As the night progressed. We just sort of wandered around aimlessly. So happy to have rubber roots for sloshing around in. Got to play drums a wee bit with some other great Katz. Wish I could remember names, but everyone is so friendly and they pile up quick! Friday Night was already shaped into a fantastic evening! Yet, everyone I spoke to said..... "Just wait for Saturday".
My feet had enough for a bit and needed rest. Trying to warm up the freezing ground beneath our tent was not so much fun, but we have the solution for next year!...... Hammocks!!!!! Wonder why in all these years of camping, I've never heard much about them. They're not really embraced as it should for a more suitable way of sleeping in the chill. Harvest has opened our eyes to so many inspirational ways.
Saturday Morning Arrives! Bust out the tent to see a beautiful hazy morning. Thought it was supposed to rain, according weather reports. With patches of blue sky and my great distrust for what news says though. I think everyone collectively focusing on the weather made it perfect!
Music starts to turn up as the early evening rolls in. Kim and I didn't have much clue about who was playing when or where because we don't have "smrt" phones and no time slots we're posted anywhere we had looked. I'm sure they we're around somewhere and we could have asked. It was fun keeping everything sort of a surprise though! Only added to the mysticism. Just wish I had known more about the live stage!!!! Next year though.
Not a whole lot can be said to really do Saturday full justice. The sky was perfectly clear and I've never seen the stars so bright. Northern Lights flickering beams of green and purple into the night. AMAZING Art of all kinds, everywhere you go. Everyone in awesome costumes.... which I will be too next time!
WOW!!!! So there it was and it all felt like a really sweet dream. Many examples of positive energy coming together as Community and working towards making sure everyone is having a great and safe time. Karma was all around us in ways you just had to experience for belief. Some people might even ask... how is this music festival different from any other?.... Simple! How I see it...Harvest does not subscribe to any of the big commercialization that a lot of major events do. Keeping focused on those of us who appreciate more than that. Independent, like minded People who want to work together towards building stronger and deeper connection with this giant puzzle we're all a piece of.
Of course Life is not always a party full of lazers and Northern Lights.... but! principles of Love & Community stay the same. How we all play our parts to strengthen them beyond the forced perceptions of what often misleads our paths.
Sunday Morning was probably my favourite part of the weekend. We we're so busy running back and forth! My legs felt like 1000lb spaghetti noodles. Resting on a hill outside the pyramid was exactly what was in order. It was so chill.... didn't snap many pics, but had a chance to rock a quick doodle.... it didn't turn out that well. So I won't post it, hahaha.
Last! but, surely not least.... although I wish it didn't have to be. The tour back! We still received lots of beautiful scenery to perfectly cap off an amazing weekend. With windows down and tunes up! We took off into the sunset and started planning already for next year!!!!!!!!!
Of course! Most importantly.......... a HUGE Big Ups goes out to Everyone that pulls this fantastic event together. From top to bottom, everything seemed to run so smooth :)
Massive shouts to all I had the pleasure of meeting! Smiles everywhere was much needed therapy :)
Especially for reading and I hope you enjoyed my blabby blog, haha. Very moved by this festival that I'm now proud to call tradition and needed to share the photos.
Much Love Harvest Family
ps... if there is any particular photos you're interested in, you can reach me at my email firstname.lastname@example.org. or you can visit the online store.
Peace, Love, Happiness
Welcome Friends! Thanks for visiting my Art site. I'm currently putting together all my Harvest photos onto the online store. So hang tight! Your patience is greatly appreciated as I go threw and try to post them up properly.
Feel free to get in touch if you have any questions, or feedback and I will get back as soon as possible.
Much Love and Light
I'm always amazed by all the Beauty that Nature has to offer. Nothing strikes me more than seeing light play through trees, ever changing colour combinations, process of growth and decay..... water flowing and staring deep into it!!!
Just as much, I Love connecting with others who feel the same and still hold onto utmost appreciation for the most important things in this experience we call Life...... Positively connecting with our Planet and who we truly are as beings of Love and Light.
Harvest Festival for me was the most perfect gathering that Kim and I have ever been too for such important celebration of the Spirit!
I've heard about it for years and always meant to attend. But with timing, responsibilities and finance always a strong consideration this time of season. It's not easy to get away from things and just let go anymore
However! Months ago, it was decided to only focus on going to Harvest for the 1st time and so incredibly happy we did!!!
We took a loooong tour along the #4 Highway.. Stopping at a few gorgeous spots, called Hoggs and Eugenia Falls. Everything was already pointing to a lovely adventure!
Rain was lightly falling, it didn't matter though because as soon as we pulled onto Midlothian Road. It all stopped!! and the clouds broke slighty for the first time to let us know it would soon be over.
After we had gone threw the fairly quick moving line up of cars and lugged all of our STUFF to our decided spot. I don't think we could have chose a better view for waking up too.... or, still being awake with, hahaha.
Took a wee bit to get familiarized with the grounds and where everything is. By far, this is the MOST Beautiful venue I've even been to for an event. Honestly, I've been to BPM fest in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico..... and while dancing at taco restaurants in the street is super fun...... that has NOTHING on Harvest.
Anyway! FOCUS! So yah... the Artistic property is amaaaaaaazing! Screaming Heads on Friday night we're so surreal and to hear Reggae music playing!!!!!! I'm all about the roots riddims in my studio. For me, I feel there is NO other genre with such powerful enlightenment and positive messages..... Soul Food.
Got to bring my lil djembe too! Appropriately named... Roam'n.. because it roams with me everywhere!!! :)
Well, this concludes part.1 of our amazing Harvest adventure blog. Thank You so much for reading and I hope it's sparked a few memories to relate with. This is actually only a small fraction of my photos from this evening and I'm currently in the process of setting up a section in my store for making the entire series available for a small appreciation. No watermark and there will also be the option to have them printed on 11x14 high quality paper and shipped in protective packaging to where ever you like!
Part. 2 in the works as I currently type.... wait a minute, can't type both at once!