Thursday, July 1, 2010
Flashback and Foodie Friday ~4th of July Revisted
With 4th of July weekend coming up, I thought I would flashback this Friday to last 4th of July. If the weather is good we go watch the fire works in Northeast Tacoma at Brown's Point lighthouse park. Its on Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains are to the west so the sunsets can be beautiful. We get there a couple of hours before dark, so we can enjoy the evening and watch the boats go by.
We bring Jigs with us and usually a little picnic
I love that they have a flag flying today and every day.
The lighthouse keeper's cottage is cute and has a pretty little garden and apple trees. Very All American!
Last year it was very sunny and the conditions just right for a phenomenon called a Sundog. See the funny rainbow spot in the sky?
The Brown's Point Lighthouse is a relatively new structure..but still pretty as the sun goes down.
Here's another of the sundog
The Olympics off in the distance
And the sun setting a little lower
And we made a little silhouette
I heard a saying recently that when the sky looks like this it means the Angels are baking cookies
And with a really red hot oven!
As sky darkens the neighborhood fireworks start going off
The finally when you think its not going to ever happen, the show starts across the water.
Keeping my fingers and my toes and my eyes crossed it won't rain on Sunday as predicted!
I thought I would share these fun chips I bought last year and my "foodie" contribution. Turnips and beets and blue potatoes.
If nothing else they are good for conversation, but they actually were pretty tasty too.
If you have a flashback of any kind please add your link below! It can be an old post, a family recipe, a favorite memory...anything goes. Then link back to me!
I'm also joining in over for Foodie Friday over at Designs by Gollum. Check it out HERE.
Join me in the fun! I'd love for you to participate in this event with me. Bring your ice cream related posts...anything goes! Tablescapes, recipes, memories, and favorite products will all be welcome. Or anything else you come up with. Check out last year's post HERE to check out what it's all about. See you at the parlor!