Friday, May 27, 2011

~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


(my dad ~ 1942)

From sea to shining sea.


I pray you & your family will remember
 those who are fighting for our freedom
and for those who have.

(this picture was taken through the leaded glass on our front door)

Joining the others for

23 comments:

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Chill bumps from my toes to my head...you did a beautiful job on this. Blessings and Happy Memorial Day.

Dorothy said...

You did a wonderful job putting this together! That last picture with the scripture is so timely and true!!! I just hope enough of God's people will obey that scripture!!!
Have a great weekend!

S. Etole said...

Yes! Great photos! Have a wonderful week-end.

Christine said...

Your purple mountains are beautiful!
Clever way of showing the American Flag, through the leaded glass.
But my favorite picture, is your dad, standing so dignified in his uniform.

Charlotte said...

Very nice reminder of our beautiful country, and those who fight to protect it.

mississippi artist said...

Beautiful post.I wish more people thought about what Memorial Day means,besides cookouts and swimming and drinking!

Zondra Art said...

Great and very interesting post Karen, I lake it!
Happy weekend:)

Charlotte said...

Beautiful post. Absolutely appropriate for this weekend.
Blessings,
Charlotte

Rebecca said...

A beautiful post. I particularly liked the photo of your dad.

Susan said...

Oh, this was so beautiful!! Thanks so much...

Blessings to you♥

elizabeth said...

Beautiful photos my friend!

Janis@Open My Ears Lord said...

Beautiful photos once again, Karen. You have done a lovely job in presenting them and the song.

Blessings,
Janis

Virginia said...

God Bless all of our Veterans, living and fallen and their families. May we be mindful to pray for those who serve and protect and those fighting now for our freedoms.

Kristen said...

This is absolutely lovely. What a beautiful tribute to the many who have served - and continue to serve - our country. My prayers are continually with them.

Mary B said...

Oh, Karen, what a moving post. Thank you!! Where did you take the picture of the mountains? I have been trying to comment on this post for three days but there was something wrong and I kept getting looped back to the comment page. I think this one is going to work. Thanks again for a thoughtful and moving post!

Cedar said...

Stunning post! Truly beautiful and inspiring! Perfect for today. Love the shot of the flag through your door with that verse. Lovely!

Geri Centonze said...

Wonderful tribute for Memorial Day and beautiful scripture!

Dianne said...

Beautiful!

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sarah said...

great photos....

The Tame Lion said...

Wonderful! Absolutely wonderful!
Salute!

Misty said...

Beautiful pictures! Thank you for sharing!!

Blessings,
Misty

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very beautiful capture of images. showing natural beauty.