America the Beautiful
by Katharine Lee Bates
On July 4th the United States of America will be celebrating Independence Day, and to celebrate I thought I'd illustrate with my photos the first stanza of the poem/song "America the Beautiful. " It was written in 1893 by Katherine Lee Bates as she viewed the sights from Pike's Peak in Colorado. (all highlighted links under the photos will bring you to my blog posts about that area of the USA)
O beautiful for spacious skies,
For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties
Above the fruited plain!
God shed his grace on thee
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea ......
......to shining sea!
American flags hanging in various locations around New York City
To all who celebrate have a happy and safe 4th of July!
I'm linking today with Skywatch Friday and with Beverly's Pink Saturday patriotic red white and blue event on her blog How Sweet The Sound, and with Mary of the Little Red House "Mosaic Monday. Please click on the links to see all the blogs participating in all events.