I love Memorial Day! Growing up in Ohio, I always looked forward to our town's parade, which marched down Main Street to the cemetery at Victory Park, followed by a short memorial service and a very loud and scary 21 gun salute. In the afternoon we always had a picnic lunch and in the evening there was usually a band concert on the green and fireworks at dusk.
We had a lovely weekend, although it didn't involve fireworks or parades. We did have a picnic of sorts, but the hot, humid weather forced us to eat it inside. Oh, well! It's already summertime here in Texas.
We did manage spend a little time outside. Our daylilies are at their peak, and we spent several mornings weeding, planting and deadheading. We even ventured out to a nursery, and bought a few plants, as well as potting soil and fertilizer.
|Jersey Spider, my favorite!|
On Sunday, we met some friends at the Scarborough Renaissance Festival. I'd never been to a Ren Fair before, and I found it very entertaining. My favorite part was the turtle races:
Actually, I enjoyed the fair quite a bit. We saw a fabulous glassblowing demonstration, heard some great music and ate some really nice fish and chips.
We also went to the Fort Worth Gem and Mineral Show. We found several nice specimens, including a gorgeous piece of gemmy red Sphalerite.