Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Corner View: Street Art

My mind was was a bit foggy this past weekend
with so much going on,
that I missed lots of opportunities to capture street art.
The first two photos are from last year's Pumpkin Festival Parade.

This year I concentrated on the heavy machinery and tractor
entries to use for a slide show card for my grandson in Texas,
who LOVES such things especially backhoes.

So I had to go hunting in last year's pics for this post.

My son's fatherly responsibility was tested when his 9-yr.-old daughter
very much wanted to go on this ride, but not alone.
He could not let her down--she was being quite careful on how she spent her tickets
and this was one she saw looming above the festivities,
as they drove to our house,
and instantly liked.
She looked at others as we perused the offerings,
but this won out.

The riders are strapped in as they stand.
Their heads are protected by buffers on each side.

Peyton was glowing after the ride.
Her dad's face was perhaps a slight shade of green---and he was a bit queasy,
but also happy he could do this for his little girl.

For more corner views, check out Francesca's place.


  1. Go Dad! I remember taking my Dad on a similar ride when I was younger. We had to lead him off when it was done. :)

  2. What is the story connected to the marching pumpkins with the fiddler??

  3. Can't wait to see the pictures you took for Aaron

  4. Hi There, We have a VERY busy weekend since my son is getting married..... Should be TERRIFIC.

    Great pictures.... I love Fall and the Festivals and Fairs around the country.. SO much fun.

    Glad Peyton enjoyed her 'ride'---even if Dad was 'green'... ha ha

  5. that fairy ground merry-go-zapp! is quite fun. i've always loved the whizzing, but HAVE NEVER BEEN IN ONE! ergrgrgrhg.

    i've so chuckled at your comment on this week's cv. i sure would have loved to see your dilapidating barns'n'buildings, i think i might even go a little wild over them. of course i'd also get lost, for time is of the essence when walking through sights such as those...

    cheers for the compliments on behalf of woolf's frock. yeah? he's gonna be clad on an off from now on, i think. ;)))

  6. I couldn't handle that ride but, last week, I did get into the "Dizzy Dragon" with my 2-year-old grandson :)

  7. I must confess, I let my boys down on few occasions when we went to the fair - I could never go on one of those things, not even for my children!

  8. Good as usual.

    Hope you had a chance to rest and catch up with life.


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