Saturday, July 14, 2012

A Full House

The last weeks have been devoted to family...thinking of those who are no longer with us and celebrating the joy, boundless energy and endearing personalities of our youngest generation. And with a little help from the weatherman, almost everything went according to plan.

The forecast was ominous for the 4th. Heavy clouds hung over the bay threatening to cancel the boat parade. The children have been planning our decorations all week and it is their favorite event of the 4th of July celebration. Nevertheless, out came the scissors, twine, duct tape and flags and they all got busy transforming our sensible Whaler into a splendid looking craft!

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Our neighbor's lobster trap decor wins the prize!

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And my personal favorite...two patriotic teenagers atop the cabin of their grandfather's boat!

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The afternoon brightens as kids cartwheel across the lawn, dachshunds snooze and rehearsals commence for an evening talent show.

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Cooper and Hazel

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Our reprieve ended soon after the cookout and the heavens opened...an optimal 4th by Maine standards! Sparklers postponed for a day...

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The children can hardly wait so the sparklers are lighted as the shadows grow longer and magic hour light and reflections illuminate a dock and dinghy on the shore.

Shore and Sky Reflections

The following day all are ferried to a small Maine island for a picnic and swim.

Sailing and Swimming

A full house, a full heart, blessings...

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1 comment:

  1. An Edwardian lady in full dress was a wonder to behold, and her preparations for viewing were awesome.silks saree

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