Weekend Fireworks

Because hurricane Arthur went through our area 
the fourth of July fireworks were rescheduled for Saturday.
There are fireworks closer to where we live,
 but we like to drive to Norfolk to watch the fireworks there.

In Norfolk Mermaid statues can be found throughout downtown and
 in neighborhoods. Some old, some new. Some in front of businesses,
 schools, hospitals and even at some homeowners’ yards.

We go early so we can enjoy sitting with the crowd and eating the good food
that is sold at  the Waterside, this time even a lizard came!

Many people came wearing patriotic T-shirts, clothes and accessories,
oh how I wish I could have taken pictures of them!
I did manage to snap a picture of this lady, I love her blanket!

And then came the fireworks! 

Here is a picture of Nauticus and the USS Wisconsin from up in the parking lot. 
I had to take a picture of the USS Wisconsin. It was my last command in the Navy. 
 Many times I have joked that my daughter and I worked in this ship together, because that's where the
 Navy sent me when I was pregnant with her. 

Here is my proof, I have kept this sticker for a long time! About time I have a chance to show it off!
They used to give them away to the kids that came to visit the 

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Little Jumper

We  found this little guy during our walk at the Nolan Trail
Because the trail is around a Lake Maury, there are lots of frogs at this place.

When we walk after sunset frogs are jumping all over the place!
We have to be careful not to step on them and squeeze them.


Yj yulong Cube

I'm a mom of a cuber, my daughter is into solving Rubik's Cube. 
When she learned how to solve it, it blew me away. 
Because I never have met anybody that knows how to put this puzzle together.
 And she didn't stop there, she has become faster at solving it. 
Currently she can solve it  in less than 20 seconds! 

This is a video of her solving the 3x3 Cube.

But as she has become faster at solving it, she needed a different cube a cube that is not Rubik's cube! 
Turns out that the original Rubik's cube is not the ideal choice for a speedcuber 
and there are companies out there that have improved Rubik's Cube. 
She did started with Rubik's Cube, but to solve it faster she uses Yj yulong Cube.

There are many sticker shades of the primary colors for the cube. 
So once in awhile she decides to put new stickers on her cube.

 She also puts lube inside the cube to make it perform smoother.

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The Orange Lily Rocking it at my Garden

 More pictures with water droplets.
It's been raining and raining here at the Hampton Roads Area.

This is another plant that I got a long time ago when I started gardening. 
I also have it in pink. I really like the pink one and there is not a year that I don't take 
a picture of it to show it off.

So today I will be fair and do a post of only  the orange one. 
After all it's a good lily, if it wasn't for it, my neglected garden wouldn't be full of color right now.

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Water Droplets

Last week we had a couple of rainy days. On one of those days the rain
with thunders and lightnings caught me when I was doing my daily walk.
I wish I knew the weather was going be be like that, I wouldn't have gone.
It's so scary to be in the woods when thundering and lightning!

On the other side, I'm so glad we got the rain, my plants needed.
And I got the chance to take these cool pictures.

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Rainy Memory


What's Blooming

It's been around two years since I took care of my garden the way it 
supposed to be. It most be all the good stuff I put on the soil when 
I first started this garden adventure that keeps feeding my plants. 

The Black Eyed Susan has a big show on a little space I have besides my walkway.

Cone flowers are trying their best to put up a show, I've seen it bloom much better other years.
 I'm still grateful they're giving me some pink color this year.

I can't believe this Daisy is blooming this late!

I only have one Snow Glory left.

The Nandinas bushes are full of flowers. 
Good! I'm counting on them to give me their red berries color for the fall and gray winter.

More yellow flowers, Coreopsis.

The Evening Primroses have take over my garden! 
I still need to get rid of last year's Lantana sticks.

In other years I would have this tall salvia putting up a blue show all over my garden. 
I'm sure when I get back to take care of it, I will have blue flowers all over again.

I also have a short size Salvia. But it is in it's last days of blooming. Yellow lilies on the back.

The knockout Roses always blooming. 
Here they're giving some company to the tall pink lilies.

I got these lilies long time ago and since then every year they put out a spectacular show!

I also have them in orange or is it salmon? 

These for sure are orange Lilies!

The Johnny Jump ups trying to get through the lilies leaves.

They are also in the grass, right along with the Clover.

And speaking of which, my lawn is full of Clover! And it's blooming too!

Same this weed and  I can't help to like them, for now. 
But eventually, I will have to root them out.


Baby Cardinals

Baby cardinals hatched!! I think it was yesterday. 
That's when I saw their little beaks  sticking out of the nest. 
But mom and dad birds don't leave the nest for nothing. 
So finally today I got a chance to take a picture. 
Baby birds look interesting on their birthday's suit!