Is there anything that says summer more than a sunflower field? Growing up in Westerly, as soon as the weather started warming up everyone was talking about Buttonwood Farms and their famous ice cream. As it got on towards July however, you would start to hear excited chatter about going to visit their sunflower fields. My mother every year would say that this was the year we were going to get out to Griswold, CT to see them and take pictures and every year it…..wouldn’t happen. You know how it is. Life gets away from you, during the summer especially! Finally, though we did get the chance to visit and it was just as amazing as we’d heard it was.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen notices for incredible museum exhibits and thought I’ve got to get to that before its gone and not made it. Well, not this time. And the trip was well worth it.
It ought to be celebrated by pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations from one end of this continent to the other…
One of my favorite things about summer is going outside on a balmy summer evening to watch fireworks. So many of my most magical childhood memories involve streaks of colorful light exploding across dark skies, illuminating the awed faces of spectators as sparkles rain down. Its a stunning and exhilarating experience and this year, I was determined that we were going to see some 4th of July fireworks.
Happy 4th of July! Our post is up late today, I know, but I’m very excited to tell you about the 4th of July outing we just had so you can check out some of amazing places we went. We decided to take a trip down to Newport tonight to see the Newport Harbor Fireworks (post going up on Wednesday!), but on the way, we stopped for dinner at Pasta Beach.