Beaver Lake Nature Center, in Baldwinsville, NY, is holding its 35th Annual Golden Harvest Festival this weekend (Saturday and Sunday). Having grown up and gone to school in Baldwinsville, I have been very familiar with this autumn tradition for all of its 35 years. However, I hadn’t attended for a number of years. This year, Al and I decided we wanted to go and see if anything was new, different.
There are a LOT of things to see, do and taste. I was mostly interested in the photography aspect of the event, focusing on children, crafts and animals.
The craft booths that surround the grounds really caught my interest. These are quality items by a variety of vendors from fabrics to jewels, to furniture and henna artists.
How about a ride on a horse-drawn wagon? Or maybe you’d like a hat made of balloons…
My favorite craft item, one that my husband could not let me do without, was this glass Red Oak leaf. Those who know me, or have read my blog, know what a Red Oak tree means to me. Al, in his infinite wisdom, thoughtfulness and generosity, saw me wistfully looking at this beautiful peace of work and purchased it for me to keep on my window in my sewing room (my personal sanctuary).
It was a wonderful couple of hours well spent… despite lunch:
Have a wonderful Autumn!
Until next time, thanks for stopping by and reading my blog. Hope you enjoyed my photos.
TTFN ~ Tamara Eckstadt