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July 2, 2008

Fourth of July

Have a happy 4th of July~

UPDATE: Picture for my friend, Suzy
taken Friday 7.04.2008~
(from the front porch in my PJs ;)

The Summer vines and succulents are now blooming here~

So fragrant at night!

We're looking forward to sitting on the porch,
Watching the fireworks show the town puts on each year.

All we have to do is open the screen door...
Take a look up into the night sky,
anyone want a cold glass of lemonade?

This is a short week, I'm off to run errands
for the barbecue, what are your plans?

Happy long weekend and 4th of July!

(and Happy Birthday to my Great Grandma
Maude McClintock~ she was a lady full of attitude
and could stand up to any fireworks!)


Brenda Kula said...

Well, I suppose that next to last photo of the pink flowered plant must be a succulent. How beautiful and full is that! I want one of those!

Pink Icing on the Cake said...

Hi Tracie,
What a pretty post, but then yours usually are. Have a happy 4th. We will watch fireworks from our house, we can see them from here and it's great. We don't have to get into the crowd. Yes I will have a glass of lemonade. Thank you.


Rue said...

Hi Tracie :)

You must be a busy girl these days! I hardly see you anywhere :(

For the 4th we're just lighting our oh-so-exciting fireworks from the grocery store LOL Then ribs and corn on the cob... etc. Then we'll watch the big firework show downtown.

I hope your 4th is fabulous!
hugs and love,

Country French Antiques said...

I want one of those pink things too! Please tell us. Love the photo too!
I guess if you don't have wine, lemonade will do :)
Happy 4th!

Brook said...

Have a lovely 4th of July, watching firworks in the sky! We'll open our door and watch the fireworks the same way!!!


Jan~Feather Your Nest Antiques said...

Hi Tracie,
I love to see the flowers in CA, they are so different than the ones here in Michigan! I will be working at my shop on the 4th.The
4th of July is always one of my busiest days because so many people are not working,so I have to stay open.

Glenda~Many Fond Memories said...

I still don't know what my plans are for the fourth.
Usually I stay home and keep the little girls from getting scared with all the loud bangs.

But if I am able to sit outside, I'll be sipping on some sweet ice tea.

Have a wonderful safe fourth.


Michelle said...


Have a very happy holiday. I'm sneaking away for a few days!

I appreciate your kind words about my baby really touched my heart.. give Zeke a big hug from me.


Cindy@Cutepinkstuff said...

Happy 4th in return! It's great that you can view fireworks from your home! We've had an annual fireworks display/barbeque at our house for several years. This year we are keeping it simple with family and neighbors. If we feel energetic we will attend a parade in the morning, craft show in the afternoon and travel to see a huge fireworks show. It's very hot these days so we may just light our own fireworks and call it a day!

Linda's Blue Gate said...

Oh Tracie.... your flowers are just delicious.... so pretty... Is Zeke afraid of the noise on the 4th? I have one that is... poor little dear

Kari & Kijsa said...

Happy Fourth of July to you! Beautiful photographs!

Have a blessed and wonderful day!

smiles, kari & kijsa

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Happy Fourth to you! Thanks so much for coming by, hope you will visit again soon!



tales from an O.C. cottage said...

Happy fourth to you!

M ^..^

Fifi Flowers said...

I have a prep 4th post for tomorrow myself... happy 4th to you!

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Have a wonderful 4th weekend!

Pearl said...

Hi Tracie... Such beautiful blossoms! I'd love to sit and smell the flowers and have a big cold glass of lemonade... and talk while watching the fireworks! FUN!!

Thank you for the visit and your sweet, caring words... it meant alot to me. I was tickled that you liked the post~cards as much as I do! Ohhh... I ended up changing the photo, again, on my "About Me" because I didn't want folks thinking it was really me, like you did! I just snagged that while surfing... love the pic cause she was in PINK and PEARLS and had a Toy Poodle in PINK... my dream doggie! LOL, I am a nut, I know! So, as you can see, now I am pretending to be Glinda the Good Witch! I have always loved her and dreamed of having her entire fashion ensemble... including her magical powers, of course!

Well, I'm off to read some more and then try for some sleep, again... have a wonderful long holiday! God bless...


Marina Capano said...

Hi Tracie,
What a pretty post!!!nice flowers! Happy long weekend and 4th of July!
In argentina Independence Day is July 9. We independence from Spain in 1816.
see you!

Kari & Kijsa said...

Beautiful photos, and a perfectly placed high-flying flag!!

kari & kijsa

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Tracie!
Lovely photos! I love the "Angel Trumpets", I don't know the real name. The photo of you and your dad in front of your playhouse. And the cologne, scents are so important to our memories aren't they? I do the same thing with old cologne bottles from loved ones now gone.
Hugs, Sherry
Thanks for entering my giveaway!

Rue said...

Good morning Tracie :)

You're so funny... YOU can come by as many times as you want ;)

Have a beautiful 4th sweetie!
hugs and love,

rochambeau said...

Beautiful post! have a fun barbie and wonderful 4th tomorrow Tracie!

Beverly said...

Have a wonderful holiday celebrating our grand country.


