Archive for January, 2015

January 17, 2015

Winter Retreat is Happening Now!

Today, there are 23 folks gathered at Honey Creek to do “something fun” with their photos, to retreat and to relax… There is enough winter in the air to enjoy a fire in the evening, but it is temperate enough to be outdoors to watch the sunrise.


Last night I began to think about the old movie “Same Time, Next Year” with Alan Alda and Ellen Burstyn (thanks IMDB). It is a story of two people who have a “once a year” relationship. They meet each year at the same inn on the same weekend. As we watch, they grow older, traveling through the “stuff” of life. My favorite albums are like that. They span a period of time,  showing growth and change, and hopefully transformation of some kind.

Like Alda and Burstyn, at Camp Wanna Crop A Lot & Summer SunSational Retreat we gather at the same time each year. On the weekend of the MLK holiday and the last weekend of August, we meet and catch up on each other’s lives. We eat, we laugh, we listen to each others’ stories, we eat, we make layouts, we organize photos, we shoot photos, we take nature walks and we eat some more. Most of us don’t see each other in between. Usually, we welcome one or two new people and enjoy adding them to our “Crop Circle.”

This winter we are welcoming eight new people, five, thanks to Scrapbook Retreat Directory!

One constant is our group photo, the location of which migrates depending on the season and the sun. Since today was a bit overcast, we took the photo using our crop room as the background. Here is the 2015 photo of this year’s adventurous group.

Group Photo Low Res

Join us this Summer, August 27-30, 2015.