july skies


may the 4th be with you!

tomorrow is the start of the long Fourth of July weekend here in the States
we will be enjoying our local parade and fireworks
and maybe…

beach day
heading here
as the weather is supposed to be very HOT!

I’ll be taking a breather
but will return on Monday
until then
may The Fourth be with you!


44 Comments on “celebrating

    • Thanks Carol, we did! Hope you enjoyed your holiday and I’m hoping that we all get some nice cool weather soon!

  1. This is a time for me to stay away from the beach. I’m just hoping it manages to cool off some. Enjoy your breather…..

    • Well, we never did make it to the beach, which is just as well. I love swimming in the ocean on a hot day but just didn’t feel like battling the crowds on the sand! We ended up heading to the Berkshires instead…and there was a nice breeze out there!

  2. I love this photo. You captured the experience of being on a crowded beach perfectly. Did you do it with aperture or Photoshop?

    • Thanks Pat, I was just playing around with it although I’m still not happy with the way it came out. Unfortunately, I don’t have photoshop but was just using an online photo editor called Pixlr. Someday, I’ll probably break down and get Photoshop…but I need a new computer first!

      • I’m not familiar with Pixir – I use Lightroom and have been very happy with it.

      • I’ve heard really good things about Lightroom. I’ll probably look into that when I finally buy a new computer!

      • I think you can get a free download trial for a period of time. They know you will be hooked and want to buy it. It is a lot less expensive than Photoshop.

    • Yes, good advice Scott! We never actually made it to the beach but headed west to the Berkshires…but I was well equipped with hat, sunscreen, bug spray…it’s been very hot and humid here!

      • I was just reading in the news about your east-coast weather last night…sounds very unpleasant…and very unhealthy, also. I hope the heat wave passes soon….

      • Yes, it’s been a bit uncomfortable to say the least! I’ve only go out in short spurts. I heard that it’s supposed to break on Sunday…I can only hope! Can’t wait to open all my windows and let some fresh air in!

  3. Happy 4th of July! I’m going to try taking photos of the fireworks tomorrow with my new camera. I’ve never succeeded so it’s worth the try again.

  4. Hope you’re having a wonderful 4th of July weekend, Susan.
    It’s really hot here in NY, but I hear it’s hotter there! 🙂

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