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Thursday, July 06, 2017

Watermelon

     We had a great three days celebrating the Fourth of July, beginning at church on Sunday morning where the offertory was an inspiringly rendered patriotic melody. That afternoon we, plus my brother and his wife, joined up at our daughter's church for a pot-luck, patriotic service, homemade ice cream, and fireworks display. Attended a wedding on Monday, then spent Tuesday with family and friends. The Fourth was a beautiful Kansas summer evening for a picnic that included grilled hamburgers and hot dogs, chips, fruit, and of course watermelon–which was sliced into easy to handle pieces.
Grandchild #3 doing a great job balancing her plate of small watermelon pieces!
     Played some bocce ball, then Grandchild #1 found some fireflies to try to catch. (Edit: Sorry, I don't know why the video won't play. Guess I'll have to try another time.)
Catching fireflies!
     After that we lit our small collection of fireworks, and were also able to see many of those set off in town and in the surrounding countryside.

     Hope you all have a chance to enjoy some watermelon sometime before summer ends!

     I tried a watermelon sketch in my usual black and white first, but decided it might be better with some color this time.


     You can find plenty of other juicy watermelons here for this week's Scribble Picnic. P.S. If you commented on the fox last week, please check back for my group reply.

10 comments:

  1. Watermelon just says PICNIC with a capital W. You pictured it great with the red and white cloth. Love it. Also your photos are great.

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    1. Yes, watermelon is always good for a summer picnic. Thanks!

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  2. Jolene, what a perfect watermelon picture for this weeks theme! I love the checkered picnic blanket underneath. As one the noted that both, it really does say picnic all over. Very well done. Thank you so much. i'm now wondering if you will take on the challenge for next week which is certainly quite different for us and also don't forget to look at the giveaway which I will be posting either later today or tomorrow. You of course have a chance of winning too. I think you have about four entries but I will add them all up. Thanks again.

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    1. Thanks, Michael! I like the blanket too, but wish it weren't so flat and unwrinkled- maybe another time!

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  3. Jolene, your watermelon looks so inviting on the red and white checked cloth. And so does the cut up one you actually had. I tried to cut mine that way once but I think I forgot to turn it face down first because it was so wobbly. Now I'm going to have to try it your way which looks the right way!

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    1. Thank you, Lorraine! I have to give credit to my daughters for cutting the watermelon. It really did make it easier to eat that way!

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  4. the color version is definitely better & also that red/white pattern brings out the watermelon

    have a lovely day.

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  5. I like the picnic blanket in the background. Nice job on the shadow too!

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    1. Thanks, Trina, and also for cutting up the watermelon!

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