Mary Presson Roberts Photography

Fourth of July in My Town

“Travel is the only context in which some people ever look around. If we spent half the energy looking at our own neighborhoods, we’d probably learn twice as much.”
― Lucy R. Lippard

I live in the same town I have lived in for most of my life since I was ten years old.  Spending that much time in one place allows you to grow roots and enjoy the traditions of a place.

My town is one of the best places to spend

the Fourth of July.  Each year there are many festive events planned for the holiday.  These include a land parade, fish fry, and evening fireworks display.

This year, I spent time leading up to the holiday weekend preparing for a neighborhood gathering.  As I prepared, I enjoyed seeing  how my town also prepared for the weekend.

Flags in Wind
Flags in Wind


In the Window
In the Window

One of the best parts of the weekend was being able to spend time with my son, Jeremy, and daughter-in-law, Abi.

My Heart
My Heart at the Parade

We enjoyed the parade Saturday morning.

At the Parade
At the Parade

Immediately after the parade, we made our final preparations for welcoming our neighbors.

Abi is gifted with creating charcuterie boards.  Her creations are truly works of art.

Abi's Creation
Abi’s Creation with Jeremy’s Help


View from Above
View from Above

We had an incredible time with Abi, Jeremy and our neighbors Saturday.

Randy and I enjoyed the neighborhood concert Saturday evening.

The holiday weekend was completed with an amazing display of fireworks Sunday.

Finale of the Fourth
Finale of the Fourth

This weekend was a delightful time to spend with my family and my neighbors in an incredibly special place.

Through the years we have spent Fourth of July weekends in other locations.  However, there is something so extraordinary about the Fourth of July holiday in my town!

Mary Presson Roberts

I am a travel and fine art photographer living and working in the Carolinas. My camera has taken me to places I never would have experienced and to people I never would have met. Photography has truly changed my life! Using my blog, I hope to share the joys of both travel and photography.


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