Saturday, July 9, 2016

July 2016

Here it is July 9th, and I'm just now posting about July.

I'll blame it on the Lazy Days of Summer!

July 2016

Photo ~ Pondside 

July 1st  ~  Canada Day

In honor of all my blogging friends 

who live in Canada I wish you a belated 

Happy Canada Day!

Canada became a self-governing country July 1, 1867.

As with Independence Day here in the US, 

the Canadian celebration is one of pride to celebrate 

Canada's heritage and nationalism.

July 4th  ~  US Independence Day

Known simply as the Fourth of July

this US holiday is a highlight of summer here in

 the US when we commemorate the birth of our country.

Neighborhood parades, picnics, cookouts, and fireworks

are traditionally held to celebrate the day.

Teddy Bear's Picnic @ Normandy Life

July 10 ~  Teddy Bears' Picnic Day

"If you go down in the woods today,

 your're sure of a big surprise . . ."

Yes, this is the day the teddy bears gather for 

"marvellous things to eat and wonderful games to play."

Grab your favorite teddy bear and celebrate 

with a picnic of your own.

Quotes from the lyrics of Teddy Bear's Picnic, Jimmy Kennedy 1932

Bastille Day ~ July 14th ~ La Fête Nationale

(Celebrated Saturday July 9th in Austin this year .)

This French holiday commemorates the anniversary 

of the storming of the Bastille on this date in 1789.

Like the 4th of July here in the US,

Bastille Day is a time to celebrate independence; 

the storming of the Bastille represents the 

beginning of the French Revolution.

Click here to view a previous post of Austin's celebration.

"Make new friends and keep the old, 
one is silver the other gold."

International Friendship Day

July 30, 2016

To all my cherished friends that I've met

here in the Land of Blog, you are treasures.

I appreciate your visits, your comments, and your personal emails.

Each of you are an inspiration who enrich my life with your

 creativity, inspiration, and dear friendship.