Shenandoah Valley: An Augusta County Independence Day

1Some of our American flags in front of the house.

??????????July 4, 2014. The weather was perfect with high temperatures in the 70s and overnight lows going down to 50.

??????????My parents and husband watched the fawn triplets who spent the day in the side yard. They have spent a good deal of time the past week or two nibbling grass and flowers, and napping beneath the trees around the house.

??????????Sitting on the deck in the cool breeze provided the perfect place to watch wildlife …

??????????… including this fox that passed by on his way to the woods …

??????????… and the fawn triplets.

??????????These have been the perfect cups to use over the years for lemonade and iced tea. Even if I don’t set them out, guests find them in the cabinet. We indulged in the traditional feast for the 4th: hamburgers and hotdogs, mac and cheese, garden salad, pasta salad, cole slaw, corn-on-cob, baked beans, watermelon, blueberries, and strawberries.

??????????What would the 4th be without fireworks? We were surrounded by the booms of nearby pyrotechnics.


??????????The neighbor half a mile away had BIG fireworks that went up in the sky. Beautiful!

??????????Dark took over the deck as I uploaded photos on the laptop …

??????????… in the magical surrounding of the tiny white lights strung around the back yard. It was another good Independence Day celebration with family and neighbors, an opportunity to remember the Founding Fathers and our military, past and present, as we took time to commemorate our country’s beginning (see Staunton and Virginia helped create American independence). Happy 4th of July!

More 2014 Independence Day posts on

A tale of independence at St. John’s Church by guest poster Patrick Haley
Happy Birthday, America! by guest poster Anna Lee

Photos by Lynn R. Mitchell
July 4, 2014

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One thought on “Shenandoah Valley: An Augusta County Independence Day

  1. […] the 4th of July, I wrote about the fawn triples who were hanging out in our yard (see here and here). At the time they were tiny little spotted things but when I saw them yesterday in the back yard, […]

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