The local fair has come to an end. It was a wonderful time spent with family and friends enjoying some of the best sights and sounds of summer in the Midwest. The collage above are a few photos I took from the week. The colorful balloon was a wonderful surprise when it drifted over the horse arena. The colors of the winning ribbons as they blow in the warm summer breeze and the Goodyear Balloon the hovered over the barn on the last day of fair.
This was the first year I entered some of my wonderful blooms in the County Fair flower show. It was a wonderful experience and I learned so much talking to local gardeners. There were two different shows during the week. On Tuesday I won a SECOND and a THIRD ribbon for my sunflower and my ornemental grass. On Friday my dark sunflower ( above) won THIRD place.
What a surprise to see that my lily stem won FIRST place in Fridays Show!
Entering the flowers was an interesting experience. The woman running the show were not very welcoming but most of the gardeners who were putting their entries together were more then willing to help with any questions. I can't wait to enter NEXT YEAR because it was such a RUSH to see what flowers got picked as winners!
Have you ever heard of such a thing? A fellow blogger had wrote on his FACEBOOK how rewarding it is to log the weight of all the produce that comes out of his garden. I quickly took up on this suggestions and it has been loads of fun. This basket full pictured above weighted in at just over 12 pounds! I am up to 74 pounds this garden season and the tomatoes are just starting to arrive. Can't wait to see what my entire harvest will weigh by the end of the season.