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.
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.