Tuesday, May 31, 2011

You Wanna March? You Can March!

Monday morning began with thunderstorms.  It looked like the Memorial Day Parade would be rained out.  But, minutes before the 10 o'clock start, the rain stopped.  People grabbed their umbrellas and streamed into the streets to watch the parade.  It went on for miles.  Honestly!










26 comments:

Susie said...

I think that's my old band teacher!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Parades are always fun Jack, so glad the rain stopped, all those people would have been so disappointed hey!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Great parade and what joy in the faces of those marching children... so glad that you had a break in the weather. The wet streets give a fresh look with little reflections all around.

Bises,
G

Jacob said...

Everyone loves a parade...either to watch or march!

Looks like the whole city turned out...I like the old cars!

Nice shots, Jack!

brattcat said...

you've got to love the local parades, so full of community spirit.

Lynette said...

I'm so glad the parade happened and you got these fab photos to share with us, Jack. Thanks!

EG Wow said...

Ah! I haven't seen a Memorial Day parade in years! Even the smallest of towns have them...or used to, anyway. :)

Sharon said...

It kind of looks like the whole town was in the parade!

Virginia said...

I think you're right Jack, everyone in Hartford marched! V

joo said...

I love watching parades but we don't have them here too often (hardly ever, to be honest with you, so it's nice to see it in your photos!

RedPat said...

I have noticed that many movie sets wet down the street before shooting a scene - Mother Nature did it for you before the parade! Great captures!

SRQ said...

Nice series. I'm glad the rain cleared...but, I bet they would have marched any way, don't you? Hope you had a good Memorial Day.

Karl said...

I love parades, beautiful series, Jack!

cieldequimper said...

Phew, that was lucky! The rainy atmosphere is very nice for photos though, just look at all those reflections!

Janet said...

Great photos Jack. That could be my grandson in the Red Sox group.

Janet in Seattle

Malyss said...

Something very american!

VP said...

A very nice parade with some very good photo ops. A pity for the weather...

Leif Hagen said...

What a great Memorial Day parade! Nice photo series of that event!

jennyfreckles said...

I love parades - those dogs, the children... Looks like there was more of the town marching than watching!

Sequim Daily Photo said...

That is a fun series of shots. My favorite parts of parades are usually the old cars or if any animals are in them and I see yours had both.
I really miss thunderstorms, we rarely get them here.

Regina K said...

Marching in place right now!

Farmchick said...

Great to see people out despite the weather.

Randy said...

Looks like a great time!

H A R R Y G O A Z said...

GREAT photographs !

Have a super week.

Cezar and Léia said...

Wonderful event and beautiful pictures!
Hugs
Léia

JM said...

Glad the rain stopped! Very cool set of shots, Jack, and great cars on the bottom shot.