Why not spend 4th of July 2017 in one of Taylor Lake Village's many great family oriented parks such as: Baronridge Park, Clear Lake Park, McNair Park, Taylor Lake Village Park, just to name a few. Thanks @TaraWalsh for these idea.
Americana” is a broad term of art often tied to aspects of American culture and history, and sometimes deeply nostalgic and reflective of the associations we make to the times of our lives.
Reflecting on the many ways people enjoy celebrating the Independence Day holiday, we began to imagine what an ideal “Summer Americana” might look like. A wide variety of sentiments and associations resonated with each of us as we listed what came to mind when hearing the words, “Summer Americana.” And while each idea fell neatly into one or more universal summer themes, paring down the list to reflect a single ideal vision of a Summer Americana was impossible. Each person’s vision was highly personal, sentimental, and reflective of their own life experiences.
But we had to start somewhere so, because the July 4th holiday set this blog in motion, it seemed fitting to start by sharing the list of fireworks that we thought fit within our collective notions of an ideal Summer Americana:
A Summer Americana would not be complete without mentioning these quintessential summertime activities:
Here are a few favorites that resonated, architecturally speaking:
These artists and historical concepts all felt symbolic to the idea of a Summer Americana:
No list can be complete without including a favorite American pastime — sharing food with friends and family. Culturally, Americans enjoy a wide variety of foods, but these were some of our most universal Summer Americana choices:
What comes to mind when you think about your ideal Summer Americana? What images, traditions, or events spark your imagination? We are betting that each of you would have many more ideas to add to these lists when you think about what an ideal Summer Americana looks and feels like to you…
By Tara Walsh on June 5, 2017