Here's a few images from my fourth of July festivities...
Picking Lilies in the rain
Chickens with hours to live
A sunbathing cat
A nephew on the radio
Another nephew dancing in the street
Homeland Security dollars hard at work (a tank for a mostly-rural county)
A lemur in the parade
The nephews' preschool's float
The local Democratic Party's float
An ant made of trash bags
Dogs in the parade*
* Casey didn't join us for the parade because bikes and scooters and motorcycles freak him out. He can be perfectly calm and collected... and then become a barking frantic mess when a bike goes by. Having him trying to attack the boy scouts pedaling in the parade wasn't my idea of a good time.
Josh's cousin & his wife, on the fourth of July committee
The real excitement of the weekend came Sunday, though. More on that later.