{Missouri} Fireworks

Independence Day happened while I was visiting family in Missouri. Their neighbors down the street put on an amazing fireworks show for everyone! It was insane and cool … and not very buggy.

With Labor Day coming up, it seemed like the perfect time to post these. Another holiday to celebrate with crazy fun things!

Although, perhaps not fireworks so close and so bright a person could read outside so late in the night.

{Missouri} Fish

While on vacation to Missouri, J3 took me to his favorite creek to do some fishing. No fish were caught that day, but we had some laughs and time spent together.

Many pets are part of life in Missouri, including four tanks of fish. This shy guy seemed to warm up to me sitting in front of his tank and came out, swimming back and forth.

Thinking of Cold Days

I took this one the coldest weekend of the year while staying at a friend’s cabin. It was something like 40 below, not counting the wind. Gah! It was so cold I only stayed out for a couple of minutes.

sunset of blue and pink over a field covered in snow with a pine tree on one side

{South Dakota} Canning at the Farm

Turning fresh fruits into jams and spreads at the farm was a nice break from city life. Of course, I mostly took pictures.

Buddy and KitKat were banned from the kitchen so they didn’t get stepped on. Buddy stood guard at the door until he could come back in.