Happy Birthday America.


Stars and Stripes

This weekend we here in the U.S.of A celebrate our B day. And even though many parades and fireworks were last night, today is the day. Burgers on the grill, ice cream and warm sunsets. This is my favorite holiday of the year. No gifts, no forced family auckward dinners. Just a weekend of red white and blue.

Bob Kays Photo, Lake Hopatcong

So here is to you America. Here is to your, our way of life, our humanity, and generosity. Ya, we are not perfect, but we try. We invent, we create, we dream,  and united we stand. We forget sometimes with all the crazy news, and in fighting. Too little is focused on the good of us, and the good in the world. So, today I fly our flag with extreme pride, with joy in my heart, and gratitude for all that make this way of life possible.

Red white and Fuel

A wonderful Fairibault blanket

A classic Bob Kays shot

Fireworks over the bay here in Reedville last night

15 replies
  1. Roberta
    Roberta says:

    Happy 4th of July to everyone and God bless America and Armed Forces and Veterans and First Responders.

  2. Rabbit
    Rabbit says:

    Happy Independence Day! Yesterday was boating insanity for Rabbit on Balsam Lake, Wisconsin. I understand why you stay off the water this weekend, Matt. But the woodies had a pontoon parade to lead and I take that responsibility seriously!

    This (Herter’s?) fiberglassic saved my straw hat, perfectly preserving my record of having never lost a hat at sea without a save.

    And that Faribault blanket in your images ended up covering two laps during last night’s fireworks.

  3. Frank@Falmouth
    Frank@Falmouth says:

    Happy Independence Day……… Perfect weekend here for me.. Playing with Boats in the Boat Barn today away from the crazy boaters!.. Tho a trip to the boat launch ramp can be entertaining… enjoy the weekend and God Bless America!

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