so here we are, ending the summer. somehow it's always sad to see it go, staying up late, sleeping in, walking outside in the morning with shorts and a tee, swinging and reading on the lawn swing, dipping our toes in the water, smelling the heated pavement, geraniums, roses... ahhh
we always go to the fair at this time of year. it used to be the mad dash to the rides, now it's the leisurely strolls through the 4-h, animal, and booth barns, eating our way around the grounds- walla wallla onion burgers, corn on the cob, scones, nutty ice cream, coffee, and listening to the sounds of country, square dancing, and marching bands, and this year, seeing a northwest children's icon, j.p. patches:
he has been around here since the start of the 60's and it was great fun to see him still making people laugh! he had more people waiting to say hi, getting pictures and signing, then any other entertainer there. it took forever to capture this photo but meg was very insistent, and people always push her forward at times like this, even patches fans, so we were more fortunate than others. it was worth it, i love her smile here!
another summer is over, but we made it to the fair where everything is "still the same" as jess says. after a year of learning and achieving those "a's", new experiences, more responsibility, uncertainty about the higher education system, we can go to the fair and feel that "still the sameness" and take comfort. parting shots:
i thought i would share some circus scans i have completed, i'm still organizing and trying to make space around here! never ending... these came from a 1940 easy growth reader "i know a secret". you are welcome to save and use these jpeg illustrations, just click the picture to make it bigger and save it to your computer.
i scanned these at 400dpi, i always have scanned at 600dpi but read that even 300dpi would be a good scan for the postcard size of images i use.
well, enjoy! have a good, productive day! i'm working on a pocket pages halloween album, just a little different, with page tabs instead of pulls. and a circus "chunky" album.
happy trails! -rebecca