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.
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!