October Paintings capture Music and Bogs
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October is such a wonderful month of contrasts. The trees lose their foliage, the landscape turns to browns and golds yet in the midst of the subdued colors, a blaze of color comes through, the Cranberry Bogs.
October is harvest time for the cranberries scattered all up and down this 26 mile long peninsula. These bright red little berries have a peculiar characteristic: they are hollow. The harvesters fill the bogs with water, the cranberries float to the top and are raked into a boom, which conveys them to the waiting trucks. It is early, long hours and hard work, but oh how we enjoy them for Thanksgiving!
Not only are there contrasts in color but there are contrasts in events. October is also Water Music Festival month. Local talent, musicians, and vocalists from around the country participate in this gala of music from classical to blue grass. Although Water Music Festival has performances other times of the year, a weekend in October is filled with music from Ilwaco, the entrance to the peninsula, all the up to last village 20 miles north in Oysterville. The challenge is deciding which performances to enjoy.