It’s a nice long weekend here in the US of A, and fireworks have already started, much to the chagrin of dear Connor. I’ve been dosing him a bit with Rescue Remedy, a cure-all I discovered in England many years ago after a rather wicked Pimm’s Party! Although there’s a specific formulation for pets, I’m going to use it, too, so I bought the people version – it has alcohol in it, but since you only use a few drops, there’s no harm, no foul.
The annual 4th of July parade will kick off in Federal Hill, a gracious water-front neighbourhood in Baltimore, and as I have for the past 15+ years, I will be attending. Although we’re in the middle of the big city, Baltimore’s neighbourhoods each have their own unique character, and often feel like very small towns. This parade is a perfect example of that.
My friends Rose & Ivo help organize it, and always decorate their house and themselves for the occasion.
Happy Independence Day!