Skip to main content

Photo Blogging Challenge: Patriotic


"Patriotic" is the perfect theme for July's Photo Blogging Challenge!  And what better to show patriotism than flags?


Photo:  Folk-art statue of flag-waving angel, dressed in red, white, and blue dress, and carrying a basket with a cat angel




Photo:  US flag waving in the breeze, with mountains in background.
Photo:  US flag flying at half-mast in front of LDS (Mormon) Los Angeles Temple

Photo:  Blurry evergreen trees, with stripes of flag visible behind the branches.


Photo:  Flag flying on front of house.  Flag and house fading to black and white.

 photo visiting2_zps6d4521f3.jpg

 photo ThankfulThought4_zps7d9599c2.jpg
Thanks for the United States.

 photo signature3_zps16be6bca.jpg


Pin It

Comments

  1. You certainly met the challenge! Great photos.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Nice job!

    My heart does a flutter when I see a flag unfurl in the wind.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Nice! We'll see if I get a post up. I especially like the flag in front of the mountains.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks. I was pleased with how that one turned out. (I certainly broke some photography rules with that one; I took it while a passenger in the car, and shot it through the dirty window while traveling 80 mph [that's the Utah speed limit through much of the state])

      Delete
  4. I do like your flag shots, they're never as easy to photograph as they look. (if you know what I mean). The flag with the mountain background looks amazing and proud. And I love what you have done with the fading color effect on your last shot too.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Flags are a great subject for this month's theme and you did a good job photographing the U.S. flag in a wide range of settings and circumstances. In my limited experience it takes a lot of patience or a lot of good luck to get a great flag photo. You must have had both to come up with five such good ones!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Good choice for the month's theme. I always like seeing flags flapping in the wind.

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Conversations are so much nicer when more than one person does the talking. :-) Please leave a comment and let me know your thoughts; I'd love to hear from you!

Popular posts from this blog

Never Give Up Hope

Twenty-three years ago, a beautiful little girl was born. From the get-go, she was sweet, sensitive, and rather shy. She has grown into a young woman of whom I am so proud. She has worked hard to overcome challenges, and recently told me she is trying to face her fears, and asked me if I would write her story and share it here on the blog, in hopes she can inspire others through their own struggles. Although I offered to publish an auto-biographical piece for her, she wanted me to write her story from my perspective. At her request, and with her approval of this post, I share the following:
The phone rang, and the social worker on the other end informed me that a baby girl had been born 10 weeks early and drug-exposed. She wasn't ready to be released from the medical facility where she was currently staying, but would we be interested in being her foster-to-adopt parents? Of course! When John and I filled out our paperwork, we indicated that we were comfortable with a premature bab…

Six Sentence Story: Burst

The moment the church organist started playing the introduction to the hymn, the precocious toddler girl stood up on the pew. Music just moved her, and she was doubly excited when she realized she recognized the tune. Though everyone around her was opening a hymnal and finding the right page, that was unnecessary for her. 
First of all, she couldn't read, but second, even if she could read, she didn't need the words; they were etched into her memory. Finally, the organist finished the introduction and the chorister signaled the congregation to begin, but while the rest of the church-goers sang, "Lord, dismiss us with thy blessing," the sweet little girl belted out, "Go tell Aunt Rhody." By the time she got to the line about the old grey goose being dead, all decorum was lost as those around her burst out laughing. 




This has been another Six Sentence Story. The blog hop is hosted by Denise of Girlie on the Edge each week. The rules are simple: write a six sent…

Six Sentence Story: Release

Her small brow furrowed in concentration as she carefully placed the wriggling worm on the little hook. 

"Ready, Daddy!" she called, and Daddy came over and helped her cast the line into the lake. To the amazement of both of them, soon the bobber took a dip into the water. Daddy talked her through reeling the keeper-sized fish onto the shore.

"I'll name him Lucky, because he is lucky I caught him!" she proudly announced.

Lucky's luck ran out, though, when he realized this wasn't going to be a catch-and-release situation. 

**************************
I'm joining again with the Six Sentence Story link-up. Go read the other entries, and feel free to add your own. This week's prompt: release.