Five days and 400 painters later, we dance on our communal dream! The Mannafestival, held on July 25th, celebrates our intentions to protect, grow and nurture one another and our environment. A small group met to herald the sunrise coming over Mt. Elphinstone. The day was sunny, and superhot with clear blue skies. The Mayan year of the Self-Existing Yellow Seed begins. Folks enjoyed a variety of musical guests, an opening ceremony invoking the directions, and an amazing puppet show by the Funginears, as well as crafts and food booth. By sunset we witnessed a double rainbow out on the pier and a forked lightning show lasting hours, with accompanying raindrops big as platters!