Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Independence Day Fun!

We had a wonderful 4th! How about you? Friday we had some friends down to go tubing and boating. After about an hour it started storming so we headed back up to the house and pulled the grill under the porch and told the rain " ha ha, you don't bother us!" It only stormed briefly and we headed back to the lake for more fun. My friend and I rode the tube together and I don't think I have laughed so much in ages!Later in the evening we went to town for the fireworks. On Saturday evening we headed down to a local marina for fireworks and they were fantastic. I have never seen so many at one time. Just breathtaking!
Around the house things are blooming and growing! These cactuses are so pretty when they bloom. My late father in law planted these from a little slip that I had been given. They are now spreading everywhere over this rock wall. The vegetable garden is producing a ton of squash and cucumbers! I have already preserved all that we will use and now the neighbors are running and locking their doors when they see me coming with my big bag of squash! Not really! I am glad I can share our abundance with them. Some of my tomatoes are just starting to turn red. I will be so glad when this happens! There is nothing I like better than toasted white bread with mayonnaise and tomato. It's even better if the juice from the tomato and mayo start running down your arm. Then it's perfect!

Until next time!


Andrea said...

Sounds like you ad a wonderful Independence Day weekend. Your capture of the fireworks is beautiful. The boat in the water looks fun and relaxing. And I love the flowers on the cactus.

Libby said...

Sounds like a great day - love the photo of the fireworks *s*

A Hint of Home said...

We had a great day and it sounds like you did as well.
The lake looks very inviting.

Susie said...

What a perfect holiday celebration :)
You did a great job getting a picture of the fireworks!

Kelli said...

I loved hearing about your fun day, Linda! The cactus is beautiful and I love tomato sandwiches too...yum!

Mam said...

wow! Great photos, Linda. So glad your 4th was so much fun. Is that the stupid boat?
Your blog looks so nice, now that you made the changes. Classy!