For the bank holiday weekend, there is a Woodland Fair going on at Kew, and there were horse-drawn carriage rides, craftsmen, Morris dancers and a falconry show. I didn’t get to see all of the different gardens in the park, or go in the palm house, though, so hopefully I’ll get back there soon.
We got to touch an owl — its feathers were soft.
There were woodworkers turning wood by foot power — those long sticks attached to a strong wrapped around the piece of wood, and turned it back and forth.
There were also cute crafts like these wood May flowers.
We saw bees emerging from their pupal cases — this one was had only popped his head out. I also bought some pollen collected from the bees’ legs, and there were many different types of honey to buy.
There were morris dancers putting on a show — they danced around with bells on their shoes and legs and smacking their sticks together.
In one of the stranger moments of the day, these two wandering musicians were encircled by some very enthusiastic people who danced circles around them. If only I’d videotaped it…
There were also lots of yurts — here’s a wooden tiger overlooking the accordion player in front of the puppet show yurt.
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