"God creates the beauty. My camera and I are a witness." - (Mark Denman)

Friday, July 19, 2019

Sprucing up the Tower

Up and down the tarpaulins go;
what's behind them, I don't know.

It's taken forever to get to this point. What was going on behind the scene on the days the tarps kept getting pulled up and down remains a mystery to me, but judging from the sounds I hear, today must be sandblast/power wash day.

Praying for the safety and wellbeing of the workers doing this arduous work on a brutally hot and humid day. There's a heat advisory in effect that says temperatures may hit 99 degrees.

The process so far.


Friday, July 5, 2019

Independence Day Parade 2019

It ought to be commemorated as the day of
deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to
God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized
with pomp and parade, with shows, games,
sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations,
from one end of this continent to the other,
from this time forward forever more.
(John Adams)

This year's parade was different than usual. No music, horses, or historical floats like St. Pete's used to have. No Uncle Sam either.

At this point the parade came to an abrupt halt when a child fell off one of the floats and had to be transported to the hospital. Hopefully it was not a serious injury.