this was my fifth or sixth (i seem to have lost count) year in a row at clearwater. pat's fourth. tanner's fourth (at the ages of 5 weeks, one year, 2 years, and 3 years) and noah's second (at 7 months and 1 1/2 years). i remember chatting with a young girl at my first clearwater. she told me she was 8 and this was her ninth year at clearwater. at first i thought she was confused. but then this weekend i was thinking about how many times tanner had gone, thinking it was only 3. after all he is three years old. but then i remembered that first time, just weeks after greeting this earth from my womb. and then i got it.
that's one of the things i love most about clearwater. from the 2 week old babe that i spotted this year to the 90 year old man, all ages, shapes, sizes, colors. if you are ever blessed with the chance to attend clearwater i cannot urge you enough to go! you will not be disappointed by its beauty.
these are just a sampling of the pictures i took, if you would like a bigger peak visit my flickr!
ps- happy summer solstice!