Saturday, July 18, 2015

I Lost My Mind When I Fell To Earth...

No, I haven't been in outer space lately (though I dearly wish I could see Pluto's ice mountains in person!)---but I have been in another dimension....The Oregon Country Fair.

I spotted this critter on the path, what a wacky costume!

This gnome couple were very charming :)

My favorites by far this year were the Shiva-people:

This is one of the main things I love about the Fair---the random, artistic processions. I also love the larger-scale public art. There was a lot of that in the new area they opened up this year:

A giant humming bird made with recycled plastic bottles filled with colored water---and it glows at night!

Temple Borealis---so lovely, and I saw a wedding in it during the Fair!

The roof of Temple Borealis---stained glass constellations.

This wild sculpture seemed to be made of packing tape. It glowed different colors at night.

The "NU" area contained many of these Buddhist prayer cylinders that seem to have been fashioned out of recycled steel drums:

These fabric chakra posters were beautiful in the day, but at night they were even more spectacular as different lights shone on them to highlight different parts:

There was a stage in the Nu Area where they were putting on fairy tale plays---I missed it this year, maybe next year I'll get to see some:

These charming sailboats lit up during the evening:

Another beautiful Fair, come and gone :)