Don't you just love the fall festivals? Today was such a beautiful day. Dan and I drove to the small town of Shelbyville to help celebrate Pioneer Days. I just got a new camera, so I couldn't imagine a better place to practice taking pictures. I played with the different effects. There was so much to see!
an early John Deere wagon
a red barn, of course!
pottery being created with a foot-pedaled potter's wheel
a little cabin, home of Thomas A Hendrick, vice president under Grover Cleveland
in the cabin...herbs from the garden
a night light
a pretty display that could be a painting
outside...candle making with beeswax
blacksmiths at work
a woman making natural dyes - she used pumpkins, onion skins and black walnuts in the process
a pretty arrangement of field flowers
ornaments made with the dyed yarn
knitted chickens filled with gourds
and pretty embroidered pieces
pies baking over the campfire - note the ashes covering the lid on the left which keep heat at the top
We sampled root beer floats and apple butter on freshly made fried biscuits.
Doesn't the watermelon look delicious and refreshing?
also, fresh baked bread
And there was music.
I especially enjoyed playing with the camera's selective color feature.
Love the pink dress and the lamb.
There were horses and a sweet little donkey
and the boy with a duck.
God Bless America!
Love the red truck
and the pumpkin.
I hope you get to enjoy a fall festival this year, too.