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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Happy July 4th


The Blue Garden, this evening.

Happy Independence Day to my fellow Americans!
And Happy 240th birthday to our country!
I was on Facebook this morning and read a post by
someone that said she wasn't really patriotic.  Reading that
has bothered me all day!  Anyone who has learned about
the blood, life, and sacrifice it has taken millions of people to 
 make our country what it is should be humble, grateful
 and proud.  No, we aren't perfect, but we are a most giving,
heroic and helpful nation to the entire world.  We're all from
immigrants and our ancestors worked hard to make our country
better for the next generation.  And that's why the majority of us
proudly and thankfully celebrate our freedom and our patriotism!

Even Garden Girl celebrated today with her blue flowers!
At one point this evening there were red cardinals there
and lightning bugs too, which was the perfect
finish to the day!

God bless America, my home sweet home....


47 comments:

  1. Happy Fourth! Garden Girl looks beautiful in her surroundings.
    Did one of the rooftop security cats take the photo? :-) Perfect view. Hope you had a great day. xo

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    1. And Happy Canada Day to you! :) I think Garden Girl approves!
      I took that photo from the kitchen nook where my desk is! Probably my favorite
      view from any window in our house! Can't believe there wasn't a cat in it. haha.

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    2. From your kitchen nook? Must be more elevated than I thought. Great view.
      Hope all went well at the dentist. Saw the Instagram shot and things seemed okay. :-)

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    3. Yep...first floor! If I was upstairs, I'd just be looking at the top of her head. haha.
      Yes, dentist went well...whew! So glad!

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  2. Amen to every thing you said.
    America is my home sweet home,
    I wouldn't be any place else..warts and all.

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  3. Very beautifully said.

    Laurie

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    1. Thanks, Laurie. I'm glad you agree! :)

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  4. Well said and it is marvellous that most Americans feel that way. Oh if only most Brits did as well about our country. We are not allowed even to fly a Union Jack permanently.

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    1. It's right what Eddie says, we can only fly the flag on certain special days. Then they have to come down otherwise you face a fine in this locale. The reason? Other races here are offended by any show of patriotism.

      I'm glad you 'Colonials' can show your patriotism. Don't let your Govt ever take that away from you.

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    2. I am amazed that you aren't allowed to fly your beautiful flag all the time!
      What a shame! I'm quite tired of all the PC stuff. Why would anyone be offended
      that a country would fly it's own flag? Absurd.

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    3. Exactly ~ it makes no sense whatsoever . . . perhaps Nigel Farage, now he has stepped down as UKIP leader, might address this problem and start a "We must be allowed to fly our flag" campaign.

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    4. Well now, that would be nice! I might fly one here for you in mutual celebration! :)

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  5. She looks to be celebrating away
    There at your bay
    With the garden foray
    On quite the display

    Maybe they meant they appreciated what has been done
    But didn't care for the crazy backyard firework, parades, etc. fun?
    Or could just be a nut
    In a Facebook ranting rut

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    1. I happen to know
      To the fireworks she will go!

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  6. Well said........God Bless America.

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    1. Yes, that should always be our prayer!

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  7. Beautiful view of the Blue Garden!

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  8. Spot on! That was beautiful, Betsy! Love your blue garden and your hydrangea is looking beautiful, too! Boy, what a picture that would have been to capture the red Cardinal and lightening bug in your blue garden. Have a great week!

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    1. I know...wouldn't that have been cool? I've tried to photograph lightning bugs but just can't do it!
      If you know how, please let me know!

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    2. Sorry, I haven't even tried. I can't even get a decent moon picture. I really need to read up on and practice more of shooting in manual mode, probably.

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    3. I've tried all kinds of settings....nothing turns out! And I get eaten by mosquitoes while trying. haha.

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  9. I can feel your pride. :)

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  10. I wish I had your statue. I picked one up in Richmond, Indiana once upon a time at an antique store and brought it home and it was here for years and my girls (4 of them) told me they thought of him as their boyfriend. Well, he fell over and broke his arm off and he was about 4 - 5 feet tall. I could never suit myself and make him look right so I broke him up in pieces small enough that I could get them in trash bags and he was hauled away. I only have a Japanese Buddha now and he sits on the ground.

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    1. Oh dear! I think I would have kept him, broken arm and all...especially when you see the famous statues in Europe...some have broken limbs and are still wonderful! Garden Girl has fallen over twice and I'm amazed she didn't break. We finally have her sitting on a slab of stone instead of the ground, so I'm hoping we've solved that problem!

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  11. Beautiful photo and beautiful sentiments.

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  12. What a pretty garden...you have a talent for creating beauty Betsy. And not patriotic...oh my he/she needs a history lesson.

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    1. That's exactly what I thought....did she forget all the US history classes she sat through? hmmmm....

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  13. Hope you had a nice day Betsy :)

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    1. We had a really nice weekend...cool and rainy, but still nice!

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  14. Garden looks great!
    Enjoy your week...
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. It's coming right along! Can't wait for everything to fill in. Some things I planted by
      seed didn't come up at all! Don't know if the squirrels got them or they were just duds!

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    2. I find planting seeds very risky...unless indoors...seed tapes are very good...have you seen them??

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    3. No, I haven't heard of those! These are the only seeds I did..I couldn't find a spaghetti squash plant anywhere! lol. We might have to do without this year.

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  15. Your garden looks divine.
    Such beautiful 'blues'.
    Hugs,
    ~Jo

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    1. Thanks, Jo. I'm trying! Hope I'm learning from my mistakes and moving forward! haha.

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  16. I'm afraid that is where our country is headed. I won't say more because it upsets me so bad. Love your garden...gorgeous blue flowers.

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    1. Yes, I get your drift...it's very upsetting! The appreciation and importance of our history
      isn't being grasped by some. Thanks about the garden....it's taking me a while to get it going!

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  17. I agree....I liked this from a favorite apologist I listen to.
    Praying for America this July 4th. As one who has come from abroad and made America my home, my wife will tell you that many times when I return from a long journey I come back home, put my suitcase down, and get on my knees and kiss the kitchen floor and thank God that I'm home again.
    America has been blessed of God, empowered for great and significant tasks, and only the Judeo-Christian worldview could have framed such a nation's ideas and values: "All men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights." No other religion or secular assumption can affirm such a statement.
    I thank God that He is sovereign and that He has given us the opportunity to live in this land. Even as we face daunting challenges in our time, I pray we will abide in God's truth and respond to His wisdom so that our hope may be renewed and our blessings treasured. ‪

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    1. Oh, I love this! Yes, so true. By brother in law travels all over the world for business and he always says that there are many nice places in the world but the USA is by far the very best country. We have freedoms that are only dreamed of by so many. We should never be ungrateful.

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  18. sorry I'm late wishing you best wishes on the fourth, your garden is lovely, I always love blue in the garden,, it was a difficult color for me to have much of but I had Delphiniums and Larkspur that did really well, I sure miss my garden, but i can admire yours! The lovely garden lady looks not quite so chilly in summer,,

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