Journaling on estrip is free and easy. get started today

Start Date 2008-06-04 11:41:45 |Comments 1,368 |Entries 818 |Images 2,353 |Videos 58 |Mobl 341 |

Category: parade

06/18/09 03:13 - ID#48999

Pictures! Juneteenth, client's birds

Taste of Diversity Festival - international foods festival at Grant & Lafayette 11-3 on Saturday, 6/20. (I'll be out of town

image

I visited a client yesterday and met her birds.

This is Tango
image

These are Tango's children, one male, one female, 10 weeks old
image

This is Tango's son laying on his back like a baby, getting his belly rubbed. I had no idea birds could be handled like this.

image

My hand petting a pretty white bird.
image

image

My Juneteenth parade pix aren't fantastic, but they are an interesting contrast with the St. Pat's parade pix. (e:heidi,48092) Instead of Irish dancing girls, there were steppers & drill teams - even some with curly hair pieces - is this a Buffalo thing? My hometown parade never has dancing girls (and never any with curly wigs), other than the rare baton twirler. The Irish dancing girls were all on floats, while the steppers walked between drills. The Juneteenth parade had much better cars than the St. Pat's or Pride parades. About Juneteenth About Juneteenth of Buffalo

Anticipation!
image
image

Cars - from old to new...
image

image

Curly-haired steppers
image

More steppers
image
image

This was the only crew that had a large group of boys - they were with the girls in the orange shirts, a gospel group.

image

Cheerleaders
image

Drummers
image

Buddhists - saw this sign at the Pride Parade
image

The historically black fraternity & sorority alumni groups were well represented.

Alpha Phi Alpha
image

The Delta Sigma Theta ladies were dancing to "Milkshake" by Kelis. Really funny!
image


A parade to watch for some Sunday in September - Puerto Rican Day!
image

She was the only queen with a tiara as big as the queens' tiaras in the Pride Parde.
image

My friend Alisha was posing as a car model in front of this classic Buick.
image


The Juneteenth festival is held at Martin Luther King, Jr. Park, one of the Olmsted parks

That's supposed to be a five-acre wading pool.
image

(more photos if you're really interested )

At Allen West Festival - a hawk rescue group member was showing one of the rescued hawks who can't be released because of a severe wing injury.
image

For Uncle Dudley
image

Basra loves strawberries!
image


print add/read comments

Permalink: Pictures_Juneteenth_client_s_birds.html
Words: 449


Category: parade

03/17/09 07:35 - ID#48092

St. Patrick's Day parade!

Thanks to (e:libertad) and (e:lauren) for trying to coordinate hanging out - I had no idea of the scale of the parade, and then the cell phone network crashed. I eventually found (e:lauren) & (e:felly).
I got a txt from (e:terry) at 7:30 that he had sent at 5! (must be before he passed out?)

Since the parade has been well covered by several others, I'll just post a few shots that I really liked.

I stood next to this sweet dog for much of the parade. I was in front of 570 Delaware, just north of Delaware & Allen on the west side. (There was room to move around and I could see the parade really well.)

image

image

image

image

image

image

After the parade, we were feeling left out because we had nothing to drink, so we visited the old pink for a beer

image

then went to the convenience store and got 40s and some sunchips. We're so cool.

image

We did finally figure out that we should be outside with our discreet paper bags.

image

and we watched the scenery from my sunny front stoop

image

image

(e:Felly) thought this was the best Guinness hat of the day.

image

But wasn't so impressed with this one.

image

My classmate Paul stumbled by
image

And this pretty one gave us a nice homecoming queen wave.
image

Thanks to (e:paul) & (e:matthew) for letting me hang out for a bit, much after the party had ended.
print add/read comments

Permalink: St_Patrick_s_Day_parade_.html
Words: 269


Search

Chatter

New Site Wide Comments

paul said to ladycroft
Nice to "see" you. I let the CPR ads stay because at least it was something lol...

ladycroft said to joe
Sorry.....my finger went spastic. ...

ladycroft said to joe
Happy Birthday! I had my 30th with two of those peeps as well :) Remember the failed (but awesome)...

ladycroft said to joe
Happy Birthday! I had my 30th with two of those peeps as well :) Remember the failed (but awesome)...