Snowing!!!

I will come back for a real post later. Right now, I just want to you all to be aware that it’s snowing. I have walked in falling snow. I have caught falling snowflakes on my tongue. It is cold enough that it isn’t melting, and the ground is all sugar coated.

*squees*

The last time I saw snow was on our honeymoon. And that wasn’t snow like this! This is European snow! 😀

There will be photos when I compose myself enough to take them for you! Right now, I’m going off to play in the falling snow!

Edited to add this video;

Solstice

As I was surfing around on Pinterest (my new internet obsession) the other day. I came across an outfit and thought to myself, “Oh DAMN Self! You HAVE to make that to wear to Winter Magic this year!” And then I remembered that it’s currently June. Therefore Winter Magic, though I’m in the middle of Summer at the moment, was this weekend.

So a couple of things; First, happy solstice for whichever hemisphere you are currently in. Your days are currently the longest they’ll be for the year, or the shortest. I know we’re getting dark about 11pm. Second, Happy Winter Magic Festival!

In honour of this occasion, here are some of my favourite photos from the last few years’ celebrations.

There is always so much fun to be had!

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It’s a time to see, and be seen. (Yes, I was the object of this stare. Probably had something to do with the Lime green fun fur. What?!?)

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Masks are worn.

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The brighter your outfit

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the better.

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The crowds can be incredible!

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There are knights in shining armour,

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Fairies,

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Magical beasts,

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And a good sense of humour all around!

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I hope all participants had a wonderful time, and had warm wood fires and comfort food waiting for you when you got out of the cold!

GIR

So this is how I looked at Winter Magic.

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My ears didn’t stand up without help though.

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And without the hood …

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Most of the day I looked like this *points up* as the tongue really got in the way of the lens! Who’d have thought?!

The best bit? I fit right in *grins* I love lime green fun fur!

Pics courtesy of Himself 🙂

Happy Solstice!

It’s my favourite time of year! The shortest day, longest night, the Winter Magic Festival!

I look forward to this every year. The costumes, the drama, the magic! So much colour and laughter, with performances on everywhere you turn; It’s better than Christmas! (which in the Mountains follows straight after as they do a Yulefest/Christmas in July thing.)

This year I went as GIR because, well, why not really? How often do you otherwise get to wear lime green fun fur in public and have people fawn all over you and request to have their photo taken with you?

I may put a photo up later. Possibly. If you’re lucky.

But now on with the photos! Purely because I can and because it’s Winter Magic, I have set them all up for you as a rainbow! (which is the pervading theme each year) so these are by no means the best photos of the day, just some wonderful examples of the vibrancy of the day.

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Damn I love the Red Hats so MUCH!!! (local link)
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There was just an epic amount of people there this year, and each year it gets more and more popular. They may need to revise and expand how many streets are closed off for next year’s event! This next photo was taken at around 10am – over an hour before the parade was to start which used to be when the event packed out!

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