This is a most special time of year for me. It is the midway point from Summer Solstice/ St John's Tide to Winter Solstice/ Christmas. We have enjoyed marking this time with an Equinox bonfire and potluck with our friends. The flowers are still so glorious and cheerful.
Jasper made Dragon bread and dyed a silk cape with goldenrod at his little morning class, and I helped to prepare for the community Michaelmas festival by making a felted dragon and some scenery for the puppet show. It was a good learning experience to be a part of the production.
Jasper in his cape of golden light
The lovely princess was made by Becca.
I got to be the King in the story. This beautiful puppet was made by Lenka. They are so glorious in action, with their flowing silk bodies.
Ines practicing the scene with the knight
The tamed dragon
Weaving with nature at the festival. The kids also made beautiful wool felted comets with trailing ribbons.
Mother Earth leading the children to the puppet show. During the show, we had a torrential thunderstorm. It was quite dramatic the have roars of thunder in the dragon scene. But after getting thoroughly soaked (with glee...) as we crossed the property, the sun shone again for the potluck and cider pressing time. The children delighted in playing in the mud puddles.
The Michaelmas dragon was gifted to Vivienne(something that Mia and Jasper insisted upon), honoring her bravery and strength after a very unfortunate playground accident. She slipped on a ladder, landing in a very tender place and had to miss the festival to rest at home with Daddy. She is feeling much better today.
Jasper's favorite tee from the local and fabulous Ollie Kate
Brave and True
Will I Be
Each Kind Deed
Sets Me Free
Each Kind Word
Makes Me Strong
Fight for the Right
Conquer the Wrong
~author not known
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