My folks live on a beautiful lake about 50 miles south of us. It is so pleasant down there - fun to perch on their porch high above the lake and watch the boats pulling skiers and hear the constant drone of the jet skis. they always have a great fireworks display - a neighbor of my parents pulls a float out in the lake and sets off about 15 minutes of fireworks - nothing to compare to NYC or the Capital celebration but fireworks over water are gorgeous no matter where you happen to be. We prepared all our side dishes on Saturday so we could sit on the porch and stitch all afternoon. We were blessed with cool breezes and temps only in the 80's which made a pleasant afternoon. Here are a few shots of the lake from our vantage point.
Here's my dad putting out a woodpecker cake - I love watching all the birds come to their feeding station.
Here is a shot of mom stitching - not sure why it came out like this but it was interesting.
Jody relaxing and enjoying the view
I was going to show some shots of our stitching but the lighting was just not that great so I'll just make this post about our little family 4th of July celebration. It's times like these to be cherished and enjoyed.
A couple of stunning shots of the sunset to close this post
Let freedom ring !