Monday, July 5, 2010

Simple country pleasures were created last night at our
BIL and Sister's home on the farm. It was a perfect summer evening with swimming in the pond and...


...relaxing on the dock.



Quiet conversations between the generations, and...


...lots of good picnic food. One could use their fingers if they wanted to.




There were baseball games in the meadow, and...



...fireflies being caught in the lawn.




Closing out the evening was the tradition of the bonfire, in the meadow by the pond...





...The night sky cast a soft glow on the house and landscape. I wanted to stay all night.




As tradition has it, the marshmellows were roasted on the fire, and when they were ready, they were placed on the graham crackers and chocolate. Even the youngest in the group were thrilled with this treat.





Conversations flowed freely, and laughter echoed in the valley.
Memories were created once again on this farm in the country. Hospitality in it's truest form was shared again last evening.

19 comments:

Love Being a Nonny said...

I love these pics....and the bonfire!! What a fun day....and night!

Kathleen said...

Looks like your day was just perfect. Your pictures are lovely, especially the ones round the fire.

Stephanie said...

Wow, what a great time you had! The bonfire was extra cool too! Dont you love summer?!
Stephanie

Shinny Upatree said...

Looks like a perfect 4th of July family celebration. Loved the fireflies in the bottle -- so cute!

Rach said...

What a ton of fun. Looks like a blast.

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

That looks like the best way to celebrate the 4th of July! The family together...with good food and good weather...and a bonfire and smores to top it off!

lindsey said...

Lovely photo's capturing a great family time. What a beautiful setting!

Country Dreaming said...

Ahhhh! Family, fun and food.
Some of the best things on this
Earth!
Hope your holiday was spectacular!!!

Melinda

Charli and me said...

It looks like you had a wonderful day. I love the pictures. That pond is just beautiful.

Lovella ♥ said...

What a beautiful setting for you celebrations. I loved seeing the family enjoying time together. The bonfire picture by the lake is so wonderful.

Lauren said...

it doesn't get much better than that!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

It looks like you had a wonderful July 4th weekend, Judy! I haven't sat by a bonfire in many years. It looks like fun!

Miss Debbie said...

What a great day! I love sitting around a campfire.... it's peaceful, don't you think?

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Love the memories these pictures capture....Looks like tons of fun.

Jeane` said...

Beautiful pictures, mom! Especially the one of Gabe holding up the Stewart's bottle with the bee inside. I mightthank you for not including one with me in my swim-wear...that was quite generous of you!!!
It was a fun evening, and I'm sure it quickly became a relaxing one at our departure. ;) The children and I had such a cool experience riding home...we followed a hot air balloon and eventually drove right under it!! I pulled over and the children waved out the window and the riders in the basket waved back.

Sassy Granny ... said...

The best of freedom's pass-times!

Corners of My Life said...

What a perfect day. One to remember always. Sometimes I think bloggong about it makes it even more special as you sum it up and remember every special moment . . .

LisaShaw said...

WOW!! Judy can I come and play this summer with your family?!! :)

Enjoy!!

Love the photos!

Connie said...

I want to be in your family! What a great time and a beautiful setting to enjoy.

Connie

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