Thursday, September 17, 2009

A little horse talk

The Fourth of July is a big celebration in America. We all get very patriotic and teary-eyed when the Star Spangled Banner is played. For most people it also means a paid vacation day or time-and-a-half.

In Utah there is a rival July holiday. It is the 24th of July, commemorating the pioneer entry in the state in 1847. (Don't get me started on who really settled the state.) In our area it is called Pioneer Days and is celebrated with a grand rodeo, parades and fireworks. For the last two years we have also been treated to the appearance of beautiful painted horses in the downtown area. They are created by local artists and stay on display in the historic district for four months.

This is one of my favorites this year.

He was just glad not to be on the back end.

$1.03 plus a brand new Craftsman screwdriver (love ya, Dad!)


Eris said...

A screwdriver?! No! Way!

Who put him anywhere other than the back end? Talk about a missed opportunity.

Muriel said...

We wondered what all the horses were for. My kids loved looking for them as we drove around town.