Above is a snapshot from my trusty iPhone, taken right before sunset the other day. (Can you see where Marty managed to do two photobombs?) I put out the little flags in the flowers beds at the beginning of the week, and they will remain there throughout the long holiday weekend. That’s my home office on the right, and you can catch just a glimpse of the hummingbird feeder hanging from a glass pane. The foster holly is scraggly on top, unfortunately, because I am too short to do a proper trimming job. The daylilies have been spectacular this summer. Some varieties are done for the season, but a few are still going strong with blooms.
Thank you all so much for the birthday greetings and comments for Mr. Jim and me. I have best blogging buddies! I am going to treat him to lunch out again today. We couldn’t manage it yesterday because I had a doctor’s appointment, and he had to stay home to sign for a package delivery from B&H Photo. Mr. Jim is getting stronger day-by-day as the chemotherapy medications get purged from his system. So I am going to go ahead and have hernia surgery on Thursday next week. We’re hoping that we can manage the household by ourselves, even though I will be on strict weight lifting restrictions for six weeks.
Goodness knows how well I will be faring for the upcoming photo challenge. I will try to schedule my post in advance. If I feel well enough to visit participants, the comments will probably be done via my iPad and kept brief.
It’s going to be a low-key celebration here, though we may light up some old-fashioned sparklers after dark. There will be some fireworks in the neighborhood, I’m sure. Some test shots were going off last night at 11 p.m. Unlike our friends on the east coast, the weather should be beautiful.
I hope that you have a terrific July 4th holiday weekend!