Monday, July 27, 2009

A big day

Yesterday was the feast day of St. James, and hence a big day at St. James Cathedral! The choir comes out of summer vacation retirement to sing at two Masses, and St. James himself processes through the church giving his blessing (and terrifying some small children, according one of my friends who is the mother of a small child). I have taken a photo of him standing in his corner, but I am sure that if you look at the St James webpage, you can see some of him in action. After Mass, there is the fabulous St. James parish picnic. The picnic includes music, huge inflated playthings for kiddies – I am not sure what one calls them, a fire truck, face painting (always very popular – the “why” of which is a mystery to me), and lots of food and good cheer. I wanted Rachael to flirt with a fireman and let me take a picture of her in the fire truck, but she refused. She did allow me to take a picture of her eating cotton candy, however. She said she would get a cotton candy if I would eat half, to which I agreed, but then it was so yummy that she forgot to give me my half. This was fine, as I find more pleasure in looking at cotton candy than eating it.



































4 comments:

rebecca said...

What are those pink cupcake-tutu people supposed to be?

joannamauselina said...

They were actually at a Swedish event which I passed on my way. I don't know what they are supposed to be besides cute. And they were that.

Samos said...

I continue to be amazed at your incredible snapshot photography! That first photo is amazing!!! Rachel is more and more beautiful. Who's that sexy woman in the white shirt? :-)

Laura said...

Rachael does look beautiful. The pink cotton candy and the pink cupcake tutu people look delightful.