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Thursday, June 26, 2014

breaking away





The other morning we woke up to heavy fog.  Actually it was Monday morning past.  And it evolved into a beautiful summer day.

Hosta leaf with raindrops and dewdrops.

We had a heavy rain the evening before that left everything dripping with water.

Purple Iris fallen from the wind and rain.


It's almost the weekend and for us up here in the true north strong and free it's almost Canada Day.  It's actually on Tuesday, July 1, but a lot of folk will take Monday and even Friday for a really long weekend.  We are some of those folk.

Dew covered cobwebs on the jack pine tree.

We are taking a break and going to the "East to West Christian Music Festival" in Shediac, NB.  This is Canada's largest Christian Music Festival and it's a first for New Brunswick.  

bejewelled

If you enjoy contemporary Christian music you will know of Third Day, The Newsboys, Jeremy Camp, Tenth Avenue North, Sidewalk Prophets, The City Harmonic, George Canyon, Dan Bremnes and many more artists.  They will be there starting Thursday evening through Saturday evening.  I can't believe we will be privileged to see and hear these artists in person.  Being from the Maritimes, a very small populated part of Canada, we don't have the opportunity to bring in big acts like this.  They just don't come this far north or east.  So, to have them all at one spot for 2 days is amazing!  We have had Chris Tomlin and Mercy Me here before and some of the smaller acts.   Every August there is a huge similar event in Gilford, New Hampshire called "Soulfest".  We've never attended that event although hundreds of people from the Maritimes go down each year.  So, this is a first for us and a first for N.B.


My Piano Man hubby will be playing for a group of 11 female artists from our church on Saturday at 1:00.  The group call themselves "Standing in the Gap" ('the Gap girls') as they represent and promote awareness for Stella's Voice, an anti-trafficking organization working to help orphaned girls in Moldova.  They produced a CD last fall called "Standing in the Gap" and all the proceeds went to Stella's Voice.  Although they originally were raising awareness of human trafficking in Moldova the awareness has spread to include Canada.  This is a global issue and we all need to be aware of it.    



We will hit the road and enjoy this weekend.  Even though it's been pouring rain here all day the sun is to come out Friday and it will be very hot and sunny for the next 4 days.   Perfect weather for an outdoor concert weekend!  Although you might hear me complaining a bit as the open racetrack heats up in the afternoons!  Maybe there will be a nice ocean breeze to keep it a bit cool.  

Have you ever been to a huge Christian music festival or have you ever seen any of these groups I mentioned perform?   Just wondering.  :)

For more information on the "East to West Festival" check it out here.

I'll be breaking away for a few days.  I hope you all have a fantastic weekend.  
Blessings,
Pamela



32 comments:

  1. beautiful shots of the water droplets and mist. enjoy the festival!

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  2. You will have a wonderful weekend! I enjoy that music all the time...on our local 'praise radio' station. But in person would be so much more awesome!

    Great photos...as always.

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  3. So happy the weather has taken a turn for the good. It sounds like a fabulous line up for the music festival, the only artist name I recognize is George Canyon. I have been to smaller music events but none as spectacular as the one you will be at. Happy Canada Day weekend wishing you a great time.

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  4. Lovely scenery, beautiful captures. Enjoy the music fest!

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  5. Pamela, have a wonderful time on your breakaway. Your photos are exquisite as always. We all need some good rain but isn't it sad when your flowers have to suffer. On the other hand, suffering makes us all stronger. It sounds like a good time hearing all that beautiful music.Have fun..Happy Thursday..Judy

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  6. What a wonderful post, Pamela! I LOVE your bejeweled photos today. terrific shots! I'm so far behind on commenting on my blogs - but I'll be back at it next week!

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  7. What an opportunity that was...beautiful pix! Love the webs on the pine!!!!....:)JP

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  8. Enjoy your break away. Your photos are gorgeous today, especially the webs on the pine trees.

