July 4th, 2020

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Celebrating the Fourth

We had a lovely Independence Day overnight at Wilderstead. Anna and Brian and grandcubs Daniel and James joined me and Deanne for a stay at the cabin. We had a lovely cold supper, and then blew off an amazing amount of fireworks: sparklers, morning glories, bottle rockets, snakes. There was enough boom-boom material to sate the appetite of two little boys and their parents as well.



Board of Ordnance
Setting out the swag for firing

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Smoke and Fire
Daniel and James in a moment of pure joy



The bombardment continues in the gathering dusk
Bottle rocket launch against Akes Hill

As we headed for bed, a full moon was rising over the peaceable kingdom; it shone all night in through the loft skylights. This morning, we had a good breakfast, and then went wading in the creek for a while. We were cleaned up and on our way to our homes by about ten o'clock. Good times. God bless America.



Standing on the rock
Daniel in the Pishon, low water



Wade in the water, children
Mama Bear with James, wetting a foot