So it’s the 4th of July – one of my favourite holidays. Didn’t do much today but putz around the garden, rearranging and pruning a bit. I’ve been practicing with the camera; here are some odds-and-ends that came out half-way decent. Gotta go fire up the grill in a minute – we’re having fajitas and beans…woo hoo! (Last year when we were in Toronto on Dieciséis de Septiembre, we went to a Mexican restaurant. The food was pretty good , but I nearly spit up my margarita when the table next to us ordered “fa-JEYE-tas”)
I’m nothing if not patriotic.
So I’m a complete luddite – technology is definitely not my thing. I don’t believe I qualify to have a smartphone. I find it fascinating when folks are always chasing down the latest gadget/upgrade/app. App-shcmapp, give me low-tech any day. These for example…clay pot feet shaped like reposing lions. I just love these things but have never been able to find more like this.
They’re supporting a pot of caladiums I got yesterday.
I also spruced up and put out more of my tchotchkes. I did realize how many Buddhas I had.
This is my pink ‘Rose of Sharon’ – it’s doing exceptionally well; much better than the ones on the Capitol grounds.
This bird house reminds me of 4th of July at my great grandparents’ house in San Antonio when I was a really little kid. My great grandfather, Hugh Brunnemann, made this out of bits of quartz and a roof shingle when he was little – more than 100 years ago.
And here’s my attempt at ‘sunrise.’ I’m probably better at ‘Tequila Sunrises,’ but I’ll keep trying.
Hope everybody has a great 4th and wakes up on the 5th with all fingers in tact…