The pop-pop-popping has gone on for days despite bans and warnings of fire-hazard. Folks celebrating a distorted history only half-remembered from days in the classroom, unable to withhold the pyrotechnic gratifications until the 4th of July. But now it’s here: it’s Independence Day. Happy 4th of July to those here in the states who celebrate it. (And because I taught American National Government at the university, I feel the need to share a link to the Declaration of Independence, whose signing we are celebrating this day, and encourage you to read not just the well-known first line of the second paragraph, but the entire document. It can be enlightening!)
Bounties from a Concerned Owl
I wasn’t able to post these when they arrived in the mail because of technical difficulties, but, wow! Suzanne (a.k.a. Concerned Owl) sent a marvelous birthday gift! (We share a birthday on the same day of the year). The canvas below is so beautiful and vibrant, and has oodles and oodles of texture. I feel energized every time I look at it.
And if that weren’t enough, she added a plethora of other goodies to the mix, a lovely bounty for me to play with!
Be sure to stop by Suzanne’s blog and see more of her lovely art!