I hope you are having a wonderful day! We are heading up to the parade very soon! We are celebrating America's freedom. I made this fused glass platter a few years ago and it looks just right on the table for this patriotic day.
I took this shot with more light on the front - the glass is iridescent and I put a rainbow strip of glass over the joints to make it neat and the multi colors signifies that America is a multi-cultural country.
We continue to have lovely weather - the best Spring ever and also the Summer is giving us beautiful weather - the pink rose is happy.
The peachy rose is looking nice too.
The pastel Lantana is pleasing..
This is the brighter one - starts red in the center, opens to yellow, then turns orange and finally a fuchsia pink.
The Astilbe is filling out.
And also the hydrangea is looking happy and pretty.
We keep taking good care of our resident Hummingbirds.
Last night we all went to Tad's Chicken 'n Dumplins.. Caleb was ready for dinner.
The view out of the window was nice.. a perfect summer evening.
The river flows by lazily and clean.. fishermen in their boats pass by.
These 2 kayakers went by and I zoomed in to snap their photo.
I love their sign. Located on the Sandy River and the Historic Columbia River Highway near Troutdale.
We have several pots of Asian lilies.. this was the first to open up.
I took Buddy to a new groomer yesterday and when i went in to pick him up these people were holding my dog! I said.. is that my dog? And she goes, no, but I see yours (in a cage) and he looks just like ours! OK - can you pick out MY dog? The other one was a Norwich Terrier. Aren't they cute?
Dayle and I decorated our gazebo for the 4th..
I cleaned up our 1911 "Rayo" coach or railroad lantern.
Dayle stayed out during dusk last night to take some photos of the gazebo all lit up.
So - today we went up to the parade and the guys set up our shade canopy and set up our folding chairs and we watched the parade go by. I will share those photos in a few days. We BBQed hot dogs for lunch and I made a much too large potato salad and some baked beans are simmering on the stove. Dayle chopped some celery, onion and pickles for my salad. Right now we're all resting from the busy morning and afternoon and then will BBQ hamburgers and the potato salad and baked beans for dinner.
What did you do to celebrate today? I know many of my readers are not Americans, but I hope you enjoyed my post and will enjoy the parade photos to come.
((hugs)), Teresa :-)