Thursday, July 4, 2013

Happy Fourth of July!

by Judy




To me, the Fourth of July is:

Sunshine and Lemonade...

Watermelon and Messy Faces...

S'mores...

Hot dogs on the Grill....

Family and Friends...

Picnics...

Swimming...

Cupcakes and Sparklers...

Wearing Red, White and Blue...

Flags Flying...

Parades and Balloons....

And....

Fireworks!!!



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A big thank you to Kim, for letting me use her fabulous fireworks photos!  Aren't they stunning?!

Deanna also has some amazing fireworks photos, and if you go here you can learn how she captured them.

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8 comments:

Cathy H. said...

Stunning fireworks!

Grilled burgers, homemade ice cream, and watermelon, shared with family...that's how we celebrate!

Happy Fourth to all of you!

Sarah Huizenga said...

I am always in awe of fireworks shots! We will have a quiet day today with a cookout, but big plans for tomorrow. A summer outdoor concert tomorrow night with friends. Buddy Guy and Johnny Lang if you like Blues.

Kelly said...

Wowzers!!!! These are amazing. Happy 4th!!

Jeanne said...

Great shots! What you have said is all of what july 4th reminds me of, but also, it is a day that I love to see our flag flying.... through bombs bursting in air, and pray that our flag will still fly proudly for many many years.

Jeanne said...

By the way, these photos are just amazing. So fun doing fireworks shots!

kelly said...

ahhh...fourth of july. friends, family, fireworks, watermelon, sunscreen, boat bag, aloe vera...:) happy fourth everyone!!

terriporter said...

Love your list, Judy, and your fireworks shots, Kim! Today will be spent around the pool (where else would you be when it's 111?) and later a bar-b-que and some homemade ice cream. Because of the heat here, fireworks displays aren't much fun but this year I'm driving up to the mountains on Saturday to visit my mom and see the fireworks there. Can't wait to be able to try capturing them!

Dotti said...

The perfect 4th of July post! And kudos to Kim for those out-of-this-world fireworks shots. Hope y'all have a grand 4th! {Ours is soggy, soggy, soggy.}

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