Fireworks Stand July 4, 2022 -- the 246th birthday of the United States of America! Notwithstanding the worthless, no-display big-boom fireworks that prevail today, Independence Day is my all-time favorite holiday. Thought for the Day: The U. S. Constitution doesn't guarantee happiness, only the pursuit of it. You have to catch up with it yourself.Benjamin … Continue reading Happy Birthday!
Milkweed Seeds The milkweed seed pods are finally drying out, opening and letting the wind spread their seeds far and wide. Fine "hair" on the seeds blowing in the wind reminded me of fireworks. Thought for the Day: We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we … Continue reading Milkweed Fireworks
Three years ago the grand kids painted bird house gourds on July 4th, while waiting for the fireworks. All took them home but one; the 15 year old at the time, thought he was too old to hang a hand painted gourd in his back yard. This year mother wren selected the lone gourd for … Continue reading July 4th
After a full day of swimming, boating, fishing, rope swinging into the lake, decorating the parade trailer, riding in the parade, badminton, feasting on bar-be-qued pulled pork and chicken wings, it's time to relax around the campfire, roast marsh mellows, eat s'mores, and watch FIREWORKS! What a great holiday ... my personal favorite. Thought for … Continue reading July 4th Campfire
Whoa, look at the sparks fly! What is this? A Fourth of July sparkler, grinding wheel, welder? No, none of these ... just a ball of steel wool tied to a string that I swung over my head after setting it on fire. I never knew steel wool was flammable, but it ignites fairly easily. … Continue reading Sparklers on Steroids