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Liberty

The Land of Liberty
~ Author Unknown

I love my country’s pine-clad hills,

Her thousand bright and gushing rills,
Her sunshine and her storms;
Her rough and rugged rocks, that rear
Their hoary heads high in the air
In wild, fantastic forms.

I love her rivers, deep and wide,
Those mighty streams that seaward glide
To seek the ocean’s breast;
Her smiling fields, her pleasant vales,
Her shady dells, her flow’ry dales,
The haunts of peaceful rest.

I love her forests, dark and lone,
For there the wild bird’s merry tone
I hear from morn till night;
And there are lovelier flowers, I ween,
Than e’er in Eastern lands were seen,
In varied colors bright.

Her forests and her valleys fair,
Her flowers that scent the morning air–
All have their charms for me;
But more I love my country’s name,
Those words that echo deathless fame,
“The Land of Liberty.”

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit

The theme for this Week’s Photo Challenge is:  Free Spirit.

Please visit the daily post to find out more about the Weekly Photo Challenge.  Click on the links below to see some amazing photo’s from other bloggers!  I hope you enjoy and thank you for stopping by!

  1. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit(s) « « The Great Escape » Life from behind a lens
  2. WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE : FREE SPIRIT « beyond toxicity
  3. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit – Joy and Woe
  4. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit | Lonely Travelog
  5. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit « Flickr Comments
  6. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit « Express with Photos
  7. Weekly Photo Challenge – Free Spirit | Just Snaps
  8. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit | My Sardinian Life | La Mia Vita Sarda
  9. Free Spirit « Broken Light: A Photography Collective
  10. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit « miljoanne
  11. Travel Challenge; Free Spirit « So where’s the snow?
  12. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit « Mondrak’s Blog
  13. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit | Ohm Sweet Ohm
  14. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirits in Amsterdam « What’s (in) the picture?
  15. Free Spirit « the thirdeyeworld
  16. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit « e-Shibin
  17. El espíritu libre de las mariposas « La Mandraka
  18. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit | Wind Against Current
  19. Weekly Photo Challenge – Free Spirit | Chittle Chattle
  20. The free spirit of me | thirdeyemom
  21. Lazy waters « Detours by Deepali
  22. Weekly Photo Challenge – Free Spirit « My 2012 Photo Challenge
  23. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit | acieartikulasi
  24. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit « Efrata Denny Saputra Yunus
  25. Weekly Photo Challenge – Free Spirit « mtlawleyshire
  26. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit « Cee’s Life Photography Blog
  27. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit « Flying South for the Winter
  28. Weekly photo challenge free spirit « Skaperen
  29. Weekly Photo Challenge – Free Spirit | Just Sara
  30. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit « Disorderly Chickadee
  31. Weekly Photo Challenge – Free Spirit | Min lite av varje
  32. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit | Wanderings of an Elusive Mind
  33. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit | Even A Girl Like Me
  34. Muffins and BBs | Lovin the Trip
  35. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit « A Happy and Beautiful World
  36. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit | Figments of a DuTchess
  37. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit | Lola Jane’s World
  38. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit | melvinfancypants
  39. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit | Serendipity
  40. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit « It’s Just Me
  41. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit « The White Pumpkin Light
  42. WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit « A year in the Life
  43. Weekly Photo Challenge : Free Spirit « Les Petits Pas de Juls
