Hope you all had a wonderful holiday weekend, we certainly did! As promised here’s a few photos from the parade and fireworks yesterday.
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The parade kicked off under a blue sky and the scorching afternoon sun. It was so perfectly Texas, complete with sashed pageant girls, fake gunslingers, beribboned ponies, marching vets and ROTC, even a WWII era tank. And of course everyone and everything was bristling with flags and dripping with bunting.
We had a breather in between the parade and fireworks which I used to pull together a quick picnic and Jacob used to don the appropriate attire. We found this beautiful Rockmount at a vintage store called “New Bohemia” on Congress Street in Austin.
We staked out our spot on a sweet little lawn in Lady Bird Johnson Park before most people arrived. As the sun dipped below the horizon, the surrounding trees came alive with the chirping thrum of cicadas. Wikipedia claims cicadas can produce sound as loud as 120 dB. From the serenade we were getting this doesn’t seem so far fetched.
Photo by Jacob.
While the show may not have been of the Gasworks calibre (we were there!), it is difficult not to enjoy fireworks of any kind. I loved the deep percussion reverberating in my chest, the intimate setting, and opportunity for a bit of low-light photography.