Abstract American Flag Watercolor by Jodi McKinney 11×14
“May we think of freedom, not as the right to do as we please, but as the opportunity to do what is right.”
– Peter Marshall
Independence Day* (the Fourth of July) is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the Declaration of Independence of the United States on July 4, 1776. The Continental Congress declared that the thirteen American colonies were no longer subject (and subordinate) to the monarch of Britain and were now united, free, and independent states. The Congress had voted to declare independence two days earlier, on July 2, but it was not declared until July 4.
In honor of this special day, I painted a very abstract version of the American Flag in watercolor for #WorldWatercolorMonth.
Have a fun, free, righteous, independent day!
Cheers & Hugs,
Amber Waves of Grain – America the Beautiful
O beautiful for spacious skies,
For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties
Above the fruited plain!
America! America! God shed His grace on thee,
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea!
America the Beautiful.
Independence Day, also referred to as the Fourth of July or July Fourth, is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence 241 years ago on July 4, 1776. The Continental Congress declared that the thirteen American colonies regarded themselves as a new nation, the United States of America, and were no longer part of the British Empire.
Happy Birthday America! Happy Independence Day to my fellow Americans!
Cheers & Hugs,
On our way home from dinner out one evening a week or so ago, I convinced Hubby to pull over when we drove by fields of grain growing as far as the eyes could see as the sun was setting. Amber waves of grain glowing in the sunset caused me to pause and rejoice in the beauty of the country we live in.
And lest you be fooled by the gloriousness of the moment… To get the right angle, I tried squatting in the field when my leg decided to cramp up, so I ended up on the ground with muddy knees and bum, and Hubby asking if I fell as he saw me rolling on the ground. Thank goodness nobody else saw! Just keeping it real here….. at life in between.