Rainbow Bright & Pride

My day started off bright and early by going to a 4 year old’s birthday party.

Skylar was so excited to go!

Then, there was the Pride Parade

The sky is so blue today!

It’s the 5th largest Pride Parade in the country but we actually missed the actual parade due to the birthday party, but the streets are filled and I got plenty of great shots.  More to follow in another post if you want to see them.


It’s pandemonium here!

The weather is absolutely perfect: 74F, sunny, light breeze, no humidity, no bugs.

Everyone is having a blast!

And just like in Mexico when I asked the lovers’ if they were ok with me photographing them in their various states of PDA, I asked every single person I photographed today if they minded if I took their picture and everyone was very excited to pose and strut their stuff.

I was met with 100% resounding yes’es and as a photographer, that was awesome.

And as a supporter of gay rights, equality, and celebrating life, including all our differences, and respecting everyone’s lifestyle and individual paths, seeing so much Pride on the streets was awesome.

After walking around for awhile, I decided to come inside and break in my new kitchen!

By baking.  With chocolate.  And there was also butter and vanilla extract involved.  The house is smelling great.

That was batch of Chocolate Frosting

I need to go make a snack now.  I’m thinking a Microwave Blueberry Banana Oat Cake

I also have a post about Eating the Rainbow and Rainbow Colored Recipes in honor of today you may enjoy.


1. What have you been up to today?

I am off to go for a run and maybe a little at-home yoga for 20 minutes afterward.  Then I have to work.

2. Have you ever been to a Pride Parade?


2010 pictures

2009 pictures

And previous years that I don’t have blog posts for.

I love the Parades and the whole weekend and festivities!  So much fun, life, energy, vibrancy, and a celebration of diversity and just, Pride.  It’s great!

As I said in the body of the post, as a supporter of gay rights, equality, and celebrating life, including all our differences, and respecting everyone’s lifestyle and individual paths, and seeing so much Pride on the streets was awesome.

Want me to post more pictures from today?

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37 comments on “Rainbow Bright & Pride”

  1. Great blog!!!! Love it. I just found you through another link.

    I haven’t been to a Pride Parade before but think that they are awesome. Great pics

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  3. Fun, can’t wait to see more shots from the parade. And Skylar is adorable! Love the new kitchen, great colors and nice cabinets.

    1. Not much yet today, but we had a busy and productive day Saturday running, shopping and seeding a movie.
    2. Not yet, not lucky enough to live near one. I mised one in Key West by a day a few years ago which was a bummer, maybe I’ll get to the SF one next year.

  4. I assume there’s one near me, since I live near Portland, but I have never actually been to one or seen one. I got the majority of my errands done yesterday, so I’m planning on spending time with my hubby and hopefully my nieces and nephews today.

  5. This post makes me happy! Pride fest in New Orleans isn’t exactly clean fun so we don’t take the kids but this one looks great. If we did go, I’d have our baby wear her onesie that says “They are both my real mom!”

  6. Such beautiful pictures, Averie! The ones of the balloons are especially gorgeous :)

  7. I’m so glad to see you’re such a supporter of gay rights and equality! I’m right there with ya!

  8. Pride Parades are always so colouful and festive.
    When I lived in Toronto, I could sit on our porch and watch the parade go North on Yonge Street.

  9. I have never been to a pride parade because the one in my city is very small and very uneventful. I do think it would be cool to go to one in somewhere like, maybe, San Fransisco!!

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  11. I’ve never been to a pride parade, but I think it’s something that I’d love to see. Toronto is probably the closest one to me…

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