My wife and I live in an unincorporated area of Alameda County, California called Castro Valley. Every year we have a parade down our main street (Castro Valley Boulevard) to celebrate the opening of the local rodeo. And every year one of the highlights of the parade is the local high school marching band. This year it’s even more meaningful to us because that’s our grandson playing the cymbals!
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This photo is my entry for this week’s Monochrome Madness Challenge which is hosted by Australian photographer Leanne Cole. Visit her website on Wednesdays (Tuesdays in Europe and North America) to see what Leanne and other photographers from all over the world are doing in monochrome these days.
The annual rodeo is scheduled for this weekend (May 18-20) at Rowell Ranch which is on Dublin Canyon Road just off the I-580 freeway between Castro Valley and Pleasanton. For more info see here.