Monday, October 12, 2009

"Festival of Joy"

On Saturday, the Blue Mountains Community Gardens at North Katoomba had their Festival of Joy.

The rain held off for a little while. We got there a bit late. Most of the kids activities were packing up but we did get to see some live music and have a yummy cup of chai.

One of the veggie patches

Herbal Spiral

This sculpture is a work in progress. We were here 2 years ago making our little mark on this huge mosaic. It is nice to see that most of it is still there and has stood the test of time.

A red love heart that I did with my son who was 3 at the time. He stuck most of the red tiles on with a bit of help from his Mummy. If you look hard enough you can work out a heart!..... LOL :)

It was nice to see it again after 2 years.

This is Katie's work from 2 years ago. She made up a story as she was mosaicking about the elephants and the peacock. They were on a journey somewhere - we have both forgotten the story now. But Katie was so excited to see that most of what she did that day has still stuck. She did another part of the mosaic on Saturday but it was starting to rain and I didn't get a picture of it.

Belly Dancing in the rain

Yes, this sword is blunt. One of the belly dancers was performing with this sword but my camera was getting too wet, so I missed the picture. Katie was happy to reenact the performance for you :)

Cuddles for Mumma

Little Lou wandering

This is a hut that a Medieval reenactment group had made.


Wendy Hawksley said...

What a cool place and a fun day! I adore sword dances. They are my favorite in bellydance. The vegetable patch is gorgeous. All that green is very soothing.

Mette aka mettuska said...

Wow, You´ve had a wonderful day :D I love mosaic!

karisma said...

Now that looks far more interesting than the festival we went to! Go Katie go, you also can out hula Aunty Karisma I see! Hmmmm!

So the BOS inspector did not show up today. As of now I am officially NOT registered until further notice. LOL And I totally had some stuff prepared to show him too! Grrrr

Nicole said...

sounds like you all had a great time, nice work with the mosaic :o)

Dawn said...

It looks like you had a great time, in spite of the rain. :)

Leanne said...

Ah what a wonderful thing to celebrate with a festival....the gardens and mosaic sculpture are divine! How fabulous to have your *stamp* on such a thing for such a long time to come!

Lisa said...

What a wonderful name for a festival. Love Katie's balancing of a sword!


Alicia said...

These are the gardens that were on Costa's garden odyssey the other night!