Thursday, October 16, 2008

Haiku Friday --- With Autumn Comes Parades

This week's haiku is dedicated to my husband who has spend the past month along with several other tens of men getting ready for the annual Bay City Lions Club Rice Festival. This celebration of the rice grown in this area was started back in 1941 and has been on going since. The men work hard and do much good with the money raised each year. Hubby is in charge of the parade -- and we pray that this Saturday is doesn't *rain on his parade* -- neither figuratively nor literally. So here's to you Lions.

(Pictures are from the 2007 Rice Festival Parade)

with autumn's cool breezes
comes the Rice Festival fun
our Lions' Club affair

rice dishes are made
eager judges taste samples
and eye how each looks

a parade floats by
carrying our Queen and court
who reign for a year

for both young and old
bingo, games and carny rides
swirl in sights and sound

autumn is special
in so many different ways
celebrate the time


monica said...

a parade? how fun!! i love a good parade.

Mariposa said...

That looks fun!

Happy Friday...

Amanda said...

Festivals in the fall are the best! We just had our county fair here in Ohio and the pumpkin show is this weekend!

Cathy said...

That sounds so fun--what a great tradition!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like fun! I love rice. Every spring we have the Rose Rock Festival. I live in the Rose Rock capital of the world.

Jenn in Holland said...

Oh, I love parades! This was a lovely set of haiku and photos. Very evocative of fun memories!!

kouji haiku said...

nice colors, yellow and purple. :)

Vixen said...

What great haikus Patsy. I love parades and fall. I wish our town combined them together like this.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Hootin' Anni said...

Amazing haiku Patsy...and super floats. I bet that IS a long tedious job...but with fun involved too.

Happy Friday.

Momisodes said...

Looks like it turned out to be a success and wonderful time!

I'm all about rice :)

I love the floats!

Losing Myself said...

So it's kind of like Doggie Days only with rice? Do they do a giant rice feed instead of a barbeque?? LOL

Patsy said...

Ida: No there isn't a big *rice* feed instead of a barbeque, but they serve rice salad instead of potatoe salad any time there is a barbeque. And there are bumper stickers that say *EAT MORE RICE --POTATOES MAKE YOUR BUTT BIG*
I love those. :)