July 3, 2009

Happy 4th!

Frederick Hassam - "The Fourth of July" - 1916

-Pat Canova-

Wishing all of you a safe and Happy 4th of July!


  1. Happy 4th of July to you, too! I hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend!

    We're planning a relaxing day at home for the 4th. We'll probably have something on the grill for dinner and light a few fireworks after dark.

  2. I love that painting - I believe that it is in the MET. The story goes that the painter returned to America after a time of being away in Paris and painting during the impressionistic period - and was moved by the red white and blue flags - Such an amazing painting for me. So symbolic in many ways.
    Enjoy your 4th, full of happy freedom and independence! Love my stamps you sent - Thanks!

  3. I don't remember seeing that painting before. It's beatiful! Happy 4th of July!

  4. Such a beautiful painting- I love it. Thank you for your warm, kind thoughts-they mean the world. You are such a thoughtful friend-I hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend.

  5. Thank you for showing the Hassam painting. Your choice of artwork is so close to mine and your comments are so inspirational.
    Have a Happy Independence Day. I am going to our square to hear the reading of the Declaration of Independence in the morning by a costumed interpreter and will get big lumps in my throat!!!

  6. Happy 4th weekend!! Lovely art by Hassam

  7. Willou - I love fireworks, they make me smile inside!

    Pve - Somehow I knew you would love that painting. :)

    Deidra - And the same to you!

    Debra - So glad to see you. Happy Independence day! :))

    Hi Kathy

    Elsie - Your welcome. I love it too.

    Karena-A a Happy 4th wkdn to you too. I know you have something special to celebrate. Congratulations!

  8. Happy 4th to you my friend! Be safe and have fun. xoxo

  9. Have a lovely holiday weekend, may your family and love be near.

  10. Perfect red-white&blue!
    Happy 4th of July to you & family...CHEERS to Freedom!

  11. Love the painting! Have a great 4th!

  12. you always have wonderful postings, purple flowers ... and this painting is really captivating and so patriotic to the land of the free ...
    blessings to you and yours today and all days ~

  13. Love the image with the mailbox. Gotta go wash the daughter's hair so that we can actually spend July 4 OUTSIDE!

  14. Hope you have a wonderful 4th! I found your blog today and I will be back...beautiful.
    Blessings, andrea

  15. Love the Hassam, shows the depth of patriotism in the artist! I hope your day was great!

  16. I hope you had a lovely holiday. I can't believe it but the sun actually came out for most of the weekend! I had my first visit of the season to the beach. Whoo hoo!!


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