Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Beautiful autumn afternoon

I worked late last night so today was a short day for me. Since I was getting off early, I decided to work through lunch and head out even earlier.

I had my head buried in my laptop knocking out my coaching notes and designing a tee shirt for our upcoming success celebration.

Around noon, the sound of distant drumming wormed into my consciousness. Stepping over to the window of my office, I pulled the shades aside to get a better view of the courtyard.

There was a group of people gathered and I wasn't sure what was going on. Snapping my laptop closed, I got my hat and shades and went out to investigate.

I was a group of Native Americans putting on a demonstration of various dances used by their tribe. The drumming was hypnotic. There were several tables with Native American crafts.

Stepping into the shade, I watched a few of the dances. Some of the dances were used in their spiritual ceremonies. The chants were ethereal. 

I snapped a picture of one of the dancers who was tending the tables before it was her time to dance. It was a delightful way to spend a few minutes on a beautiful autumn afternoon.


  1. That's cool. I wish I had been there.


  2. As a Republican, I think we should deport Native Americans...oh, wait...maybe not.

  3. Drumming is almost hynotic isn't it? Like Janie I would have loved to have been there.

  4. What a great surprise. That's the thing about each new day, we just never know what might happen!

  5. They used to have Pow Wows with dancing here in Sioux City. Over the years they have moved them to the reservations. They are something to see.

  6. I love the Native ceremonial dances and their rich traditional costumes. It's always a treat to see them doing the dances and the drumming. Thanks for sharing this.
    Hugs, Julia

  7. Look how colorful and beautiful the table is! The lovely young lady looks a lot my Granddaughter Lexi! (maybe a few years older!) We have 2 big Native American dance festivals at Mohican State Park about 20min from here. They are big events that draw many from all over but I've never been! I'll have to make it a point to get down there next year!

  8. How great that you were able to enjoy this cultural event.

  9. I love surprises like that. I can appreciate how they are able to pass the 'history' down, and today's members of a tribe can still carry on. Good post.


  10. Wish I was there! What a great surprise for you in the afternoon.


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