05 July 2010

A (Belated) Happy 4th of July!

Wow... can you believe it? HorseFeathers has hit 101 followers! I'm still trying to decide what do to for our party... please vote on the polls to the side.

I wanted to hold off on my 4th of July post because a) I was insanely busy and b) I was sure of some amazing photos... and I think I got what I needed!

What happened was this... my family, my dear friend Samantha, and I went sailing on the very boat that my family and I lived on for two years in the Caribbean. Sammie was quite excited. We went out to a lovely little place called Sand Island, which is quite small with no structure to speak of other than a little driftwood lean-to that people add beach-combing finds to and a stone campfire area. I know that the Cornet Crazie and Elizabeth have been there, and possibly Elránia too...

My dad hooked up something called the "bosun's chair", which is a little fabric seat hoisted up the mast for repairs and lookout. I remember swinging very far out as a child... I think Sammie had more fun than me, but I went and (as I put it, a quote from the Wind in the Willows) "messed about in boats" (aka, zip around in our inflatable dinghy {my little sailing dinghy, Éowyn, wasn't with us} and get into all sorts of boat-related trouble).

Then we came back to the marina where my dad works and watched the spectacular fireworks from out slip on the dock. The marina is actually the *best* place to watch them. :)
There was a bit of a delay because the symphony was behind schedule, and then a bit of a crisis because there was a HUGE fire (many prayers that no one was hurt...) but overall I think it was worth it.

Anyway. Thanks to all my wonderful Followers; vote on the poll and let's PARTY!

25 comments:

  1. LOL I never knew you named your dinghy Eowyn! Did you say you needed to call me about Snow Island?

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  2. WOW! Amazing pictures, Olive! I love them!

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  3. I voted :)

    Awesome fireworks! I do hope no one was injured in that fire . . .

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  4. Great pictures! (as always!! :) And I hope that no one go injured in that fire, I'll keep them in my thoughts!

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  5. Ooh looks like fun! I love the pics. Anyway, I'll see ya later today at Elrania's!

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  6. Incredible action shots of the fireworks! So beautiful...

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  7. Those were some great pictures! Great post too! :)

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  8. I remember last year, that was so fun on the docks! Wow, AMAZING pictures! I can't wait until I get my D60...but anyways, I'm glad you had fun!

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  9. Those are pretty pics! The fireworks ones are gr8!

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  10. Wow, amazing firework photos Olive, they are amazing! (: I hope no one was injured from the fire, I'll pray for them. And I heard you named your boat Eowyn? I love Eowyn, she is one of my favorite LOTR characters! Lol :)

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  11. Haha, fun! I love your hair! Is it naturally curly/wavy? What do you do to it??

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  12. AWESOME pictures Olive!

    Sounds like so so so mcuh fun!

    (just as an aside, apparently no one has been able to find my blog since I changed the URL, so it's now http://ofhorsefeathers.blogspot.com/)

    xox

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  13. GAH I meant www.faithfullyfeminine.blogspot.com

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  14. I love the pic of you looking down. You're so pretty!
    And the fireworks look like a blast! (get it? get it...?)
    ~Emma

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  15. First of all, I LOVE your blog! Second of all, you've won an award! Your being awarded by me for having such an awesome blog and cute pictures! Head on over to www.naturefreakvg.blogspot.com and follow the rules, then post the award on your blog or sidebar. And cute pictures! <3!

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  16. OH. MY. GOD. OLIVE. I AM SOOOOOOO ANGRY {and sorry} because I told my mom to pick up my comforter while she was out with Lori and I was occupied with Aiden, Haley, Austen, Brandon and Izzy. Sooo. Yeah. And she FORGOT.
    Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr. I hate leaving stuff like that because then it's all like "Oh well do you want it or not?" and I'm all like "yessssssssss" and I get sooooo agitated. {GIANT ANNOYED SIGH HERE}. I'm going to see what my grandfather is doing tomorrow and I will ask him if he can bring me to pick it up. OHMIGAWDIMSOMAAADDDDD. And sorry for waiting soooo looonnnggggg.......AH.

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  17. I love, love, LOVE swinging on the bosun's chair, its so much fun! Your 4th sounds awesome :) I went camping and it was 65 degrees... Not to much fun... But we did go to an outdoor concert with a local band :)

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  18. Oh my gosh, I just realized that you look EXACTLY like what I imagine Katniss Everdeen from the Hunger Games would look like! Just wanted to let you know :)

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  19. Those firework pictures are beautiful!

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  20. Oh and congrats on reaching 101 followers! I heard from ...I think Laney... that u were trying to reach 100 followers or something. But I mean WOW. 101! I only have 19... lol

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  21. WOW you are an amazing photographer!

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  22. Your camera takes awesome photos of the Fire works. I like the one fifth up from the bottom. It's awesome!! They ALL ARE! SO what's this about a Picture contest with your Etsy work as a prize? I WANNA ENTER!!!! :) How does it work??

    Zoraz A.K.A Dog Trainer In Training

    Sorry I'm anonymous. My mom is logged on and I don't wanna sign her out.

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