Things have quieted down at the Cottage.
The rains have come and gone.
Hopefully the high heat spell has abated somewhat and we will get back to normal temperatures for this time of year.
The holiday is behind us and soon the red, white and blue decorations will be put away for another year.
The fairies have decided to stay and have moved their residence to the base of the wisteria vine in the Secret Garden
I guess they feel like they have more privacy there whenever they are not out dancing in the garden.
They are still receiving their mail under the fountain.
Summer has truly arrived...
A sure sign is the dragonflies, poised for flight, like tiny helicopters ready to launch.
The Secret Garden has been put back to rights and is, once again, an enjoyable and calming place to be.
Sitting here in the evening, surrounded by candle light and the cooling sounds of the bubbling fountain, is a perfect ending to a busy day.
The fireworks display was spectacular again this year.
I did try to capture them in all their glory.
I have had this little point and shoot Canon for about five years.
Only recently, I figured out that it has a special fireworks setting.
To be absolutely perfect (?) I should have used a tripod.
Not your traditional way that a fireworks display should look, but you do get the idea of the "rockets red glare".
I hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July and that all our Canadian friends enjoyed their Canada Day...
...and that your launch into summer is as perfect as you want it to be.
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