There are many things that we may say are “beastly.”  The weather, someone’s behavior, just about anything that is tough, nasty, brutish and thuggish.  It is not a term of endearment, though from time to time athletes may talk about a shot, hit, or amazing performance that overcomes the odds as being “beastly” and then it may be seen in that context as something awesome!

This Saturday we went to the Georgia Renaissance Festival (GARFest) in Fairburn.  We tend to enjoy Renaissance fairs.  My wife loves the craft booths, I love the roasted or grilled turkey legs and sword play and jousts.  We had PERFECT weather…it cooled down and it was only about 77 degrees on Saturday, couldn’t have been better.

This was a very large festival with tons of craft and food booths.  I did get my turkey leg for lunch and Laurel got in her shopping.  There were acrobats that were very good (and funny!), amazing costumes that must have cost hundreds, of not over a thousand dollars.  And I shot 419 pictures, so you’ll be seeing some of them for a while!

Today’s picture is beastly.  I don’t know what kind of critter this is supposed to be, but it is green, looks very angry, and has big, big teeth.  Fortunately, I think it had been hypnotized because it didn’t move.  I’m grateful for that!  I wouldn’t want to meet this guy in a dark alley at night.

Don’t turn your back on me…

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY: in 1967, the Beatles Sargent Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band was released.  It was the last album that would be released by the group as a whole.

TRIVIA FOR TODAY: Yul Brenner was actually considered for the role of Baron von Trapp in The Sound of Music.


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