From the Fourth

The fireworks started early!

The fireworks started early!

Ka

Ka

Boom

Boom

There's a saying about corn: "Knee high by the fourth of July." Ours is between 4-10 feet tall!

There’s a saying about corn: “Knee high by the fourth of July.” Ours is between 4-10 feet tall!

You can see the two types of corn in the picture above. The brighter green is sweet corn (“country gentleman”) and the darker, shorter corn in the background is ornamental “Wade’s Giant Indian” flint corn. The flint corn was planted three weeks after the sweet corn so that they won’t tassel at the same time (to avoid cross-pollination).

Baby ready for the festivities!

Baby ready for the festivities!

Helping to decorate!

Helping to decorate!

She said this is a drawing of a potato; she did it all by herself.

She said this is a drawing of a potato; she did it all by herself.

And I did this all by myself haha

And I did this all by myself haha

Woo USA!

Woo USA!

Some animals seemed to be celebrating too…

Festive Cardinal

Festive Cardinal

Skink

Skink

And...

And…

A fox!

A fox!

Then we were off to the…

Creek

Creek

Swimming

Swimming

Exploring...

Exploring the…

Creek Bed

Creek Bed

Baby found a vine.

Baby found a vine.

Rocks and Jocks

Rocks and Jocks

We found a lot of really cool rocks. I’m going to take a picture of each one and do a whole post on them (so get excited). Rocks rock.

Pitching and Catching

Pitching and Catching

Brrr!

Brrr!

Tomato Sandwiches: Summer's Greatest Food

Tomato Sandwiches: Summer’s Greatest Food

Snacking and Snoozing

Snacking and Snoozing

Zzzzzz

Zzzzzz

Zzzzz

Zzzzz

Beautiful Canopy

Beautiful Canopy

That X! Hope this huge tree isn't getting cut down!

That X! Hope this huge tree isn’t getting cut down!

Such a great place

Such a great place

But of course, the main event,

Our very own...

Our very own…

fireworks.

fireworks.

Light Show

Light Show

Glow Sticks and Fireworks

Glow Sticks and Fireworks

The Spy channeling Tron

The Spy channeling Tron

Sparklers!

Sparklers!

Woo MERICA!

Woo MERICA!

Baby's First Sparkler

Baby’s First Sparkler

We just got a couple bags of fireworks (about $40 worth) but they sure made for a good time and some cool pictures!

Finale!

Finale!

Looks like Space

Looks like Space

Far Out!

Far Out!

Hope you all are having a safe and happy holiday weekend!

6 thoughts on “From the Fourth

  1. narf77

    You apparently have tall knees? Baby appears to be drawing Minion. He will be most pleased. Now THAT is what I call a 4th of July celebration worth celebrating. Nature, fireworks, potatoes and the ubiquitous stars. Kudos Spy clan, you did your country proud. I take the 5th ;)

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  2. Eliza Waters

    Great post – I enjoyed the garden and night fireworks – those night shots are so fun. Galactic, indeed. Baby has the potato down! Doesn’t it make you wonder what goes on inside their heads? LOL – ‘jocks and rocks’ Looking forward to the rock post – I agree that rocks rock! I’ll look forward to seeing your Indian corn – I love all the multi-colored kernels. Raccoons and bears make raising corn here impossible, unless I want to use an electric fence. Too much bother when I can just go the farm stand!

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    1. Spy Garden Post author

      The Indian corn was planted with kernels I saved from last year which is always fun. The ear was all black and orange kernels so maybe I will have Halloween corn! Rock post coming soon! :)

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