I had intended, at the suggestion of a neighbor and corgi-parent, to do a ‘dragon of the day’ sometime soon, from the Chinese New Year parade. So I trooped down to the parade at around 5, snapping a picture of this nifty thing, which apparently may or may not be called a ‘pediment’, on the way.
And then I walked the entire length of the parade route, trying desperately to find a place that I could see well enough to take some pictures. And by the time I got to the other end of the parade route (and still hadn’t found anywhere that I could take pictures without holding my hands above my head, and without having found anyplace that I could see anything) it was getting dark. And my back was hurting again. So I went home.
You know what they say: ‘Oh, nobody goes to the Chinese New Year Parade any more, it’s too busy.’ For me, I guess they’re right. Maybe next year some kind soul will offer me a place on the second story of some building along the route to take some pictures from.