Monday, March 9, 2009

A Flurry of Feathers, Fur, and Fringe


While I was at the Indian Fair & Market, I caught a performance of group of Comanche and Kiowa dancers led with great humor and personality by Tom Ware. I chose the top picture to represent the fury and speed with which the dancers performed.





The small photo shows members of the group watching the performance around Tom Ware, the narrator. Click on the photo to get a good look at the variety of costumes worn by the different team members and tribes.


My Weekend: I had another very busy weekend. It makes sense that many things happen in the early spring and late fall in the desert because the summer gets too hot to do very much out of doors. But that also means that sometimes things get crammed into one weekend. The weekend began on Friday with two events. On Saturday I started with the Indian Fair and later went to the 7th Avenue street fair, a local celebration with live music, food and more shopping. On Sunday I went to the Arts & Flowers celebration at the Phoenix Art Museum. You can bet that many photos will follow.

13 comments:

cieldequimper said...

Thank you for those gorgeous, superb and fantastic photos. Looking forward to lots more! ;-)

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

This is a swirl of fury, speed and color. An amazing photo. It is especially worthwhile to click and enlarge it to appreciate the dancer.

Boise Diva said...

Wow - that's a lot going on!

Hilda said...

Fantastic action shot! If you didn't say what it was, I don't think I could've figured it out on my own.

The costumes are just amazing and it sounds like you had such a great weekend! Looking forward to your other photos!

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

Great photo with lots of color, action and swirl.

Daily Chicago Photo said...

I love how you can see/feel the swirling action in the still photo. Excellent!

glenda said...

I love the picture with all the movement going on. Missed the flower show, am looking forward to your photos.

Hope said...

I love this post! The photos are wonderful!

Jarart said...

Wow! So much action and color in the top photo! And everyone looks like they are having such fun in the small photo. Fantastic.

Dottie Jo said...

Such vibrant colrs! I can;t wait for the flower pics. I missed the Philadelphia Flower Show this year - it is always full of photo ops!

Jackie said...

I love that top picture, you captured the energy perfectly!

susieofarabia said...

They really do cram everything into the cooler winter months in hot places. I used to go to the 4th Ave St Fair in Tucson every year. Love the photos! And those indian weavings on the previous post are gorgeous!

Lisa Wilson said...

What fun! I love all of your weekend photos!