Do You Love a Parade?

posted by Sharon July 8, 2014 12 Comments
Idyllwild July Parade

What goes into making a parade fun? The Fourth of July parade in the mountain town of Idyllwild has a lot going for it. First, it’s set among towering pines, under a sky of blue. Then you add the people, full of anticipation, decked out in flags and cheerful colors.

Throw in some decorated dogs.Kick off the parade with sirens and service vehicles.

Add gratitude. A man behind me called out to each vehicle, “Thanks for getting me to the hospital on time! Thank you!”

Here’s a demo of how lives are saved by these heroes. No children were harmed in the making of this demo.

Then, add more flags, of course.

Classic cars and Jeeps — awesome.

Here’s Mayor Max looking his regal best. You have to love a town whose mayor is a Golden Retriever.

More dogs on parade? Yes, please!

What would a parade be without music?

So, put it all together, and you have people of all ages enjoying a parade, enjoying life in this pine-filled town.

How about you? What do you love about a parade?

Linking up with Texture Tuesday, Wednesday Around the World, and Sweet Shot Tuesdays. Photos are edited with Kim Klassen’s texture Grunged Up – 2.

 

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12 Comments

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prairiejill July 8, 2014 at 5:45 am

Great series of photographs! What a wonderful celebration!

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Tamar July 8, 2014 at 11:27 am

Love these – small towns still do it bet sometimes!! Glad you got to see it – happy belated 4th!

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elizabethfstewart July 8, 2014 at 3:39 pm

I love a good fourth of July parade, and if there are bagpipers, so much the better!

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Sheila July 8, 2014 at 5:59 pm

Love your photo story! I love the marching bands 🙂

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Molly July 8, 2014 at 10:34 pm

Looks like a great parade and so many smiling faces

mollyxxx

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brooke neal July 9, 2014 at 9:02 am

I love a parade and this reminds me (and makes me miss) of the parade in my parent’s small town of 500. Seeing all that red, white and blue evokes such emotions as I live thousands of miles away in Europe.

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kim July 9, 2014 at 1:32 pm

How fun! I love the guy yelling out thank you! That’s sweet and touching.

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coolquilting July 9, 2014 at 3:09 pm

looks like a great parade!!and the last shot is wonderful!

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artmusedog July 9, 2014 at 3:51 pm

Fun series of creative shots ~ love the little boy in the last photo ~ adorable ~ thanks, ^_^

artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

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Barbara July 9, 2014 at 7:27 pm

I would love to see a 4th of July parade one day!

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Earl July 9, 2014 at 11:59 pm

Wonderful series of a parade. Love the area of big trees.

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alida5477 July 16, 2014 at 3:57 pm

Such a great series!!!

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