Our winter is here – and I know this for certain because our local festival parade was held today and it’s ALWAYS icy on parade day.
While the overcast weather DID mellow the temps a little, it was still quite UNwarm. Which, if you are a sun-baby like me, is not fun. Maybe the lack of sun has been what’s making me all melancholy lately? I think I saw a study on that somewhere… I am lacking some Vitamin D. Still, despite my longing to stay in my own living room, we rugged up and headed into town to help celebrate.
Wanna visit with us?
Two possums waiting for the parade to begin.
Lots and lots of possums (and grown-ups) also waiting…
The Festival Queen. LOVE that cape… I have the loveliest memories of being a young girl and being allowed to sit on a float with the beautiful Queen of that Festival, and touching that rich red velvet.
That Queen? Still a great, great friend, and the second from the right in this photo. (Still beautiful too, and probably likely to kill me for posting this pic!)
my gorgeous SIL Neeta on the right, waving to my two. This town is chock full of beauties, is it not?
Here’s another one…
A neighbour who took out Miss Personality. I think you already knew that before you read the caption, right?
The most darling mother-and-baby (and best decorate pram) – my cousin’s wife and daughter. I hope to take some ‘proper’ photos of this pair soon. I promised them baby photos, and Nell tells me ‘anytime before she’s three would be great’. I think this means I need to get a rattle on. Heh.
A fire-eater on stilts. Bemusing the locals.
Dash with his rear-view mirror on his sunnies. Don’t ask. I don’t know either.
A fabulous sign on a parade float. Not sure if they were advertising for work, or someone to come to the pub with them! Love bush humour…
Speaking of which…
The town hearse. The entire street was in stitches as it went past…
Violet with her dream car in background. She likes purple. No. REALLY.
Almost as much as she loved this ride.
Her first ‘big fast ride’ without an adult. Her little buddy got very squashed.
The parents watching laughed til they cried, watching them battle against several g-forces.
And that was VERY NEARLY as good as Vitamin D.
How was YOUR Saturday?