This photo looks like the Fourth of July I remember. It seems that when I was a kid, the day was always sunny and warm. We went out to a park and had a picnic, went swimming and played outside. After dark, we had sparklers and little firecrackers. My dad and my uncles set off cherry bombs while we looked on, holding our ears.
This is what it's like this year, though. Rain. No picnics, no park, no swimming, no fireworks. It hardly even feels like the Fourth of July. We went to the store this morning, and many of the people were wearing red white and blue, and shirts with patriotic symbols on them. Suddenly I was reminded... it is July 4th after all! I hadn't even thought to wear those colors. I did have on a purple top and white shorts, so I guess I sort of did have red and blue mixed together!
Anyway, Happy Fourth of July to my fellow Americans!