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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Columbus Day

Whew! Columbus day weekend and our marching band home show are finally behind us. Now there's just a bit of breathing space and a wee bit of time for the garden.

Here's a lovely shot of one of the old churches on Main Street in our charming village of Huntington New York.

Looking up Main Street, we were waiting for the big Columbus Day Parade to begin!

And here they come, the most amazing, incredible, Walt Whitman High School Wildcat Marching Band. Hooray!!!

18 comments:

Barbarapc said...

I can hear them now. Nothing finer than a parade!

Sherri said...

Thanks for sharing the pics of your town parade and marching band!! I love the pic of the church-I love stone churches the older the better!! It looks wonderful with all the pumpkins around it!

Anonymous said...

Melanie - The band looks very fine indeed. I've missed reading your blog and viewing your pictures lately. The pumpkins are marvelous! - Daisy (in Phoenix, where it doesn't feel like fall yet)

Catherine said...

I always love to see and hear a marching band. It seems to bring out a sense of pride and community amongst the townspeople.

Gail said...

Hope the school year is going well for you. Is your daughter marching this year?

Gail

Brenda Colleen Leyland said...

Melanie,

I sure enjoy the photos you post. I've visited different times and it always nice to come back and see what's new. The parade shots were a delight, but I must admit the ones of your cute puppy steal my heart! Adorable!

You mention that life seems to be speeding by....I'm always marveling at the same sensation. Sometimes I feel I'm flying down some country road in a convertible with my hair blowing out the back, like in a wild car chase in some movie!

I'm glad we can meander more slowly on our blogging trips!

Brenda

Cinj said...

I loved being in the marching band when I was in school. It's so nice of you to give of your time to let these young people experience the joys that come with marching.

I got yelled at at the last parade I went to because I stood for all of the color guards that came by with the American flag. Since when did showing respect for our country become something to get angry about?

Amanda said...

Wow. Thanks to Blotanical, I just found your blog! Great site!

I really loved your Stonecrop Garden pictures, what a charming place!

There seem to be a lot of really good articles, I can't wait to dig a little deeper!

MELISSA MANNON said...

love all those pumpkins!

Philip Bewley said...

What fun!
And what a lovely town.
My Brother recently moved to Rowayton in CT. from California. I told him to look at your blog to see how to create a spectacular garden back east.
Best regards,
Philip

Anna said...

This post reminds me to ask you if you got elected to the School Board? I hope so! I love a marching band and all your hard work has helped so many of them.

Esther Montgomery said...

I'm wondering how your daughter is enjoying Oxford . . . and how are you?

Esther Montgomery

Digital Flower Pictures said...

That is quite a pumpkin patch. I hope everything is all right with you as you haven't posted in quite some time.

Anne said...

Good morning! Found your blog on Blotanical and just had to come take a look, being a lover of small New England towns... (wish i could live in one, but my husband hates cold weather...)

Your photos are lovely, and I look forward to reading about your garden.

Lynn said...

I love all the pictures they are wonderful. I jusf can't wait till spring... I remember all the years my girls were in the band! I love watching a marching band.

cindee said...

Happy New Year!! I hope all is well at your house and you enoyed the Holidays! The busy time of the year (Spring) is just a few months away!!! I can't wait(-:

Barbee' said...

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Cabs said...

Hello again. I'm back in blog land for a bit. Looks like you've been out of the loop since October. Hope all is well.
Carol in Mass.