|A local horse farm, flanked by the sunset|
This is the third year Anna has bought Julia a Chinese birthday candle.
The first year, it pretty nearly blew up!
Last year, we lit it outside to prevent a house fire.
Here's this year's candle, straight from the orient:
It came in the most unusual bubble wrap I've seen. It's a bubble wrap container with a hinged lid.
I won't post the video here because it's long and big to load, but the great firing of the birthday candle was a flop. I think the mechanism failed to ignite properly. The candle arms never extended, the central flame did not shoot up, there was no endless birthday song either. Boohoo! But it was fun lighting it and watching the plastic melt!
Adam bought Julia a glass dip pen for her birthday. She loves it.
And this morning I sang with a friend, Nadine, at the 1st anniversary of the Oriental grocery store, "The Piglet." It's a small Piggly Wiggly, thus the name. Nadine and I are in the early stages of trying to form a group called "Higher Ground," a gospel ensemble with guitar (her) and autoharp (me) with an Appalachian Folk sound. It was fun to sing, but hot. Usually we sing in church, at the 5th Sunday Sings, and hopefully at local nursing homes this coming year.
That's all from us, folks! I hope you're staying cool this summer. We're almost done with July. Hooray!!!