Sunday, March 16, 2008

Day 77 Happy St. Patrick's Day!

What do you get when you take a radio station, a bar, a few floats, and the Shriners, and mix them together in Grand Forks, ND (stir-crazy from a really long winter?) The first St. Patrick's Day Parade! (Never mind that most of ND is Norwegian and Swedish. . . close enough.) Lasts all of five minutes, and has some nice old guys playing "When Irish Eyes are Shining," one float urging participants to follow up festivities at the bar, and Carpet World frogs tossing candy to the kiddies. . . . And some photos for me, on theme!





Isn't this Grandpa and his little leprechaun cute?

23 comments:

Scrapper88 said...

Lots of green!! Dh and I went out although I didnt take my camera. But to answer your question I usually take it every where with me. Its in my purse at all times!!

Donnah C said...

Those frogs are great!

cari said...

Love these shots!!! Great captures!
cari

Joanne said...

This looks so fun! Those frogs are great! LOL

Becky said...

How fun! The area I live in is so not Irish, and there really isn't any celebration for this Irish girl, so I enjoyed seeing your parade.

Amy said...

Looks like a fun parade! You got some great shots!

Mom2Drew said...

I LOVE parades like this! I actually used to march in a marching band so parades were a big part of my life. Love all the green.

Jason said...

lol, those first two are great!

Ashley said...

LOL Those are some funny pictures there! They look great.

Reds said...

Cute shots! Went to a St. Patrick's parade too yesterday - fun fun fun!! :)

Jen said...

What fun!! The frogs crack me up!!! And I have to laugh at your "13"... you were ahead of your time lady!!!

Bobbi said...

These are great! I am loving those frogs and all the green.

Mandy said...

Wow...now that is a lot of green. I just love these fun parade shots that everyone seems to be getting. So much color and celebration.

pat said...

Hmmm-somehow I've never associated frogs (giant furry frogs at that!) with St. Patrick's Day. :-D But, having lived in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan, I understand how starved for green you are by this time of year.

pakosta said...

these are so FUN!
tara

Margaret said...

What great shots! I love those frogs! Parades are so fun to photograph.

Heather said...

Your photography is a joy to see. I've said this before, but your skills are just outstanding.

I've been really sick the past few days, so I haven't been lurking as much, but now I'm back with a vengeance!

mel said...

fun! I like your scrap page too! LOL!

April said...

that looks like fun. happy st. patricks day to you too.

Debbi said...

Very fun! We didn't make it to the parade - bummer! How was it?

Liz said...

I thought the frogs were alligators... what the heck do I know?! LOL
Looks like a fun 5 minute parade, the perfect length if you ask me. :)

Sharon said...

Looks like fun. I'm glad you told me those were frogs, I would have never guessed. ;P

periwinkle eye images said...

Oh good - greens upon greens of every kind! These are fun shots. ML