Wednesday, July 8, 2009

365: Week 27

31 Posts in 31 Days: #8

You may sense a theme -- at least in the first few shots...

Day 183

July 2: All men are created equal.

I have a full size, framed replica of the Declaration of Independence, and no wall space left to hang it -- darn photography hobby! This is my favorite line from the document -- it is the foundational idea that became the promise of the United States of America.

Day 184

July 3: I have a collection of various American flags, and I break them out each Independence Day. I decided to try a reflecting shot of old Betsy Ross against the glass on the frame of the Declaration of Independence. This shot was much harder to get than I thought it would be.

Day 185

July 4: In descending order:

Old Glory: 50 Stars, 13 Stripes

The Grand Union: The first flag of the United States of America. The Union Jack in the corner wouldn't last much longer.

Betsy Ross: The thirteen stars in a circle were to represent a new constellation.

Day 186

July 5: I have a soft spot for Candy Land. Our family has spent countless hours on the sweet and sticky trail to the Candy Castle. It's the game that can be played by the entire family, almost without exception.

Day 187

July 6: Yes, I laid down in the grass and took a picture of the clover.

Be sure to check back next week when, for your viewing enjoyment, I present: Paint Drying!

Day 188

July 7: Here's out newest favorite back yard past time. Did you know that dragonflies are EXTREMELY attracted to a shuttlecock flying through the air? Me either, until last night.

They came from four counties away, and buzzed the tower repeatedly.

Day 189

July 8: Here's to spontaneity and Bon Jovi.

Driving home from dinner, I snapped a quick shot over my shoulder -- Emma was rocking to Bon Jovi's "It's my life."

She loves that song.

Can you tell?


sunshinesls said...

Hey, great shots...........I love the "It's my Life" shot......priceless GREAT song!!

Mom24 said...

You are the absolutely the best photographer I've seen. Your eye is amazing. Great job once again. I love all of them.

Kat said...

Is it bad that I am laughing at the word "shuttlecock"? ;)
Great shots! I actually love the pic of the shuttlecock and the sun coming through. Very cool. :)

Kelly Deneen Raymond said...

I love the Candy Land shot and the last one had me smiling. :) Thanks for sharing your talents with us!

Izzy, Emmy 'N Alexander said...

Great shots for this week. The flags are quite fabulous and I love the clover shot. You are so creative!

coily: springy things with y's on the end.

Corey~living and loving said...

love these....especially the clover. :)

oh and I have so many fond memories of playing badmitten on summer evenings with my family. good times.