"4th of July", American History, History, Holidays, Hot Air Balloons, National Guard, Photography, Picture of the Day, Quote of the Day

40 Percent of the Boots on the Ground, by Beverly Hicks Burch

“Our National Guard, as I think everyone knows, has provided about 40 percent of the boots on the ground…” ~ Kit Bond ~ Since today is the 237th birthday of the USA, I couldn’t think of any more fitting picture for today than the picture above. I happened to shoot this picture over Memorial Day… Continue reading 40 Percent of the Boots on the Ground, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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"4th of July", Alabama, Folk Art, Photography, Picture of the Day, Solo Cups

Red, White and Blue Solo Cups, by Beverly Hicks Burch

This may be a repost of this picture, but I love this “folk art”. A few years ago Tall & Handsome and I were at a gas station over on highway 411. He went in to pay and I happened to look up and across the street. My first thought was, “Oh, no, you didn’t!”… Continue reading Red, White and Blue Solo Cups, by Beverly Hicks Burch

"4th of July", Alabama, Flowers, geraniums, Holidays, Horticulture, Photography, Picture of the Day, Plants

Firecracker Red, by Beverly Hicks Burch

I could think of nothing better to start the holiday off than my Mom's firecracker red geraniums. They are exceptional this year and just the right color for the 4th of July. © 2012 Beverly Hicks Burch All Rights Reserved Save

"4th of July", Alabama, Folk Art, Odenville, AL, Photography, Picture of the Day, Plastic Drinking Cups, US 411

Oh Say Can You See…the Cups Runneth Over, by Beverly Hicks Burch

There’s a hidden Grandma Moses every where. We were filling the tank up the other day and I glance across the street and saw this patriotic piece of work on the fence…put there I’m sure in honor of the 4th of July. In case you haven’t noticed or can’t tell…this happy little flag is made… Continue reading Oh Say Can You See…the Cups Runneth Over, by Beverly Hicks Burch

"4th of July", Alabama, Crepe Myrtles, Horticulture, Photography, Picture of the Day, Plants

4th of July Color, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Mom’s Crepe Myrtle decided it was going to burst into bloom and help us celebrate the 4th of July, too. Later this summer the whole tree will be covered like this. I just love the ruffles blossoms of the Crepe Myrtle…so fragile, yet so hardy… © 2011 Beverly Hicks Burch All Rights Reserved Save

"4th of July", "Alexis de Tocqueville", "American History", Child Welfare, History, USA

From the Outside Looking In, by Beverly Hicks Burch

From the Outside Looking In by Beverly Hicks Burch There is a little observation point called “from the outside looking in”…a second hand look or an objective opinion if you will. Being on the receiving end of this opinion can be uncomfortable at times, or it can be uplifting and helpful. In the 1830’s, the… Continue reading From the Outside Looking In, by Beverly Hicks Burch