Flag Day in the United States. It was this day in 1777 when the flag was officially adopted, and in 1916 Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation that officially established June 14 as Flag Day. My downstairs neighbor flies his flag all summer long, and I tried to get a picture of it while showing the flowers in my planter. Some of the flowers came up again from last year, and the long blade-like ones were planted from bulbs that I got at the Seattle Flower Show in February. Here's a closeup, and you can also click any picture to enlarge.
previous post) and the squirrels. As soon as one will come to the porch, I feel like the dog in the animated movie "Up" by perking up ("Squirrel??"), grabbing the Soaker, hoping to get a good squirt at one of them. So far, the squirrels have gotten a few squirts on their backsides, but the neighbors are looking at me strangely as I run after the furry critters.