I've blipped this lovely house a few times. On today's cloudy chilly morning I was attracted by the bright flag, displayed in an offbeat way. Some of us were wearing red, white and blue, hankering back to a simpler, more celebratory time. By the time Mr S lit the grill, the sun came out and we were able to eat outside, which was a nice treat. Our family is here from LA, local family chimed it, and the neighbors joined us as well. The Extra is a patriotic rhubarb strawberry pie, with stars.