Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Yes, There Was a Sunny Day in February!

Don't Dat Sun Feel Good?
February in our area hasn't been one of the best - we had below normal temperatures, freezing rain, sleet, snow and a lot of strong winds over the past several weeks. Enough was enough!

Last Saturday provided a break. The sun was out. Temperatures neared 70 degrees. And I spent the better part of the day outdoors.

As a guest of newly-found friend Brian Towey, his wife and two daughters, I attended a living history event in Reidsville, North Carolina. 

Brian is a dedicated, long-time member of The Society for Creative Anachronism.
Fighters in Action

The national group defines themselves as "...an international organization dedicated to researching and
re-creating the arts and skills of pre-17th-century Europe. Our 'Known World' consists of 19 kingdoms, with over 30,000 members residing in countries around the world. Members, dressed in clothing of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, attend events which feature tournaments, royal courts, feasts, dancing, various classes & workshops, and more".

The Reidsville gathering was hosted by the Central North Carolina Chapter of the SCA. It was attended by hundreds of people of all ages, genders and races - all garbed in medieval clothing.

The crowd and activities provided a goldmine of photo opportunities.  I was fascinated by the overwhelming amount of colors, shapes, and textures surrounding everything.

Six fascinating hours absorbing sights and sounds found me with 268+ wonderful images.  After many hours of post-processing I ended with an album of ninty-six images.  If interested in viewing them, visit my website gallery by clicking here.

If you'd like to know more about SCA, click here.

There's only about 3 weeks of winter left!

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