Tuesday, July 8, 2014

4th of July Weekend

A friend called Thursday afternoon to let me know that her work let out early ... and the three day weekend began!  I told her to grab her knitting and that I would pick her up in a few minutes!
The weather was beautiful ... out the road we went!  I always keep folding lawn chairs in the back of my car this time of the year.  We stopped at the Sheridan River ... full sun, light breeze (to keep the bugs at bay) ...
... and a gorgeous view.  We spent a few hours knitting and visiting ... what a great way to dillydally!
The 4th of July began with Kysa and I taking our morning walk.
Mrs. Merganser and her little ones were enjoying the morning as well.
Kysa spent some time in the lake.  She doesn't know that huskies aren't supposed to like the water ... we had an adult golden retriever when she was a pup ... yep, she suffers with a confused identity complex, and doesn't even know it! ;-)
Fireweed is beginning to bloom!  I'm always amazed that plants can grow while clinging to a rock face cliff ... Mother Nature always finds a way.
A beautiful morning walk for a day with big plans!  Picnic out the road ... baked beans, coleslaw, watermelon, rhubarb upside-down cake, and fancy hotdogs roasted over a campfire.  The cake was done and beans were in the oven while on our walk.  Quick stop at the grocery store for buns and out the road we go.
You know you live in a remote corner of the planet when the entire community has run out of hotdog buns!  Three grocery stores and not one hotdog bun!  Of course, I had waited until the last minute to buy some.  Yep, I made hotdog buns for the first time in my life!  They don't look like much ... but they were delicious!  Bread making took most of the afternoon ... we still roasted the hotdogs over a fire ... only we did it at home!  At first I was really annoyed ... but honestly ... it will be tough to eat a hotdog on a commercial bun in the future ... yep, they were that good!
Long time readers know that I have been recovering from knee trouble for quite some time and have been working hard at rebuilding it's strength.  Even surfaces are easiest on my knee, that is why Kysa and I usually walk on roads together ... I miss hiking on the trails in our area.  With Mr. DD sharing the walk with us on Saturday, I convinced him that we should challenge my knee and give it a go on a trail.
Yep ... the walking surface was very uneven!
... but I love being in the forest ... the multiple shades of green  ... it is like another world!
We all three enjoyed the hike!
Sunday morning ... another beautiful day!
The knee was a bit cranky after hiking the day before ... so back on a road for the DillyDally clan!
With all the warm and sunny weather this summer, the blueberries are coming in a bit early.  My berry picking partner and I need to be checking on our secret spots!
Flicka has been enjoying time outside too.  She has become quite the "moth slayer"!  Here ... she is on the beach ... in front of the house ... hiding as she waits for a moth to fly by.  The moths are small and must be tasty because she immediately gobbles them up!  Such a silly kitty!
Our 4th of July celebration was quiet, small, and personal ... a refreshing and restful way to honor our nation's independence!

Do what you love.  Do dillydally!
Mrs. DillyDally


  1. What great pics of such a beautiful area.
    Glad you had a great 4th.
    The buns look delicious! :)

    1. Thanks Marilyn ... it will be difficult to eat hotdogs on store bought buns in the future!

  2. WOW! You live in a beautiful place. Love the idea of pulling out the lawn chair, knitting with a friend and enjoying the beautiful setting. Home made hot dog buns sound way better than store bought buns

    1. Thanks! Lawn chairs in the back of the car is how we roll here in DillyDallydom!