Our Flag and What it Means

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Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain (now officially known as the United Kingdom). Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, family reunions, and political speeches and ceremonies, in addition to various other public and private events celebrating the history, government, and traditions of the United States. Independence Day is the National Day of the United States.   credit
During theAmerican Revolution, the legal separation of the Thirteen Colonies from Great Britain occurred on July 2, 1776, when the Second Continental Congressvoted to approve a resolution of independence that had been proposed in June by Richard Henry Lee of Vir…

The Old Homeplace

Not long ago I posted a few pics of the old shack and hand pump.  Today I share a few more that were taken that day.  I love the fact that there is beauty to be found in everything.  Look at the old buildings and items saved from others now gone.  Notice the colors and the textures. Time has a way of changing things, doesn't it?  Buildings fall, items rust and no longer work, but the memories linger on.  
Join me today won't you for a look at simple beauty......

Look at this picture I love it!  It couldn't have been staged to look any better.
Simple, old, time worn beauty.

Randy's old banana seat bike (his favorite).
Our old bikes that I have plans for.

Time worn birdhouse

Another view

Love this

The Old Lean ~To

 This has been the best birdhouse.  
A wonderful strawberry customer gave this to me many, many years ago.

Come sit a spell.....

Yep, My bucket's got a hole in it!  I love this picture!

A place for the chain

I think these will be in my note card collection called of course "The Old Homeplace"
What have you been up too?  I've been in the vegetable and flower gardens here at Hibiscus House.  We have new little peepers in the brooder and they are adorable.  I'll share them with you soon the grandsons love them so much!  
Have a great week and don't forget to enjoy the beauty that surrounds you....


  1. Dolly- those are all such GREAT pictures! I find such beauty in old and disused and unloved things. You have some really perfect examples here of rustic art. Love them all! xo Diana

    1. Thank you Diana! It's always so good to hear from you!


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