Does that title have any context at all? Well, yes actually it does! Yesterday was our little town's centennial celebration...at the top of the Jersey Shore, this little postage stamp of a town, not quite 2 miles square in size had a whopper of a celebration.
There was a catered bar-b-que, and a band, lots of games for the kids and beer for the adults. My friend Susan, an artist and Mom, was dressed in such a pretty outfit that I had to get her into this mosaic the way I would fit a photo of a pretty flower in.
The two "kids" in the mosaic above are actually twins, and our next door neighbors. It has been a lot of fun watching them grow up with our kids, but I may have to stop calling them kids now...if only we could have kept them small and in grade school...but no, they are all grown up now! As you can see, the party really rocked and was capped off by an amazing display of fireworks. I felt lucky to be around for this very special occassion.
Next to the fields where the big party was being held is the community garden. I stole away for a little while to take some pictures. In the center of the upper row of photos is a picture of the flags people have been putting around their gardens. They remind me of the flags that we used to see around used car lots and I can't say that I like them.
My handsome husband accompanied me on my walk through the gardens, and while I was taking pictures of other gardeners plots, he did a little weeding and hoeing. He showed me the spot where the deer got in, and that is why there is black netting all around the garden now. Happy Father's Day baby...and Happy Father's Day to my dad in Pennsylvania and all of the other Dad's out there!!
Above, you can see the big fat hoof prints that the deer left in the ground. I will spare you the nibble marks on the green beans.
Back at the celebration, I caught a shot of a red ball being hurled mid-air...the kids beneath it were a blur, but the ball photographed quite well.
This post is being linked to Little Red House for Mosaic Monday and Smiling Sally for Blue Monday...please specifically note the "kid" in his blue police officers uniform and the husband in his blue shirt. It is also being linked up with Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday because there is no better change than watching a garden go from soil and seed to green leaf and vegetable.