Tuesday, July 20, 2010

"In A Garden" Show

This past weekend I sold at the 20th annual "In A Garden" show and sale, organized and hosted by Kathryn McHolm. It's the fifth time I've participated and it was a pleasure to see so many lovely repeat visitors out enjoying the beautiful gardens and the artisan offerings. Here's our host, Kathryn.
My little corner was shady and cool.
I've never seen a fox before. This adolescent was glowing with health and as alert and interested as could be.
One of the adobe ovens, out of which came a procession of cinnamon rolls, pies and fruit cobblers.
Garden decor.

Guinea fowl chicks. Did you know they have blue eyes??
Lambs, they liked to have their noses tickled.

A fuzzy unripe peach.
And a marvelously alien-looking quince!
Poppies, so delicate, with their endearingly rumpled petals.
A wine dark lily.There is a honey bee in this poppy!
Flowers everywhere.
A smiling dragonfly.
Fabulous rosehips.
And a dainty and decorative spider.

The weather was July-In-Ontario hot (which can suck the energy out of even the most ambitious!), but we had lovely customers and a great visit. Of course it was heavenly to be spoiled by Veronica, and to enjoy Lemon Buttermilk Pie at the Buttermilk Cafe, for breakfast on Monday.

It was great to be able to share the driving for the first time, though driving on the 401 (our busiest freeway) is certainly interesting. Wow. I want a De-Materializer which will annihilate people who don't signal before darting neatly in front of me and then whisking off into some other direction. A click of a button could send them promptly into another dimension, where they can randomly change lanes as often as they like without bothering anyone else.


Gail said...

Lovely pictures...you had me until the last one. I hate spiders!!! I used to have nightmares about them. When I see a picture it makes my skin crawl. AHHHHHHHH!!

Cynthia of Cynful Creations said...

Sorry I missed seeing you at this show this year, Karen, as I loved this "In a Garden" event last year!