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July 15, 2016

back-to-back, folklife, and just the two of us
posted by soe 2:15 am

Three beautiful things from my past week (each of which, I now realize, contains mention of eating):

1. I attend free outdoor concerts on back-to-back evenings. The first is an alt-country band and features ice cream cones, snow cones, and cookies to decorate in a Georgetown park. The second is a trio of punk bands as part of a decades-old festival at the remains of a Civil War-era fort and features cake and a lemonade stand. All are excellent.

2. Rudi and I take an afternoon and go down to the Smithsonian Folklife Festival on the Mall. This year’s celebrated cultures include the Basque country, the music of California, and migrant communities. We listen to and watch performances, admire crafts (we often play the find-the-woolworker game at Folklife), and sample the local cuisine.

Woolly Basque Traditions

Basque Boat

3. Everyone else has other plans on Friday evening, so Rudi and I are on our own for our traditional concert and picnic. The local cover band is one of our favorites, so we sing along with many of their songs, and we eat pretty much everything we brought.

How about you? What’s been beautiful in your world this past week?

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Find the Wool Worker! LOL I love it! What kind of spindles were they using? How fascinating! I will be thinking of them as I spin on in Tour de Fleece today. There is something so gratifying in doing something that has been done for ages. Fantastic photos!

Comment by AsKatKnits 07.15.16 @ 6:04 am