Wednesday and time for our Sisterhood Stories Circle. Yes it has already been two weeks, we have got Memorial Day – find my post about this remembrance day here – behind us and now it is unofficially summer in the US. It really has been warm enough for it, but unfortunately temperatures are going to drop quite a bitMemorial Day Whippany 2014-044 over the next couple of days.

Anyways, can you believe that it was my first time that I watched a parade this Memorial Day? I have been living in the US for three years now and I have never been to one. But this Monday I got up to some gorgeous weather and walked the whole 200 yards from our house to the main road – LOL- with the intent of finding a good spot to take in the spectacle and to take photos. Well, I found a spot, no problem, but good… The photographer in me says ‘too much background noise with all those power poles’, but then I say ‘hey, it is a Memorial Day parade, which takes place on a road, there has to be some non-photogenic background’. So, it is what it is. I did not edit the photos aside from a little crop here and there and basic stuff.

As for the parade and me? I enjoyed it. I am not sure I would want to attend each and every one, especially longer ones, but this one here, our Whippany Memorial Day Parade was perfect for a newbie like me. And who knows maybe next year I can even convince my husband to get up early enough to see it. Maybe the old cars and trucks will help me to convince him. 😉 Seriously, there were a lot of different, old and new fire trucks, big bikes, old cars (that black one, the Chevelle really ‘grumbled’ impressively with its V8!), our local township, the church, bagpipe band, boy and girl scouts, little league and soccer and, of course, our Whippany Park Highschool Marching Band.

But now here are the photos, in a slideshow because there are so many, so you can skip through them at your own leisure. By the way, should you find yourself in one of the photos, do drop me a line so I can send you a print of it.

And now on to the next one in our blog circle. Hop on over to Kay and see what wonderful photos she will show us at Kay Maguire Photography.

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self portrait, Claudia Willison, ImagesByCW

Claudia is founder, owner and soul of ImagesByCW Photography. Born in Germany, traveled though Europe and Australia, she currently lives with her American husband in New Jersey, USA. She blogs about what she loves: Photography, art, internet and computers in general, as well as cooking and windsurfing. When not working she enjoys reading, music, windsurfing and listening to the sound of waves and the wind, preferably together with her husband.

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