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Procession of the Species

I cannot believe it. I will be out of town and the city will be holding the Procession of the Species Parade and Arts Walk without me!


I have never been in the parade, but I have rarely missed it. It is a tradition here and it is so much fun. Anyone may participate and you will see by the pictures that thousands do!

My massage therapist is going to be a zebra in the Samba band this year. I will miss that.

My children were doves of peace – though none of them are home this year. Penguins ,Frogs, Turtles and Cats all graced their lives!

The precision drill team of push lawnmower people has been practicing for months.

School children and day care centers have been putting together costumes and practicing their strides.

And then when you are full of the joy of all the critters one could possibly enjoy in one parade, one can walk around town to hear and to see: art work from every classroom in the County on every store front window, garden art, paintings and greeting card art, folk art done right here, jewelry, pottery, children’s toys, masks, magicians, jugglers, clog dancers, highland dancers, mimes, bands on nearly every corner, singers, plays, and skits, and choirs and chorus groups.

The city is a raucous clamor of joy for the earth and its beauty.

It all started here. I do so love a parade and this one especially!

I was able to be here for another city celebration: Sand in the City (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3)

Does your community have an earth day celebration and do you participate?
Let’s make a list of ways to celebrate the wonders and glories of this old globe?

I collected a few more Champagne Stories for the blog – have you got one to share?
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9 Responses to “Procession of the Species”

  1. Dot Says:

    That sounds like a great way for adults to play! I don’t think we have anything similar here, except maybe Halloween.

    Dots last blog post..Childhood Memories

  2. Patricia Says:

    I am so sorry to be missing this Arts WAlk and Procession of the Species – It is just such joy in the streets of downtown…and so wonderful for people of diversity and age mixes to celebrate together. I think the sun is going to shine too…
    Hope you have a great weekend.

    Patricias last blog post..Procession of the Species

  3. J.D. Meier Says:

    The world really is amazing when you look through the right lens.

    If you believe in magic, it’s everywhere. If you want to find wonders, I think we have way more than 7. The world is so big and small at the same time.

    J.D. Meiers last blog post..Finding Your Process

  4. Patricia Says:

    I am seeing the wonders everywhere I go this weekend…yes I think we have way more than 7…do you know the story of the young girl on a test question was asked to list the 7 wonders of the world and she took so long to answer that question she could not complete her test…she chose sight, hearing, taste, smell,touch, joy and sorrow for her 7 wonders…

    I think we are on to something here

  5. Jannie Funster Says:

    I was in a Noah’s Arc parade once – as one of the two monkeys!

    I think they even let me be the female. (I think.)


    Happy Travels, o lovely one.

    Jannie Funsters last blog post..I Need A (Chainsaw) Man, Video

  6. Patricia Says:

    Having good travels oh singing one!…a female monkey – I am impressed….

    J.D. – sorry about the JC…

  7. Davina Says:

    Hi Patricia. Ah, too bad you will miss this. I can see how much enthusiasm you have around it. Your memories serve you well.

    I’m sure we probably have something similar to that in Vancouver, but I wouldn’t know. I avoid crowds like the plague.

    The only crowds I will endure is a baseball game or the occasional concert.

    I celebrate this lovely globe with simple walks in nature, listening to the wind and the rain, the ocean, and the birds singing in the morning (not the crows).

    Davinas last blog post..Morning Muse — Flock of Thoughts

  8. Mark Says:

    Sounds and looks like a wonderful and creative time, shame you will miss it this year.

    Marks last blog post..Changes In A Relationship

  9. Patricia Says:

    I don’t usually like crowds at all…but watching this parade and walking all of downtown to see the performers and the fabulous art work of my neighbors is just too good to miss out on! It was hard not being home

    This is an amazingly creative outpouring of spirit. It was hard to miss it.