“If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder without any such gift from the fairies, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in." - Rachel Carson

Monday, September 24, 2012

The Common Ground Fair

The Common Ground Fair is a right of passage into fall around here, and since we've had kids we like going mainly for the purpose of dressing our kids up in adorable garden-themed costumes and marching in the vegetable parade. Where else can you look at the people around you and see a full-grown woman unabashedly wearing a large beet helmet, a kid dressed up as a praying mantis, and someone else as "The Compost Heap." People shake homemade noise-makers and thrust signs into the air with catchy crunchy quotes such as, "Don't Panic! I'm Organic!" and "Give Peas a Chance." The parade overflows with cuteness, drummers, stilt-walkers, and it's own unique Common Ground flair. This year Rowan chose a pumpkin costume, and Retta was a very sleepy ladybug. Despite changeable weather, yummy food was consumed, sheep were patted, and large prize-winning gourds were observed- a good time was had by all.

Hiding under the table of corn

1 comment:

  1. Cute pictures!
    We want to do some fallish things with you!! My ladybug and pumpkin grandchildren are adorable as always. xo