Sunday, 11 August 2019

Perth Citizen Band

We had a date night! We haven't been out at night in ages. I realized how bad my eyes are in the dark. The headlights had halos. We went into Perth for dinner. JB's friend was playing in the Perth Citizen's Band. Dinner was up first, then we walked to Stewart Park.
I love Perth. I met my friend for lunch last month, hadn't seen her in years. She told me she doesn't like our town. Too bad! It's not the sort of thing you like to hear. I won't be seeing her again, anyway. A lot of people LIKE to come out to cottage country. No matter.

I quite like this view. The water tower in the setting sun. It was not light balanced in the 2nd photo. Ah well. I just have fun with this hobby.

The band plays two Thursdays a month in season. They rehearse in the town hall.

JB had a chat with Steve prior to the concert. The gardens are lovely.

It is a crescent, and a couple of cars, and two motorcycle, realized they shouldn't drive by and disrupt the concert. They kindly took a quick turn, and chose to not drive back.
Sadly, another crude dude in a red truck with 'McFarlane' on it, roared up the far side, then gunned the motor just as he was passing by. His passenger was laughing. You just must shake your head. They were roaring through town for an hour, but didn't come back.

 They were pretty good! There was a good crowd, many with chairs. They played a nice collection of pieces.

The Perth Citizens’ Band is the longest continuous running Town Band in Canada dating back to 1852.

We sat on a picnic table bench. There were maple keys on the table!

This is where the Perth Dry Stone Bridge is, on the other side of the creek, under the bridge, where the kids were playing. I didn't want to take their photos. The water was high in the spring.

We ambled down to the far end of the park, and back.
There was a water snake in the creek, that a family was watching. That's joe pye weed on the left.

It was minding its own business, ignoring gawking two-legged ones, and a yappy dog!
water snake from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

A lovely Thursday night.


eileeninmd said...

Hello, Great series! I love the band stand and the bridge. Neat sighting of the snake. Enjoy your day, wishing you a great new week ahead.

Gaelyn said...

Nice way to spend an evening.

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

You will notice a big difference when you get your cataracts done. I'm just waiting for my second laser treatment to get rid of the cloudiness in my eyes, happens to about 25% of people that have cataract surgery. A very simple procedure and what an amazing difference. I thought my camera lens wasn't focusing properly, but it was my eyes.

Anvilcloud said...

Those high tonal range photos are driving me crazy lately. I am having trouble with them. Our camera sensors aren't nearly as good as our eyes.

Nancy J said...

Lovely final two photos, the big furry dog, and night driving, those cataracts are a real problem, I don't drive at all now, even in the daytime.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
There is something restorative about being out on a balmy summer's night... YAM xx

Olga said...

That's a great picture of you -- even with the green thing on your nose.

Karen said...

I feel your pain. I can't drive at night anymore either. Kind of puts a halt to my various activities that I used to enjoy, which only meet at night. And if we go to a dinner function, himself can't have a drink. Not a glass of wine or a single beer. He's very conscientious about drinking and driving.

DUTA said...

Park picnic and Band music - great combination!
You look radiant in the blue top photo!

Red said...

Looks like you had a good tour but not much band!

William Kendall said...

Your last shot is my favourite of the set.