I am most thankful for living by the sea this time of year.

When the heat is steadily rising to unbearable temperatures.

A quick dip in the sea is the exact antidote for my summer distaste.

Especially when little kiddos are running around with sandy bellies and sea shells in hand.

I’m not entirely sure who thought exploding sparkles are the best way to celebrate being a free country but it has seemed to work out well.

We all watch in wonder.