigolds, pumpkins picked and the  little picket fence guarding them all.
Day Lily  greens blowing in the breeze, Autumn Joy Sedums looking royal, a couple of yellow Marigolds peeking out, pumpkins picked and the little picket fence guarding them all on this lovely day.
A Phlox of any color is a thing of beauty.  One last little blast from this Periwinkle.
A Phlox of any color is a thing of beauty. One last little blast from this Periwinkle charmer.
Radiant, last-day-of-September sun falling on the one tiny RedBarn Oak.
Radiant, last-day-of-September sun falling on the one tiny RedBarn Oak tree.
Whoa!  There's a big Rausch Bros. granite truck by the RedBarn. Delivering the etched stone of Meander artist friend, Liz Rackl.  Oh joy!  Must be time to get back to work!
Whoa! There’s a big Rausch Bros. granite truck by the RedBarn. Delivering the etched stone of ‘Meander’ artist friend, Liz Rackl, I bet.  Better go find the chore list.