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Sunday, June 23, 2013

Strawberry Time at Aurora and the Strawberry Full Moon!



Yesterday was just the most beautiful early summer day, but when we woke up this morning, it was raining. We had plans to go out to Aurora Colony for the Strawberry Social. We were a big worried that we would get soaked, but heh, when you live in Oregon, you just go with the weather, rain and all!
I write about the Aurora Colony all the time but we had never attended the Strawberry Social. What a treat! You get this yummy shortcake, ice cream and strawberry shortcake yummy treat plus you are entertained by old time fiddlers and other musicians. It was a blast!


 Jimmy loves strawberries, and because he loves to support the Colony, he has to have an extra goodie!


The court was there helping bus tables and doing PR work! The were just delightful. The queen is in red. They were all good friends and were so fun to watch running around, full of giggles.


We shared a table with Adam and Lettie! Aren't they just the cutest couple? They were from Salem and are celebrating their first wedding anniversary in two days. Little love birds for sure. We enjoyed chatting with them. Happy Anniversary you guys!


Boy could these guys play the fiddle! A fun variety of songs with some vocal additions too. This man in the picture below was 97 years old and he was having so much fun and was so full of life.


This gal was fantastic and got the crowd really going!


They had put up tents to make sure we were out of the rain. A nice turn out. You can see part of the herb garden in full bloom in the front of the photo.


Can't wait to attend next year! A fun afternoon and a great way to support the Aurora Colony.


Some strawberry jam made it's way home with Jimmy....yummy! This is the 50th anniversary year of the museum so lots of fun things have been planned to celebrate all year.


By the way, there's a full moon tonight and one of the names for the June full moon is the Strawberry Full Moon...perfect! Too bad we can't see it for all the rain and cloudy skies.

8 comments:

Micupoftea~ said...

What a fun outing, Linda! Just wonderful- good food, nice people, great music! We love strawberries<3
shawn

Stephanie said...

Oh how fun! It looks like it was a wonderful day. Sweet pictures :)

Love and hugs!

Antiques And Teacups said...

What a great time you must have all had! I have strawberries on my post today. Just the season.
Ruth

Susan said...

What a wonderful time you had, Linda. Wow wow wow. That sounded great. I love fiddle music. And strawberry shortcake? Who can say "no" to that? yum yum yum Susan

Chatty Crone said...

Gosh what a nice weekend of fun.

Jemma said...

Oh Linda,
Such a terrific day you and Jimmy had! I love strawberries-guess just about everyone does! I have 1 little plant and it is producing like crazy! The two oldest granddaughters love to pick them when they visit!
Happy Hugs!
Jemma

Denise said...

You and Jim have so much fun together.You seem to enjoy many of the same types of outings that Paul and I like.I still enjoy reading all your posts Linda.Thank you for your friendship in this blogging adventure.Hugs from so far away-Denise

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a wonderful festival! There's nothing better than fresh strawberries! Looks like everyone had fun and had lots of goodies to eat! Enjoy your week! It's HOT here! Hugs!