Sunday, July 4, 2010

Star-Spangled Weekend... Part 2

How cute is this little guy in his sporty Corvette? Looks like he's driving, doesn't it? He was part of the 4th of July Parade in honor of our nations' birthday in Micanopy, FL. Here are some additional photos of the festivities.

Every year a group of Cracker Cowboys ride in the parade. They got their name from the long whips they snap in the air to keep cattle moving. You can see that two of them are cracking their whips in the photo. Jack had just commented to me that it would be a good idea for them to keep a bit more space between their horses. Seconds later, one cracked his whip and took the hat right off the other cowboy!

The Florida Cracker Horse is a registered breed. They are lean and smooth-gaited, and known for stamina and endurance. And they are generally solid colors.

People bring all sorts of dogs to the parade, many sporting bandanas and other patriotic regalia. But this is the first time I've seen people with wild birds. It was hard to see, but I think these are owls.

Oh yes, and Smokey the Bear was there driving this heavy equipment. Can you see him up there in the cab?

Floats and marching groups galore.

And I'll close with the fabric-paper Faded Denim Star I made for the Scrap Paper Pack Challenge at The Creative Place a week or so ago.

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