"She seemed to come suddenly upon happiness as if she had surprised a butterfly in the Winter woods"
(edith wharton)

Sunday, 28 March 2010

what a very full weekend I have had.

yesterday we spent the day at Springwood Foundation day ~ a day of celebrating the settling of the town of Springwood [where Villa Maria is situated]
a street parade is held as well as many stalls for various community groups.

[balloons are the order of the day!]

many people get into the theme of the day, dressing up in period costume. there is a Town Crier and all manner of costumes being paraded.

even a group of Red Coats

community groups walk among the crowds ~ this is the Rural Fire Service, our brave men and women who fight our bushfires

[and even though this is not France, someone loved Paris.]

there are buskers, drummers

and belly dancers

big bass drums, trumpets & trombones, all add to the festivies..

dutch husband & I rode our bike in the parade!

later on that evening, we took a twilight ride to the southern highlands for dinner... and today

baby Charlie was baptised at St. Thomas Aquinas church...

I hope you had a wonderful weekend too!


amelia said...

It's so good to see that you are getting out and enjoying life again without bad news hanging over your head!!

Diva Kreszl said...

what a wonderful way to spend the day! it's so nice to hear you feeling light hearted again:)

Janet said...

That looks like just the kind of day I like....lots to see and hear. And riding your bike in the parade must have been fun. I'm so happy you were able to get out and celebrate with your new town.

Baby Charlie looks adorable!!

mxtodis123 said...

Sounds like you had a great time. I'm so glad for you. You must feel so much more at peace right now.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

What an adorable baptism photo! Sounds like a fun weekend!

Tinker said...

What a wonderful way to celebrate your good news! That last photo is so precious.
May the good times continue to roll! xox

Pam said...

Lovely photos Robyn. I would think beautiful weather too at this time of the year, to be celebrating such enjoyable activities. Wishing you a happy and healthy week ahead. xx

gemma said...

Blessings to Charlie.

Winter*wood said...

glad you hada good one - I did too! the weather was PERFECT here! ps I'm back to winterwood - didnt like the new blog! lol...sorry to confuse everyone!