Hi Tracie,
Have a wonderful fourth. I wish I was going to be there instead of here. My store will be open for limited hours tomorrow. Hopefully everyone will in be in holiday mood!
LIsa & Alfie (Mr I'm not afraid of sparklers but no firecrackers please!)

The Old Painted Cottage said...

Hi Tracie, Wishing you a wonderful 4th!


Suzy said...

Happy 4th of July sweetie! I wish you lots of fun. I love fireworks so please take one photo for me, since I was never in the USA in July!

Have fun! Suzy

At Home in the Country said...

I found you site from An Enchanted Cottage...I love french decorating too! Your blog is beautiful...I am off to read some more...

Rosemary said...

Hi Tracie,
Nice to meet you, and I love the name of your blog too!!
How nice it looks where you live. How great to see fireworks right from home.!!
Enjoy, and have a great 4TH!!
Visit again soon,

BellaColle' said...

Happy 4th!
Your photos are beautiful!!

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Happy Fourth of July, sweet friend!!
Hope you enjoy the weekend, and the fireworks.:)
xo Lidy

Jen r. said...

Beautiful Tracie! Happy 4th! Jen R

angel said...

Hope you all have a great 4th of July, from us all across the pond....
Love and hugs.

Siobhan said...


Shelia said...

Hi Tracie! Oh, I'm so glad you came to visit! This is the first time I've been to your blog and it's so beautiful! Everything is so lovely - your header, sidebars and photos. I've had a wonderful time and will come back to see you as I hope you will me too. Oh, the old porch song - I think it's sweet. Thanks for noticing it.
Have a wonderful 4th of July!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Dona said...

Have a wonderful Holiday, enjoy the fireworks. See Ya Soon.


A Romantic Porch said...

Sweet Tracie, I would love lemonade! It will be so fun to sit and watch fireworks from your porch with you! xorachel

Gypsy Mermaid said...

Hey!! Happy 4th of July! I hope you have a wonderful BBQ!!! hugs


Linda said...

Happy 4th of July Tracie! Have a wonderful weekend. I'd love a glass of lemonade and may I join you to watch the fireworks. I love the green ones. Hugs, Linda

VINTAGE HOME lifestyle said...

Happy 4th of July Tracie...
Your photos are just beautiful as well as your words. LUNCH SOON? I owe you one...
Big hugs to you my friend...

TattingChic said...

What a lovely garden you have. Hope you've had a very lovely 4th of July so far.

Suzy said...

My sweet Tracie,
thank you so much for giving my first 4th of July firework. The photo is magnificent and I hope you don't mind since I would like to save it and put it on my desktop!?
Thanks again!

Love Suzy

Pearl said...

Hi Tracie... I loved the PJ pic of fireworks! LOL, You always make me smile... please come over for a visit and to pick up a lil award I've given to you... God bless...


KaReN EiLeeN said...

Nothing like fireworks and pj's. Lovely photos.


Siobhan said...

Beautiful fireworks but I bet the biggest beauty would have been you on your porch in your pjs :)

Where is that pic? lol.

Vintage Rose Collection said...

Happy 4th angel!!! As always, another beautiful post!


Hey chickie babe,

loooovely piccies. Hope you had a happy 4th of july. I will have a splash of Midori in my lemonade thanks *grin*

Love Shann xx

Sophee-a Laroo Bijoux and Sheri too said...

I am alive and very well. I got your address so look for your goodie by the end of this week.
Also while grocery shopping for the 4th in a store that I usually do not shop at...I found the Romantic Country mag....I saw my tiny shop window ad, LOl. I bought 2 copies just for fun.
I hope your 4th was lovely...a nice view of the fireworks. We also have a great view as the high school a few blocks from us has a show every year. We sit in the front but I was not in my P.J.s LOl
Do you have any Pink lemonade?

A Romantic Porch said...

Tracie, That photo of the fireworks is awesome. I've never been able to take one like that. xorachel

CIELO said...

Hi Tracie! I'm sure you had a fabulous time sitting on your cozy porch watching the fireworks with your family... more blessings to you and yours!


Alice W. said...

Gorgeous photos as always Tracie!
Hope your 4th was wonderful!

Gypsy Mermaid said...

I just wanted let ya know im having a sale in my shop!! My charmed bracelets were marked way down! im so excited about this fall!! I have so many new things to go in it! I just have to get rid of the old stuff! Hugs


Donna said...

Hope you had a happy 4th! Love the photos!

Rosezilla said...

Love the fireworks pic! And that plant near the bottom, what is it?, with the pod sort of things and the red puffy things blooming out of it?

Cathy N. said...

Good Morning Tracie,
Thanks for stopping by my website.
Your page is just lovely, I will stop by often. I am off to my local antique mall & to pick up raspberries for smoothies later.
Today is delightful here-lots of blue ski & white puffy clouds.
Cathy - The Victorian Garden Gourmet

Cathy N. said...

Good Morning Tracie,
Thank you for stopping by my website. Your prose & photos are just lovely. I will be stopping by often. The heat has broken for a bit here & given us the perfect summer day. Lot's of blue sky & white puffy clouds. Off to the antique mall & farm stand for fresh raspberries. We'll have smoothies later.
The Victorian Garden Gourmet