Saturday, April 28, 2007

Movies on the Barn

Tonight Mary Ann and Jackie hosted a movie night for everyone in their church. Probably about 50 people came. It was the brain child of their youth minister, Scott. I met him and his wife, Stacey, today. They're really nice folks. Scott did the setup, with a little help from Jackie, but it was really Scott's baby.

The backdrop for the movie screen was the barn.

Scott came out earlier in the day and set it up. It worked out really well. They had a great sound system and everyone brought their own lawn chairs.

Mary Ann popped three bags of popcorn.

Zona (in the white) and Janice (in the colorful sweater) helped bag it up as Mary Ann dumped out one panful after another. More than a couple of people had never seen popcorn popped in a pan.

I think everyone had a great time. The movie was good and it was a neat way to see it. Oddly enough, I had been out earlier in the day to take pictures of some old barns around. I'm glad I got a photo of this one before it had a movie screen attached.

Jackie, of course, was ready to supervise the popcorn making.

I may have mentioned here before that Mary Ann has tons of hummingbirds in the summer. They are just starting to arrive. The first part of the week there was one, the next day two, and now there's a small group of them.

At the height of the season, Mary Ann uses about 25 pounds of sugar a week to make hummingbird feed. They will empty all the feeders multiple times a day.

It was a little late in the day, and digital cameras are not quick enough to really capture them, but I did get a quick snap of a couple of them.

1 comment:

Jane said...

We have another two or three weeks here in Alberta before the Hummingbirds return from their Winter trip South.....I just can't wait! I love sitting on the porch and watching them...a sure sign of Summer up here North of the border!