The 4th of July
Since I was a little girl, I have always loved this holiday, probably because it takes place in the summer and it involves so much fun… family, friends, carnivals, food, parades, fireworks and so much more. As an adult, I have come to realize that it also represents something much much more…. we are celebrating the history of this country, our freedom and our way of life, the sacrifices made by so many of our military men & women… brave, courageous souls who are willing to give up so much in order to keep you and I safe and able to celebrate holidays like this one. Happy 4th of July friends… be safe, give thanks and have a blast!
I read a quote that said Every Summer has a story… Summer in my area means it’s really hot, dry and the threat of fires are always there…everything turns brown except the rice fields and the orchards.
I’m not a traditional summer loving fan as most of you are, probably because where I live we have very mild seasons.
I love the more moody seasons of Winter with the cold winds and the empty barren trees, the beautiful atmosphere and rich tones of Fall, and the lovely orchard blossoms of Spring.
When we were kids though that was a different story, we laid out at the beach all day, laid in our back yards with baby oil on and tanned until we were a rich deep golden brown, and yes even getting many sunburns… too many to count, we put lemon and sun in our hair to make us look blonde-which really made our hair orange… but we did it anyway.
Those were the lazy days of summer, no school, and just hanging out enjoying listening to the radio, playing records and mtv, yes I’m that generation long before walkman, Ipods, computers, and all the other techy things they have now… but those were fun days I have to admit and it’s fun to think about them.
Now I’m much more into the moodiness of the Northern coast, the foggy damper days, the cooler days and I think that’s why I really enjoyed Half Moon Bay on my last visit to the Bay Area, it reminded me a lot of Oregon which holds a special place in my heart, so today I’m sharing those photos with you and wishing you a lovely summer filled whatever it is that you love about summer… and hoping it will give you a story to tell.