My 4th……

lake 1 lrI chose to celebrate my 4th a little different, Instead of heavy participation in alcohol and seeing what I could “blow up” as many of my neighbors did, I tried to enjoy a bit of nature before the craziness started. We had rain in the area for most of the day and as it cleared it turned into a beautiful afternoon.

Celebrations always by their very nature mean different things to different people. Many have very little knowledge about July 4th other than a foggy remembrance of a lesson in a high school history class. It’s just another sale day at the retailers, another day to fire up  the backyard bar-b-que, invite a few (or a lot) of friends over to “party”.  And of course the fireworks. The professional events are always beautiful, the drunk loudmouth “down the street” who has a truck load of the stuff and no clue what he is doing….. not so much.

I chose to spend a few hours with my Dad in the middle of the day, a little fishing in the afternoon enjoying the sunset then my wife and I had dinner and watch a couple of movies safe inside our house.

But to each his own and I hope yours however it was spent was a good one.


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I began my photography career in high school, 39 years later it's still what defines me more than anything else. I've had other jobs and many hobbies but just never was able to stay away from behind the lens.

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