Wednesday, June 26, 2013
MIDSUMMER CELEBRATION, SAXNÄS, watercolor
Midsummer Celebrations were last Friday, June 21st, all over Sweden. I was lucky to attend two, one in Saxnäs, at the hotel Saxnäsgården reflected in this watercolor I painted later from one of my pictures, and another celebration a couple of hours later at Fatmomakke, further northwest, closer to the border with Norway. Boys and girls of all ages danced around the Maypole. Most of them had a freshly made flower crown of sorts, made with flowers collected from the fields. The fields are carpeted with flowers. And the whole area is flower fields, except when there is a lake. Here you can probably see the musicians in the foreground. A man playing the accordion, and a lady, dressed in white, playing the flute. Can you hear the music? It is very playful. Enjoy!