Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Sprinklers, Sunsets And Stunners

As some of you know
I worked the 4th of July
It bellied up in place
right after my regular
3 day stint so I worked
six days in a row.

However, being a
Holiday means that
you are given a bit of
That means you can work
through lunch and
leave a half-hour early...
which is exactly what  I did.

Right now it is close to midnight
and I am too tired to do
much of a post..
but I will give
you a taste of my day
once I got home.

It started out like this...

and ended like this...

and this....
the first response to the
first firework of the night
going off next door...
And the night culminated
with this...
but there's a whole lotta
magic in between.
I'll show you the other
stuff tomorrow
if Paddy's pig doesn't
eat my film.
your photo name


Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I think it looks like a great day even if you had to work!
Great pics Diana! That one by the water is just so good!

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Hi Diana!
What a lovely way to spend your evening. Nothing better than spending it with family and fireworks with all the trimmings.


Anonymous said...

What a wonderful "family time"!!
Have a Great Week!!

Lynn @The Vintage Nest said...

Looks like a fabulous day to me Diana! Ours was the same.....family, friends, pool party, good food, great fireworks....the fake kind and an amazing storm too. :)

Debbiedoos said...

It sounds and looks wonderful Diana, and what a fantastic picture of the sunset.

Anonymous said...

I can well imagine you are tired,, 6 days in a row,, thats brutal.I can't wait for the photos, have a relaxing day today,

Patty said...

Aaaaa... fireworks! We didn't get to pop any this year and even public displays were banned. We're in a drought. It's been twenty something days straight that it's gotten up to over 100 degrees and we've had no rain. We've gone from extreme drought to exceptional status - whatever that means. I think it's about as dry as I have seen it in my lifetime. But - we put in a pool this year and water still comes out the end of a garden hose so my yard and garden are looking good! :-) But - this was also my first year to ever not see fireworks. I support the county commisioner's decision, though. Not too long ago a nearby town went up in flames and we went out their and looked at the damage Sunday. The firefighters did an amazing job saving several homes. The mountain burned, grass, trees and storage structures burned and the fire burned right up to within a few feet of several homes - yet the homes were saved. My son and his girlfriend both were out there fighting fires all night that night, but you can't really imagine the intensity of it without seeing it. We don't need any more fires, so banning fireworks was probably a good idea. However, I feel for those who make their living selling the things.

Debi WeeFaerie said...

It looks like an amazing day and evening even if it did start out at work. Glad you had a wonderful fourth of July!

Gina said...

Too bad you had to work, but it looks like it was a fantastic day once you were "set free", lol. You took some amazing photos. Love the one of the sunset.

"Cottage By The Sea" said...

The picture of the girls is priceless and it looks like you definitely know how to end your days. Beautiful pics of a life well lived.

Donna said...

I love the photo of the girls watching the fireworks, that is great! Sorry you had such a long week, hope this one is better. And what is that about a PIG?!!! Oh my, never a dull moment over at Nana Diana's!!!:)

Pam Kessler said...

Looks like you had a memorable one even with the work thrown in there. I just love how kids get so excited with fireworks.

June said...

It has been so great catching up on the posts I've missed here Diana, from the Bread and Wine posts to your handsome son-in-law to this one. I also loved your poem that you posted with the beautiful blue bowl and marigolds!
Too bad you had to work the whole weekend. It still looks like you got to enjoy some great downtime in the evening though.
Hey thank you for the info about the general side effects. I felt so crappy for the first week and it wasn't so much the pain, just the discomfort all over and the fog I was in for days. I remember trying to write a list of things we needed for my daughter and I kept forgetting how to spell things. I remember writing 'have the dog shaved' but I spelled it chaved and kept looking at it thinking...that doesn't look right somehow. LOL!
But all is going great with the mind now. I didn't trust myself to comment on anyone's posts for fear that I would write something outrageous!
hugs from here...

Julie Harward said...

Paddy's pig huh..well don't let that happen, I want to see more! Looks good already! ;D

Leo said...

Oh my what a view! That is amazing that you get to see that view everyday. How lucky are you!! And the girls look like they were having a terrific time. Hope you get some time off this week!! Have a wonderful rest of your week.

Karen thisoldhouse2.com said...

Love these pics.. and I sure hope you get a reprieve!....

Ivy and Elephants said...

Glad you could end your day on a high note. So did I, my very first grandchild came home to fireworks! You don't suppose they were all for him do you? Only another Nana can understand.
Love your blog.

Donna, The Decorated House said...

I hope you now have some time off to relax.
The look the kids' faces watching the fireworks is so cute, and of course the sunsets are so lovely.

Blooming Rose Musings said...

The picture of the girls watching the fireworks is priceless! It shows the absolute wonder of childhood. Wow, I really love that picture. The quiet beauty of the sunset picture is amazing. What a wonderful way to end the day.
I'm sorry you had to work through the weekend but you certainly got some wonderful pictures of the girls and the sunset. I'm looking forward to seeing more photos. XO

Savannah Granny said...

Hi sweet lady, I hope you enjoyed your holiday even thou you were working. That sunset looks awesome. I have been tripping, road tripping that is. Three states on the 4th. Settled in for a spell now. Will be posting sporadically until I get home. I will be checking in . Hugs, Ginger