  44. WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: FREE SPIRIT « mywordwall
  45. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit | Chronicles of Illusions
  46. Struggling with Project 365 « Designs by Monzie
  47. WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit | Local Nomad
  48. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit | Piglet in Portugal
  49. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit « Last Train to QVille
  50. Weekly photo challenge: Free Spirit « Connie’s World
  51. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit | Nizy’s Life Compendium
  52. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit | a hectic life
  53. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit | Mike Hardisty Photography
  54. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit « Healthcare Updates
  55. Weekly Photo Challenge: free spirit « Movin’ on
  56. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit « Wilderness Escapades
  57. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit « Sin Polaris
  58. Free Spirit: Weekly Photo Challenge | Four Deer Oak
  59. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit | travels with toby
  60. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit | Carra Design
  61. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit « Gobetween Flames
  62. Dreaming (aka Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit) | One Not Alone.
  63. A Spirit Free to Soar | Beyond the Brush
  64. Weekly Photo Challenge – Free Spirit « Tacts Blog
  65. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit « Pictures for Froghopper
  66. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit « wingrish
  67. Spirit – free or not free? « elspethc
  68. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit | perceptionsofareluctanthomemaker
  69. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit « Grandmother Musings
  70. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit | Bams’ Blog
  71. Jinan Daily Photo
  72. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit « Ruined for Life: Phoenix Edition
  73. Weekly Photo Challenge: FREE SPIRIT (The Smiles of Children) « A drifter off to see the world
  74. WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: FREE SPIRIT | Project 365 Challenge in 2012
  75. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit « A Little British Pea …
  76. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit | Lucid Gypsy
  77. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit « Ruth E Hendricks Photography
  78. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit… | Mirth and Motivation
  79. Free Spirit | Summerfield84’s English blog
  80. Weekly Photo Challenge – Free Spirit | a weirder fetish
  81. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit « Fenland Photos
  82. Challenge de la semaine – Esprit libre « Paris en photographies
  83. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit « Insanity at its best!
  84. To define is to limit…Free spirit, Weekly WordPress Photo Challenge |
  85. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit | blueberriejournal
  86. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit « MaanKind
  87. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit « Beijing Daily Photo 2
  88. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit « matt_pic’s
  89. Weekly Photo Challenge:Free Spirit | Colline’s Blog
  90. WordPress – Weekly Photo Challenge – Free Spirit « The Best Years Are…
  91. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit | The Blog Farm – A Growing Blog Community
  92. weekly photo challenge : free spirit « Time To Be Inspired
  93. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit « The Accidental Kansan
  94. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit… | The Blog Farm – A Growing Blog Community
  95. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit of Jerusalem | Cardinal Guzman
  96. SITTING AND THINKING ABOUT FREE SPIRITS « 2012 – ON THE BENCH
  97. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit | Photography Journal Blog
  98. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit | Mezzaphonically Speaking
  99. weekly photo challenge : free spirit | bodhisattvaintraining
  100. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit « Monochrome