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  9. Great photos today, Pam! Enjoy you weekend at the music festival!

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  10. I love a foggy morning too! Fog is such a great backdrop for some interesting photos and all of your pics are beautiful. Wow, your weekend sounds packed...but fun! What great Christian groups...have a blast!

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  11. Most of the times foggy mornings make beautiful sunny days. I love your photo's and enjoy you weekend Pam.

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  12. Your photos are stunning...love the big water droplets. We rarely see fog except a few times in the winter months. It looks very neat. Sounds like you have a wonderful weekend planned. I got to see Mark Schultz in concert a few years ago and he was awesome...and a very nice young man, too. Have fun! Hugs, Diane

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  13. Such lovely photos! Your concert sounds wonderful. I am not familiar with the musical groups, but I do love 'Jars of Clay'. How fun for your hubby to have made a CD. Have a great time! xo Karen

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  14. i love the iris. so enjoy the spider web around the pine tree. what a great rain capture. so perfect. the humidity here in so wild lately. hope you will have a great day. ( :

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  15. I just know you'll have a great time at your music fest, Pamela!
    I'd love to hear 'the Gap Girls'. It's wonderful that they are contributing
    to bringing awareness to such horrible acts.
    Mornings are so fresh and beautiful after a nights rain.
    You really captured this with your photos.

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  16. Beautiful photos of the foggy morning! Have fun this weekend!

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  17. Gorgeous photos with the water drops! Love the fog in the last shot!

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  18. Lovely photos, Pam.. Hope you have a great time at the concert.. I have heard a lot of good things about it.. Our oldest son went to one in N, H. last year and the boys loved it.. Great weather, too.. The group sounds awesome.. Take care.. xo

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  19. Nope never been to a big music festival and Atlanta has a huge Midtown Music Festival with a lot of big name artists. I don't like crowds so I avoid all these huge venues. Lovely photos as always!

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  20. Your pictures are just beautiful!

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  21. Hello Pamela, have a wonderful trip...and be sure to bring back photos. I love the fog after the rain, it makes for some incredible shots.

    Jen

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  22. My favorite shot is the first of the web with dewdrops. Pretty!

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  23. I love your picture taking Pam. Dewdrops are a favourite of mine, along with the mist on a spider's web. Yes, I should start celebrating the weekends and take mMondays and fridays off as well, lol. Canada Day just happens to fall on my birthday each year and well I'm going to celebrate this year with all the fireworks we are expected to have the best show in Canada this year. Do you think the two of you can come over for the night, would love to meet you guys, and I have one room left and it is $$$ free. Let me know?

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  24. I hope you have a fabulous musical weekend. How sad there are so many orphaned girls in Moldova but I'm heartened to know there's an organization that's helping them.

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  25. Beautiful photos . . .
    Happy Canada Day . . .
    Enjoy your musical weekend . . .

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  26. You will have a great week end, so let's hear all about it next week. Wonderful photos. Your weather sounds a bit like our Colorqdo weather, cool and damp. A somewhat typical June.

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  27. We wake up to foggy morning sometimes around here and it is so lovely and different. Your photography is fabulous and that I haven't the skills for my foggy mornings to do, lol! Thank you for your sweet comment on my girl's 10th bash!
    Have a terrific weekend and enjoy the lovely weather.
    FABBY

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  28. Beautiful shots of droplets after the rain. I haven't heard any of those groups live - what a great time you're likely having right now! Enjoy every minute. Happy Canada Day!

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  29. It is amazing what the dew shows up isn't it, and how pretty it makes everything look. xx

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  30. Hope you enjoy your long weekend! And all that inspirational music! Great photos as always!

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  31. Great shots, Pamela ! We've been alternating between (once a week) rainy days and warm weather (actually hot - 31C today!).

    I'm familiar with a lot of those groups but have never heard/seen them live. Will be a great time for you and the Piano Man! Enjoy.

    Happy Canada Day!

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