Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Boom Day's in Fort Payne: Outdoor Wednesday

It's officially Autumn/Fall on Thursday Sept 23, 2010! To me it means colorful leaves crunching underfoot while other still cling to trees for a colorfest show, bonfires and smores, pumpkins and hot tea, baskets of fresh pick apples, enjoying the outdoors....and festivals! What a perfect way to enjoy the outdoors! And it couldn't all come at a more fitting time, for Susan's Outdoor Wednesday.

The weather was perfect, so I invited my mother and my cousin Marc to take in Fort Payne's Boom Day Festival. We actually went for the bands (I have friends in a band that played so I went to support them) but I was happy to take in the other fun sites: a corvette car show, the food-including a BBQ cook off, and arts and crafts. And festivals are a perfect place to people watch....so if you are like me, you will enjoy looking, and documenting. I met such interesting characters and I always feel enlightened and blessed by getting to know new people. I always end up learning a lot...and not just about someone else, but myself too. The pictures below are from the festival, I hope you enjoy! I will share more about my friends from the band on Monday's post.

I invite you to link up *here* for Thrifty Thursday. Mr. McLinky will be up Wednesday evening. I am always happy to have you join in and cannot thank you enough for joining....and visiting the participants.

Happy Wednesday!

Tags: Outdoor Wednesday with Susan: A Southern Daydreamer


Mari said...

Everything is bright and colorful! Looks like fun!

J Bar said...

Terrific shots.
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Cindy said...

Amazing photographs!!

Sarah said...

Leigh, this looks like a great festival. Thanks for sharing.


Waht a wonderful festival! I will have to put it on my calendar. I was at Rock Mills Heritage Day last weekend...it was fun too.

Valerie@travelingthrough2 said...

Hi Leigh,
Beautiful pictures! Looks like you had a nice time.

Jane said...

That just looks like such a FUN DAY!!!! I just love watching people, and this looks like the perfect place for doing it. Thanks for sharing the adventure and photos!

Ms. Bake-it said...

Looks like a fabulous festival! So colorful! Looks like you had a great time.

Thanks for sharing your day with us!

~ Tracy

Donnie said...

Cool pics.. Love the name of your blog.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

I love festivals, especially this time of year. I hope you had a wonderful time.
Hugs, Sherry