Tuesday, October 6, 2009

more about gourds

a few weekends ago we spent a lovely time at the gourd fest. who knew gourds could be so interesting that you could celebrate them so? well, if you have been reading my blog lately you know that B has become quite taken with gourds. she has her own gourd garden with birdhouse gourds ready to harvest soon. so when we heard about a local gourd festival, we knew we couldn't miss it!

B following her dad's instructions to have her picture taken with the biggest gourd she could find.

unbelievable variety!

a sweet kiss.

B and grandy share a common interest in gourds, so this was a special time for them.

B with grandy and grammy

the uncommon gourd was my favorite vendor booth.

incredible works of art. i especially liked the ones that mixed basketry and weaving with the gourds. i love artwork that uses natural beauty in the design. you can see more of this artist's work at her website.

dried gourds. we bought a few to play with over the winter while B's gourds dry in the barn. i think it will be fun for B and grandy to have a special project to work on together.

decorating gourd shakers

gourd bowling!

wonderful gourd arbors

the girls had fun walking through the gourd arbors

grandy with B, identifying gourds with the guide

across the fence was a beautiful view of the countryside with a train rumbling by.
i love the sound of a train whistle.

everyday gift: enjoying the gourd fest with grammy and grandy


Chris said...

That is so exciting! Your pictures are wonderful and sweet. ANd that's a great idea about the gourd arbor... I might have to copy it.

Anonymous said...

Stacy, Such great pictures of that fun day. Can't wait to see what comes of the gourd artists' work. Mom

rainydaymichele said...

Very cool! That arbor reminds me of my dad's gourds. He has some incredible gourds this year! Looks like fun!