While in the Bahamas last November, Richard and I found out about "Junkanoo." The word is derived from John Canoe, a 17th century slave master. Slaves were not allowed much freedom but when they could they'd hide in the bushes make music, dance and cover themselves in bright cosutmes. In Nassau, there is a Junkanoo Festival, on Boxing Day and New Year's Day. Here I am in Junaknoo gear.
And here's my valentine for Richard this year. Happy Junkanoo Valentine!