Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th

So a Happy 4th of July to one and all. In years past, we would drive into DC to observe the spectacular fireworks display on the Mall. Our last viewing of those grand lighting up of the sky was in 1976, the 200th celebratory event. As always, the fireworks were amazing and the crowds horrendous. Getting back home was always a special treat. I always thought that the only ones who were really enjoying themselves were those fortunate few who were sitting in the middle of the Potomac in their boats, watching from their watery vantage point.  The rest of us poor schlunks had to schlep back home in our cars.

But of recent times, we have moved back to nature so to speak.

This . . .

 and this . . .



Has been replaced with this . . .



Sitting by our pond with a glass of wine, watching our koi’s and our family of birds, dragons and other assorted critters cavort, feed and otherwise entertain us.



We still think fondly of the good old days, but now the fireworks are mostly in our memory banks.

But we do hope that you all have a grand time and that, if you are watching fireworks, that they fulfill your every desire.
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