Blog on the Run: Reloaded

Tuesday, December 5, 2006 9:29 am

I love a parade

Filed under: Fun — Lex @ 9:29 am

What a great day it was for one, too — cold enough to feel like the holidays but not cold enough to make sitting outside for two hours a chore.

Victoria and Hooper had been looking forward to this for quite some time, so when the time came, they were ready. They bundled up, perched their chairs alongside Market Street and were good to go:V & H Parade 2006

Medium: Original photograph
Platform: Konica/Minolta DiMage Z-10
Settings: ISO 64, f3.2 @ 1/60 second w/fill flash
Date: 12:18 p.m. Dec. 2.

The first parade balloon was a cartoon character from my childhood that my kids had never seen before: Gumby, the ClayMation pioneer, if you will. (Those of us of a certain age had to refrain from doing bad Eddie Murphy imitations: “I’m Gumby, dammit!”)

Gumby parade balloon
Medium: Original photograph
Platform: Konica/Minolta DiMage Z-10
Settings: ISO 64, f3.5 @ 1/500 second
Date: 12:29 p.m. Dec. 2.

And, of course, it’s not a parade without a News & Record balloon: Scoop the dog, wrangled by a number of my co-workers who were swarmed by children when they began giving out foam reindeer antlers.Scoop the dog represents the N&R in the holiday parade

Medium: Original photograph
Platform: Konica/Minolta DiMage Z-10
Settings: ISO 64, f3.3 @ 1/500 second
Date: 1:39 p.m. Dec. 2.

Among the wranglers were Susan and Herb and their daughters, Abby and Camille:Herb in parade, 2006

Susan in parade, 2006

So a good time was had by all.

More days should be like this.

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