Today is the 4th of July and for Americans, that’s a very special holiday. It’s our Independence Day. It’s a federal holiday commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, when we declared independence from Great Britain. It’s a day of great celebration and families spend it with picnics and barbeques, time at the beach, baseball games and the like. The evening always ends with festivities of explosive fireworks lighting the sky. Well, kind of. Some towns, for whatever reason, choose to have their fireworks on the day before or day after the 4th. The town I live in falls into that category and our fireworks are on the 5th (they were rained out yesterday). Of course, being in New England, it’s rich with history and the festivities here are unlike anywhere else, especially in Boston. Today I was walking through the downtown area as well as an old area of historic homes and captured several pictures. I shot several… thought I’d share several. Take a looksy! 🙂 Happy 4th of July!