Fourth of July 2009

Fourth of July long weekend was spent largely in domestic relaxation, but we went out on Friday to hike around Theodore Roosevelt Island a bit. While there we got to see three blue herons chased around the marsh by someone’s golden retriever:

Then on Saturday we ventured out to the National Mall to see fireworks. Unfortunately we only made it up to the Red Cross building before the fireworks began (the same thing happened in 2007) but the Red Cross lawn proved a decent vantage point anyway, and I got this time lapse video with my SD 1000 on a Gorillapod:

(Additional Sousa courtesy the US Marine Corp Band and the Internet Archive.)