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civilized ku # 2540-46 / ku # 1248 ~ what I saw on the 4th of July (Independence Day)

American Bald Eagle ~ Fern Lake, NY - in the Adirondack Park • click to embiggen1044757-23052535-thumbnail.jpg
Boat parade ~ Fern Lake, NY - in the Adirondack Park • click to embiggen
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Boat parade ~ Fern Lake, NY - in the Adirondack Park • click to embiggen
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4th of July cake ~ Fern Lake, NY - in the Adirondack Park • click to embiggen
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Waiting ~ Lake Placid, NY - in the Adirondack Park • click to embiggen
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Waiting ~ Lake Placid, NY - in the Adirondack Park • click to embiggen
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Waiting ~ Lake Placid, NY - in the Adirondack Park • click to embiggen
No more waiting - fireworks ~ Lake Placid, NY - in the Adirondack Park • click to embiggenLate yesterday afternoon, the rain stopped, the sun came out, an American Bald Eagle landed close by in a tree, boats festooned with 4th of July paraphernalia paraded by, the wife baked a 4th of July flag cake, went to Lake Placid and passed time with a beer while waiting for fireworks, and then climbed in our canoe and paddled out to position ourselves at a spot on the water where the fireworks would explode over our heads. After which the fireworks exploded over our heads.

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