Jun 23, 2010

Strawberry Festival


The last shot first for my Skywatch Friends





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Some friends and I went to the annual Strawberry Festival in Mattituck this past weekend.  The photos tell their own story.  Guess what?  Not one strawberry in any of them!  They have been fantastic for the last three weeks though, red straight through.  They have to be eaten within two days maximum, they are SO ripe.  I've been making Bisquick short cake for them substituting duck fat for half the butter quantity which is pretty good and adds some depth, but it's not even close to what Mom used to make... a light ethereal cake wedge, split in half, smothered with strawberries from our own garden, doused with a bit of milk and some sugar...  (I'd give anything... love you , Mom).


Banquet in a Bun



Sand Art



Might be the longest but it looked like they were using, maybe 6 feet (it was very early evening).




Absolute bubble Joy!  (click to enlarge, that's fun!)




Going Down




Vendors with almost everything...  glass rings here.  You need one, right?




The Dino-Coaster, not to be missed!




Bubbles can be enjoyed at any age...  I popped a few with my nose, messed up my glasses.





18 comments:

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

I never saw a Dino coaster; looks like it is fun for the kids. Nice pictures, all of them.

Erin @ I Heart New England said...

Looks like a lot of fun!

Al said...

That looks like fun. It's been a while since I've been to a festival like that.

Ocean Girl said...

Sounds like fun. There are some nice shots especially the picture of the bubbles.

TC said...

Great pictures, we are doing the low carb thing because of husbands blood sugar etc. We do strawberries with a banana cut up with a couple packets of truvia, if it's the only sweet you get it's pretty good....your shortcake sounds great though....

Rajesh said...

Very interesting festival and shots. The first shot is awesome.

clairz said...

Duck fat, seriously? Beautiful sunset shot, fun bubbles, too. Thank you for sharing your day with your Skywatch pals.

Sylvia K said...

What a great festival and such a fun day! I love it! Love the bubbles! Your Skywatch shot is truly awesome, Mark! Breathtaking colors! Enjoy a great weekend!

Sylvia

Laura said...

looks like you were all having a grand time! your sky photo is gorgeous!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

You took the sky photo at just the right instant.

J Bar said...

Great sky shot.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Regina said...

How fun and wonderful! Like top try the Dino and all ride.
Love the sunset. Awesome.
Happy SWF.
" Regina "

LadyFi said...

WHat a fun festival and gorgeous strawberry sky!

Anonymous said...

marvelous the last one
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indicaspecies said...

Very good shots!

lizziviggi said...

That looks like so much fun! I can't imagine why we don't have a strawberry festival here... maybe we should start one!

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

It looks like a marvelous time was had by all! Love the "day is done" sunset shot!

Jan
GDP

Manang Kim said...

The gorgeous sky does look like strawberry too, very red and beautiful! Happy weekend!


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