Bow Tie Day at the Maine State Senate!
The idea stemmed from one of the Senators who has been wearing bow ties for the last 40 years. He brought in about 50 bow ties for Senators and staff to wear for the day. We recessed for about 15 minutes so that I could take this picture from the gallery. All but 5 Senators joined in and quite a bit of the staff joined in as well.
The only unfortunate thing about being a photographer is that you never get to be in the photos. Thankfully I was able to grab someone to take this picture of myself along with the other chamber staff.