WRAL.com at the State Fair

Keep the Fair on your desktop all year long

Posted October 26, 2009 7:37 a.m. EDT
Updated October 26, 2009 7:41 a.m. EDT

It's over!

The 2009 North Carolina State Fair is over, alas. I hope you had a good time. Going back to my regular eating habits is going to be weird after several days of various bacony things and alligator tail, but, as always, I have next year to look forward to.

The weather was mostly beautiful this year. There was some rain, but when it was sunny the weather was absolutely perfect -- warm, just slightly breezy, not at all humid. Those marvelous blue skies inspired me to try to take a different set of pictures this year.

A few years ago I took pictures of some of the midway signs and food booth signs for folks to use as desktop "wallpaper". I had friends complain that the pictures were too busy -- they had too much going on and were hard to use as backgrounds. So I walked around this week and took Fair pictures that have lots of blue sky. The Fair itself is at the bottom or to the side -- enough to keep you anticipating 2010, not so much that you can't see your icons.

You can get these pictures at the WRAL Fair Flickr site; the direct URL is here. Of course the pictures are free, so please download and enjoy.