7.5.10 Group Hug

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The drinks were devoured at an alarming rate, G's barbecue was delicious, and the freezer went on the fritz endangering the ice cream sandwiches and liquefying the popsicles. All in all, our July 4th festivities were a great success, but I can't really attribute that to the menu. It was all about old friends (and new) coming together to enjoy each other's company, the haven of a cool porch in the summer heat, the lush green of the yard. There were excited dogs and kids underfoot, tours of the garden and lolling in the hammock. Laughter, loud music and the lingering smell of applewood smoke filled the air. A core group followed the last rays of the sun out to the front patio and somehow the bugs stayed away as we lit sparklers and celebrated our freedom. So, yes, the gin cocktails and "special" brownies certainly didn't hurt, but it was love and friendship that made the day.
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being spoon-fed peaches and cream
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post-prandial siesta
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renata in fireworks dress
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So sorry to have missed that!
Lisa Garriss on July 5, 2010 at 4:43 pm —
What fun! And gorgeous portraits...esp that precious Bea!
Michelle on July 6, 2010 at 12:30 am —
Your dress, your stance, your sparkler. Liv Ullmann meets Kate Hepburn meets I-don't-know-what. Love it.
Vetivresse on July 6, 2010 at 10:24 am —
Meets Lady Liberty, of course! ;-)
laura on July 6, 2010 at 12:16 pm —
So even though I couldn't have eaten the brownies, I still feel left out. Hello, Phillip!!
Jennie on July 6, 2010 at 8:09 pm —
Wow, wish I could have been there, in some other form than breaking the freezer. Happy summer! xo fritz
Fritz on July 7, 2010 at 12:22 am —
LOL You were there in spirit!
laura on July 7, 2010 at 3:05 am —
how lovely of you to have shared this photos with us. love them. and love you in that lapis lazuli dress. x shayma
shayma on July 19, 2010 at 12:36 pm —
Shayma - I've missed you! Have you been on holiday??
laura on July 19, 2010 at 12:51 pm —