Weekend Waterview: Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

Here’s a little weekend waterview. Our Memorial Day weekend weather forecast has been a mix of sunny, cloudy, and stormy.

I hung a basket on the dock this morning filled with Queen Anne’s Lace that I picked from the field next to my Potting Shed.

They cut the field for hay around Memorial Day every year, so I’m flying some flags and waving goodbye to Lacy Queen Anne until next year. ;)

Queen’s Anne’s Lace reminds me of fireworks that we’ve heard going off in celebration of Memorial Day since Friday night on the water. The real fireworks started about 2 am this morning with some serious thunder, lightening, and wind that resulted in downed trees and power lines, but fortunately no damage for us.

If you’re looking for some inspiration and patriotic noshing, you can find

12 Patriotic Recipes to Celebrate the Red, White and Blueberry

Enjoy a Celebrating the Red, White and Blue Picnic

Memorial Day from Stem to Stern

Pontoon Picnic and Watermelon, Blueberry and Feta Flag and BBQ Sundae

However you celebrate this Memorial Day, take some time to recognize, reflect, and remember how fortunate we are to live in freedom.

Thank you to our military men and women who paid the ultimate price to protect and serve us.

Happy Memorial Day. . .

From Our Boat to Yours!

Sharing with:  Metamorphosis Monday

  26 comments for “Weekend Waterview: Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

  1. Barbara Noland
    May 28, 2017 at 10:00 am


  2. May 28, 2017 at 10:03 am

    Oh I love those flags that you have by the waters edge! Source? I hope you get some boating in. Our weather is a little cool but today is supposed to be dry and in the 70’s. Thanks for the round up of recipes, we can always count on you! I am pinning!

    • May 28, 2017 at 11:56 am

      Hi Pinky, I ordered the swooper flags from Amazon, here. Happy Memorial Day!

  3. May 28, 2017 at 10:10 am

    Great Post this Sunday….Have a Great Memorial Weekend!

  4. Barbara Noland
    May 28, 2017 at 10:12 am

    where did you purchase the hanging basket on the dock? love it.

    • May 28, 2017 at 11:55 am

      I’ve had it about 20 years, it’s from my retail days.

  5. May 28, 2017 at 10:43 am

    Hooray for the red, white, and blue. Your lakeside vista is serene and welcoming. I miss our days of sailing on the lake, so each time you share your lake brings me much joy. Have a beautiful weekend. and hopefully a little sunny weather to outside. No big plans here. All the best to you and your guy and those two pretty girls.

  6. Ellen
    May 28, 2017 at 10:49 am

    Beautiful photos! Wishing you and yours a fantastic Memorial Day, hopefully on the boat. I always love seeing the Queen Anne’s Lace. It brings back so many childhood memories of days long gone. Thank-you for this wonderful post.

  7. May 28, 2017 at 10:52 am

    Great shots. Glad you had no damage. We’ve had threats of storms all weekend, but they keep passing us. However, so much rain last week the river was up, and boaters advised to stay out (unless they wanted to buy new motors and/or boats). Concerts on levee had to be moved up onto Blvd, but still a celebratory weekend. Enjoy!

  8. May 28, 2017 at 10:59 am

    Mary: I always look to you for Holiday Inspiration! I love Patriotic holidays and your ideas are the best!

  9. franki
    May 28, 2017 at 11:31 am

    R/W/B umbrellas anyone?? We even got hail…no damage. We’re just “waiting a Virginia moment…” :) franki

  10. May 28, 2017 at 12:46 pm

    What beautiful red, white and blue photos, recipes and ideas, Mary. Glad you had no damage from the storm. Enjoy your time on the boat with your hubby and Chloe and Gracie. Happy Memorial Day! 🇺🇸

  11. Linda Erickson
    May 28, 2017 at 1:03 pm

    Thanks, Mary, for your beautiful pictures and text for Memorial Day! We all need reminding of our freedom, for it is easy to take it for granted! Have a great weekend!

  12. Paula
    May 28, 2017 at 3:31 pm

    Tho some say Queen Anne is a weed?? What a pretty simple arrangement you made!! Remember in childhood how we would put them in food coloring water! :)
    Enjoy your weekend, so glad you had no storm damage!

  13. Michelle
    May 28, 2017 at 3:32 pm

    How patriotic!🇺🇸 Love Memorial weekend! Time to reflect on our soldiers and their sacrifices and the beginning of summer!😎🌴

  14. Virginia
    May 28, 2017 at 3:35 pm

    Love the flags by the water, I am going to order some for the 4th of July. Have a wonderful Memorial Day. We are spending the weekend aboard our boat in the Manteo Harbour. Beautiful here.

    • May 28, 2017 at 8:11 pm

      Sounds wonderful Virginia! Happy Memorial Day 🚤⚓️🇺🇸

  15. Cyndi Raines
    May 28, 2017 at 10:09 pm

    Love the flags by the water! Going to try the Patriotic Star Spangled Fruit tart cookie crust recipe tomorrow. My grocery store didn’t have the “ready made” Pillsbury dough cookie mix, I had to buy 2 pkgs. of Betty Crocker dough mix (7.5 oz. each and I mix ingredients to get the dough). It will be a few extra steps, I hope it turns out. Happy Memorial Day and Yes, we are blessed. Thanks to all who have served and are serving now.

  16. Cyndi Raines
    May 28, 2017 at 10:12 pm

    Dah, I should have looked in the “refrigerated section” as I now see on the package, it says “keep dough refrigerated”. I was in the baking isle. Well, now I know for next time. :)

    • May 29, 2017 at 7:51 pm

      Hi Cyndi, You must be a ‘from scratch’ girl, not looking in the refrigerator section! Hope your tart turned out OK despite your extra steps, Happy Memorial Day!

  17. May 28, 2017 at 10:43 pm

    Beautiful lake scenes, Mary! We were awakened at 3 am by storms passing through, fortunately no damage! Happy Memorial Day!

  18. May 29, 2017 at 4:52 am

    Lovin’ your new vertical flags on the dock Mary! It was gorgeous for grilling out with the kids yesterday, a little wet here this morning… Happy Memorial Day:@)

  19. May 29, 2017 at 8:49 am

    Love the Queen Anne’s lace and the great basket.

  20. Melodie Strickland
    May 29, 2017 at 9:20 pm

    Love your beautiful Memorial Day posting. Today is a day for remembering all who sacrificed their lives for us and for those who survived. I am very thankful for their service.

  21. June 1, 2017 at 7:52 am

    Hope you had a great one!….

  22. Rattlebridge Farm
    June 1, 2017 at 5:40 pm

    What a perfect description of Queen Anne’s Lace, Mary. Your neck of the woods looks festive and pretty, and your flag photos are magnificent. Love your peppy patriotic pups!

Leave a Reply

Discover more from Home is Where the Boat Is

Subscribe now to keep reading and get access to the full archive.

Continue Reading

%d bloggers like this: