Louisa, a friend of Lettie’s, invited us to a poolside picnic for lunch on July Fourth. We got to have a nice swim and admire her lovely view of farmland.
First, earlier in the day, Lettie and I rode our bikes into town to get the steak for dinner. And wow! The Fourth of July parade was simply astonishing. So Norman Rockwell. Except for the bagpipers:
Lettie on her bike:
Then we headed over to Louisa’s.
Lunch by the pool:
Louisa calls this her “fireworks” plant.
According to this post on Bill Cary’s gardening blog, it’s called crocosmia. It’s great to attract hummmingbirds. Yes, the farm will be getting one in the spring.
The farmland beyond:
What a pleasant way to spend a Fourth of July: