Monday, July 5, 2010

Today's Flowers

We are forecast to have another stretch of 100+ degree weather so I thought I'd best get out and take some snapshots while I can still breathe out there! Here's a few things going on in my gardens today! 




After such a full day on Saturday, Sunday was much more relaxed. Time visiting, swimming, barbecuing, stopping by the annual neighborhood celebration and then watching our county's firework display from the top of our hill! How convenient is that?
My husband was then able to set off all of the legal fireworks we are able to buy at the local grocery store for some added fun and the kids designed all sorts of jewelry with the glow stick packs I had.   

I also made sure to record 3 of the televised firework displays the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular, Macy's 4th and a Capitol Fourth in Washington DC so we could watch all the firework displays we want today.

Our 4th of July Weekend

Saturday started off with a visit to the Goochland Farmers Market. Richard LeBlanc, dressed in period attire, read the Declaration of Independence starting promptly at 10am for all gathered to hear. He is a gifted orator to begin with and hearing him deliver these words to us was a perfect start to the Independence Day holiday weekend.   

The baby chicks at the Fireweed Farm Alpaca stand.
We walked down to Java Jodi's for a little lunch afterwards. The Spicy Amigo panini is my favorite. 

After a quick stop home to freshen up, we headed down to Capital Ale House Midlothian for their 3rd Annual Beer Festival.  My sister is visiting for the weekend and we met up with three other friends there so it was a great time. 

After using my 5 tickets to try 5 different beers that I was unfamiliar with, I went inside to escape the heat and sipped on my favorite, Rogue's Dead Guy Ale.

For the record, these would be my 2nd and third favorites. Rogue's Hazlenut Brown Ale and Legend Brown Ale.
Rounding out the night with a tasty dinner at Shackleford's in Richmond with our group of 7, it was quite a memorable fun day and night.