Melon

I took this picture that is located close to Hollis Garden and Lake Mirror outside a restaurant called, The Garden Bistro. They have several different varieties of roses that are gorgeous. This one is perfect for Summer! I hope you enjoy and thanks so much for stopping by!


Diana, Princess of Wales

Before we knew the names of these lovely flowers, they reminded me of flowers made from icing that you would transfer onto a cake.  So lovely.  These were taken right outside a restaurant called the Garden Bistro, downtown Lakeland, Florida.

I hope you enjoy and thanks so much for stopping by.


Black Beauties – Part 2

My husband and I frequent Lake Mirror at least a couple times a week. These Black Swans are always there ready to pose. I have a difficult time keeping my eyes off them. Natures miracles. I hope you enjoy and thank you for stopping by.

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Raw Beauty

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Solitude

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Merge

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When I was younger I loved making/creating collages. I would sit for hours cutting out all of my favorite pictures and quotes from newspapers and magazines and then arrange them on a piece of construction paper or poster board. This weeks photo challenge – merged brought that memory back. The first thing I thought of was a collage. I hope you enjoy and thanks for stopping by!

Check out more about this weeks challenge here!

  1. Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge | Figments of a Dutchess
  2. Weekly Photo Challenge – Merge | Just Snaps
  3. Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge « Flickr Comments
  4. Weekly Photo Challenge – Merge | Chittle Chattle
  5. Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge | Lonely Travelog
  6. weekly photo challenge : merge | bodhisattvaintraining
  7. Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge | Bams’ Blog
  8. Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge | Wind Against Current
  9. Travel Challenge;Merge « So where’s the snow?
  10. Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge | My Sardinian Life | La Mia Vita Sarda
  11. Weekly Photo Challenge: MERGE | eagerexplorer
  12. Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge « warmhotchocolate
  13. (Sub)merging « Broken Light: A Photography Collective
  14. Merge on Panoramic « bukaningrat ™
  15. Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge « Gary Ng © Gnostec Photography
  16. Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge « e-Shibin
  17. Photo Challenge: Merge « Detours by Deepali
  18. Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge « Sin Polaris
  19. Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge – Joy and Woe
  20. Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge | Cardinal Guzman
  21. Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge « All Access Pass
  22. Weekly Photo Challenge – Merge « The Urge To Wander
  23. Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge « Wilderness Escapades
  24. Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge « What’s (in) the picture?
  25. Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge « Mike Hardisty Photography
  26. Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge « Do You See What I See??
  27. Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge – the river merging with the sea | Lola Jane’s World
  28. Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge « A year in the Life
  29. Sombre & lumineux « Paris en photographies
  30. Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge « Becca’s Photo Blog
  31. Weekly Photo Challenge ~ Merge « Ron Mayhew Photography
  32. Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge | One step at a time
  33. Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge | Creativity Aroused
  34. Fighter Planes in Old Geneve | thirdeyemom
  35. Weekly Photo Challenge – Merge
  36. Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge « Disorderly Chickadee
  37. caballos | chalaneriarmenia
  38. Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge « The Proscenium
  39. Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge | Life of Colors
  40. Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge « Ruined for Life: Phoenix Edition
  41. Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge « Java Junk Ease
  42. Weekly Photo Challenge : Merge «
  43. Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge « Beijing Daily Photo 2
  44. Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge « Jinan Daily Photo
  45. Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge | Untitled Adventure
  46. Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge | R Shad
  47. Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge « heartfelt images
  48. weekly photo challenge: merge | catbird in america
  49. Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge | StandingStill
  50. Weekly Photo Challenge – Merge « Tacts Blog
  51. Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge « miljoanne
  52. Weekly Photo Challenge: “MERGE” « MKG- Memories-Keepsakes-Gifts
  53. WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – MERGE « Dear Bliary
  54. Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge | Ohm Sweet Ohm
  55. Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge « Healthcare Updates
  56. Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge | artistisk
  57. Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge | perceptionsofareluctanthomemaker
  58. Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge « wingrish
  59. Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge | The Way I Live Naturally
  60. Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge « Ruth E Hendricks Photography
  61. WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: MERGE « mywordwall
  62. Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge | Four Deer Oak
  63. Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge | Denise discovers…
  64. Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge… | Mirth and Motivation
  65. Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge « City Life Picture
  66. Photo Journal/ Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge «
  67. Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge | a hectic life
  68. Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge [We Must be Crazy] | After the Engagement
  69. Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge « YSalma
  70. Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge « Fenland Photos
  71. SwatGeneration
  72. Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge | acieartikulasi
  73. Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge | Jumbled Contents Of My Head
  74. Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge « and life smiles
  75. Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge | Photography Journal Blog
  76. WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: MERGE « Francine In Retirement
  77. Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge « Olivia May Photography
  78. Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge… | The Blog Farm – A Growing Blog Community
  79. Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge « Last Train to QVille
  80. Weekly photo challenge: Merge « Alice through the Macro Lens
  81. Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge « beyondpaisley
  82. Weekly Photo Challenge: MERGE | The World Is a Book…
  83. Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge « the unbearable lightness of being me.
  84. Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge | Lucid Gypsy
  85. Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge | Even A Girl Like Me
  86. Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge | blueberriejournal
  87. Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge « Efrata Denny Saputra Yunus
  88. Weekly photo challenge: Merge « The (Urban-Wildlife) Interface
  89. Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge « thegirlinthesunglasses
  90. Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge « North Highlands Art

Orange Stars

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I have googled for the last week or so to find out the proper name for this beauty with no luck. If anyone knows, please feel free to respond. Love these orange stars! I hope you enjoy and thank you for stopping by!


Weeping Willow

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