Welcome! - Wow time has really gone by quickly lately and boy am I behind in sharing what's been going on around here.
So today I'm linking up for ALL SEASONS hosted by Jesh (Art Works by Jesh St.G)
Every year here in May there is an annual event called the, Ducky Derby that is held to raise money for Child Abuse Prevention. In recent years the Return to the River Salmon Festival is held the same day. I've posted photos from both events before on the blog but it's always fun to show the photos from the current year so without further ado here goes...
First up some shots of the Native American Dancers at the Salmon Festival.
They were perfoming under a tent this year so it was a little difficult to get pictures. - Here the dancers are getting ready to perform. I managed to get a shot of the drummers/singers (more like chanters) just as they were getting started with the show.
I love the colorful outfits that they wear. This guy really has a cool looking outfit.
See how pretty and colorful their costumes are. So many great details to them.
I loved the look on this young girls face when she finished her dance. These Indians are all related to each other and are passing down their traditions to the younger generations.
Next up it's Ducky Derby time...
Coleen and her friend, Helen on the bridge waiting for the start of the race. I went out to stand with them and had a bit of a scare as my car keys fell out of my pocket and landed on the grate of the bridge. Thank goodness they did not slip through the slats of the bridge or we would have had a bit of a problem getting back home!
A shot of the photographer for the paper getting ready to shoot the start of the race.
And their off.....I believe the paper said there were around 19,000 ducks in the race this year. That's a lot of ducks.
Don't they look like they are having fun!
A shot of the Drone that flies over the race taking pictures.
A Ducky Derby Mascot...bet that costume was hot!
Basket of ducks that were picked up after the race was over.
Once again none of my 5 ducks won any of the prizes...Oh well, there is always next year!
Hope you have enjoyed your visit.