Friday, July 04, 2008

America, America!!

Independence Day 
The 4th of July


Oh, say can you see, by the dawn's early light, 
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming!
Whose broad stripes and bright stars, through the perilous fight, 
O'er the ramparts we watched, were so gallently streaming!
And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air, 
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there! 
O SAY DOES THAT STAR-SPANGLED BANNER YET WAVE
O'ER THE LAND OF THE FREE, 
AND THE HOME OF THE BRAVE!

~~~

xoabb

(above photo courtesy of  one of my son's best friend's - he's good!)

30 comments:

  1. You are very smart - killing two birds in one stone. Great Skywatch capture! And happy Independence Day!

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  2. Have a lovely day in America! Hope your skies are as blue! Love your perspective up to the flag :)

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  3. happy 4th of July, Ann! I love the contrast of colors. beautiful one for a sky watch entry.

    great week-end ahead!

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  4. Perfect entry for skywatch... all I can say is that "you'll be the sun in somebody else's sky"...LoL! Mine's up too hope you can drop by...

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  5. Nice flag photo against the sky.

    I think this is the best Sky Watch Friday yet. The things I have seen are very encouraging and the photography is spot on.

    I really admire your photography choices and your critical eye for composition, lighting and texture.

    Abraham Lincoln
    —Brookville Daily Photo

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  6. It is well known that we Portuguese once sailed the seven seas searching for new lands, wealth and adventures.
    We were brave in those days and gave the world new worlds!

    Luckily I don’t have to sail the big oceans on a small ship to sea the wonders of our world …
    No Sir, I just need to check with Mr. Tom, the finest host there is, for a trip around the world with SKY WATCH TOURS and with a click here, a click there I am quickly in the USA, England, Brazil, Italy, China, Australia, Finland … well, everywhere.

    And on each stop I come to see a little marvel of our world under a great sky!
    Hope you can come and see my piece of the sky at lenses & visions

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  7. Beautiful post for SWF. Happy 4th, and I love your header!
    Thanks for stopping by.

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  8. My hand's on my heart saluting! Great angle on the photo! Beautiful! Have a happy 4th!

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  9. I agree with gallicissa! And a great angle at that too! Lovely sky shot!

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  10. Hmmm, indeed. Great photo, love the different perspective.

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  11. Great double feature! Ouups - did I just wrote that without copying and pasting my precious comment?

    You and your family have a wonderful 4th of July!

    Cheers, Klaus

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  12. Lovely Shot!
    That's a great view of the flag!
    Thanks for borrowing it so you could share!

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  13. EXcellent post and picture.. thank your sons friend from Old womtig

    Thank you for joining in with Sky Watch this week.. your pictures, comments and time a very much appreciated by many.
    Tom

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  14. what a GREAT shot! The blue of that sky is wonderful. Happy 4th to you!

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  15. Perfect SWF entry! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  16. I love the angle .. it makes it all the more special .. and I am SO happy you are back online ..

    :-Daryl

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  17. Great catch for SWF! God and Nature first made us what we are, and then out of our own created genius we make ourselves what we want to be. Follow always that great law. Let the sky and God be our limit and Eternity our measurement.... Happy weekend! Mine's up too hope you can drop by.... here

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  18. Lots of flags today--appropriately so and lovely to look at. Happy 4th!

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  19. great pic! thanks to sons friend!
    HAPPY 4th

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  20. Wonderful shot of the flag from an interesting angle. I love the cross beam in the photo. It makes it much more interesting. Happy 4th!

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  21. A lovely perspective. Have a happy 4th.

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  22. It's a beautiful photo! I really hope you are having a wonderful day!!
    Mountain Retreat Photos

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  23. Nicely shot! I love the angle!

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  24. Great sky watch post, still trying to see all the sky watch photos on Tom's blog.

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  25. Now this is what I call perfect.

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