You would think we would get used to having a chilly Fourth of July by now, but it still feels a bit strange.... thankfully we had no rain.
We gathered together with a group of neighbors for a cookout to celebrate U.S. independence day. We may have even allowed some Canadians to join us.
The weather was right for a warm fire and s'mores.
After dark we made our own fireworks with steel wool.
Three at a time!
We also had a dozen or so paper lanterns to send off into the night sky.