zondag 21 juni 2015

wet summer solstice

Today was a wet and cold day,
only now, in the early evening,
the sun is shining through the clouds.

(I hope all the people who are celebrating summer solstice
do catch that bright spell)

This last week I was very busy preparing things for yesterday

festive headdresses
and finishing off the last of my rainbow pots.

however rather cold for this time of year,
daughter and I were at a small summer festival in Nijmegen.
(to celebrate the 25th aniversary
of the Jungian Institute over there)
We were invited to come with are felted items
and give a few workshops.
It was cold, but dry all day !

All's ready to go !

Though it wasn't a very crowded feast
there were lovely people who really took great interest
in all we had made.

There was music, many other activities, but I didn't take any pictures
except of this spectacular fire-eater !

(uhmmm ... don't try this at home ...)

It all ended in the early evening with a ceremonial fire
that was build earlier in the day 
(by one of the fire-masters of daughter's course)

The fire is lighted traditionally with flint and tinder

in half a minute !

More music and dance at end the party

and a special little visitor ...

We had a wonderful warm day
not warmed by the sun but by the people !

Happy Solstice to you all

5 opmerkingen:

  1. What a lovely festival! I love all those goodies by you and your daughter. Such creative people you are! Our weather hasn't been particularly summer-like either -- was cold and drizzly earlier this week. Sun's coming out now, though. xo

  2. looks like a wonderful, colorful festival. love those headbands and that last image is a treasure.

  3. The festival looks really fun! I love your colourful booth and that head gear your daughter was wearing was so adorable! Hugs Nat

  4. what a beautiful celebration and love seeing all you and your daughter's treasures!

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