Common Ground Fair – A Wonderful Way to End Summer

For me, the Common Ground Fair is the pinnacle of summer. I mark the day on my calender and take the day off of work to explore this celebration of rural living.

The sights – the flowers, the vegetables, the crafts, the livestock are all eye-candy.

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Is there anything more beautiful than this purple and white variegated eggplant?

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Possibly these orange and red variegated tomatoes.

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Or this rainbow of tomatoes.

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Harvest is the universal theme of the day.

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The “Polar Bear” pumpkins (white ones in the back) intrigued me. I may have to find space for these next year.

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This hoop house has me longing for a greenhouse of my own – a project that is on the drawing board and may actually get started this fall.

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The displays of vibrant rich colors leaves me feeling somehow a bit nostalgic.

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Studying the livestock has me dreaming of a bucolic lifestyle that I certainly don’t have the time and energy to maintain. No sheep for me.

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Arts is everywhere you look. My favorite find is this owl arbor piece created by Yard-Garb. Of all the fun things to explore, all I came home with was a compost pail and a pot of rosemary and a pot of sage.

You know you’re an adult when you get excited about a fair that has no amusement rides!

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2 Responses to Common Ground Fair – A Wonderful Way to End Summer

  1. kaholly says:

    I remember the very first Common Ground Fair. Boy, they’ve come a long way over the years.

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