4th of July

Well we finally did it - After weeks of talking about it and deciding on a breed we got a new puppy today.  He is a German Shorthaired Pointer.  We haven't named him yet but will decide this weekend.  Blizten seems to really like him.  She has certainly missed Donner so I think she was ready, too.  They played chase games around the yard for much of the evening.  

The whole family, especially Josh, is very happy about our new buddy.  I will let you know what we decide about a name.  But could use some suggestions, so shoot them my way if you have any good ideas.


Heritage Festival

Before we picked up the dog we headed over to the annual Heritage Festival in downtown Fredericksburg.  It's a day filled with bands, food, crafts, raft races and even a parade.  We didnt stay long but had a great time.  Here are a few images of the event.






And finally -  get the cameras out to take some cool shots of the fireworks tomorrow night.  For something different,  try some long exposures and someone light painting with sparklers.  These are a few I did last year.




all photos by Tom Rothenberg 


Have a Happy and Safe 4th of July