Thursday, July 8, 2010

A Simple Fourth of July

The colder weather and recent travel made for a lay'ed back celebration on the 4th.

Lots of good food... and all the right colors.

We went to St Helens, OR and enjoyed the fireworks over the Columbia River.

Using the CHDK for the Canon digital cameras was fun to play with aperature settings for night shots. Various delays on the shots made for some very interesting pictures.

If the weather had been nicer, we would have watched from the boat. The parking lot at the Courthouse was ok, too.

The show lasted about half-n-hour. Alot of people there!

Picnics are the best on the 4th.

We lit up the burn pile and roasted dogs and marshmellows again.

At least there isn't a burn-ban yet with all the cold, rainy weather...

The kids especially liked playing 'hot box'.

In fact, they've been playing it every night since then, too.