Monday, April 23, 2012

Earth Day

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2012-04-22 Earth Day 6

Yesterday brought our town's annual Earth Day celebration in Forest Park. Every tree hugger, organic farmer, herbalist, soul traveler, electric car driver, vegan, river cleaner, Thoreau reader, public transport manager, species preserver, meditator, recycler, chiropractor, banjo picker, tai chi dancer, fair trade importer, bicycle rider, yogi, faerie and moon howler within a tank of gas driving distance was there. So were a few people, like me, who just wished we'd stop fouling our own nest.

As usual, the festivities kicked off with the All Species Parade led by the mind-boggling percussion band, Joia.  I'll devote a post to them in the coming days. I tried to count the number of species in the parade and came up with, um, one (unless you count the bazillion bacteria in our digestive tracts). Fun for all.

TOMORROW: faeries.

2012-04-22 Earth Day 7

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8 comments:

Olivier said...

j'adore les Free Hughs. Belle fete, et il y avait meme Obama ;)

cieldequimper said...

Eclectic, lol and thanks for the hug!

Carraol said...

The event looks fun, I forgot the celebration. I would love to hear those drums!

Steffe said...

I wonder if we had anything panned for this day? Nice to see that you guys did. I'm all for free hugs.

s.c said...

The drumming party looks like the army. The smallest carry the biggest load.

Rambling Round said...

A species parade? I don't think that would go over too well where I'm from! Entertaining, though!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

From tai chi dancers to moon howlers oh wow that's quite a gathering Bob, as you say fantastic for the photographers!! Part of me really wants a bright yellow 'free hugs' tee shirt, and the other part is worried about who might take it literally haha!

sbo said...

thank you so much. fosbobetr good Archive