Thursday, July 4, 2013

Independence Day 2013

America celebrates her 237th Birthday today.

Happy Independence Day!

John asks:

How many people asked you yesterday, "What are you doing for the 4th?"  Well, it seemed unlikely to reply that I would look through my archives and see if I could find a few photos to share on my blog.  Ha ha.  But that is the way it is.  So, here we go and hope you enjoy ...

This mountain sunrise, the dawn of a new day, embraces the hope
we have for another great year for America. 
The Blue Angels would be an appropriate celebration today.
We have them here in Seattle (most years) but
usually in August as a part of Seafair.
There will be parades all over the country today.
If I was in a small town, like the one above, I might go
to the parade.  Well, sometimes, it seems like
"seen one, seen 'em all" ... so maybe not. Ha ha.
Balloons seem appropriate.
Fireworks are a must.  Later this evening we WILL have
them in Seattle.  We nearly DIDN'T but the locals
rallied and will "get 'er done".  The issue
was "economic", of course.

These fireworks photo are from last year taken
from John's observation platform.

This fireworks show is over Lake Union.

Nature, of course, can put fireworks to shame.
Thank you for stopping by John's Island.


  1. Beautiful and appropriate pictures. Have a great day.

  2. i wholeheartedly agree with nature taking the prize. :) lovely set of pics for independence day!

  3. Great pictures! We are already having lots of firecrackers, every few minutes, and it's still light out. I'll not sleep well tonight, I suspect. :-)


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