I loved this march, organized by Planned Parenthood. We met at their offices, on Warren Street with the smoke stakes of one of the last big paper mills behind us. You got the sense of how embedded in the community Planned Parenthood is here and everywhere. To kick us off, one of the directors of Planned Parenthood said that this was a march about love.
Organizers expected 150 people at most, but there were closer to 1,000 folks of all ages who marched. People marched for all kinds of reasons, mostly to make a positive statement in support of women.
I marched as a woman standing with women. I marched in support of Planned Parenthood. I marched as an independent, giving no allegiance to the two parties and with hope that the American people can find ways to fix our broken system. It was a joyous, mostly positive march with lots of conversations and connections. I was happy to be there.
Here are some of my favorite photos and signs from the march—
a walk down the road taking a new turn following the river exploring with a friend discovering a new space along the river quiet reflections, geese in the distance an owl calls on the walk home… … Continue reading →
a salamander on binninger road on a late summer morn a gust of memories Beaver Junction walks under a tall canopy another dirt road woods cool in the heat of summer walking with dad always hoping to meet another salamander … Continue reading →
At the Washington County Fair last week, I spent some time in the goat and sheep tent. I loved the goats and kids and young people. They seem such a match, full of humor and mischief, friendly and talkative…
On Monday evening, I watched the young people practise showing thier goats.
And getting their goats ready to show.
At the end of fair week, there are goat games! Hilarious fun to watch.
First up was the sack race.
Next up was dressing up your goat and racing through the course without loosing any of the clothes your goat was wearing.
The onlookers were taking the games quite seriously
And then there was pie eating while blindfolded and holding onto your goat!
This past week was the Washington County Fair, the largest agricultural county fair in New York State. I visited the fair three times over the course of the week. I loved seeing the young people with their animals, they love … Continue reading →