Taking the Day Off to Celebrate My Birthday

Today’s my birthday, so I’ll be away from my computer doing birthday things. See you tomorrow!

Happy birthday to me!

Happy Fourth of July! Here…Have Some Fireworks.

My city is well-known for their impressive Fourth of July fireworks display. The festivities are always held ahead of the actual holiday. This year, they were on Friday, 1 July. The Chef and I live right around the corner from the riverfront, where the fireworks are launched. We watched the display from our deck. Although we missed the lower ones due to a tall building being in the way, we saw a good 75% of the show without having to mingle with the throngs. That’s a win. Here are a few pics that I took with my camera phone. They’re not the best, but I think they can qualify as being *mildly* artistic.



The Very Last Blast Looked Like a Fireball

The Very Last Blast Looked Like a Fireball


After-Show Smoke

I Was in the Middle Before I Knew That I Had Begun

I’d like to wish my husband a very happy fourth wedding anniversary!

Engagement Photo.  November 2010.

Engagement Photo. November 2010.

“I cannot fix on the hour, or the spot, or the look or the words, which laid the foundation. It is too long ago. I was in the middle before I knew that I had begun.”-Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice