austin_dern (austin_dern) wrote,

They might as well be dead

I thought I'd take a couple days of picture-only posts so that I get a little less behind on that part of my blog here and also deal with feeling really lazy. Narratives to resume soon.


The Lions Club brings out a set of 'biplanes' to represent their fight against eye disease and that makes for a nice bit of groups of old guys driving in swoopy figure-eight loops. I don't know what rotter brought the giant laser dot to aim at that guy.


What's more fun than a bendy-bus? A bendy-bus dressed up in bug guise by the Capital Area Transit Authority, for their ever-popular CATA-pillar. Yes, it winks.


And here the rain starts getting serious, just in time for the Capital Area Makers club, if I'm not completely off.


Rain getting more serious and some people start dashing around as if they figure they could do something about the problem.


The rain wasn't a straight progression to worse and worse; there were moments it seemed like it was letting up and we could get, like, whoever these people in lighted robes were.


Lansing Lugnuts, with their mascot dragon Big Lug daring the rain to do its worst. YOU MAD FOOL! WHAT DID YOU DO WITH YOUR AMBIGUOUS RELATIVE LITTLE LUG?!


No real idea what happened here --- the lightning hadn't started yet --- but I love that I got such a freakishly overexposed shot so here you go.


Here the rain's getting heavier, enough that the parade seemed to come to a stop --- were were getting longer pauses between floats --- and people were quite reasonably giving up, even if it meant crossing the police tape and crossing the parade route.


A last bit of normalcy: clowns doing their bit to keep the parade going. It won't last.

Trivia: The Latin zodiac sign Aquarius, the Water-Bearer, was in Sanskrit `Kumbha', and in the Babylonian scheme something we don't know. Source: Mapping Time: The Calendar and its History, EG Richards.

Currently Reading: The History of the Calculus and its Conceptual Development, Carl B Boyer.

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