The United States is a big place, and I am often reminded of this on 4 July, when communities across the country explode in a fever of nationalism and everything turns red, white, and blue overnight. You can find out a lot about what this country means to other people on 4 July, and sometimes […]
Yesterday may have been Labour Day for most of the US and Canada, but here in Fort Bragg, it was the culmination of Paul Bunyan Days, a heady weekend filled with logging shows, ugly dog contests, and square dancing. The parade is the cap on the entire festival, as it were, and it usually includes […]
Long term readers know that the Fourth of July marks one of the highlights of my year. I eagerly anticipate it every year, and wake up in a froth of excitement on the day of to carefully organise my supplies and prepare myself for the two events that occur on this day every year, without […]
Long-time readers may recall that my old house in Fort Bragg was ideally situated for parade viewing, since it was at the end of most major parade routes, and I could sit on the roof to watch and get good photos. My new house, as it turns out, is at the beginning of most major […]
Of course, what makes the Mendocino parade unique is the proliferation of unusual and inventive entries.
Here’s the first round of photos from the Fourth of July Parade. The Mendocino 4th of July Parade is a famous institution ’round these parts (as a perusal of the archives will reveal), and they were out in force as usual this year. This post includes most of the official sort of entries in the […]
It’s 4 July, which means that you can anticipate many more photos of the Mendocino 4th of July Parade. But here’s a little teaser.
For this Photo Friday, I am bringing back the slideshow, because there are just too many images to enjoy, and I encourage you to sit through it. Those of you who have trouble seeing the sideshow for some reason can check out the photos in my Flickr account; the photos from Paul Bunyan Days are […]
The final post in the parade series. I hope you all have been enjoying this week, because I have. This is cow guy. He is in every parade. The cow always looks the same, but I think it is in fact different. Last year he had a duck, too, and it was really cute. Well […]
I know that this is the post you have all been waiting for, secretly. I thought about making you wait until Thursday, but I decided that would be mean. So, here are your hippies. This was actually the float for a local nursery, but I think they belong in the hippie group. The floral decorations […]