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!
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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