Cheers from Pasadena

Lathrop K. Leishman trophy For most beautiful entry from a non-commercial sponsor, Kaiser Permanente's "Every Body Walk"

Well this is my first my post of 2012 and I would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year!

Monday I covered the Rose Parade, which is normally held on January 1, however keeping in line with the Tournament of Rose, Never on a Sunday tradition. In 1893, the first the then-3-year-old parade would have fallen on a Sunday, officials decided it would be best to avoid interfering with Sunday worship services and instituted a policy of moving events to January 2 whenever January 1 fell on a Sunday. The last time the “Never on a Sunday” policy was in effect was 2006.
It was a picture perfect day to enjoy the parade and watch the football game.
Quote of the week:
Every man should be born again on the first day of January. Start with a fresh page. Take up one hole more in the buckle if necessary, or let down one, according to circumstances; but on the first of January let every man gird himself once more, with his face to the front, and take no interest in the things that were and are past.
Henry Ward Beecher

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About michaeldthomasphotography

I’m a professional photographer based in southern California, specializing in wedding, fashion, model portfolios, glamour, portrait, event photography and photojournalism and event photography.
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8 Responses to Cheers from Pasadena

  1. dd16591569 says:

    Happy New year to you too Michael
    Hope you and the family had a blessed day , Wish you all a year of success
    I agree with the qoute


  2. A J says:

    Happy New Year Michael!! I wish I could see this parade in person..


  3. Mental Xpress says:

    Happy New year Michael 🙂


  4. Javi&Palace says:

    Happy new year my friend!

    I’m sure you had a really good time in the Rose Parade. The ambience seems to be really festive 🙂


  5. Ebony Brown says:

    Very Cool! Happy New Year! 🙂


  6. spiderpaw says:

    Happy new year Michael.


  7. LOVED this quote and the shot. And no I didn’t forget about you.. but I will admit I haven’t had time to even breath myself. It has been busy but a good busy :). I will email you later on this week.. please don’t be mad at me 🙂


  8. AMSDaily says:

    Congratulations on your first post of 2012! Keep it coming!


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