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Thursday, July 5, 2012

SkyWatch Friday: Independence Day

July Fourth is Independence Day in the United States.
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In my neck of the woods, nature provided fireworks in the form of thunder, lightening and torrential rains for the fourth of July.
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I decided to go back several months to spring shots for the colors of the American Flag.
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My house is naturally decked out with red, white and blue during the spring.
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Flowers provide the red and white with the sky providing the blue.
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These flowers have long faded but nice to remember spring. Click for the home of SkyWatch Friday.

27 comments:

ZielonaMila said...

Fantasy images, flowers are beautiful and so fresh. I am greeting

Ramakrishnan said...

Marvelous pics Carver. Happy Independence day !

Naquillity said...

oh how i wish we could receive some of that rain. it would definitely cool things down a bit. we're currently without air conditioning. i hope the man who fixes it can come by today... fingers crossed...

your flowers are beautiful. such vivid color. i'll bet you look forward to spring every year. have a great day~

♥ Łucja-Maria ♥ said...

Your flowers are fantastic.
They are big and so beautiful.
Well the rain from you, with me as well!
Lucy-maria

Gillian Olson said...

Wow, looks like quite a storm you had; well you won't have to water the garden for a while! Love the red, white and blues too, happy 4th of July! :)

Anonymous said...

Wow - that is a lot of rain!

Love those red leaves. I wish you some sunshine ...

Anonymous said...

torrential is right when you described that rain. so with that weather no cookout for the 4th then?

Ruby Manchanda said...

Happy 4th of July. I liked the rain washed sky as much as the pretty hues of the flag as reflected in nature.

Rajesh said...

Wonderful images of sporing time.

Judy said...

Oh man could we use some of that rain. Your flowers are beautiful!

Unknown said...

Beautiful colours!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Pearl Maple said...

nice flowers to brighten your garden

annalarssonphotography said...

Happy independence day my friend!

Steffi said...

Great photos!You have so beautiful flowers in your garden!

Sylvia K said...

You surely have had some dreadful weather, Carver! So glad you had such beautiful, colorful flowers to help you remember better weather! Terrific captures of the good and the bad weather/skies! Happy SWF!!

Sylvia

Carletta said...

You probably needed the rain but so sorry it came on the holiday.
Your red, white, and blue spring shots are lovely for remembering!

Randi said...

Wow...your weather has been awful. We have experienced the same here. I´m still waiting for blooming roses in the garden. Your garden is very beautiful...full of colours.

Annemor said...

Such rain! Hope the weather has improved.
Nive photos.
Mormor Norway.

http://www.starbear.no/mormor/2012/07/05/himmelsk-absolutt-himmelsk/

Kim, USA said...

You have the natural red, blue and white color. We had storm before July 4th. Great shots!

Kim,USA

Joyful said...

You have a beautiful home and yard. The rain looks torrential.

vincibene said...

Beautiful pictures, your spring shots are so wonderful.

Judy said...

I love the rain shots!! Something we are longing for, here!!

Chubskulit Rose said...

Gorgeous! Have a happy weekend and happy sky watching!

My Skyshot

Hildred said...

Pretty dismal rain pictgures, but hope your Independence Day was a happy one.

Cezar and Léia said...

Different moments, and they are all beautiful pictures.I'm impressed by the rain shots.
Léia

Arija said...

Love both the storm and wonderful spring shots. Well done!

Laloofah said...

We sure do envy you that rain out here in the parched West! It's a shame if it foiled any planned holiday outing you may have had, but I'm selfishly glad it inspired you to dig out those gorgeous springtime photos to share! I salute your beautiful and natural red, white and blue selections! :-)

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