Here are a few photos from the Blaine, WA Fourth of July parade. I didn’t take a whole bunch mainly because I wanted to really enjoy the parade and being constantly behind the camera doesn’t always allow you to be fully present. Fellow photogs I’m sure you can sympathize with me here. So anyhoo here’s what I got….Last year was my first time visiting during this season and I obviously enjoyed it enough to come back again this year!This little town was packed!! They have an open car show with some really awesome cars. There are tons of things for the kids, free live music, great food, and vendors galore! Oh and did I mention the perfect weather, nothing but blue skies and a cool breeze!And it begins with the most important thing…a tribute to our military….past, present, and fallen.As they walked carrying the banners of the fallen soldiers they were surrounded by the sounds of everyone…I mean EVERYONE…standing and clapping them on. The most moving thing I’ve ever witnessed hands down.
I loved the horses!!Then came all the cool old trucks and cars. Afterwards we stopped and bought some roasted nuts. Oh my….they were fantastic!!My sister and niece.Hey look that’s me!They bought us matching shirts!!And to complete my Fourth of July outfit, my blue/white striped Toms. The edit makes them look washed out but they’re a darker blue. I got lots of compliments about them! Thanks Katie from Sobo Fashion Lounge in Fort Worth, TX. If you need Toms go see her!!
Hope you too had a wonderful holiday!!
Just wanted to remind any Washington readers out there that I do have time to take on some sessions while I am here. After driving around now for over a week I’m dying for a photo shoot! There are so many ideas running through my mind!
Offer only available until July 21, 2012. Please try and book a week in advance if possible. Whatcom County area.
If you would like to pass this information on to friends/family please use this link: http://linnyjo.zenfolio.com/washington It takes you to my website rather than this post. Thank you so much! Looking forward to taking some great photos while I’m in this beautiful place!!
Monday my niece and I visited Boxx Berry Farm to pick our own strawberries from their fields. I’ve never done this before and with “homegrown” and “organic” being on the rise I was excited to do it.
First of all, let me just tell you how blown away I am by all the GREEN around here!! It’s so beautiful!
We grab our bucket, get told which aisle to start on, and get to pickin’!! Well, obviously Amanda gets started while I’m snapping photos. Aunt Chris if you get to read this….I now know how you felt when we were growing up and why you always had that camera of yours out!!
We ended up picking almost 5lbs. of strawberries! But at less than $2/pound it was well worth it.
I had the nice young lady working there take our photo. We wanted to start eating them on the drive home but decided we’d better wash the dirt of first! It was worth the wait to have them as our dessert after dinner. They were the best strawberries I’ve ever eaten!! I honestly didn’t know how terrible store bought berries were until now. I don’t think I can ever eat those again!
If you are in Whatcom County and haven’t been to Boxx Berry Farm I highly suggest doing so! It’s a great venture to take the kids to while they’re out for summer.
Hours: Mon-Sat 9-5:30 pm, Sunday 10-3:30 pm. You must show up a half hour before closing to pick.
I looked ahead and the raspberry season will open sometime after July 5th. Blueberry season will begin after July 15th. I’ll be back to pick those for sure!!
Cheers to happy and healthy eating!