Thursday, July 09, 2009

July 4th activities

David barbecuing in the rain - how many of you have similar stories and pictures this June?! Luckily July 4th was a beautiful weekend and we were able to enjoy a picnic on the Tanglewood lawn while listening to the amazing Diana Krall with our weekend guests. The wine bottle and wine glass sticks from Wine Enthusiast that Bryan and Diane brought us drew many comments from fellow picnickers. For once we were the ones with the cool gadgets!! After the show, the Tanglewood folks delighted us all with some spectacular fireworks!! We were just missing the 1812 Overture or some other patriotic music playing in the background.
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Herb Garden and Deck Railings!

Every day a little closer to done on the renovation. Last weekend my friends Bryan and Diane were up and they built me a wonderful herb garden.... right off the kitchen so I can see it every day and easily get to the herbs when cooking. Two kinds of thyme, rosemary, tarragon, basil, nasturtium, lavender, salvia, russian sage, and salad burnet! Yum!!

For weeks the contractors have been working on finishing the deck - we almost used the wood for an arc it has rained so much in June! But today the railings are going up and the cool wire ones so we preserve as much of our view as possible. Can't wait to stain it and move all the furniture up so we can have meals out there and relax in the sunshine that I just know must be coming.
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