Happy Labor Day! Here's some 4th of July in Boston Pics to commemorate the last the Summertime American Holidays
|Celebrating America, wearing a version of |
"Red, White and Blue" Bikini from Old Navy
Closing Out Summer with a Look Back: 4th of July Photos featuring 3rd of July Weymouth Fireworks from Houghs Neck (Quincy) and the Views of Boston's Emerald Necklace
As we celebrate Labor Day, the last of the "American Holidays of Summer," here's some pictures from the middle of the summer, 4th of July in the Boston-area.
|Weymouth Fireworks from Hough's Neck, Quincy |
You can view these from the shore on 3rd of July
On 3rd of July, Hough's Neck, a tight-knit neighborhood of Quincy, is pretty much shut down and block parties reign. People watch the Weymouth Town Fireworks, which set off from Wessagusset Beach, on the Quincy side of the shore.
|Boiled Lobster, Fresh Caught with Melted Butter|
A Very New England-y Tradition
If you're lucky enough to have a cool uncle who is also a lobsterman, you can have fresh caught lobster during your 3rd of July celebrations. Of course, some people don't have family who catch the food that day, and that's perfectly fine, though just not as cool. I like the knuckles the most. It's a flagrant violation of my mostly vegetarian living, but I can't help myself.
|Quincy Police Motorcycles Lined Up in Houghs Neck on 3rd of July to police the neighborhood|
|Weymouth Fire Works Show over the Bay on July 3rd|
|Hough's Neck Bonfire on the Beach before Weymouth Fireworks|
There's a big bonfire on the beach before the Weymouth fire works show. Though every year, everyone says the same thing, "It used to be way biggahhh."
|Boston City Skyline from the shore in Hough's Neck|
|Turtle Pond in Boston's Stonybrook Reservation - a little piece of urban wilderness|
On my way home from Quincy on 4th of July evening, I stopped at the Stonybrook Reservation's Turtle Pond, in Hyde Park, which is part of the Emerald Necklace. This is a fishing hole. Swim at your own risk. Some do! Including me... Which means that on 4th of July I went swimming in an above ground pool, and in ground pool, the ocean, and then a pond! It was the makings of a spell or something!
|Terrible photo of the Glorious Boston 4th of July Fire Works|
as seen from Peters Hill in the Arnold Arboretum, on the "Rozzie" Side
Here's to summer and all it's fun and sun.
Now bring on the pumpkin flavored EVERYTHING.