July 4th 2015

Sparkler Fun

Without little ones, I’m not sure I’d enjoy the fun of the 4th of July as much. Their excitement makes it all worthwhile.

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For the past 17 years, we’ve been lucky enough to watch the fireworks from our boat on the water. They have never disappointed.

As we celebrated this Independence Holiday, my thoughts turn to those who are fighting for my right to relax and enjoy this holiday. I always get sad for those who are on foreign lands and away from their families. God Bless all those who serve and have served since the beginning of America. I pray that my children, grandchildren, and generations to come have the same comfort level that I experience. It is a fun holiday, but it is also one that always gives me a heavy heart thinking of those who have given so much. They are true heroes.


That freedom allows the little ones to experience the Sparkler Fun. God Bless the USA.




A Smidge

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Just more black and white fun.

Sharing with Texture Tuesday using Kim’s kk_May, Quotography,  and also sharing withTuesday Muse. Also sharing with a new site (to me) that I found called Global Community.

Thanks for dropping by…and feel free to hang around awhile and muse the different photos and pages on my site.

Have a Safe and Happy 4th of July this week!! 🙂

Sharing my word quote brush ~ just click the words to download ~ 😉

Black n white color

Visted my sister who I think has a beautiful name to go along with her wonderful flower garden. Her name is Iris, and the original below is a ROC Photo from one of her flower gardens of some flowers peeking out of the greenery of the other flowers that are full of blooms and ready to open any day soon. Will be sharing more from her lovely garden soon.

This was actually taken with my phone camera. I didn’t think it turned out too shabby since I have just a run of the mill Samsung.

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Face in the Clouds

We always go to the lake and take the boat out to watch the fireworks over the water. Last July 4th when we headed out, it was still daylight and cloudy out when one of the grand-daughters called everyone’s attention to the sky above us. She said to look because there was a face in the clouds, and she said it was Jesus looking down. I grabbed the camera to snap some pictures before we got out from under the spot. The only photo touching up I’ve done to these was to lighten them using Picasa and then to put my photography watermark on them. I think it does look exactly like eyes, a nose and a mouth plus it seems there is more than one face peering down from the sky. Enjoy!!