Wayzata, Minnesota

Monday, September 28, 2015

My Interpretation

I'm joining in with

The Minnesota Renaissance Fair
in Shakopee, Minnesota

The bare bones of a traditional 
Renaissance Festival

The difference between reliving experiences or reading about life from centuries long ago will determine, what's spectacular to you about a Renaissance Festival.  You always benefit from moving outside of your imagination zones and stepping into reality.


"Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own." Robert A. Heinlein

"When you love life passionately, a cloud of beauty floats above, adding an array of wonders to even the worse of days." 
Avra Amar Filion

There are those fair goers unfamiliar to the morning,
 but rarely, are those that have never 
experienced a lingering 
afternoon at the fair.


"Spend the afternoon, you can't take it with you."
Annie Dillard

A lovely afternoon-
To turn over in the mind.

"You cannot have a positive life with a negative mind."
Joyce Meyer

See, you can sing and smile simultaneously.

Collecting flashes of sudden smiles here and there-
Accidental genius I'd say.
Laughter makes the heart merry!

There's something truly inviting about the smell of a bonfire.

Lunch time in the garden of Fairy Wing Forest.


Realistically, not everything will be obtained in one day.
Just another reason we return again and again.

Spot the Gnome? They're everywhere.


"Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye."
Helen Keller

Who are you and what are you doing?

We all have our own likes.

"If what's on your mind is not in your life
you should go find it."
Elena Toledo

Just remember Lords and Ladies, Knights and Jesters
there is a Festival Friday on October 2nd 2015
Oktoberfest 3 and 4
otherwise, you'll have to struggle through another year before
the Minnesota Renaissance Festival returns again.

Remember to feed on happiness! Enjoy life.


eileeninmd said...

Hello Karen, wonderful series of images from the festival. Looks like a fun time for you and the family. Thanks for sharing! I am glad the sun is shining for you today! Wishing you a happy day and new week ahead!

Margaret Adamson said...

HI Karen I take it you photographed these shots last year a the Fair. Great atmosphere you have captured in the shots adn I like a lot of the quotes as well. it is all very colourful and I am sure great fun, You illustrated the words well. I did see the Gnome, he was very small, must have been one of out 'little people' visiting you from Ireland! Have a great week ahead.

RedPat said...

Looks like a fun time!

Debbie said...

beautifully expressed and written, the images tell a great tale!! there was a festival in our area this past weekend as well but we had so many things on the to-do-list, we never made it. too much time with the alpacas, but that was awesome!!!

you left such a sweet comment on my blog today!! i am not as awesome as you think BUT thank you, it really made me feel good!!!!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said... managed to include a gnome in there...

darlin said...

What fun! Festivals with ferries, you bet I'd tag along in a heartbeat. I love your shots, brings the festival to life for me on this end. And I do believe I'll heed this wonderful advice: "Spend the afternoon, you can't take it with you."

Have a blessed phenomenal week Karen! Cheers.

EG CameraGirl said...

LOVE those human butterflies!

Karen S. said...

Margaret- We actually were at the Renaissance just yesterday, of this year! They only have one more weekend left for this season!

Christine said...

An enchanted place! So much fun to be had and imaginations to be explored!

Murees Dupé said...

The festival looks like so much fun. Great pictures. Makes me wish I was there in costume too.

Elephant's Child said...

Love your scavenging.
And envy you the excitment of the fair.

Cloudia said...

Oh I am SO stealing all your quotes, Karen!

Another delightful post


Cloudia said...

Such a pleasure!


abrianna said...

Fun shots of the fair.

Alan Burnett said...

Lovely photos - it certainly looks like quite an event.

Jeanie said...

I always love how you combine your own words, quotes and wonderful photos to tell a story and this is no exception. The post reminds me of taking the kids to the Ren. Fests when they were young. It might be time to do that again!

Thanks for your visits recently and wonderful comments. I'd reply directly if I could but for know know how much they are valued!

humbird said...

Hi Karen, it was entertaining and colorful. learned something too, love campfires and costumes, smiles and laugh, wisdom quotes. Thanks for sharing!

Gail said...

How wonderful.

I have never been to one. I think I would love it, too.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Such a happy selection of images and quotes Karen, merci beaucoup :)