He didn't mention cupcakes,

but I'd like to think we're doing our part to bring his vision to life.

Happy Independence Day!




"I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forever more."

~ John Adams to Abigail Adams on the forthcoming signing of the Declaration of Independence

the view from my backyard :-) 

"recipe" in comments