Tuesday, July 8, 2008
A spectacular contingent of Mexican riders and folkloric dancers patiently waited in their appointed position for the parade to start moving. Much of their signage was not yet visible, and was in a hurry to get back to work. For this group, again, I took a number of photos I liked and found it hard to choose which one to post on Willits Daily Photo. Some others are on my Overflow blog on the post with the same name.
The more I process and vet the images from Frontier Days this year, the more I appreciate the diversity of our community. It's a small town, but also far-reaching, with so many different voluntary service groups, cultural groups, proud small businesses, and public servants/officials - all out there showing off their best selves in the parade, saying "I'm here with you, I'm a part of you". Communities around the world have their rituals, and Frontier Days is the Willits spin on that Americana. So, please bear with me, if you're interested at all, because I don't usually do a "series" of photos on this blog, and I have quite a number more of this event to offer.