I made it out to Southampton this morning for what I call my New Year’s Day. It’s the annual Shinnecock Nation powwow and I’ve been going for nearly 20 of those 70 years. It’s like a homecoming for me because I have made so many friends. The reservation is only open to the public over the Labor Day weekend. This year we are waiting for Hermine, either a tropical storm or a hurricane – she hasn’t decided yet. No rain during today’s event, it was just very overcast. Hopefully, the remainder of the weekend will allow for the event to attract its patrons. As a fundraiser for the Shinnecock Nation, it would be a huge revenue loss if visitors were kept away by Mother Nature. The event is rain or shine so I wish them all the best.
The Aztec Dancers from Mexico were one of the groups that I was able to photograph before my digital camera battery died. I had my film 35mm with me so I was able to continue taking photos but will have to wait for the images. I may see if I can finish the roll this week. Pros and cons of technology – digital = instant photos, battery willing. Film requires no batteries but has a wait time for developing.
I didn’t do any writing today at all. I did do a lot of thinking, maybe that should be called, pre-writing. I’ll jot down those thoughts this evening and see where they lead. I have a couple more days till I have to be back at work so I’ll try to make the most of them.
I hope you all have a wonderful Labor Day weekend. Stay safe.