Monday, July 4, 2016

It's the 4th of July!

 Since we're celebrating Independence Day today it's probably safe to say that summer has finally arrived. It's been a long time coming this year, it's mostly been weeks of cold, gloomy rain occasionally punctuated by a sunny day where temperatures topped out in the mid 90┬║. The weather's certainly been unusual lately but no matter how crazy it becomes, Burt is always ready to party.

Since it's been so rainy we haven't spent much time outdoors but now that we can REALLY be sure it's not going to rain or snow today, it's time to get out and enjoy it while it lasts. Maybe Burt won't set himself on fire while shooting off his fireworks tonight! 

It would be a shame to let the first picnic of the summer go by without some photos to reminisce about on some cold winter evening in the not too distant future. Ok, I promise to stop mentioning winter after remarking that the bench Ivy is sitting on was still buried in snow at the end of April.

You may have noticed that Burt has been absent lately from his usual duties as the Official Calamitous Botanicus Blog Clown. He has suffered a few injuries due to clumsiness on my part and consequentially he has been left without any real backbone. This doesn't mean he's incapable of putting forth his personal opinions but rather that he occasionally requires the  assistance of His Madness to stand upright. Obviously he's ok with occasionally being goosed.

Oops! Apparently he's not the only thing that has a hard time keeping upright.
This is just one of the many reasons Burt is not allowed near the grill.

Luckily most of the contents are plastic, something Burt can relate to.
Wonder what became of the pie?

Finally, with order restored, back to the business at hand . . .


Thanks for stopping by and I hope everyone is having a great 4th of July!


  1. That's it! Our weather has been just as strange so you have made up my to the coast for a fish and chip supper....only 150mile round trip, but it will be so worth it :D XXX

    1. Wow, that sounds wonderful. Those must be some tasty fish and chips, hope you had a great trip!

  2. I hope Burt is feeling better. His injuries have not dampened his appetite.
    Watch out for those sparks!

    1. I would say, "oh, he'll survive" but I guess that's not quite the appropriate phrase in his case. Luckily, the hardware store in has plenty of duct tape.

  3. Thank you SO much for having me over to your dead tea party! LoL! I absolutely loved how creative your photos were! Dem Bones looked like they were having a lovely time as well! You Mad Hatter band was most adorable! They really know how to liven up the party! teehee! I now invite you over to my party for some raspberry scones and rose mint tea :-)


    1. It's always fun to tackle the Mad Tea Party event. I'm afraid we're nothing like your genteel group of Janeites! Thanks for not running away in terror.