July 2, 2011

Artist: Frederick Hassam "The Fourth of July 1916"


I know I have posted this one before, however, it moves me, just as art should. I love the exuberance and energy that eminates from large flags waving and music playing. It's pure joy.

For those of you who have inquired about my absence, let's just say I took a nap, and have woken up. Still alittle sleepy, however, nonetheless, I am here. I have to blog soon about the mini sunflowers that we planted. They are twenty inches tall, and all three will put a smile on your face. I love 'em!

Happy Fourth of July! Wishing you the spirit of togetherness.
Ciao.






10 comments:

  1. I love naps, not only are they good for you, but they are also good for everyone else too. We had a wonderful nanny who said "no siesta, no fiesta" - All those flags look like they had a nice nap and are ready to party! That painting is indeed one of my favorite, it is bright and happy!
    pve

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  2. A lovely painting for a great celebration...enjoy your special day
    Claudia xo

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  3. Kathleen its' gorgeous thanks for sharing again....hope you are enjoying your time in the garden and wishing you a wonderful 4th and Sunday!

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  4. This is one of my favorite paintings... And my favorite holiday! I certainly understand a little- or a long break! You are dear. Love to you darlin'~
    Deb

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  5. We all need naps every now and then...some long, some short...in the end, all pefect!
    I love this painting, it's as perfect as a nap!
    Happy Fourth Kathleen...looking forward to seeing your sunny flowers!
    xo J~

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  6. It's wonderful! happy 4th.

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  7. Glad you're feeling better. I'm about to take a similar 'nap'.

    Love that painting, also!

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  8. Hi Kathleen...i have been wondering about you...looks like all is well...

    happy to stop by today, my friend

    and sending summer love,
    kary and teddy

    xx

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  9. Hi Kathleen,

    I've never seen this painting but I too am drawn to it. Hope you had a wonderful Independence Day weekend. Looking forward to seeing your garden! We all need a nap now and then.

    Your Friend,
    Deborah

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  10. I am going to try and paint that, very inspiring!

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~ Kathleen ~