Unfortunately RockFire this past weekend had a bit of rain, which means my camera didn’t come out of its rain-proofed backpack all that much for the evening events. I am so glad we hiked to the Grand Lookout to meet the artists in the afternoon, and took some images before the skies opened up.
Those that did show up for RockFire enjoyed a concert under the tent, and some brave musicians playing amongst the quarries on beautiful mini stages placed amongst bonfires. This wonderful event was a year in the making, bigger and better than last year, and took many, many of volunteers hundreds of hours to make this event possible. Unfortunately the one thing you cannot plan is the weather, and,Â pardon my vulgar language, but sometimes Mother Nature can be quite the bitch.
What I took away from this year’s RockFire was a great sense of community, the brave Vermonters who volunteered despite the weather, and a shared sense of peace in all of us enjoying an amazing event despite the rains. As they say “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.” Which, in my estimation, means that next year’s event will be the best one yet.
Above, artist Heather Ritchie, and some of her works.
Above, artist Chris Miller withÂ “Cave Troll” andÂ “Trapped”Above,Â Ryan Mays “Man Power”
Above left,Â “Ionic Cap and Column” byÂ Guiliano Cecchinelli. And right, Chris Miller’sÂ “Cave Troll”