Taylor Swift shows off her 4th of July pictures on July 5. Credit: Courtesy Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift sure has a patriotic side! The singer, clad in a red and white bikini, posed for a series of photos from her 4th of July party at her $17 million house in Watch Hill, Rhode Island, sharing them on her personal blog July 5. "Independence Day is one of my favorite holidays of the year," the blonde beauty explains.

In the photos, the 22-year-old crooner is seen lounging on lush green grass with her girlfriends, doing face paint for her friends, playing pool and volleyball, and taking part in other activities. 

"Happy belated 4th of July," the Grammy winner writes on the photoblog. "My touring family joined me at the beach and I wanted to show you some of the pictures because you're the reason we all get to be on tour together."

She adds, "You've seen us all in our show costumes on the Red Tour … here's what we all look like in RED, white, and blue." 

In some pictures, the Nashville-based star shows off her toned bikini body, wearing high waisted bottoms and a red and white printed top. In others, the "We Are Never Getting Back Together" chart-topper rocks an American flag on one cheek and "USA" on the other, writing on the post that she'll "use any holiday as an excuse for face paint." 

In another picture, she poses with her father, Scott, wearing black high-waisted shorts and a red, white and blue striped T. 

After their holiday break, Swift and her dancers are back on the road -- the RED tour continues in Pittsburgh, Penn., on Saturday, July 6.