July 4th – the anniversary of the publication of the declaration of independence from Great Britain in 1776
This prop gave me a start when I was walking down the exit road at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens a few weeks ago. It was closing in on sunset and there weren’t many folks around.
Staff had left partially assembled decorations lined up under the lawn pavilion, which is separated from the road by some shrubs. I’d probably still be running if it had moved.
In memory of and with grateful thanks to all Veterans who have served: US Memorial Day, 2018.
May we never forget and always be grateful.
The 42nd Marine Corp Marathon was held the October 2017 weekend we visited Washington, DC.
The classic evergreen wreath is one of my favorite decorations and this Vespa had the simplest version, a circle of boughs dressed up with a single pine cone. The rider will be traveling in style.
Ted and I walked around Charleston’s historic district today to check out the Christmas decorations. Wreaths were a common theme on doors, gates and porches. No blow-up Santas in sight.
Many of these homes have back entrances on an ally or shared driveway with walls and gates for privacy, providing the perfect place to decorate.
Many of the wreaths we saw were traditional evergreen, and most appeared real, with natural decorations of berries and cones.
This display had very plain wreaths but used woven animal heads mounted to the windows to hang the wreaths and a wooden trough of green apples. It was pretty, especially against the old brick exterior.
Flag Day commemorates the adoption of the Stars and Stripes as the official flag of the United States on June 14, 1777. Various local and state celebrations of the anniversary date back to at least 1885 and National Flag Day was adopted in 1949.
Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum proudly displays the US Flag every day.
This banner serves as an additional patriotic reminder as you approach the aircraft carrier.
Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum, Mount Pleasant, SC.