I'm not spending much time outdoors. When I do, I photograph the flora, some of which is familiar and some of which is very different from what grows in NH.
But I've decided to post an indoor stroll through the convention Exhibit Hall, as vast as it is fascinating. The exhibitors include seminaries, mission-oriented endeavours, church organisations, support and advocacy groups, monastic communities, religious and other publishers, and so much more. Of particular interest--and beauty--are the handicrafts and retail booths.
Some in our deputation have purchased clothing items like this one from Guatemala.
Other forms of personal adornment.
Here are the tools...
...of the artist who creates illuminated manuscripts.
If you need to order communion ware or altar cloths, you'll find it.
Colourful handmade stoles.
Ordained persons--deacons, priests and bishops--can outfit themselves.
Especially for bishops.
Yours truly purchased a handbag made by the Miao hilltribe women of the Hunan province in China, plus a skirt made by a Hmong community in Minnesota. (I've collected Hmong handicrafts in the past.)
A warm wrap might have been more practical. But I plan no further shopping for myself and vow that future purchases will be gifts for others. Therefore, to keep warm during our chilly Legislative Sessions, I'm using one of my hotel room towels for a shawl!
Thanks for strolling. To continue, head over here.