Blessing of the Animals

This weekend’s forecast was filled with rain predictions.   I was concerned the annual Blessing of the Animals at San Gabriel Park,  conducted by. Georgetown’s Grace Episcopal Church,  would not happen.   Arriving at the park a little early, I stayed in my car, reading a chapter on my current novel.   After that, I ambled over to where the service would commence, leaving my rain gear behind.  Lo and behold, the rain came, prompting a return to the car an umbrella and towel.   Thankfully, the rain didn’t stay around for long.  One of the nicest things about this service is so many people actually thanking me for being there.   In this period in our history, when the news media is viewed by some as the enemy of the people, that was nice.  I’ll let the photos tell most of the story, but call your attention to the last photos, two friends, enjoying the best of childhood as they relaxed in one of San Gabriel Park’s wonderful live oak trees.  The girls were here for the service, but this was at the end, when time for tree-climbing was okay.  Good moments all around, friends.

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