Oh, say, can you see it?

I’m determined not to fall into the swirling vortex of fear and anxiety that is so easy to fall into when faced with the dilemmas of caring for an elderly parent and paying for life’s little niceties (like health insurance) when you aren’t earning any income.


Well, I’m determined not to write about it at least.


Instead, I went searching for a little Independence Day spirit in the garden.

The ‘4th of July’ tomatoes didn’t quite live up to their name, though the Topsy-Turvy planter is a thumbs-up (errr thumbs-down?)…



But maybe the Oakleaf Hydrangea looks a little like skyrockets?


Or the astilbes have that fireworks flair?


How about the bee balm’s red glare?


Petunias bursting in air?


Wherever the 4th of July finds you this weekend — or wherever you find the spirit of independence — here’s wishing you an (old) gloryous holiday.


May the sun in his course visit no land more free,
more happy, more lovely, than this our own country!

~ Daniel Webster