Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Gay Faces And Friends

People passing by in the parade, from the ordinary to the very out there. IMHO, tolerant societies have been the culturally richest and most successful.     

Tuesday, June 27, 2017


There is a notable element of politics at events like the Pridefest Parade. It all swings leftward. Everyone in my family would like one of those tee shirts. Unlike many other public events, the Republican Party was not represented.     

Monday, June 26, 2017

River Of Color


There were Pride parades throughout the US and much of the world yesterday. Near perfect weather and a big turnout here yesterday, although it was awfully bright. The Balloon Brigade is a fixture and always a big hit. The clip below will give you an idea of the atmosphere and my video skills.        

STL Pride Parade 2017-06-25 video

Sunday, June 25, 2017

What To Do On Friday Night

Landoll Lanes, Marysville, Kansas, on a Friday night. There is a lot of purple, maybe because it's the color of Kansas State University, which is not far down the road. No one is actually bowling, just eating and drinking. That's okay with me. Love the carpet.

The Pridefest Day Parade is today so there should be some fresh material. And NYC on Saturday.      

Saturday, June 24, 2017


Very late post today. There is entirely too much on my plate.

The economy of Marysville, Kansas, has been stabilized by the presence of Landoll Corporation, a manufacturer of farm machinery.  It provides a lot of jobs. It also created a social center, Landoll Lanes, with bowling, billiards, tabletop shuffleboard and a pretty good restaurant. It was quiet, though, on the night we ate there. 

Friday, June 23, 2017

Old Time Religion

Top: something else found in the Salty Dog Saloon. I'm sure Jesus loves everyone, even senators from Kentucky.

Bottom: a church in Marysville. What's with the quotation marks? The device is frequently misused in American English and, as loyal members of the language police, Mrs. C and I could not let this pass. What was the pastor trying to communicate?         

Thursday, June 22, 2017


Brother-in-law Mel's cattle in the far pasture. They might be curious because they had never seen a lens as big as my telephoto. At least it kept me at a safe distance.