I've heard many say that this Summer is flying by...and I agree. Last day of June tomorrow and we welcome July on Saturday and start, for some, a long weekend of celebrating our freedom in many forms. Cookouts, parades, fireworks, family gatherings. For our small town it's the weekend of our annual balloonfest. Ashland used to be the balloon capital of the world...yes really. Those days are over but it still makes for a fun festival. Hot air balloons need perfect weather for launching and I'm afraid we're not starting out too good. I sit here at the computer and listen to the thunder and rain falling. The concert in the park probably was moved to the high school. I would have loved to have gone to hear the John Denver tribute person again. I saw him a few years ago and he was great. I've been a bit under the weather these past few weeks and just didn't feel like going tonight. I hope things do clear up for some balloon races. I love seeing them fly over! It will be a wait and see. I'm sure many of the organizers of this festival are praying hard tonight! The other morning I took time out to wander in the yard and take a few pics.