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…

Roses Survive

The white rose garden stood in water for quite a while with South Carolina's record flood.
Although not in their best ever blooming they still bloomed their little heart out.
Today's post will be in pictures only

Photos Taken 05-04-16

Photo Taken 05-07-16

Photos Taken 05-09-16

Younger White Rose Garden planted in Front 2014-2015

I hope you enjoyed your virtual tour of the White Rose Gardens.
I was just thrilled that they survived after sitting in flood water for such a long time.
The blooms came on very slowly this year but left quickly with high wind and rain.
Unusual short lived flush of bloom but what a blessing.
Climbing roses do quite a number on picket fences but they are so worth it.
Now, I need to get out there and trim back so they will keep blooming until frost.


  1. The rose bush that could! I am amazed at how some plants thrive after floods and hail.

    1. Hey Ginger and yes that's for sure. I'm happy!

  2. They were beautiful, and love the fence. Too much upkeep for me though.

    1. Hi Tonia, I thank you and am very grateful they have survived but they are the same roses in my blog header so they were stunted. The fence as you can see needs to be replaced now. I don't want to invest the time and effort into painting the old one because I'm beginning to thin the paint was the only thing holding it up! ☺


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