Winona, for those who are unfamiliar with this town, has a peach festival each summer. I hope to go one year just to see this.
Not only does this delightful couple rent a space to hold this yearly feast of poets, but they also provide a lovely buffet. It is held on Father's Day.
For more information about Puddicombe Farms, google the name and you will see some interesting facts about this place.
There were some very well known poets among the readers, one coming all the way from London, Ontario, another from Brantford, others from Toronto and of course, local Hamilton poets. The theme for this year was nature but other types of subjects were welcome as well.
|Conrad DiDiodato - teacher, poet, blogger - our host|
Conrad welcomed the assembled guests and introduced each poet with a short biography.
|Andreas Gripp - London, Ontario poet|
|Wilma Seville - Hamilton poet|
|David Haskins - Grimbsy poet|
|Jeff Seffinga - Hamilton poet|
|Karen Shenfeld - Toronto poet|
|James Dheal - Hamilton poet (originally from Pittsburg, Pa.|
|Norma West Linder - Sarnia poet|
|Suzanne Robertson - Toronto|
George Down also read from his beautiful work. He also mentioned Mary Anderson's new book which has just come out about the McQuesten Family. George read us two poems of his which were included in her book
All in all, a lovely way to spend a Sunday afternoon, listening to beautiful words spoken by poets.
I took some shots of the grounds as seen from above which I will post here.
|A view from the gallery|
|A wonderful weeping willow tree|
|David, Jeff, Rosemary - enjoying the fresh breeze|
|A small part of the farm|
Thanks for dropping by my blog. Hope you have enjoyed your stay.
For Conrad's blog, please click on http://didiodatoc.blogspot.com/