Blog Prompt – Today is May 1st and is Lei Day in Hawaii. When I lived there it was a day off at school, lots of parades, everyone dressed in traditional Hawaiian clothing and our school put on a pageant. Tell me about your favorite local festival.
Where I am from in Southeast Missouri, we always have the Dogwood and Azalea Tour each April.Â Its always so beautiful with all the pink and white dogwoods and all the different shades of azaleas in their finest.Â The picture above shows one of the homes on Main Street that is shown on the tour.Â The dogwoods line the streets and the homes have azaleas and other flowers all around them.Â There is a parade, a driving tour to look at the homes, people singing, contests for your baby, dog and if you are physical enough, a 5k run. The always have a wonderful piano concert at the local Baptist Church.Â I love the set up at the park with all the vendors and wonderful things to eat.Â All the crafts are shown too.
I sure do miss going to this every year with my family.Â We would all meet at the corner from our house, set up our chairs and watch the parade go by.Â Â I loved the years my son was in it with his band.Â My parents would always have a great late afternoon meal for all the family and friends to attend.Â It was usually a fish fry to die for!!
Some year I will go back just for the festival and just being with my friends will make it a great treat.
April Staker has a great kit called No. 5 and I just love the beautiful colors and elements it has to offer.Â You can find it here.
And here is a layout usingÂ this kit.
credits – No. 5 kit by April Staker, glitter splat by Cara Mia Desinz and word art by Natalia Designs
Have a wonderful weekend,
I’m just a country girl loving my geeky life with my wonderful husband, always taking pictures, getting my hands dirty in the garden, being crafty, exploring with travels and enjoying all this on a budget. But above all, living my faith as a child of God!