Exploring Fabius Township and St. Joseph County, Michigan, with side trips all over this Great Lakes state

Friday, June 18, 2010

Water Festival time

Yes, the 54th Three Rivers Water Festival began yesterday!  The parade is tonight and the forecast is for thunderstorms.  In fact the promised rain is headed across Lake Michigan as I write this.  But clouds of any color are amazing and beautiful!  This photo was taken Tuesday as the sky prepared for the Water Festival......

Tonight is the parade which orginally took place on the Rocky River but the years have lowered the Rocky and tonight the marchers and floats (on wheels not a keel) will take to the streets, hopefully.
Before and after the parade are carnival rides, the Lions Club Ox Roast, St. John's Lutheran Church Strawberry Shortcake tent,  and the Woman's Club (the oldest service club in Three Rivers) Pie Booth.
The proceeds from all three go to support various causes.  For the Pie Booth, where you will find me, the money raised goes to college scholarships.  Yesterday we sold 200+ slices of pies and 30+ whole ones.  That's a whole lot of baking!

Oh, how did I forget another food event?   Tonight the Elks put on a brats and beer supper.  And since they are right on the parade route, there is the bonus of good seats to watch from.

Don't forget to check out more skies on Skywatch Friday.


  1. When you said three rivers, I thought Pittsburgh. Now I know, Michigan too! Magical photo and great write up. Plus, we're Skywatch Friday neighbors. We posted just after you!


  2. Very imposing clouds you have captured here. Nice work.

  3. Beautiful sunshine. Great capture!

  4. You sure sold a LOT of pies!

  5. That is a glorious Skywatch photo and excellent commentary. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Wow, gorgeous sky! Happy weekend :D