Saturday, July 5, 2008

Happy 4th of July!!

We drove up to the town of Delta (10 miles to our north) to enjoy their fireworks display. It was a wonderfully warm evening (after a very hot day!) and was perfect for this outdoor activity! Delta has a lovely lake in Confluence Park and they launch their fireworks off over the lake. It's just a perfect setting.

We had packed a picnic dinner and enjoyed the beautiful sunset as we ate.
James enjoyed wading in the water, looking for crawdads! He brought home a very little one, but unfortunately it made it less than 24 hours. The lesson learned here, hopefully, was that it's better to enjoy that kind of thing in their natural environment! We had been successful bringing one home a few years back, but I'm afraid that this one was just too small to make it out of the lake.

James loves all creatures and wants to bring home everything he catches. That's why we have a snake now! Several weeks back we were out looking for asparagus (welcome to rural Colorado!! We go out and search the irrigation ditches for the wild asapargus that grows there!) and James found the snake (of non-poisionous variety!!) in the dry irrigation ditch! Well, of course he HAD to come home with us! What's a mother to do??!!! As long as he stays in his tank, I'm OK with it all.

Anyway, back to last was a great show and an enjoyable evening! It's hard to believe that it's already the middle holiday of our summer season! It always goes so fast!! We hope that you all had a happy and safe holiday weekend!!


Wendy said...

What a beautiful setting for the firework display. Looks and sounds like y'all had fun!!

Helen said...

that top photo is amazing Lenore...great stuff. LOL to James....I think I will stick with Hugh's mouse.

Wiwi W said...

Beautiful picture :-)

mosbarger said...

Holy moly!!! The picture of the lake and sky is OUTSTANDING!!!! WOW!!!!!! And look at James- he's getting so big!!!

Breeza said...

WOW!! That top pic is stunning!! You are such a cool Mum....I don't know that I would have said yes to a snake, I bet James thinks it's fantastic!!