Summer Musings

Photography Tip:  There’s always something to see just outside the window.  The artist’s formula is to see new each time.

“The only real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.” - Marcel Proust

monarchstarflowerbumblerdeerbeemintThe bees made this!  Honey on the kitchen table ready for delivery to the State Fair honey competition.

Photo Tip: The State Fair is a photo-op waiting to happen in every glance.  And if you’re not in the mood for being serious about it, just take pictures for the fun of it.  Here are a few of my favorite things at the State Fair.  Take your camera along.

The Horticulture Building: Our honey took second place!  Also, there’s honey ice cream, honey lemonade, bee beards and more.



The Food: Cold squeezed cider in the Horticulture Building & Frozen Peace Coffee Fudgesicles at the Farmers Union.


Hot dogs and deep fried pickles don’t count as food


The Art: Seed art in the Horticulture Building.  The Creative Activities Building displays ailes of crafts, pies, and canned goods.  The Fine Art Building usually has a diverse & well curated exhibition, but this year sadly the photos are what one might call “pedestrian” or “class assignment” quality.


People watching: in the heat of day and night, farmers and cityfolk, all mixed up together in a massive fair stew.



The Sustainable Farmers – Stewards of the Land, Documentary Photography project continues its exhibition at the Minnesota State Fair from August 26 – September 6th, 2010. please stop by the Eco-Experience between 9 am – 9 pm.  All images were photographed by me in this exhibit of 30 prints and a slide show featuring three local, organic farms:  Morning Glory Farm, Living The Dream Farm, and Philadelphia Community Farm.  I partnered with Renewing the Countryside.  View more images of this project by choosing FARMING on menu to the left, then PREVIOUS ENTRIES when you reach the bottom.  Following is a slideshow of the exhibit.

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