Sunday, July 06, 2014

Off Topic: That Was the Week It Was - July 6, 2014

Welcome to my weekly off television topic reflection on the week gone by in both words and photographs I've taken along the way! If you're looking for my latest Big Brother television/live feeds posts, check out this link. This here off topic post is a year-round staple on the blog. Yeah, I know it has nothing to do with television. But, of course, life isn't ALL about TV ... right?

This week was a bit of a rough one for me. I had some sort of stomach virus which kept me sick for most of the week while I was still working at my real job and doing the Big Brother coverage here on the blog. Thankfully that ended pretty much by Friday -- in time for me to have a rare three-day holiday weekend off from my job. Yay!

On the holiday itself, I didn't do much. The weather was a bit iffy and one local parade was canceled. However, yesterday's weather was gorgeous and perfect for a parade! And, it just so happens that my city's parade was already planned for Saturday, not Friday. There's also a three-day holiday festival going on downtown which I plan to check in on later today.

Due to feeling icky and icky weather for most of the week, I don't have a ton of photos. After the jump, I have a slideshow not of flowers this week, but of parade photos. On with the show ... clicking on an image will open it in a new Photobucket window. From there, you can make the image larger twice with the magnifying glass icon at the bottom right of the photo. To return here, just close out the Photobucket page.

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Take a picture, it lasts longer!

This wet bunny seems to resent the intrusion of the paparazzi (me). East Front Street, Plainfield.

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The chicory is in bloom

Although they keep mowing it down, the chicory at the Plainfield Train Station is determined to keep coming back.

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Gotta love the haircut!

I love how Afros and flat-tops are coming back on the kids. I just hope they don't start wearing platform shoes again. Those things were dangerous! I took this photo at the Plainfield 4th of July Parade (held on the 5th). The parade slideshow is just after the jump ... check it out!

I have some video that I took which I'll have to post in next week's Sunday post as it's not really ready as I get this post up. As usual, Plainfield's parade was just a bit different. Some folks might think it odd that we have groups from several nations taking part in this -- various Hispanic groups, a reggae band, a jazz trio and such. But, heck ... that's Plainfield and the USA -- we're diverse! I enjoy living in a city where everyone's not the same!

I saw a few folks I know including a police officer or two, an old neighbor and Rebecca Williams -- someone whom I first "met" through this very blog. It was a gorgeous day for the parade and all I had to do was bring my folding chair down and plop in front of my apartment building.

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Pigeon under a bridge

This is either the mama or papa pigeon of offspring born under the bridge at the Bridgewater Train Station this year.

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More chicory blossoms

I really love these intricate little blossoms! Plainfield Train Station

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Mushroom in the rain

A cool mushroom grows in an old tree stump on East Front Street in Plainfield.

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Young pigeons

This year's crop of baby pigeons are growing up quickly! At the Bridgewater Train Station with poison ivy growing in the background.

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East Front Street bunny

I hope the bunnies of East Front Street found refuge from yesterday's parade and the rampant fireworks on East Second Street in back of us!

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Passing soon ...

The day lilies are starting to fade. Berckman Street, Plainfield.

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Happy Independence Day (weekend)

Vincent and I hope everyone has had a great Independence Day Weekend!


Palmaltas said...

What a fun parade. Nice that you could sit in front of your building and watch it.

PDX Granny said...

I was looking for the "Like" button. If you had one on your blog, I'd have clicked on it. :)

I'm glad to hear you're feeling better just in time to enjoy your long weekend. Good timing!