To celebrate the solstice today, a group of us Island Folk showed up at K-Jo Farm this morning with the aim of lining miles of road with glowing luminaries by nightfall.
The mastermind behind this Magical Plan: Karen Biondo, Diva of Feast and Farm, who has been illuminating our island for over a decade now. And while this year's glow may have been a little damper than in years past, it was definitely a day well spent.
|We got off to a rollicking start...|
|...and by noon we had hundreds of bags of sand loaded onto the trucks.|
|We made quick work of folding down the tops of the bags...|
|...and dropping them into place.|
|...but at dusk, just as the bags were beginning to glow, it started to rain.|
|We spent a few dark, wet hours relighting candle after candle...|
|then gave in and gathered around the one light the rain couldn't dampen--|
|the solstice bonfire!|