Patriots Victory Parade

Somehow, I forgot to share with you photos from the New England Patriots’ Super Bowl victory parade earlier this month in Boston. Forgive me, please. Here are a few of my favorites.

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Fans waiting for the parade to begin. The group in the picture just above was on one of the upper floors of the huge Boston Public Library, unfortunately, Gronk didn’t appear to see the sign when he drove past.

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Team owner Robert Kraft, checking his makeup in the reflection from the Lombardi Trophy.

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Cheerleaders.

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Town hero Tom Brady and his middle child.

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Random players (your guess is as good as mine – I’m not a Pat’s fan, and besides, they always wear helmets!).

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Julian Edelman (or as Sports Illustrated recently called him, “Julius”), seemed to be having a good time.

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More random players, the last two, updating their Twitter, presumably.

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Fun with names. Also, he (LeGarrette Blount) was on, I believe, the far right three pics up. You may remember him from that game a few years back when his Oregon Ducks lost to the Boise State University Broncos, and LGB took issue with something a Bronco player said, and slugged him, in front of a running ESPN camera. Sadly, his 15 minutes of fame did not end there (also not a Duck fan. Or as I like to call them, *ucks).

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Team party animal Rob “Gronk” Gronkowski, seconds before he took off his hoodie and tossed it into the crowd.

Fun day, and not too cold, which was nice. And, it was two or three blizzards ago, so there was only three feet of snow on the ground.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Depth

A couple weeks late for this challenge, but to say we’ve been snowed in would be a gross understatement. The fourth major snowstorm to hit the northeast in, I believe, 22 days, visited us this weekend in the form of a blizzard named “Winter Storm Neptune,” and dropped two feet of snow on top of the 7-8 feet we already had at our house. Waking up yesterday morning, I was glad that our house is built on an elevated basement; otherwise, our doors would both have been completely covered in the drifted snow. Today, we dug out from our back stairs to our cars, then added a path through which the cars will be able to leave and enter the driveway. These photos give some idea of the depth of the snow we’re dealing with.

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Making this even more difficult to deal with, my friends and family from home find it amusing to let me know that it’s in the 60s there, and spring flowers have started blooming.

International Carnival in Cambridge, Mass.

I recently posted photos from the Boston Carnival event, and this weekend, we attended a similar event (with some of the same performers and costumes) in Cambridge. We started at the staging area, and had the opportunity to watch workers put some of the large costumes/props together. We then hustled out to the parade route, to watch the performers in action. Such a fun event, and I highly recommend it to anyone who has the opportunity to see it, or a similar one closer to your home.

Here are some of my favorite photos from the day:

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As always, click on any picture to see it larger. Thanks for stopping by!

Boston’s Caribbean Carnival 2014

We nearly missed it, but today was the Caribbean Carnival festival in Boston. We missed the morning festivities (at which two young women were shot and one died), and instead, attended the daylight event, with heavy police presence. As always, we enjoyed ourselves, but this year, we found ourselves in an odd location; both blocked from taking photos by support staff, and in a sun/shade area, in which it was difficult to get the camera settings to be appropriate for what it was seeing. Here are some of my favorites of both participants and observers of today’s parade.

The parade Grand Matron.

The parade Grand Matron.

Batman, and his blow-up friend, Batman, waiting for the parade to start.

Batman, and his blow-up friend, Batman, waiting for the parade to start.

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