Monday, July 28, 2008

Red Hats

Some more views of the Red Hat Society tea in Willits.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Truth Window Additional Stills

More images from the interior of St Francis in the Redwoods Episcopal Church, a straw bale building in Willits.

Truth Window

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Ropin' A Star

While the Frontier Days parade theme was not always noticeable, there were plenty of stellar efforts.

The Kiwani's Club "Presidential Limo" had a passenger practicing for her future:

And someone had goodies ready to be thrown to the crowd from a trailer:

Tiny Foal

Here are more miniature horses from Junior Bear Ranch just before the start of the Frontier Days parade. Many of these are for sale. Which would you choose?

Monday, July 7, 2008

Mexican Splendor

Waiting for the Frontier Days parade to begin were Mexican riders and folkloric dancers.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Frontier Days Barbecue

Here's the full array of food dished up in all its sloppy glory. There's actually a pretty big slice or two of beef hidden under the bowl of chili and the corn cob. The bread slice is slathered with melted garlic butter, and the salad is a mix of iceberg lettuce, red cabbage, and shredded carrots. The silver foil probably has extra butter for the corn. The paper plate and bowl will be thrown into the trash, so no dish washing needed. Not included in the photo above were a plastic fork and knife, and paper napkin. Beverages sold separately.

And I couldn't resist this glittery pooch:

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Code Pink Bakes Up Some Justice

The nationwide anti-war group, Code Pink, participated in the annual Frontier Days parade in Willits. As with the color pink, they use the traditionally feminine motif of hmemade pies to carry their message of protest. I photographed them while they waited for the procession to begin.

They had copies of the Constitution of the United States, and the Bill of Rights, ready for distribution during the parade, as well as a couple of rolling pins (used for flattening pastry dough for pies) to wave around.