It is my sincerest hope that everyone in America enjoyed Fourth of July celebrations to the hilt.
The weather in our part of Massachusetts could not have been more perfect. The sun shone brightly, white clouds bobbed in blue skies, and it was comfortably warm. Somehow, we were blessed with an absolutely gorgeous day.
A Fourth of July parade had drum and bugle corps, floats, and colorful Latin American dancers. Everyone had a splendid time.
One of my sisters was born on the Fourth of July so, after the parade, we celebrated her birthday on the deck and at the new pool in the home of one of her daughters. Oh, it was glorious. Today I look quite a bit like a red lobster but it was worth it because we all had so much fun.
In the evening, a huge group of us traveled to Tanglewood in Lenox, Massachusetts, to attend a James Taylor concert. Other famous guests included Amy Grant and Vince Gill. (A separate post will be coming up to tell more about this concert.) Tanglewood is the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the concerts there are out of this world.
The best part of the whole wonderful celebration was watching the splendorous display of fireworks. They lit up the night sky in a profusion of colors. Star bursts and fabulous designs of every imaginable shape against the black velvet heavens delighted hundreds of spectators There were bursts of pink, green, orange, yellow, violet, and white. Of course there were white boomers that filled the night with loud explosions. What a thrill it was to see such a great display of colorful, artistic firepower.
Can you see where my eyes were during the fireworks? They were looking through the lens of my camera to try and get the best shots ever to share with you on this blog. Some people may have thought I was a bit crazy but I didn't care.
WHAT DID YOU DO FOR FUN THIS PAST WEEKEND?