can't believe i didn't blog these before! actually found them by accident last night, and realized i hadn't put them up yet. last month, pennwood shows brought their annual carnival to the sarem farm market just around a couple of corners from our house. we went for the first time last year (musa's first carnival experience) and i found what so many aging parents like myself have found - that it really is possible to go to a carnival and not enjoy any of the rides yourself, but to go purely for the sake of the smile on your child's face, and for the funnel cakes (for yourself). oh, and to take pictures, of course, challenging yourself to use only one slightly dinky prime lens (my 50mm 1.8), always shooting wide open, to try to get the best shots you can.we had ben repeatedly driving past the carnival over its few-week stint at sarem - always by mistake, unless i WANTED to hear the endless, "mama! let's go right now! i wanna go right now! it's not fair!" - until we finally chose a warmish, rain-free friday evening to visit (turned out to be the carnival's last weekend there!). i spread the word and some of our friends came to enjoy the carnival with us, and i daresay a fun time was had by all... :)