I am not a joiner and I don’t do “one-off” challenges but I am also a mass of contradictions and this particular challenge which Vlad over at Wind Against Current and Reb over at ColderWeather suggested in their blogs intrigued me. It is being run by Ailsa of Where’s my backpack? and the theme is – well, see the title of this post. I have no idea if these photos challenges are supposed to be limited to one picture or if you can use several but since summer means more than one thing to me…
The real kickoff to a New York summer – The Gay Pride Parade
The tidal flats of Blackfish Creek in Wellfleet MA.
Pete Seeger warming up
the swimmers of the The Great Newburgh to Beacon Hudson River Swim
and, of course,
Lincoln Center‘s Midsummer Nights Swing
I see your true colors
I see your true colors
and that’s why I love you
so don’t be afraid to let them show
your true colors
true colors are beautiful
like a rainbow
Billy Steinberg & Tm Kelly
Gay Pride Day in NYC. We got to the Parade Route at Noon and left around 3:30 when the Parade still had about an hour to go. A few pictures of the event are below…
Technically not a great picture – but a wonderful thing. The sign says “Together 54 years”
Behind them a lot of officers, many with their kids…
30 years engaged
It has been a great and eventful weekend here in NYC as I think my past few posts have reflected…but at the end of the day…
Pass me the bottle, pass me the wine,
Open your throttle, and I’ll drive you right out of your mind,
Watching the waves, watching the sky,
I’m just sitting down here by the riverside,
Watching the world going by…
Chris De Burgh
Tonight was the opening of the graduating students exhibit at ICP. Made for a very easy night in the lab as only 2 or 3 people wanted to work. Spent most of the evening telling guests where the restrooms, food, and bar were. With several hundred people there scattered over five or six rooms and two long hallways, a few amusing folk asked me if I knew where “X” was because they were not by their work. My best advice was always the same “go to the bar and hang – they will show up”.
Several of the students I had become friendly with were kind enough to say thank you for your help – I don’t know what I really did for them but be nice and give them equipment but sometimes that is enough – and two were kind enough to bring me a glass of wine.
Spent most of my time at ICP and the rest of the evening following the NY State Senate deliberations on the Gay Marriage bill. At approximately 10:25pm it passed and the Governor signed the bill before Midnight, making New York the largest state in the country to approve Gay Marriage and only the second to do it through the Legislature. I think the Pride Parade Sunday is going to be especially raucous!
The images above and below are two that did not make it to my final decision round for printing for my class but I really like them both.