Sunday, May 30, 2010

Sunday wonders - J

J is for Jinxed.

The last Saturday in May is always time for our local Lynn Valley Day.  We have a big parade, events for the kids, live music, lots of volunteers and good old-fashioned fair food.  We also had rain.  Call it 'Scotch mist', 'soft rain' or a 'drizzle', we all got soaked through eventually.

The day before had some clear spots so we were hoping that our plugged-in musicians could keep us marchin' in time as they did last year.  But, when we were ready to start the engines, it was too wet for their instruments.  A pair of speakers covered in plastic, CDs and an empty truck were what we marched with.  Even the helium balloons sagged with the weight of water.

And, a pipe band in  raincoats is no' a pretty sight.  Even when they're as stylish as these are.

At the fairground, another kind of glitch got at the generator.  The musicians had to stop playing and all the bouncy castles collapsed into sad-looking heaps.  Wonder if there were any kids bouncing inside?  No one ever said.

Today it's dry and the sunshine just keeps getting brighter.  Ah well, there's always next year.


Ginny said...

I'm sorry it rained on your parade, but it made for better and more unusual pictures than if it were sunny, don't you think? How many times do we get to see what the glitches caused in a rainy parade? The bouncy castles here have directions on them for what to do if you are jumping and they start to flatten, but I'm bad because I didn't really read it.

Rudee said...

I'm sorry they had to wear rain coats. I'd have much preferred seeing their kilts.

Hope you're getting more sun today.


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