Tuesday, July 05, 2011

...a lovely 4th...

...we had a lovely Independence Day celebration...with lots of friends...and food...and fireworks...and fun...

...we went to the parade...

...the boys heading up to Old Main Street for the parade...I was trying to get a picture of the sign with the temperature which was 85° F (29° C)...quite warm and perfect for Independence Day...when it really should be hot...

...just your typical small town parade...

...with some candy grabbing...

...and fire trucks...good fun...

...then back home to sort out the arsenal of little things that go BOOM...

...and then outside to make them go BOOM...

...and then to pile up all the remains and torch them...for the fun and unexpected little pows and hisses that produces...

...and then to christen the new fire ring with all the trash...

...and to use that as kindling to start a really roaring bonfire...and burn up all of the leftover wood from the new door project...

...as dusk approached, it was time for some parachute fun...

...with a zip...and a pow...and some smoke...

...and then drifting...and a chase...

...coming back with the parachute booty in hand...

...happy, happy friends with parachutes...

...and friends with sparklers...

...and friends by the fire...

...setting my manual settings on the camera for dusky fireworks pictures...I got this blurry one of Scout...and I just liked it...with the flag flapping in the breeze...

...on to the Sky Lantern...

...tricky setting it up in the breeze...

...but they are so pretty and peaceful...
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...I love watching them float away...

...then right at dark...

...the city fireworks began...

...and they were spectacular...as always...

...I hope y'all had a lovely Independence Day as well...

10 comments:

  1. what a perfect day!! we had a good one too, although i would have preferred your temperatures!!

    love, k

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  2. I wish our town had a parade, how fun. Ours was quiet this year as the 13 year old is sick and now I'm afraid it's going to make the rounds through the whole house.

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  3. Wow, you got some good firework photos!

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  4. It looks great fun! It is very much like the French Bastille day ten days later.

    Interesting to think the movers and shakers of the French Revolution, cut their teeth in the American War of Independence.

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  5. That lantern is gorgeous. It looks like you all had a wonderful time. I love the old buildings in your town.

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  6. @Karen
    Hey K,

    Funny - I remember how hot it was in Raleigh...and everyone is complaining about the heat up here...really funny!

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  7. @Tracey
    Oh no! I hope everyone gets better soon...

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  8. @Maureen
    Thanks Maureen,

    I know...those revolutionists...

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  9. @ang
    Thanks Angela,

    I think the lantern was my very favorite part...

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