The Countdown Begins

It's official. The season is upon us. How do I know this? I saw Santa Claus yesterday. But first, I saw dogs - apparently, the parade was Bring Your Own Firehydrant.

And penguins entertaining the local constabulary.

Bands. Many, many bands.

Large bands and me up close and personal (my ears are still ringing). I wondered what it'd been like to walk and play for that long.

Some did it backwards and in high heels.

There were polarbears


A lobster in a gingerbread house (???)

Even the flu came

The U of T Lady Godiva Memorial Band (engineering students. Naturally)

And here he is....

Almost as exciting for a horsemad girl who never grew out of it... Mounties!

I think I need to get shopping...