HAPPY 4TH OF JULY EVERYONE,
This is my view of the world when I first wake up.
This particular day started with a beautiful, sunny, peaceful morning.
Brunch on the porch...
REVEAL...Slowly, the Secret Garden reveals a little more.
Every year there is a parade honoring America's independence. The townships of Grass Valley and Nevada City share this experience. This year it was Nevada City's turn.
After the parade, families scatter to take part in their own celebrations. This is how we are doing it this year.
REVEAL...Another small piece of the Secret Garden.
REVEAL...The view from the gazebo of the Secret Garden.
REVEAL...The view from the porch of the Secret Garden.
REVEAL...The Secret Garden, Part Two,
The Magic is Still Working.
As you can see, the Captain is enjoying his Father's Day present.
And now you see Buddy enjoying his spot in the shade....
And now you don't....
I can still see you!
We fired up the barbie and threw on a couple of steaks...
Cut up some tomatoes and mixed in some balsamic vinaigrette and basil...
Added a heaping portion of spaghetti with olive oil, basil, garlic and parmesan...
Some delicious, fresh, green beans with onions and bacon from the Farmer's Market...
And.....Dinner is served.
As the day was drawing to a close, we loaded Buddy in the car and drove to a spot where we could see the fireworks clearly.
They are always so pretty and such a good ending to a perfect, simple celebration.
Speaking of good endings....
Thank you Barbara, at 21 Rosemary Lane, who posted about this delicious pie Recipe Here.
I'm so glad I tried it - you will be too!
Good night and sweet dreams....Judy
Tomorrow we are leaving for the Breast Cancer Walk in San Francisco.
I will be participating in the Walk in honor of all the men and women who are fighting cancer, who have fought cancer and won, and in memory of those who have lost their lives to the disease.
This post is dedicated to my dear friend of many years, Jeannie.
I'm gonna miss you, Girlie!